Archive for July, 2010

C.V. Team Play 7/22 (Raquel)


Yesterday, July 22, the Discovery Bay Team Play teams played another Central Valley golf tournament at Greenhorn Creek Golf Club. It was quite warm (more like hot), but it was a beautiful day. We were very tired at the end of the the day and I applaud our ladies for their great effort and good golf games.

Please note below, our teams are doing a great job. We are only 5 points away from first place and we have 2 more tournaments to complete the 2010 Team Play schedule. Upcoming tournaments are scheduled for Elkhorn and Del Rio.


Club combined standings by points: Second Place – 24.5 (high 29.5 – low 14.5)

(Ranking: A Teams points won – 11.0

B Teams points won – 13.5)

Club combined by holes won: Third place – 166 (high 174 – low 141)

(Ranking: A Teams holes won – 78

B Teams holes won – 88)

As always, I thank you for your support and participation.


Play Day Results 7/13 (Frances)

Here are the results for July 13th Play Day. The game was July 4th Bingo.

First Flight:

    1st Place – Sandy Smith – 9 bingos. $6.50
    2nd Place – Kay Smith – 4 bingos. $5.00
    3rd Place – Jeanne Zwemer – 3 bingos. $4.00
    4th Place – Shelly Morgan – 3 bingos. $3.25

Second Flight:

    1st Place – Ann Costa – 9 bingos. $6.50
    2nd Place – Marti Fowler – 6 bingos. $5.00
    3rd Place – Joanne Smith – 4 bingos. $4.00
    4th Place – Sue Sharp – 2 bingos. $3.25

Chip-ins. $2.10 per Chip-in.

    Ann Costa, Hole #13
    Donna Johnson, Holes #9 & #17
    Jan McCleery, Hole #8
    Brenda Reisinger, Hole #4
    Frances Shipilov, Hole #6


    Ann Costa, Hole #7
    Donna Johnson, Hole #2
    Jan McCleery, Hole #8
    Jeanne Zwemer, Hole #17

Closest to the Pin – $4.00 each

    Hole #2 Liz Lord 41’3” and Brenda Reisinger 40’5”
    Hole #7 Shelly Morgan 20’3” and Ann Costa 17’3”
    Hole #14 Hilary Frigillana 24’2.5” and Marti Fowler 10’7”

Thanks to all the ladies who came out to play and we hope you had a great time.

Your Tournament Committee

Frances, Jill, Kay, and Beckie

July rules quiz (Hilary)

Hi Ladies:

I’ve recently been asked to repeat a couple of my Rules e mails. I’ve changed them up a little so you don’t get bored, and I’ve also changed the dog in last time’s example to some ducks. Now you’re really wondering what this is all about so here we go with the first quiz.

  1. Which of the following is a stroke?
  2. a) Backward and forward swing of the club, and the clubhead must make contact with the ball

    b) One added to the player’s score when the player is in breach of certain Rules

    c) Forward movement of the club made with the intention of striking and moving the ball

    d) Forward movement of the club when the player checks their downswing voluntarily before the clubhead reaches the ball

    Answer c) This is the Definition of a Stroke. The key to remember is:

    “The intention to hit the ball with a forward movement of the club.”

  1. Kathy is on the teeing ground, puts her ball on a tee and makes a practice swing and whoops she accidentally strikes and moves her ball with her club. What is the consequence?
  2. a) Her playing partners yell out in unison “ONE”.

    b) She gets a one stroke penalty for moving her ball

    c) Her stroke counts, but no penalty

    d) There is no penalty

    Answer d) As you can see from question #1 Mary Beth didn’t make a stroke as she had no INTENTION of hitting her ball.

    A “ball is in play”as soon as a player has made a stroke on the teeing ground. As she had not put a ball in play there is no penalty.

