DEAR FELLOW GOLFERS: YOUR SR. MEN’S CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS VOTED TO START CASH COLLECTION FOR AWARDING PRIZES TO TOP TOURNAMENT FINISHERS AND CLOSEST-TO-THE-PIN WINNERS. TO HELP REDUCE THE CHANCES OF VIRUS SPREAD, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE TOURNAMENT FEE, $8.00, PLUS $1.00 FOR HOLE-IN-ONE INSURANCE, IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE POOL, INTO AN ENVELOPE WITH YOUR NAME ON IT AND HAND IT TO THE TREASURER AT THE SIGN-IN TABLE ON TOURNAMENT DAY. WE WILL BE FOLLOWING HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND DAVID L. BAKER GOLF COURSE, COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, JIM HIGGINS, TO RECEIVE A TEE TIME AND GROUP ASSIGNMENT, JIM_HIGGINS@VERIZON.NET OR (714) 328-7193. THE FORMAT WILL BE INDIVIDUAL LOW-NET. PLEASE WEAR FACE COVER AND MAINTAIN SIX FEET DISTANCE DURING THE SIGN-IN PROCESS. PLAY WILL COUNT FOR CLUB HANDICAPS, AND THE RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON THIS WEB SITE. OF COURSE, IT IS A PERSONAL CHOICE TO PLAY OR NOT, BUT WE ARE HOPING THAT MOST OF YOU ARE MORE THAN READY TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND GET SOME FRESH AIR AND EXERCISE. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON AND STAY WELL, JIM VAN HOUTEN
WHO WE ARE
The David L. Baker Senior Men’s Golf Club (the Club) was established for senior men, age 60 and over, of all golf skill levels to play and enjoy the game of golf with others of like mind. Our average member’s age is approximately 75.
The Club operates as a private, not for profit organization solely for the recreation and enjoyment of each of its members. Membership is open to all age eligible men, and does not discriminate based on race, ethnic or religious grounds.
Two tournaments are held monthly at the David L. Baker Memorial Golf Course, a par 62 Executive Course, in Fountain Valley, California. Several “away” tournaments are also held at selected area courses during the year.
The Club operates under and complies with the USGA Rules of Golf and local David L. Baker Golf Course rules and The Club rules established by a majority of the general membership. A local club handicap system is established using a USGA formula to give each member a course handicap based on individual gross scores attained during Club tournaments. Members handicaps are updated monthly. Handicap Determination Methodology
Members are divided into four flights based on handicap, and competition for winning scores are within each flight based on the net, or handicap adjusted score, thus all skill levels can enjoy a fun round of golf and also be competitive in winning at the flight level. Click on this link to view the current month’s handicaps.
On most Mondays, alternating with the Monday Tournaments, and almost all Fridays, club members hold what are called Skins Games. They cost just $5.00 to enter, separate from the course fee, and the money that is collected goes towards cash prizes for closest-to-the-pin, birdies and par holes, one per side. Please see this site’s Skins Games page for additional information.
The club membership dues for 2020 is $35.00, plus one time charge of $7.00 for a name tag. Contact Paul Lampley, VP & Membership Chairman, at email@example.com for a membership application, or for additional information. You can also call Paul at 714-623-1804.
2020 Club Leadership: President – Jim Van Houten, Vice President – Paul Lampley, Secretary – Chuck Reich, Treasurer – Mike Heuerman, Asst. Treasurer – Ron Walker, Tournament Directors – Jim Higgins, Greg Angell, and John Fry, Away Tournament Director – Jim Kaczmarek, Handicap Chairman – Bill Neilon, Webmaster – Gale Whitaker
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