Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988


June tournaments . . .

Cimarron Golf Course

67-603 30th Avenue
Cathedral City, CA 92234
760 / 770-6060  


Saturday, June 4
Time: 7:30 am - shotgun

Check in: 7:00 am

Take the I-10; exit Date Palm south; go west on Vista Chino; go south on Landau; west on 30th to clubhouse.

Classic Club

75-200 Classic Club Blvd
Palm Desert 92211
760 /

Website & Directions

Sunday, June 5
Time: 7:30 am - shotgun

Check in: 7:00 am

Take I-10 east to Cook St. exit; go north to Varner Rd.; turn right to Classic Club Blvd to club entrance


Latest Update: May 22, 2016

Tournament Information
SCGA Directory of Golf

Past Updates:

            April 30
            April 7
            March 17
            February 24
            February 9



Highlights from Ojai ... Results of Ojai tournament:

What a beautiful resort and course conditions were great.  As expected at a resort like Ojai, food prices were a bit high, pro shop was great, especially the 50% off clothing racks.  Parking was very limited due to a scheduled wedding.  It was a busy “highway” in the cart staging area – people, cars, and carts, all moving in different directions at the same time.  Smart carts, they slow down and let you know pedestrians are close by.  Customer service was great, and we started right on time.  The course is hilly with quite a few forced carries.  How about the #16 par 3 with all the sand traps in front of the green?  Miss the green, and you’re either in the sand trap on the left or  down the hill on the right.  Consensus of opinion was that we should play it again.  It was a long drive to Ojai, but well worth it. 

Low net – Even Holes only minus ½ handicap:



Judy O’Leary


Paul Kutnick
Joan Tall




Mark Miller
Francie Casey-Whitman


Close to pin:

Mike Dockery (2); Wayne Vanderleest; Bruce Maeda (2)

Highlights from Olivas Links ... Results of Olivas Links tournament:

We played Olivas Links many years ago, and the new design is quite an improvement.  However, the clubhouse was very disappointing.  I can’t believe the course renovation did not include a new clubhouse.  In spite of that, we all enjoyed the links-style course with barrel tee markers.  Weather was cool, and we started about 10 minutes early.  Thanks to Donna, Robert, and Judy for a great job of scorekeeping. 

Low net – Even Holes only minus ½ handicap:



Cynthia Maeda
Donna deWit
Sue McGill
Pete Smith

(145) T

(145) T

Mike Dockery
Linda Strine    


Close to pin:

Buddie Dalo; Paul Kutnick; Linda Strine; Mark Hauhe

2nd June tournament . . .
Place: Robinson Ranch - Valley
Date: Sunday, June 26
Time: 10:00 am
Price: $85 w/cart/range
  $5 additional for guests

27734 Sand Canyon Road
Santa Clarita 91387
661 / 252-8484




Post Away or Tournament . . .

Many years ago at an SCGA meeting, I asked about posting scores as Away or Tournament.  At that time, I was told the weekly tournaments should be posted as Away.  Weekly tournaments are usually held by ladies or men’s clubs affiliated with a golf course.  They have major tournaments such as President’s Cup, Beat the Champ, or whatever else the club deems as major, and those are posted as Tournament.  After describing our monthly tournaments, it was suggested that we should post our scores as Tournament. 
I recently asked the SCGA if this was still the norm and also to clarify this ruling.  Below is their response . . .


The USGA just came out with an expanded definition of a tournament scores for more clarification.  See below.  I would say most of your scores should be posted as “away” with only special events posted as tournaments.

Tournament Score
A "tournament score" (T-Score) is a score made in a competition organized and conducted by the Committee in charge of the competition. The competition must identify a winner(s) based on a stipulated round(s), and must be played under the Rules of Golf.

The Committee in charge of the competition must announce in advance whether the score is to be designated as a Tournament Score. Not all club competitions qualify to be posted as Tournament Scores. For example, club events that are routine events such as daily, weekly, or monthly play days should not be designated as Tournament Scores.

Examples of scores made at the club level that should be designated as Tournament Scores include club championships (stroke play or match play) and member-guest competitions. Examples at the regional and state level include qualifying and championship rounds conducted by authorized golf associations. Also, qualifying and championship rounds conducted for national competitions should be designated as Tournament Scores.

Note: The consequence of designating too many competition rounds as Tournament Scores is that the chart value in the Handicap Reduction Table will be diluted (See Section 10-3 and Decisions 10-3/1 through 10-3/6). The Committee should scrutinize each competition in advance to determine whether it should be designated as a Tournament Score.


New Rainbow rule . . . 2015

After the tournament at Rancho Park in 2015, comments were made about the sand traps not being raked and golf balls were landing in big, deep shoe prints.  Trying to get the ball out of them, especially with soft sand, was brutal.  It was suggested that we introduce a new rule for Rainbow tournaments ONLY .  . . . . If your golf ball lands in a shoe print in the sand trap, you may take it out and place it outside of the shoe print, no closer to the hole, no penalty.  Remember, do not use this rule when playing with other tournaments.

New Rainbow rule . . . 2016

Over the years I’ve heard complaints about some of our members with temper tantrums on the golf course – silent treatment, sarcasm, using f-bombs, throwing clubs and golf balls.  Quite uncomfortable to play with someone having a tantrum because of a bad round of golf, isn’t it?  Being frustrated is understandable, but throwing clubs or golf balls?  C’mon, it is only a game.  Remember, there are others who would love to trade places with you if only they weren’t confined to a wheelchair or a bed. 
So, for every golf club or golf ball thrown intentionally because of a tantrum, you will be assessed $5 each time it is reported by a teammate.  Yea, Rainbow could use the money!!!  Great fundraiser!!

Motto for Rainbow Golf . . .
I recently saw a poster that had the following saying which I have adopted for our group . . .
You have three choices – 1)  Give in; 2) Give up; 3) Give it all you got!!
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