  1. Kathy and her ball are now in the fairway laying two. She makes a practice stroke and again accidentally moves her ball. What are the consequences?
  2. a) Her playing partners rename her Kathy Klutz

    b) She has made a stroke at her ball and is now laying three

    c) She has made a stroke at her ball, and gets a penalty stroke, so she’s laying four

    d) She gets a one stroke penalty for moving her ball and is laying three

    Answer is d).

    Again, as in question #1, she didn’t make a stroke as she had no INTENTION of hitting her ball, BUT this time her ball is

    “in play” so she gets a one stroke penalty for moving it.

    She MUST replace it before she makes a stroke at her ball. If she doesn’t, you guessed it, she adds another one stroke penalty.

    Now here come the ducks that you’ve been wondering about…………….quack,quack, quack.

  3. Kathy plays her approach shot on hole #5 only to see that those poopy ducks are back again and are waddling across the green. After her ball lands about three feet from the pin, she sees the ducks scurrying away and then she sees her ball is now ten feet away. What happens now?
  4. a) Kathy runs after the ducks waving her 9 iron wildly in their direction

    b) She plays her ball, without penalty, from the spot where it ended up 10 feet away from the hole

    c) She replaces her ball, without penalty, three feet away from the hole where it was before it was moved


    a) Is understandable, but not in the Spirit of the Game of Golf, even though whacking them with her club would maybe stop them pooping

    b) Is correct, IF her ball was accidentally DEFLECTED by the ducks.

    They would be an “Outside Agency” and it’s “the rub of the green”. Rule 19-1

    c) Is correct, IF she saw one of the ducks PICK UP her ball and take it to that spot 10 feet away, maybe thinking it was an egg?

    Under Rule 19-1a the duck would be an “animate Outside Agency” and she can replace her ball, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where her ball came to rest when the duck picked it up.

    Whatever really happened let’s hope Kathy makes her putt wherever it’s from.

I hope this helps you.


General Meeting July 13, 2010

JULY 13, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Captain Donna Reich at 1:35 p.m. The required quorum of members was present.

The minutes of the General Meeting of March 16th were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:
Cathy Houston reported that our current balance is $15,017.72.

Fran Shipilov had three topics to discuss.

Pace of Play

  1. Fran reminded us that in some of the tournaments that we play on our playdays, it is okay to pick up if you’re out of the hole. Take the score that you think you might have gotten.
  2. Play ready ball… in position and ready to hit the ball when it’s your turn.
  3. When a player putts but doesn’t quite get to the hole, that player should continue to putt out.
  4. Keep up with the group in front of you.
  5. Write down the scores from the hole at the next hole.
  6. Have the rider in the cart keep the score.
  7. Wait until you reach the next hole to put your clubs in your bag.

Winter Hours
Joanne Smith mentioned that she played at Pine Mountain and they told her that they do have winter hours for their playdays. Fran had talked to John and Mark and they agreed that we could start play on 9:30 during the coldest months. Shelly Morgan made a motion that we start playing at 9:30 during the months of November-February. Sue Sharp seconded. The motion passed.

Proposed By-Law Change
Fran reported that our existing law for playdays states that we shall play on Tuesdays. Now that we have Saturday playdays, we should change the law so that it’s not so rigid. Have the law state that unless otherwise specified, playdays shall be on Tuesdays. Donna said that By-Law changes have to be posted. We can vote on this change at the September meeting.

Invitational: Liz Lord reported that she needs help with team buy outs. Sue Sharp volunteered to help.

There was a discussion on whether or not to put our names on the raffle tickets. This would enable the raffle to move along at a quicker pace. Hilary Frigillana suggested that we have someone pick the raffle tickets in the morning and display the winning numbers on a board. Kay Smith thought that this might take some of the excitement away. It was decided that we should write our names on the back of the tickets. The numbers and names will be called.

Liz thinks that we should lower the cost of the team buy-outs. It was decided that we will lower the cost from $100 to $60.

Team Play:
Becky Fraser reported that Diablo has 3 more matches to play. We are currently tied for 6th place.

Raquel Myers reported that we are in 3rd place in the Central Valley League.

