Invitational

The 68th Annual Kennedy Invitational is coming...

Wednesday August 9th thru Saturday August 12th, 2017

Click Below for Match Play Brackets FROM THE the 67th Annual Kennedy Invitational (2015)

Championship Flight

Couples Flight

Gross Division

  • Schedule & Player Information
    • 67th Annual Kennedy Invitational Hosted August of 2015

      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

      WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5th

      ALL Teams play 18-Hole Qualifying Round
      Tee Times off the 1st & 10th Tee
      Championship Flight Playoff - 5:45pm
      Contestant's Dinner & Pairings - 6:30pm


      THURSDAY AUGUST 6th

      ALL Teams play Round 1 Matches


      FRIDAY AUGUST 7th

      Championship & Santa Ana - 36-Holes - Round 2 & Quarter Finals
      All other Flights play Semi-Final 18-Hole Match


      SATURDAY AUGUST 8th

      Championship & Santa Ana - 36-Holes - Semi-Final & Final
      All other Flights play Final 18-Hole Match
      Optional Scotch Ball event for ALL other Teams
      DINNER DANCE & AWARDS at 7:00pm


      PLAYER INFORMATION

      Welcome to Santa Ana Country Club and the 67th Invitational. The following information is provided to make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible.

      REGISTRATION & HOSPITALITY: Upon arrival, please check in at the Club entrance. Your bags will be tagged and your Tee Prize issued and breakfast and lunch are included each day. Guest of contestants are welcome but will be requested to sign to your club. Breakfast is from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be located on the patio next to the putting green.

      LOCKER ROOM: You will be issued a locker for your use during the Invitational. Vincente and the Locker Room staff will gladly help you with anything you may need or to answer any questions you may have. Please do not change shoes in parking lot.

      PRACTICE RANGE: While we do use low compression range balls, we still have a problem with balls going over the range netting. Please use your best judgment and limit your warm-up to clubs that will keep the balls within the practice area.

      FORMAT: Teams will participate in an 18-hole Better Ball of Partners qualifying round. The teams with the lowest qualifying scores will be placed in match play flights. The match play rounds will begin on Thursday, August 7th. Teams participating in the Gross Division will be playing 72 Holes of Better Ball Stroke Play, with one round played each day, Wednesday through Saturday.

      HANDICAPS: Team handicaps are determined based upon the lowest index for the period ending July 15, 2014, with a maximum of 16. The slope of the tournament course is 127.

      TIME OF STARTING: All teams are asked to check-in at their assigned tee 5 to 7 minutes prior to starting time as the Starter will have information for the players. The note under USGA Rule 6-3 will be in effect.

      LOCAL RULES: Will be posted in the Locker Room and at the Starters Table.

      GOLF CARTS: Golf Carts will be required for all Tournament rounds in the Invitational. Teams using caddies may have the caddy drive the cart. NOTE: All Caddies must be declared on the 1st Tee in order to be able to Caddy during the Invitational

      CONTESTANTS DINNER: The Contestants’ Dinner will be on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m., and will be served during and after the playoff. The Contestants’ Dinner is for Invitational contestants only. Dress is golf attire.

      MATCH PLAY STARTING TIMES: Starting times for all flights should be available after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, depending on the length of the playoff. The staff will be sending tee times out via email. Tee times may be also be obtained be either calling the club office at (714) 556-3000 or via Event Man link at www.santaanacc.org .

      CELL PHONES: The use of cell phones is permitted only in the parking lot. Cell phones may not be used in the Men’s Card Room, any dining room and outside the Clubhouse. Cell phones can be used for e-mail and texting purposes, other than during play where such use is prohibited.

      CANCELATIONS: If you find it necessary to cancel, please call the Golf Shop at (714) 545-7260.

      AWARDS CEREMONY: The award presentations for the Championship flight, Santa Ana flight, and Gross flight winners as well as Low Net, Low Gross winners will begin at 7:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:30 p.m. Awards for Flight Finalist will be awarded shortly after conclusion of each round.


      CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION

      RULES OF PLAY: Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf and the Local Rules established by the Invitational Committee. The Local Rules will be posted in the Men’s Locker Room and available at the Starter’s Table.

      DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES AND CELL PHONES: Distance Measuring Devices (without the capability of measuring slope, wind, etc.) are permitted. Likewise, cell phones that calculate distance, but not slope or wind, may be used for that purpose only. Otherwise, cell phone usage is not permitted during a stipulated round. This includes checking voice mail messages, e-mail or text message.

