Archive for September, 2010

Central Valley Team Play (Raquel)

Dear Ladies,

Central Valley completed the last Team Play Tournament for the year 2010. This tournament was played at Del Rio CC on August 17th.

I want to thank all the Team Play participants for their great effort, playing to their best, for enduring the long drives to the various club and for tolerating the hot summer sun. You have indeed demonstrated your commitment to Team Play.

Again, thank you for your willingness to participate in the Discovery Bay Team Play team.



Last Central Valley Team Play update:

Club combined standings by points: 27.0 fifth place, (high 39.0 – low 19.5)

Club combined by holes won: 202 holes fourth place, (high 220 – low 182)

The last 2010 Rules quiz (Hilary)

Hi Ladies:

It’s hard to believe our 18 holers’ golfing season is winding down. Time flies when you’re having fun.

This year we started our quizzes by covering “Nearest point of relief”, how to do it and when. Like at the staked tree on hole #1 or the cart path on hole #9.

We then learned not to carry a paper cup for our Kahlua in our golf cart as it could turn into an outside agency and move our ball.

Pesky ducks on hole #7 taught us how to deal with “Moving outside agencies” that think our ball is their egg.

Then last month those determined little insects on our ball showed us when to squish ‘em and when to leave them alone.

Let’s have a our last trip trip around our course for this year and see what trouble we can find.

1. Here we are on hole #8 and our ball is lying on the fringe of the putting green. It’s kinda narrow there and your fellow competitor’s ball is 10 yards behind you and they are getting ready to chip on to the green.
You kindly say, “Let me get my ball out of your way.” You go and mark your ball correctly and then pick it up.

Have you broken any Rule?

Yes you have. You have just broken rule 22-2.

You MAY lift your ball if you think it’s going to ASSIST another player but not if you think if would interfere. However your competitor CAN have your ball lifted if they think it will interfere with their next stroke.

Next time wait ‘til your competitor asks YOU to lift it. It’s hard to believe this but being nice can sometimes be a bad idea.

2. Peggy Sue’s ball lies near to, but to the side of your ball, in the fairway. It’s her turn to play and she asks you to lift your ball just because it catches her eye giving mental interference. What is the ruling?
A. It’s your choice, lift it or leave it

B. If you lift your ball you’ll get a penalty under rule 22-2 as in question #1

C. You must lift your ball.

D. You tell Peggy Sue to “suck it up” and quit whining

ANSWER: C. Decision 22/1 says that a player is entitled to have a ball lifted if it interferes mentally or physically with their play. If you refuse to lift your ball you will be disqualified, Rule 3-4

Let’s keep with this mental stuff and try this one.

3. You are on the fairway of hole #10. You get ready to hit your ball but a sprinkler head is between your feet and the ball.

A. You can move your ball/get free relief due to mental interference

B. You have to play it where it is and suck it up.

ANSWER: B. Unlike Peggy Sue, you must "suck it up" if the sprinkler head does not interfere with the lie of your ball, your stance, or area of swing.

4. Hole #17. Your tee shot just gets over the water, whew your lucky day. It lands on the grass and slowly rolls into the bunker in front of the green. Because it’s a long bunker shot you fail to get out and your ball lands back in the bunker 10 feet in front of where is was . You rake the bunker and walk forward to try again. What is your penalty?
A. You get a two stroke penalty for raking/ testing the surface of the bunker.

B. No penalty.

C. $50 because you decide to get bunker lessons

D. A one stroke penalty

ANSWER: B and C. After playing you ball in the bunker you may smooth the sand provided nothing is done to breach Rule 13-2 with respect to your next stroke. As your ball lay some distance from your raking there is no penalty. As for the $50, maybe it would be money well spent!

That’s it Ladies for this season. I hope you enjoyed the quizzes and they helped you.


Play Day Results 9/14 (Frances)

Today’s game was individual low net, and it was the last round of the WGANC Pendant competition. We had 29 ladies play. This was the inauguration of the Pro Shop preparing our scorecards and play lists and charging sweeps to our accounts. Everything went VERY smoothly. Our sincere thanks to Tom and Jon for their assistance. And our thanks to Ron, who has been wonderful in assisting the ladies in getting their clubs and carts ready.

Chip-ins: There were three chip-ins, each winning $9.25.

Jill Chase – Hole 7

Marti Fowler – Holes 7 & 12

Birdies: There were five Birdies.

Raquel Myers – Hole 17

Lin Lenson – Hole 1

Sue Arlotta – Holes 17 & 14

Sonja Welin – Hole 7

Closest to the Pin: There were seven winners, each receiving $4.00.

