The Glendale College Golf program has a strong and enduring reputation as one of not just great golfers, but great student athletes as well. Glendale golfers have use of one of the finest California golf courses in Oakmont Country Club. Oakmont CC has graciously allowed the Glendale Golf team to use its facilities for both practice and as a home course for conference matches. A first class golf facility to call home, along with a proud history of scholastic and athletic achievements has allowed the golf program at Glendale College to thrive.
GCC alumni Greg Osbourne was the architect of the ressurection of the GCC men's golf team in 2008 after the team was cut due to budget cuts in the 1980's. Osbourne, who played football for the Vaqueros and was an all-conference golfer at Glendale, proved to be the right individual to help bring golf back to GCC as his work ethic and ability to recruit helped to make the Vaqueros a perennial contender in Western State Conference play as well as one of the top programs in Southern California before leaving to become head of the golf program at Cal State Bakersfield last year.
In the fall of 2010, the men's program continued a proud history by winning its first tournament of the year with two members making All-Western State Conference. Freshman Nick Quintanilla was the team MVP and Brennan Amirhkizi was GCC's most improved player and represented the college very well in the Southern California Regional tournament.
In 2011 the GCC golf team was victorious in its home event at Oakmont CC for the first time ever, which led to a second place team finish in Western State Conference play, qualifying Glendale to compete in post season play for the first time as a team. Glendale then finished second in the Southern California Regionals, which vaulted the Vaqueros into the State Championship as a team. The Vaquero golf team finished seventh in the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship. The team MVP Brennan Amihrkizi finished his sophomore year by once again making All-Western State Conference and making All Southern California Region. One of Brennan's standout performances was in our Western State Conference home event at Oakmont where he shot a 67 to earn low medalist honors. Team Captain, freshman Michael Timpson also made All-Western State Conference and All Southern California Region. Michael was medalist in the 36 hole Western State Conference Championship with a seven under par 65 the first round.
The 2011 and 2012 seasons for the men proved to be among the best in school history as the 2012 men's team finished second in the WSC team competition and advanced to the Southern California Regionals thanks to the solid play of sophomore Michael Timpson and freshmen Mathias Dahl and Richie Maloof. Dahl and Maloof advanced to play in the state individual finals and transferred to UC San Diego and USC respectively while Timpson will continue his collegiate golf career at Cal State San Bernardino.
In recent history, the golf program at Glendale College has continued its long history of success and the golf program looks forward to even greater success this upcoming year with a new coach and our new team of student-athletes.