Archive for June, 2011

June 28 Guest Day Results

What fun! And the weather cooperated. The rain didn’t start until we had finished our lunch and gotten in our cars to drive home! We had 42 ladies play, including 11 guests. The game was Beauty and the Beast, and the winners were:

1st Place Team: Dana Wardstrom, Cate Lewallen, Mary Watkins, (Blind Draw)

4 balls each

2nd Place Team: Marti Fowler, Pat Nichols, Cathy Dalhed, Nancy Lahait

3 balls each

3rd Place Team: Carol Grabar, Lauralee Verderame, Carol Bade, Debbie Schner

2 balls each

Closest to the Pin (Hole #2): Frances Shipilov 3’10” and Pat Nichols 6’4”.

3 balls each

Chipins: Kay Richmond (#17), Sue Arlotta (#13), Carol Bade (#1), Dana Wardstrom (#9).

$5.25 each

Birdies: Grace Berend (#7), Pat Nichols (#1), Mary Ann Hanson (#17), Annette Krey (#6),

Carol Bade (#1, 4 & 17).

Special congratulations to Carol Bade on a gross score of 75 !!! WTGG (Way to Go Girl!)

Thanks to Tom Rezendes, Mark, Janelle, Nicole, Chef Jeff and all the Country Club staff that supports our event. Everything went smoothly, and as always, lunch was delicious!

Happy Golfing


June 21 Play Day Results

Hi Everyone –

Well, it was about 100 degrees out but everyone managed to finish playing today. The women who walked are a different breed of human being than I am. You gals are something else! We had 33 women signed up and 33 women showed up to play. A record, for sure!

Todays results were:

Chip Ins – Joanne Smith and Jan McCleery
Birdies – Lin Lenson on 1 & 6, Jackie Amthauer on 5, Jan McCleery on 17, and Mary Watkins on 7.
Closest To The Pin: Low Handicap; #2 Cynde Gerpheide 10’5″,m #7 Mary Watkins 7′,
#14 Dana Wardstrom 22’1/2′ High Handicap: #2 Joanne Smith 8′ 5″, # 7 Anne Wangeman 13′ 5″, #14 Cam Donald 26′ 10″, # 17 Nancy Lahait 4’4″.

Sweeps Payout: 1st Flight, 1st place Jenny Dillon, 2nd place Lin Lenson, 3rd place Jackie Amthauer. 2nd Flight, 1st place Francis Shipilov, 2nd place Fe Estrera , 3rd place Jill Chase. 3rd Flight, 1st place Nancy Lahait, 2nd place Cathy Surdez, 3rd place Joanne Smith.

Thank you to all of you who played. We are hoping for cooler weather next week. See you then.


General Meeting June 21, 2011

Meeting called to order by Jan McCleery, Captain of the DBWGC at 1:45 p.m. in the Fairway Grill area.
Motion to approve the Minutes from the last General Meeting, March15, 2011 was made by Cathy Fancey and seconded by Jenny Dillon.

Old Business: It is said by notice the board in the Pro Shop is the “Official” posting board. Upstairs in the locker room is a place for pictures and posting of business also. Email and web is also considered a way to submit and transmit business for the club.

By-law Change in September needed to be reposted as not enough time was given to posting. Article X
is now been amended to read with the blue print being added or in parenthesis “A quorum is required for any Bylaw changes (members in attendance plus absentee ballots).” A majority affirmative vote of the membership present “plus absentee ballots” shall be necessary for passage.

Question by Debbie Martin asked if the By-law change became in effect for nominee voting and for today’s votes. Jan explained that nominee voting was accepted by membership before September 2010 and was implemented for Board positions for the 2011 Board and for Tournament rules. The passage of the Bylaw will start after passage.

Motion to pass by Cathy Fancey and seconded by Cam Donald, 4 opposed, majority said aye. Motion passed.

WGANC Her’s and His Tournament is July 27 & 28 will be held at Discovery Bay and Brookside; split day play. [As a result of hosting a WGANC tournament here, DBWGC is exempt from hosting an Open Day for 2 years – this year and next.] As a result we will need support from men and women to work the tournament. We need men to greet and get bags from cars, check-ins and hole supervisors as well as 2 people standing by who are eligible to play if there are not enough people to supervise a twosome.

Hilary Frigillana explained that the score cards when the completed round was done went to the Rules table first then the score cards were delivered by volunteer to the scoring table.

Treasurers Report: Cathy Houston review the financial report and on the report was included the breakdown of the $75.00 annual dues.

Roster Committee: Cathy Fancey and Joanne Smith will be working on the rosters; Hilary Frigillana volunteered to join. Cam Donald feels the roster is perfect the way it was for 2011. Jan interjected that something more elaborate would need a budget allocation or next year a new budget vote. Explanation went on to include that most tournaments were self funding, guest day and Invitational included, but notwithstanding the budget is scaled back and thin.

