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Even though there is a lot of construction going on at the golf course,
the winners on Thursday came in with 6 under.
Great Improvements! Field of Dreams
By Larry Baron
new watering system on all fairways is nearing completion with 4" pipe
being used for the main delivery of water and 2" pipe for the sprinkler
heads. A new high volume, diesel powered pump will be used to supply the
water through the system. A new tee box and fairway of about 130 yards
is also being built for number 8 hole, which is also nearing completion.
With all the construction going on, the golf course is still open for
play and is very challenging with all the temporary obstacles. Golf
course management is making great strides to the improvement of the
Guadalajara Native Ochoa
to Receive Award
native Lorena Ochoa was awarded the Executive Women’s Golf
Association’s Highest Honor – The EWGA Leadership Award - at the
organization’s annual Golfpalooza in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guadalajara, Mexico - In recognition
of her contributions to women’s golf, former University of Arizona
golfer, Lorena Ochoa, was rewarded the Executive Women’s Golf
Association Leadership Award in Las Vegas.
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Winners on Thursday came in with 2
under, and the 2nd place losers wouldn't say what their score
was, other than their score was over par. The Crew enjoyed
listening to the golfer's BS.
Bob Sexton got a hole in one on number 4 at the field of dreams
golf club in el Monteon...Larry Baron Photograph
To Field of Dreams (FOD)
Early in 2012 a FOD
Advisory Council was established with the goal of helping the FOD
Owner/Management (Gerardo) to continue to provide a cost effective,
positive golf experience for facility users. I think we can all agree
that the FOD has come a long way in the last 10 years under Gerardo’s
and his family’s hard work.
The majority of course
members were formally asked for their opinion on FOD improvement targets
and the Council received over 50 ideas which were reduced down to the
items you see below. Two funding sources (Bing/Bango/Bongo Tourney and
Men’s Day KP Half Pot) were initiated to provide funds for course
improvements. The total collected was $32,850 pesos. Some of the funds
will supplement what Gerardo had already identified in his operating
budget and the rest will be used to address new suggestions.
On May 4, the Council
presented to Gerardo $32,850 pesos in support of ongoing projects
(transport of equipment previously purchased, install larger water
system for fairways, enlarge tee/level tee boxes, finish grading on #6)
as well as consideration/progress on the additional items listed below.
You will notice a number
of administrative and fee related suggestions also on the list below. We
have not reached final agreement on those items but will continue to
discuss them with Gerardo. I am hopeful that some of the fee
suggestions might negate or modify any significant based-fee increases
Play is continuing at
the FOD and work continues on #6—tee blocks, fairways and bathroom
construction. Equipment from Texas is due to arrive any day.
Gerardo trusted the
Council to provide suggestions and help generate funds for improvements
at the FOD and the Council trusts that he will spend that money
appropriately. Gerardo and the Council both thank you for your ongoing
support to the Field of Dreams.
FOD Advisory Council:
Gerardo Cervantes Lara
FIELD OF DREAMS (FOD) ADVISORY COUNCIL
2012 IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
PRIORITY - HIGH PESO, CURRENTLY UNDERWAY
TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED
INSTALL WATER SYSTEM FOR FAIRWAYS
ENLARGE TEE/LEVEL TEE BOXES
FINISH GRADING ON #6
NOTE: ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE IN PROCESS, AND HAVE BEEN PARTIALLY PAID FOR
BY THE OWNER.
