NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT
By John Schuricht
Angel Park Las Vegas Nov. 10-12, 2014
"THE TRIP OF PUTTING"
Many of you know that we held an away tournament in Las Vegas at Angel Park. I thought it would be fitting for those of you that went and those that didn't to see just how nice it was there. My wife, Sue Knight, and I arrived a day early, so we could play one of the courses in advance, something we do every year. We decided to play the Mountain Course. Here is how it started out. I hit a drive, about 270 leaving me with an approach shot of about 90 yards. I hit the green in regulation and there is where the trouble began. I had no problem holding green or even drawing the ball back. These green's are some of the fastest green's I've ever putted on. Not only that but they are some of the most difficult to read. Do I need to say, I three putted? This happened a lot, more than I like to say! It was a challenging day with the ball travelling farther than usual due to the thin air. As we played each hole, we made adjustments the best we could and enjoyed the round. We got lots of practice putting since the holes were not flat but on a camber similar to Riverwalk. It is a beautiful course and the weather was great.
TUESDAY: Everyone arrived in Las Vegas at the Suncoast Casino & Hotel by Monday evening and was ready to go on Tuesday morning with our first tee time of 9 AM. Angel Park had our carts set and range balls available. After warming up, we headed out on the Mountain Course. The air was still dry and the putting fast but we all had an enjoyable time, great weather and lots of putting practice!
That evening Al Sturken had arranged a hospitality suite at the hotel for all of us to meet. What he didn't tell me was that the hotel gave him and his wife Ann a suite. My wife and I were one of the first ones to arrive. Now we know how the other half lives! First there was a beautiful view of Las Vegas out in the distance and oh did I forget to tell you, they are on the top floor! Al and Ann had gone out and gotten nice snacks and drinks for the gathering. Almost everybody was there except two individuals. Now wouldn’t you know one of them, was a winner in the tournament and had one of the closest to the pin's. Oh well!!!!! It was a great time for all of us to get to really know each other. We look forward to having a hospitality suite again. The winners for the first round on the Mountain Course were announced.
VOLUME 63 November 2014 No. 11
Noted continued ~ We had two flights and gave cash to the Low Gross and Low Net of each flight along with two closest to the pins.
Flight A Low Gross John Schuricht (83)
Flight B Low Gross Mike Ferguson (90)
Low Net Ray Winkowski (70)
Low Net Ann Sturken (64)
Closest to the pin #4 John Schuricht and #11 Ray Winkowski
WEDNESDAY: It's a new day and we are now playing The Palm Course. I had never played this course before, so I really had no idea what to expect. I was told it was a little bit easier than Mountain. Well it was a bit easier than the Mountain Course but we all still practiced a lot of putting! The course was in great shape and the weather again was perfect! Everyone had their challenges but the club members all enjoyed the beautiful course, the company and the excellent weather.
After play we met outside in the patio where I was able to check the score cards and determine the results of the day on the Palm Course.
Flight A Low Gross John Schuricht (69)
Flight B Low Gross Sue Knight (90)
Low Net Joe Newman (70)
Low Net Ann Sturken (69)
Closest to the pin #5 Al Daum and #12 Ann Sturken
I thought this would give you a good idea of just what we do on the away trips. We all had a great time. For next year’s away trip in Laughlin, we are trying to schedule it one week later than our regular schedule-- November 17-18 so we can avoid the Veteran’s Day crowds. We are also setting up a Temecula two day tournament. This will be held in April or May. I hope to see you there!
SAN VICENTE NOVEMBER 3rd Best Net Nine Holes Results
By John Schuricht
Ward Lannom 26, Marlene Hopkins 27, Sue Knight 27, John Whitney 27
Closest to the Pin
# 2 John Tychsen, # 8 Theron Cooper, #12 Steve Parker, #15 Leo Cardenez
28 - Larry Akre, Stephen Parker & Howard Swanson & Ware Walker 29 - Mike Ferguson, Bob Fode, George Foote, Bill Houston, Cynthia Kallmeyer, Richard Navarro, Joe Newman, Chuck Pugsley, Dennis Sampite, Peter Singer, Mike Swenberger, Bruce Wetherby & Ron Whisman 30 - Dick Holst, Berry Ruselt, Al Sturken, John Tychsen, Tom Ventimiglia, Bill Vidano, Bill Warren & Ray Winkowski 31 - Leo Cardenez, Adrian Deal, Dean Dunphy, Rich Geary, Sue Kane & Ann Sturken 32 - S. Barajas, David Barnett, Steve Gonzales, Pete Gumina, Bill Hopkins & George Mannschreck
33 - Norm Bradley, Theron Cooper ,Dick French , Ron Lowy, John Schuricht & Wayne Young 34 - Nacho Barajas, Ted Law & Betty Buselt 35 - Ronald Dotson, Terry Kane, Armando Navarro & Janet Wright 36 - Dave Hopkins
December 1st Salt Creek Tournament Notes
By Al Sturken
The Monday, December 1st tournament will be held at the Salt Creek Golf Club.
Address: 525 Hunte Parkway, Chula Vista, 91914 Telephone: 619-482-4666
Tee Time: 8:00 a.m. shotgun start
Green Fee: $38
Format: low individual net with four flights. There will be one winner in each of the flights.
Directions: From I-805 in Chula Vista; Exit at H St; East for 6 miles; Left on Hunte Parkway to Course
SDCSGA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
SITES AND DATES
Please note: These sites and dates are subject to change by either the SDCSGA or the golf course due to circumstances beyond their control.
December 1st - Salt Creek
January 5th – Twin Oaks
February 2nd – Vineyard
March 2nd – San Vicente
April 6th – Carmel Mountain Ranch
Cy Ramage Tournament
May 4th – Eagle Crest
June 1st – Salt Creek
July 6th – Eastlake
August 3rd – Bonita
Rod Cameron Tournament
September 14th – Carmel Mountain Ranch
luncheon, elections & annual meeting
October 5th – Riverwalk
November 2nd Woods Valley
December 7th Cottonwood
CALL IN INFORMATION
To sign up for the Monday, December 1st tournament at Salt Creek, contact Bill Huston. E-mail Bill on Monday, November 24th at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bill at 858-453-5364 on Tuesday, November 25th to request your tee time
Jane Cushman, Maynard Storm,
Mike Swenberger, Cindy Terhune
and Lee Woodard
P.O. Box 420421
San Diego, CA 92142-0421
SAN DIEGO COUNTY SENIORS GOLF ASSOCIATION OF SAN DIEGO
Established August 12, 1951 – San Diego, CA OFFICERS 2013 – 2014
Vice President………………………Terry Kane
Past President……..……….…….Wayne Young
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
( ) years remaining in term
EXECUTIVE: JOHN SCHURICHT, Ron Bretzlaff, Terry Kane, Ann Sturken & Wayne Young
FINANCE: ANN STURKEN & Ted Law
HANDICAP: JOHN SCHURICHT, Roy Greathouse
REGISTRAR/HOST-STARTER: BILL HUSTON
MEMBERSHIP: PETE GUMINA & Dick French
NOMINATING: WAYNE YOUNG, Bill Huston & John Schuricht
BANQUET PRIZES: CYNTHIA KALLMEYER
TEE TIME: RON BRETZLAFF
TOURNAMENT: AL STURKEN, Joe Newman
WEBSITE: JOHN SCHURICHT
Names in caps designate committee chairman
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