Cathy Houston – Hole 2 – 10’ 5.25”

Cam Donald – Hole 2 – 39’ 1”

Lin Lenson – Hole 7 – 17’ 1”

Sonja Welin – Hole 7 – 2’ 3”

Sue Arlotta – Hole 14 – 11’ 2”

Raquel Myers – Hole 17 – 15’ 2”

Jan McCleery – Hole 17 – 8’ 1”

Game Results:

Flight 1

1st Sue Arlotta, Net 71 – $8.00

2nd Nancy Lencioni, Net 73 – $6.33

3rd Annette Krey, Net 74 – $5.00

Flight 2

1st Liz Lord, Net 67 – $8.00

2nd Sharon Shearer, Net 69 – $6.33

3rd Raquel Myers, Net 69 – $5.00

Flight 3

1st Donna Reich, Net 69 – $8.00

2nd Cam Donald, Net 70 – $6.33

3rd Brenda Reisinger, Net 77 – $5.00

Overall Low Gross Score: Annette Krey – 81

Congratulations to all!

Happy Golfing


General Meeting Sept. 14, 2010

SEPTEMBER, 14, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Captain Donna Reich at 1:15p.m.

Donna asked for any corrections and/or additions to the July 13, 2010 General Meeting minutes. Sonya Welin requested a change to the minutes referencing her comment to read ”Sonya Welin and Kay Smith raised the question, “why we weren’t playing with our correct index and handicap as NCGA, WGANC and PW encourage and support the posting at the first and 15th of each month”. The correction was so noted, and will be made. Sandy Smith moved that we accept the minutes as written with the correction and Jan McCleery seconded. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report:
Cathy Houston reported that we have $9,959.73 in our account. We have about $3000 in expenses that will be due. We will also have the money coming in for the membership dues. She stated that we will probably go into 2011 with a budget around $10,000.

Jackie Amthauer motioned that we approved the budget and Liz Lord seconded. The motion passed.

Liz Lord reported that we made $1229.29 from the Invitational.

Dana Wardstrom stated that the Pro Shop will now be making our score cards, posting our scores and adjusting them. She told the ladies to be sure to adjust your scores before you hand your score card in.

Raquel Myers reported that there is a meeting of all of the Central Valley team captains on Oct. 20th. They will set up the scheduling for next year. Also, Raquel will have Kay Smith and Bonnie Ladd to help her with team play.
Becky Frazier is the captain for the Diablo team play. She was absent, but it was reported that our team came in in 4th place, in gross, in that league.

Forms for membership and ballots were handed out. Fill out ONLY the changes you might have on the membership form (different cell phone number, etc.)

Beckie Carter asked if our group may want to sponsor a hole for Rally for a Cure. Kay Smith motioned that we give $100 for the hole sponsor. Nancy Lencioni seconded. Sandy Smith asked if we could reconsider the amount and give $300. Sue Arlotta motioned that we amend the first motion and give $300. Janet Brown seconded. The motion passed.

Proposed Bylaw Changes:
1. Because the pro shop will be making our score cards and posting our scores, Donna proposed updating the Bylaws to make the Handicap Chairman’s audit responsibility more flexible: “Shall verify posting of scores by members ‘as deemed necessary’. Fran Shipilov moved that we accept the proposed Bylaw change and Dana Wardstrom seconded. The motion passed.

2. A previously approved ByLaw change of Article VIII. This would give us flexibility on which day we do have our play day. We need to change the wording to: “Unless otherwise specified, the day of competitive golf shall be Tuesday of each week, throughout the fiscal year, with the exception of holidays.” Beckie Carter moved that we accept this proposed change and Jan McCleery seconded. The motion passed.

3. Our Bylaws state that the team captains should change every two years. Because we have a hard time getting women to volunteer to captain our teams, it was suggested that we change the Bylaw to read: “In absence of volunteers for team play captains, the present captains may continue in their positions beyond the 2 year recommendation”. Shelly Morgan moved that we accept the change and Diane Sevim seconded. The motion passed.

