19th Hole Media’s Top 10 of 2016

At our end of year meeting each year we go over a lot of material, make a lot of plans, and do a lot of business stuff. But, we also make a point to look back over the previous year and celebrate our victories.

We have come a long way since we started. Here is our Top 10 of 2016.

Top 10 of 2016

10. Speaking Gigs
This year Zeb spoke with the California Golf Course Owners’s Association and the National Golf Course Owner’s Association Arizona on digital marketing for golf courses.
9. Visiting New Client Courses in Chicago and San Jose 

One of the coolest things we did this year was add new client courses in Chicago (Village Greens of Woodridge) and San Jose (Cinnabar Hills Golf Club) . . . and, as a result, visiting those courses during the year to take social media pictures, videos and discussing how to best implement our plans for 2017.In September, Zeb brought the family for an amazing trip to Chicago and played Cog Hill, Cantigny, Village Links of Glen Ellyn and, of course, Village Greens of Woodridge. Thank you Brandon Evans for a memorable trip.In November, Zeb headed up to San Jose for the California Golf Course Owner’s Association Annual Meeting and to play/shoot social photos and videos at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. Cinnabar Hills is a beautiful 27-hole golf course and includes the impressive Brandenburg Historical Golf Museum.

8. #GolfChat Authors

Zeb started #GolfChat in 2015 and since then it has taken on a life of its own.The Twitter chat (which takes place every Tuesday at 5PM PST) now has it’s own Author’s Group.Each month a topic is explored by golf bloggers and their articles are shared on the #GolfChat website.

We have to thank #GolfChat legends Jeremy White for orchestrating the authors group and Cassie Norris for hosting #GolfChat. As well as Pete Flanigan, Tiffany Chiasson, Todd Marsh, Tony Dear, Anne Foley-Smith, Dave Hill and Jim Burton for being #GolfChat Authors. And everyone else who has participated in #GolfChat.

Congratulations to the 2016 #GolfChat Award Winners – @Front9Back9, @golfbandwagoner, @ShawnBell, @h2cgolf, @GolfUnfiltered, @1beardedgolfer, @bowdo83, @tiffchaisson and @JDres15.

Follow #GolfChat in 2017 with the new #GolfChat Twitter account – @realGolfchat

7. GolfBoard

We first saw the GolfBoard in action early this year at the Golf Industry Show.Since then we’ve played it at Maderas Golf Club, Los Serranos Country Club and Candlewood Country Club.Maderas is one of the most popular GolfBoard destinations in the country and new partner, Corey Ross is solely using social media to promote it. General Manager, Michael Flickinger said their original GolfBoard fleet of four has already paid for itself.

This year we created marketing packages specifically for the GolfBoard. The GolfBoard is a great social opportunity to help attract followers and online conversations about your golf course. Our marketing packages help to leverage social media to drive new golfers to your golf course.

6. Social Media Golf Course Marketing Column and Sponsorship for California Golf Course Owner’s Association

Zeb has starting writing a column for the California Golf Course Owners Association regular newsletter. The column will share the benefits and best practices of online marketing with golf course owners.Check out his first contributions here:

19th Hole Media became a sponsor of the CGCOA this year and will be helping them recruit new members in 2017.

5. Game 7 – A Night to Remember
Game 7 of the World Series was one of the best baseball games I’ve ever seen. The game ended up being even more memorable for Zeb.Zeb watched the Cubbies break their curse with Steve Plummer, Ron Zraick, Michael Lautenbach – the past, current and future California Golf Course Owner’s Association Presidents – and Executive Director Marc Connerly while eating the best steak he’s ever had.
4. REALiTEE Golf

At the beginning of 2017, we were introduced to Dave Shultz and REALiTEE Golf.REALiTEE Golf is a majestic real golf experience that takes place indoors with a fun social atmosphere. It’s a big idea with a big personality launching it.In February we went with REALiTEE Golf to the Golf Industry Show in San Diego. There we saw founder Dave Shultz in action. He’s incredibly passionate and enthusiastic. We’re looking forward to being a part of REALiTEE Golf in 2017.

Learn more about REALiTEE Golf.

3. New Golf Clients

This year has been amazing for 19th Hole Media.We’ve added several new clients including Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, Desert Island Golf Club, Indian Wells Golf Resort, REALiTEE Golf, Riverwalk Golf Club, and Village Greens of Woodridge.We’ve also taken on bigger roles at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, and Los Serranos Country Club and continue to work for Anaheim Hills, Dad Miller, Greenskeeper.org, Robinson Ranch, San Dimas Canyon, and Strawberry Farms.

2. Southern California Charity Golf Classic

We hosted the 2nd Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills, CA on July 29.With help from many in our community, the tournament met it’s goal and raised over $12,000 for Boys Republic, the Chino Rotary Club, the Chino Valley Fire District, the Love Them All Foundation, Priceless Pets and The Let It Be Foundation.The event was a ton of fun and we have already begun planning the 2017 SCCGC.