Hilary Frigillana made a motion to vote on rosters to leave them they way they were produced for 2011. 6 voted to change and the majority voted to leave them as they were, but to include the most improved player, which was left out from the 2011 roster.

Judy Bartoli asked if 2 years ago we increased dues to $5.00 for the roster expense and the roster expense is only $2.46, where did the $2.54 go. Jan McCleery explained that in September 2009 it was voted in favor for the increase, March 2010 the increase came into effect, September 2010 voted on and passed by majority to scale back the roster due to printing and paper cost increases. Explained that even for $5.00 the spiral bound roster of old were going to cost more than $5.00 if done the same way. Jan McCleery stated regarding Judy Bartoli’s questions that the balance of the money was absorbed into the operating budget for trophies and sunshine.

Because of voting and the roster will stand as it did for 2011 a committee isn’t needed because the template is in place, but proof readers are needed so please volunteer.

Invitational: Beckie Carter reported on how things were shaping up. She passed around a signup sheet with shoe sized and it was necessary to either fill out shoe size or to check for the proper shoe size listed on the sheet. Gift certificated were doing well and many business locally were donating. Mary Watkins was contacted by Liberty High School Girls golf program and they would like to volunteer time to help at the Invitational. Pictures of Castlewood CC borrowed props of the Disney Castle were passed around. So far 26 ½ teams were signed up, an invitation will be sent out to the 9 hole Breakers to play.

Joanne Smith is collecting raffle prizes; preferably gift cards. Cam suggested gift cards from a national company for our guests so should they win, they could use the gift card.

Rally for the Cure: Cathy Fancey got together with Mark Tissot and Jon Miller and the official date for the Rally is October 18, 2011. The cost for the rally will be $43.00, the Club agrees to do the same as last year for food (breakfast, lunch & golf cart for $23.00) and $20.00 goes to the Rally. Sonja Welin will be head of the Food Committee, donations already are coming in, but lots yet to do, decorations, sponsors and signs, the 9 hole Breaker Club is donating $100.00. Also in need of male volunteers for horse race, men on the course marshalling when needed.

Cathy Fancey mad a motion to have the 18-hole DBWGC donate $100.00 sponsor money for the Rally, Sonja Welin seconded the motion, motion passed.

Tournament: Jill Chase reported on the outcome of the Handicap tournament and next year there may be an opportunity to improve the attendance with a change in format. To be discussed later.

New Business: Mary Watkins asked if we could donate money to Liberty High Girl’s Golf Team earlier since their season is going on now. Donna suggested bringing vote to the club to release funds earlier. Cathy Houston will make a donation now and later if there are enough funds. Cathy Fancey made a motion so if there was a $250.00 short fall of funds at the end of the year, awards would be limited. Cathy Surdez 2nd the motion. Motion passed.

Hillary spoke on the up-coming 25th Anniversary of DBWGC. 60% of the membership response and 100% of the ladies responded in favor of the celebration. Time and location was discussed; either after the golf play day and general meeting of Sept 13th or a separate evening Sept. 15th. A list of past members have been put together by Janet Brown and Sonja Welin. Mark Tissot gave a price to serve Champagne and servers, Hillary priced out cake and flowers, Mary Watkins and Janet Brown have offered to make a collage of photos at a cost of $225.00. Adding hors d’oeuvres will be an additional $10.00 per person. Hillary made a motion to go ahead with the 25th Anniversary celebration for September 15th, Cathy Fancey 2nd the motion, all ayes. A sign-up sheet will be posted; Becky Frazier has offered to design a special logo shirt for the occasion.

New Business: Raquel Myers, Bonnie Ladd and Sonja Welin thank everyone for their participation for Central Valley Team play, but next year they really need lower handicap players.

Motion to adjourn meeting at 2.55 p.m. All ayes, motion passed.

24 Laws of Golf (by Hilary)

24 Laws of Golf —

LAW 1:
No matter how bad your last shot was, you should have Inner Peace knowing that a shittier one is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of a tournament, a summer and, eventually, a lifetime.

LAW 2:
Your best round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former.

LAW 3:
Brand new golf balls are water-magnetic. Though this cannot be proven in the lab, it is a known fact that the more expensive the golf ball, the greater its attraction to water. Expensive clubs have been known to be partly made with this most unusual natural alloy.

LAW 4:
Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down.

LAW 5:
The higher a golfer’s handicap, the more qualified he deems himself as an instructor.

LAW 6:
A golfer hitting into your group will always be bigger than anyone in your group. Likewise, a group you accidentally hit into will consist of a football player, a professional wrestler, a convicted murderer and an IRS agent — or some similar combination.

