Holy moly! Murray Cooper got a HOLE-IN-ONE on #15. Better keep on eye on this guy. He might be a retired PGA pro and didn’t tell us.
The world’s worst golfer hit his ball into a monstrous bunker. This thing was a pit.
“What club should I use now?” he wailed to his caddie.
“What club you use isn’t important,” answered the young man.
“Just make sure you take along plenty of food and water.” — Steve Keuchel
Besides Murray with his hole-in-one, the top golfers of this week’s tournament were Jack Fenelon and Ron Carpenter who tied for the best gross score with an 86. I had the best net score with a 66. Congratulations to all.
FEB 4, 2016 RESULTS
FEB 4, 2016 SKINS RESULTS
“In order to succeed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure.” — Unknown golf sage
At the start of today’s tournament, we were advised that if any club member belongs to another club, and paid dues to both clubs in which part of the dues included SCGA fees, then the SCGA (Southern California Golf Association) is offering a partial rebate for the fees paid to the second club. For example, our club membership dues are $ 55.00. Of that amount, $ 33.00 goes to the SCGA. If you belong to another club, SCGA is offering a partial rebate on the additional $ 33.00 they received from you. To get more information and to apply for the rebate go to the website:
http://www.scga.org/membership/multi-member-rebate-program, or you can type: multi-member rebate program-scga.org, into any search engine such as Google or Yahoo. Follow the directions to access the application. Once you fill it out, you can submit it on-line by pressing the “submit” button.
The winners of todays scramble was the team of Richard Guzik, Neil Dawson, Rudy Pena and me (Robert Escobedo) with a 61 gross score. We had a good team in that one of us always came through with the needed shot when the other three came up short (figuratively). Prior to the last hole, we had bagged 6 birdies and one eagle. The eagle was earned by Neil Dawson on hole #7. He used either a hybrid or wood club to hit our second shot from the fairway while standing just east of the corner of the dog-leg. It was about a 175 yard shot that rolled across the green and into the cup. None of us were able to see the ball roll in, but after not being able to find it, Rudy looked in the cup and there it was. Way to go Neil and teammates. If anyone has an unusual golf story from our weekly tournaments, let me know so I can share it with our fellow members.
JAN 28, 2016 SCRAMBLE RESULTS
FIVE SIMPLE RULES FOR HAPPINESS
1. Free your heart from hatred–forgive
2. Free your mind from worries–most feared things never happen
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have
4. Give more
5. Expect less from others, but more from yourself
This cartoon reminds me of our own hole #3.
Did anyone catch the beautiful sunrise this morning on the way to the golf course? It was a beauty. Except for the wind, today was an exceptionally great day for golf. Leave it to So Cal (God’s country) to bestow us with warm days like today in the middle of January.
Just a reminder: For those members who have yet to pay their membership dues, we need your payment. Please pay at your earliest convenience.
Today’s top golfers were John Foss with a gross score of 78. He also tied with Ron Laufer for the top net score of 64. Way to go guys.
JAN 21, 2016 RESULTS
JAN 21, 2016 SKINS RESULTS
“Every time a golfer makes a birdie he must then make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe” — unknown golf sage
It looks like another great golf outing is behind us. It started out pretty cold, but by the time we finished, the sun was out and it turned into a nice So Cal day. With the recent rains, the course should began to sprout new grass, relieving the groundsmen from having to spray-paint the fairways. I’ve noticed that even though the brown grass and the green painted grass are the same, I can hit better off of the prettier grass than I can off of the ugly grass. Go figure.
Two announcements: Next week will be regular stroke play, with the scramble taking place the following week. Also, the Darrell Downey tournament will be held on April 2nd this year. This is a great fund-raiser with the money going for scholarships. We need to have a good turnout to make the event a success, so your participation would be greatly appreciated.
Today’s top golfers were Richard Guzik with an 81 gross score and Frank Allison with a 64 net. Way to go guys.
JAN 14, 2016 RESULTS
JAN 14, 2016 SKINS RESULTS
“You’ve got to figure out what works best for you. That’s the hard part. I know I can’t play as stoic as Hogan, and I can’t talk as much as Trevino. You have to be your own person.” — Tiger Woods
Please excuse the late posting of the tournament scores. I know I’ve gotten all of you used to getting them on the same day, but I didn’t receive them until about 1:30 PM this afternoon (Fri) and I didn’t get to my computer until after 5PM.
The top golfers of this week’s tournament were Richard Guzik with a 78 gross score and George Rose with a 65 net. Way to go guys. Last week we had talked about possibly playing on New Year’s Eve since it falls on a Thursday, but after seeing how slow it was getting started at this week’s tournament, it was decided that we would cancel next week’s. Even though we had a light turn-out, we all had to start at the #1 tee because the public was allowed to play at the same time. There will most likely be even more members of the public playing next Thursday, especially if they received new golf clubs for Christmas.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and I hope you all have a happy new year.
DEC 24, 2015 RESULTS
DEC 24, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” — Gary Player
The winners of today’s scramble was the team of Fenelon, Kehoe, Dawson and Youker. They had a gross score of 65 and a net score of 54. Way to go guys. When you view the results, you’ll notice that the document is too wide to fit on the page. You’ll need to scroll across to see the scores on the right side of the document.
DEC 17, SCRAMBLE RESULTS
“Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them that’s the mark of a great player.” — Alice Cooper
Next Thursday Dec 17th will be a scramble tournament. Also, this year, as many of you are aware, Christmas eve and New Year’s eve fall on a Thursday. We’re still waiting to hear from the Saticoy GC front office to see if we’ll be able to play on these quasi-holidays. We should know by next Thursday’s scramble. If we are able to play, we will be taking a count next Thursday to see how many golfers want to play, so be thinking about this.
The top golfers of today’s tournament were: Richard Guzik with an 82 gross score and Peter Wright with a 65 net. Way to go guys.
DEC 10, 2015 RESULTS
DEC 10, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
“Why am I using a new putter? Because the last one didn’t float too well.” — Craig Stadler
Todays top golfer was Ron Laufer who not only had the best gross score with an 81, but he also had the best net score with a 65. Way to go Ron.
DEC 3, 2015 RESULTS
DEC 3, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
“The most important shot in golf is the next one.” — Ben Hogan
Our day-before-Thanksgiving tournament went off without a hitch. The turnout was a little low, but it appeared that everyone had a good time. Instead of the usual shotgun start, everyone began at hole #1. It was a little nippy by Southern California standards and later the wind kicked up in an easterly direction. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, not just because of the food, but for all the things we have to be thankful for (like golf).
Pictured is Tony Merriman caught in mid-swing at hole #1 during today’s tournament. My camera wasn’t fast enough to freeze the action on his club. As you look past his hands along the club, the shaft gets blurrier as you go toward the head. The head is almost invisible. This gives you an idea of how much faster a club head moves in relation to a golfer’s hands.
Congratulations go out to our top golfers of the week: Jack Fenlon had the best gross score with an 84. Yours truly had the best net score with a 64. I sure wish there had been a turkey as today’s prize.
NOV 25, 2015 RESULTS
NOV 25, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening; and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” — Arnold Palmer
For those of you who didn’t play golf today, it was decided that since Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, we would instead have our regular tournament on Wednesday 11-25-15 at the same 7:30 AM time.
This week’s top golfers were Richard Guzik and Richard Wibbelman. They both had the top gross score of 78, but Wibbelman also earned the top net score with a 60. High-fives go out to both of these champions.
NOV 19, 2015 RESULTS
NOV 19, 2015 SKINS RESULTS