Murieta wishes a neighbor good luck at the U.S. Senior Open

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Don Thames and friends

It seemed as if the whole Rancho Murieta Country Club headed to the club Wednesday evening to celebrate Don Thames as he goes off to compete in the U.S. Senior Open next week in Colorado. It's been his lifelong dream to play a major tournament, Thames told the cheering crowd of at least 200. Read more » about Murieta wishes a neighbor good luck at the U.S. Senior Open

Helping a neighbor and helping little putters

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Car wash

Dozens of volunteers washed cars Sunday morning at the Rancho Murieta Association parking lot. Cars backed up onto Marr Drive and snaked around the lot. The Rancho Murieta Tennis Team organized the car wash to benefit the family of Gretchen Rhodes, who was severely injured last month in a car accident on Highway 16 near Murieta South. The event raised $6,500, which will assist the Rhodes family with expenses.

Putting

The Rancho Murieta Women's Golf Club held a putting contest Sunday afternoon for junior golfers from ages 5 to 17. Club members turned the practice green on the North Course into a nine-hole course for the occasion and reserved a 10th hole as a tie-breaker. Each hole paid colorful homage to pop culture icons while challenging the young golfers. Organizers said more than 60 children participated, nearly doubling the attendance of the first contest, held last year. The club plans to make the contest an annual event. Following is the list of winners, provided by the event organizers. Read more » about Helping a neighbor and helping little putters

Country Club throws party for golfer headed to U.S. Senior Open

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The Country Club is throwing a send-off party for Don Thames as he leaves for the U.S. Senior Open July 28-Aug. 3 in Colorado. The party, open to club members, begins 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Terrace Lounge. The club is hosting complimentary draft beer and hors d'oeuvres as well as raffle prizes. How did Thames qualify for the Open?  See his story here. Read more » about Country Club throws party for golfer headed to U.S. Senior Open

Benefit golf tournament July 19

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A golf tournment to benefit Growth Oriented Adaptive Learning Skills takes place July 19 at Champions Golf Links, 8915 Gerber Road, Sacramento. GOALS is a non-profit activities and sports program for the developmentally disabled founded in 2004 by Murietan Tom Rhoades.

Sign-in for the nine-hole scramble is 7:30 a.m. The $60 cost includes lunch. Lunch for non-golfers is $20. For more information, call 595-2165 or go to http://www.goals-us.org/ Read more » about Benefit golf tournament July 19

After years of trying, Don Thames will play in U.S. Senior Open

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Don Thames

Don Thames is a four-time Men's Club champion.

Don Thames tells the story as he’ll tell it for many years to come. It’s a great story -- how he qualified to play in this month’s U.S. Senior Open in Colorado. Read more » about After years of trying, Don Thames will play in U.S. Senior Open

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