Rancho Sierra Aug 2017 Newsletter

E-Newsletter for August 2017

  • Welcome!
  • News from the Clubhouse
  • Promotions
  • Men’s Club
  • Golf Tips


Hi everyone,

It continues to be a particularly warm summer.  Please stay hydrated and as cool as possible during your round.  Our new caps and hats have come in – check them out when you visit the clubhouse.

In addition, we have new polos that are cool and comfortable, as well as eyecatching in bright and vivid colors.  Wear one and no one will be able to say they didn’t see you on the course!  We also have a wide assortment of waters, sodas, energy drinks and beer to suit anyone’s preferences.  And if by chance we don’t have what you like, just let us know and we’ll try to stock it.

Summer Sizzler Special Ends Soon

Our Summer Sizzler Special ends next month;  when Fall starts on Sept 22nd, 50% off green fees between 12-3 will be over.  Come out and enjoy this great deal while it lasts!

Glowball Tourney on Sept 9th

The Quartz Hill Chamber of Commerce is hosting a glowball tournament at Rancho Sierra the evening of Saturday, Sept 9th.  It is open to the public.  Details can be found here.  

Connect With Us!

Please connect with us on social media – we’re gearing up for several promotions and giveaways on Facebooktweet every morning on our current weather conditions and specials, and even post pictures on Instagram.  Visit our blog site if you missed a newsletter or want to book a tee time online.

Perfect for that Special Golfer

Don’t know what to get that special golfer in your life?   How about Rancho Sierra gift cards, which can be used on anything at Rancho Sierra Golf Course?  Use them just like a prepaid debit card, they can be recharged for any amount.

Book Your Next Tee Time ONLINE

Our new online reservation system has been up and running for a while now.  It’s a fast and simple way of scheduling your tee time 24/7.  Book two months out in advance for golf or footgolf, regular or senior, twilight or nine holes plus, we can handle it all!  No credit card required, simply schedule your tee time online and pay at the course 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time.

Thanks to all who have reached out with questions/comments.  Please continue to do so by filling out a suggestion card in the clubhouse, or sending us feedback via your digital receipt.

Thank you for your support!  And please let us know if there is anything we can do to help improve your experience at Rancho Sierra.

News from the Clubhouse

We have finally had a few days where it is actually nice to play anytime of the day, not many but a few helps with a little relief from the triple digits we were feeling.

We still have our “Summer Sizzler” special going, which is between 12pm and 3pm your green fee is 50% off, not for carts just green fees. Our twilight is at 3pm and 9 holes plus is at 5pm. A little cooler at those times.

Please call or make a tee time, you can do this up to 2 months in advance. By doing this it assures you a time and day to start and not have to wait or go to the range which for some the range would be a great starting point to the game. Speaking of the range we do have Range Cards $49.95 for 30 days of unlimited use of the range. You can choose any size bucket, spend the day if you need that much practice or drop in once or twice a week. Stop in and eat we after you play or before and even during, we have hot dogs, polish dogs and on the weekends a crock pot full of chili cooking, along with a full variety of beers and sodas. Not in the mood for a meal there are all kinds of snacks available to take out on the course. Need tees, balls, ball markers, shirts, hats and gloves come in next time you’re out here and look around, don’t see what you are looking for ask us and we will try and get it for you.

With school starting up it would be a great time to plan a tournament or just play in a group of friends or co-workers.. We also have a Men’s Club that play Tuesday, Thursday and Sun come out and play as a guest with them to see if you would like to join. They play a variety of games and have quite a few members.

We try and keep everyone updated on any tournaments we may be hosting at the course for info call the pro shop and they will give you the times and days if we have any scheduled.

Please be courteous and allow faster players to play through everyone wants to keep the pace up and by not letting faster players through it backs up the whole course. If you’re in a group of 5 which is up to the discretion of the starter you must let faster players to go through unless the course is so full there is no room or empty tee boxes.


In case you haven’t noticed we are doing a lot of promotions this summer for our Facebook fans. But “liking” us on Facebook does not mean you will see all of the great prizes we are giving away. You will want to configure your FB settings so that you do not miss our live giveaways. It takes 3 seconds and will increase your chance of winning free golf promotions!

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the Rancho Sierra Golf Course Page.
  2. Click the “Follow” dropdown
  3. Select “See First” and be sure notifications are ON.
See screenshot below.

