December 2017

Update on AVGC Escrow

As many of you have read, Auburn Valley Golf Club is in escrow for sale of the property. This has not changed- Auburn Valley is still expected to change ownership. However, the expected closing date of escrow has been adjusted from mid-December to mid-January.

Many great ideas and updates intend to be implemented by new ownership and our management team is extremely excited about all these plans. We will keep you updated as time moves forward, and look forward to your continued support of the Auburn Valley Golf Club!

Pro Corner

Don't forget to join us for our winter short game sessions with PGA Pro Phil Green. This clinic will be taking place every Thursday 4-5pm this winter. Contact the Pro-Shop for sign-ups and details.

Have you gotten a jump on your holiday shopping yet? Be sure to check out the pro-shop for great holiday mark-downs on merchandise throughout the shop.

Men's Club

Sign up early in the Pro Shop for the December tournaments-

Tuesday 12/12-The Twelve Holes of Christmas (eliminate one par 3, one par 4 & one par 5 for each nine)

Saturday 12/16-Beat the Pro’s (your net score vs the Pro’s best ball gross score)

2018 Men’s Club annual dues are due now. Please leave in the Pro Shop (marked Men’s Club 2018 Dues)

November Tournament results-

Tuesday, 11/7-Blind Draw Team-Net:

Norm Edwards/Mark Shelton 143
Jeff Kean/Doug Stryker 145
Ruben Garcia/Ron Vestal 145
Steve Hopson/Dale Bourne 147
Mike Buck/Don Rushton 148
Wes Thacker/Hal Daby 148
Rick Spears/Jeff Holstein 149
Howard Brown/Jon Sasek 153
Steve Hopson/Harlen Moore 163

Saturday 11/18 Individual Stroke Play/POY Championship:

1st Flight:

1st Place Low Gross-Andy Chick 72

2nd Place Low Gross-Jeff Kean 79

1st Place Low Net-John Fischl 67

2nd Place Low Net-Jeff Scott 71

3rd Place Low Net-Mark Tillack 72

2nd Flight:

1st Place Low Gross-Paul Samborski 83

2nd Place Low Gross-John Benedict 84

1st Place Low Net-Tim Ching 70

2nd Place Low Net-Ron Vestal 72

3rd Place Low Net-Mark Korb 73

2017 POY Champion-Paul Samborski 66

(POY Finalists)

Tim Ching 70

Jeff Kean 72 (tie breaker)

Mark Tillack 72

Mark Korb 73

Scott Holthaus 74

Steve Hopson 76

Don Rushton 79

Mark Shelton 81

Jon Sasek 83

Congratulations to Jeff Scott...Ace on #8!!

Ladies' Club

December 1st marks the beginning of the 2019 season for the Women’s Golf Club. Celebrate the day with “Tips and Sips” at 4:45 with Phil Green, call the pro shop to sign up 269-1837. A whole new year of golfing opportunities awaits us. Yea! Our first play day is December 7th and the format is “Points”, followed on the 14th with the Awards Luncheon at 1:30, allowing time for a quick 9 holes before we Par-Tee. Remember to bring an unwrapped toy to the Clubhouse to participate in the CHP Toys for Tots Program. On Saturday the 16th the Men’s Club Tournament is “Beat the Pro”. Our club is invited to join in the competition, sign up for the Women’s Flight in the pro shop. Awards luncheon follows at the Valley View Grill following play. Then just before Santa arrives, it’s a game of “stroke Play” on the 21st. December 28th warm up your putter and play for “Putts”.

Due to all the rain outs last winter, the ladies club is setting up “Winter: Dry Day Play Days”. We will check the 5 day forecast on the weekend. If rain is in the forecast for Thursday, we will select the best available weather day for that week. Watch your weekend email for dry day play days this winter.

Winners on November 2nd include: 1st Low Gross Sharon Peterson, 2nd Low Gross Linda Arlen, 1st Low Net Joan Flinn, with a 66, 2nd Low Net Cathy Vestal, and closest to the pin (hole 8), Sharon Peterson.

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 October we have a shot gun start time of 9:00 AM. 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: 530-269-1837.

A Note From Food & Beverage

This holiday season please consider donating some toys to children who may otherwise not receive gifts this holiday. Our toy drive this year will be going to CHiPs For Kids- the California Highway Patrol's annual toy drive. There is a large toy bin located by the main entrance of the clubhouse that will be there until DECEMBER 16th.

Hole In ONE!

Jeff Scott on Hole #8!