“There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.”— Lee Trevino
Today’s golf day was extremely hot and the humidity was a bit higher than normal. But we survived. In the above photo, members warm up on the driving range prior to the start of today’s tournament.
The top golfers for this week’s tournament were Ron laufer and Benito Tapia who tied for the best gross score with an 83. David Soriano and Daryl Holder tied for the best net score with a 63. Way to go guys.
AUG 27, 2015 RESULTS
AUG 27, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
“Remember, you have to be comfortable. Golf is not a life or death situation. It’s just a game and should be treated as such. Stay Loose.” — Chi Chi Rodriguez
The winning team of today’s 4-man scramble was the team of Clark, Escamilla, Bartelson and Rose. They had a gross score of 63 with a net score of 52. Way to go guys. The format showing the results was sent to me in a slightly different format, so I converted it to a JPEG, similar to a photograph. Click on it to enlarge.
“Anybody who plays golf will tell you that you play against yourself.” — Martin Sheen
This week’s top golfer was Neil Dawson. He had the best gross score with an 81 and the best net score with a 64. “Way to go Neil.
AUG 13, 2015 RESULTS
AUG 13, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
THE GOLF SWING by Roy McAvoy (from the movie Tin Cup).
I tend to think of the golf swing as a poem. The critical opening phrase of this poem will always be the grip, which the hands unite to form a single unit by the simple overlap of the little finger. Lowly and slowly the club head is led back, pulled into position not by the hands, but by the body, which turns away from the target, shifting weight to the right side without shifting balance. Tempo is everything, perfection unobtainable, as the body coils down at the top of the swing. There’s a slight hesitation. A little nod to the gods to concede that we are fallible and that perfection is unobtainable. And now the weight begins shifting back to the left, pulled by the powers inside the earth. It’s alive this swing! A living sculpture. Then down through contact, always down, striking the ball crisply, with character. A tuning fork goes off in your heart. Such a pure feeling is the well-struck golf shot. Now the follow-through to finish. Always on line. The reverse C of the Golden Bear! The steelworker’s power and brawn of Carl Sandburg’s Arnold Palmer! End, the unfinished symphony of Roy McAvoy. (Photo is of Neil Dawson, taken this morning at the #1 T-box)
Our top golfer this week was Tony Merriman who had the best gross score (79) as well as the best net score (61). Way to go Tony.
AUG 6, 2015 RESULTS
AUG 6, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
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