Sports & Games

Guys and Gals Golf

by Jim Kaspar

LW contributor

Holes-in-one seem to come in bunches, especially on tournament days. Byron Schwartz and Ann Tran won pots with their aces during recent competition.

At the Guys and Gals match June 19, Helen Yoon claimed the prize, on the second hole.

The tournament drew 46 two-person teams, a prelude to the annual golfers picnic later in the day.

Closest to the cup on the eighth hole was Sung E. Kim, whose ball settle in at two feet. Mary Lancaster won the pot for the women at 7 ft.-1 in.

On the 17th hole, Ken Goettsch at 4-0 and Lori Owensby, 2-8, claimed the honors.

Low scores were the order of the day as every prize-winning card was below par.

All results are handicap scores:

Merle McGee and Mary Lancaster won the first low-handicap flight with a 45. Hak and Suzie Kim, Sung E. and Yvonne Yim, and Byron Schweitzer and Bert Thompson tied for second place with 49s. They Young and Hae Lee shot a 50 for third.

Bob Barnum and Mona Lewis matched strokes with Paul Alloway and Susan Kim to win the second fight with 45s. They were followed by Jae and Sun Lee, 46; Manny Mirand and Sue Chu, 47; Ed Milbrandt and Neva Senske, 48; and the teams of Tom McCullough and Lori Owensby and Jay and Myung Kim, winding up fifth at 49.

In the third flight, Ken and Marilyn Goettsch won, blistering the course with a startling score of 41, 13 strokes under par. Dale Williamson andMary Greig were second with a 46, followed by Bob Looney and Barbara Timberlake, 46; Kurt Bourhenne and Carol Piepenburg, Mike Breen and Dorothy Favre, and Ron and Judy Katje, 47; Sang H. and Soo Kim, 49; Allen Bourhenne and Barbara Bertoldi, 50; and Youn and Melinda Lee and Steve Moody and Suzanne Ahn, knotted at 51.


More holes-in-one of note: Linda Herman hit the sixth cup June 16, according to Laura Garcia. Peggy Powers picked on the long No. 1 hole for her first perfecto June 19, according to onlookers Donna Sprow and Laura Garcia.

Sports Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club winners June 30: Gladys McSweeney, 12,000; Margaret Smith, 11,570; Tony Dodero, 11,460; Jim Kaspar, 11,900. The club meets Mondays in Clubhouse 1, starting at noon. For more information, call Diane Van Wasshnova at 430-6590.

– Richard Van Wasshnova


Saturday Social Bunco Club results from June 28: Most buncos: Tie between Michelle Angevine and Kathy Rose. Most wins: Judy Whitehead. Most babies: Tie between Teri Nugent and Darlene Smith. Most losses: Simone Gornowicz. Door prize winner: Isabel Hamilton. The club’s next meeting is at 1 p.m., July 12, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 12:15. Due to the demand for tables, a 12:30 arrival is advised. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For more information, call Mary Milhone, 430-4114.

–Doris Dack


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club (ACBL) winners of the afternoon pairs session June 28: First in Strat A: NS: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns; second in Strat A: Diane Sachs-Marilyn McClintock; third in Strat A, and first in Strats B and C: Audrey Healy-Julie Cunningham; second in Strat A: Jaye Woodington-Christine Frumen. EW: First in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Sue Fardette; second in Strat A: Janet Logan-Eileen Nelson; third in Strat A and first in Strats B and C: George Kochm-Jack Dampman; second in Strat B: Rufo Robinson-Betty Scharf. Winners of the afternoon pairs session June 27: NS: First in Strat A: Gary Paugh-Emma Trepinski; second in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Verna Burns, third in Strat A: Sharon Beran-Jaye Woodington; first in Strats B and C: Jean Buyer-George Kochm. EW: First in Strat A: Jan and Tom Gibbons; second in Strat A and first in Strats B and C: Cookie Pham-Chuck Cutchshaw; third in Strat A: Sibyl Slutsky-Sue Fardette; second in Strats B and C: Betty Scharf-Rufo Robinson. Games are played at 12:30 p.m, Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. or if a partner is needed by noon, and every effort will be made to find one. For reservations or cancellations Friday or Saturday, call Jaye Woodington at 799-1089. After noon, call Clubhouse 1 at 431-6586 ext. 381. Directors: Friday, Bud Parish; Saturday, Emma Trepinski. A club championship game will be played July 11, and July 19. A game will be played tomorrow, Friday. – Sharon Beran


