Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988


2nd June tournament . . .

Robinson Ranch - Valley

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


Sunday, June 26
Time: 10:00 am

Check in: 9:30 am

Take the Antelope  Valley Freeway(14) to Sand Canyon Rd exit; go south approximately one mile to Robinson Ranch entrance.  


Latest Update: June 12, 2016

Tournament Information
SCGA Directory of Golf



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            Olivas - Phil C

Past Updates:

            May 22
            April 30
            April 7
            March 17
            February 24

Highlights from Cimarron ... Results of Cimarron tournament:

Wowee, it was a scorcher – 115 degrees – no breeze, no trees, no beverage cart, cart signs were placed more than 50 yards from the green!!  Understandably, a few players x-d out.  Those of us who finished reached our limit of 18 holes.  Any more holes to play, and more of us would have x-d out!!   Even the beverage cart girls did not want to work that day to service the 100+ players on the course.  Assistance is very limited at some of the Palm Springs courses during the summer.  The guy in the pro shop was a one-man operation, ever so patient!

Net score – middle nine holes - #6 through #14 – minus ½ handicap:



Joan Tall


Don Nissen     




Mark Hauhe
Ed Takei
Mark Miller


Close to pin:

Jay Wajid (2); Don Nissen; Mike Dockery; Pete Smith

Highlights from Classic Club ... Results of Classic Club tournament:

All Troon managed courses are first-class, and this one was no exception.  Very breezy morning, a little cooler, lots of amenities – unlimited bottled water, $15 food and beverage coupon, $10 off coupon in the Pro Shop, free towel.  This is a beautiful, well maintained, very challenging course.  Always a must-play course while in Palm Springs! 
Thank you, Wayne, for two days of outstanding scorekeeping.
Thank you, Judy, for arranging a superlicious dinner at Sammy G’s!!

Net score – first 5 holes, last 4 holes -- minus ½ handicap . . .



Paul Kutnick


Ed Takei   


Jay Wajid
Liz Ishihara  


Anthea Koutroulis


Close to pin:

Judy O’Leary; Mike Dockery (2); Anthea Koutroulis

July tournament . . .
Place: Arroyo Trabuco
Date: Sunday, July 17
Time: 10:00 am

$83 w/cart/range
$5 additional for guests


26772 Avery Parkway
Mission Viejo 92692
949 / 305-5100



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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