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Steve "Bo" Boveri is the Pepsi Tour's Southern California Tournament Director.
Mr. Boveri has on-site responsibility for conducting golf tournaments in Southern California and Southern Nevada. Prior to joining All Golfers Tour Association, he was the tournament director for five years at Wood Ranch Golf Club and the Chairman of the 2000 Los Angeles LPGA event. Before that, he spent 2 years as a licensed agent at American Financial Network and 27 years in various management capacities at GTE. Mr. Boveri holds a BA Degree from the University of Redlands.
Boveri has enjoyed Pepsi Tour challenge
Steve 'Bo' Boveri, of Newbury Park, has helped a number of future PGA stars get their starts during his 10 plus years as director of the Pepsi Golf Tour. It's been more than 10 years since Steve "Bo" Boveri agreed to take the Pepsi challenge. While the hours are at times long and require the Newbury Park resident to spend a lot of time on the road, it's truly a labor of love for Boveri. "We're filling a need by giving young players a place they can come and get some experience, and that makes me feel good," Boveri said. Boveri said Huh was in his late teens when he started playing at the Pepsi Tour's weekly Twilight tournament at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena every Wednesday. "John's only professional experience before he went to Korea to play on that tour was playing in our events at Brookside," Boveri said. While Boveri gets great satisfaction out of seeing former Pepsi Tour players succeed, he's equally proud that his tour continues to give local pros a place to play. Former Westlake High standout J.T. Kohut, who has been a regular on the the Pepsi Tour for many years, has topped the tour's money list several times and is leading it this year with $8,896. For $125, a player can play in the tour's weekly event at Brookside and typically have a chance to win $500 or more. Boveri usually gets 25 to 40 pros, but to ensure players keep participating, Boveri personally texts players to remind them about upcoming tournaments. "I feel strongly about what we're doing, so I do my best to remind guys we're here," Boveri said. Boveri said players today are better than they were when he started. Improved training and equipment are helping players shoot better scores now than they did 10 years ago. "We have more younger players involved," Boveri said. "When I started they were not a factor, but now they are." Boveri got into the golf business in 1995 after taking an early retirement from GTE. He wasn't ready to completely stop working, so the avid golfer decided to get a position in the golf industry. His first job was washing golf carts two days a week at Wood Ranch, but it didn't take long for Boveri to accept more responsibility. He ascended to the position of tournament director at the club and eventually took on the same duties at Sunset Hills Country Club. "I enjoyed building a relationship with people in Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks," Boveri said. "I worked with a lot of charity groups in the area and being able to help them put on a tournament and raise money was very rewarding." Despite that success, the Wood Ranch owner told Boveri two days before Thanksgiving that the club wanted to go in another direction. A few days later, Don Winchester, executive director for the Pepsi Tour, called and offered Boveri the tournament director job. "Losing my job at Wood Ranch was difficult, but it turned out to be the best thing that could have happened because it got me involved with the Pepsi Tour," Boveri said.
Ventura County Star: InsideVCGolf.com
Notebook: Boveri qualifies for California Senior Amateur Steve "Bo" Boveri, the tournament director for the Pepsi Tour, qualified for this week's California Senior Amateur tournament that will be played at Poppy Hills Golf Course. Boveri fired a 3-over 75 at the SCGA Member's Course to earn a spot.A total of 110 players competed for just 22 berths. Boveri scrambled, making par on the last four holes despite missing the last four greens. "I qualified last year but didn't play that well, so I'm hoping to do much better this time around," Boveri said. Oxnard City coming up: The 17th annual Oxnard City Golf Championship and the seventh annual Senior City Championship are set for July 13-14 at River Ridge Golf Course.Cost is $125 for each event. Titles will be handed out in five divisions for the city tournament and four divisions in the senior event.The top three finishers in each division will earn a berth in the first Tournament of Champions event that will feature the top finishers from the various city championship tournaments.
Also, Steve "Bo" Boveri is now the Southern California Director of the Pepsi Tour.The Pepsi Tour has an open division and an indexed division.In addition to their regular tour events, the Pepsi Tour holds twilight events every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday around Southern California.Locally, there is a Twilight event every Tuesday at 11:30 AM at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks.For further information, call Bo at 805-558-GOLF.Guests Get Frosted - Night League Now Forming A Flight winners were Blatchford, Boveri, Clement, and Justice and B Flight winners were Clark, Kerwin, Tripp and Whaling.
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"It's a good chance for local guys who like to compete against other good players," said Steve "Bo" Boveri, former tournament director at Wood Ranch who was recently named the Southern California tournament director for the Pepsi Tour. Anyone interested in information on the tournaments can call (800) 614-4653.