John Scott Senz had a wonderful opportunity to represent the Northern California Golf Association’s (NCGA) Foundation Youth on Course (YOC) at the Safe House of Lake County (www.lakecountysafehouse.org/) Golf Tournament, Dinner, and Fundraiser.
The event was held on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Middletown up in the Clear Lake area of Northern California. John Scott played in a scramble foursome with his mother, Marta, his father, Doug, and longtime family friend, Greg McCartney.
John Scott sank three birdie putts, the last one a dramatic 15 footer on the 18th hole to allow the foursome to finish at even par for the day.
John Scott is a member of the First Tee of the Tri-Valley and a YOC member, but his Saturday golf experience paled in comparison to a life experience that he received.
The mission of Safe House of Lake County is to try to help some of the hundreds of homeless teens in Lake County. Their August, 2013 update reported that they had completed their fiscal year and that it had been a very successful year for all concerned. They were able to feed, house and provide emotional support to ten different teenagers. I would agree that they were very successful based on an encounter that John Scott had.
John Scott talked to and then accepted this letter (below) from Laura Onate Davis, one of the residents of Safe House and a recipient of the Youth on Course LeVine Family Scholarship:
Dear Youth on Course member,
Thank you so much for coming to this fundraiser event. As you might already know, this particular event is for the Safe House in which I have lived for a year. This house has given me the quiet and peaceful environment that I needed to flourish academically and in life.
Laura Onate Davis
Laura overcame a troubled home life with help and guidance from the Safe House to become the valedictorian of her graduating class at Lower Lake High School. She will be attending UC Davis in September as pre-med student. She received enough money from the Youth on Course scholarship and several others to carry her through all four years of college.
Laura’s story transcends golf and goes right to heart of what is right with good people doing the right thing. I feel fortunate that my son and the rest of the golfers at the event were able to briefly share in her success and the success of Safe House.
The Bay Area Pinseekers GC held a silent auction during their recent Annual Meeting and wanted to give something back to the sport and kids who are trying to get into it. Through the generosity of some local courses and their members, they were able to raise $1,045 for Youth on Course. Courses that contributed included Poppy Ridge, Wente, Callippe Preserve, Metropolitan, Diablo Creek, Roddy Ranch, and Hiddenbrooke.
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Thanks to Monterey Pines Golf Association’s Club President Charles Johnson for visiting Poppy Hills GC today to present club champion and NCGA Assistant Director of Course Rating, Otis Goodwin, his trophy. Monterey Pines Golf Association recently selected Youth on Course as its charity partner. We appreciate the support of all of their members.
The NCGA Foundation held its 10th annual Pro-Am on Friday, August 17 at Spyglass Hill in Pebble Beach. Proceeds from the Club Car-sponsored event will help youth in Northern California develop life skills and values though the Foundation’s Youth on Course program.
Four-man teams were paired with a local professional in a modified shamble format in which each team selected the best drive of all five members. Each individual then played his or her own ball from there through the completion of the hole.
The InterWest Insurance Services team won the Pro-Am gross title with a 61. Team members included Pat Hoffman, Shawn Blofsky, Tony Pozas, Eric Blofsky, and professional Mick Soli. Club Car finished second, one stroke back. Dave Nelson, Kevin Rosa, Eric Andrews, Scott Hoyt and professional Ashley Marsay made up the team.
The Monument Administrators team captured the net title, posting a 52 with the aid of professional Jason Owen. Team members were Dave Bramwell, Jim Smallwood, LJ Bettalagies, and Mike Der Manouel. The Viking Steel team, which included Dan Hansford, Bob Nebozuk, Jay Clifton, Brian Morse and professional Todd Fischer, took second after carding a 53.
Jason Schumhl fired a 69 to win the professional division. Todd Fischer netted second place with a 70.
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