August 2009 Newsletter


Tournament News

2009 ERMGC Combo
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Tee times starting at 10:16AM

Format: 2-Man teams, 18-holes total team score. Gross and Net competitions. * Holes 1-6 played Better Ball of Partners * Holes 7-12 played Alternate Shot * Holes 13-18 played as Scramble

Sign up by August 11th with your partner. Or, as a single…we’re always willing to match up new members, people frustrated with previous partners or guys who don’t have any friends in this two-man Combo format tournament. And, the Combo Tournament is the final “qualifier” for those of you targeting the Club Championship in September. Sign up NOW (to make my planning a little easier).

Contact Tournament Co-Chair Bret Farnum bretfarnum@roadrunner.com with any questions.

We would like to thank the following sponsor for their support

For over 20 years, Leucadia Pizzeria has been San Diego's Coastal favorite, known for our friendly service and great food. From traditional Italian dishes to California contemporary, our menu includes fresh salads, savory pastas, submarine sandwiches, gourmet desserts, and more than 20 specialty pizzas.

Now serving at three locations throughout San Diego

Encinitas
315 S Coast Highway 101
(between C St & El Portal St)
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-2222

La Jolla
7748 Regents Rd
Ste 303
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 597-2222

Rancho Santa Fe
16085 San Dieguito Rd
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
(858) 759-2222

Thanks to Chip Conover for his continued support of the Men's Club!

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Tournament Results

ERMGC Member Guest

Thanks again to this year's sponsors:

COLDWELL BANKER REAL ESTATE ENCINITAS

It’s time to buy! Everyone waited for the bottom of the market, well here it is. Good time to pick up an investment property! Jim & Lorie have been involved with both the men’s and women’s club’s for years. Jim is has been on the ER Board of Directors for almost 5 years. Please consider Jim and Lorie have over 25 years of Real Estate experience. Call Jim at 760-213-0304 or log onto www.LorieAndJimBrakas.com
Jim & Lorie Brakas
5 year sponsor

Ron Peterson
Mercedes, Honda, Acura, Porsche, Audi, Infinity
We look forward to serving your automotive needs!
Please contact us at (760) 438-4454 or visit us on the web at
www.hoehnmotors.com
Located in Car Country Carlsbad
2nd year sponsor

Gilbert Gastelum & Diane Powers
That same fine restaurant in Old Town is now up in the Forum Shopping center.

And as always thanks to Tom Jackse and Steve Flores of
SIGNworld of California

For all their signs throughout the years, please support Tom
760-599-6537

SIGNworld of California
1487 Poinsettia Ave., Suite 121
Vista, CA 92081
(Located in Vista Technology Center
off of Business Park Dr.)

Results

Championship Flight

1st Place "70" JIM BRAKAS / KYLE WALL

2nd Place "75" GUS MOKALIS / ROBERT FINCH

3rd Place "78" KEN MERSCHEIM / TERRY MASON

A-Flight

1st Place "64" JOHN GOTHARD / SAM LOVELL

2nd Place "64" MICHAEL FACON / BRANDON FACON

3rd Place "65" CHIP MURPHY / BRIAN HARVEY

4th Place "66" ERIC DIAZ / TIM CADY

B-Flight

1st Place "56" DAVID BENJAMIN / ROBERT WHEAT

2nd Place "60" LOU OBERMAN / MIKE WOLFE

3rd Place "60" DAN BEALS / ROYAL LARISON

4th Place "61" RAY NOSSE / BART VOLEN

C-Flight

1st Place "59" RICH BUSBY / JACK LETTOW

Peoria Flight

1st Place "60" RONALD PETERSON* / KENNY KIRK

2nd Place "61" ALAN SANDERS / DANIEL SANDERS

3rd Place "62" JIM SHEAN / AL SANDERS

4th Place "63" KEN WOLFF / RAY DUNCAN

*Congratulations to Ron Peterson who had a hole-in-one on hole #15! The drinks are on you Ron.

Click here for complete results

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2009 Points Cup

Points Cup Standings through May

Championship Flight 75 points - Tim Dudek
A Flight 56 Points - John Gothard
B Flight 54 Points - Greg Baumann
C Flight 82 Points - Peter Sertic

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

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Wednesday Sweeps

2009 Sweeps Leaders

2009 Low Gross Leaderboard

A Flight - ''69" Gus Mokalis 05/07/09
B Flight - ''72"' Gary Bader 02/25/09
C Flight - ''78'' Fulton Sheen 05/20/09

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Welcome to the Club

Please join us in welcoming the following new members to the Club

David Eisenstein

Dudley Westlake

Mario Williams

John Castle

If you have a chance, please introduce yourself and welcome our new members.

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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
jim@lorieandjimbrakas.com
(760) 213-0304

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Recent Rulings

12-1/4 Player Touches Ground in Hazard When Searching for Ball Believed to Be Covered by Loose Impediments in
Hazard

Q.A player's ball is believed to be in a bunker covered by leaves. The player probes for the ball with a club which touches the ground in the bunker. What is the ruling?

A.There is no penalty. Rule 12-1 specifically authorizes touching ground in the hazard while probing. Such permission overrides any prohibitions in Rule 13-4.

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Greenskeeping Corner

Beware Toxic Salts

Salts are deadly poison for turf: What do you think is the most serious problem affecting the health and quality of turf? Most people believe that diseases, insects or weeds are the worst offenders, and these pests do indeed cause plant damage. But even more serious threats to turf health come from high soil salts.

Where do the salts come from? A variety of salts, including sodium chloride (table salt) are present in irrigation water. During dry periods, when it is necessary to irrigate heavily, salts build up in the soil. A heavy tain can leach, or move these salts down into the soil, below the plant's root. But if it doesn't rain, the salt levels continue to build.

How salts hurt turf: High salts in the soil literally suck water away from the roots, making it impossible for the plant to obtain water. In addition, sodium salts in the soil cause damage to the soil structure. This can result in poor drainage, low soil oxygen and poor water infiltration-all of which cause even more stress to turf. To add insult to injury, the stress created by high salts makes turf more susceptible to diseases, weeds and insects.

Preventing the problem: The cascading series of events caused by salt build-up is difficult to stop once it gets started. The key is to avoid it from starting through periodic leaching programs where high volumes of irrigation water are applied to the golf course.

Leaching is a no-brainer: Playability may be compromised by wet or soft conditions for a few days following leaching events. But the benefits are enormous. When done on a preventative basis-before turf damage due to salts is serious-turf and soil will become healthier, pest damage and pesticide use will decrease, and the course will ultimately look and play better.

Bottom Line: During periods of low rainfall, turf health and playability are challenged by high temperatures, dry soils and most importantly-by high soil salts.

One of the most effective ways to keep turf healthy during dry times is through leaching programs. This strategy helps to move toxic salts away from growing turf. Although there are some temporary side effects to leaching, the benefits of having healthy turf far outweigh the inconveniences.

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Any member that has a special event such as, a hole-in-one, shooting your age, first eagle etc., as part of their golf game, please notify Chuck Koscielski at Happy2bc@aol.com and he will notify SCGA so you can be mentioned in the FORE magazine.