Quote of the week: “Why am I using a new putter? Because the last one didn’t float too well.” — Craig Stadler, pro golfer
The winners of this weeks two-man best-ball competitions was the team of Ron Carpenter, David Soriano, Michael Peltier and Howard Hoover. They had a combined net score of 113. Way to go guys.
JUL 30, 2 BEST BALL
JUL 30, 15 SKINS RESULTS
The top golfer for the Seabee Base Tournament was Ron Carpenter, who had the best gross score with an 85 and the best net score with a 67. Way to go Ron.
JUL 27, 15 SEABEE BASE RESULTS
Thought for the week: The mark of a great champion is not only how good he is at his best, but also how good he is at his worst. — Inspired by a similar quote by Martina Navratilova, Tennis champion
Greetings fellow golfers. It looks like we made it through a very humid round of senior-scramble golf. The top-dog golf team for this week was the team of Olguin, Jones, McCollum and myself with a gross score of 62 (6 under par). When you look at the results you’ll notice that many of the names of those golfers listed last on each team, are incomplete. For some reason the form that is being used for the scramble results won’t take more than 31 characters including spaces. We need to fix that in the near future. Additionally, the 2nd place team listed only shows three golfers, but I’m pretty sure I saw Jack Fenelon with that group, so apparently his entire name was excluded. If we don’t get this problem resolved by the next scramble day, we’ll need to make sure each team has at least a couple of golfers with short last names, ha ha.
Next week we have the away tournament at the Hueneme naval base and Thursday’s tournament will be a 4-man 2 best-ball competition.
This photo taken at Saticoy was shot at the same time as our main website photo. I call this photo: “The last hole” (click to enlarge).
JUL 23, 15 SCRAMBLE
Quote of the week: “Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.” — Arnold Palmer.
Our top golfers this week were Rick Karas who had a gross score of 76 and John Gonzales who had a net score of 58. Way to go guys. For those of you who missed the luncheon today, the food was tasty and plentiful as always and we had the pleasure of meeting the recipient (student) of the Darrell Downey Scholarship award. His field of study is going to be forensic science in the criminal justice system.
This pic was taken last year at my favorite hole (for photos because of the scenic view) at Elkin’s Golf Course in Fillmore. Pictured are the Three Amigos: Jerry Workman, Rudy Pena and John Gonzales (click on photo to enlarge).
JUL 9, 15 RESULTS
JUL 9, 15 SKINS RESULTS
Quote of the week:
Man blames fate for other accidents, but feels personally responsible for a hole-in-one.” — Martha Beckman
(My two-cents on this statement: Skill gets you close, luck gets you in)
Our top golfers for this week were Richard Guzik with a 76 gross score and George Rose with a 61 net. Way to go guys.
Here’s something you don’t see too often. A six-man (sixsome) tournament group. This pic was taken sometime around November 2014 on hole #6/#15 on one of our Senior Thursdays (click on photo to enlarge).
JUL 2, 15 RESULTS
JUL 2, 15 SKINS RESULTS
Geetings my fellow golfers. It was nice to forgo the regular individual tournament competition today and team up with three others for the monthly scramble. I find playing as part of a team very enjoyable, plus there’s less PRESSURE if you hit a bad shot since you have three teammates who will most likely get a better hit. The subject of pressure brings us to this week’s quote:
“You don’t know what pressure is until you’ve played for $ 5.00 a hole with only two bucks in your pocket.”—Lee Trevino
Our top scramble team for this month was the foursome of Don Mulville, Benito Tapia, Hal Carlson and Richard Wibbelmann. This team had a gross score of 68 with a net score of 55. Way to go guys. It was a close tournament with the first 9 teams being within 2 strokes (gross) of one another by the end of the day.
SSMGC President Phil Youker addressing the members this morning at the start of the scramble competition (click to enlarge).
JUN 25,15 SCRAMBLE RESULTS
Quote of the week: “One of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life. No matter what you shoot—the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something.” — Peter Jacobsen
Our top golfers for this week were Neil Dawson with a gross score of 83 and Robert Charbonneau with a net score of 61. Way to go guys.
JUN 18, 15 RESULTS
JUN 18, 15 SKINS RESULTS
The final round is over and the scores have been tallied. The 2015 Saticoy Seniors President’s Cup and $ 100.00 cash prize money goes to none other than Jack Fenelon. Jack has a great game. During today’s final round, he got a lot of distance off of his drives and landed some great approach shots within a few feet from the pin time and time again from distances of 70 to 160 yards out. When the dust had finally settled, Jack’s score card showed 2 birdies and 5 pars. I had the pleasure of seeing Jack in action first hand and the misfortune of competing against him. My game plan didn’t quite materialize which was to get him in my sights with the golf cart and run him over. But seriously, congratulations goes out to Jack who is not only a great golfer but also a gentleman and a scholar. Taking 2nd place and the $ 50.00 cash prize was myself. The 3rd place $ 30.00 prize went to Peter Wright and the 4th place $20.00 award went to John Gonzales. Way to go guys. It was a great Tournament.
Pictured L-R: Peter Wright, Bob Escobedo, Jack Fenelon and John Gonzales. Photo on right is President’s Cup champion Jack Fenelon (click to enlarge).
PRES CUP FINAL RESULTS
I read an interesting article the other day on famous accomplished people that we regard as champions or as successes. When we hear their names we only think of them as winners; people like Thomas Edison, Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan. But did you know that Edison failed more than 1,000 times before succeeding in making the incandescent light bulb. Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times and Michael Jordan missed more than 9000 shots in his career, lost almost 300 games and 26 times was trusted to take the game winning shot, and missed. Which brings me to the quote of the week:
“The difference between a master and a beginner is that the master has failed more times then the beginner has tried”. — Old martial arts proverb
Congratulations to our top golfers of the week. Richard Guzik had the best gross score with an 80. Fred Rudy had the best net score with a 63. Way to go guys. On another note, awhile back I received the honor of being recognized as the “most improved golfer” of the club. I have to attribute this accomplishment in part to the book my wife bought me (See photo. Click to enlarge).
JUN 11, 15 RESULTS
JUN 11, 15 SKINS RESULTS