This section provides members with the latest information as submitted by the club executive. This includes news on upcoming tournaments, past tournament results and any other important information provided by the Club's executive board.


posted 8-22-2019 President, Gail Zalta's Message

Hello Ladies!

It’s hard to believe that we have less than 3 months before our opener.   

Hopefully you have all checked our calendar on the website and have started thinking about who you want to invite for guest days along with who you want to partner up with for tournaments.  I’ve already started and am looking forward to each event!

As you know our dues for next year revert back to $120 and are due November 1.  The details will be available soon.  Since we will have the dues by November 1 we will be able to complete the Roster and hand it out at the Opener.  Yea!

So....don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Monterey Country Club opening on Sunday November 10 and our golf opening/party on Tuesday, November 12.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in November!

5/8/19 Financial Report, Jena Eaves

Financial Picture 

Each year, your ladies golf club collects annual dues that support our activities throughout the season.

We subsidize our major tournaments, but not guest day.  Guest day entry fees are budgeted by the committee for that event to cover all of the expenses.

We also subsidize the monies paid out on Tuesday play days at $3 per member.  From that pot, winnings in the form of pro shop credit are paid to the top finishers.  The Friday play day pot is a contribution from the member playing for that day and billed through their MCC account at $5 per member.  Top finishers are also paid by pro shop credit.

Your dues help to subsidize the Fall and Spring teams.  Over 70 of our members participated in these teams this season.  Each member of the team buys their own shirt and pays cart fees and lunch fees at the various clubs they are playing.  They represent us at MCC when they are playing these clubs.

Your dues include membership in GHIN for your handicap index and the ladies club website, your roster book and other events throughout the season.

For a closer look, please review the budget and year to date financial report on the website and posted on the bulletin board in the locker room.

Thank you for being a member of the Monterey Country Club Ladies Golf Association.

Jena Eaves, Treasurer






Most Improved Players 2018-19 Season



MCCLGA 2019 Most Improved Player

 Marjorie Okey 

I am pleased to announce Marj Okey as the MCCLGA 2019 Most Improved Player. Marj has been a member since 2017. She lives in in Hawaii when not in Palm Desert with her husband Jim. There she used to swim long distance ocean races. She is a proud member of the East Side Gang and plays regularly in the Monterey Cup. Marj plays on most Tuesdays & Fridays with us. Her Index went from 33.9 on November 1st to 25.7 on May 1st. It was especially nice that her Mom was visiting from Orange County and was at our luncheon when she received her award.  Congratulations Marj we are so pleased you are a member of MCCLGA.


MCCLGA 2018-19 Monthly Most Improved


Louanne Jackson


Carey Smith


Patti Levenda


Lori Nicola


Elaine Thompson


Marj Okey 




4/10/19 a message from Malinda Gilchrist



Malinda Gilchrist

 As secretary for 2017 -2019 I am the official record keeper of the Monterey Country Club Ladies Golf Association.   I keep a comprehensive log of items discussed and debated during meetings.  These records, known as the minutes, cover what was accomplished.  I also note the members who are present, and write down actions in the order they occurred.  Once a meeting is complete, I make formal reports and copies.  I also maintain records of past meetings.  My duties include:  record and publish minutes of board meetings and general meetings. The approved minutes are available on the website: and Ladies Locker room.  During the two years I served with President Sally Lillard and President Gail Zalta.  Thanks to the two Presidents recording minutes were expedited and the meetings proceeded competently.  


New Rules from 2019

Just as a refresher:


  • Flagstick may be left in at any time - no penalty for hitting pin
  • Lost Ball - 3 minutes to locate
  • Double Hit - no penalty
  • Ball at rest moved while searching for or marking - replace on original spot - no penalty 
  • Drop procedure - ball must be dropped from knee height
  • Embedded Ball - Lift clean and drop - no penalty (except in water hazard or bunker)
  • Ball in motion hits the player or their equipment - no penalty, play the ball as it lies.
  • Relief in Bunker - a player may take relief outside the bunker on a line from the pin through where the ball lies in the bunker - 2 stroke penalty
  • When on the putting green a player may repair any damage -including spike marks and animal damage (may not repair natural imperfections) 
  • In a penalty area or bunker a player may remove loose impediments.  They may also touch the ground or sand with their hand or club as long as they do not improve the lie or test the conditions of play.









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