1. Corey Ross Joins 19th Hole Media

This year we added Corey Ross to the 19th Hole Media Team. Corey is the owner of Southern California Golf and Travel Blog, contributor to Southland Golf Magazine and Director of Digital Marketing and Social Media at Maderas Golf Club.

He obviously has great experience and our shared mission make Corey the perfect addition to 19th Hole Media.

Read more about our partnership with Corey Ross – Corey Ross Joins 19th Hole Media.

Thank you all for everything!  We hope you all have an amazing 2017.

As we plan for 2017, we’re preparing to send out marketing tactics and tips for golf courses coinciding with the CGCOA newsletter. If you’d like to learn how to better market your golf course in 2017 sign up to get our emails – 19th Hole Media Newsletter

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2016 SCCGC Results Are In: $11,382.64 Raised for Charity

Thank You for Supporting Local Charities

Sorry it’s taken so long to gather the amount raised for the Southern California Charity Golf Classic. We were still waiting on a few bills before we could give the final assessment.

I’m so proud of our team of organizers who helped put this golf tournament on. Thank you to Belinda Douglas, Dana Godfrey, Jan Edwards, Karon Mulligan, Lynnette Brown, Mark Bozek, Rick Bui, Ron Capps and Gary Christman for organizing our golf tournament this year.

Southern California Charity Golf Classic Organizers

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Eagle Sponsor: SKC Company
  • Birdie Sponsors: The ESV Group Inc; KKW Trucking; Insurance & Surety Services, LLC; Foddrill Construction Corp.; Chino Valley Fire District and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
  • Par Sponsors: Scott Foties, LPL Financial; Apollo Insurance Services; Los Portales; Ecko Products Group; Waste Management
  • Tee Sign Sponsors: REALiTEE Golf; Chino Commercial Bank; Edwards-Swift & Associates; New York Pizzeria, MK Smith Chevrolet and Roscoes Famous Deli

$11,382.64 Raised!

Thank you to everyone involved in putting on this golf tournament. We’re proud to announce that we raised $11,382.64 for local charities.

The Breakdown

When signing up for the golf tournament online, you were given the option to choose which charity you’d like to support most for the golf tournament.

50% of the money raised from our golf tournament was split amongst the participating charities and the other 50% was divided based on the charities you chose to support.

23 golfers chose to support the Chino Rotary Club, 13 golfers chose to support the Love Them All Foundation, 13 golfers chose to support Boys Republic, 12 golfers chose to support Priceless Pets, 8 golfers chose to support The Let It Be Foundation and 4 golfers chose to support Chino Valley Fire. 61 golfers chose to have their funds evenly distributed amongst the participating charities.

  • Chino Rotary Club will receive $2,357.23
    • $650 from the Chino Rotary Club will go to the Ayala Boys & Girls Golf program for their help working on the day of the Southern California Charity Golf Classic.
  • Love Them All Foundation will receive $1,932.50
  • Boys Republic will receive $1,932.50
  • Priceless Pets Rescue will receive $1,890.03
  • The Let It Be Foundation will receive $1,720.13
  • Chino Valley Fire District Foundation will receive $1,550.25

Would love to get your feedback and thoughts on our efforts. Please leave your comments on our Facebook group page. Link is below . . .

Golf Shirts

I have the golf shirts for everyone who ordered them on the day of the golf tournament. I will be delivering them and/or mailing them out soon.

Thank you all for everything!


For the Community

This year we have selected some amazing charities to support at the SCCGC. Each of them provides a great service that really does so much to make the Chino Valley a wonderful place. Each of them also has passionate, caring and dedicated people that give so much of their time, knowledge and energy into improving our community.

  • Boys Republic – To give adolescent youth with behavioral, educational, and emotional difficulties an opportunity to achieve their maximum potential for responsible, self-directed life within the community.

  • Chino Rotary Club – To connect leaders within the community, exchange ideas about how to make a positive impact in the community where we work and/or live, and put those ideas into action.

  • Chino Valley Fire District Foundation – To promote life, safety, and welfare of the public through educational programs, direct assistance, and financial support of charitable organizations, victims of tragic events, and injured firefighters.

  • Love Them All Foundation – To help children & adults with disabilities play organized sports and participate in social activities.

  • Priceless Pets – To rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats.

  • The Let It Be Foundation – To provide support and services to families of children diagnosed with life-threatening pediatric illnesses, thereby restoring the sense of normalcy in the home environment.

Find out more about these organizations on the SCCGC website, click here.

In Honor of Gary Christman

Here is Gary Christman at the first Southern California Charity Golf Classic. He delivered drinks and food to golfers during the tournament and planned to do the same this year. From the very beginning he was one of the biggest supporters of the tournament. In May, Gary passed away.

He was an excellent father, husband, friend, and community member who loved golf. He made great contributions to developing local junior golf and Ayala High School golf. We will always remember his kind heart and his smile which took over his whole face. Rest in peace.

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