2018 Memorial Tournament
The 2018 Memorial Golf Tournament was a great success raising over $30,000 for The Foundation of Laguna Woods Village! This is the second year the Men's Club has partnered with Village of Laguna Woods and VMS per02who also donated a Tee Sign), Brian Gruner, Becky Jackson and Jackie Kupfert for all their help. Also a big thanks to Tom McCray and his team of golf professionals whose help was invaluable in making the day possible! And a special Thank You to Lorraine Tagliaferri and her crew who checked-in all the players and gave out all the goodies!
Check presentation to The Foundation of Laguna Woods Village: L to R Tom Sirkel, Beth Perak, John Soule, Brian Gruner, Marcy Sheinwold and David Schmidli
Winners of the 2018 Handicap Division: L to R Bill Allison, Chris Berra, Tammy Limon
and Sam Murad
Winners of the Non-Handicap Division (not shown): George Ramirez, Tony Jonas, Mike Thompson and Gary Aldrup
For pictures from the 2018 Memorial, click HERE
2017 Memorial Tournament, Another Success!
It goes without saying that the Laguna Woods Men's Golf Club members are active participants because we enjoy playing golf. Yet, when being a golf enthusiast results in helping those in our community with a donation, we beam with pride for our love of golf. Yes, the 2017 Memorial Golf Tournament, put on by the LWMGC to honor our deceased members in partnership with the Laguna Woods Village, raised more than $43,500 for the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village!
A successful fund raiser does not happen by chance. Hard work, a great partnership and the generosity of members and sponsors contributed to this tremendous success story. Early in the planning of this event, Brad Hudson, CEO of Village Management Services Inc. (VMS) agreed to partnering with LWMGC in the planning and execution of this event. Lori Moss (Community Manager) and her staff led by Brian Gruner, Recreation and Special Events Director, gave generously of their time, expertise, resources and contacts to assist in making the 2017 Memorial Golf Tournament the most successful ever! Their commitment supported by the efforts of Board of Director member Dave Schmidli and the team that assisted him allowed this tournament to exceed it's fundraising and participation expectations. In addition, the wonderful meal prepared by Jolanda, the great raffle and auction items capped by a trip to Hawaii, the music of Doug Houston and great weather added to the total success of this tournament. Thirty-one sponsors donated over $37,000 for everything from hats and shirts to tee signs. Without these sponsors this triumphant fund raising event would not have happened. Please support our generous Sponsors for this tournament as well as for the manual we receive each year! Finally, we must thank the 217 players and 277 dinner guests; each contributed to the wonderful golf, fundraising success and the fun evening of this 'classy' and successful occasion.
Let's not forget the winners, after all, this was a golf tournament. The triumphant winners:
Handicap Flight - 1st: Murad, Allison, Limon, Berra
1st Place - Sam Murad, Bill Allison, Tamela Limon, Chris Berra
2nd Place - Dennis Yune, Christine Yune, Namon Kim, Oksoon Park
3rd Place - Jim Salino, Mel Culbertson, Larry Whaley, Alex Paulson
4rd Place - Bob Howe, Allen Shirley, Charlene Shirley, Diane Gallentine
1st Place _ Donn Johnson, Drew Downey, Brian Campbell, Greg Veneman
2nd Place - Bob Alderete, Greg Les, Ray Alderete, Jr., Jim George
3rd Place - Rick Renna, Chris Renna, Ricci Renna, Garth Small
For complete listing of Results click HERE
For photos of the day and foursomes click HERE
2017 Village Cup
International Team edges out Team USA to win cup!
The Village Cup, our version of a modified Ryder Cup, was a fun day of camaraderie and competitive golf. Twenty Men's Club members on each team competed in a 27-hole alternate shot, best ball and match play tournament format. Afterward everyone met in the Village Greens to await the results and to finally celebrate the International win. It was a close contest and an excellent day of golf. A big thank you to USA team captain Dan Davis and International's victorious captain Fred Yune, for organizing and overseeing this fun and successful tournament.
Photos Clockwise from Top: (Top) Team USA and Team International; (Bottom Pic) International Captain Fred Yune accepting the Village Cup Trophy from USA Team Captain Dan Davis.
