Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988


2nd March tournament . . .

Sierra Lakes
16600 Clubhouse Road
Fontana 92336

Sunday, March 25
10:00 am

Take the I-15 north to the 210 Fwy; go east 3 miles on I-210; exit Sierra and go left to Clubhouse Dr. 

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


            Phil C.
            Sats U.

Past Updates:
            February 23
            January 31
            January 12
            December 10

Highlights from Rancho Park tournament

Results of Rancho Park tournament:

Several people canceled due to the weather, but those of us who showed up enjoyed a beautiful, cool day.  When we arrived at Rancho, many players were already out on the course playing.  There was very light drizzle for about 10 minutes, not enough to wet our clothing.  Because of the undulation of the course, it drained very well, no muddy areas except near the perimeter where there was no grass.  There was no restriction on carts.  The greens were in great condition except for about three which had a bit of standing water at the front of the green which interfered with would-be great approach shots.  Started on time, pace of play was great, no water holes so no geese or coots to mess up the course. 

Thank you, Ron and Donna, for a time-consuming scoring.        

Total combined low net – front 9 last 4 holes, back 9 last five holes minus ½ handicap:



Scott Whitman


Doug Peterson (33.5)
Vi Uyeda (36)
Gil Maxey
Don Campbell 
Donna deWit
Robert deWit   
Close to pin Johnathan Silvas; Doug Peterson; Gil Maxey; Don Campbell

April tournaments . . .
Place: Ojai Valley Inn
Date: Saturday, April 14
Time: 12:00 noon
Price: $95 w/cart/range
 FINAL PAYMENT:   March 30

905 Country Club Rd
Ojai, CA 93023



Soule Park 

Date: Sunday, April 15
Time: 9:00 am - shotgun
Price: $60 w/cart/range
 FINAL PAYMENT:   March 30

1033 E. Ojai Ave

(805) 646-5633


Next special event . . .

Tustin Ranch – Wednesday, March 28 – 9:30am –
$75 per person, includes cart 
Deadline for payment is March 15


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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