The Rob Hughes Birthday Golf Tournament is held in the first week of January each year to commemorate, well, my birthday.
Grand Prize Champions Through the Years:
- 1999 # 41 Chabot, Oakland – Jake
- 2000 # 42 Mission Hills, Hay.- Brent
- 2001 # 43 No Records
- 2002 # 44 Chabot, Oakland – Jake
- 2003 # 45 No Records
- 2004 # 46 Tilden – Rob
- 2005 # 47 Groveland – Richard
- 2006 # 48 Alameda North – Matt
- 2007 # 49 Lincoln Park, SF – Bro John
- 2008 # 50 Tilden – Matt
- 2009 # 51 Alameda South – Banks
- 2010 # 52 Lema Long, SL – Daryl
- 2011 # 53 Chabot – Daryl
- 2012 # 54 Willow Park, CV – Dale
- 2013 # 55 Groveland – Jason
- 2014 # 56 Chabot – Matt
- 2015 # 57 Alameda North – Jake
- 2016 # 58 Poppy Ridge, Livermore – Tim
- 2017 # 59 Callippe, Pleasanton – Daryl
- 2018 # 60 Wente, Livermore – Rob
- 2019 #61 Alameda South – Rob (again!)
- 2020 #62 Callippe, Pleasanton – Marty Mc.
Super Bowl Open
The brainchild of our own Dr. Dale Johnson, we gather the morning of the big game with all the adrenaline we can muster and compete for the honor of being the golf champion of the day. Sometimes a bit of coin is wagered in the form of a Skins game format, other times just straight up scores. We never know as Dale is the ringmaster of this unwieldy group and calls the shots each year.
For 2020, with much nail biting around the outcome of the bigger game later in the day, the pressure was felt more by some than others. As Dale summed up, “Group One: Highly competitive and judging by the scores, very well played…Group Two: Competitive but only insofar as who would bring up the rear…. or take it up the rear…”. Non handicapped scoring provided two co-champions for the day, Daryl and Tim, having shot identical scores of 93. Well played fellows. For the rest of the group, there’s always next year!
Tim’s Five Club Invitational was originally the Six Club Invitational. Then we figured out that 6 was one club too many. The third annual event will occur around June of 2017. Under this format each player can select 5 clubs with which to play the entire round; clubs cannot be exchanged, shared, etc. The Grand Prize Champion is measured by medal score, typically with our handicaps applied. Such a format is a far cry from playing a course with 14 permitted clubs; restricting the event to 5 clubs puts an emphasis on skill, adjustment and crazy ass shots. The reigning champion from 2016 is **** (I dont recall)
Note: Daryl is the 2018 winner of the 4th annual 5 Club, played at Canyon Lakes on June 9. In fact we may want to change the tourney name to “The Daryl” since he’s won 3 of the 4 times its been played. Dale captured the crown in 2016 we think. See the final scores from the 2018 edition here.
The “JMT Tournament of Birthday Champions” began in 2004 and celebrated the occasion of Jason’s, Mark’s, Tim’s and as it turns out, Dale’s birthday. Rebranding it as the “Fall classic” around 2009 was Tim’s idea. The name change gave the event more general appeal with the added benefit of reflecting another fall classic, the world series. Usually played the first few weeks in October, the FC is distinguished by fine weather and scoring optimism, real or imagined, for an end of season showdown.
The Fall Classic for 2018 was played at Blue Rock, Vallejo the foggy Saturday morning of October 20. Twelve players, Daryl, Justin, Bro John, Rob, Mark, Jason, Marty, Dave, Stu, Tim, Doug and George competed on a hilly course with spectacular views. Daryl, once handicaps were calculated by club scorekeeper Mark, walked off with a narrow victory over 2nd place and 3 shots back, Rob Hughes, followed 5 shots back by Tim. Well done laddies!
Super Bowl Annual Golf Event 2020 at Redwood Canyon Results: Group One: Highly competitive and judging by the scores, very well played; I got these Group One results from Lary while imbibing at Doolittle's after the round. Group Two: Competitive but only insofar as...
Yo Fellas - Sure, we had a terrific time & all went well, but the BIG takeaway from our week in southern California was that Marty got a hole-in-one on a particularly challenging 192-yard par 3 on our last day. Details to follow. See the Video and Photos here....
The long awaited Hawaii 2019 Photo Gallery is Here Now available in the Gallery section of chabotgolfclub.org. Most are from Dale, with a few phone images at the end. If I must say, you guys look pretty damn pleased with your situation. See the description of this...
