Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988


October tournament . . .

Bella Collina

200 Avenida La Pata
San Clemente 92673
949 / 498-6604


Sunday, October 16
12:00 - shotgun

(need 20 players)

Check in: 11:30 am

Latest Update: Sept. 29, 2016

Tournament Information
SCGA Directory of Golf
SCGA Membership Dues


      Judy O.

      Phil C
                 Green Valley Ranch
                 Ridge at Castle Pines North
                 Fossil Trace
                 Bear Dance
                 Road Trip

Past Updates:

            August 30
            August 12
            July 20
            July 2
            June 12

Highlights from Anaheim Hills ... Results of Anaheim Hills tournament:

Second year in a row that we’ve had 100-degree temperature at Anaheim Hills.  They need to have water jugs throughout the course rather than have a marshal ride around with a water jug on the back of his golf cart.  Those of us toward the back saw him once driving by and never saw him again throughout the day.   We also never saw the beverage cart.  Someone said the beverage cart was parked under a shaded tree with the attendant asleep.  Some changes on the course with the ladies tees being moved from elevated tees to flat tee boxes off the fairway did not appeal to us.  Comments were duly noted to the GM.  Course was in pretty good condition considering our drought dilemma.  A very windy day may have been the cause of some high scores . . . . Thank you, Ed and Jan for a great job with the scoring.

Low net – Front 9 - minus ½ hdcp:



Teri Kaneshiro


Lynda Nakahara


Gil Maxey
Ed Takei
Vi Uyeda

(36) T
(36) T
(36) T

Low net – Back 9 - minus ½ hdcp:


Robert deWit


Gil Maxey
Frank Acosta   
Jan Hauhe

(36) T
(36) T
(36) T

Close to pin:

Scott Whitman; Vi Uyeda; Bonnie Roohk;
Mike McClure

November tournament . . .

Place: Los Serranos - South
Date: Sunday, November 13
Time: 9:30 am

$72 with cart
additional $5 for guests


PAYMENT DUE BY: October 25

15656 Yorba Avenue
Chino Hills 91709

909 / 597-1711



Paul Kutnick is our party chairman, and he’s got some surprises up his sleeve for a fun, rocking evening.  Come out and play the last tournament of the year and stay for the buffet dinner. 

Rainbow Golf Vacation to Denver, Colorado . . .

