Rules Change for Discovery Bay – Clarification Hole 2 and 17 and Hand Warmers

Ladies:

 

Your Tournament Committee has asked me to cover the Rules’ situations below.

Hole #2. In compliance with the new 2019 directives from the USGA our Club decided to mark the penalty area , water, with red stakes.  This allows a player to make a lateral drop, two club lengths from where the ball last crossed the penalty area no closer to the pin.  Your ball  MUST CROSS the penalty area and then go bak into the water for you to drop on the green side.  If your ball just hits the rocks or the pilings around the bunker and bounces back into the water it has NOT crossed the penalty area.  In such a case you will have to hit again from where you last played your ball, or drop a ball inline with the pin and where it crossed the penalty area as far back as you like but  NOT green side.  All options incur a one stroke penalty.  If you incorrectly drop a ball green side you may be disqualified!

Cold hands, warm hearts.  It has been cold lately, and for those players with warm hearts but cold hands it is permissible to use a hand warmer to unfreeze your digits, however, do NOT allow your warmer to come into contact with your golf balls.  A hand warmer is classified as an “artificial device” and they not permitted to be used.  Keep your ball warmer in one pocket and your golf balls in the other pocket.

Hole 17.  I am still in discussions with Jon about this hole’s markings but currently the only change to this hole is having a “drop area”.  If your ball goes into the penalty area, water, in front of the tee box you may use the drop area for your next shot and take a one stroke penalty.  Nothing else has changed on this hole.  If you make a shot from for example the green side bunkers, the cart part, or from the green and your ball rolls over the pilings into the water currently your only option is to play again from where you made your last stroke and take a one stroke penalty.  No lateral drops close to the pilings or margin of the penalty area are allowed.

I hope this helps you.

Hilary

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Valentine BINGO – Playday February 12, 2019

 

Game:  Valentines Bingo

Yellow Flight:

1st Place – Donna Grover – 3 bingos – $8

2nd Place Tied w/2 bingos – Cindy Aafedt, Amelia Thornton $5 each

Green Flight:

1st Place – Rochelle Baxley – 5 bingos – $8

2nd Place – Bonnie Ladd – 3 bingos – $6

3rd Place Tied w/ 2 bingos – Julie Hanson, Sandy Mize  $2 each

Chip-in:  $18

Amelia Thornton, Hole #5

Birdies

Amelia Thornton Hole #2

Annette Krey Hole #15

Closest to the Pin:  $6 each

Lisa Ferrante – Hole 7 – 8’9”

Sandy Mize – Hole 7 – 22’ 2-1/2”

Terry Billingham – Hole 14 6’10”

 

Total Putts – Playday February 3, 2019

Today started with a few sprinkles but ended up being a beautiful day for golf.

Someone asked if we could spread the groups out with no doubling up on the holes.  We asked Jon about that and he said he treats all groups the same.  If he did it for us, he’d have to do it for the Seniors, etc.

The Game today was Total Putts.  As luck would have it, we had 3 foursomes and 3 threesomes.  Our guidelines say to pay 1/3 of the field, so we paid the top foursome and the top threesome, $6 credit from Pro Shop for each winner.

Foursome winners with a score of 132

Cindy Aafedt, Lisa Ferrante, Lin Lenson & Amelia Thornton.

Threesome winners with a score of 94

Grace Berend, Susan Leeper & Sherry Boyd

Three chip ins, worth $7 each

Terry Billingham Hole 18

Grace Berend

Susan Leeper Hole 17

Birdies

Lisa Ferrante Holes 2, 8 & 9

Donna Grover & Cindy Aafedt Hole 15

Susan Leeper Hole 17

Closest to the Pin, worth $6.25 each

Hole 7:  Jeanne Zwemer 9’11”  and  Brenda Reisinger 24’4”

Hole 17:  Lin Lenson 5’11”

Thanks for playing and hope to see you next week for PPLN.

Bonnie and Rochelle

 

Criss Cross – Playday January 22, 2019

Hi,

I hope you all enjoyed the game today.  I know it’s a little more work with Criss-Cross but I think it’s a fun game.

Today’s results:

Flight 1

3 way tie for 1st place

Lisa Ferrante, Mary Watkins, Peggy Schuitemaker, score 34, $6.50 credit each.

Fight 2

1st place – Sondi Schnee – score 29, $10.00

2nd place – Sally Sturney – score 33, $6.50

3rd place (tie breaker) – Bonnie Ladd – score 35, $3.50

We had 1 chip-in who won a big pot since we had roll-over money from last year!

Joanne Smith  #15.

We had 1 birdie

Mary Watkins  #7.

Closest to the hole:

Julie Hanson, Val Roberts, Sondi Schnee – each winning $6.00

2019 Rules Quiz #1

2019 Rules Quiz, #1

 

  1. Veronica removes the flagstick, lays it on the green. I hit my putt too hard and it hits the flagstick.  What now? 
                                                               
      A.  I yell at Veronica and vow never to play with her again.
      B.  I get a two stroke penalty and have to putt again.
      C.  No penalty and I play the ball as it lies.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Answer.  C  No penalty, lucky me.  A great Rules’ change.

      1. As I walk towards the hole to line up my putt I lightly touch the line if my putt with my putter. Now what?
          A. I get a two stroke penalty
          B. No penalty

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Answer. B)  My luck is still in!  Even if my caddie touches the green to show me where to hit my putt there’s still no penalty.

