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Special Report

2022: The Year in Review

Olivas Seniors


 Now that the 2022 Golf Year is behind us, let's take a brief look 

back at some of the highlights that took place during the year:


1. Our Membership grew to 209 Members (20 +/- on the waiting list)


2. We had 4 Holes in 1 during the year:

    a. Bill Kane Dec, 20, 2021  # 17

    b. Mike McGann  April 25, 2022  #17

    c. Bob Szejn  May 31, 2022  #17

    d. Mike Knight Oct. 3, 2022 #8


3. We had 6 “Eagles” reported on Par 4’s

   a.  Bill Gohlke # 9

   b.  Phil Williamson # 16

   c.  Jack Wiltfang  # 9

   d.  John Dudik  #1

   e.  Dan Murphy #16

   f.   Dan Turner #12   

   g.  Hal Grant  #4

   h.  Pete Althof  #12


4. Our Top 10 Money Winners for 2022 were:

    1. Gavin Hamilton          $93

    2. Gary Walin                 $77

    3. Phil Williamson          $74

    4. Sid Frank                   $64

    5. Jack Clements          $61

    6. Gary Scott                 $61

    7. Ken Boyd                   $60

    8. Jeff Margulies           $59

    9. Arnie Moser               $57

  10. Jack Wiltfang            $57


5. Our Club Champions for 2022 were:

    a. Low Gross:                          Dave Stoltz                       

    b. Low Net "A" Flight:             Doug Klingensmith

    c. Low Net "B" Flight:             Dennis Flynn   

    d. Low Net "C" Flight:             Richard Adam

    e. "Super Srs" Low Gross:      Buck Jeans   

    f.  "Super Srs"  Low Net:        Jim Rivas

6. Our Match Play Champions for 2022 were:

    a. Bracket 1:  Dominick Bruno

    b. Bracket 2:  Brien Fitzgerald

    c. Bracket 3:  Hugh Clabaugh


7. Our Best Scores of the Year were:

    a. Low Gross:  

        69:  Kevin Rennie  Michael Blue (2)

        70:  Kevin Rennie  Pete Althof (2)  Gavin Hamilton

        71:  Kevin Rennie  Rich Kirby  Michael Blue Jeff Davies

               Gary Scott  John Trueba

        72:  Gavin Hamilton (3) Rich Kirby  Gary Scott  Pete Althof

               Craig Adams (2)  Michael Blue (3) Vince Jimenez  Greg Mathews

               Jeff Davies  Dave Stoltz


b. Best Low Net Scores: 

       63:   Bill Custer

       64:   Lloyd Arnett  Gavin Hamilton  Robert Rada

       65:  Joel Gershon  Bruce Iler  Craig Alton  Robert Skillin

              Ron Kaplan  Brien Fitzgerald  Jim Donswyk  Pete Althof

              Al Schumacher  Dennis Flynn Sid Frank  John Trueba

       66:  Gregory Harrison  Rich Kirby  Robert Skillin  Dick Fisher

              Glenn Hamashita  Jack Clements Val Mayer  Bill Kane

              Myles Monroe  Theo Fallati (2)  Paul Fridrich  Bob Brisbine 

              Carl Lauten  Walt Wilson 


     c. Our Best 4 Man Scramble Scores (Gross) were: 

        58:  Jeff Polan  Bill Wood  Craig Adams  Dan Adams

        59:  Mike Knight  Joel Godfrey  Carl Lauten

               Jeff Davies  Wayne Troxell  Pete Althof  Gary Scott

               Dave Stoltz  Rich Kirby  Steve Walden  Gregory Harrison

        60:  David Frost  Carl Vanderveen  Dan Murphy  Brien Fitzgerald 

               Gavin Hamilton  Randy Hart  Larry Owens  Mike Bell 

               John Hammil  Ely Enriquez  Brad Zlomke  Vince Jimenez

               Robert Skillin  Lindsay Wellman  Steve Drosdek  Kevin Rennie

               Dave Stoltz  Rich Kirby  Steve Walden  Vince Jimenez

               Phil Williamson  Wayne Lewis  Ray Krakowski  Doug Moe

        61:  Robert Skillin  Lindsay Wellman  Steve Drosek  Kevin Rennie

               Mike Knight  Ron Gudgeon  Joel Godfrey  Carl Lauten 

               Mike Knight  Ron Gudgeon  Joel Godfrey  Arnie Moser

               Mike Knight  Joel Godfrey  Carl Lauten  Raul DaCosta 

               John Dudik  Jeff Kaplowitz  Gary Zietlow  Phil Williamson

               Myles Monroe  Pete Cosenza  Jeff Chandler  Iain O’Higgins

               Jeff Davies  Wayne Troxell  Pete Althof  (Doug Jone) (3)

