Central Coast Chapter
Liar’s Cup Invitational Golf Tournament

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

On a beautiful bright and sunny afternoon, over 40 determined golfers converged on Seascape Golf Course, in Aptos, California. They came to strive for golfing excellence, and vie for the right to have their name etched upon the crown jewel of Central Coast CLCA honor, The Liar’s Cup. The fairways were green, and the course trim for golf this day. The golf maintenance crew treated everyone in attendance with respect, setting the day for a wonderful experience.

All in attendance had a great time. At the end of regulation, all could brag about their well-hit shots, and the ones which just rolled short. After a delicious dinner prepared and served up by our host, Seascape Resort Staff, it was time to announce the day’s winners.

A special shout out to all of our tee-sponsors, chapter volunteers, and raffle gift suppliers, you make this whole event special.

Congratulation go out to Shane Henninger, who had closest to the hole honors of 12' on hole #8.
Also to Matt Ellington, who blasted a monster drive down the 10th Fairway.
And with a 12 under par total of 59:
Mike Jones, Justin Rojas, Mike Lamson, and Chris Elliott were this year’s Tournament Winners.

Really, everyone was a winner. The day was warm, the course played fair, and the food and beverages were superb. Well done Central Coast!

Thank you to Chris Elliot for reporting on this year’s CLCA Central Coast Golf Tournament!

We WERE Beautiful!

The K & D Landscaping team picks up the Landscape Sweepstakes Award

The K & D Landscaping team picks up the Landscape Sweepstakes Award

The 2019 Beautification Awards were celebrated at The Dream Inn in Santa Cruz on June 21st. This year a special award, the Allegiance Award, was given to Chris Elliott of Aqua-Green Irrigation and Landscape. Chris is a Past President, a current Partner and is always on board for chapter events. See the full results of this year’s Beautification Awards program here.

Spring Mixer at Beer Thirty
Tuesday, May 16 5:30-8:00

A fun, no-host socializing and networking opportunity at Beer Thirty, 2504 S Main St, Soquel, 95073. Beautification Awards entries were accepted as members pored over the interesting collection of small-batch brews from the Monterey Bay Area and beyond.

saturday April 20, 1-4 pm

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On Saturday, April 20 Cabrillo College Horticulture students and CLCA Central Coast installed a drip irrigation system at the heritage demonstration orchard at the Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange (1900 17th Avenue, entrance is pictured to the right). Chris Elliot, Aqua Green Landscape Irrigation, helped students install a flow meter and two drip valves while K&D Landscaping staff provided heavy lifting by trenching for the mainline and lateral pipes. The students then assembled the pipe system and the Techline drip tree rings per their design. The students were excited to work on this project and we all appreciate the support of the CLCA on this project. It was a valuable learning experience for them to participate in all phases of an irrigation system design and installation project. Ewing Irrigation, Netafim, and California H2orticulture Services generously donated all irrigation materials. Next, the students will create a climate-appropriate, efficient irrigation schedule to help the trees thrive and provide delicious fruit for many years. This was a great collaborative project that benefits a 60+ year old agricultural fraternity that maintains a beautiful orchard and community garden in the heart of Live Oak.

Thanks to Michael Johnson of California H2orticulture Services for putting this together, our sponsors and to all the volunteers who donated their time.


A large crowd of landscapers and vendors converged on the Seascape Golf Club on March 19th to share ideas about new products and ventures, visit and network over drinks and dinner at this beautifully situated venue. Many thanks to Event Director Katia Velasquez for putting together this premier event!


The CLCA Central Coast Chapter kicked off the new year with a gathering at Pour Taproom in Santa Cruz, a favorite venue because of the wide selection of interesting beverages. The partying followed the first chapter meeting of the year led by Justin White, our new president.