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
The Semi-final (4th round) of the President’s Cup is now behind us and the two top golfers, Jack Fenelon and yours truly, will be heading into the final round to be played next Thursday. It’s been a tough battle for me and I’m honestly surprised I got this far. Win or lose, I feel honored to have been a part of this tournament and I’ve learned many valuable lessons along the way from my fellow golfers. Like Bob Hope would say, “Thanks for the memories” and don’t forget, hit em straight and hit em far.
PRES CUP RESULTS AND 5TH RND PAIRINGS
Quote of the week: “I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies”. — Will Rogers (Note: If only we could find some way to introduce ISIS to the game of golf).
Congratulations go out to our top golfers of the week. John Gonzales and Earl Clark both had the best gross score with an 83. The best net score went to John Gonzales and David Kary. Each had a 61. Way to go guys.
JUN 4, 15 RESULTS
JUN 4, 15 SKINS RESULTS
Congratulations goes out to our top golfer of the tournament. Gary Hibner had the top gross score with an 83 and the top net score with a 62. Way to go Gary. Hopefully everyone was pleased with their performance today. If you didn’t lose any balls to the river bottom, or to the lady of the lake, consider this a good day. To add to a great golf day, the free hamburgers were also very tasty.
JUN 1, 15 SANTA PAULA RESULTS
Quote of the week: “Win if you can, lose if you must, but never quit.” — Cameron Trammell
The top golfers for this week were Richard Guzik with a 77 gross score, and for the low net we had two golfers that tied for first place. Chuck Batterson and Angel Barraza both had a 60. Way to go guys. Also, the President’s Cup results for the 2nd round have been posted.
MAY 28, 2015 RESULTS
MAY 28, 2015 SKINS RESULTS