Senior Four-Ball Championship

Sept. 26-27, 2016 at Sandpiper GC

This event is open to two-person teams (partners are not required to be from the same club) with each member having a handicap index of 7.4 and below. All players must be the age of 55 and above. The championship is a 36-hole event, there is no qualifying as all entries are on a first come, first served basis.


2015 Event Recap


The duo of Jeff Burda and Jim Knoll edged out the competition to earn its first SCGA Senior Four-Ball crown at Coto De Caza.

Consistency paid off the Burda/Knoll team as they shot an opening round 66 on Monday and followed that up with a final round 65, sealing the deal with a total of 131 for the tournament.

Burda/Knoll just topped the team of Jeff Johnston and Craig Steinberg who shot a first round of 68, but came right back with a blistering final round of 64, totaling 132 and finishing just one stroke off the lead.

Andy Horner and Jeffery Thomas were within striking distance as well, going 65 – 68 for a total of 133 and third place.

After the top three, there were a barrage of teams that tied for fourth place with totals of 136.

The teams of Mark Miller/Steve Wilson, Clark Heath/Ted Olsen, Steve Martin/Steve Bogan, Patrick Carrigan/Michael Turner and Rich Simonin/Tim Hernandez all finished in the deadlock.

Both Burda and Knoll continued their previous SCGA success with the victory. Burda is a two-time SCGA Senior Amateur Champion, while Knoll won the 2013 California Senior Amateur Championship, an event Burda has won three times.

The SCGA Senior Four-Ball Championship is open to two-person teams. Each player’s index must not exceed 7.4 and all players must be the age of 55 and above.

Past Winners

Year Winner Site
2015 Jim Knoll - Jeff Burda Coto De Caza
2014 Mel Collins - David Ujihara
Ojai Valley/Soule Park
2013 Iain MacDonald - Bob Valerio Dove Canyon GC
2012 Mel Collins - David Ujihara
Moorpark CC
2011 Herb Jense-Mark Miller The River Course at the Alisal
2010 Rich Tolly-Boyd Martin Coto de Caza GRC
2009 Bill Brammer-Howie Knodt El Niguel CC
2008 Dan Pouliot-Jerry Price El Caballero CC
2007 Rich Tolly-Boyd Martin East Valley GC
2006 Jerry Hutton-Frank Merhar
Greg Aitkens-Dave Hellman (VP)
Clarke Paxton-Jim Moore (Sec)
2005 David Johnson-Steve Yavorsky
Merle Aleshire-Chuck Meyer (VP)
Tom Kreider-George Kretsinger (Sec)
Bob Frey-Steve Pastor (Tres)
2004 Steve Rhorer-Peter Daley
Ben Sanders-Pete Maccarrone (VP)
Bob Smyres-Harry Haacke (Sec)
Allan Crecelius-John Cooley (Tres)

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