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 11/18/18 President, Gail Zalta's Message

I hope you enjoyed yourselves at the Opener.  The golf was fun and comradery at the party was awesome.  What a great group of women.


We are so much fun that I received a call today from a gal that wants to know if we need anyone for guest days.  She's played with us before and "loves the women here."  I think I have found her someone already.  Just a reminder though...especially for the new members...if you need a guest, we can typically find one for you that will "pay to play". 


So, we're off to another great season and upcoming holidays.  It seems like it was only yesterday that I was dripping with sweat and looking for some shade on the course.  Love the desert!


Once again, it's great to have everyone back and feel free to email if you have any questions or suggestions.


Gail Zalta 



(posted 11/7/18) Message from Weekly Events Chair, Kay O'Har



SWEEPS which is short for SWEEPSTAKES  MCCLGA 2018-2019


Each Tuesday and Friday during the LGA season we have play days which include a payout for those who play the best.


On Tuesdays there are different games that are played.  Some are individual and some are team games.  A portion of your member dues is used to pay the prize money, so playing on Tuesdays makes your dues work for you.  This year you sign up for this play date on the MCC Ladies web page.  The pro shop will pair you and assign a tee time.  You need to sign up before Sunday at 5 pm for each weekly  event.  The event will be shown on the web page.  The pairings will be posted on the web page on Monday and results will be posted on Tuesday as soon as we have them.  The Pro shop will post scores for members if it is a  post-able round.  A minimum of 30% of the field is usually awarded in the form of pro shop credit.


On Fridays members have the option to create their own foursome or join another group to fill out the foursome.  Fridays are always  individual stroke play.  You again sign up on the MCC Ladies web page and you need to sign up on Wednesday by 5 pm for each Friday.   One of your foursome can sign up all four or you can see the roster and sign up as an individual with other members.  You will be charged on your account $5 for each Friday event, and again will receive pro shop credit if you win.   100% of the money paid in is paid to the winners.  Fridays payout results are flighted, with equal gross and net winners.  If you X out on any hole your score is still post-able but you are out of the competition for that day.  The pro shop has asked that you put a line through your name if you are out of the competition.  The pro shop will post the scores.


If you have any questions  on play days you can contact me.


Kay O’Hara – Weekly chair



MCC Rules for Member Events

 Monterey Country Club Rules for Member Events:



Event Sponsored Guest Rounds Event Sponsored Guest Rounds include: Team Play, Guest Days, Member Guest Tournaments will pay the prevailing cart fee of $20 per Guest / per round.  Green Fees will continue to be complimentary for the season of Fall 2018 / Winter & Spring 2019 for such Events 
Shotgun Starts Shotgun starts will be based on the total number of Players in the Field.  If there are less than 72 Players in the Field, the Event will have a Modified Shotgun start regardless of the Event type.  Tee Times will be scheduled for all Groups smaller than 28 Players or when no F&B is included in the Event.   
Course Preference The Golf Shop will attempt to accommodate the request of the particular courses to be played but cannot guarantee the course rotation for any Groups or Events. 
Prizes & Awards All Event Prizes, Tee Prizes, Awards & Payouts must be purchased through the Golf Shop unless otherwise authorized by the General Manager and/or Head Golf Professional






(Posted 11/7/18) Update from Shiela Letts on Membership


Good news on the membership front. In addition to the 38 members who have already sent in their renewal checks; we have nine new members signed up, and four former “new” members rejoining this season.




Our new members have all been partnered up with a Big Sister.


New Member                        Big Sister


Joy Brinker                               Jill Butler


Carolyn Beck                            Laura Mulder


Gwen Holden                           Lori Nicola


Pam Leonardson                     Linda Cook


Gail McClay                              Susan Mayle


Leanne Pilcher                         Janet Johnson


Toni Robinson                         Kay O'Hara


Carey Smith                             Maureen Murphy


Judy Weissman                       Shiela Letts




Many of the new ladies have lower handicaps and have already gotten signed up for Fall Team. Some of the other new members are newer golfers with higher handicaps. I encourage all of our members to introduce themselves and extend a warm welcome all of our new members.  I know I can count on all of you of you to offer any assistance they may need in learning the procedures of our club.  Asking them to play in your group on Fridays would be wonderful. Try to remember what it was like being the newbie. We have a great group of ladies here. Let’s show them they made the right choice in joining here.




Just a reminder for those members who have not renewed yet, you have until 12/1/18 to get your check in but we’d like to get everyone in the roster ASAP so we can get those distributed to the membership as soon as possible. 


We’ll be happy to collect renewals at the Opener on the 13th.




See you on the course.


Shiela Letts, Membership Chairman 

Renew your membership in the

Monterey Country Club Ladies Golf Association. 

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(posted 11/8/18) Update from Pat Holtzer, Vice President re



It is time to start to plan  for playing in the member-guest tournaments this year.  Be sure to watch for information,  It is going to be a great year, starting with “naughty or nice” on Dec. 7th


Lets have great participation and more importantly, great fun,

If you have any questions. Please call me,  Pat Holtzer




Guest Day Chairs for 2018-19 season are:

December - Sandy Armando

January - Jill Butler

Dos Dias - Susan Mayle, Maureen Murphy

April - Madonna Lambert


Vice President, Pat Holtzer coordinates the guest days for the MCCLGA board of directors. 


Learning Opportunities



Our Assistant Golf Professional, Joe Lockwood is offering some

exciting learning opportunities.


Click here for further information: 

(posted 11/6/18) Tournament Committee update

Welcome MCCLGA Members, New and Returning, to the 2018-2019 Season!!!

Your Tournament Committee this year will be Jan Taylor, Linda Cook, Marilyn Feher, Sandy Armando and myself, Denise Durrell.  We’ve already had our first meeting and are excited for the New Season.  

For those who are new, the Tournament Committee runs the 4 Major Tournaments:  The Club Championship, the President’s Cup and the 2 Member/Member Tournaments.  The Tournaments are flighted and we’d love everyone to play. We start in January with the first Member/Member, so mark your calendars for January 15th and 18th.  We will have a Horserace on the afternoon of the 15th, which is optional, and hope we have a great turnout! And of course, a luncheon and awards following play on the 18th.


You will be able to sign up for the Tournament on the MCCLGA website when we get closer to the dates.  If you don’t have a partner and don’t know who to ask, or you have more questions, let the Tournament Committee and/or your Big Sister know.  We’ll get your paired up to play. The more ladies who play, the more fun the Tournaments are, so we hope to see you all out there!!!


(posted 11/6/18) An Update from Our Rules Chair, Josette Hes

As you may or not know there are a lot of new rule changes that take effect on January 1, 2019. They are there to make the game play faster and to have more fun. There is a quick and easy overview of these rules on a video


Expert Golf New Golf Rules 2019, 20 Most Important Changes.




For a deeper understanding of these rules go to the SCGA site and read Golf's New Rules. We will also be having a seminar before the rules change that you will be able to attend.




Have a fun season everyone and enjoy the new rules.




Josette Hess





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