November 2009 Newsletter

Tournament News

2009 ERMGC Blind Draw Best 2 of 4 Better Ball Tournament

It is time for the Blind Draw Best 2 of 4 Better Ball Tournament. This was a popular tournament last year and it allows members to compete as a team with players from other flights.

All players will be placed into a pool of players based on handicaps. For example if we have 60 players, the top 15 handicaps will be in “Group A”, the next 15 will be in “Group B”, and so on. The teams will have a player from each group by selecting names from a hat. All teams will play from the Green Tees and will be a handicapped event. All players will play their own ball throughout the event and the best 2 of 4 net scores will be added up to make the team score for that hole.

The registration is individual as the teams will be determined by the blind draw.
Click here to reserve your spot today

Don’t forget you only have two more chances (including this tournament)
to accumulate Points Cup points!

Contact tournament chairman Eric Diaz,, with any questions.


Tournament Results

ERMGC Monster Scramble

Championship Flight

1st Place "56"
Dennis Aiken / Tim Dudek / Dan Bay / Scott Stewart

Closest to the Hole: Dan Bay

Longest Drive: Dan Bay


1st Place "52"
Bret Farnum / John Gothard / Harry House

2nd Place "54"
Dale Clark / Ray Chandler / Eric Diaz / James Heiser

Closest to the Hole: Dale Kelly-Cochrane

Longest Drive: Ray Chandler


1st Place "46"
Ken Wolff / Dick Beckman / Nicolai Lennox

2nd Place "48"
Paul Latchford / Ted Cantor / Craig Sanders

3rd Place "50"
Milo Hama / Greg Baumann / Greg Hamilton

Closest to the Hole: Ken Wolff

Longest Drive: Greg Baumann


1st Place "47" William Bettis / Greg Chenoweth / Matthew Arguile

Closest to the Hole: William Bettis

Longest Drive: Rich Busby

Click here for complete results


2009 Points Cup

Points Cup Standings through September

Championship Flight 98 points - Tim Dudek
A Flight 85 Points - Michael Facon
B Flight 79 Points - Robert Vargas
C Flight 111 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


New Members

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

William Fleming

Gene Zambia

Justin C Sutton

Matthew Arguile

Mike McCutchan

Gary Rossio

Don Formiller

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


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 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

16-2/0.5 Ball Overhanging Hole Is Lifted, Cleaned and Replaced; Ball Then Falls into Hole

Q. After an approach shot, a player's ball is overhanging the hole. The player walks up to the hole without unreasonable delay and notices that there is mud on the ball. The player marks the position of the ball and lifts it. He then cleans the ball and replaces it. The ball remains on the lip of the hole for about five seconds and then, as the player is preparing to tap it into the hole, the ball falls into the hole. What is the ruling?

A. Under Rule 16-2 , if a ball falls into the hole after it is deemed to be at rest, the player is deemed to have holed out with his last stroke and he shall add a penalty stroke to his score for the hole. In this case, when the player marked the position of the ball it must have been at rest. The ball must be considered to have been at rest when it was replaced; otherwise, it would have to be replaced again (Rule 20-3d).

Accordingly, the player is deemed to have holed out with his last stroke and must add a penalty stroke to his score for the hole.



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 and he will notify SCGA so you can be mentioned in the FORE magazine.