June 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 2016 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 Men's Club

Tournament News

Tournament: 2016 SCGA Qualifier and 2 Man Better Ball, June 26.

Registration ends Tuesday 6/21.

Sponsored by:

Format: We will be running 2 separate tournaments on the same day. You will only play in one!
Both of these tournaments are listed on the entry screen. Make sure you sign up for the correct one!

Option 1. – 2016 June SCGA Four-Ball Qualifier

FORMAT: 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. Each player receives 90% (men) and 95% (women) of their course handicap. If a player’s index is above 18.4, the player will play to an 18.4. If partners’ course handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes, an additional 10% reduction will be applied to their course handicaps (USGA recommendation). 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 (August or September) with the SCGA entry fee paid by the club. The team with the second best NET score will have the opportunity to enter the SCGA Four-Ball with the fee paid by the team. 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.

Option 2. – 2016 June 2 Man Better Ball

FORMAT: 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. Each player receives 90% (men) and 95% (women) of their course handicap.
Tournament 1

2016 SCGA Four-Ball Qualifier (All A Flight and Championship Flight will be required to play in this tournament)(Optional B Flight)

NOTE: There are two options for those who wish to play in the June weekend event: 1) Four-Ball Qualifier (two-person better ball), and 2) 2 Man Better Ball for those not qualifying. Players must select one event when registering.

To register for this tournament go to: Registration

2015 Defending Champions

  • A Flight: Pak, Al / Kelly-Cochrane, Dale RI
  • B+ Flight:Grassi, Mark / Peterson, Ronald
  • B Flight: Sean Galleher
  • C Flight: Tim Hostetter

Tournament Results

Tournament: 2016 Poinsettia Cup

Sponsored by:

The Men's Club would like to thank Islands Restaurants for sponsoring the 2016 Poinsettia Cup.


Championship Flight

  1. Greg Jacobs
  2. Jeremy Steiding
  3. Ryan Faust

A Flight

  1. 1st Place - Al PAk
  2. 2nd Place -Duane Spring
  3. 3rd Place - Eric Diaz

B Flight

  1. 1st Place -Marc Nucci
  2. 2nd Place - James Wagner
  3. 3rd Place - David Griggs

C Flight

  1. 1st Place - Paul Murray
  2. 2nd Place - Rick Roberts
  3. 3rd Place -Rich Busbyli

The Rules Column

Rules Quiz

(Printed from SCGA website)

1. In single match play, may a player putt out after his stroke is conceded?

A. Yes
B. No, if the player putts, there will be a penalty
C. The Committee must decide

2. In stroke play, a player returns his score card with a total score that is correct but with a score missing for one hole. What is the ruling?

A. The Committee should allow him to enter the missing score.
B. The Committee should enter the missing score.
C. He is disqualified

3. Anyone who attends the flagstick is considered to be a caddie.


4. A ball to be placed under the Rules must be placed by the person who lifted it.


5. The player is NOT permitted to clean his ball without penalty in which one of the following?

A. The player lifts his ball because it interferes with or assists another player.
B. The player accidentally moves his ball and it must be replaced.
C. The player marks the position of and lifts his ball from the putting green.
D. The player lifts his ball from an area of ground under repair to take relief.

6. If any point in dispute is not covered by the Rules, the decision should be made in accordance with equity.


7. In as single match, a player is entitled to all of the following EXCEPT:

A. Practice putt on the putting green of the hole just completed.
B. Hit one drive on the practice range after the 9th hole of an 18-hole match.
C. Putt our after his next stroke has been conceded.
D. Practice on the competition course before a round.

8. In a handicap stroke play competition, if a player starts a round having declared a lower handicap, he is disqualified.


9. In stroke play, Competitor A concedes a short putt to Fellow-competitor B and knocks the ball away. The fellow-competitor tees off on the next hole. What is the ruling?

A. There is no penalty to either player.
B. Competitor A incurs a two-stroke penalty.
C. Fellow-competitor B is disqualified.

10. With no Local Rules in effect, a player may use each of the following without penalty, EXCEPT:

A. A water bottle set on the putting green for the purpose of determining the slope.
B. A handkerchief wrapped around the grip to prevent the club from slipping.
C. A yardage book with hand written notes about various distances.
D. A pull cart to transport his clubs around the course.

Answers: 1) A 2) C 3) False 4) False 5) A 6) True 7) B 8) False 9) C 10) A

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.

The following are flight parameters for tee assignments:

Flight Tees Index Score
Championship Blue Open to All 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