December 2009 Newsletter

Tournament News

2009 ERMGC Stableford

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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

Sign up for the December Stableford Tournament NOW. Sign-ups close December 1st for the Sunday, December 6th tournament!

This is your last chance to add to your “Points Cup” total and qualify for the Points Cup Championship on December 13th. The top four players in each flight will stage a battle for the PCC! NOTE 1: your flight will be determined by December index…some players could jump up or down a flight based on this index. NOTE 2: If a player(s) from the top four cannot play on December 13th, player(s) from spots 5 – n will fill-in to complete the foursome.

The Stableford Tournament is an individual 18-hole event. Points are added or subtracted on each hole depending on your net score for that hole (gross score in the Championship Flight). The winner is the competitor who scores the highest number of points.

** $5 Discount Islands coupon will be provided to every tournament player **

Contact tournament chairman Bret Farnum,, 760-632-9415 with any questions.

Click here to sign up!


2009 Points Cup

Points Cup Standings through November

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


Tournament Results

2009 ERMGC Blind Draw Best 2 of 4 Better Ball Tournament
Sunday, November 15, 2009


1st Place "120"
Mark Neumann / Dan Bay / Dan Silverstein / Ron Peterson

2nd Place "120"
Tim Godsin / Greg Chenoweth / Eric Diaz / Harry House

3rd Place "121"
Michael Facon / William Reed / Gordon Rantze / John Opferkuch

4th Place "122"
Kevin Murphy / Alvin Pak / Alan Sanders / John Thompson

Skill Shots

Longest Drive

Group #1: Bret Farnum
Group #2: Milo Hama
Group #3: Ron Peterson
Group #4: Matthew Arguile

Closest to the Hole

Group #1: Michael Facon
Group #2: David Johnson
Group #3: David Benjamin
Group #4: Greg Chenoweth

Click here for complete results


New Members

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

William Bettis
Rick Chambless
Kevin Coghlan
Jamie Gamarra
Jack Hyde
Jim Kydd
Frederic Rault
David Sandoval
Jason Vidaurri

Please take the time to introduce yourself to 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


2010 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 2010 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 at registration and post tournament banquet. 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

19-1/1 Ball Deflected by Direction Post

Q. A ball is deflected by a direction post. What is the ruling?

A. It is a rub of the green and the ball must be played as it lies, without penalty.

33-2a/19 Boundary Altered by Unauthorized Removal of Boundary Stake

In stroke play, a boundary line has been altered through unauthorized removal of a boundary stake, and therefore there is an area (Area X) which is in bounds if the removed stake is disregarded and out of bounds if the removed stake is replaced.

Q1. A's ball comes to rest in Area X. A is aware that the boundary has been altered. He asks the Committee for a ruling. What is the ruling?

A1. The Committee should replace the removed stake, i.e., restore the original boundary line and require A to proceed under Rule 27-1, unless the Committee knows that one or more preceding competitors had, in ignorance of the fact that a stake has been removed, played from Area X. In that case, the Committee should allow the altered boundary line to stand for the remainder of the competition, and A would play his ball as it lay.

Q2. What would be the ruling if the Committee determined that one or more competitors had, in ignorance of the fact that a stake was missing, played from Area X and one or more other competitors had treated Area X as out of bounds and proceeded under Rule 27-1?

A2. If the inconsistent treatment of Area X could significantly affect the result of the competition, the round should be canceled and replayed. Otherwise, the round should stand.

33-2a/20 Displaced Boundary Stake

"11. How to Decide Ties-Stroke Play"

In both match play and stroke play, a tie can be an acceptable result. However, when it is desired to have a sole winner, the Committee has the authority, under Rule 33-6, to determine how and when a tie is decided. The decision should be published in advance.

(c) If a play-off of any type is not feasible, matching score cards is recommended. The method of matching cards should be announced in advance and should also provide what will happen if this procedure does not produce a winner. An acceptable method of matching the cards is to determine the winner on the basis of the best score for the last nine holes. If the tying players have the same score for the last nine, determine the winner on the basis of the last six holes, last three holes and finally the 18th hole. If this method is used in a competition with a multiple tee start, it is recommended that the "last nine holes, last six holes, etc." is considered to be holes 10-18, 13-18, etc.