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.
Recent Actions by the Board of Directors
Over the past few months the Men’s Club Board has made a number of changes in the ways the Club does things. The primary goal of these changes has been to make the golfing experience of our members more enjoyable. Significant changes so far in 2014 include:
Changing the President’s Cup competition to be double-elimination.
Keeping the entry fee for the President’s Cup at $25.00.
Determining that, in any tournament, all players will play from the same tees.
Designating three Sundays a year during which the Club will buy lunches for members.
Identifying players who do not properly adjust their reported scores and educating them as to the rules that they should follow.
Organizing events such as monthly summer “horse races” and putting contests
Endeavoring to find a format for a “skins game” that will be fair and attractive to all.
Identifying players who have a pattern of reporting net under par scores in our tournaments and reviewing their handicap index.
Reaching out to members who haven’t played in the past year and encouraging them to play.
Exploring the possibility of implementing an electronic method for yearly registration and dues payment.
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)
September 2014 Rules Quiz
SITUATION While playing hole #3 during the SB Men’s Club Championship, Macduff hits his ball left into the trees and relatively tall grass. As he approaches where he thinks his ball is, he accidentally steps on it and pushes it into the ground, thus altering the lie. He then lifts the ball, cleans it, places it almost two club-lengths from where it originally lay, and plays, hitting his ball onto the front of the green. He then two-putts. QUESTION What should Macduff tell Banquo to write down as a score on his card?
“I took 4 strokes. Put down a 4.”
“I took 4 strokes but must take a penalty for altering my lie. Put down a 5”
“I took 4 strokes but must take a penalty for altering my lie and another penalty stroke for not replacing my ball properly. Put down a 6
“I took 4 strokes but must take a penalty for altering my lie and another two penalty strokes for not replacing my ball properly. Put down a 7.