Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament

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Bob Blomberg got his first invitation to play in the Alameda Commuters Golf Tournament at the tender age of 15.

“I was scared to death,” Blomberg recalls.

But Blomberg, an Alameda native who started golfing at age 3 at the instigation of his father, said he had a few good rounds at the end of that tournament, beating golfers he revered. He went on to win the tournament six times and is now on the committee that runs it.

“Participating is wonderful. But winning it is really special, at your home,” Blomberg said.