Winners of the couples’ Tournament of Champions were crowned in December, ending a year-long golf competition at Bernardo Heights Country Club. The competition consists of monthly tournaments where the top three finishers in two flights accumulate points each month. Those who win at least 10 points over the course of the year are eligible to compete in the year-end tournament. Of the 33 couples who were eligible to participate in the final championship match, 27 played.

In a format where the better score of the two partners was counted on each hole, four couples were tied after 18 holes with net scores of 61. Ron and Sharon Oliver of Rancho Bernardo won the play-off for the championship. The prize for winning the most points during the year in the monthly tournaments was won by Ken and Carol Packer of Rancho Bernardo, who amassed a total of 57 points.