Welcome to the DeLaveaga Golf Club, one of the largest and most active clubs in northern California. The Club membership includes men, women and juniors. New members pay $120 the first year and $100 for renewal. New seniors (60+) pay $100 the first year and $90 for renewal. Associate memberships ($81) are extended to members of DeLaveaga Pacific Women’s Golf Association (PWGA). Junior players under the age of 18 receive a special rate of only $25 per year with full handicapping privileges. We look forward to having you join the DeLaveaga Golf Club.
We are affiliated with the NCGA (Northern California Golf Association) including the USGA/GHIN (U.S. Golf Association/Golf Handicap Information Network). Club members are issued a personal NCGA/USGA number and records can be viewed on-line. This number is to be used when recording golf scores at any associated golf course nationwide to establish and maintain an official handicap index. This membership also will allow one to play at Poppy Hills/Poppy Ridge golf courses at a special member rate. New members from other clubs can transfer their membership to DeLaveaga Golf Club and retain their existing NCGA/USGA number (members can also belong to more than one club.) Plastic membership cards for new members are issued in bulk sometime after January 1 by the NCGA.
Typically, there is a tournament event each month in addition to the popular Tuesday Twilight Nine Hole Tourney, which runs from April through August. Free BBQs are provided during the twilight season. See the Tournaments & Events Schedule for dates, formats, and dates of our free BBQs.
The first tournament of the year is the Lance Bei Super Bowl Tournament with a “shamble” shotgun format. The Tournament ends in time for the SuperBowl football game. Many golfers watch the event at the DeLaveaga Lodge. The Annual Members’ Dinner is held on a Saturday evening prior to or following the SuperBowl Tournament (see schedule of events.) This event, featuring numerous door prizes, is held annually at the DeLaveaga Lodge. Typical prizes are golf accessories, range balls, bottles of wine, lunches, dinners, and more. The last year’s Tournament winners are invited as guests, but all members and their family/guests are welcome.
The Club provides a $100 award to be taken as a credit to the Pro-shop and/or the upstairs DeLaveaga Lodge.
Each year, prior to November 30, the membership receives a renewal form/ballot for the coming year. There are nine members elected to the Board of Directors with a three year term of office. The terms are staggered so that three new members are elected each year (or appointed by the Board to fill any resignations). Each Board member is limited to two successive terms. In order to retain persons with skills critical to operation of the Board, the Board may appoint ex officio members to serve on the Board without vote. After the election, the Board votes for its new President and Vice President. The remaining Board members, according to their skills, are then appointed by the President.
The Board meets the first Thursday of each month. Your inputs to any Board member are welcomed.
It has been an honor to serve as President of the DeLaveaga Golf Club this past year and I look forward to continuing to serve you again this year. We have a great group of gentlemen on the Board and together, we hope to make our club one of the best in the NCGA.
In 2014, we saw the creation of the DeLa cup, a year-long points race that awards the top 18 players the opportunity to play in a team match at a top Bay Area golf course. The DeLa cup will be back this year and points can be accumulated starting with our first tournament, the Super Bowl Shamble. The Club Championship has been moved to April and will feature a new format. The first two rounds will be stroke play then the 4 players with the lowest scores in each flight will move on to match play to decide the championship. The Tuesday Twilight league will be back in mid-April and will run to the beginning of September. This year we will have three (3) free BBQ’s, May 5th, June 30th, and September 1st. For those of you who like match play, we will once again be participating in the NCGA team match play starting in June.
Be sure to check out the new Golf Club display screen in the golf shop for club news, upcoming tournament information, tournament results and more. When not at the course, you can always check out the golf club’s web page, www.golfsantacruz.com, for the latest information.
We would also like to give a big thank you to Tim & Jamie Loustalot and the entire golf shop crew. Without their help and support of Delaveaga Golf Club we would not be able to hold the tournaments and events we do.
We would love to see the club membership grow, so please remember to invite your golfing friends to join. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for the golf club please feel free to reach out to me or any of the board members. Looking forward to seeing you all of you at this year’s tournaments and wishing all of your putts find the bottom of the cup.
DeLaveaga Golf Club President
2015 Board of Directors
President – Chuck Heath
Vice President – Barry Bariteau
Secretary – Bill Ratto
Treasurer – Pete Wilson
Tournament Chair – Sean Lemmon
Handicap / Membership – Ken Silva
Twilight BBQ – Mark Lee
Junior Scholarship – Barry Bariteau
Fund Raising / Promotions – Eric Walton
Webmaster – Terry Rogers
Junior Scholarship Fund
The DeLaveaga Junior Golf Scholarship Fund was originally established in 1988 through the efforts of two outstanding Club members (since deceased.) In their memory, the Fund has been renamed The Eli Bariteau – Bob Schultz Junior Golf Scholarship Fund. The Fund is supported mainly by contributions by friends and Club members. A portion of the Fund is dedicated for use by Cabrillo College applicants; the remainder is to be used by Santa Cruz County applicants who are attending other colleges. The Fund seeks to be perpetually endowed so that only the income is available for grants.
The Scholarship Fund is an easy way for you to contribute something back to the community. Please think of the Fund when you complete your renewal for the upcoming year. With your support, we hope to be able to help more students in the future. We are always accepting Scholarship applications, and are interested in hearing from any other students who are truly in need of financial assistance. We are now accepting applications for future funding. Applicants must be golfers from Santa Cruz County and must be enrolled in a two or four year college program.
The Club also has made annual donations of $1000 to the Santa Cruz County Junior Golf Association (SCCJGA). Their all-volunteer staff is dedicated to providing Junior golfers, from 8 to 18 of all skill levels, the opportunity to play golf and to learn the rules and etiquette of the game. The money will supplement tournament green fees, tournament prizes, rule books, golf clinics, teaching programs and scholarships for beginning lessons. Their website is www.sccjga.com.
Currently, we are sponsoring MICHAEL KUO who is attending Biola.
Please contact Barry Bariteau, Scholarship Fund Chairman at (831) 423-1500 with any further questions, or with offers of assistance.