      PLAYOFF: In the event of a tie for the last qualifying place in the Championship Flight, there will be a playoff which will commence at approximately 5:45pm Wednesday August 5th. The teams participating in the Net playoff will play the 14th & 13th holes, in that order, as necessary, and the Gross playoff will begin on Hole #1.

      CLUBS AND BALLS: Must be on the current USGA conforming list. The 14 Club Rule is in effect. The one ball rule is NOT in effect.

      DRESS CODE: Players and caddies must be properly attired in collared golf shirts, slacks or shorts, and “soft spikes” shoes. Collarless shirts, tank tops, sweatpants, denims or jeans are not permitted at any time. Billed hats and visors are to be worn forward at all times. Shirts must be tucked in.

      PACE OF PLAY: Pace of play is a major focus for the Kennedy Invitational, so the Tournament Committee uses the pace of play policy adopted by the USGA for all its National Amateur Championships. The 4th, 9th, 13th and 18th holes are designated as checkpoints. Each group will be required to complete the designated holes in an allotted time. Contestants will be notified if they are in violation of the time-related checkpoints and will be requested to speed up play. Pace of Play checkpoint times will be provided for you on the inside of your cart sign for your reference throughout play. Contestants are requested not to stop for lunch during their rounds. Lunch will be available before or after completion of rounds.

      SCORECARDS: Signed and attested scorecards must be turned in after the completion of the Qualifying Round to the scoring table near the Scoreboard. During Match Play, results need to be reported to the Starters table or the Scoreboards near the 14th Green as soon possible.

      SUSPENSION OF PLAY: The signal for suspension of play due to a dangerous situation will be a prolonged air horn.

      CLOSE OF COMPETITION: The competition is deemed to have closed when the results have been officially announced or in a stroke play qualifying followed by match play when a player has teed off in his first match.

      Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Head Golf Professional, Geoff Cochrane, PGA, at (714)545-7260 or geoffc@santaanacc.org
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      We look forward to hosting you for our 67th Annual Kennedy Invitational!!

      The Invitational Committee

  • Past Invitational Champions
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      2015 CHAMPIONS
      JEFF BURUM, RED HILL
      DONALD EMAS, RED HILL

      2015

      Jeff Burum, Red Hill

      Donald Emas, Red Hill

       2014

      Mark Reed, Alta Vista

      John Alderson, Alta Vista 

      2013

      John Passanisi, Old Ranch C.C.

      Ted Pollard, Old Ranch C.C.

      2012

      Chip Harris, S.A.C.C.

      Bob Hatfield, S.A.C.C.

      2011

      Kerry Smith, S.A.C.C.

      Brady Beauchamp, S.A.C.C.

      2010

      Dan DeMille, S.A.C.C.

      Gabe Loya, S.A.C.C.

      2009

      Greg West, S.A.C.C.

      Mike Evans, S.A.C.C.

      2008

      John Gilchrist, S.A.C.C.

      Dave Bock, S.A.C.C.

      2007

      Tom Britton, S.A.C.C.

      John Abraham, S.A.C.C.

      2006

      David Harabedian, California C.C.

      James Sullivan, California C.C.

      2005

      Reed McMakin, Shady Canyon C.C.

      Patrick George, Dove Canyon C.C.

      2004

      Gary Ryness, Diablo C.C.

      Roy Humphreys, Desert Mountain C.C.

      2003

      Dusty Elford, Beach Grove G.C.

      William Pettigrew, Marine Drive G.C.

      2002

      Greg Maniaci, Friendly Hill C.C.

      John Tilley, Friendly Hill C.C.

      2001

      Dick Pickup, Big Canyon C.C.

      Todd Pickup, Big Canyon C.C.

      2000

      Pat Pavilan, Arrowhead C.C.

      Jerome Hedding, Arrowhead C.C.

      1999

      John Abraham, S.A.C.C.

      Jerry Ruoff, S.A.C.C

      1998

      Chuck Carry, Mesa Verde C.C.

      Tom Ponton, Hacienda C.C.

      1997

      Chris Massey, S.A.C.C.

      Ron Chamberlin, SeaCliff C.C.

      1996

      Pat Pavilan, Arrowhead C.C.

      Jerome Hedding, Arrowhead C.C.

      1995

      Bruce Knox, S.A.C.C.

      William Borden, Victoria C.C.

      1994

      Lee Metzger, Tustin Ranch G.C.

      Alan Alford, Green River G.C.

      1993

      Pat Pavilan, Arrowhead C.C.

      Jerome Hedding, Arrowhead C.C.

      1992

      John Abraham, S.A.C.C.

      Cecil Wright, S.A.C.C

      1991

      Wayne Stewart, Big Canyon C.C.

