In addition to our regular $10.00 tournament entry fee, the Club collects $1.00 from every player. This money goes into a “Hole-in-One Pot.” When a member shoots a hole-in-one in a tournament, he gets all the money in the pot. A new pot will then start accumulating.
Who Are We?
The Santa Barbara Men's Golf Club plays tournaments every third Sunday and the previous Monday at the beautiful Santa Barbara Golf Club.
We also offer special events including:
Membership privileges include:
Our Policy is to have 40% of the players place "in the money".
Election of SCGA Team Captain
The SB Men's Club's SCGA Team Play team competes each year against teams in its pool from other nearby courses. The winners of the pools continue competition until a Southern California Team Play Champion is crowned.
All Club members can try out for our team that typically has 18 to 24 players and enters its competitions under the direction of a Captain. This Captain's responsibilities include setting up the matches and deciding which team members compete in any given match.
Two Club members have been nominated to be the 2016 Captain. A ballot to elect one of these two men will be sent to all members on August 1, 2015. To help members cast an informed ballot, details of the two candidates are presented here:
"It is my understanding that the voting for Team Captain is open to the whole Men’s Club membership. That is rediculous. I can’t imagine that those not participating in team play give a damn who the team captain is.
In my opinion Greg with his many years of experience and his willingness to do this thankless job is an obvious choice."
My name is Rick Gerard. I have 4 years experience in Team Play (3 years with SBMGC and 1 year with Glen Annie) I believe that our club can be competitive in any group. I think it’s imperative to begin the dialog with other teams ASAP to maximize our options. I intend to ask Dominic Namnath to co-captain and anyone else with a desire to participate to help develop strategy and to assist in finding good group to play in. I hope to minimize the travel burden but not the fun! I look forward to receiving your vote and to work together to develop a strong team that can compete in 2016.
City Council to Consider Golf Course Future
Santa Barbara City Council will be in session on July 28th at 2:00 pm and on the agenda will be the Santa Barbara Golf Club contracts. Everyone is welcome to make public comment and this is your personal opportunity to voice your opinion. The full agenda with time estimates will be posted here by the City when available. (Click Here)
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McFadden Tourney Raises $900 for Junior Golf
Thirty-seven local golfers joined together on Saturday, June 13 to play golf and raise $900 to support local youth golf programs. The golfers included members of our own SB Men’s Golf Club, the Paisanos , local Women’s clubs and eleven junior golfers. Most of the participants had great fun playing in a scramble format with the juniors evenly distributed among the teams. Eight golfers also elected to participate in a Skins competition.
Jim Langley, one of the event’s organizers noted that, “Everybody enjoyed playing in the mixed teams and really felt good about raising the money for the kids.” The intention is to continue this annual event, which is named for long-time local golfer Tom McFadden. “We think it is good for junior golf and the future of the game locally.” Mr. Langley says.
Rodriguez and Milner To Represent Club
Larry Rodriguez and Brian Milner shot an impressive two-round 117 to take first place in our Club's 2-Man Better Ball competition on Sunday. They will represent us in the SCGA's 2-Man region-wide competition that will held in the Fall.
Second place went to Jeffrey Earnest and Greg Bristol with a 124, which might have been good enough to win on most days.
Five other teams competed in this play-off competition because they placed in the top of the field during our regular 2-man Better-Ball event on June 21.
Larry and Brian, play well in the Fall!
Howe/Bristol Win Wednesday Horse Race
Howard Howe sunk a clutch 4 footer to win June's Wednesday Horse Race after his partner, Greg Bristol pitched the ball close from off the green. Second place went to Mike Woodard and xxx who outlasted three other teams.
Our summer Horse Races are great fun, start at 5:30 in the afternoon, take only about 1 1/2 hours and, maybe best of all, don't require paying any green fees. You just buy into the prize fund for $5.00 and play.
How does a Horse Race work?
July Rules Quiz
Fitch and Abercrombie (we’ll call him Abe) are playing and marking each other’s cards in a Men’s Club individual formatted Monday tournament. On Hole #3, Fitch pulls his second shot so that it lands to the left of both the green and the bunker on the green’s immediate left. After he arrives at his ball, he walks forward into the bunker in order to better see where the pin is located and how the green slopes near it. Before he leaves the bunker, Fitch rakes the footprints he made. He then pitches his ball over the bunker and onto the green and then takes two putts to hole out.
How many strokes should Fitch tell Abe to write on his card for him?
1. 5 strokes total, there is no penalty
2. 6 strokes total including a 1 stroke penalty
3. 7 strokes total including a 2 stroke penalty
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Plan Ahead While We’re Still Young
Our Club tournaments’ pace-of-play is still too slow. But you can help.
It’s simple. If each guy in your group is ready to putt when its his turn, you can all finish quickly and walk off the green, proud that you have done your part to speed up play.
The secret – Plan Ahead. Begin your pre-putt preparations as soon as you get to the green. Find your line, gauge your distance, and take a few practice strokes while others are reading their putts. You DON’T need to wait for others to putt to do this. Then, when it is your turn, move up to your ball, check your line, and stroke the ball. Simple!
Another trick your group should practice. If a pin needs tending, the guy with his ball closest to the hole should do the tending. This allows the next putters to ready themselves. Nobody will need to wait for the pin-tender to go through his whole pre-putt routine after he lays the pin down. Simple!
Take the initiative to suggest these things to your group members as you play. Many players just don’t realize where they are wasting time. Help them understand and we’ll all benefit.
Arnold Hits Big One
Jeff Arnold aced the #8 hole during our May Sunday tournament to take $505.00 from our Hole-in-One Insurance Pot. Established last Fall by the Board of Directors for just such a happening, the fund is built by each member contributing $1.00 each time he plays in a tournament. It is intended not only to reward the player for achieving golf’s ultimate goal of a hole in one, but also to defer the inevitable bar tab the player accumulates while his fellow players help him celebrate.
And celebrate they did. Jeff’s bar tab totaled $280.00, a testimony to his fellow members' eagerness to help him enjoy his achievement.
Jeff, who plays to a 6 handicap these days, hit a 7-iron to a front pin on #8 and says the ball flew directly into the cup, bounced up about a foot into the air, and dropped down to stay in the hole for the ace. This was his third life-time ace, the second on this same hole!
The Sunday Hole-in-One pot now drops down to $0.00 but will build up quickly through the summer. The Monday pot is now at $223.00 and ripe for the taking.
Tournament Schedule for 2015
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Monday August 10 at 9:00 am
Sunday August 16 at 9:00 am
Saturday August 22 at 3:00
Wednesday August 26 at 5:30 pm
Monday, Sept. 14 at 9:00 am
Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept.20 at 9:00 am
Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 5:30
Monday, October 12 at 9:00 am
Sunday, October 18 at 9:00 am
Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 pm
Monday, Nov. 9 at 9:00 am
Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9:00am
Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2:00 pm
Monday, December 14 at 9:00 am
Sunday, December 20 at 9:00 am