PRIORITY - HIGH PESO
POLISH UP #1, MOVE PALM TREES ON LEFT AND GREEN-UP FAIRWAY
REPAIR EXISTING BENCHES/PALAPAS
ADD BENCHES/PALAPAS TO #3, FRONT TEE ON #6 & #7
INSTALL FENCES/SCREENS FOR SAFETY ON #s 1, 5 & 6
BUILD BATHROOM ON #6- UNISEX
INSTALL PRACTICE AREA NEAR #1
GROW GRASS ON #s1-5-6-& 9 FAIRWAYS
NOTE: THIS ITEM REQUIRES MORE WATER, PIPE, SPRINKLER HEADS & LABOR
PRIORITY - LOW PESO
ESTABLISH APRONS IN FRONT OF GREENS
INSTALL YARDAGE MARKERS ON #s 6 & 9
ESTABLISH PERMANENT DROP ZONES ON #s 6 & 7
INSTALL NEW CUPS WHERE NEEDED
INSTALL CURTAINS W/RODS IN TOILETS
MOVE PIN POSITIONS MORE FREQUENTLY
CLEAN OUT DITCHES ON #s 1, 3, 6 & 9
NOTE: THIS WOULD HELP WATER FLOW & SPEED UP PLAY
ESTABLISH A DRESS CODE & POST IT
ON BUSY DAYS ADD MORE DRINK COOLERS 5-6-7-8 & 9, PLUS MORE WATER, COKES
ESTABLISH A NO WALK-ON RULE FOR TOURNAMENTS & LEAGUE PLAY
NOTE: PUT UP A SIGN THAT STATES “COURSE IS OPEN FOR CLUB PLAY ONLY ON
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND SUNDAY FROM
9:00AM TO 2:00PM, NO WALK-ONS ALLOWED DURING CLUB PLAY (9-HOLE WALK-ONS
ALLOWED UNTIL 9:00AM)
ADDITIONAL FEE CONSIDERATIONS
TWILIGHT RATE (AFTER 2:00PM-DARK)
MENU – ONE SPECIAL/CHANGE EACH WEEK (PULLED-PORK, SPAGHETTI, LASAGNA,
Hole in One
Holy golf balls Batman! Jan Poteat got a hole in
one on #2 hole, the first woman to ace on men's day.
Mexico a Top Seed at 2012
|Mexico, the top-ranked team
among the qualifiers from Asia, Africa, Oceania, and their own
CONCACAF region, is a top seed in the 2012 Olympics Men's Soccer
London, England - FIFA's
organizing committee announced on Monday that Great Britain, Spain,
Brazil, and Mexico have been chosen to be the seeded teams for the
London 2012 Olympics Men's Soccer Tournament. These 4 teams will be
kept apart for the draw—set that takes place today, Tuesday, April
24th, at Wembley Stadium.
tournament is comprised of 16 teams and is separated into four
groups of four. Each qualified nation will enter a team of 18
national players under 23 years of age. Each team may invite three
over-age players to be included in the 18 man roster.
|Football at the 2012 Summer
Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad,
will take place in London from July 25 until August 11,
Great Britain, with a men's team at the Olympics
for the first time since 1960, is seeded as hosts and will lead
Mexico, the top-ranked team among the qualifiers
from Asia, Africa, Oceania, and their own CONCACAF region, are top
seeded in Group B.
Brazil, the best men's soccer team in Olympic
history despite never winning the gold medal, is the seeded team in
World champion Spain will be the top seed in Group
After Tuesday's draw, the men's division shaped up
• Group A: Britain, Senegal, UAE, Uruguay
• Group B: Mexico, S. Korea, Gabon, Switzerland
• Group C: Brazil, Egypt, Belarus, New Zealand
• Group D: Spain, Japan, Honduras, Morocco
Seeds for the 2012 Women's Olympic Soccer
Tournament were also announced on Monday. The women's tournament is
comprised of 12 teams separated into three groups of four. Although
the rosters in the women's tournament also must not exceed 18
national players, there are no age restrictions.
Britain, as the hosts, will be the top seed for
group E; Japan, reigning world champions, are the seeded team for
group F; and Team USA, the highest ranked and reigning Olympic
champions, the top seed for group G.
After the draw, here is how the women's groups
• Group E: Britain, New Zealand, Cameroon, Brazil
Mexico Qualifies for Men’s Soccer in 2012 Summer Olympics
• Group F: Japan, Canada, Sweden, South Africa
• Group G: USA, France, Colombia, North Korea
“Build it and they will come”
El Monteon's Field of Dreams Golf Course
A remarkable dream comes true!
By Bette Venturi
In Mexico, on an especially sweltering day in August, three of my golf buddies and I peel our skin off the car seats of the jeep and pile out to play some golf. For $15 (summer play) US dollars we can play until the sun goes down, that is, if we don’t get heat stroke first! We are met in the gravel parking lot by five of the seven resident dogs. We’ve disrupted their siesta and they bark excitedly, romping towards us and wagging their tails in greeting. Other than the dogs and a few ducks squawking disapproval at our arrival, the place is quiet and seems deserted. In mid-afternoon this time of year, most sane people are snoozing in front of electric fans.
Someone in our foursome hollers, “Hola!” and a moment later the proprietor, Gerardo, emerges from his house squinting, looking as though he’s been enjoying the ubiquitous summer nap himself. Without having to ask, he equips us all with an extremely cold bottle of Corona. Now we are ready to play a round of what we like to call “Extreme Golf”. It’s like regular golf, but when you add 90-degree weather and 90% humidity to the challenge, the result is a game of golf that is not for the weak of heart or for the sound of mind.
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