Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988


March tournament . . .

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


Sunday, March 12
Time: 10:00 am

Check in: 9:30 am

Take the 5 frwy to Rosecrans Ave; go east to La Mirada Blvd; turn left to Alicante Rd.

Latest Update: February 25, 2017

Tournament Information
SCGA Directory of Golf



            Phil C
            Sats U.

Past Updates:
            February 4
            January 12
            December 9
            November 15
            October 21

Highlights from Santa Anita ... Results of Santa Anita tournament:

With all the rain we’ve been having, most courses are still muddy and adhering to the cart paths only rule.  Santa Anita must be the only course around with good playing conditions.  Who would have guessed it rained so hard on Friday and Saturday morning???  Guess this is the place to schedule a tournament in the winter months.  New management, pro shop almost empty, getting ready for a new shipment of inventory.      
Many high scores, and this must be Gil’s favorite course – he shot a 79 – eight strokes better than the next lowest score. 
Thank you, Wayne, for a great job with the scorekeeping.  Thank you, Alice, for making the musubis!  

Net score – Par 3s and 5s minus ½ handicap



Gil Maxey
Francie Casey-Whitman


Ed Takei (41)
Wayne Vanderleest (41.5)
Louis Dosch
Mark Miller
Close to pin:

Gil Maxey; Mike Dockery; Wayne Vanderleest    

1st April tournament . . . Eclectic Weekender
Place: Soboba Springs
Date: Saturday, April 1 - 10:00 am
Sunday, April 2 - 9:00 am

$50 w/cart/range each day
$5 additional for guest



1020 Soboba Road
San Jacinto, 92583
909 / 654-9354


Hotel reservations for Soboba Springs weekender –

We have eight rooms reserved at the Quality Inn in Hemet for the night of Saturday, April 1.  Price is $89 + tax per room, per night.  All rooms will have a king bed.  If you need two beds, you can request it.
Please call the hotel directly and let them know you are with Rainbow Golf – 951/766-1902.  Cut-off date is March 25.  After this date, unused rooms will be released for public sale.
Address to Quality Inn --  1201 West Florida Ave., Hemet
Soboba Springs is approximately 3-1/2 miles from the course.

Tustin Ranch

Wednesday, March 29 – 9:30am -- $75 per person, includes cart.
Deadline for payment is March 15.

Get well wishes . . .

From all of us to Pete Smith, we miss you!   Pete is recovering from prostate surgery, and we wish him a speedy recovery!


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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