In addition to our regular $10.00 tournament entry fee, the Club collects $1.00 from every player. This money goes 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 will then start accumulating.
Who Are We?
The Santa Barbara Men's Golf Club plays tournaments every third Sunday and the previous Monday at the beautiful Santa Barbara Golf Club.
We also offer special events including:
Membership privileges include:
Our Policy is to have 40% of the players place "in the money".
Bristol to be 2016 SCGA Team Captain
Greg Bristol garnered 52% of the all-member vote to become the Team Captain for our SCGA Team Play for 2016. He outlasted Rick Gerard in a close election and will immediately start laying plans for what we all hope will be a successful season.
The SB Men's Club's SCGA Team Play team competes each year against teams in its pool from other nearby courses. The winners of the pools continue competition until a Southern California Team Play Champion is crowned.
All Club members can try out for our team that typically has 18 to 24 players and enters its competitions under the direction of a Captain. As this year's Captain, Greg's responsibilities will include setting up the matches and deciding which team members compete in any given match.
Rich Barker Leaving
You won’t be seeing the familiar face of Rich Barker around the Muni any more. After 24 years at our local public course, Rich is moving to Glen Annie where he will take up the job of Head Professional.
In addition to being the Head Professional at our course since 1997, Rich has served our Men's Club as our Tournament Coordinator, a task that will be shared among Board Members until a new arrangement can be finalized.
Thanks to Rich for all you have done for us!
August Rules Quiz
In a Sunday Men’s Club tournament using Stableford* scoring, BillyBob signs and turns in a scorecard on which he has a total of 23 points but the scores for holes, #12 and #16, are left blank. The number 23 was his total points for 16 holes, not 18. When asked by the Table Staff about it, he just shrugs. “I picked up,” he mumbles as he walks away.
* NOTE: Stableford Scoring is a method of scoring in which players strive to gain as many points as possible. A birdie is worth 3 points, a par worth 2, a bogie 1 and any higher score 0. (Yes, an Eagle gets 4 points.)
What total Stableford score should the Table Staff record for BillyBob?
Plan Ahead While We’re Still Young
Our Club tournaments’ pace-of-play is still too slow. But you can help.
It’s simple. If each guy in your group is ready to putt when its his turn, you can all finish quickly and walk off the green, proud that you have done your part to speed up play.
The secret – Plan Ahead. Begin your pre-putt preparations as soon as you get to the green. Find your line, gauge your distance, and take a few practice strokes while others are reading their putts. You DON’T need to wait for others to putt to do this. Then, when it is your turn, move up to your ball, check your line, and stroke the ball. Simple!
Another trick your group should practice. If a pin needs tending, the guy with his ball closest to the hole should do the tending. This allows the next putters to ready themselves. Nobody will need to wait for the pin-tender to go through his whole pre-putt routine after he lays the pin down. Simple!
Take the initiative to suggest these things to your group members as you play. Many players just don’t realize where they are wasting time. Help them understand and we’ll all benefit.
Tournament Schedule for 2015
(Click on blue link to Register)
• For Mondays, Saturday before at noon
• For Sundays, Friday before at noon
• For Saturdays, Thursday before at noon
NOTE: Non-registered players will be allowed to enter on the day IF there is room.
Monday, Sept. 14 at 9:00 am
Saturday, Sept. 19 and
Sunday, Sept.20 at 9:00 am
Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 5:30
Monday, October 12 at 9:00 am
Sunday, October 18 at 9:00 am
Saturday, October 24 at 2:00 pm
Monday, Nov. 9 at 9:00 am
Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9:00am
Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2:00 pm
Monday, December 14 at 9:00 am
Sunday, December 20 at 9:00 am