Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988


2nd June tournament:

Industry Hills - Babe Course

One Industry Hills Parkway
City of Industry
626 / 810-4653

Sunday, June 25
9:00 am

Take the 60 fwy to Azusa Ave. exit; go north 1.6 miles to Industry Hills Parkway; turn left to course.  

Latest Update: June 10, 2017

Tournament Information
SCGA Directory of Golf


           Phil C:
                Eagle Falls
           Judy O:
                 Palm Springs
           Sats U:
                Eagle Falls

Past Updates:
            May 26
            April 30
            April 8
            March 15

Highlights from Palm Springs ... Results of Eagle Falls tournament:

Palm Springs is our favorite weekender, sometimes we luck out with the weather, sometimes we grin and bear it.  Last year was a scorcher at 115 degrees.  This year it was 107 degrees in the afternoon.  Since our tee time was at 7:00am on both courses, the weather was quite comfortable for us.  We finished our round before it got too warm -- 4-1/2 hour round at Eagle Falls, 4-hour round at Avondale!!! 
Eagle Falls made sure we had plenty of water.  Teed off right on time, pace of play great.  Snake warning signs were posted along the native grass areas, so if a ball landed in those areas, local rules allowed us to drop a ball within two club lengths of the nearest point of relief no nearer the hole with a one-stroke penalty.  Lots of trouble on the course for the golf balls that did not find the middle of the fairway, and long carries over water or gullies from the men’s tees were the result of some high scores.  Putting on those greens was a challenge!
Avondale is a private club with outstanding customer service.  It is definitely female friendly.  Lots of trees that offered us shade from the sun, wide fairways, hence lower scores!  Immaculate, plush fairways!  We raided the pro shop – how could you not buy anything when almost everything was 50-75% off!  Very nice clubhouse, good food, free popcorn!
Thanks to scorekeepers Mark and Jan for two days of great scorekeeping.
Wonderful dinner, great fun at Bernie’s.  Thank you, Judy, for organizing our yearly Palm Springs dinner, we appreciate!               

18-hole low net – Flight A:



Jay Wajid


Mark Hauhe
Ron Tanaka
(75) T
(75) T

Flight B:

Doug Peterson (64)
Pete Smith (65)
Donna deWit (66)

Flight C:

Joy Ridenour


Rose Pearson  
Joan Tall
(74) T
(74) T

Close to pin: Pete Smith; Ron Tanaka; Joy Ridenour

Results of Avondale tournament:

Front 9 net score – minus ½ handicap . . .



Joan Tall


Dan Pearson
Jan Hauhe
Sats Uyeda

Back 9 net score – minus ½ handicap . . .

Robert deWit (28.5)
Donna deWit  (30)
Joy Ridenour
Jay Wajid
(32) T
(32) T

Close to pin:Robert deWit; Judy O’Leary; Jay Wajid

July tournament . . .


Place: Talega Golf Course
Date: Sunday, July 16
Time: 10:15 am
Price: $80 w/cart/range
$5 additional for guests


990 Avenida Talega
San Clemente 92673




No-shows, last-minute cancellations . . .

Upon joining Rainbow, everyone is given a New Member Info sheet which includes our club policies.  One of the policies is . . .
If you cancel less than two weeks of a scheduled tournament, your money will not be refunded, unless; 1) there is someone on the waiting list; 2) YOU find someone to take your place. Whatever arrangements you make with that person will be your responsibility.

SPECIAL NOTE: Remember if you signed up to play and/or have a deposit on a tournament but did not inform us that you've changed your mind, you are assumed to be playing. Unless you advise us that you will not be able to play, you are still responsible for payment, because RainbowGolf must send the course our fees based on the final number of players who have signed up.

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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