Trip USA 2018 - Indio, CA - November
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Wednesday, November 28 - Played the first day of the two day eclectic Men's Club tournament with Howard Beloved, Jerry Phillips, Randy Behrens and Ray Bustamante. Played well and had a 57 - 3 over par. Need to improve on 5 holes next week - had 5 bogies - but 2 birdies - no doubles.

Monday, November 26
- Played with Chet Harvey, Ron Davis, Marty Kusz, and Don Moesch in the skins game. I had lots of good chances for birdies but made none. There were 17 players. There were 5 skins so I lost $1.25. Chet had two of the skins which were worth $4 each. It was a nice cool morning when we started but warmed up to the low 70s by the time we finished.

Saturday, November 24
- On my scrambles team were John [Slim] Mulhern, Robin Hill, Judy Justus, Linda Tarte, Trene Green and Carolee Moesch. We had 8 birdies for a 46 and were 4 shots out of the money. I played better than I have been but did not give our team a chance for many birdies. Linda made a long birdie putt on 15 and must have jumped 3 feet in the air. There were 92 players mostly in 6-somes. Two players had a hole-in-one worth $63 each. It was a nice warm morning with temperatures in the low 70s by the time we finished.
Winners - Click here to see full results.

Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving
- Fran and Bill Fenical hosted Thanksgiving at their home in Del Mar [San Diego]. Granddaughter Ashley was chief cook. Charlotte helped Ashley. Around the table; Scott Fenical [son-in-law], Scott Lessin, 5 year old Charlotte Lessin, Ashley, Fran, Bill, Brady, Kat Lessin [Lynette's sister], and Lynette [daughter]. Ashley, with the help of many including Charlotte, prepared a great turkey dinner.
Menu by Ashley
Ashley and Charlotte - Photo by Fran
Scott F, Scott L, Charlotte L, Ashley, Fran, Bill, Brady, Kat L, Lynette

Wednesday, November 21
- At the Villa L'Auberge in Del Mar for the evening. Rented Villa 602 using AirBnB.
Panoramic sunset view from the balcony at the villa.

Wednesday, November 21
- Played with Ron Holmwall, Doug Murray, Al Riederer and Chuck Builder in the Men's Club event. Format was individual score - play your own ball. Once again I did not play well and had a 68. Ron and Doug had 59s and were in the money. Chuck had a bad case of the 'shanks' and called it quits on the 7th hole. There were 84 players in mostly 5-somes.
Ron and Doug were in the Money.
Click here to see full results.

Monday, November 19
- Howard Beloved and Jerry Phillips and I played the skins game. I had one birdie on the 5th hole and it was good for a skin. There were 13 players. So a skin was worth 12 quarters - $3. I netted $2.25. Jerry got a skin for his birdie on the 4th hole and Howard got a skin for his birdie on the 9th hole.
The 5th green with the Patriot in the background.
The 6th hole. Nice, sunny day.

Saturday, November 17
- I played with Mike Dixon, Ruth Irwin, Annie Klesath and Gary Alloway in the couples scramble. We were 7 under with a 47 and were 4 shots out of the money. Once again I did not play well. There were 85 players in 17 five-somes. The winning team had a 41 with 13 birdies. It was a sunny, cool morning but warmed up nicely by the time we finished.
Winners - click here to see full results.

Wednesday, November 14
- Today was RCB Mens Club team play. I played with Dennis Dabbs, Tom May, Neal Lanum and Jim Sheppard. Started on the first hole. Did not do well on the front nine and somewhat better on the back. Team was 60 on the front but 74 on the back for a total of 134. I had another lousy day shooting 66. Dennis was our hero shooting one under par 53. He was responsible for 37 of the points. I contributed only 24. The rest of us contributed about the same. There were 85 players in 5 somes. The winning team had 152. The 5th place team had 141 so we were just 7 shots out of the money. Larry Vickers had another hole-in-one - on the 11th hole and got $35 for it. He had one on Monday on the 9th hole.
Winning Team - Click here to see full results.

Monday, November 12
- There were 10 skins players. I had one tied birdie and lots of 'shanks'. Played with Ron Holmwall, Ron Davis, Ron Gunn and Cliff Pearce. Ron Gunn had one skin. Larry Vickers aced the 9th hole and won $4.50 for the effort. Jerry Phillips had a good day with 3 skins. I lost $2.50. It was a chilly day when we started but warmed up nicely by the time we finished.

Saturday, November 10
- Our RCB scrambles team consisted of me, Barry Walsh, Randy Behrens, Lori Grand and Luretta Harvey. We played exceptionally well. We started on the 2nd hole. We had 11 consecutive birdies. Finished with 15 birdies. Had a score of 39. We took first place, but by just one stroke, and won $8 each. Buy-in was $2 so we netted $6. Click the results graphic to see the full results. Lori had 3 birdies on her own ball. Luretta had 2. There were 71 players mostly in 5 somes. It was a sunny, cool morning with temperatures in the low 50s but warmed up to the mid 80s by the time we finished.
The Winners. Click here to see full results.

Wednesday, November 7
- The RCB Men's Golf Club opening day format was individual play -  count your own ball. I played with Jerry Phillips, Dave Lozano, Doug Murray and Rodger Weise. I had a 68 - not good. Playing well: Dave [55 won $8], Jerry [56 won $4] and Doug [59 won $2]. There were 77 players mostly in 5 somes. It was a very sunny day with temperatures in the high 60s when we started and reached the mid 80s by the time we finished.
Click here to see full results.

Monday, November 5
- We had seven guys play the Monday Skins game. I had 2 birdies good for skins, which means that I made $3. There were 6 other skins so I lost $1.50 on those and netted $1.50 for the day. Played with Ron Davis, Randy Behrens and Ron Gunn. Ron Gunn played well - he had 4 birdies with 3 for a skin. He was today's big winner.

Saturday, November 3
- Today was opening day for the RCB golf course. There was a very large turnout. About 180 players in 23 eight-somes.  My teammates were Kay Rayment, Erkle Howe, Brant Macnab, Jim Sheppard, Gary Barth, Kathy Forcum and Don McCarthy. Our team had a 49, 5 birdies. The only prize to be had today was a hole-in-one. There was no hole-in-one so the prize money was put into the raffle. Kay came by and handed me $10 which I won during the raffle. It was in the low 60's when we started so a jacket was needed but it got into the low 90's by the time we finished.

Thursday, November 1
- Back at Rancho Casa Blanca, Indio, CA. It is an Adult Lifestyle RV Resort & Country Club in the Coachella Valley. The resort has a nice 18 hole par 3 golf course. In space 357 again - this is the fourth season on this pad.  Here for the winter - will leave next April 1st. The resort has 800 RV pads. People own their pad and most of them have put a single-wide mobile home on it. The homes are also called 'park-models'. Resort elevation is below sea level at negative 91 feet.
Rancho Casa Blanca - Google Earth View - Click to Enlarge

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