A musical start to the Men's Invitational

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Bagpiper Bruce Locken gave the three-day Men's Invitational tournament a musical sendoff Thursday morning at the Country Club. He played "Scotland the Brave" and "America the Beautiful." (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about A musical start to the Men's Invitational

That helicopter at the club? Just for fun

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That helicopter at the club? Just fun and games

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Sixth Red Cross tourney at Country Club

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Red Cross Classic

People lined up Friday morning to register for the sixth annual Red Cross Classic golf tournament at the Country Club. The event started with a dinner and auction Thursday night. Last year's event raised $101,000 for the Red Cross. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about Sixth Red Cross tourney at Country Club

Club's acting GM says he's stepping down

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Bill Armstrong, who has been the Country Club’s volunteer general manager for nearly three years, announced Thursday that he’s stepping down. Read more » Read more » about Club's acting GM says he's stepping down

Club adds 13th candidate to race – its president

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With no fanfare or explanation, the Country Club announced Wednesday that its slate of candidates for the fall election is being expanded to include a 13th member, Vince Lepera, the club’s president. His presence figures to make the election a referendum on whether the club should file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read more » Read more » about Club adds 13th candidate to race – its president

12 are running for six Club board seats

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Country Club logoThe Country Club on Friday announced a dozen candidates are running for six seats in this fall’s board election, and it’s clear the election will bring a shakeup to the board. Five of six incumbents aren’t seeking reelection, either because they’re termed out or have chosen not to run. Read more » Read more » about 12 are running for six Club board seats

Red Cross golf tournament coming Sept. 7-8

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Red Cross ClassicThe Country Club’s sixth annual Red Cross Classic, a dinner-and-golf event benefitting the Red Cross, takes place Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8. Read more » Read more » about Red Cross golf tournament coming Sept. 7-8

Von Seeger wins Country Club championship

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Club champsBy Don Thames, Country Club golf pro
At the tender age of 32, Stefan von Seeger had waited a long time to win a major championship at Rancho Murieta Country Club. As a boy, when he was not eligible to compete, he watched his father, Steve, win the club championship. His only chance to win a club championship was through the junior competition, which never materialized. He grew up, left the community and then returned two months ago as a Rancho Murieta resident and joined the club as a junior executive member. He wasted no time to grab the title of club champion. In the finals of match play last weekend, he faced past champion and wily veteran Steve Jones. “I knew coming in that Steve is a grinder, so I prepared for that mentally,” said von Seeger. “It became apparent early on that Steve was going to get everything up and down, and he did so throughout the match.” Read more » Read more » about Von Seeger wins Country Club championship

A beautiful evening for Hot August Nights

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Hot August Nights

Saturday evening was delightful, not at all a Hot August Night, but that was the theme at the Country Club gathering, which drew a bunch of collectible cars and a sellout crowd interested in dancing on the club's Terrace. (Click photo for larger image.) Read more » about A beautiful evening for Hot August Nights

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