               Mike Barra  Joe Pastorello  Norm Louie Todd McGrady (2)

               Mike Barra  Todd McGrady  Brien Fitzgerald

               Jeff Margulies  Doug Klingensmith  John Oxford

               Gary Walin  Bill Custer  Jim O’Neil

               Bob Underhill  Hal Grant  Gary Best

               Gavin Hamilton  Larry Owens  Mike Bell  Gary Scott


d. Our Best 4 Man Scramble Scores (Net) were: 

         42:  Jack Clements  Charlie Caspary  Dominick Bruno  Gene Blythe

         43:  Jack Clements  Charlie Caspary  Jim Rivas

         44:  Ken Boyd  Robeert Sanchez  Danny Russell

                Jack Cllements  Charlie Caspary  Gene Blythe  Garth Price

         45:  Jack Clements  Charlie Caspary  Gene Blythe 

         46:  Manny Centeno  Larry Mueller  Mike Greenslate  Jim Knapp

                Jack Clements  Charlie Caspary  Jim Rivas  Gene Blythe

                Jack Clements  Charlie Caspary  Dominick Bruno

                Mike Young  Robert Rada  Lorry Gershon

                Jim Rivas  Dave Laubacher  Del Hanson

         47:  Dan Turner  Ron Rubenstein  John Palmer

                Jim Rivas  Dave Laubacher  Jack Clements

         48:  David Frost  Brien Fitzgerald  Mike McGann  Steve Burhans

                Brian Baird  Rick Williams  Tom Bruce

                Richard Slyker  Rick Riley  Pete Ross  Michael Blue

                Ron Rubenstein  John Palmer  Harvey Harris  Carl Gregory

                Manny Centeno  Larry Mueller  Jim Knapp  Jon Kono

                Richard Adam  Rick Underwood  Dean Immel  Tom Grainger 


8. The 2022 Ventura Cup was cancelled for 2022.


9. History: “Out of Town” Tournaments 

    a.  Las Posas Country Club: Oct. 15, 2020

    b.  Moorpark Country Club:  Jan. 21, 2021

    c   Ojai Valley Inn:  April 29, 2021

    d.  Moorpark Country Club:  Jan. 20, 2022


10. Our 2022 Scholarship Recipient was Jared Lantiegne who played

      Golf for Footthill Technology and will be attending Ventura College.


11. We are Grateful for the Friendship and Wonderful 

      Memories of our Departed Members in 2022:

      a. Peter Nicholas  Jan. 23rd

      b. Rod Ibers  Jan. 25th

      c. Rich Guzik  April 18th

      d. Dominick Bruno  Sept 17th

      e. Rick Masterson Nov. 4th


12. We want to thank our 2022 Board Members who kept

     everything running so smoothly. 

     a.  Alan McIntosh (President & Tournament Chair)

     b.  John Dudik (V. P., Handicap, Rules, Social, Match Play, V. Cup)

     c.  Don Nicksay  (Secretary)                            

     d.  Del Hanson (Treasurer)

     e.  Jeff Kaplowitz (Membership Chair, Match Play, V. Cup, Social)

     f.   Paul Fridrich (Scholarship Chair /Social Committee)

     g.  Jeff Margulies (Out of Town Tournament Chair)

     h.  Steve Moore (New Director)

     i.   Bill Phillips (Past President Emeritus)


  **And Special Thanks to Richard Adam, our Web-Master for the great job he 

     does keeping Our Website up to date. (Https:// )


