Play in October Tournaments and WIN BIG Monday and Sunday Tournaments to Feature Participation Prizes
Every participating player will have an equal chance to win one of our Fine Prizes. Just pick up your ticket as you go off the first tee. The drawing will be made while you play. The winners go home with one of the following:
MONDAY'S PRIZE: Two nights for 2 at the Blue Bird Inn in Cambria.
SUNDAY'S PRIZE: A Sun Mountain H2NO waterproof golf bag.
You can't win if you don't play! Come on out for our October Tournaments.
2015 Board Elections Nominations Open Sept. 23
Nominations will open on Sept. 23 for Club Officers and Members-at-Large of the SB Men’s Club Board of Directors. The election will be held in late October and results will be announced Nov. 11.
If you want to run, or to nominate someone else to run, you must submit a “Nomination Form” to Rich Barker, PGA, in the Golf Shop. This form requires the nominee to indicate his willingness to run and to serve if elected. It must be submitted before Thursday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 PM.
A copy of the “Nomination Form” may be obtained by CLICKING HERE or you can pick one up in the Golf Shop.
A Hole-in-One Win’s Cash! Board Establishes a New Hole-in-One Pot
At its September meeting the Board of Directors decided to establish a two new “pots” of money to be used to reward any member who shoots an ace during one of our Monday or Sunday tournaments.
In addition to our regular $10.00 tournament entry fee, we will collect an additional $1.00 from every member who enters a Club monthly tournament. This money will go into a “Hole-in-One Pot.” When a member shoots a hole-in-one in a tournament, he gets all the money in the pot, A new pot then will start accumulating.
The policy will begin this coming weekend with the Club Championship. In this case $2.00 will be collected, one for Saturday and one for Sunday. In addition to rewarding a successful member for achieving golf’s ultimate goal of a hole-in-one, this prize should go a long way toward of-setting the member’s bar tab that is accumulated following his round.
Presidents Cup Play Down to the Wire
Only two players are still alive in this Summer’s Presidents Cup Match-Play competition. Mike Brooks remains the only undefeated player. Greg Bristol emerged from the "Redemption Bracket" and will meet Mike some time in the next few days. If Mike wins that match, he will be the Presidents Cup Champ. If he looses, he will be allowed to play a second match against Greg to determine the overall winner. (Every player was allowed one loss.)
All pairings and subsequent results may be viewed by clicking on the Presidents Cup tab at the top of this page.
Great Tips for Sandbaggers by Biff Copeland
There are three kinds of members in our Golf Club:
1. Those players who complain that we have a few “sandbaggers” whose inflated handicaps allow them to win more than they deserve in our tournaments. 2. Those players who aren’t concerned about or aren’t aware of a “sandbagging” problem. 3. Those players who are “sandbaggers”.
This column is for that third group, the few members in our Club who work hard at inflating their handicaps to artificially gain advantage over other golfers. We want to give you a few helpful tips about sandbagging so that your golf can be even more profitable for you. Read More...
Which Holes are the Hardest and Which the Easiest for You?
by Biff Copeland
Hole #13 is the easiest, right? Well, for most it is. It’s the #18 handicap hole. It’s just 94 yards, after all.
But what about the others? Do you find #11 harder to score on than #15? They’re both about the same length, 370 and 373 yards. But do they play about the same?
Well, if we look at their handicaps on the scorecard, they sure don’t. #11 is the 8th handicap, that is, the 8th most difficult hole on the course. #15 is the 14th. Is it really easier?
The answer, at least for Men’s Club members, is a resounding, “No!”
Our average score on #11 has been 0.76 Strokes-Over-Par. Our average score on #15 has been 0.84 Strokes-Over-Par.
What? We take more strokes on the higher handicapped hole? (read more)
Wilson Wins Nights in Cambria
Rick Wilson won the Men’s Club “Participation Prize” last Sunday and is going to enjoy two nights free lodging at the Bluebird Inn in Cambria. August was the first month of this new effort to entice more members to play in our Monthly Tournaments. The Board has solicited a number of prizes from local businesses to be offered... (read more)
October 2014 Rules Quiz
SITUATION Ajax and Achilles aren’t the best of friends but were scheduled to play in the same group in a Men’s Club Sunday Tournament. The format is Individual Net.
On hole #8, with the pin cut in the front, both players hit their tee shots short and both find their balls about 6 feet off the front of the green. Achilles is slightly closer to the hole.
Ajax asks Achilles to lift his ball because he wants to putt and believes that it is in his line and might interfere with his play.
Achilles says, “No, it won’t interfere.” He refuses to lift his ball.
After a short exchange of glares, Ajax goes ahead and plays his ball. It doesn’t hit Achilles’ ball but misses the hole to the left. Achilles then makes his second stroke and the ball roles up and into the hole. Ajax then taps in for his 3.
QUESTION What should be written on their score cards?
1. Ajax – 3; Achilles – 2. There was no penalty.
2. Ajax – 2; Achilles – 2. Ajax gets to cut a stroke because he could have made the putt if Achilles’ ball wasn’t there.
3. Ajax – 3; Achilles – 3. Achilles is penalized a stroke for not lifting his ball.
4. Ajax – 3; Achilles – 4. Achilles is penalized 2 strokes because he showed such poor sportsmanship when refusing to lift his ball.
5. Ajax – 3; Achilles – DQ. Achilles’ refusal to comply with a Rule of Golf affeced the rights of another player and so must be disqualified.