         

         

        1. When playing out of a Water hazard, which is in 2019 renamed  a “Penalty Area”  I ground my club and touch some weeds in the water.  Now what?

            A.    I look around and hope nobody saw so I am not penalized                           
            B.    I take a two stroke penalty as I am honest
            C. No penalty

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

          Answer.  C)  No penalty in 2019.  I hope none of you chose A)

           

           

          1. My ball is in a bunker I remove a stone, a loose impediment, before I make my stroke.  Now what?   
              A. Veronica says I don’t get a penalty 
              B. I get a two stroke penalty

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

            Answer A) No penalty, maybe Veronica isn’t such a bad friend after all.

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

            1. My ball disappears into the rough, how long can I search for it? 
                A. Five minutes 
                B. Three minute
                C. As long as I like

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

              Answer. B) Three minutes, once you start your search.  Hopefully this will speed up play.

               

               

              1. I mark and lift my ball to identify it and I don’t tell the other players or let them watch me. Now what?                                                                             
                  A. Veronica yells at me. You can’t do that!
                  B. I get a one stroke penalty
                  C. No penalty

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Answer.  C) No penalty.  This allows a faster pace of play and relies on the integrity of players to act honestly and play by the Rules.

                 

                I hope you did well on this quiz and it helps you. Hilary

2018 End of Year Awards

2018 End of Year Awards

We wouldn’t be here without your attendance.  We had 40 play days and a total of 842 participants!

All Awards are listed in reverse order and winners are bolded

Sondi Schnee              28 days

Mary Watkins                29 days

Cindy Aafedt                29 days

Joanne Smith               29 days

Jeanne Zwemer                   32 days    

WGANC has a pendant competition.  This year we had 6 PENDANT days, which concided with 6 of our PPLN days.  The 3 lowest NET scores  are used and the this year we received 2 Pendants, and the winners are:

Mary Watkins & Cindy Renshaw

Our major competition during the year is our PPLN days.  We had 8 PPLN days and the best scores from 3 playdays are used.  This is the same format as the Pendant days.  I also followed our guidelines on PPLN days so no double dipping.

PPLN – POINTS

Julie Hanson                12.5

Sandy Smith                22

Cindy Renshaw           23

Mary Watkins              28.5                                                                    

PPLN – LOW PUTTS

Bonnie Ladd                 95

Susan Leeper              95

Joanne Smith               93

Cindy Aafedt               92                                                                       

Carolyn Barnes           92

PPLN – LOW NET

Annette Krey                221

Deborah Veatch           219

Jill Chase                      218

Debbie Kelley               216

Jeanne Zwemer                   210                                                                     

LOW GROSS

Lisa Ferrante               75                                                                       

BIRDIES

Annette Krey                24

Cindy Aafedt               26                                                                       

NOTABLES

Sandy Mize broke 100                                                                                    

Donna Grover broke 80                                                                        

Lisa Ferrante shot par on 1st day of Fall Championship

CLOSEST TO THE PIN

Cindy Renshaw 2.75” on Hole 7                                                                  

 FARTHEST FROM THE PIN

Raquel Myers and Doris Bunnell 59’ on Hole 7                                                                     

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jenny Dillon went from a 13.4 index down to 11!                                    

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS AND TO ALL OF YOU

Eclectic Results for 2018

Aloha Ladies,

Sorry I was not at the wonderful Christmas luncheon to personally announce the 2018 Eclectic winners.  Almost 40% of the ladies participating ended up with winnings – great odds!  Congratulations to all of you!

Here are the results:

Low Net Winner ($50)             Debbie Kelley – Net of 43.0

Low Gross Winner ($50):        Cindy Aafedt –  Gross of 59  (tie with Annette Krey which was broken on the Back 9 – Cindy with a 28 Net and Annette with a 31 Net)

Flight 1 – Handicaps 0 – 20

1st ($40)                      Donna Grover Net 52.1

2nd ($30)                     Lin Lenson                   Net 52.7

3rd ($20)                     Annette Krey               Net 53.8

4th ($15)                     Cindy Renshaw            Net 53.9

5th ($10)                     Jill Chase                     Net 54.2

Flight 2 – Handicaps 21 – 27

1st ($40)                      Jeanne Zwemmer       Net 46.4

2nd ($30)                     Mary Watkins             Net 47.2

3rd ($20)                     Rochelle Baxley          Net 51.6  (tie broken on Back 9 with Net of 23)

4th ($15)                     Cathy Fancey               Net 51.6  (tie broken on Back 9 with Net of 25)

5th ($10)                     Sandy Smith                Net 52.7

Flight 3 – Handicaps 28 – 31

1st ($40)                      Julie Hansen                Net 44.4

2nd ($30)                     Kathy Readler Net 45.6

3rd ($20)                     Sondi Schnee   Net 45.9

4th ($15)                     Francis Shipilov           Net 47.0

5th ($10)                     Deborah Veatch          Net 48.8

Flight 4 – Handicaps 32 – 36

1st ($40)                      Sandy Mize                  Net 46.4

2nd ($30)                     Joanne Smith   Net 47.1

3rd ($20)                     Charlene Kleiner         Net 48.1

4th ($15)                     Sally Sturney               Net 49.0

5th ($10)                     Kris Rogers                  Net 51.1

Thank you all for a great year.  Please turn in your $10 for 2019 — It would be great if everyone participated.  There is an envelope in the Pro Shop drawer or you can mail me your check (5560 Beaver Lane, Discovery Bay, CA 94505).

Mahalo from Maui – See you soon.

Doris


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