14. Rain Outs & Cancellations

      a. Mon. Dec. 27th  Rain

      b. Mon. March 28th Rain

      c. Mon. Nov. 7th  Rain


15. Miscellaneous Trivia:

      a. Heavy winds Feb. 22nd. Just 36 players finished!!

      b. 9 Hole (Best 9) Tournament held March 7th during “Aeration”

          Best Scores: Net “33”: Dan Ballard  Steve Drosdek  John Vigiano

      c. Sept. 6th: Hottest day of the year for Golf (85 degrees)

      d. Sept. 12th: Travelled to Buena for a LN on their beautiful course!

      e. Oct. 10th: 5 Club Tournament (9 Holes) during “Aeration”

          Barry Bardo shoots 36/net 31 (9 Holes) with just 5 Clubs!!

      f.  John Dudik and Jeff Kaplowitz hosted a fabulous Xmas Party at

          the Black Bear Restaurant on Dec. 9th. A great time was had by all!!


16. Milestones (2022)

      a. Don Nicksay celebrates his 27th year as a Board Member. Thank you

          Don for your incredible devotion and service to our Club!!

      b. Alan celebrated his 1000th consecutive tournament in Oct. 2022 after

          taking over for Don Muir in 2002.  (I thought retirement was sitting in a    

          hammock on the beach sipping pina coladas!! What happened?? 😊)

      c. Jeff Kaplowitz and John Dudik celebrated their 2nd year as “Chairs” of

          our increasingly popular “Match Play” Championships!! Thank you Jeff

          and John!!


17. Important Policy Changes over the past few years: (Review)

      a. New Hole in 1 Policy

          Effective March 11, 2019, the Club will pay out a

          flat $100 to any member who records a Hole in 1

          during tournament play.

      b. The White Tee Box at #16 was moved up from

           441 yds to approximately 400 yds

      c.  Membership “Temporary Freeze” announced June 15, 2020

           to take effect July 1, 2020. “Active” Membership will be limited

           to approximately 200 “Active” Members as determined

           by SCGA, in order to keep the Club manageable and

           enjoyable for both the Membership and Administration. 

       d.  A “Waiting List” was established and quickly filled with

           prospective members. These players were invited to play

           each week as “floaters” to fill in spots, subject to 

           availability. Approximately 50 from the waiting list are now

           “Active” Members!! 😊      


18.  Membership Renewals

       a.  Membership Renewal notification is now handled by both

            SCGA and our Membership Chair, Jeff Kaplowitz. You will

            be notified that it is time to renew 1-2 months in advance

            with follow-ups as needed. 

       b. When you get your renewal notice, you may renew directly with

           SCGA using a credit card or write a check for $80 made out to

           the OLSMGC and mail to our Membership Chairman:

           Jeff Kaplowitz

           3112 Lisbon Ln

           Oxnard Ca. 93036


19.  Free Lifetime Membership Policy

       a.  On Sept. 10, 2018, The Board of Directors

            voted unanimously to offer Free Lifetime

            Memberships to all Active Members who are

            90+ years of age or will be turning 90 in the

            coming year. The goal is to recognize

            these gentlemen for showing to all the rest

            of us that Golf is indeed a Lifetime Sport and

            to thank them for being an inspiration to the

            rest of us to keep playing as long as we are


       b.  The Olivas Management has joined us by 

            offering Free Carts to each of our recipients

            during Olivas Srs. Tournament Play.


      c.  The following Members have been given

            Free Lifetime Memberships:

            1. Herb Rose

            2. Jay Hillman

            3. Bill Phillips

            4. Bill Wood*

            5. Ron Kolar

            6. Don Nicksay*


            *Still “Active” 😊




20. Finally We want to thank the Olivas Management 

       and their Staff for always being so welcoming to us 

       each Monday morning and a special thanks to the

       Course Maintenance Crew for the great job they do 

       keeping our Golf Course in such good shape year 



Many Thanks to everyone for another Great Year!! Let's 

all work together to make 2023 our Best Year Ever!!


Alan McIntosh

President & T. Director

Dec. 11, 2022 



**Feel free to copy this and show your achievements to your Kids and Grandkids  😊


**Previous “Years in Review” for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021

   can be found on our website under “More”.

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