Gentlemen, this is Dale: Below is a short synopsis of the golf 5 of us played in Kauai last week; we played 4 of 6 days. There are a few holes on the prizes on Wednesday that I never got answers to and that's my fault but it is what it is. This is mostly complete....
Tues 7 Jan 2020 Yo Fellas - Thanks again to everyone for showing up on time & bein' ready to play. A grand time was had by all; all 16 of us (plus Susan & Julie) stayed for the trophy ceremony. Of particular note: not one of us improved in the back 9 -...
Participants and those who didn't qualify for the 6th Annual 5-Club Tournament, held on August 24, 2019 at Canyon Lakes in San Ramon for the second time, here is your morning after RECAP: Gross Scores from Best to Worst: George: 46-43=89 John : 52-49=101 Dale :...
Editors Note: Due to rain on Rob's originally scheduled B-day game, both his game and Dale's Super Bowl game were played at the same time on Feb. 4, 2019. The following is Rob's summary of the day's festivities. Mon 4 Feb 2019 Amazingly, all 12 of us completed 18...
Fall Classic 2018 Conditions and Results
All, the results are in for the 4th Annual 5 Club Tournament, played June 9 at Canyon Lakes. Like the Warriors, who have won 3 championships in 4 years, Daryl became a threepeat winner of this event in the last 4 years. Good news, though, he's moving to San...
Yo Fellas – Here are the final scores from my big 60th BD tourney, Wente Golf Course, Livermore, Sat, 6 Jan 2018:
The official Bandon Dunes Golf Trip Video is now available on the Chabot Golf Club site.
The organizers of the Fall Classic, held this year in unison with the Bandon OR games held earlier this month, are announcing it’s 2017 winner.
Results from the 5-Club Tourney played at a club favorite course, Poppy Ridge, Livermore.
2017 Results are in! The rain held off, the course was soggy and it had a voracious appetite for all of our balls that plugged in the muck. Rob can attest that if you didn’t stand right over top of the ball your weren’t gonna see it. When you did lift your head up,...
Countdown To Bandon!
Teams and Venue Announced for 2017 5-Club Invitational
Bandon OR Webcam
Bandon Dunes Trip Planned The golf juices are flowing as a trip is being planned for the Oregon coast and Bandon Dunes, one of the top golf destination in the US. Yes it's true. The impetus? Several upcoming birthday boys want to welcome their 6th decade in style with...
Notice of site updates to Rob’s Birthday Tournament section and the Super Bowl Open results.
The origin of Chabot Golf Club, according to club historian Rob Hughes, began around 1982 and was named the Nor-Cal/Chabot Disc Golf Club. Rob, Jake, Jason and Brent loved disc golf and played whenever possible, often doubling as babysitting duty with small children in tow. Soon we enticed others to join our decidedly bohemian outings and competed on select Bay Area courses.
The group slowly evolved to “Ball Golf” sometime in the late 80’s, early 90’s, though as of this writing, the specifics of the transition are hazy. It perhaps occurred from a desire to try something new and more socially popular. We played both games for a time and eventually decided the classic game presented more of a challenge and served to expand the participation of others. The group expanded, mostly from the social circles of Rob and Jake, which largely brings us to the present day.
Annual tournaments keep the group connected, with many foursomes in between. A recent transition to a handicapped scoring system has expanded our list of tournament winners, and new players brought in by current club members are heartily welcome, ringers excluded!
Marty’s Big Shot Hole-In-One
2019 Kauai, Hawaii
Video of the 2017 5-Club Invitational
Daryl’s photos from Tim’s 60th Birthday Edition of the Fall Classic, 10/3/2010.
Tim’s 5 Club 2016 photos (courtesy of Daryl)
Photos from Robs-B-day Tourney from 2014
Relaxing by the Pool in Palm Springs
2019 5-Club Invitational Photos
Video of Rob’s 60th B-Day Tourney
First Tee Video from Rob’s 2017 Birthday Tourney
Rob’s 2003 Birthday Tourney Photos courtesy of Vic Rethy
Super Bowl Open, 2010, Poppy Ridge, Livermore, CA
A few after-party shots of the 2009 Fall Classic at Eagle Vines (Daryl photos).
Photos from Palm Springs Trip March 2020
Teeing off at the 2018 Fall Classic
Daryl, Rob, Tim, and Jason Golfboarding in Alameda, July 25, 2016
Rob’s 57th Birthday Game After Party, Linguini’s, Alameda, 1/3/15
Photos from the 2011 Fall Classic, 10/29/11, Poppy Ridge
Daryl’s video of the 2011 Fall Classic at Poppy Ridge, Livermore
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