Men’s Golf – July Update

On May 28 we played Arrowood Golf Club in Oceanside. We had a great turnout and beautiful weather. The game played was “Individual Net Play.” First Place went to Gary Katsuki who won with a 79 (net 57) Go Gary! Second Place went to Bill Verbrugge with a net 63, Third Place went to John Monson with a net 68, Fourth Place went to Bob Russell with a net 69 and Fifth Place went to Mac Brown with a net 70. Closest to the pin on #3 Bill Johnson and, on #11, Roy Dohner.

On June 11 we played Pala Mesa Golf Resort in Fallbrook. A great course and the weather again was beautiful. The game played was “Team Tin Whistle.” For those who care, the scoring is done on a hole by hole basis with a net bogey counting as point, net par counts as 2, a net birdie counts as 3, and a net eagle counts as 4. The Team with the most points wins.

First Place with 132 pts. went to the Team of Boyd Van Ness, Bob Gutknecht, Gay Katsuki, and Morry Dohner. Second Place with 130 pts. went to The Team of Hal Allen, Peter Rask, Jack Sweeney, and Woody Woodward. Third Place with 129 pts. went to the Team of Kent Wellbrock and his supporting cast of Roy Dohner, Don Duffer, and Bob Russell. Closest to the pin on #4 Dennis Rosene and, on #14, Hal Allen.

On July 9, we will play a favorite, Talega, in San Clemente. We welcome anyone who wants to join our group. We have golfers of every skill level from single digit handicaps to very high handicaps. Our only requirement is that you have fun. For more information contact Roy Dohner at, or Bob Russell at

Senior Golf rules: Rule 5: Putts that stop close enough to the cup that they could be blown in, may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more than three inches from the hole. No one wants to make a travesty of the game.

Rule 6.a.9(k): There is no penalty for so-called “out of bounds.” If penny-pinching golf course owners bought sufficient land, this would not occur. The senior golfer deserves an apology, not a penalty.

Rule 7.g.15(z): There is no penalty for a ball in a water hazard, as golf balls should float. Senior golfers should not be penalized for manufacturers’ shortcomings.

—Bob Russell

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