There is much confusion among our members about when to post “tournament” scores. There are three types of scores: “Regular”, “Away” and “Tournament”. It’s obvious that a daily round at the Muni with buddies should be posted as a “Regular” score. And if buddies do a trip to Soule Park, they should always post is as an “Away”.
But what about “Tournament”? If you play in the Men’s Club’s Monday Individual Net tournament next month, do you post it as a “Tournament” score? The answer is, “NO, you don’t”.
There will be no more free lunches for Men’s Club Directors, or free dinners for that matter.
By a unanimous vote, the Board of Directors agreed to suspend the long-practiced custom of having the Club pay for dinners for Directors who attend monthly Board meetings and lunches for Directors who work tournaments.
This decision will free up $1,800 in the Club’s budget to be spent elsewhere. The current Board is exploring ways to use this money to support Club members’ enjoyment of golf and of our tournaments.
If you have suggestions as to how this money might be best spent, let us know by posting a comment under the “Speak Up” tab on the Club’s website.
A Hole-in-One Win’s Cash! Board Establishes a New Hole-in-One Pot
The Board of Directors has established 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 $1.00 from every player. 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.
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 off-setting the member’s bar tab that is bound to accumulate following his round.
Banu Wins Nights in Cambria Just Because He Played
Florin Banu won the Men’s Club “Participation Prize” last Monday and is going to enjoy two nights free lodging at the Bluebird Inn in Cambria. He happily accepted the prize from Jim Langley, Board Member. October was the first month of this new effort to entice more members to play in our Monday Tournaments. The Board has solicited a number of prizes from local businesses to be offered... (read more)
Vacancy on the Board
Rich Padilla, one of the three Members-at-Large on the Men’s Club Board of Directors has resigned from his position. With gratitude for his past service, the Board has accepted his resignation as of February 1, 2015.
The Club’s Bylaws specify that, in the case of such a resignation, the Board will appoint a replacement to serve out the remainder of that Director’s term.
The Board would like to hear from any member who would like to be appointed to this position.
If you are considering this, you should look at the Duties and Responsibilities of the Officers and assure yourself that you would like to serve. (To see them, CLICK HERE.)
To put your name forward, send an e-mail to President Steve Elliott before Monday, March 9 by CLICKING HERE.
Team Play 2015
As we head into our last match against Braemar Country Club on Saturday Feb 21st we look back at another season participating in probably the most competitive and long running traditions in SCGA golf (started in 1900). Team Play consists of 4 teams of 16 (+2 alternates) players competing in Team and Individual events over 6 weeks. Each team face off against each other twice, once at home and once away. This year we played against teams from Porter Valley Golf Club (Northridge), Rio Bravo Country Club (Bakersfield), and Braemar Country Club (Reseda). We hope to close out the season with a win that will give us a 2-4 overall record. (more...)
Golf is a game of honor. Players are expected to call penalties on themselves. The other competitors in a tournament "protect the field" by monitoring each other in a group and, at the end, placing an attesting signature on a scorecard. In that vein, "peer review" is the method by which players attest to the ability of those in a club, through monitoring playing and posting of scores. (more...)
February 2015 Rules Quiz
It was a sloppy day...rain off and on with leaves and branches scattered around the course...but the guys in the Monday Men’s Club tournament slogged on. When Bert hit his drive on #11 it looked like it might have rolled into the first fairway bunker on the left but, when they arrived, all four players couldn’t see it anywhere. Poking around in the wet leaves in the bunker with his 8 iron, Bert found his ball and scraped away just enough leaves to allow him to just see it. As he prepared to take his stroke, he touched some of the leaves just behind the ball with his club. He then swung, hitting his ball to 15 yards in front of the green from which he chipped and then two putted.
What should Bert tell Ernie, who is carrying his scorecard, to put down as his score for the hole?
1. I took five swings. Put down a 5. 2. Touching the leaves with my club while I was looking for my ball cost me a penalty stroke. Put down a 6. 3. Touching the leaves with my club while I was looking for my ball cost me two penalty strokes. Put down a 7. 4. Touching the leaves with my club during my address/swing cost me a penalty stroke. Put down a 6. 5. Touching the leaves with my club during my address/swing cost me two penalty strokes. Put down a 7. 6. Touching the leaves with my club while I was looking for my ball and again during my address/swing each cost me one penalty strokes. Put down a 7. 7. Touching the leaves with my club while I was looking for my ball and again during my address/swing each cost me two penalty strokes. Put down a 9.