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.
last updated 2/16/19 DID YOU KNOW. . .

 DID YOU KNOW. . .updated 2/16/19

2/16/19 see photos of golf course from 2/14 under phot tab on this website 



As many of you know,  this past Spring,  it was announced by Club Management that all credit book funds must be used before December 31st.   An allowance was made for people that win credit book funds in Nov. and Dec. to roll over those amounts as they may not have enough time to make purchases. All funds prior to Nov. 1st must be used at the club before the end of the year.


Credit Book Extensions - Members may request to have their fund roll over if they have orders placed or particular items they are expecting to come into the shop. A few members have requested a delay until January due to demo days and special orders.


F&B - Credit book can be used for food and beverage and all the member has to do is tell the server when they get their check.


 Hope this helps clarify the credit book questions.

Sign-ups for FRIDAY

You are able to sign up all four players for your foursome on Friday, if you wish to do so. 

 HOWEVER, if anyone in the foursome needs to cancel they have to cancel themselves, even though you signed them up, you are not able to cancel them.

When can I sign up on the website for Play Days

You can sign up 2 weeks in advance for Tuesday & Friday regular play days the cutoff for:

Tuesdays is 5PM Sunday

Fridays is  5PM Wednesday


posted 2/11/2019 President, Gail Zalta's Message

Three months have gone by since our season opener and I'm amazed at how fast it's going.

I would like to take this time to thank our Board Members for making my position as President a great experience.  I am thoroughly enjoying myself and owe it all to a great group of gals who've volunteered their time and experience to our club.  When you see these women give them a "high five" for their efforts.

Pat Holtzer, Malinda Gilchrist, Jena Eaves, Gretchen Hanson, Shiela Letts, Josette Hess, Denise Durrell and Kay O'Hara.

Finally, thanks to our ladies are too much fun!!


Gail Zalta



posted 1/29/19 Pat Holtzer


We just completed our 2nd guest day of the season.  We had 88 participants, everyone had a great time.


Jill & Leila did a wonderful job.




 Our next guest day is the Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Invitational.  If you need information it is available on the website, or you can contact Susan Mayle or myself.

Pat Holtzer


Posted 2/10/19 Kay O'Hara


MCCLGA Play Days

Friday is a gross and net score play day.  The intention is to complete each hole.  Some of the Tuesday games also require you to complete each hole.

To try to make the pace of play faster we are going to use a maximum limit on these days.  If a player reaches a net 9 on a hole that player may pick up and record that score and the player will still be in competition.  The net score is your score plus the number of strokes she receives because of her handicap.  For purposes of GHIN posting the computer will still score the player at her maximum score and the player will still be in the competition.






Posted 2/10/19 Letter from our new owner



Dear Club Members,

As we begin the new year, it is a great honor and privilege to inform you that my company, HKI America, Inc., finalized the purchase of Monterey Country Club in December 2018.

My career-long knowledge and experience with the golfing industry began in 1990 when my company became the sole distributor of Japanese brand name turf machinery and golf carts for South Korea. Since 2001, HKI has acquired golf courses throughout Japan, and now, we own and manage eight golf courses throughout the country. With the most recent purchase of premier golf courses in the United States, our portfolio now features fourteen golf courses in total. From the beginning, our company goal has been to drive membership growth and maintain golf courses to the satisfaction of every club member.

Since 1997, My family and I have personally been members of the National Golf Club and at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley. As a member and guest, I regularly played golf at courses managed by the American Golf Corporation, and I have since become very familiar and appreciative of AGC’s golf course management capabilities. When several golf courses, including Monterey Country Club, went up for sale, I was eager to seize the opportunity to partner with AGC on an ownership/management level.

I admire the operational standards and values held by American Golf and the company’s recent trend to focus strongly on club membership and member experience, two areas that I personally prioritize. So, I am proud to retain AGC as management at each of our United States based golf clubs, and as such, AGC will fully continue with their management operations at Monterey while we strive to build a cohesive partnership for the benefit of the members.

We are still developing our capital plans for this coming year, and over the next few months, we will be visiting each golf course to establish short-term and long-term plans.

Monterey is a wonderful club with a great course and membership, and I personally look forward to many years together!

Shin Yoo

P.S. If you are traveling to Japan and wish to play at any of HKI’s courses, please contact the general manager for more information and a member’s special rate.


Monterey Country Club


41500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260







posted 2/16/19 Elaine Aggson founder of SPRING TEAM


Elaine Elizabeth Phillips Aggson



Elaine Elizabeth Phillips Aggson, born March 6, 1930 in Detroit Michigan to Claude Raymond Phillips and Elizabeth Helen Weber. In 1935, the family moved from Detroit to Muskegon, Michigan. Elaine graduated from high school in 1948 as Class Valedictorian while being active in girl scouting, band, cheer leading, Glee Club, National Honor Society and in Church Youth Groups. She entered Northwestern University in 1948 with a major in French and was a member of Delta Delta Delta. Then from 1950 -1951, she attended the Sorbonne in Paris, France and received a diploma in French civilization with honors. In 1952, she completed studies at Northwestern with a BS degree and Summa Cum Laude. While in Paris, she met Ronald Aggson who was traveling in Europe prior to confirmation as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. In July 19, 1952, they married in North Muskegon before moving to Denver, Colorado. In 1953, she was employed with United Airlines following one year of teaching High School French and English. Elaine held the following jobs through the years prior to her retirement. 1953-1974 Passenger Service Instructor, Regional Instructor and Supervisor of Customer Service. 1974-1976 Station and sales Manager. 1976-1978 Assistant to regional Vice President, 1978-1980 Cargo sales and service Manager, 1980-1988 Customer Service and Planning Manager. She later retired in August of 1988. During her retirement, they moved to Palm Desert, CA purchasing a home in Monterey Country Club. She was an avid golfer, active in the women’s golf association acting as president. Founded the Desert Sunbirds, Local Chapter of Retired United Airlines Association. Served as president for 25 years. Ron and Elaine enjoyed several cruises, travels to Europe and time spent at their condo in Maui. Their hobbies included reading and crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by parents Claude Raymond Phillips and Elizabeth Helen Phillips. Brother Robert Raymond Phillip. Husband Ronald Byron Aggson and Daughter Karen Elizabeth Aggson. She leaves behind nieces Paula Phillips, Nicole Phillips, Jorja Creighton and Lisa Garner. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm on February 19, 2019 at Forest Lawn in Cathedral City, CA. In lieu of flowers family asks for donations to be made out to a local charity.




updated 2/10/19 Learning Opportunities from our Golf Pros


Monterey Country Club


Monday, March 4 at 10:30 AM






Price: 40.00 USD



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



posted 12/12/18 2017-18 Most Improved Player



2017-18 Most Improved Player



 I am pleased to announce Bev Michelson is our Most Improved Player for 2017-18. She began the season with a 28.9 Index & finished with a 24.3! She was also April’s Most Improved Player. Great effort on her part to play as well as she can in every round.


Bev plays on most Tuesdays & Fridays and enjoys playing in a skins game on Wednesday. She enjoys traveling and returned from a lengthy Asian trip last spring.  During the summer she & Don spend tons of time on their boat not far from their home in Vancouver, BC. It’s a pleasure to have Bev as a member of the MCCLGA.


Congratulations Bev!







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