Members of the Brookside Men's Golf Club:
Your Board of Directors has elected me to serve as your President for the 2015 calendar year. As such, it will be my honor to serve all of you and to maintain all of the long standing and fine traditions of our club.
In that light, our Tournament Chairman and his committee, have prepared an outstanding program of monthly tournaments, special out of town events, and related "Major" tournaments at Brookside. These include a wide variety of individual and partner tournaments, that any member can participate in on either the second Friday or Sunday of each month. And, each tournament is flighted so that each participant can compete within their own skill level. Finally, each flight awards prizes to all players at or near the top of the competition! Our "Major" events will include the Club Championship, the Partners Better Ball and the Presidents Cup. And, Brookside is home to the annual Pasadena City Amateur Golf Championship, widely considered the best amateur event in Los Angeles county. Please visit the Brookside website for more information about all our events and all other club news.
The Board of Directors will continue to hold monthly meetings, to discuss all club events and policy, to insure our club maintains its fiscal integrity, and to continue to promote play by the Rules of Golf administered by the USGA [United States Golf Association]. Membership meetings will be held quarterly, with our first meeting scheduled for February 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the clubhouse. Membership meetings will follow an agenda of committee reports and will update all members as to the status of all club functions. We urge you to attend the meetings, as we welcome your suggestions as to how to improve all facets of our club.
Further, our club has an excellent relationship with Brookside management, Amercian Golf and the Rose Bowl Operating Committee. This relationship allows our club to be informed about activities and developments at Brookside, including the maintenance and improvement to both courses. We work closely with management to promote and foster their prime directive, that being to create a better golfing experience for all golfers.
Finally, our Board of Directors are committed to growing our membership at Brookside in order to help grow the game of golf. To that end, we have initiated a new membership and participation drive entitled "PLUS ONE." Just as if you were going to an event and you wanted to bring along one friend, one family member or one business associate, we at Brookside want each and every member to consider bringing that friend, family member or business associate to play golf at Brookside and to join and participate in the Brookside Men's Golf Club. And, we are working with American Golf to instigate a program of rewards for all members that bring another to Brookside and have them join the club and participate in our events. Golf is such an incredible sport, wherein everyone can participate at every level of play. And, at Brookside, with its state of the art facility, offering two championship golf courses, large driving range, practice and teaching areas, a wonderful clubhouse restaurant and the famous John Wells Golf Shop, it's truly a magnificient experience! Thus, we need your help and ask that everyone get involved to grow and protect this incredible game!
On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we truly appreciate your continued participation and support of our club, and wish you nothing but all the best for you and your families in 2015.
Very truly yours,
Congratulations to Dan Sullivan
2014 Brookside Men's Club Champion
2014 Pasadena City Champion
Addendum to the local rules for all BMGC tournaments and matches:
Any damage caused from vehicles parking on the golf course for Rose Bowl events is ground under repair (GUR). This rule is through the green (whole area of the course except the teeing ground, the putting green being played and all hazards).
Relief is the closest point no nearer the hole for stance and swing. No penalty.
Brookside is located next to the world famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and is managed by American Golf and the Rose Bowl Operating Company.
Dan Sullivan earns first SCGA individual title with 2012 SCGA Public Links Championship victory
After winning a slew of partner events, Brookside GC member Dan Sullivan won his first individual SCGA title Sunday, beating Kevin Fitzgerald of Riverside in a playoff at the 2012 SCGA Public Links Championship. Sullivan birdied the first playoff hole, the par 4 first hole of Brookside's #1 course, to secure the victory.
"I've been playing in these events for a long time, and it feels great to finally win one," said Sullivan.
Entering the day with a two-stroke lead, Sullivan got out to somewhat of a rough start Sunday, bogeying his first hole of the day. After finishing the front nine at 2-over par, the Pasadena resident finally earned his first birdie of the round on the par 5 559-yard 11th hole. He would eventually finish the round at even par, giving him a three-day total of 9-under par 205.
Fitzgerald matched Sullivan's score of 205 for the tournament, carding a 2-under round of 70 Sunday to force the extra hole. His tee shot on the first playoff hole went right of the fairway, however, leaving the door open for Sullivan to make his move. After firing his tee shot right in the middle of the fairway, Sullivan hit what he called his best shot of the weekend, landing his second shot just two feet from the hole. He would tap in the easy putt for birdie and the win.
"I hit a bad drive there earlier in the day, so approaching the tee I was really just focused on hitting a good first shot," said Sullivan. "I was fortunately able to do that."
16-year-old Jonah Texeira of Northridge earned himself third place at the event, finishing just one stroke behind Sullivan and Fitzgerald. Texeira kept himself in the hunt with the day's best round, a 4-under par 68, but trailed the leaders by one stroke heading into the 18th hole. He was unable to birdie the hole on a tough uphill putt that went wide of the hole.
Sean Birren of La Verne finished in fourth place while defending champion Tim Hogarth, Brennan Amirkhizi and Jeff Coburn tied for fifth. Sullivan had also won the event back in 2008 when it was still called the PLGA Amateur Championship.