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners June 26: NS: First in Strats A and B: Joe FioRica-Shirley Knopf; second in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Howard Smith; third in Strat A, second in Strat B and first in Strat C: Nancy Lichter-Stan Blitz; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B: Bill Linskey-Chie Wickham. EW: First in Strats A and B: Sharon Beran-Bud Parish; second in Strat A: Verna Baccus-Larry Slutsky; third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Marilyn McClintock-Fay Beckerman; fourth in Strat A, third in Strat B and first in Strat C: Melanie and Jerry Smith; second in Strat C: Jean Byer-Sue McHale. Winners June 23: NS: First in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Larry Slutsky; second in Strat A: Diane Sachs-Hank Dunbar; third in Strat A: Bee Kinman-Renee Hoffman; fourth in Strat A and first in Strat B: John Chang-Jeanette Estill; second in Strat B: Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith; third in Strat B: Jack Miller-Sebbie Thompson; first in Strat C: Jean Byer-George Koehm. EW: First in Strat A: Joan Tschirki-Bill Linskey; second in Strat A and first in Strat B: Richard Buhl-Colleen Gardner; third in Strat A and second in Strat B: Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis; fourth in Strat A and third in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson- Rob Preece; fifth in Strat A: Fay Beckerman-Marilyn McClintock; first in Strat C: Chie Wickham-Judy Percer. Games are played Mondays and Thursdays in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby beginning at 12:30 p.m. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservation or by noon without a partner. To get help finding a partner or to make or cancel a reservation Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; Thursdays, call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call 481-7368 between noon-1 p.m.


Friendly Pinochle Club games from June 26: Oscar Moya,12,390; Chuck Cutchshaw, 11,110; Juia Troise, 10,880; Anthony Scutti, 10,520.

– Jim Kaspar


Tuesday Bridge Club games from June 24: Carol Olsen, Dorothy Krauss, Bob Priest. Games begin at 4:45 p.m., in Clubhouse 1. All bridge players are invited and should plan to arrive between 4:30-5 p.m., with or without a partner. For more information, call Dave Tubbs, 342-9807.

– Dave Tubbs


Monday Bridge Club winners from June 23: Dot Kemper, Olive Dugas, Mary Nell Clark. Games begin at 11:45 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. All bridge players are invited and should arrive between 11:45-noon, with or without a partner. For more information, call Dave Tubbs, 342-9807.

– Dave Tubbs


Y-Rollers Yahtzee Club winners from June 20: Most Yahtzees: Ann Ell. Highest score: Mary Ann Haugen. The next game will be played from 1-4 p.m., July 4, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Games are played on the first and third Friday of the month. For more information, call Cheryl Richardson at (951) 488-8219.

– Cheryl Richardson

Cribbage Club

Bill Barnes finished in first place at the June 25 meeting of the Cribbage Club with a perfect score of 847 for his 12th star.

Bill was followed in scoring by Margaret Smith, 838; Karl Henry, 836; and Joe Notrica and Sandra deDubovay, who tied for fourth place at 834.

Sol Notrica, Wanda Bemben and Richard Eggers celebrated their June birthdays by providing ice cream and cake, served by Sol and Wanda.

New members Rosemary Wu and Ron Olsen were welcomed by the club.

 The club meets at noon Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1.  To be assured of a table, players should arrive by 12:10 p.m.. Partners are not needed, but can be provided if needed.