Old Business:
Donna reported that we donated $500 to the Delta Community Services. They help local people who are homeless, or in need of help paying utilities, etc. She looked into the CY Youth Club and it is located in Concord. Donna would like us to vote on whether or not to keep our donations locally. Rose Viera stated that Hoffman sponsors a tournament every year that benefit’s the CYU. The club wondered if we would like to sponsor the tournament. Sue Sharp said that there are so many people in Brentwood who need help. Fran made a motion that the $250 be reallocated to the Delta Community Services. Sue Sharp seconded it. The motion passed.

Donna reported that Rally 4 a Cure needs raffle prizes.
Donna reminded us that anyone who plays in one of our tournaments has to have a GHIN number.

Donna stated that we do not have to turn in our score cards. We’re on the honor system. Sonja Welin said that we’re playing with incorrect handicaps because we don’t change them in the middle of each month. Jan McCleery said that it would be too much work for the tournament chair to have to do that. It was decided that we should use the handicap from the beginning of each month.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jeanne Zwemer

First a story (Truth or fiction, you be the judge!) (Frances)

Starting the Mr. & Mrs. Discovery Bay Tournament, a player drove straight down the 1st fairway. Taking over, his wife sliced the ball 100 yards into the rough. The husband gritted his teeth and made a magnificent recovery right onto the green. The wife blasted her putt past the pin into a deep trap. Delicately, the man lifted the ball back to the green, where it rolled into the cup.

He turned to his wife. “We’ll have to do a bit better than that from now on, dear. The hole was a bogey five.”

“Don’t give me a hard time,” she snapped, “only two of those strokes were mine.”

General Mtg Agenda 7/13 (Donna)


Call to Order

Approval of Minutes of March 16, 2010

Treasurer’s Report: Cathy Houston

Tournament Report:

  • Pace of Play
  • Winter Hours

Invitational Report:

  • In need of Hole Sponsors and Gift Cards for Raffle.
  • Purchased Raffle Tickets – Will be called by name on back of ticket, instead of calling numbers.
  • Team Buy-Outs – lower amounts.

Team Play Reports: Becky Frazier and Raquel Myers

Old Business:

  • Donation: Re-Vote on balance of $250.00.
  • Amended Wording Tournament Regulations #12, adding Saturday Play Days – deferred to end of year.
  • Rally for the Cure – still in need of gift cards or baskets.

New Business:

  • All participants in Annual Invitational must have a current GHIN#.
  • Reminder – All ladies please play “ready golf”.
  • 18 Holer Score Card Box will be removed – not required per pro shop.


Saturday 7/10 Play Day Results (Frani)

First a story (nothing to do with golf, but I really like this one):

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. ‘I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.’

The old woman smiled, ‘Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?’

‘That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.’

For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.’

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

So, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!


Now on to a less serious matter… golf!

Today was our 2nd Saturday Play Day and we had 15 ladies turn out for the 8:00 am shotgun. It was very warm, and we all looked pretty “wilted” by the end of the round, but I think everyone had a good time. The format was Stableford – Par Points. Each player earned 3 points for a NET Eagle, 2 Points for a NET Birdie and 1 Point for a NET Par. Here are the winners:

First Flight (0-25 HCP):

1st Jackie Amthauer – 19 points, $5.00

2nd Christina Gray – 17 points, $4.00 (Tie broken on back nine)

3rd Raquel Myers – 17 points, $2.25

Second Flight (26-36 HCP)

1st Brenda Reisinger – 18 points, $5.00 (Tie broken on Hole #12)

2nd Marti Fowler – 18 points, $4.00

3rd Joanne Smith – 17 points, $2.25


Liz Lord – Hole #6, $7.50

No Birdies —

Closest to the Pin

Raquel Myers – Hole #2, 16’ — $7.00

Christina Gray – Hole # 14, 14’16” — $7.00

As always, thank you all for your support of our Ladies Golf Club and your Tournament Committee.


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