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2016 November Bi-Monthly RESULTS

2016 November Bi-Monthly Medal Results

736 I know, everyone is complaining about the weather but mind you, it wasn’t that long ago that we were also complaining about the hot and humid September. This was more like Fall Golf Season in the North East USA; cold and rainy. But hey, still better than being back home right now and for the most of us, we got all 18 holes done. The rain didn't really bother us. smiley

Congratulations to Troy Thompson and Yong Park for winning overall low gross (77) and low net (64) respectively. Good to see Troy back in the winner’s circle and welcome to Yong Park for posting a good round with a gross score of 92. Also wanted to welcome Reid Perry and Nathan Kraynyk, back in the Kingdom for their school winter-break. Good to see you guys.

This is the last monthly medal to earn points for the Player of the Year and I can see that it will be a close one. Les Hertlein will definitely move up, the question is, how much? Rosie and Tamara are 1st and 2nd and that’s another heated battle for POY Gross and Net. The Player of the Year will be announced in our annual Golf Ball - December 9th at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bahrain.

Talking about our 2016 Golf Ball, tickets are still on sale in the Proshop this week so if you are interested, you need to stop by before it’s too late. We also still have a couple of team spots for the Royal Golf Club of Bahrain for December 9th golf outing. Again, if you are interested, stop by the Proshop.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners!

November Monthly Ace

Overall Gross

Overall Net

Thompson, Troy

Park, Mr. Yong

77 Gross

64 Net

Flighted Winners

Men’s A Flight

Hertlein, Les




1st Low NET

Men’s B Flight

Vezendy Jr, Stephen




1st Low NET

Kirk, Lee




2nd Low NET

Ba Im, Ahmad




3rd Low NET

Men’s C Flight

Romli, Gunawan




1st Low NET

Ariffin, Kamal




2nd Low NET cb

Kim, Hyun Kil




3rd Low NET

Men’s D Flight

Akinyose, Olusegun




1st Low Net

Wethington, William




2nd Low NET

Ladies Flight

Daud, Rodziah




1st Low Net


Mel Rivera
2016 RHGC Tournament Director

Course Maintenance

The course will be sprayed with insecticide for pest control which will take place from Nov 20 to 24 on holes 1 to 9 and on Nov 27 to Dec 1 for holes 10 to 18.  The impact is that the front nine holes will not be open for play until 4:00pm this week.  The back nine holes will not be open for play until 4:00pm next week.

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2016 Turkey Shoot - Results

Dear RHGC Member,

735 This was perhaps the most generous Turkey Shoot event we had in many years. With 217 participants, we gave away a total of 99 turkeys. Whoa!

We had a total of 125 birdies with 12 players having multiple birdies in their round..... plus 2 Hole-In-Ones! Congratulations to Rodney Kraynyk and Choongmyeong Kim for holing #15 and #3 respectively. To Adam Fox - 4 birdies, Marjoe Siongco - 3 birdies, Dwi Waspada - 3, Dave McLeary - 3 and to other multiple birdie players. Statistically, Hole #7 was the easiest followed by #4 and #5. You can thank Dave Minchau for helping me modify our course for a fun but yet challenging course to play.

It was a beautiful day for golf. This Turkey Shoot is an annual social event that everyone looks forward to playing our course in a different layout and the chance of winning a turkey for the Holidays. I hope you all had fun. Enjoy your turkey this season.

Appologies to folks who did not get a birdie, NO Turkey Raffles this year because the number of winners has exceeded the reserved (80 this year). I have some explaining to do to Alejandro (RHGC Treasurer).blush

Attached is the statistics and the Pick Up List for Turkey, Monday - November 21, 2016 @5:00PM

Gobble, Gobble.

All The Best,
Mel Rivera
RHGC Tournament Director

2016 October Breast Cancer Awareness Donation to Zahra

Dear RHGC Member,

On November 17, 2016 representative from Zahra Breast Cancer Association came to Dhahran Camp, Saudi Arabia to receive a donation of 17,805SAR. I’m happy to report that this will be used towards the many programs that Zahra is providing to local women who have been stricken by the illness in the Eastern Province. Eman Alabdulqader from the Al Ahsa branch of Zahra Breast Cancer Association extends her heartfelt gratitude for the large cash donation that the Rolling Hills Golf Club members have raised. "We would like to thank Rolling Hills Golf Club Members for their generosity, May God shower you all with many Blessing."

732 (L to R: Mel Rivera - Tournament Director, Mohammed Alabdulqadir, Dave Minchau - RHGC President, Liz Wilder - Tuesday Morning Ladies Golf Representative and Eman Aladbdulqader - Zahra Al Ahsa Representative)

Zahra Breast Cancer Association is a non-profit organization with offices in Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Hasa and Madinah, Saudi Arabia. Zahra servers all Saudi and Non-Saudi women throughout the Kingdom. Through education and early detection, Zahra endeavors to actively participate in the efforts of breast cancer fighting and eradication. The money that you have donated will be used towards the Awareness, Education and Early detection programs through Zahra Breast Cancer centers throughout Saudi Arabia. For more information, please see attached presentation materials below. You can also visit Zahra for more information. 

