In memory: Russ Calder
Rena Calder, Russ Calder’s widow, at the commemorative tree planting for her husband at Vista Valencia Golf Course. Courtesy photo
By Signal Contributor
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

By Linda Gordon, Santa Clarita Contributor

The Women’s Golf Club of Valencia and the Sr. Men’s Golf Club of Vista Valencia held a joint golf tournament April 24 in honor of Russ Calder. There was a shotgun start with alternating foursomes of guys and gals. Before tee-off, each golfer was given a ribbon to wear in remembrance of Russ.

Following play and lunch in the clubhouse, there was a special tree planting between holes 11 and 12. Hole 12 is where Russ scored his only hole-in-one! The ladies club supplied ribbons for everyone to tie onto the newly planted tree. A rock with a plaque was placed at the base of the tree commemorating Russ and his many contributions to the Senior Men’s Club.

All in attendance agreed it was a beautiful day for golf and a wonderful tribute to plant a tree in memory of Russ, who was a long-term member of the Senior Men’s Club at Vista Valencia.

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Rena Calder, Russ Calder’s widow, at the commemorative tree planting for her husband at Vista Valencia Golf Course. Courtesy photo

In memory: Russ Calder

By Linda Gordon, Santa Clarita Contributor

The Women’s Golf Club of Valencia and the Sr. Men’s Golf Club of Vista Valencia held a joint golf tournament April 24 in honor of Russ Calder. There was a shotgun start with alternating foursomes of guys and gals. Before tee-off, each golfer was given a ribbon to wear in remembrance of Russ.

Following play and lunch in the clubhouse, there was a special tree planting between holes 11 and 12. Hole 12 is where Russ scored his only hole-in-one! The ladies club supplied ribbons for everyone to tie onto the newly planted tree. A rock with a plaque was placed at the base of the tree commemorating Russ and his many contributions to the Senior Men’s Club.

All in attendance agreed it was a beautiful day for golf and a wonderful tribute to plant a tree in memory of Russ, who was a long-term member of the Senior Men’s Club at Vista Valencia.