June 2014 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:
The Board Members of Encinitas Ranch

Tournament News

Tournament: 2014 SCGA Qualifier Tournament , June 22

Two-man teams, 18 holes of stroke play, with the better net score of the partners to count as the team score on each hole. All flights will use handicaps based on June 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. The team with the best NET score total from the BLUE TEES will have the opportunity to represent ERMGC in the SCGA 4-Ball Tournament Qualifier in August. During this tournament only, we have an extra flight, that being B+ flight. This is for the teams that want to qualify for the SCGA event. These teams will play from the Blue tees. Handicaps will be adjusted for the difference in tees. There will also be a B flight which will play form the usual green tees. The second place qualifying team can also represent the club but the fee for playing will be the responsibility of the second place team.
When you sign up please make sure that your partner is actually going to sign up. We have had issues in the past with partners not knowing they were involved.

To register for this tournament go to: Registration

2013 Defending Champions


Tournament Results


May 17-18, 2014

Tournament: 2014 Poinsettia Cup

Sponsored by:

The Men's Club would like to thank Islands for sponsoring the 2014 Poinsettia Cup Tournament.


Championship Flight

  2. DAN BAY

A Flight


B Flight


C Flight


Click here for complete results

Click here for complete GHIN Website results


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

  • Chuck Layton
  • Richard Gallagher
  • Randy Moen
  • David McKee
  • Douglas Keel

The Rules Column

True / False Rules Quiz

Prepared by Robin Farran

(Take the test. Answers at the end of the newsletter )
These are all true or false questions.

1. A player takes relief for an embedded ball and drops the ball just within the one club-length of the nearest
point of relief, not nearer the hole. The player has proceeded properly.

2. A competitor took relief from a lateral water hazard, dropped a ball in a wrong place (not a serious breach)
and played the ball. The total penalty is three strokes.

3. When a ball is in motion after a stroke, a flagstick lying on the fringe may be lifted to prevent the ball from

4. A player properly plays a provisional ball. If the original ball is found in a terrible lie the player may deem the
original ball unplayable and continue play with the provisional ball.

5. A ball lands on the roof of the clubhouse, an obstruction, exact location unknown. For the purpose of taking
relief, the ball is deemed to lie at the spot where the ball last crossed the outermost limits of the obstruction.

6. Vegetation within an area marked as ground under repair interferes with the backswing for the player’s next
stroke. The ball lies through the green outside the GUR in a playable location. The player is entitled to relief.

7. Once a ball is declared lost it becomes a wrong ball even if found before the five-minute search period expires.

8. At any time, a player may play a ball, under penalty of one stroke, from where the original ball was last played.

9. A player’s ball lies in a water hazard. Prior to deciding whether to play the ball as it lies or take relief the
player moves a loose impediment in the hazard. If the player elects to take relief from the hazard there is no
penalty for moving the loose impediment.

10. Information on matters such as the location of a bunker or a water hazard is not advice.

11. Proceeding under Rule 26-1c, a player drops a ball well within the prescribed area for relief from a lateral
water hazard. As the ball rolls directly towards the red line marking the margin of the lateral water hazard,
a fellow-competitor picks up the ball before it reaches the red line. The fellow-competitor did not want the
player to lose his ball in the water. There is no penalty to the fellow-competitor since the fellow-competitor is

12. Player A’s hole-by-hole scores were correct on his score card as returned to the Committee. The total score
for the round recorded on the score card by Player A was lower than the correctly added hole-by-hole scores.
Player A is disqualified for turning in an incorrect score card.

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

True / False Rules Quiz – The Rulings

1. False See Rule 25-2; the ball must be dropped “as near as possible to the spot where it lay”.
2. True 1p for relief under Rule 26-1, plus 2p for play from a wrong place, a breach of Rule 26-1.
3. True See Rule 24-1.
4. False See Rule 27-2c.
5. True See Rule 24-3b.
6. True See Definition of “Ground Under Repair”, Rule 25-1 and Decision 25-1a/1.
7. False See Definition of “Lost Ball” and Decision 27/16.
8. True See Rule 27-1a.
9. False See Rule 13-4c and Decision 13-4/17.
10. True See Definition of “Advice”.
11. False See Rule 1-2, Definition of “Outside Agency” and Note to Rule 19-1.
12. False See Rule 6-6d, Note 1 to Rule 6-6, Rule 33-5 and Decision 6-6d/2.