February 2009 Newsletter

2009 ERMGC Tournament Season

Encinitas Ranch Men’s Club would like to thank Mike Giblin of State Farm Insurance for sponsoring
the 2009 Stroke Play Tournament on January 25th.

State Farm Insurance in La Costa is a full service office that offers all lines of insurance, Auto, Home, Life, Health, & Business. They are conveniently located at Alga/Aviara Pkwy & El Camino Real since 1980. Mike & his dedicated staff provide prompt, friendly, Good Neighbor service & are available 24 hours a day. So please call, click, or drop in today.

6994 El Camino Real Suite 211
Carlsbad, CA 92009-4118

Stroke Play Results
Championship Flight

1st Place 72 - Ralph Perretta

2nd Place 72 - Jim Hartley

3rd Place 73 - Scott Purdy

Closest to the Hole: Matthew Jenusaitis
Longest Drive: Scott Stewart

A Flight

1st Place 69 - John Thompson

2nd Place 71 - Paul Latchford

3rd Place 73 - John Opferkuch

Closest to the Hole: Jim Dickard
Longest Drive: Dale Clark

B Flight

1st Place 67 - Robert Vargas

2nd Place 69 - Tim Godsin

3rd Place 70 - Ronald Peterson

Closest to the Hole: Richard Wood
Longest Drive: Joe Coburn

C Flight

1st Place 66 - William Gladstone

2nd Place 68 - Peter Sertic

3rd Place 69 - Sean Galleher

Closest to the Hole: Robert Blankmeyer
Longest Drive: Sean Galleher

Click here for complete results

Upcoming Events

Islands Restaurant 2-Man Scramble
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Tee times starting at 10:16 am
Format: 2-Man teams. Each team member hits from the tee on each hole. The team selects one of the tee shots and all team members hit from that location. The procedure is repeated until the ball is holed. The winner is the team with the lowest score for 18 holes.
Skill Shot sponsor: Islands Restaurant supplying $40 gift certificates

Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks

Escape to Islands today for the freshest food and a welcoming, tropical atmosphere.

Islands offers specialty burgers, like the Big Wave and the spicy Kilauea. And now all Islands burgers and sandwiches are served with an endless side of fries. That’s right, you can have as many fries as you want! If you’re not in the mood for fries you can select a small Caesar salad, small garden salad, steamed veggies or onion rings to complement your meal.

Islands also has a variety of soft tacos and sandwiches, large gourmet salads and exotic drinks.

With a Gremmie Menu, especially for kids including the Jr. Wave burger, chicken tenders and grilled cheese—Islands has something for the whole family, making it a great stop after a day on the course. And don’t forget to save room for our Kona pie for dessert – it’s perfect for sharing.

Drop in to any of the nine San Diego Islands locations today!

Island Encinitas
Leucadia Blvd. at El Camino Real (next to REI)
760- 943-0271
Takeout Available with Curbside Delivery

Sunday, March 15, 2009
Tee times starting at 10:16 am

Format: The “39” Tournament is a points based format similar to a Stableford point system. Every player starts with a score of 39 and then subtracts his handicap from that. Then play is scored like a reverse Stableford. The Championship Flight plays to scratch. The lowest score wins, and so on. There are no stroke holes as your strokes or handicap are subtracted at the start. This is an individual stroke play event.

Brakas/Coldwell Banker 2-Man Better Ball
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Shotgun start at 12:30PM

Format: Two-man teams, 18 holes of stroke play, with the better score of the partners to count as the team score on each hole. The Championship flight will be played at scratch. All other flights will use handicaps based on April Current Index. The maximum allowable handicap differential between partners is four strokes. If the higher handicap of partners is more than four strokes greater than the lower handicap, the higher handicap will be reduced.


2009 Points Cup

The Points Cup is a year long event, like the Fed EX Cup on the PGA tour. In each of our events, the top 10 players in each flight get points according to the place they finish in. Your points get added up through out the year regardless of the flight you may have played in for an event or based on your index. The more tournaments you play in the more chances you have to get into the Points Cup Tournament.

Click here to view the 2009 Points Cup Leaderboard


Wednesday Sweeps

2009 Sweeps Leaders

2009 Low Gross Leaderboard

A Flight - ''74" Flint Locke 01/14/09
B Flight - ''78'' Gary Bader 01/09/09
C Flight - ''85'' Frank Janecek 01/19/09, William Gladstone 01/21/09


2009 Tournament Sponsor Packages

Become a Tournament Sponsor and ''Get Your Message Out''

1. Provide us with a 1/3 page copy of what your service offers and we will get it in the newsletter the month before the tournament. You also will be given a special reminder thanks in the following months newsletter.

2. The 2009 season offers 2 tee box signs (24X18) donated by Tom Jackse of Sign World of California. Please contact him at 760-858-7081 and get him your logo and what you want on the sign and they will be placed at the tournament.

3. Most tournaments have a sign up table and you are also free to place any marketing materials on the table. Arrange to get them to the course and we will get them out.

4. If you have a banner we will get it hung for you on the tournament day.

5. All tournament sponsors will get posted on the front page of the clubs website for as long as they sponsor the event.

6. Shotgun Tournament sponsors will get; a. Their brochure placed in the cart. b. Banner re-hanged in the dinning area. c. Special acknowledgement during the awards ceremony.

At minimum, your message is presented to club members on the golf course and in our media at multiple points and you are afforded continuous exposure on the website. I will help you all the way, and if you have any question please do not hesitate to call me.

Jim Brakas
Sponsorship & Advertising Chairman
(760) 213-0304


Recent Rulings

11-4. Playing from Outside Teeing Ground

a. Match Play
If a player, when starting a hole, plays a ball from outside the teeing ground, there is no penalty, but the opponent may immediately require the player to cancel the stroke and play a ball from within the teeing ground.

b. Stroke Play
If a competitor, when starting a hole, plays a ball from outside the teeing ground, he incurs a penalty of two strokes and must then play a ball from within the teeing ground.
If the competitor makes a stroke from the next teeing ground without first correcting his mistake or, in the case of the last hole of the round, leaves the putting green without first declaring his intention to correct his mistake, he is disqualified.
The stroke from outside the teeing ground and any subsequent strokes by the competitor on the hole prior to his correction of the mistake do not count in his score.


Handicap Report

Internet Posting

When registering online to post I received the following message "The member number you have entered does not exist in the system"?

What did I do wrong?

At this time of the year this question frequently comes up. The most likely answer is that you forgot to renew your membership for this year. SCGA memberships run from January to December and if you do not register before the middle of December you will be dropped for the next year. You can go to www.ermgc.org to renew.

Here are some other things that may keep you from entering your scores. First, you will need to have registered on the SCGA website, www.scga.org. When filling out the information to register for online score posting please keep these items in mind. Select the club name and code listed in your membership card, DO NOT put a dash with the member number, enter your last name as it appears on the membership card, and at the end be sure to click the Continue button with the mouse rather than hit the enter key on the keyboard. Once you have registered you will then need to login to post scores. Type in your member number and password this should bring you to a screen which looks like your index look up but on the top right in red you should see Post Score. Click on Post a Score and follow the prompts.