The new year is quickly approaching and now you can get a jump on renewal. Renew your Men's Club membership before Dec. 29 and save $10.00 off the regular $100. price. AND, you can now renew on-line! Just click the renew link below. You will be able to pay through PayPal using a PayPal account if you have one, or with your Debit or Credit card. It's fast and simple and you will get an annual reminder to renew.
Remember many SCGA events require 12 month contiguous GHIN membership. This includes Team Play and most Single Day events. Don't miss out because your membership lapsed! It doesn't get easier than this!
(If you already renewed and you were charged a $3 fee for online renewal, sorry. We will be returning the $3.00 to you! There is no charge for paying on-line.)
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 began with the Club Championship. In that case $2.00 was 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 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)
Looking for Members to Play on our SCGA Saturday Team
The SCGA team play season is coming soon. This is a match play team competition among teams from different clubs in the So Cal Golf Association. In some regards it is similar to the Ryder Cup or the President’s Cup. Sixteen players from each team compete against one another in individual matches as well as a four ball match within each foursome. Our club team will be competing against three other area clubs. Competition is on Saturdays and starts January 17. If you might be interested in playing on our team, CLICK HERE for more details.
New Gross Skin Game for Higher Handicappers
Starting Sunday, Oct. 19, all players who enter the Gross competition will be divided by their handicaps into two groups, those below and those above the middle handicap. Each group competes separately.
Under this format, higher handicap players have a real chance of winning the gross because they aren't up against the lower players. And the lower players don't lose much because those higher players haven't be buying into the Gross games.
The Board hopes that this will help make all our games as fair and enjoyable as possible.
December 2014 Rules Quiz
SITUATION: During a Men’s Club Sunday Tournament (individual play) Sumner hit his second shot into the sand bunker at the right of the #11 green. While entering the bunker, Sunmer accidently kicked a small stone into the bunker. It did not affect the position of his ball and, in fact, came to rest about 4 feet behind his ball, so that it was on the opposite side of his ball from the pin and the direction in which he wanted to hit his next shot. Thinking of other golfers, as he always does, Sumner picked up the stone and tossed it out of the bunker. He then hit his third shot which came to rest just 2 ½ feet from the hole. He subsequently sunk his putt.
QUESTION: What should Sumner tell Bancroft, who is marking his card, to put down as his score for the hole?
“Put down a 4. I took four strokes and did not violate any rules.”
“Put down a 4. I took four strokes and did not violate any rules. Also give me an ‘attaboy’ for clearing the stone out of the bunker before it bothered anybody else.”
“Put down a 5. I took 4 strokes and must also take a penalty stroke for moving the loose stone that is in the hazard.”
“Put down a5. I took 4 strokes and must also take a penalty stroke for kicking the loose stone into the hazard.”
“Put down a 6. I took 4 strokes but must take two penalty strokes for moving the loose stone that is in the hazard.”
Cantor Wins Sun Mountain Bag Just for Coming Out To Play!
Howard Cantor took home a very nice Sun Mountain golf bag when he presented the winning ticket to the Scorer's Table after his tournament round Sunday. The Club has been awarding "Participation Prizes" to luck winners at its tournaments. Everybody who plays gets a ticket. Holder of the ticket drawn out of the hat wins the prize. Look forward to more participation prizes in January.