“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
“The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest in somebody put a flagstick on top.” — Pete Dye
For those of you who missed the luncheon, the Board Member positions for the coming year were voted into office. All current Board Members ran unopposed, so the Board remains the same. We also discussed the fact that our membership numbers are down, so if anyone runs across any golfers 55 years of age or older who might be interested in joining, please tell them about our club. Also, it is with a heavy heart that we accept Dick Kohnman’s retirement from his Editorship of the Pars and Scars publication after umpteen years on the job. Dick suggested that maybe we should phase out the Pars & Scars. With the exception of member’s birthdays, all the rest of the pertinent information can be posted on the website. We’ll see how this works out. Thanks Dick for a job well done all these years. On a final note, at the luncheon someone suggested that we pass a local rule prohibiting any of our members from dying until we can bolster our membership.
The top golfer of today’s tournament was John Foss with a gross score of 81. The best net score was a 62 by yours truly. I think I’m starting to get the hang of this game. Anyway, way to go John.
NOV 12, 2015 RESULTS
NOV 12, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
“A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluk.” — Jack Nicklous
The top golfer of today’s tournament was Rick Karas with a 77 gross score and a 62 net. Way to go Rick.
NOV 9, 2015 SEABEE BASE RESULTS-5
“I’m in the woods so much I can tell you which plants are edible.” — Lee Trevino
These photos were taken a little over a year ago when rabbits frequented the T-box of hole #2. I began carrying carrots in my bag to feed the little guys.
Don’t forget about the luncheon next week at the Wedgewood immediately after Thursday’s tournament. Don’t miss out on the tasty eats.
Our top golfers for this week were Rich Karas with a gross score of 83. Von Williams had the best net score with a 64. Way to go guys.
NOV 5, 2015 RESULTS
NOV 5, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.” — Mike Singletary
Congratulations go out to our top scorer of today’s Stableford Tournament. Von Williams took first place with a score of 54. Way to go Von.
OCT 29, 2015 STABLEFORD RESULTS
OCT 29, 2015 STABLEFORD SKINS RESULTS
“The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie.” — George Deukmejian
Don’t forget about the meeting and luncheon to be held on Nov 12th at the Wedgewood. Also, don’t forget about the Sea Bee tournament on Monday Nov 9th. Previous notices had Nov 10th as the date, but it’s actually on the 9th. We also need more sign-ups for both of these activities. Just a reminder, November is our membership renewal month. Early renewals are greatly appreciated.
Next week we will be playing a Stableford Tournament. The scoring will be as follows:
Double bogie = 0 points
Bogie = 1 point
Par = 2 points
Birdie = 4 points
Eagle = 8 points
Congratulations go out to our winning foursome of today’s scramble. The team of Tapia, Smith, Charbonneau and Atmore ended the tournament 4 under par with a gross score of 64. Their net was 53. Way to go guys.
OCT 22, SCRAMBLE
“A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke.” — Jack Nicklous
Just a couple of reminders. Thurs. Nov. 12th is our club luncheon at the Wedgewood right after our weekly tournament. $ 6.00 is a good price for a nice deli-type sandwich. Don’t forget about the next “away” tournament at the SeaBee base on Nov 10th. It’s $ 35.00 at the door with $ 10.00 going to Ron Laufer. If you don’t have a base pass, you will need to apply for one ASAP since it takes about 2 weeks for it to be approved. This is the last away-tournament of the year. Next Thursday’s tournament will be a scramble.
Congratulations go out to our two top golfers of the week. Richard Guzik had the top gross score with a 78. Peter Wright had the best net score with a 61. Way to go guys.
OCT 15, 2015 RESULTS
OCT 15, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
“You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures.” — Charles Noble
1. The weekly tournament start time is going to remain 7:30am until further notice.
2. We are now accepting membership dues for the coming year. It’s easier all the way around if we can start processing the membership fees a little early. If you can help us out with this, it will be greatly appreciated.
3. During last week’s tournament, John Gonzales scored a hole-in-one on hole #5. This information was sent to me along with that week’s scores, but I was late in getting home and late in posting the scores so I didn’t scroll down far enough on the email sent to me that contained the scores and the notice of John’s H.I.O. For this I apologize. Congratulations go out to John. Hole-in-ones are few and far between and so we celebrate these rare occurrences by giving acknowledgement to the skilled golfer. Some say H.I.O.s are pure luck. I’ve always said, skill gets you close enough to enable Lady Luck to do her thing. John will be receiving a $ 100.00 check at our next tournament.
This is a photo of John that I had in my files. It was taken about a year ago.
4. The next away tournament will be on 11-10-15 at Naval Base Ventura County (the Seabee Base). The cost will be $ 35.00 at the door and an additional $ 10.00 going to Ron Laufer, our tournament chairman. The first T-time is set for 7:30 AM (0730 hours for all you military veterans). The sign-up sheet and applications-to-play will be available next Thursday.
The winners of this week’s tournament were: Steve Smith with the best gross score (80) and Charles McLaughlin with the best net score (59). Way to go guys.
Late post: We will be having luncheon at the Wedgewood after our golf tournament on Nov 12th. Phil Youker will be able to start collecting the fees beginning next Thursday.
OCT 8, 2015 RESULTS
OCT 8, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
“I challenge myself everywhere , on stage, on the golf course. Hey, isn’t that the point of it all, to keep getting better? Otherwise why do it.” — Hal Linden
Congratulations go out to our top golfers of today’s tournament. The best gross scores were posted by Gary Hibner and Ron Laufer. They both scored an 82. The best net scores went to Philip Poole and Chris Bartelson. Each scored a 61. Way to go guys.
OCT 1, 2015 RESULTS
OCT 1, 2015 SKINS RESULTS
“I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it’s not my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?” — Yogi Berra
I thought it was only fitting to find a quote from Yogi Berra since he just passed away. Not everything is said made sense (i.e. this quote), but he was a funny guy just the same.
Congratulations goes out to our top golf team of this month’s scramble. The team of Laufer, Obrien, Wright and Walker came in first with a gross score of 64 and a net of 52. Way to go guys.
Right below the results is a post that was sent to me by Dick Kohnmann regarding Joe Toy, one of our long-time members. He hasn’t been around lately because he stopped playing when he began to lose his eyesight, but he has attended some of our barbecues in the recent past. He will be 102 years old on Oct 20th.
SEP 24, SCRAMBLE
JOE TOY UPDATE