Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988

May tournament . . .

Ojai Valley Inn

905 Country Club Rd
Ojai, CA 93023
805 / 646-2420


Saturday,May 14
Time: 1:00 pm

Check in: 12:30 pm

Take the Hwy 101 to Hwy 33; go north 11 miles to Ojai; turn right 1/4 mile on Country Club Rd.

Olivas Links

3750 Olivas Park Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
805 / 677-6770

Directions & Website

Sunday,May 15
Time: 9:00 am

Check in: 8:30 am

Country Inn Suites
Phone:  805/653-1434


Latest Update: Apr 30, 2016

Tournament Information
SCGA Directory of Golf



            Sats U.

Past Updates:

            April 7
            March 17
            February 24
            February 9
            January 13



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

Excellent customer service, teed off early, perfect weather, great course conditions – so, how come the high scores??    Hole #2 is always a challenge for most – if you’re a long ball hitter and willing to risk it, you can go for the green from the tee box.  For the normal folks, it’s a lay-up shot before the pond and hopefully your second shot lands on the green, not in the water or the sand traps or in the junk behind the green.  Looking at the scorecards, it was not a fun hole for the majority of our folks . . . .  First time ever, we did not have to hide our musubis.  In fact, we were encouraged to sell them as long as it was only to our members.  I think the guy must have seen Alice at the carts discreetly handing out the musubis . . .   Thank you, Gil, for your ingenious way of calculating the “odd hole” scores. Thanks also to Alice for providing the musubis. 

Net score – Odd holes minus ½ handicap:



Ed Takei


Bonnie Roohk




Paul Kutnick (31.5)


Bruce Maeda


Ron Tanaka, Ken Ohishi, Teri Kaneshiro, Don Campbell  


Close to pin:

Alice Kaneshiro; Cynthia Maeda; Mark Miller; Paul Kutnick 

June tournaments . . . 1st two tournaments in Palm Springs
Place: Cimarron
Date: Saturday, June 4
Time: 7:30 am - shotgun
Price: $40 w/cart/range
$5 additional for guests

67603 30th Avenue
Cathedral City, CA 92234

800 / 701-1656


Place: Classic Club
Date: Sunda, June 5
Time: 7:30 am - shotgun

$85 w/cart/range
$5 additional for guests


Also includes:  $15 food & beverage voucher; $10 merchandise credit; yardage books, unlimited bottled water


75-200 Classic Club Blvd
Palm Desert 92211

760 /

Website & Directions


Palm Springs Hotel Reservations . . .

Our yearly Palm Springs outing is right around the corner.  For those of you who will need hotel reservations, we have a block of rooms (most with king beds, some with double beds) reserved at the Holiday Inn Express in Palm Desert.

Check in:  Friday, June 3
Check out: Sunday, June 5
Price:  $79.00 plus tax and includes breakfast

Call the hotel directly – 760-340-4303 – and give them this block code:  RGG.

Cut-off date is May 20.  After this date, rooms in our block will be released to other guests.  


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!!
For Rainbow tournament policies and rule updates click here.


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