Kick off 2019 in the desert!

La Quinta Resort Mountain CourseOur annual Desert Two Day event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and 20.

We're playing the Dunes and Mountain courses at La Quinta Resort this year. Both courses offer challenging golf and the Mountain course is truly spectacular. First tee time each day is 7:57 a.m.

As in past years, we'll be having a practice round on Friday. This year we'll be playing at MBGFR President Tom McKinney's home course, Citrus Country Club. First tee time is 10 a.m.

We're again planning a group dinner but this year the event will be a Mexican Fiesta held on Friday evening at Tom and Janice McKinney's beautiful Citrus Country club home. A Friday group dinner will allow participants to sample some of our desert's other dining options on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the address is 79760 Citrus, La Quinta, CA 92253. The gate will have your name.

Cost for two rounds of golf, range, cart, prize fund and dinner is $300. Additional dinner guests are $30. Golf guests are welcome to participate but must have a handicap index to participate in the prize fund.

When you send your payment, please indicate whether you'd like to play the practice round on Friday. You can pay the $115 cost at the course.

Please send your payment to MBGFR, PO Box 119, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Deadline for sign ups is January 11, 2019.

This year's event is limited to the first 24 players to sign up. We've reserved 16 slots for Friday's practice round. Don't delay, sign up today!

Questions? Contact Tom McKinney at 831-809-5733,



Finale Scheduled For Monterey

Carmel Valley RanchThe 2018 MBGFR Two-Day Trotter Finale is again planned for the Monterey Peninsula the first weekend of December.

We'll be returning to Quail Lodge and Carmel Valley Ranch and the event will again be a two person best ball format. Find a partner and get signed up! (If you need a partner, let us know.....whe'll do our best to hook you up.)

On Saturday, December 1, we have a first tee time at 10 a.m. at Quail Lodge. We move to Carmel Valley Ranch on Sunday, December 2 and again begin play at 10 a.m.

Quail LodgePrice for both rounds of golf, range, cart and prize money is $215 per player. We only have room for 16 players so get your money in today!

Send your payment to MBGFR, c/o Tom McKinney, PO Box 119, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.

Questions? Contact Tom McKinney at 831-809-5733,


Monarch Dunes in November

Monarch DunesThe MBGFR returns to Monarch Dunes in Nipomo for our next tournament on Saturday, November 10.

Host Don Hutton as reserved spots for 16 players and the first tee time is 10:30 a.m.

Price for golf, range, cart and prize fund is just $95. This is a perfect time to invite a potential member!

Write your entry payment to MBGFR and mail it to Don Hutton, PO Box 1271, Visalia, CA 93279.

Questions? Contact Don at, 559-730-0476.

We look forward to seeing you in November!