Amateur event tees it up at Country Club

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Amateur Championship

About 120 players teed off Saturday morning on the South Course as the Country Club hosted the Golf Channel’s Central California Amateur Championship, part of its Golf Am Tour. The tour has multiple flights and is open to men and women. Among the participants is Johnny Frink, the club’s executive chef. The players move to the North Course on Sunday for the final round. The top three players per flight earn a qualifying spot in the tour’s national championship. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Amateur event tees it up at Country Club

Club elects three opposed to Chapter 11 filing

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Country Club winnersCandidates who don’t want Rancho Murieta Country Club to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection won all three seats in election results announced late Tuesday afternoon. Winners of board seats were Jon Snyder, Richard “Dick” Brandt and Gerard Ortner Jr. They’ll take office Jan. 1. Read more » Read more » about Club elects three opposed to Chapter 11 filing

CSD will explore buying lakeside, Club land

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The CSD board hears from residents during Wednesday's meeting. (Click photo for larger image.)

After 90 minutes of conversation, the Community Services District voted unanimously Wednesday night to pursue a proposal to try to buy open space around the community’s lakes and the land under the Country Club. Read more » Read more » about CSD will explore buying lakeside, Club land

CSD ponders buying Club and lakeside land

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[Story amended Oct. 16] The Community Services District’s meeting Wednesday will explore two large issues that have consumed the community in recent years. The board will discuss whether it should try to purchase the Country Club’s land as well as 500 acres of lakeside land on the North that is planned for development. Read more » Read more » about CSD ponders buying Club and lakeside land

Club elects Armstrong, Martel and Meyer

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Club winnersRancho Murieta Country Club announced the results of the election for three board seats at its annual meeting Thursday night. Elected were Bill Armstrong, Mike Martel and Elizabeth Meyer. An assessment of club members was approved. This is the first of two board elections the club will hold this month. Read more » Read more » about Club elects Armstrong, Martel and Meyer

Landlords challenge club on sale possibilities

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Carol Anderson Ward and John Sullivan – longtime Murietans, Country Club members and more recently North developers and owners of the club’s land – say club officials are promoting a fiction in this month’s election when they give the impression there are ongoing talks with Bob Husband about the possible purchase of the club. Further, Ward and Sullivan say they’re no longer interested in selling to Husband. Read more » Read more » about Landlords challenge club on sale possibilities

'Meet the Candidates' at the Country Club

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Rancho Murieta Country Club held  a “Meet the Candidates Night” Tuesday, with more than 100 people on hand when the session started and only a few dozen still there two-plus hours later, when it ended. Here you can listen to the candidates’ opening statements, as they offer their qualifications and beliefs, accompanied by photos taken as they spoke. Read more » Read more » about 'Meet the Candidates' at the Country Club

Is club buyer still in the game? He says yes

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At last week’s Country Club town hall meeting, the name of prospective buyer Bob Husband came up multiple times. The club claimed he’s still a potential buyer. The landlord called that a lie. So is Husband still interested? He says yes. Read more » Read more » about Is club buyer still in the game? He says yes

Hottman, Thue 'Do their part,' win Prospector

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Prospector winners

Prospector champions Bryan Hottman and Steve Thue. Photos by Carol Thames. (Click photos for larger images.)

By Don Thames
Rancho Murieta CC Golf Pro

To some, a daily horoscope can have meaning in their lives.  A forecast of a person’s future, typically including a delineation of character and circumstances based on the relative positions of the stars and planets at the time of a person’s birth can sometimes actually come to pass. Before the second round of the Prospector, Debbie Hottman read Bryan Hottman a short version of his horoscope: “Do your part.”  After a lackluster performance on Thursday, Hottman did his part for the rest of the event.  He teamed with guest Steve Thue to win the 2017 Prospector.  “From there on, Steve and I ham-and-egged it pretty well,” said Hottman. Read more » Read more » about Hottman, Thue 'Do their part,' win Prospector

Club wrestles with Chapter 11 question

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The Country Club's Murieta Room was full – more than full – for Thursday night's meeting. (Click photos for larger images.)

At a raucous, standing-room-only meeting Thursday night, the Country Club board argued why filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy is the best course available to the club. Members asked questions and offered challenges to the board, and the landlord called for investors to join her in saving the club.  Read more » Read more » about Club wrestles with Chapter 11 question

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