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Meet Connie Caprez

Conrad"Connie" Caprez has been a valued Birch Hills Men's Club member for over 20 years. Hailing from Waldo, Kansas, Connie moved to California in 1964 where he continued to work as a Roofer for a total of 40 years.


Married in 1958, Connie and his wife Kenna have enjoyed 57 years of marriage and have 2daughters, Robin and Coni Jo, 5 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

Now living in Placentia, Connie tries to get out and golf at least 5 days a week and plays just about every weekend with the BHMC. His best golf moments include getting 4 Holes In One and also scoring a 73 at Alta Vista Golf Course.

Connie's Interests include playing Poker and also dining with his wife. His favorite restaurant to visit is Outback Steakhouse. When asking Connie about his favorite Outback menu item, he prefers Pork Chops over Steak.

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CLiff Adams

Meet Cliff Adams

Born Toronto, Canada

on July 3rd, 1951.

Moved to Brea in 1959.

Graduated Brea Olinda High School 1969.

Swam and played golf in high school.

Cliff has worked at Jackson's Auto Parts since 1967. Cliff was married in 1978 to Jill. They have two children, Justin is 30 and Carrie is 28.

Cliff joined the Birch Hills Men's Club in 1974, a week after it opened, Has held all offices on the board including president in 1980. He has won the Club Championship multiple times, including 1990, 1996 and 1998.

Cliff has made 9 holes in one!

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Meet Frank Welte

Frank Welte was born on Feb 11th, 1941 in Los Angeles, Ca.  Frank grew up in Gardena where he played Pony Baseball and enjoyed bowling.  He graduated from Gardena High School in 1958.  In 1960 Frank went to work for Northrop Architectural Systems in the manufacturing division

Frank married Sally in 1967 and had 2 boys. Scott, a stay at home dad, and Tim a Paramedic in Santa Cruz .  Frank and Sally have 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

In 1981 Frank went to work for Olympia Glass and Metal as a contract administrator. They moved to La Habra in 1983.  Frank started playing golf in 1985 at the age of 44.  He has been a member at Birch Hills for more than 25 years.

Frank has had a hole in one on # 8 at Birch Hills. He retired in 2011 because of congestive heart failure. Franks says he health has improved due to exercise and vitamins.

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Meet John C. Knapp

John was drafted into the Army in 1942, where he served 3 years in the infantry  He was awarded a Silver Star and 2 Bronze Stars.  The Silver Star is the third highest military decoration for Valor that can be awarded to any person serving in the United States Armed Forces.  The medal is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. John wiped out a German machine gun nest in France in 1944.  He served in the 44th infantry unit

John started playing golf in 1955 and worked at the Golf Mart as the CEO until he retired and moved to Brea to be near his daughter, Karen in 1977. John has held almost every position on the board at Industry Hills, where he maintained a 2 handicap, while winning multiple golf championships.  He was also an avid motorcycle and midget car racer.

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