• 75th Annual Championship

    Posted on July 2nd, 2018 No comments

    La Jolla Country Club

    Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club











    Marion R. Gray Trophy-Overall Low Gross

    Ken Weixel, The Santa Luz Club

    Rick Doebler, Hacienda Golf Club

    Charles H. Jennings Trophy-Overall Low Net

    Mark Wolfsohn, Las Posas Country Club


    La Jolla Flight-Low Gross

    Mark Gardner, Redlands Country Club

    Shore Flight-Low Gross

    John Minteer, San Diego Country Club

    Presidents Flight-Low Gross

    Andy Miller, Lakeside Golf Club

    Presidents Flight-Low Net

    Robert Sprenkel, Riverview Country Club

    Cypress Flight-Low Gross

    Fred Narzisi, Hunter Ranch Golf Club

    Cypress Flight-Low Net

    Kent Keller, Wilshire Country Club

    California Flight-Low Gross

    Bob Kelly, DeAnza Desert Country Club

    California Flight-Low Net

    Richard Collins, La Jolla Country Club

    Mission Flight-Low Gross

    Jay Clifton, Castlewood Country Club

    Mission Flight-Low Net

    Hassan Mohaghegh, Lakeside Golf Club

    Pacific Flight-Low Gross

    Bo Rothchild, Wente Vineyards Golf Club

    Pacific Flight-Low Net

    Mike Hamilton, Oakmont Country Club 




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  • Weixel and Doebler Tie For California Seniors Title

    Posted on June 29th, 2018 No comments

    For the first time in recent memory, co-champions were declared in the overall gross division of the California Seniors Golf Association Championship. Ken Weixel (Rancho Santa Fe) and Rick Doebler (Fullerton) tied at 8-over 152 and will share the title for the next year.

    Played at the gorgeous La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe Country Clubs, the event brought over 170 members of the organization together for the 75th time. (It’s said that the solid silver trophy has been appraised for close to $10,000.)

    Rick Doebler, 67, brought his smooth swing into town from his home club, Hacienda CC and fired 74 to take the early lead at La Jolla Country Club, tied with John Minteer of San Diego Country Club.

    Ken Weixel, 59, had just returned from Ireland the night before. It was, perhaps not the best pre-tournament preparation, but unavoidable due to plans to attend a wedding.

    The veteran competitor is known for taking very little time to make a decision and pull the trigger, usually finding fairways and greens. But after playing the first eight holes in 1-under par, his game gave way to exhaustion on the back nine. Time zone changes, and a wrestling match with some trees near the halfway house behind No. 9 green resulted in a round of 81 – nearly out of contention.

    “It was kinda comical, really,” said the Deloitte managing partner of his effort to find his ball behind the small building. “I went in looking, and scraped my arms and legs up so badly I was bleeding from five different places!”

    Determined to be part of the mix on Sunday, Weixel hoped for a round in the 60s, which is well within the reach of the 5-time USGA Mid-Am qualifier. He settled for a 71 on Tuesday, but that was by far the low round of the day at Rancho Santa Fe and allowed him to make up the 7 shots he trailed by.

    Doebler, for his part wasn’t giving up despite a few errant shots and missed putts at Rancho Santa Fe.

    On No. 13, playing hard into the wind with water guarding the right side and front of the green, he pulled his shot well left into some desert-like vegetation that separates the course from the horse riding trails that surround it. (You’ve got to play here if you get the chance.)

    “I made bogey there, after nearly going out-of-bounds,” said Doebler. “That was a good turning point to keep my round going.”

    So there were the two gross champions, dressed along with the entire membership in matching blue blazers, striped CSGA ties, and gold-leaf crests to complete the picture — holding the trophy. Together.

    It’s quite a site to see, really, a group of golfers traveling to some great California venues to meet and compete. Age is just a number.