“I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.” — Tom Landry, former Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys
Don’t forget about the barbecue tomorrow. Lots of good food and good music, with the music being provided by two of our own club members. Hopefully they can play their instruments better than they play golf. Remember, the more beer you drink, the better the music will sound. Also, don’t be alarmed it you hear coyotes howling from South Mountain. It’s a normal reaction once the duo starts to sing. Regarding the President’s Cup tournament, last call for sign-ups for the qualifying first round will be Thursday right before the start of the round. Even if you don’t want to compete in the President’s Cup, you can still play in the regular tournament to be held at the same time.
The top golfers of today’s scramble tournament was the team of Mulville, Reeves, Soriano and Allison. They had a gross score of 64 and a net score of 52. Way to go guys.
APR 28, 2016 SCRAMBLE RESULTS
“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” — Wise golf sage
Only one more week to sign up for the President’s Cup match. Qualifying starts May 5th. The members info on the website was recently updated. Check it out to make sure your info is correct. Todays top golfer was Jim Olguin. He had a 79 gross score and a 57 net. Way to go Jim.
APR 21, 2016 RESULTS
APR 21, 2016 SKINS RESULTS
“The hopeful man sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm.” — Orison Swett Marden
For those of you coming to our club barbecue on the 29th of this month at Mountain View, if you have any golf items, new or used, that you wouldn’t mind parting with, we could use some for the raffle. Please no fruitcakes. We could also use some dessert goodies such as cakes, pies or cookies. You don’t need to bring a large batch for everyone; just one pie or one bag of cookies will work. Also try to bring your wives or girlfriends because we’re going to have some live entertainment that includes some nice romantic tunes.
The top golfers of this week’s tournament were Richard Guzik with a gross score of 77 and Jack Fenelon with a net score of 59.
APR 14, 2016 RESULTS
APR 14, 2016 SKINS RESULTS
“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” —Derek Jeter
Since Easter was last Sunday, I decided to find a golf cartoon with a rabbit in it.
When I first started playing golf a few years ago, I thought I could learn on my own by watching PGA tournaments on TV, by watching the golf channel and by reading books like Golf for Dummies. I progressed very slowly and my swing was never the same from one day to the next. My biggest problem was that I couldn’t step outside myself and stand on the sidelines to examine my swing. I had no idea what I was doing wrong. It was all trial and error (mostly error) and hitting 500 balls a day became a waste of time because I was hitting 450 of them wrong. The best thing I ever did for my game was to take a lesson from Chad Wright, a PGA instructor. Immediately a saw a difference after he got rid of my “chicken wing”. Then I took 4 lessons from Robert Secrest and that really changed my game for the better. I went from a 38 HC to a 23 and I’ve been improving ever since. In the photo below, Robert Secrest instructs his young-golfers class at Saticoy. I took the photo this morning from the #14 T-box. I would recommend lessons for anyone who wants to be a better golfer regardless of what your HC is. But especially if you’re having a problem with your swing and you just can’t figure out what you’re doing wrong. The time, effort and money spent now will benefit you for years to come.
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The winners of todays 4-man 2-best-ball tournaments was the team of Earl Clark, Jack Fenelon, Chris Bartelson and Don Walker. They had a total net score of 111. Way to go guys.
MAR 31, 4 MAN 2 BEST BALL
MAR 31, 2016 SKINS RESULTS
“One of the nice things about the senior tour is that we can take a cart and cooler, and if your game is not going well, you can always have a picnic.” — Lee Trevino
Next week will be the fifth Thursday of the month, so we’ll be having a four-man two best-ball tournament. Also, don’t forget about the barbecue on April 29th at Mountain View Golf Course. If you’re planning to attend, please pay your $ 10.00 fee to Phil Youker if you haven’t done so already.
Todays top golf team for our scramble was the foursome of Gonzales, Cooper, Dinielli and Rose. They had a gross score of 64 and a net score of 52. Way to go guys.
MAR 24, SCRAMBLE 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
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to everyone. I hope you all remembered to wear green today.
GOLF 2 WEDGEWOOD MEMBERSHIP MEETING 160310
Thank you Dick Kohnmann for the great photos of our last club luncheon at the Wedgewood. Click on the above link in green (Golf 2 wedgewood…) to view them. You may have to click a couple of times to get to the photos. Also, next week we will be playing a scramble tournament and…don’t forget about our club barbecue at the Mountain View Golf clubhouse on April 29th. Happy hour begins at 5PM. I heard a rumor that we’re going to have some live music during happy hour.
Our top golfers of this week’s tournament were Thomas Tone and Murray Cooper. Thomas had the best gross score with an 81. Murray had the best net score with a 64. Way to go guys.
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MAR 17, 2016 RESULTS
MAR 17, 2016 SKINS RESULTS
“A wife always knows when her husband has had a bad round. He has pond weed in his socks — P. Brown
The top golfers of today’s tournament were Thomas Tone and Jack Bonifield. Thomas had the best gross score with an 81. Both he and Jack had the best net score with a 64. Way to go guys.
MAR 10, 2016 RESULTS
MAR 10, 2016 SKINS RESULTS
“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” — John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach
This past Tuesday, I had the pleasure of playing in a foursome with SSMGC members Peter Wright, Chris Bartelson and Jack fenelon at Mountain View Golf Course in Santa Paula. While on the fairway of #16, which is a long par 5, Jack hit his second shot left towards the tree line. After searching high and low over hill and dale for his ball, we finally found it stuck to a tree (see photos). Jack decided to play it “as it lies.” He used his hungry-beaver tree wedge, making sure to get under the ball, to smack it down the fairway; saving a stroke by not taking the drop. It just goes to show, you never know what challenges await us on the course. You can’t practice shots like this short of nailing your ball to a tree. To make things worse, Jack had to use a left-handed stance. Way to go Jack.
The date for our club barbecue is April 29th at Mountain View Golf Course in Santa Paula. Happy hour starts at 5PM. It’s a great location for a barbecue and should be loads of fun. Bring your wife or girlfriend (but not both).
The top golfers of todays tournament were Richard Guzik with an 80 gross score and Larry McCollum and myself with a 68 (tie) net score. Way to go everyone.
MAR 3, 2016 RESULTS-1
MAR 3, 2016 SKINS RESULTS
“A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” —Muhammed Ali
The top golf team of today’s scramble tournament was the team of Clark, Walker, Wright and Wibbelman. They had a gross score of 60 and a net score of 49. Way to go guys.
Just a reminder; we’ll be having our next luncheon on March 10th, right after the tournament, at the Wedgewood.
FEB 25, 2016 SCRAMBLE RESULTS