April 2014 ERMGC Newsletter

Encinitas Ranch Men's Golf Club Newsletter


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Club Membership

Encinitas Ranch Men’s Club
Spring Membership Drive

The Board of the Encinitas Ranch Men’s Golf Club is pleased to announce that starting April 1st through June 30 you can join the Men’s Club for $78.00 for the rest of the 2014 season. By getting your application in early there is still time to get the required points to be able to participate in future tournaments, like the Club Championship in September.
Please take the time to think about joining and enjoy the comradeship of tournament play.

This offer is only available at the link listed below:
http://ermgc.org/specialmembership
Sincerely,
The Board Members of Encinitas Ranch




Tournament News

Tournament: 2014 Two-Man Aggregate Score Golf Tournament , April 13th

sponsored by:

We, at The Golf Mart Escondido, are proud to sponsor 2014 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


AND

We are pleased to offer support for the Encinitas Ranch 2012 Two-Man Aggregate Score Golf Tournament! Jim has not only been on the Board of the Encinitas Ranch Men’s Club for 10 years, but as 23-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

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.

To register for this tournament go to: Registration

2013 Defending Champions

  • A Flight:GREG BAUMANN/RAY NOSSE
  • B Flight: MILO HAMA/JEREMY LYONS
  • C Flight: RICH BUSBY(28)/GREG CHENOWETH



Tournament Results

2014 39er Results

March 16, 2014

Tournament: 2014 39er, March 16th

Sponsored by:

The Men's Club would like to thank SBrand for sponsoring the 2014 39er Golf Tournament.

Results

Championship Flight

  1. BRAD BAUMANN
  2. GREGORY JACOBS
  3. DAVID BARKER

Longest Drive: GREGORY JACOBS
Closest to the Hole: DENNIS AIKEN

A Flight

  1. JOHN GOTHARD
  2. ERIC DIAZ
  3. GREG BAUMANN

Longest Drive: WILLIAM TURNER
Closest to the Hole: JAMES HEISER

B Flight

  1. DANIEL SILVERSTEIN
  2. LOU KESSING
  3. ROY CAMPOS

Longest Drive: DANIEL SILVERSTEIN
Closest to the Hole: ALVIN PAK

C Flight

  1. CHARLES CUCCARO
  2. PAUL LATCHFORD
  3. DON WESTERN

Longest Drive: CHARLES CUCCARO
Closest to the Hole: PAUL LATCHFORD

Click here for complete results



Membership

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

  • VIOREL BADESCU
  • ROBERT WEAVER



Pace of Play Update



Men’s Club Pace of Play Update

March 2014

Sixty members played in the 39er Tournament on Sunday, March 16. This is the third consecutive weekend event with 60 or more players—nice to see the increased participation. “Thanks!” to Men’s Club members for taking part in our events. “Thanks!” also to Tournament Directors Greg Baumann and Mark Weber, who are doing a great job.

I’m also pleased to report that we continue to make progress on improving pace of play. Golf is far more enjoyable when you can move around the course at a good pace. As most of our members know, we have adopted a Pace of Play Policy based on the SCGA model. This policy has been very successful in reducing playing times in SCGA events, and state golf associations across the country have begun to implement this policy in their areas. Click here to see the ERMGC POP policy.

It is important to note that the player is responsible for pace. Rule 6-7: “The player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish.” Penalty for Breach of 6-7: Match Play – Loss of Hole; Stroke Play – Two Strokes

Our policy allows 4 hours and 30 minutes to complete play of the round. This is consistent with Encinitas Ranch management objectives, and time allotted for play in SCGA competitions. The policy also makes allowance for delays resulting from slow play ahead which may cause a group to finish over the allotted time. If a group exceeds the allotted time, but finishes the last hole within 14 minutes of the group ahead, no penalty is imposed.

In the March 39er Tournament, the first 10 groups finished in an average of 4 hours and 35 minutes. The average finishing time interval between groups was nine minutes—not coincidentally the same interval as starting times. Group 11 had fallen off the pace and finished 23 minutes after the group ahead. All players in that group were assessed a two-stroke penalty under Rule 6-7, applied to hole #18. The remaining five groups all finished ‘in position’ compared to the group ahead, with average interval times of under nine minutes.

Increased participation and improved pace of play are both good news and a joy to report. Thank you for coming out and playing ready golf!

Dick Beckman
President, ERMGC




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