We are going live and giving away prizes and free golf weekly via our virtual wheel spins. Congrats again to Eusebio Cristobal Hernandez for winning our first virtual wheel prize giveaway.

Mens Club News

The Dog Days of Summer are upon us. The course is looking great! The greens and fairways are getting plenty of water and attention from the grounds crew which make a much more enjoyable round of golf. The weather can be very hot at times but proper preparation and hydration will over come it. Remember this weather when we have frost delays this winter!!

Red, White, and Blue Tournament

To celebrate the end of summer, Rancho Sierra will host a Red, White, and Blue Tournament. This tournament is open to ALL golfers – male and female, members and non-members, those with and without a handicap!!! $10 buy-in includes low net by flight and closest to the pin contests. Green fees are paid directly to the course. Here’s the format: Holes 1-6 – tee off from the white tee markers, Holes 7-12 tee off from the red tee markers, and Holes 13-18 tee off from the blue tee markers. Check in is 7:15, tournament meeting and tee assignments at 7:45 and shotgun start at 8:00.

Summer Classic scheduled for September 17

The Fall Classic, our quarterly High-Low, Draw-for- Partners, Best Ball Tournament, is scheduled for Sunday, September 17. Your $50 Entry fee is due by 5 pm on Friday, September 15 when the draw will be held. You can either give your fee to Club Secretary, Bob Gonzales, or you can put your fee in an envelope and deposit it in the white box above the computer in the clubhouse. Side pots and parimutuals will be available to increase your chances of being a winner. Lunch will also be provided.

Golfer of the Year Tournament to be held October 1

You still have time to qualify for the Golfer of the Year Tournament on October 1. There are still a few opportunities left in August and all of September to qualify for Golfer of the Month. All of the previous Golfers of the Month, along with last year’s winners will compete for the honor of 2017 Golfer of the Year. To be considered for Golfer of the Month, you must give your $1 entry fee to the starter prior to your round (the round must be played during a Mens Club event.) At the end of the month, your score will be compared with others in your flight by our Handicap Chairman. The low flight is for handicaps 18 and under and the high flight is for handicaps 19 and over. Low score wins!

August and September traditionally have fewer entrants into the Golfer of the Month since many of the members have already qualified so you have a better chance to win! In July, our Golfer of the Month won with a NET (not scratch) 77! That’s the first score above 70 to have ever won Golfer of the Month!

Club Championship

The Club Championship is currently under way and will conclude on August 20. The members are competing in best 3 rounds out of 4 format with the low net total winning the 2017 Club Championship! The Club Champion will represent the Rancho Sierra Mens Club in the SCGA Tournament of Champions in Palm Springs later this year.

Other Upcoming Tournaments

Other tournaments coming up:
  • On Tuesday October 3th, the Midweek group will be hosting a Partners/ Best Ball Tournament.
  • The Points tournament has been rescheduled for October 29th.
  • Also in the works are a Veterans Day tournament, Thanksgiving tournament, and the Hangover tournament.
More details on these tournaments in future newsletters.

Membership Renewals and New Memberships for 2018

Interested in becoming a member? Complete a new member application located on top of the handicap computer, place your application and your $50 dues in an envelope and either give it to one of our officers on Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday morning OR you can place it in the box above the handicap computer. NEW THIS YEAR! You can also join or renew your membership online at www. SCGA.org ! Your $50 dues entitles you to a certified handicap good at any course in the US, membership in the Southern California Golf Association, discounts at various courses in California Start saving your scorecards now and we can input them at the time of your membership and establish your handicap even quicker.

If you have any questions, please email us or visit us on  Facebook.Don’t forget the ultimate golf etiquette.  Respect the course, your fellow players, yourself and the game of golf.

Golf Tips

Drills for a Strong Swing Finish

From GolfersRXNews (www.golfersrx.com), we bring you a few drills to help maintain a balanced swing throughout your shot.

An unbalanced finish usually results in a very poor shot.
And it’s all too common in high handicappers and amateur golfers…. and maybe you!

Pros, on the other hand, almost always finish in a balanced position and they hold it until the ball lands.

That’s because they are in tremendous shape. Holding that position, which can definitely be taxing on the body, is easy for them.

In this Fitness video, Mark is going to show you how to achieve a similar balanced fitness to the pros.

A few quick stretches will make all the difference and leave you with a more confident, powerful swing.

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