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Special Report

2023: The Year in Review 

Olivas Seniors


Now that the 2023 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 210 Members (25 on the waiting list)

    Both Membership & Waiting List had to be “Frozen”


2. We have had 11 Holes in 1 during the year. A Record!!!! 😊

    a. Allen LaTorre  #5 Olivas (Dec. 26th)

    b. John Palmer  #17 Olivas (Dec. 26th)

    c. Pete Cosenza #17 Olivas (Feb. 6th)

    d. Lloyd Arnett #5 Olivas (Feb. 13th)

    e. Joel Godfrey #17 Olivas (March 27th)

    f.  Mike Knight #8 Olivas (June 19th)

    g. Bruce Yeoman #17 Olivas (July 2th)

    h. Pete Althof #5 Olivas (Aug. 28th)

    i.  Tom Bruce #5 Olivas (Aug. 28th)

    j.  John Hammil #5 Olivas (Sept. 18th)

    k. Richard Lopez #8 Olivas (Oct. 23rd)


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

   a. Kevin Rennie          #1 (Feb. 13th)

   b. Ted Alan                 #7 (March 20th)

   c. Mike Knight            #9 (July 31st)


4. Our Top 10 Money Winners for 2023 were:

    1. Gavin Hamilton

    2. Stuart Heller

    3. Del Hanson

    4. Pete Althof

    5. Ken Boyd

    6. Craig Adams

    7. Larry Owens

    8. Bob Underhill

    9. Barry Bardo

  10. Bob Brisbine

        Frank Gankas


5. Our Club Champions for 2023 were:

    a. Low Gross:                       John McCarthy                         

    b. Low Net "A" Flight:          Bob Brisbine          

    c. Low Net "B" Flight:          Steve Walden

    d. Low Net "C" Flight:          Robert Sanchez

    e. "Super Srs" Low Gross:   Jeff Margulies 

    f.  "Super Srs"  Low Net:      Ron Rubenstein   


6. Our Match Play Champions for 2023 were:

    a. Bracket 1:  John Trueba

    b. Bracket 2:  Steve Burhans 

    c. Bracket 3:  Frank Zych


7. Our Best Scores of the Year were:

    a. Low Gross:  

        68:  John McCarthy

        70:  Craig Adams  Gavin Hamilton  Vince Jimenez  John McCarthy 

               Gary Walin 

        71:  Craig Adams  Michael Blue  Vince Jimenez  John McCarthy

               Kevin Rennie  

        72:  Craig Adams  Michael Blue (5) Gavin Hamilton Mike Knight 

               John McCarthy (2)  Kevin Rennie  Brian Tang


b. Best Low Net Scores: 

       63:  Steve Walden 

       64:  Charlie Caspary  Arnie Moser  John Palmer  Gary Walin 

       65   Barry Bardo Dick Fisher  Vince Jimenez  Richard Lopez  Doug Moe  

              Pete Ross  Wayne Troxell  Bob Underhill  Gary Walin  Frank Zych 

       66:  Jeff Baarstad  Barry Bardo Dan Culton  Jim DeGraffenreid  Dick Fisher

              Bill Gohlke  Ron Gudgeon  Jon Kono  Carl Lauten  Larry Owens

              Garth Price  Eddie Sierra  Robert Skillin  Bob Underhill  Steve Walden  

       67:  Barry Bardo  Charlie Caspary  Dan Culton  Dick Fisher (2) Joel Godfrey  

              Gavin Hamilton  Stuart Heller Vince Jimenez  Bill Kane Rich Kirby 

              Mike McGann  Doug Moe  Myles Monroe (2) Robert Sanchez  

              Herb Schwind  Richard Slyker Brian Tang Steve Walden Gary Walin 

              Ricky Williams  Phil Williamson  Jack Wiltfang Frank Zych                      


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

        57:   John Hammil  Kevin Rennie  John McCarthy  Steve Adams

        58:   Richard Lopez  John Monise  Tom Malloy*

                Jim Dwyer  Bill Rizzo  Glenn Hamashita  Doug Jones

        59:  John Hammil  Kevin Rennie  John McCarthy  Steve Adams

               David Frost  Chris Vanderveen  Arnie Moser  Allen Latorre

        60:  Paul Sunderland Iain O’Higgins Shelley Washburn Jack Farrell

               Gavin Hamilton  Randy Hart  Mike Bell  Larry Owens (3)

               Bob Brisbine  Greg Brisbine  Tom Brubaker  Craig Alton

               John Hammil  John McCarthy  Kevin Rennie  Steve Adams (2)

               Dave Stoltz  Rich Kirby  Steve Walden  Gregory Harrison

               Richard Slyker  Rick Riley  Pete Ross Michael Blue (2) 