Proposed Tournament Regulation Changes:
Rule #2: Since the pro shop will be doing our score cards, there needs to be a firm deadline of Sunday 10 AM to sign up or cancel playing on the following Tues. play day. The initial proposal was to change the Current Rule 2 which reads: Sign up or email before 2:00 p.m. Sunday, to read: you MUST sign up before Sunday noon. Fran stated that it needs to be 10 AM, not 2 PM because we’re now having the pro shop do our cards and posting . Kay Smith reported that most of the clubs’ pro shops are now doing the pairing and scorecards for their members’ groups. Sonja Welin was concerned that there’s quite a lot of time between Sunday noon and Tues. and maybe someone would be ill on Sun., but be feeling much better my Tues. morning and want to play. Fran said that if there are threesomes, then that person would be allowed to play. If not, they would have to follow the field and that it hasn’t been a problem in the past few years. A discussion followed. The group agreed to operate as recommended and give feedback if any issues arise.

Jan asked if we could stop using a paper sign-up sheet and sign-up by email. There was a discussion about using ForeTees (cannot as of now but the pro shop is looking into it). Brenda Reisinger asked if we could put the sign up sheet on our website. After discussion, the group wanted to move paperless sign-ups. Fran said that they would email sign ups for the next few weeks and see how it goes. If it goes well, we will continue to do it that way. Fran moved that we accept the change and Jan McCleery seconded. Motion passed.

Rule #6: A proposed change was provided based on the pro shop collecting the sweeps. Chip ins and closest to will be $1 each. The proposed change to the Bylaw, Rule 6 (a) and (b) will be: For regular play days, entry fees (sweeps) will be $2.00 for every player who plays, charged to the player’s account by the pro shop. There will be voluntary sign up sheets for chip-ins and “closest to the pin”. Liz Lord moved that we accept this change, Jan McCleery seconded. Motion passed.

Rule #7: The board recommended that Rule #7 be deleted because it is repetitive of Rule #5. Sue Arlotta moved that we accept the change and Kay Smith seconded. Motion passed.

Tournament Regulations:
Jan McCleery would like to make it easier for all of us to vote for Bylaw and tournament changes and raised the question of using absentee ballots for bylaw and tournament regulation and whether new bylaw changes raised as a motion from the floor and voted on should go into effect immediately same as the tournament regulations now are. Sandy Smith said that we HAVE to post the proposed changes for 2 weeks. That gives all of us a chance to read them. Jan proposed we add the ability to use absentee ballots for bylaw and tournament regulation changes. The motion was seconded. The motion passed.

Shelly Morgan suggested that if we have any questions, to use the WGANC. That’s their job and feel free to call them at any time.

Donna Reich read the slate of Board candidates and asked if there were any nominations from the floor. There were none. Ballots were distributed and collected. Cam Donald reported that there were 39 ballots plus 10 absentee ballots. 38 ballots were unanimous for the proposed officer slate.
Donna Reich reported that Diane Sevim and Beckie Carter will do the Invitational next year.

Rosters: Jan McCleery would like to cut down on the costs of the rosters. The current rosters cost around $390 even with Jan’s discount. She stated that a lot of the information is now on our website. We can make the rosters smaller and staple them together instead of having the spirals. Janet Brown would like to still see the names of the past Presidents in the roster. They were the ladies who started our group. It was decided to keep them as cheap as possible, with our addresses and calendar in larger print. We took a vote, the rosters will be stapled.

Fran reminded us of the upcoming Club Championship. So far, we have 5 members signed up. There’s a sign up sheet on our board and an envelope in our drawer for checks. It will be a gross score tournament.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jeanne Zwemer, Secretary

For the “New Grammies” (Frances)

In honor of all the “new Grammies,” a joke about child birth:

Fred, an obstetrician, and James, a recent first-time father, hand been golfing buddies for years, but James was furious about a bill he had just received from Fred.

“How can you charge $200 for use of the delivery room when you know good and well that Alice delivered the baby on the front lawn of the hospital?” James ranted.

“You’re right,” said Fred as he took the bill from James. He scratched out the words “Delivery Room Fee” and wrote in “Greens Fee.”

Play Day 8/31 (Jill)

What a great day, we had 33 players!

Guest Flight
First Place

    Dana Wardstrom
    Carol Grabar
    Joyce Sutay
    Cate Lewallen

Second Place

    Mary Watkins
    Joanne Smith
    Cheree Mendonsa

Member Flight
First Place

    Cathy Surdez
    Grace Berend
    Brenda Reisinger

Closest to the Pin
Member Hole #14 Sue Howell 31′ 11"
No Guest Winner

Chip Ins ($3.25 each)

    Cathy Fancey #9
    Jan McCleery #5
    Julie Blotz #4
    Collette Chess #7
    Nancy McCaughan #15


    Mary Watkins #7
    Nancy Lencioni #7
    Sue Howell #6
    Michelle Chess #2

Jill Chase

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