August 2011 Newsletter

Tournament News

2011 ERMGC Combo
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Tee times starting at 10:00AM

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

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Tournament Results

2011 ERMGC Member-Guest

sponsored by:

Lorie & Jim Brakas

Ron Peterson


Championship Flight

1st Place Jim Brakas / Kyle Wall

Longest Drive: Kyle Wall
Closes to the Hole: Jim Brakas

A Flight

1st Place Ron Peterson / Kenny Kirk
2nd Place Kerry Bedard / Todd Koller
3rd Place Al Pak / John Cochran

Longest Drive: Dana Albert
Closest to the Hole: Paul Latchford

B Flight

1st Place Mathew Arguile / Ed Quigley
2nd Place Louis Hock / Hugh Davies
3rd Place Ray Nosse / Bart Volen

Longest Drive: Lance Hama
Closest to the Hole: Lance Hama

C Flight

1st Place Robert Vargas / Ernest Vargas
2nd Place Sean Galleher / Nick Constantine

Longest Drive: Nick Constantine
Closes to the Hole: Alex Lyon

Peoria Flight

1st Place William Gladstone / Cyrus Gladstone

Longest Drive: Mike Tracy
Closes to the Hole: Ray Chandler

Click here for complete results

2011 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.

Current Standings

Championship Flight

Greg Jacobs 83 points
Scott Stewart 70 points
Tim Dudek 57 points

A Flight

Greg Baumann 57 points
Dale Kelly-Cochrane 54 points
Eric Diaz 53 points

B Flight

Richard Beckman 60 points
Ken Wolff 50 points
Ray Nosse 47 points

C Flight

Don Western 60 points
Peter Sertic 59 points
Paul Murray 54 points

Wednesday Sweeps

Wednesday Play for ERMGC Members

If you want friendly golf competition and have a chance to earn gift certificates to purchase items from the Golf Shop, sign up for a tee time between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. You may sign up as a single, with a friend, or a group of four. All sign-ups must be members of the Men’s Club. All participants pay an entry fee of $5. Each participant signs up for his appropriate flight and tee.

Every golfer can win a gift certificate redeemable at the pro shop for placing in their flight.
In addition, every player has an opportunity to win a $10 gift certificate for being closest to the hole, or having the long drive in their flight.

Also, on the first Wednesday of each month you have an opportunity to place a wager in our "Beat the Pro" contest. Whatever amount you wager, if your net score beats the pro you will get a gift certificate equal to double your wager. If your net score ties or loses to the pro, you still get a certificate equal to the amount you have wagered. You can’t lose!

Following are the parameters for flights and tees assignments:

Flight Tees Index Scores
Championship Blue N/A Gross
A Net Blue 10.0 and lower Net
B Net Green 10.1 to 15.0 Net
C Net White 15.1 and higher Net

Visit our website for additional information on ERMGC Wednesday Play.

Hope to see you on Wednesdays. Support your Men's Club and hone your golf skills through friendly competition.

Rich Busby – Wednesday Play Chairman

2011 Sweeps Low Gross Leaderboard

A Flight - "70" Doug Stark (7/13/11)
B Flight - "77" Matt Vanderhorst (2/23/11), James Wagner (7/27/11)
C Flight - "81" William Gladstone (7/20/11)

New Members

Please join us in welcoming the following new and returning members to the Club
new and returning members:

Stephen Tee
Daniel Miller
Chris Reed
Jack Breyer
Roy Skaff

Club Membership

Annual Membership Dues:

All applications processed prior to October 1 will be subject to a renewal fee for the following year.

The Encinitas Ranch Men's Golf Club (ERMGC) is open to all applicants, 18 years of age and older. The $95 membership fee includes membership in the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) and a handicap index. All applicants, NEW and RENEWALS, must fill out this online form completely every year and all application fees are valid for the entire 2011 calendar year.

Recent Rulings

25-1b/26 Player Unaware Ball in Water Hazard Takes Relief from Interference by Burrowing Animal Hole

A player, unaware that his ball is in a dry water hazard, lifts and drops the ball under Rule 25-1b(i) believing he is entitled to relief from a hole made by a burrowing animal. After dropping the ball in the hazard, he discovers his mistake. What is the ruling?

As the player's ball lay in a water hazard, he was not entitled to relief without penalty from a hole made by a burrowing animal -- see first paragraph of Rule 25-1b. However, as his ball lay in a water hazard, he is not precluded from taking relief under Rule 26.

As the player had dropped the ball under an inapplicable Rule, he may correct his error under Rule 20-6 by:

1. lifting the ball and replacing it where it originally lay in the water hazard, in which case he incurs a penalty of one stroke under Rule 18-2a -- see Decision 18-2a/12; or

2. proceeding under Rule 26-1. He incurs a penalty of one stroke under Rule 26-1, but no additional penalty is incurred.