January 2012 Newsletter

Tournament News

Happy New Year everyone. We are looking forward to a great year of competition. The 2012 event schedule is now up on the website. Click Here to check on the 2012 tournament dates.

2012 Stroke Play Tournament
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Tee Times starting at 10:00AM

Format – 18 holes individual stroke play. The Championship Flight plays at scratch. Net flights use handicaps based on January Current Index. Championship and A Flights play from the blue tees, B Flight plays from the green tees, and C Flight plays from the white tees.

2011 Defending Champions
Championship Flight: Scott Stewart "70"
A-Flight: Alex Ortega "68"
B-Flight: Richard Beckman "67"
C-Flight: Peter Sertic "68"

Reserve your spot today!

Tournament Results

Congratulations to the 2011 Points Cup Champions (Year of the Greg)

Championship Flight
Greg Jacobs
A Flight
Greg Baumann
B Flight
Ken Wolff
C Flight
Greg Chenoweth

2011 Fall Stroke Play Tournament

Results

Championship Flight

1st Place Dennis Aiken
2nd Place Dan Bay
3rd Place Brad Baumann

Longest Drive: Brad Baumann
Closest to the Hole: Greg Jacobs

A Flight

1st Place Greg Baumann
2nd Place Eric Diaz
3rd Place Dale Kelly-Cochrane

Longest Drive: Eric Diaz
Closest to the Hole: Dale Clark

B Flight

1st Place Milo Hama
2nd Place Ken Wolff
3rd Place Ron Peterson

Longest Drive: Mark Weber
Closest to the Hole: Mark Weber

C Flight

1st Place Joseph Colarusso
2nd Place Alan Sanders
3rd Place William Gladstone

Longest Drive: Alan Sanders
Closest to the Hole: Mark Neumann

Click here for complete results

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. www.ermgc.org

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

ATTENTION CURRENT MEMBERS
Sponsor a new member and receive a $25 credit toward a future tournament!

Recent Rulings

16-1a/11 Raised Tuft of Grass on Line of Putt Brushed to Determine Whether It Is Loose

Q:
A player cannot determine whether a raised tuft of grass on his line of putt is loose or is attached to its roots. The player brushes the raised tuft lightly with his hand to make a determination and discovers that the tuft is attached. What is the ruling?

A:
A player is entitled to touch and move a natural object on his line of putt for the specific purpose of determining whether the object is loose, provided that if the object is found not to be loose, (1) it has not become detached and (2) it is returned to its original position before the next stroke if failure to do so would result in a breach of Rule 13-2. The touching of the line of putt in these circumstances is not a breach of Rule 16-1a.

Except as otherwise permitted in the Rules (e.g., in repairing a ball mark), if a player touches or moves a natural object on his line of putt other than to determine whether it is loose and it is found to be attached, the player cannot avoid a breach of Rule 16-1a by returning the object to its original position.