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 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 $60.00 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.
Winner - A Flight Champion - Richard Renna
2016 PRESIDENT'S CUP CHAMPION
2nd Place - C Flight Champion - Joseph Choi
3rd Place - A Flight Champion - Sam Murad
4th Place - D Flight Champion - James Cembrano
2016 Club Championship Winners
Flight A - Ron Allen