AVGC News

May 2018

Pro Corner

Be sure to start your golf season off on the right foot this year! Check out some of the great opportunities that AVGC has to up your game.


Thursday Night Tips 'N Sips is back in full swing so don't miss out on this unique and fun way to improve your skills. Every Thursday from 4-5pm you can join Jason Harrington, PGA Pro for one hour of group instruction, a draft beer or glass of wine, and a great time. For members, these group lessons only cost $15 per member!


Auburn Valley Golf Academy Group or Private Lessons Group Lessons

30 MINUTE GROUP LESSON $75

ONE HOUR GROUP LESSON $125

SERIES OF 5 ONE HOUR GROUP LESSONS $500 GROUPS FROM 2 TO 6 PEOPLE WELCOME with PGA Professional Jason Harrington

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Men's Club

Great weather and great conditions...Lift, Clean & Place is long gone. Time to play it down!!!


Sign up in the Pro Shop early for the May tournaments:

Tuesday, May 8th-Individual Stroke Play-Criers (change on par 5, one par 4 & one par 3 to PAR)


Saturday, May 19th-Individual Stroke Play-(optional skins game, $5 buy-in) (reminder, tournament start times are at 8:30)


Do you know where you stand in the Player of the Year (POY) points race? If not, updated POY totals are posted on the bulletin board in the Men’s locker room.


Know the Rules...

Red stake (lateral water hazard) and Yellow stake (water hazard)...what’s the difference?

Check out rule #26 for the definitions and your options (yes, you have options) and the accessed penalty(s). A refresher and knowing rule #26 can never hurt!!


April Tournament Results-


Tuesday 4/10-Two Man Modified Shamble format:

First Flight-

1st Place Low Gross-team of John Lamb & Rick Spears 71

2nd Place Low Gross-team of Dennis Williams & John Fernandez 72


1st Place Low Net-team of Jeff Kean & Scott Holthaus 62

2nd Place Low Net-team of Mark Tillack & Mark Korb 62.5


Second Flight-

1st Place Low Gross-team of Dale Bourne & Dick Melim 78

2nd Place Low Gross-team of Chris Lockhart & Ralph Franzen 79


1st Place Low Net-team of Al Cuthbert & Mark Shelton 64.5

2nd Place Low Net-team of Paul Samborski & Jon Sasek 65.5


Closest to the Pin winners-Dennis Williams, #8, 5’-9” and Dale Bourne, #16, 14’-31.5”


Saturday 4/21-Two Man Best Ball format:

Team Net Finish Recap-



1. Dale Bourne/John Lotito 60

2. Dennis Williams/John Fernandez 61

3. Tim Ching/Mark Shelton 63

4. Jeff Kean/Scott Holthaus 64

John Fischl/Dar Chehrazi 64

Don Rushton/Dick Melim 64

7. Norm Edwards/Al Cuthbert 65

Phil Montoya/Walter Ramun 65

9. Mike Brown/Jason Smith 66

Rick Spears/John Lamb 66

11. Doug Stryker/Ruben Garcia 67

12. Hal Daby/Wes Thacker 68

Jon Sasek/Ralph Franzen 68

Wes Thacker/David Johnson[Blind Draw] 68

15. Chris Lockhart/Jeff Holstein 72




The BrownOut Cup is scheduled for Friday & Saturday (June 29/30)...email Mike Brown to sign-up (mike_brown@surewest.net). AV Members entry fee is $100.

Ladies' Club

The women’s club is pleased to host the Women’s Golf Association of Northern CA (WGANC), Open Day at our club on May 3rd. Please contact Chris Mantz (269-1802) if you can help out as a spotter for that event. The following week, May 10th, starts our Captain’s Cup tournament; Tuesday the 15th and Thursday the 17th are the other tournament days. You need to play only 2 out of the 3 days. BE SURE TO SIGN UP via Liz Chedwick or Sharon Peterson by Monday May 7th. This annual tournament is a handicapped tournament which means anybody can win. Lowest net player of the tournament walks away with the prize money. Saturday the 19th is Ladies “play – in” with the Men’s Club in the ladies flight. Sign up in the Pro Shop. May 24th we will play Captain’s Points followed on the 31st with Captain’s Putts.

Our winners on April 4th Low Gross 1st place, Peggy Siminich, 2nd Diana Feld, 3rd Chris Mantz. Low Net 1st place, Molly Korb, 2nd Betty Noey, 3rd Lynn Benedict. April19th Low Gross 1st place, Linda Arlen, 2nd Barbara Stryker. Low Net 1st place, Lynn Benedict, 2nd Judy Franzen. April 26th Low Gross 1st place, Linda Arlen, 2nd Molly Korb, 3rd Chris Mantz. Low Net 1st place, Joan Flinn, 2nd Liz Chedwick, 3rd Judy Franzen. Congratulations.

Ladies' Guest Play on Thursdays

All women golfers 18 years plus, are invited to play with the Women’s Club on our Thursday Play Day as a Guest. Please join us in our golf game of the week. Each Thursday in May we have a shot gun start time of 9:00 AM. You can play in the game of the day, and a closest to the pin hole. If you have time please join us after the game at the Valley View grill to socialize and of course to talk about the ever elusive game of golf. We look forward to meeting you and hope you will join us and meet some of our members and experience our beautiful course. For more information contact: Liz Chedwick at 530-269-1779, lb.auburn@gmail.com. To sign up call the Pro Shop at 530-269-1837.

Liz Chedwick, Captain AVGCWGA

Ladies' Tuesday Drop-In Golf

The Tuesday Morning Ladies 9 Hole Group is open to Auburn Valley Golf Club lady members of all levels of play. The lady Niners play the back nine at 9 AM (weather permitting) every Tuesday. This is a non-competitive drop-in format, if you are interested in participating call the pro shop to let them know when you will be playing. Auburn Valley Pro Shop: 269-1837.

A Note From Food & Beverage

Thursday Night Dinners are back and better than ever! If you haven't had the opportunity to join us yet this year- come on down this Thursday night to enjoy a scrumptious meal with great company. This season's dinner menu features a rotating salad bar offered as an add-on or as a stand alone meal!


Mother's Day is already right around the corner so if you have not made your reservation for brunch please do so soon! Chefs Ray Webb and Ned Longthorn will be presenting this year's Mother's Day Brunch and it is sure to be a hit.

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New Members!


Marc & Angela Wheeler

Randall, Angela Sadler & family

Brent Broussard

John & Carole Lee Doberneck

Greg & Robin Hill

Rusty Guerra & Ryan Guerra