October 2009 Newsletter

Tournament News

2009 ERMGC Fall Scramble

It’s time for the 4-man MONSTER SCRAMBLE. Sign-up with your 3 best golfing buddies, or we’ll welcome any and all singles – we’ll need to fill numerous 3-somes and two-somes in this fun event. The course will be set up with difficult tees and pins – so bring your best scramble game. Can you break 60 in this team event? Sign up ASAP for this October 25th event. Please note: Shotgun start with Dinner follows the golf. Click thru here: http://www.ermgc.org/tournament/tournament?TourID=50

Contact tournament chairman Bret Farnum, bretfarnum@roadrunner.com or 760-632-9415, with any questions. Thanks.

P.S. This is your next-to-last opportunity to win Points Cup points!


Tournament Results

ERMGC Club Championship

2009 Club Champions
L-R: Robert Vargas, Tim Dudek, Michael Facon and Alan Sanders


Closest to the Hole: Dan Bay

Longest Drive: Dan Bay

Closest to the Hole: Eric Diaz

Longest Drive: James Heiser

Closest to the Hole: Ted Cantor

Longest Drive: Ron Peterson

Closest to the Hole: Alan Sanders

Longest Drive: Rich Kelso

Click here for complete results


2009 Points Cup

Points Cup Standings through September

Championship Flight 98 points - Tim Dudek
A Flight 75 Points - Michael Facon
B Flight 72 Points - Robert Vargas
C Flight 99 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


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


Club Membership


The Board of the Encinitas Ranch Men’s Golf Club is pleased to announce:

Beginning October 1st 2009, membership renewal for the 2010 season will be available to all current members at a rate of $75.00

New members may also join at this time for $95.00, with the added benefit of playing the rest of the 2009 season and all of 2010.

Please go online to ermgc.org and select the MEMBERSHIP heading and follow the instructions.
Mail-in applications are also accepted, print out the form from the membership sign up page, fill out completely and mail to:
P.O. Box 231880
Encinitas, CA 92023-1880

Ron Peterson
Membership Chairman


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

18-2a/20 Ball in Play Moved Accidentally by Practice Swing

Q. A player makes a practice swing and accidentally moves his ball in play with his club. Has he made a stroke?

A. No. He had no intention of moving the ball — see Definition of "Stroke."

However, he incurs a penalty stroke under Rule 18-2a for moving his ball in play, and the ball must be replaced.



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.