November 1st, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
This year’s SCGA Hall of Fame induction luncheon was for Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dinah Shore.
Their children accepted the beautiful Scott Medlock portraits after some lovely stories.
Melissa Montgomery-Hime, Nathaniel Crosby, Linda Hope, with their parent's portraits.
Nathaniel Crosby and John Jones
My collection of Bob Hope memorabilia, which includes the USO Baskets, of which I have three, and the clocks, pen holders, and the ball tester were prominently on display at the luncheon.
Halloween Jones with his Bob Hope basket.
A wonderful time was had by all!
Bing, John Jones, Teri Silvi, Ed Holmes, Adrian Whited, Kevin Smith
November 7th, 2011 § § permalink
In my other life…
At the 112th SCGA Annual Meeting last Tuesday, Rancho Park GC was honored with the first-ever SCGA Foundation President’s Award for its outstanding dedication and commitment supporting junior golf.
John Jones of Rancho Park accepted the award from SCGA Foundation President Ed Holmes, pictured above.
September 22nd, 2011 § § permalink
It’s that time of year again in Los Angeles.
Our charity golf tournament for youth golf in LA and Southern California comes up on October 24.
Click on George for more info about the 5th annual event.
George Von Elm (1901-1961)
May 31st, 2011 § § permalink
Thank You to all who pledged on my behalf for the 2011 SCGA Foundation Golf Marathon. The event, held on May 21 at the Arcadia 18 hole par three course, raised $38,000.
Jeff, Mark and John, starting the 100 hole Marathon for the SCGA Foundation
May 17th, 2011 § § permalink
Nothing could be finer than to be in California in the springtime.
Two old friends from AIR Studios on Oxford Street, London, find themselves having a pleasant afternoon at Rancho Park, in the Cheviot Hills of West Los Angeles, 20 years later. Who would have thought?
Frank Ogelthorpe and John Jones on the 10th teeing ground of the Rancho Park Golf Course
March 31st, 2011 § § permalink
I’ll be playing 100 holes for the SCGA Foundation again this year and I need your support!
You can choose to pledge any amount per hole that I complete, or a total amount. Follow the link above or below.
Pledge for the Marathon Here
It should be fairly easy to follow the instructions. Please remember to choose JOHN JONES! And thank you!
John Jones with his famous 1931 Willie Hunter 5 iron at the 2010 Event.
November 5th, 2010 § § permalink
Thanks to the intervention of the Brasilian government in Los Angeles by cell phone, Sau Paulo’s oldest golf club let us through the double security gates for a tour of the facilities!
Tamas Janovitz, one of the club’s six professional’s, was born in Hungary and raised in Germany, where he keeps his P.G.A. membership. In the photo we are standing in front of the spot where a very famous old tree stood for many years. It fell down recently. The club has planted a new one. The Sao Paulo Golf Club was founded by the same British, American and local businessmen who made the Brazilian coffee industry the largest on earth in the early 1900′s. Their golf club is still there.
Tamas Janovitz and John Jones at SPGC in Sao Paulo
November 5th, 2010 § § permalink
After an amazingly mild summer, and autumn rain from the heavens, my club’s charity golf tournament was played on October 25 at Rancho Park golf course in Los Angeles. It usually gets a bit brown by October. Lush was the word for the 4th Annual Von Elm. Lovely!
October 28th, 2010 § § permalink
George Von Elm
June 20th, 2010 § § permalink
John Jones on the 9th hole at Pebble Beach with Carmel behind
John Jones and Neal Hotelling at the Lodge at Pebble Beach