April 2013 Newsletter

Encinitas Ranch Men's Golf Club Newsletter

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Last chance to qualify for the Poinsettia cup and Senior

The April 14 Two-Man Aggregate will be your last chance to qualify for the Poinsettia Cup and Senior Club Championship.
If you don't meet the qualification you will not be able to play.
The qualifications are as follows:

Poinsettia Cup qualification:

To qualify for the Poinsettia Cup in May, you must earn (1) point to qualify to play.

Club Championship qualification:

To qualify for the Club Championship in September, you must earn (2) points to qualify to play.

Here’s how to earn your points:
(1) Point awarded for playing in Thursday or Saturday Team Play

(1) Point awarded for any Monthly Tournament

(1) Point awarded for (4) Wednesday Sweeps Rounds

Tournament News

2013 2 Man Aggregate Tournament

Sunday, April 14th, 2013
Tee times starting at 10:00AM

sponsored by:

We, at The Golf Mart Escondido, are proud to sponsor 2013 2-Man Aggregate Tournament. Our customer service is unbeatable and our friendly staff would like you to come by and check out our vast selection of woods, irons, putters, and anything else you may need to make you the best golfer you can possibly be. We
offer free driver and iron fittings and a complete repair shop with a Cobra tour van club repair specialist.
Our knowledgeable staff is willing to take the time to make you happy so whether you want to ask us
anything about golf, buy a club, test a club, check your lie angles, or check to make sure your driver is
optimized for your swing on our Foresight simulators, we will always be there to serve you the best we
can. See you soon!

1066 W. Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 741-0441


We are pleased to offer support for the Encinitas Ranch 2012 Two-Man Aggregate Score Golf Tournament! As 20+ year residents of Encinitas we have been active in real estate and supporting the community for many years. We believe in running our business in a personal and friendly manner with the spirit of competition and performance vital to our business plan. We guarantee you that you will not find anyone more qualified in the local market and in touch with the pulse of real estate in the community.

Of course referrals are the backbone of our business and are greatly appreciated, so if you are thinking of buying or selling, or have a friend who could benefit from our assistance please make sure to mention us and receive a free round of golf “fore” your support.

Thank you and have a great round!

Lorie & Jim Brakas
Coldwell Banker

The Men's Club would like to thank Jim and Lorie Brakas of Coldwell Banker and Golf Mart for sponsoring the 2013 Two Man Aggregate Tournament.

April Format

Format: Two-man teams, 18 holes of stroke play, the total score of both players added together. Champ and A Flight will be playing from the Blue tees. B Flight will play from the Green tees and C Flight will play from the White tees. For the Net flights, handicap strokes will be taken from both players rounds. All flights will use handicaps based on April 1, 2011 Current Index. The maximum allowable handicap differential between partners is five strokes. If the higher handicap of partners is more than five strokes greater than the lower handicap, the higher handicap will be reduced.

2012 Defending Champions

  • Championship Flight: GREGORY JACOBS/BRAD BAUMANN

Register Today!

Tournament Results

2013 39er Tournament Results

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sponsored by: Islands Restaurants

The Men's Club would like to thank Ray Nosse and Islands Restaurants for sponsoring the 2013 ERMGC 39er Tournament.


Championship Flight


Longest Drive: BRAD BAUMANN
Closest to the Hole: DENNIS AIKEN

A Flight


Longest Drive: ERIC DIAZ
Closest to the Hole: SCOTT GUNDERMAN

B Flight


Closest to the Hole: ERIC BADER

C Flight


Longest Drive: JON BETTIS
Closest to the Hole: JASON FRANK

Click here for complete results

Club Membership

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 2013 calendar year.

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

  • Breck DeGroff
  • Brian Smith
  • James McCoy
  • Jeff Bloom
  • Dave Clarke
  • Lon Clement
  • Mickey Booz

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!

The following are flight parameters for tee assignments:

Flight Tees Index Score
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

The Rules Column

Be On Time to Start Your Round

Rule 6 deals with player responsibilities. One of which is to be at the starting tee and ready to play on time. If the player arrives at the tee after the appointed time, but within five minutes of the appointed time, he is assessed a two-stroke penalty (or loss of hole in match play). If he arrives later than five minutes after the appointed time, the player is disqualified. See a decision cited below regarding how the starting time is defined.

Decision 6-3/2.5:

Q. A player's starting time is listed on the official starting sheet as 9:00 a.m. He does not arrive at the 1st tee until 9:00:45 a.m. and claims that, as it is still 9:00 a.m., he is not late for his starting time. What is the ruling?

A. When a starting time is listed as 9:00 a.m., the starting time is deemed to be 9:00 a.m. and the player is subject to penalty under Rule 6-3a if he is not present and ready to play at 9:00:00 a.m. Therefore, the player incurred a penalty of two strokes in stroke play.