JAMES CUP CHALLENGE
                                                  MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP


                                Pictured above is The Golf Club at Terra Lago located in Indio, California.
                Site of the 2011 Battle in the Desert between Teams California and United States/Canada
                                                                                  February 25 -27                                         

  

  Pictured above is the Terra Lago Club House where all 2010 JCC social functions where held

                                              2010 BATTLE IN THE DESERT


The Matches were played February 19-21 on the North and South Courses of The Golf Club
at Terra Lago. Day one was played on the North Course where Team California/Canada took
a 11 to 7 lead. Day two the teams battled it out on the South Course, ending all square
for the day with 9 points each. Going into final day's Singles Matches on the North Course,
California/Canada was holding a 20 to16 lead. When the dust settled California/Canada
had picked up 22 of the 36 points available and cruised to a 42 to 30 victory.

The 2010 Challenge was the 11th in the series, which dates back to 1999. California Teams
hold a 7 to 4 advantage in the Matches.

                                Pictured below is the 2010 Cup Presentation

                   

                Pictured from left to right are Team California/Canada Co-Captains
                Hank Engert (Canada) and Doug Butt (California). Followed by Team
                U.S. Co-Captains Dick Martin (Texas) and Steven Strable (Oregon). 
                The background is the island green of the 15th hole North Course.
   
                

 

                                           Photo Gallery
                 
      Resort at Indio in the background, 18th hole in center and 15th hole on right.

                 
                                           15th green from 18th fairway

                                   PAST CHAMPIONS and TEAM CAPTAINS

2010 The Golf Course at Terra Lago, Indio, California
*California/Canada 42 ~ United States 30
California/Canada Co-Captains: Hank Engert
~ Doug Butt
U.S. Co-Captains: Dick Martin
~ Steven Strable


2009 The Golf Course at Terra Lago, Indio, California
United States/Canada 59½ ~*California 33½
United States/Canada Co-Captains: Marv Seelye
~ Erv Froese
California Co-Captains: Mark Avelar
~ Tony Potter


2007 Cimarron Golf Resort, Cathedral City, California
California 78 ~*Northwest 75
California Co-Captains: Tony Potter
~ Jim Dalton
Northwest Co-Captains: Jon Flowers
~ Frank Hunter


2006 Carlton Oaks Country Club, Santee, California
*Norcal 87 ~ Northwest 69
California Co-Captains: Jeff Hales
~ Steve Jacobus
Northwest Co-Captains: Seth Glasco
~ Mike Kemppainen


2005 Cimarron Golf Resort, Cathedral City, California
*Norcal 57 ½ ~ Northwest 52 ½
California Captains: Mark Avelar
~ Jim Dalton
Northwest Captains: Jon Flowers
~ Steve Melnichuk

2004 Barona Creek Golf Club, Lakeside, California
*Norcal 111½
~ Northwest 80½
California Co-Captains: Mark Avelar
~ Wally Coffman
Northwest Co-Captains: Jim Judge
~ Ted McGraw

2003 Tahquitz Creek Golf Club, Palm Springs, California
Northwest 96 ~ *California 81
Northwest Captain: Dennis Burneau
California Captain: Mark Avelar


2002 Tahquitz Creek Golf Club, Palm Springs, California
Northwest 109 ~ *California 80
Northwest Co-Captains: Dick Kanda
~ Marv Seelye
California Co-Captains: Wally Coffman
~ Jim B. Salisbury

2001 Wolf Run Golf Club, Reno, Nevada
*California 89 ~ Northwest 88
California Co-Captains: Mark Avelar
~ Jim H. Salisbury
Northwest Co-Captains: Real Gamache
~ Dick Kanda


2000 Crown Isle Resort, Courtenay, B.C, Canada
*Northwest 90½ ~ California 68½
Northwest Captains: Herb Dawson
~ Dick Kanda
California Co-Captains: Mark Avelar
~ Dave Yeaton

1999 Mt. Shasta Resort, Mt. Shasta, California
*California 72 ~ Northwest 57
California Co-Captains: Wil Baumker
~ Dan Graham
Northwest Captain: Chet Harrington



*Denotes Host Team 

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