Golf News — January 30, 2015


9ers Golf Club

The 9ers Golf Club will hold a Sweetheart Tournament on February 12, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Any level of golfer is welcome, including those who’ve only had a few lessons. Single golfers are welcome and will be paired with another single. The cost is $35 per person, which includes lunch, awards and prizes. (The nine-hole green fee is not included.) Signup sheets are in the Golf Pro Shop.

The 9ers Golf Club is a member of the Women’s Southern California Golf Association. The group tees off at 10 a.m. on Thursdays for nine holes of golf. Any level golfer is welcome, including those who’ve only had a few lessons. Be in the Magnolia Room 30 minutes before tee time. For more information, call Linda Kielty at 951-746-2250 or Diana Castillo at 951-970-8931.

After Lunch Bunch

With temperatures in the mid-70s, 32 Canyon Lakers competed in last week’s game of “2 Best Balls and 3 on Par 5.” The results were as follows:

1st – Hal Stiffler, Nick Valencia, Gordon Westby and Randy Bonner, 142

2nd – Fran Pothier, Ken Mathes, Joe Henderson and Bobby Gunter, 144

3rd – Phil Lerch, Walt Popper, Dennis Franks and Lee Lilly, 145

The Canyon Lake course record for his game is 128, scored by Scott Collins, Fran Pothier, Tom Tapp and Wil St. Lawrence on September 19, 2001.

The three winners in the skins competition were Bill Hallahan on hole 2, Dennis Franks on 5 and Bob Stinson on 10.

Last week, the “Bunch” welcomed newcomers Phil Lerch and Tony Campus. The format for next week’s game is Partners Best Ball; players can pick their own foursomes.

The weekly game is open to all Canyon Lakers with an established handicap. Signups take place between 8:30 and 9:15 a.m. on Friday mornings in the Magnolia Room, or by phone at 249-4565 or 237-6102. The entry fee is $5; there is an optional skins game for an additional $5.

Quote: “The only sure rule in golf is that he who has the fastest cart never has a bad lie.” — Mickey Mantle

Women’s Golf Club

“Amore” is the theme this year of the Canyon Lake Women’s Valentine Golf Tournament. The format is a foursome scramble, teeing off at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10. Awards will follow the Italian buffet luncheon in the Country Club.

The tournament is open to all Women’s Golf Club members at a cost of $35. Lunch only is available for $15. Sign up at the Golf Pro Shop. For more information, call Linda Kamashian at 951-244-3675 or Linda Johnson at 951-285-5050.

The Women’s Golf Club meets regularly on Tuesdays to play 18 holes of golf. CLWGC is a member of the Women’s Southern California Golf Association, responsible for handicapping services for members. Applications are available in the Pro Shop. For more information, contact Linda Kamashian at 951-244-3675 or Sue Sell at 951-660-7355.

Men’s Golf Club Sweetheart Tournament

The Men’s Golf Club will hold its annual Sweetheart Tournament on February 15, open to all residents of Canyon Lake and their partners. Single golfers also are invited to participate, with pairing help from the tournament committee.

This tournament is open to members of the Men’s Golf Club, Women’s Golf Club, Family Golf Club and 9ers Golf Club, as well as golfers who don’t belong to a club. It’s possible there will be a “Callaway Flight” for golfers without a handicap index. Cost is $35 per person, with lunch and awards after golf included. There will be closest-to-the hole contests and four $5 skins games.

Sign up in the Golf Pro Shop. For more information, contact Tournament Director Bill Levis at 951-228-8268; email

Family Golf Club

The Family Golf Club is a member of the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA). It holds open meetings the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at the Country Club.  Members play Wednesday afternoons. Applications for the Family Golf Club are available at or contact Mary Leathley at 951-244-0114.


Clubs are invited to submit information and photos to by 5 p.m. Monday, earlier when possible.


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