|Wednesday, February 28 - I played with Claude Huot, Dale Green,
Harvey Dickson and Bob Lindahl in the Mens Club Championship. It
continues again on Friday and next Wednesday. I had a good round
- 56 - two over. I am leading low net in the 'B' flight by 5
strokes. Larry Smith, my neighbor, is tied for low net in the
'C' flight. Hopefully I can
continue at this pace. Except for Harvey, the other fellows in my group had a rough
time. It was a nice, mild day for golf.
|Monday, February 26 - I played with Ron Davis, Cliff Pearce and Paul Madaire in the skins game. I had one tied birdie with Ron
on the 14th hole. He did get a skin for his birdie on 12. There
were 4 skins today so I lost $1.00. There were 19 players. It
was a very cool morning with temperatures in the low 40s when we
started and only warmed to the mid 60's by the time we finished.
|Saturday, February 24 - Our Saturday scrambles team consisted
of Mark Thornberg, Sherm Grant, me, Lisa Haese, Linda McCrary
and Jim Clark. We started on the 12th hole and played very well
on that side but unfortunately the front side was not so good.
We had a 44, 10 under. There were two teams with 39, two with 40
and two with 41. There were 96 players on 16 teams of six somes.
There was a 45 minute frost delay. It got down to the mid-30s
last night. And it stayed cool all day.
|Friday, February 23 - Aprildawn Smith organized a 'Shot
in the Dark Mystery'. A Hawaiian shop keeper was murdered
and we had to figure out who did it. I played 'Jackson Hanes' -
a rich land owner and ukulele player. Each
participant had a role to play. After an hour of so we voted to
see who we thought was the murderer. As it turned out Jackson
Hanes was the bad guy. Photos contributed by Mary Ann, Cheri and
Harry Chism and Mary Ann Von Bank
Charlene Busby and Jana Vasak
Loren, Mercy, Billy, Jann and Linda working on
solving the mystery.
Jann, organizer Aprildawn, Joel, Becky and Loren
|Wednesday, February 21 - Our RCB Mens Club team consisted of
John Anderson, Bud Chestnut, Dennis Swanson, me, Larry Smith and
Skip Magee. We played especially well on the back nine. We had
170 par points. We were the winning team and won $10 each. I had a 27 on the back,
a 34 on the front - not so good. John played well shooting 53,
under par. There were 100 players in 17 mostly 6 person teams. It was a cool, mostly overcast morning and did not
get above the low 60s by the time we finished.
|Monday, February 19 - I played with Jack Risch, Carl Haese
and Howard Beloved today in the skins game. I had no birdies.
Carl had 4 and got paid for one skin. There were 9 skins today so I
lost $2.25. There were 15 players. It was very windy, overcast
|Saturday, February 17 - Our RCB scrambles team consisted of Howard
Beloved, John Hanke, me, Burt Pickering, Charlotte Phillips, Nadia
Saulsbury and Bonnie Bieber. We tied for first place with two other
teams at 39, 15 under and won $8 each. Howard and John played well
and Nadia made eight putts. Everyone contributed. There were 105
players in 15 seven person teams. It was cool when we started [low
40s] but warmed up nicely by the time we finished [high 60s].
|Wednesday, February 14 - A group of us celebrated Valentines day
with a party at Larry Smith's place. Adult beverages and snacks
were served. It was a 'partial' black tie affair. The men wore tux
jackets with Bermuda shorts and the ladies wore fancy dresses. A
good time was had by all. Some photos, most provided by Mary Ann
|Kevin and Aprildawn Smith
|Photos by Mary Ann - Larry and
|Loren and Becky Lutz
|Harry Chism and Loren Lutz
|Host - Larry Smith
|Wednesday, February 14 - Today I played with Dick Reynolds, Bob
McCrimmon, John Gregor and Jerry Joubert. Format was play your own
ball. I had a 63, the best in our group and good for 5th net and
$6 in the 'B' flight. There were 4 players tied for low gross. There
were 90 players in 18 five somes. It was a mostly overcast, mild
|Monday, February 12 - I played in the skins game with Dave Lozano,
Ron Dunn and Mike Wilson. I had one tied birdie - 9th hole. There
were 5 skins today so I lost $1.25. Dave had a skin for getting
a birdie on the 10th hole and got 19 quarters. There were a record
20 players in 5 foursomes. It was another beautiful day for golf.
|Saturday, February 10 - On my RCB scrambles team today was Chris
Koutonen, Larry Conley, me, Scott Holden, Neal VanDergugten and
June Lowe. We had a 45, 9 under, not good. One team had a 39, one
a 40 and 3 had a 41. There were 108 players on 18 six person teams.
It was a beautiful morning for golf.
|Thursday, February 8 - A group of current and former PGA West members
get together at
for lunch on Thursdays. This is or 4th or 5th year. We set a record
today - 11 guys. From left to right, Jon Oliver, Glenn Woody, John
Witmer, Rod Hassett, Marty Krasnov, me, Jim Gillen, Dave Munro,
Ed McGraw and Marv Segal. Dave's son David took the photo. Thanks
David. David is visiting from Iowa. I played golf with him on Monday
- see below.
|Jon, Glenn, John, Rod, Marty,
Larry, Jim, Dave, Ed, Marv
|Wednesday, February 7 - I played in the RCB Mens Club event with
Robin McGregor, Jerry Armour, Kerry Stenhouse and Dick Reynolds.
Format was individual - play your own ball. I had a 60 and took
4th net winning $8. Kerry took 3rd net and won $9. There were 90
players in 18 five man groups. It was a nice, mild day for golf.
|Tuesday, February 6 - Marilyn [Aprildawn Smith] helped celebrate
Becky's birthday. Click
to play the YouTube video of Marilyn doing her rendition of 'Diamonds
are a Girls Best Friend'. Mary Ann Von Bank created some great hors
|Loren and Becky Lutz Admire Marilyn
|Marilyn delivers a birthday cake.
|Marilyn and Larry
|Photos provided by Mary Ann
|Monday, February 5 - Good friend Dave Munro
invited me to play golf with his son David who is visiting from
Iowa for a few days. Joining us were Larry Helseth and Paul McChesney.
We played the all par 3, North course. It was a perfect day for
golf. Dave and his wife Jeanie have now lived in Shadow Hills for
a number of years. I knew Dave when he and I lived at PGA West.
|Larry, David, Dave, Larry H, Paul
|Sunday, February 4 - And the winning Super Bowl party was held
at my neighbor Larry Smith's place. Larry and Mary Ann know how
to throw a great party. David was the big winner of the football
pool - winning $50. The ladies provided tasty snacks and adult beverages
were had by all.
|Mary Ann Von Bank, Rob, Aprildawn
and Kevin Smith
|Becky, Gerty and Peggy
|Party host Larry Smith and Harry
|David - big $50 pool winner, Loren,
|Saturday, February 3 - I played with Pat Coyle, John
Hanke, Dianna Bustamante, Peggy Tetarenko and Dan Miller today in
the RCB Couples Scramble. We had a 42, 12 under par. Pretty good
but once again one out of the money. The winners were 15 under,
two teams at 14 under and one at 13 under. There were 107 players
in 18 mostly teams of six players. It was a nice, mild day