Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988


2nd January tournament . . .

La Mirada
15501 Alicante Rd.
La Mirada
562 / 943-7123

Sunday, January 28
10 :00 am

Take the 5 fwy to Rosecrans Ave., go east to La Mirada Blvd., left to Alicante Rd., right to the course. 

Latest Update: January 12, 2018
Tournament Information
SCGA Directory of Golf


            Phil C.
            Sats U.

Past Updates:
            December 10
            November 15
            October 21
            September 29

Results of Rio Hondo tournament: Side Pot results :

Low net – Flight A:



Pete Smith


Johnathan Silvas  (71)T
Gil Maxey (72)
Flight B:
Ken Ohishi (68)
Liz Ishihara (72)T
Doug Peterson (72)T
Flight C:
Doug Tall (71)
Alice Kaneshiro (72)
Francie-Casey Whitman
Eva Rojas  


Close to pin Ruben Alvarenga (2); Yuki Hattori; Bonnie Rhook; Eva Rojas

Side Pot results
Skins . . .  (8 worth $27 each)
#1/Paul Kutnick, net 3
#4/Nancy Kutnick, net 3
#5/Rose Pearson, net 2
#7/Ruben Alvarenga, net 1
#8/Mark Miller, net 2
#13/Johnathan Silvas, net 3
#16/Yuki Hattori, net 2
#18/Pete Smith, net 2

Beat The Pro . . . (Gil Maxey shot net 72, $25 each)
Ken Ohishi, net 68
Johnathan Silvas, net 71
Pete Smith, net 71
Doug Tall, net 71

HoneyPot . . . (net 71 or better, $26 each)
Ken Ohishi, net 68
Johnathan Silvas, net 71
Pete Smith, net 71
Doug Tall, net 71

WOW!!!  Johnathan Silvas & Pete Smith won a total of $78 each   

Highlights from Rio Hondo tournament

Perfect weather for golf, but unfortunately, the restaurant area was closed for renovations.  There was a mix-up on the tee sheet – we were scheduled for 9:00, but the golf director mistakenly put us down for 9:30.  I have asked for some sort of compensation for next year’s tournament, but have not heard if they will do anything.   As we were finishing up on the scoring, we noticed a young boy carrying a dead goose toward the pro shop.  He said the goose was dead, probably was hit in the head by a golf ball.  How sad!!  Hmmm, I wonder if the restaurant will be serving roast goose when it reopens??? 
Thank you, Donna and Ron, for a great job with the scorekeeping.  And, thank you, Alice, for making the musubis.

February tournament . . .
Place: Lakewood Golf Course
Date: Sunday, February 18
Time: 10:00 am
Price: $54 walk; $67 w/cart
$5 additional for guests

3101 E. Carson

(562) 429-9711


Rainbow Golf is very fortunate to have “friends” in the golf industry which have given us the opportunity to play at high-end courses at a lesser price.  Here again, we have been approached, and have scheduled, two special events at the following courses . . .

Oak Creek – Wednesday, February 21, 9:00am -- $72 per person, includes cart and range.  Deadline for payment is February 10.  If we have 40+ players, it will be a mini-shotgun.

Tustin Ranch –Wednesday, March 28, 9:36am – $75 per person, includes cart and range.  Deadline for payment is March 15.  Must have a minimum of 16 players.

These prices are way below their regular rack rates, so come out and enjoy these high-end courses.   


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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