December 2011 Newsletter

Tournament News

Fall Stroke Play

Sunday, December 4, 2011
Tee times starting at 10:00AM

This is a stroke or medal play event. Each player will play 18 holes of golf and their handicap will be subtracted from their score. The low net score in flights A, B and will win. In Championship flight the lowest gross score will win.

2010 Defending Champions
Championship Flight: Bret Farnum "76"
A-Flight: Greg Hamilton "71"
B-Flight: Milo Hama "69"
C-Flight: Rich Busby "68"

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Tournament Results

2011 Stableford Golf Tournament

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Championship Flight

1st Place Greg Jacobs
2nd Place Dennis Aiken
3rd Place Dan Bay

Longest Drive: Greg Jacobs
Closest to the Hole: Dan Bay

A Flight

1st Place Ray Chandler
2nd Place Mike Forslund
3rd Place Dale Clark

Longest Drive: Greg Baumann
Closest to the Hole: Dale Clark

B Flight

1st Place Scott Gunderman
2nd Place Ray Nosse
3rd Place Daniel Silverstein

Longest Drive: Ken Wolff
Closest to the Hole: Greg Hamilton

C Flight

1st Place Paul Latchford
2nd Place Alan Sanders
3rd Place William Bettis

Longest Drive: Greg Chenoweth
Closest to the Hole: Phillip Graham

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 106 points
Tim Dudek 80 points
Dan Bay 74 points

A Flight

Dale Kelly-Cochrane 84 points
Alvin Pak 83 points
Eric Diaz 65 points

B Flight

Ray Nosse 116 points
Richard Beckman 85 points
Ron Peterson 73 points

C Flight

Peter Sertic 78 points
Greg Chenoweth 69 points
John Georgeson 64 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), (8/31/11)
B Flight - "75" Tom Moore (8/24/11)
C Flight - "81" William Gladstone (7/20/11), Len Arinello (8/10/11)

Club Membership

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Annual Membership Dues:

Renewals for the 2012 season will start on October 1st, 2011 and will close on December 10th 2011.

The renewal fee is $75. New member fee is $95.

Any renewals processed after the deadline will be subject to a new member fee. All past and new members may join at this time and play the remainder of the 2011 season and all of the 2012 season.

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

13-2/1.1 Player Attempts to Take Stance Fairly But Improves Line of Play by Moving Interfering Growing Object

Q. A player's ball lies under the branch of a tree. In attempting to take his stance fairly, the player improves his line of play by moving the branch with his body. Before playing, he realizes he could have taken his stance without moving the branch. He abandons his stance and the branch returns to its original position or is returned to its original position by the player. The player then approaches the ball from a different direction, takes his stance without disturbing the branch and makes his stroke. What is the ruling?

A. There is no penalty. When fairly taking his stance the player is required to take his stance in the least intrusive manner that results in the minimum improvement in the position or lie of the ball, area of intended stance or swing or line of play. However, as the branch moved as a result of the player's attempt to take his stance fairly and was returned to its original position before the stroke was made, there is no penalty. Any doubt as to whether the branch returned to its original position should be resolved against the player.

The same principle would apply to fixed artificial objects (e.g., a boundary stake) if the position or lie of the ball, area of intended stance or swing or line of play is improved as a result of the player's attempt to take his stance fairly but the object is returned to its original position before the player makes a stroke.