Residents who want to play or learn the game are invited.

Seven games are scheduled, changing tables as different games are played. 

To learn the game or just brush up, call Patti Smith at 242-4674 and she will have an instructor available at 11 a.m. before the games.

– Patti Smith

Poker Club

Phil Kay and John DeMarco of the Tournament Poker Club played for the final table June 21, at Clubhouse 6.

At the end of the last hand both players had the same two pair. But Phil had an ace in his hand, beating John’s nine.

It was the second tournament win this year for Phil, who also won June 7.

Phil and John were followed by Angie Oh, Nancy Jordan, Carole Damoci and Ginger MacFarlane.

Phil became a TPC member this year. Before retirement, he was a heavy equipment operator.

He has lived in Mutual 11 for six years. His other hobbies are golf, pool, and bowling.

Tournament high hands went to Jack Pfiefer with A-A-A-K-K and Angie Oh with K-K-K-7-7.

For club information call Susan Dodson, president, at 592-8911 or visit the club website at

Some residents have problems getting to the clubhouses for Saturday tournaments. To get a ride, call President Susan Dodson at 592-8911 and she will attempt to arrange transportation.

– Margaret Gillon

Ladies Golf Club

Forty-six members of the Ladies Golf Club took to the course on the first Tuesday of summer for the weekly nine-hole tournament. Play for the day was low net, low gross and chip ins.

Flight winners:

Flight A: Low gross: Tie between Soo Choi and Yvonne Yim, 28. Low net: Helen Yoon, 25.

Flight B: Low gross: Lori Owensby, 31. Low net: Myung Kim, 25. Chip-ins: Mona Lewis, 3.

Flight C: Low gross: Angela Lee, 31. Low net: Sandra de- Dubovay, 22. Chip-ins: Angela Lee, 5; Joyce Basch, 6.

Flight D: Low gross: Joan Meyer, 32. Low net: Tie between Jane Legus and Laura Garcia, 23. Chip-ins: Jane Legus, 5.

– Linda Herman

Monday Golf

On a beautiful morning at the Meadowlark course in Huntington Beach, the father and son team of Bob and Mike Looney had a great day.

They finished 1-2 in the second flight, with Bob winning by a single stroke, 75 to 76. Lowell Goltra was third with low putts of 28. He was also closest to the pin on the seventh hole.

Marv Ballard and Ed Dragan rounded out the scoring. There were no birdies.

 In the first flight, Don McLane continued his good play by winning with an even par 70. He also collected a birdie.

Merle McGee tied David Johns for second place with matching 71s.

Merle was closest to the pin on the 16th hole and David had the fewest putts, 29; and a birdie. Larry Hillhouse, Jim Dickerson and Bob Todd rounded out the flight.

Next play will be July 7 at Willowick.

The club welcomes new members, any skill level. For more information, call Jim Dickerson at 375-6530.

– Jim Dickerson

Chess Club

This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. Answers below.


Chess partners are available when the Leisure World Chess Club meets from 2-8 p.m., Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Chess is also played at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, at the swimming pool area. Beginners are welcome for free lessons.


Solution to this week’s puzzle: Kc2. The white King moves from b2 to c2. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.


Tomorrow, Friday, the club will celebrate the holiday by serving members pizza, in addition to the regular the chess games.

Saltwater Club

The Saltwater Club of Leisure World will meet from 3-7 p.m., July 12, at the beach at Alamitos Bay. Saltwater enthusiasts are invited to join the group for sandwiches, snacks and beverages.

Free kayak and paddle boarding lessons will be available. Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest-growing water sports in the country. Kayaks and paddle boards will be available for everyone.

The club is devoted to surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, scuba diving, swimming, body surfing, boating, fishing, sailing, windsurfing or just laying around and enjoying the sand.

For more information, call or text Mike Mooney at 233-7060 and email