Congratulations to the
2017 Putting Champion
Ralph Belitz Took Top Putting Honors in 2017
To see the entire year's players and scoring, click HERE
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2017 Family Pride Results
A hearty thank you goes out to all the planners, helpers and participants in the Annual Family Pride Tournament.
Congratulations to the Flight winners !
1st Place Team - Rency Biagan and Kyle Biagan
2nd Place Team - Len Peverieri and Colleen Kane
3rd Place Team - Frank Tybor and Frank Tybor, Jr.
A Letter from ...
The Foundation of Laguna Woods Village
The mission of the Foundation of Laguna Woods Village is to provide temporary financial assistance to qualified economically disadvantaged residents of the community. The Foundation sent the LWMGC a special letter thanking the club for their generous monetary donation. You can read the actual letter HERE.
The Laguna Woods Men's Golf Club
The Laguna Woods Men's Golf Club (LWMGC - The Club) exists to provide its members with opportunities for pleasure, recreation and social relationships. Contributions made by the club membership to charitable organizations help support those in our community who are in need. Our club takes a leadership role in representing the golfing community in Laguna Woods Village. Membership is open to male residents who own and occupy, or lease and occupy, a manor in the gated LWV community and who are aged 55 or older. Applications for a new or renewal 12-month membership are available online when using a credit card for payment. Select here > Online Application
If making Payment by cash or check: submit a printed LWMGC application form (download here), or it's available at the Men's Club drop slot beneath the posting computer next to the Golf Shop in the Village Greens building. New member dues are $85.00 per year (renewing dues $70.00 per year) which includes Club dues, membership in the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) and the right to compete for rewards in the club's regular Wednesday tournaments. Renewing members must pay an additional $25 late fee if renewal payment is received after the 12-month membership expiration date. Monthly meetings of the General membership are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December No meeting).
2018 LWMGC Board of Directors
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View Photos from
the 2018 President's Ball
2017 President's Cup Winners
Joe Santini, David Cho, Mike Walo and Don Fleming
2017 PRESIDENT'S CUP CHAMPION
Winner - C Flight Champion - David Cho
2nd Place - B Flight Champion - Sam Murad
3rd Place - A Flight Champion - Mike Walo
4th Place - D Flight Champion - Joe Santini
2017 Club Championship
2017 Club Champion Winners
Club Champion - Ken Reinach
A-Flight Winner - David Lilyquist
B-Flight Winner - Ki Hong So
C-Flight Winner - Nak Kim
D-Flight Winner - James Cembrano
2017 Annual Derby - 38 Players - 19 Teams
The November Annual Derby - Largest in 2017
The Derby was a big success in November with 19 teams teeing off for an exciting time for all. For the golfers who take part most say it is one of the best Men's Club events. The format is simple, high handicappers are paired with low ones to form two man teams. Then it's alternate shot until the ball is holed. Depending upon the number of teams involved, at least one team is eliminated on each hole until the last team standing.
The winning team for the last Derby of 2017:
Sam Murad and Dennis Bourdreau
Click here for a listing of the other top placements.
Congratulations to all the winners and
players in the final 2017 Derby!
2017 Member-Guest Tournament
The LWMGC Member-Guest Tournament was held on Saturday, August 19 with 108 golfers and 134 dinner guests. The weather was perfect, course conditions excellent and the camaraderie priceless. The Box Lunch, Goodie Bag of useful items, and the Dinner after golf, made it a great day for our members and their guests. And of course there were winners. The field was divided into handicap and non-handicap players. And the winners are...
Handicap Flight - Bob Off and Lorraine Tagliaferri
Non-Handicap Flight - John Bassler and Bill Pollock
Congratulations to all our winners
and to a fun tournament!
(L-R) Bob Off and Lorraine Tagliaferri
with LWMGC President, Don Fleming
For team pictures from the Member-Guest click HERE
2017 LWMGC Team Play vs. Navy... a Win!
LWMGC victorious against the Navy Team.
LWMGC Team Play Captain Mike Walo (right) accepts the Navy Match trophy
from Navy Captain Bob Hart (left) on November 27, 2017. The combined
two-match point totals of LWMGC 915 to Navy 749 using the Scotch Scoring
format regained the "Coot Bird" trophy after the 2016 Navy victory. This
win gave LWMGC their seventh victory in eight events since the matches
started in 2010.
Congratulations to the LWMGC Team!