Happy New Year to All Our Members
Don't miss our first General Membership Meeting of 2018 on January 23rd at Clubhouse 2. The meeting will start at 8:15 am and be preceded by free coffee and donuts starting at 7:15 am. Course Superintendent Sean Cincotta and Director of Golf Operations Tom McCray will give reports on their respective areas of work and will take questions. Major Tournament Chairman Ron Kula (email@example.com) and his committee will accept entries from 7:15 - 8:15 am into the Shackleford Monster Tournament to be held on February 7th. Peter Kuhn Kim and his Wednesday Tournament Committee will be accepting entries into the next regular Wednesday Tournament and the 2018 Hole-In-One pot. Both Tournament Chairmen will have their respective Tournament Winner Awards ready for payout.
Remember to sign up for the free greens fee/hotdog and Jersey Mike's drawings and please enter our 50/50 drawing which supports our LWMGC Team play for the year. Fifty percent of what is collected goes to the team play and fifty percent is paid to the lucky winners in two drawings during the meeting.
Also, sign up for the monthly putting contest which is held immediately following the Membership Meeting. Hope to see everyone at the meeting.
Congratulations to 2017 Putting Champion
Ralph Belitz Took Top Putting Honors in 2017
To see the entire year's players and scoring, click HERE
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, least one team is eliminated on each hole until the last team standing.
The winning team for the last Derby of 2017 is:
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 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: Team USA and Team International; International Captain Fred Yune accepting Village Cup Trophy from USA Team Captain Dan Davis; Results of 2017 Village Cup
2018 Board of Directors
Here is your 2018 Board of Directors and Officers.
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:
2017 Team Play - Navy Match 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 Navy Match Team.
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 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
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
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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
The 2018 President's Ball was held on January 15th at a wonderfully decorated Clubhouse 5. Jolanda supplied the food, Don Goldberg and the Silver Foxes provided the lively music and minstrel serenades. Over 225 people attended the formal event and all agreed it was an exceptional evening of dancing and socializing with your fellow golfers. If you missed this year, don't worry, we'll do it again next January and you are invited. The pictures from the Ball will be available soon so look at this site for a link in the not too distant future.
Letter From The Foundation of Laguna Woods Village
The Foundation of Laguna Woods Village sent the LWMGC a very special letter thanking us
for the generous donation our club made to The Foundation and to send their condolences.
You can read the letter HERE.
The Laguna Woods Men's Golf Club
The Laguna Woods Men’s Golf Club provides 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. The Club takes a leadership role in representing the golfing community in Laguna Woods Village. Membership is open to all male residents who own and occupy or lease a manor in the gated community of Laguna Woods Village and who are 55 years of age or older. Applications for a new 12-month membership or renewal membership are available online when using a credit card for payment:
(Select here - Online Application).
Payment by cash or check – submit a paper Laguna Woods Men's 18-Hole Golf Club Application form (download here) or available by the posting computer or in Club Room #1) in 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 and renewing dues $70.00 per year which includes Club dues, membership in the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) and right to compete for rewards in the club's regular Wednesday tournaments. Renewing members must pay an additional $25 late fee if renewal is after 12-month membership expiration date. Monthly meetings of the General Membership are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month except December.
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Joe Santini, David Cho, Mike Walo and Don Fleming
Winner - C Flight Champion - David Cho
2017 PRESIDENT'S CUP CHAMPION
2nd Place - B Flight Champion - Sam Murad
3rd Place - A Flight Champion - Mike Walo
4th Place - D Flight Champion - Joe Santini
2016 Club Championship Winners
Flight A - Ron Allen