               Greg Mathews  Bob Brisbine  Tom Brubaker  Craig Alton

               David Frost  Arnie Moser  Dan Murphy  Steve Drosdek 

               Robert Skillin  Lindsay Wellman  Brian Tang  Jack Farrell


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

         46:  Doug O’Rourke Larry Naumann Frank Zych Mitch Kussoy

                Glenn Overley  Ken Egidi  Jim DeGraffenreid  Jack Wiltfang

         47:  Del Hanson  Jack Clements  Gene Blythe  Steve Nicholson

                Richard Lopez  John Monise  Tom Malloy*

         48:  Doug O’Rourke  Frank Zych  Mitch Kussoy  Bill Terwilliger

                Greg Mathews  Bob Brisbine  Tom Brubaker  Craig Alton

                Darrell Johnson  Dennis Flynn  Dennis Choquete  Dan Ballard

                Del Hanson  Jack Clements  Charle Caspary  Gene Blythe

                Richard Adam  Ray Aichner  Rick Underwood  Paul Sunderland

                Phil Williamson  Doug Moe  Dennis Downs  Roger Case

                Jerry Renelli  Eddie Sierra  Mike Willette 


8. The 2023 Ventura Cup was played in November of 2023, headed up by

    our very own, John Dudik and Jeff Kaplowitz. Representing the Olivas 

    Srs. were: Pete Althof, Steve Burhans, Dennis Choquette, 

    Hugh Clabaugh, John Dudik Theo Fallati, Stuart Heller, Ron Kaplan,

    Jeff Kaplowitz, Allen Latorre, Richard Lopez, Arnie Moser, Kevin Rennie,

    Eddie Sierra, Michael Simon,  Robert Skillin, Lindsay Wellman,

    Phil Williamson, Costa Yiannakakis, and Brad Zlomke


9. “Out of Town” Tournaments (Past 4 years)

    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

    e.  Moorpark Country Club:  April 27, 2023


10. Our 2023 Scholarship Recipient is Morgan Bradly who played

      Golf at Foothill Technology and will be attending Ventura College.


11. We are Grateful for the Friendship and Wonderful 

      Memories of our Departed Members in 2023:

      a.  John McCarthy Sr  Dec. 31, 2022

      b.  Ron Kolar Jan. 6th

      c.  E.J Henderson (Starter)

      d.  Gary Best Sept. 1st

      e.  Dean Immel Sept. 24th

      f.   Bill Phillips Sept. 27th


12. We want to thank our 2023 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 updated each week:


14. Rain Outs & Cancellations

      a.  Mon. Dec. 12th  Rain

      b.  Mon. Jan. 9th    Rain (Buena Flooded)

      c.  Tues. Jan. 17th Wet (Walkers only)

      d.  Mon. Feb. 27th: Cancel (College Tournament)

      e.  Mon. April 24th: Cancel (College Tournament)

      f.   Mon. July 3rd (Holiday)

      g.  Mon. Aug. 21st (Hurricane Hilary)


15. Miscellaneous Trivia:

      a.  We had 2 “Hole in 1’s” on the same day (Twice)

           Allen LaTorre (#5) and John Palmer (#17) (Dec. 26, 2022)

           Pete Althof & Tom Bruce (Aug. 28, 2023)

      b.  Mon. Jan. 9th: Heavy rain devastated our sister course (Buena)

           putting it out of commission indefinitely.

      c.  We had back to back rainouts Jan. 9th & 17th (Tues)

      d.  We held our first “Closest to the Pin” contest during the 4MS

           on Mon. Jan. 23rd. It was a popular addition to the format.

          e.  We had to “freeze” our waiting list on Jan. 30, 2023 with

           208 members and 28 on the waiting list.

      f.  On March 6th and Oct. 9th  we had a 9 Hole (Best 9) Tournament 

           while Olivas “aerated” the front 9.

      g. We have 2 members, Bill Wood (93) & Jim Roth (89) who play with

          us on a regular basis and serve as an inspiration to us all!! 😊

      h. Our 3rd Annual Match Play Championship began Mon. May 1st

          with a record 66 entries and finished June 12th. Frank Zych won

          the 3rd Bracket for the 2nd time, joining Hugh Clabaugh

          as “2 Time”, Match Play Champions!!


16. Milestones (2023)

      a. Alan McIntosh announced on June 12, 2023 that he would be

          stepping down as President and Tournament Chair after 21 years

          and having put on well over 1000+ tournaments for the Olivas Srs.

      b. Don Nicksay also announced that he was stepping down after 25+

          years on the Board. Don, at age 95, is the longest serving member

          in the history of the Club. Thank you Don for your incredible 

          service to our Club!!!


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.  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. 

       c.  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. Bill Wood*

            3. Jim Roth*

            4.  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 2024 our Best Year Ever!!


Alan McIntosh

President & T. Director

Nov. 30, 2023 



**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,

   and 2022 can be found on our website:

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