On Behalf of the Rolling Hills Board of Directors, Thank You again for participating in this Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.


Mel Rivera        

RHGC Tournament Director

2016 51st SAIT Tournament - RESULTS

719 Dear SAIT Participant,

With 68 participants playing two rounds of golf in our challenging 6,687 yards Rolling Hills Golf Course, we are happy to announce our 51st SAIT Champion, Faisal Salhab of Dirab Golf and Country Club. Faisal shot a 79 on Day1 and 71 on Day2 with a total of 150, edging our two-time champion Othman Al Mulla by 2 strokes. Faisal finished strong with birdie on 16th, eagle on 17th and birdie on 18th. 

On our Plate Competition, Khalifa Al Meresi of Bahrain Golf Club won with a combined score of 161. Khalifa was 6 shots clear of second place winner, Nasse Al Mahasni also from Bahrain Golf Club. Congratulations to all other winners;

1st Place Champion Faisal Salhab - Dirab Golf & Country Club 150
2nd Place Champion Othman Al Mulla - Rolling Hills Golf Club 152
3rd Place Champion Saqer Alnoaimi - Bahrain Golf Club 153
4th Place Champion Nasser Yacoob Mubarak - Bahrain Golf Club 154 cb
5th Place Champion Fahad Al Monsour - Rolling Hills Golf Club 154 cb
36 Hole Day1 Low Gross Fahad Al Hakam - Bahrain Golf Club 74 gross
36 Hole Day 2 Low Gross Paul Stent - WASGC - Udhailiyah 77 cb


1st Place Plate Khalifa AlMeresi - Bahrain Golf Club 161 gross
2nd Place Plate Nasser AlMahasni - Bahrain Golf Club 167 cb
3rd Place Plate Mohammed Al Khalifa - Bahrain Golf Club 167 cb
4th Place Plate Jacob Mcgrath - Rolling Hills Golf Club 167
5th Place Plate Abdulrahman Al Monsour - Dirab Golf & Country Club 168
18 Hole Best Front Gross Marc Elasmar 40 gross
18 Hole Best Back Gross Stenly Karamoy 41 gross

Special Skill Prizes:

Long Drive Day 1 # 6 Faisal Salhab - Dirab Golf & Country Club
Long Drive Day 1 #15 Abdulrahman AlMonsour - Dirab Golf & Country Club
Long Drive Day 2 #2 Nabeel Sabt - Bahrain Golf Club
Long Drive Day 2 #18 Othman AlMulla - Rolling Hills Golf Club

Nearest to the Pin:

Day1 Hole #4 Nasser Yacoob Mubarak 3' 7"
Day1 Hole #8 Mohammed Al Meresi 11' 0"
Day1 Hole #11 Mohammed Al Sayed 13' 2"
Day1 Hole #14 Abdullah Hakam 8' 1"
Day2 Hole #4 Khalifa AlMeresi 7' 5"
Day2 Hole #8 Dean Lewis 5' 5"
Day2 Hole #11 Eleno Sunas 13' 0"
Day2 Hole #14 Saqer Alnoaimi 9' 10"

Attached are day1 and day2 results plus combined scores.

Thank you to all RHGC volunteers for making this a very successfull event, to members of the 51st SAIT Committee and to Saudi Aramco, for hosting the 51st SAIT Tournament.

Mel Rivera
2016 SAIT Tournament Director

Local Rule No Longer in Effect

The local rule allowing for a drop if a ball is in an aeration hole is no longer in effect.

June 22, 2016

RHGC Grounds and Rules

Local Rule in Effect For Aeration Holes

Due to ongoing maintenance activities the following local rule is in effect from June 6, 2016, until further notice.


Through the green a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be lifted without penalty cleaned and dropped as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole.  The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

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Course Maintenance

Due to spraying activities on the golf course:

May 2 to 5 holes1 to 9 will be closed until 4:00pm

May 9 to 12 holes 10 to 18 will be cosed until 4:00pm


May 3, 2016

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Local Rule No Longer In Effect

The local rule allowing for a drop if a ball is in an aeration hole is no longer in effect.

May 3, 2016

RHGC Grounds and Rules 

Maintenance Advisory

Please be advised that maintenance is scheduled for the greens this week.  The greens will be aerified and top dressed.

Therefore Holes 1 to 9 will be closed until 4:00pm on Monday April 18

Holes 10 to 18 will be closed until 4:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday April 19 and 20


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