Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988


1st August tournament . . . 2-day Eclectic tournament


5201 Village Drive
Oceanside 92057

760 / 967-8400

Saturday, August 6 - 11:00 am

Sunday, August 7 - 10:00 am

An eclectic format is a multi-round golf tournament played on the same course that results in one 18-hole score per player. For example: Each golfer plays two rounds and compares his scores on each hole per round. The lowest score made on each hole of the two days is your eclectic score.


Latest Update: July 20, 2016

Tournament Information
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            Phil C

Past Updates:

            July 2
            June 12
            May 22
            April 30
            April 7


Highlights from Arroyo Trabuco ... Results of Arroyo Trabuco tournament:

It was meant for Ed to win his flight on his birthday!!! Rainbow ladies rocked – except for Ed, the ladies showed us all that they can play golf. Hmmm, what happened to the men? Congratulations, ladies! Arroyo Trabuco is one of the better courses in Orange County, good course conditions, good customer service, and they gave us a good rate, Will we be back? Perhaps, as long as they don’t charge us the rack rate. . . Thank you, Cynthia and Bruce, for a great job with the scoreboard. Thanks, also, to Alice for providing the musubis!

Low net – flight A:



Ed Takei


Bonnie Roohk


Flight B:


Donna deWit


Teri Kaneshiro


Flight C:


Judy O’Leary


Joan Tall


Close to pin:

Mark Miller (2); Judy O’Leary; Donna deWit

The following 2-day tournament is an eclectic format.  In case you don’t know what eclectic is, here is a definition: Definition:  An eclectic tournament is a multi-round golf tournament played on the same course that results in one 18-hole score per player.  For example:  Each golfer plays two rounds and compares his scores on each hole per round. The lowest score made on each hole of the two days is your eclectic score.  See if you can better your score on the second day! 

2nd August tournament . . .
Place: Coyote Hills
Date: Sunday, August 28
Time: 11:00 am
Price: $80 w/cart/range
$5 additional for guests
  PAYMENT DUE BY: August 12
1440 E. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton 92835
714 / 672-6800


September 6-13 – Rainbow Golf vacation . . .

Colorado, here we come!


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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