Wow, did we play some very nice courses, and we are spoiled!!  We had a total of 24 golfers and three nongolfing wives who traveled with us.  We went on tours through the US Mint facility and the Coors Brewery, some of us took a railway tour of Georgetown. 
The courses we played were all in great condition, very green, plush and had spongy fairways.  All were upscale courses, each with its own unique characteristics and aesthetics.  Customer service was first class, weather was perfect.  Here is a short summary of all the courses we played: 
ARROWHEAD – Very cold in the AM (tee time 7:30am) with wind, but after the wind dissipated three hours later, it was pleasant and warm.  Views from every hole were spectacular with red rock formations.  So spectacular that one group was half hour behind just lollygagging and taking pictures forgetting that there was one more group behind them.  It was a classic when they finally rode in waving and smiling and so unaware that we had all been waiting in the parking lot for a half hour.  Since we carpooled, we couldn’t leave without them.   Greens here were lightning fast, many three putts.
– Very player friendly with wide fairways, loved the beautiful white potted plants used for ladies tees.  The rough was rough, golf balls landing in the rough were most difficult to find.  Wow, the #15 hole was the most challenging with trees in the middle of the fairway and a narrow entry into the green.  Quite a few forced carries, natural hazards as well as man-made hazards.  This is the home of the Colorado Men’s and Women’s Open.
THE RIDGE AT CASTLE PINES NORTH – Beautiful course with beautiful homes bordering the golf course.  This course received numerous accolades from various golf travel venues and publishers.  From the tips, it was 7,000 yards.  As with all Troon courses, it is first-class all the way.  This course is somewhat hilly with several forced carries.  The 18th hole was most spectacular with a 200-yard carry to the fairway.  Food in the restaurant was excellent.  In fact, their new chef created a sandwich for us to sample – yummm!
--  Wow, what a course – fossils everywhere.  In the middle of first fairway is an old incinerator which was used by the Boys’ School in the mid-1900s to burn trash.  Huge fossils were in the middle of the 12th fairway.  Some players tried to hit over them, but the fossils won.  Very steep, hilly course, reminds me of Vellano.  It was quite a climb from the putting green to the cart path.  Ten-foot deep sand traps were brutal.  One in particular reminded me of the 16th at PGA West – it was so steep and deep with steps leading into the sand trap. Every hole is a signature hole here.
– Wow, wow, what can I say?? This course measures 7726 yards from the tips, has spectacular views with elevation changes, and is also home of the Colorado PGA.  Locals claim this course as one of the top 3 in all of Colorado, a “must play,” voted the best course in the Denver Region 2014-2015. The 6th hole has 11 sand traps depicting a bear’s paw and claws located front/right of the green.  On the approach shot, do we go for the green over all those traps or do we lay up and play it safe???  We shoppers found the best pro shop at this course.
All of our out-of-state trips have been exciting, fun, and took us to so many different golf courses and sightseeing venues.   As is customary at the end of every trip, we get together for a “farewell” dinner.  Our deepest appreciation to Wayne, Mark, Jan, Pete, and Jean for renting that beautiful home and having us over for dinner on our last night together.  The tri-tip and chicken were superlicious, all the different appetizers, salad, potatoes, corn on the cob, etc., it was indeed a feast. 
A big thanks to all who traveled with us this year. Special thanks to John Roeth, former Rainbow member, who flew in from North Carolina to join us and to Jim Ingram who drove in from Lake Havasu.   Let’s get ready for next year’s trip!!             


SCGA Renewal time . . .

Rainbow/SCGA deadline for renewal is November 1.  SCGA rates have been increased, therefore we need to increase our dues to $55 per person and is distributed as such . . .

$36 – SCGA
$14 – Rainbow Golf
$  5 – hole-in-one fund

SCGA has a new program effective in 2017 whereby anyone can join at any time of the year and their membership is valid for the whole year – i.e., if someone joins in March, his/her membership will expire in March of the following year.  Presently, no matter what month a person joined, his/her membership expired in December of the current year.
SCGA also has developed a program for the benefit of members who prefer to pay their club dues with a credit card.  In this instance, you would have SCGA charge $55 to your credit card.  They will deduct their $36 and send the $19 to Rainbow.  Only Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
I did not sign up for this new program, because we have quite a few members who belong to Kinecta and they transfer their fees (membership and tournament) directly into the Rainbow Kinecta account.   However, if we have a good number of folks who want to use the credit card program to send in their renewal fees, then please let me know, and I will have SCGA set up a link for us.  Remember, this portal is used only for membership fees, NOT tournament fees. 
Last year the SCGA initiated a Rebate program whereby if a member belongs to two or more golf groups, and the total SCGA dues paid by that person exceeds $50, he/she can apply for a rebate.  For instance, since the SCGA charges $36 per member per club, and if you belong to two SCGA affiliated golf groups (not Publinks), you will receive $22 back.  Rebates increase with the number of SCGA dues paid by an individual.  Go to http://www.scga.org/rebate to sign up for rebates.
Currently, our multi-SCGA members pay only $25 for Rainbow membership and DOES NOT include SCGA fees.  Therefore, they are not listed on the SCGA Rainbow roster, and I am not involved in any issues they may have with their postings, changes, etc.   The disadvantage to not being an SCGA member with Rainbow is that they are not included in our Most Improved Golfer of the Year recognition.

So, with that said, if any multi-club Rainbow member wants the SCGA rebate, please let me know, and I will process the necessary information to include you as an SCGA Rainbow member ($55 Rainbow membership fee).  If you wish to remain as an “associate guest” member ($25), that is ok, too.      

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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