Rainbow Golf Club
founded in 1988


November tournament . . .

Los Serranos - South Course

15656 Yorba Avenue
Chino Hills 91709
909 / 597-1711

Sunday, November 13
Time: 9:30 am

Check in: 9:00 am

Take the 60 freeway to Hwy 71; go south to Soquel Canyon Pkwy; go west to the golf course.  OR, take the 91 to Hwy 71; go north to Soquel Canyon Pkwy; go west to the golf course.

Latest Update: October 21, 2016

Tournament Information
SCGA Directory of Golf
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            Phil C

Past Updates:

            September 29
            August 30
            August 12
            July 20
            July 2

Highlights from Bella Collina ... Results of Bella Collina tournament:

Wow, spectacular views from this very nice, very challenging and very hilly course – loved it!!  This is definitely not a walking course.  As with most private courses, and because their members know the course so well, a few tee boxes were not well marked, and some of us got a little lost.  Clubhouse is one of the nicest around, and the beautiful scenery makes this a popular wedding venue.       
Thank you, Jean and Pete, for a great job calculating those nine middle holes.

Low net –Middle 9 holes less ½ handicap:



Mark Miller


Gil Maxey
Bonnie Roohk 




Mike Dockery
Ed Takei


Close to pin:

Mike Dockery (2); Pete Smith; Ron Tanaka

December tournament . . .
Place: Black Gold Golf Course
Date: Sunday, December 4
Time: 11:00 am - shotgun
Price: $87 w/cart
$5 additional for guests
Dinner: $34 per person
Final PAYMENT: November 20

One Black Gold Drive
Yorba Linda 92886
714 / 961-0060

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Party chairman PAUL KUTNICK has a great evening planned, so you don’t want to miss this event.  He promises a fun time for all, so come on out and party with us. 
As we did last year, we will again have a “steal-a-gift-exchange.”  So, please bring a wrapped gift not to exceed $25.  Just make sure it is unisex.  If you bring a guest, he/she may participate in this gift exchange.  We will also have a very limited amount of raffle prizes (for members only), mostly donated by golf courses and some members.
Can’t reveal anything else about the party, but trust me, it will be worth every minute.  


SCGA Renewal time . . .

Time for Rainbow/SCGA membership . . .
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.  If less than six request this program, I will not sign up for the link.
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 applies for the SCGA rebate, please send your $55 Rainbow/SCGA fees directly to me (NOT SCGA), and I will process the necessary information to include you on our SCGA Rainbow roster.  If you wish to remain as an “associate guest” member ($25), that is ok, too.   . 
As in the past, if you belong to another affiliated club, your Rainbow dues are only $25.  Remember, you will not be on SCGA’s list of Rainbow members.  Therefore, if you have any issues with GHIN or personal changes, your primary club will handle it.  You will also be eliminated from any Rainbow SCGA reports, i.e., Most Improved Golfer, Scores Posted, etc. 

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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