      Terry Steward, Mesa Verde C.C.

      1990

      Tim Torre, S.A.C.C.

      John Clark, Big Canyon C.C.

      1989

      John Blackburn, S.A.C.C.

      Pat Kendall, La Quinta C.C.

      1988

      Chris Massey, S.A.C.C.

      Graden Carlson, Yorba Linda C.C.

      1987

      Don Kennedy, S.A.C.C.

      Parker Kennedy, S.A.C.C

      1986

      Ernest Ainslie, S.A.C.C.

      Mike Mann, Mesa Verde C.C.

      1985

      Ernest Ainslie, S.A.C.C.

      Mike Mann, Mesa Verde C.C.

      1984

      Dave Quisling, Big Canyon C.C.

      Jim Gianulius, Big Canyon C.C.

      1983

      Phil Pickup, Vintage

      Neil Evans, Alta Vista C.C.

      1982

      Phil Cutting, Annandale C.C.

      Dick Woods, Irvine C.C.

      1981

      Al Ryness, S.A.C.C.

      Gary Ryness, Castle Wood C.C.

      1980

      Earl Crane, Arrowhead C.C.

      Clen Davis, Arrowhead C.C.

      1979

      Bill Blanton, S.A.C.C.

      Ed Bero, Birnam Woods C.C.

      1978

      Ciaran Kennedy, Hacienda C.C.

      Mike Kennedy, Hacienda C.C.

      1977

      Dick Carr, Red Hill C.C.

      Don Scott, Los Coyotes C.C.

      1976

      Dick Carr, Red Hill C.C.

      Don Scott, Los Coyotes C.C.

      1975

      Jim Gianulias, Big Canyon C.C.

      Dave Quisling, Big Canyon C.C.

      1974

      Wayne Carrico, South Hill C.C.

      Ed Elko, S.A.C.C

      1973

      Ralph McEachron, Apple Valley C.C.

      Gordon McEachron, Apple Valley C.C.

      1972

      Vince Longobardo, Hacienda C.C.

      Art Teixeira, California C.C.

      1971

      Don Randall, S.A.C.C.

      Chuck Widener, Apple Valley C.C.

      1970

      Jerry Helperin, S.A.C.C.

      Elton Hallet, Irvine C.C.

      1969

      Jude Poynter, Indian Wells C.C.

      Bob Limacher, S.A.C.C

      1968

      Joe Gary, California C.C.

      Jerry McMahon, Wilshire C.C.

      1967

      Jay Hornbeak, S.A.C.C.

      Grant Hornbeak, S.A.C.C

      1966

      Don Crowell, Mesa Verde C.C.

      Ray Hefferan, Mesa Verde C.C.

      1965

      Newall Fait, S.A.C.C.

      Ted Richards, Bel Air C.C.

      1964

      Bill DuBois, Irvine C.C.

      Dr. Harold Godhall, Irvine C.C.

      1963

      Steve Fossatti, S.A.C.C.

      Joe Knox, S.A.C.C

      1962

      John Curci, Indian Wells C.C.

      Milt Hicks, Indian Wells C.C

      1961

      Frank Zingone, Mesa Verde C.C.

      Bill Colbert, Los Coyotes C.C

      1960

      Tommy McLean, S.A.C.C.

      Jack Wilder, S.A.C.C

      1959

      William Brown, S.A.C.C.

      George Weedon, S.A.C.C

      1958

      Dr. Harold Decker, S.A.C.C.

      Robert McIntyre, Tamarisk C.C.

      1957

      Gil Cochran, Hacienda C.C.

      Mike Fitzpatrick, Hacienda C.C

      1956

      Joe Brophy, S.A.C.C.

      Frank Donalson, Huntington Beach C.C.

      1955

      Dr. J.H. Edmiston, Oakmont C.C.

      Dexter Woods, Oakmont C.C.

      1954

      Arthur Rasmussen, Whilshire C.C.

      John Robinson, Wilshire C.C.

      1953

      Ray Echols, S.A.C.C.

      Lou Clem, S.A.C.C.

      1952

      Ray Echols, S.A.C.C.

      Lou Clem, S.A.C.C.

      1951

      G.W. Ritchie, S.A.C.C.

      Ferdinand Liotta, San Diego C.C.

      1950

      G.W. Ritchie, S.A.C.C.

      Ferdinand Liotta, San Diego C.C.

      1949

      Dr. Bud Taylor, Red Hill C.C.

      Bob Allen, Red Hill C.C.

Santa Ana Country Club

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  • Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • 714.556.3000
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