LAW 7:
All 3-woods are demon-possessed. Your Mother in Law does not come close.

LAW 8:
Golf balls from the same “sleeve” tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water. See LAW 3.

LAW 9:
The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be.

LAW 10:
Golf should be given up at least twice per month.

LAW 11:
All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until sunset.

LAW 12:
Since bad shots come in groups of three, your fourth consecutive bad shot is really the beginning of the next group of three.

LAW 13:
If it isn’t broke, try changing your grip.

LAW 14:
It’s surprisingly easy to hole a 50-foot putt when you’re lying 8.

LAW 15:
Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.

LAW 16:
Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.

LAW 17:
It’s not a gimme if you’re still 4 feet away.

LAW 18:
The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree.

LAW 19:
You can hit a 2-acre fairway 10% of the time, and a 2-inch branch 90% of the time.

LAW 20:
Every Time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make a double or triple bogey to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.

LAW 21:
If you want to hit a 7-iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to use it to lay up just short of a water hazard.

LAW 22:
There are two things you can learn by stopping your back swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove.

LAW 23:
A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.

And finally,

LAW 24:
Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it.

Golf highs and lows Rules (by Hilary)

Looking at the scale of golf highs and lows in the Rules of Golf a definite high is the feeling of relief when you errant shot lands in Ground under Repair. Under the Rules of Golf you get a free drop. Whew…..

When your errant shot lands in a water hazard it’s a low for sure but even this low is offset by the Rules of Golf. You can get a great lie, yippee, and it only costs you one a stroke.

The two stroke penalty is a definite low, but the worst is the dreaded two letter word DQ, disqualified. A sure fire low to end your game and possibly ruin your reputation.

I’d like to go over the following MUST CORRECT situations. If you don’t correct them, then yes, you guessed it…………. you’re DQd.

All must correct situations have the same stipulation they:

“Must be corrected before teeing off from the next teeing ground or, in the case of the last hole, before leaving the putting green.”

The Rules of Golf give a player this window of opportunity to avoid being DQd.

Failure to hole out 3-2 Stroke Play

If you fail to hole out your ball on any hole and do not correct your mistake you will be Disqualified. You have before teeing off from the next teeing ground, or in the case of the last hole before leaving the putting green to make the correction. But it is a “A must correct situation.”

Playing from outside the teeing ground 11-4b. Stroke Play

Under the Rules of Golf when putting a ball into play it must be played from within the teeing ground. If you play from outside the teeing ground you will incur a two stroke penalty, and you must then tee off from within the teeing ground. If you fail to correct you are Disqualified. A must correct situation.

The same applies for Rule 11-5, Playing from the Wrong teeing ground Stroke Play

A must correct situation, or you incur DQ.

Playing the wrong Ball 15-3b Stroke Play

If you make a stroke at a wrong ball you incur the penalty of two strokes. You must correct this mistake by playing the correct ball or proceeding under the Rules (lost ball, ob ball played). I’m sure you all know by when it MUST be corrected or you are disqualified. A must correct situation.

Playing from Wrong Place (serious breach) 20-7 Stroke Play

If you make a stroke from a wrong place you incur a penalty of two strokes and you must play out the hole with the ball played from the wrong place. However if the Committee considers you have gained a significant advantage as a result of playing from the wrong place you will be disqualified for a serious breach of this Rule.

If you believe you have committed such a breach you must play out the hole with a second ball in accordance with Rule 3-3 and report this fact to the Committee so it can be decided which ball counts. Such a serious breach is a must correct situation.

Threesomes/Foursomes (playing in incorrect order) 29-3.

If the partners make a stroke or strokes in incorrect order, such strokes are canceled and the side incurs a two stroke penalty. The side must correct the error by playing a ball in correct order as nearly as possible at the spot where it was first played in incorrect order, or the side is disqualified.

A must correct situation.

Ladies, I wish you only highs in your golf games this year and no lows, especially no two dreaded lettered ones under the Rules of Golf.

I hope this helps you.


Spring Handicap Tournament Results

Hi Ladies,

Again congratulations to the winners and a big thanks to all the participants.

Here are the net results for all three rounds of the 2011 Spring Handicap Tournament:

Overall Low Net Winner $85.00 – Vicky Scholle Net 213

First Flight:
1st Place $60.00 – Jeanne Zwemer Net 214
2nd Place $45.00 – Jill Chase Net 216

Second Flight:
1st Place $60.00 – Grace Berend Net 217
2nd Place $45.00 – Joanne Smith Net 219

Chip-Ins $3.00 Each: Birdies:
Kay Gschwend Hole #4 Gay Wold Hole #15 Vicky Scholle Hole #4, #13 #16 Vicky Scholle Hole #8, #13 Carol Grabar Hole #3 Marti Fowler Hole #7, #7 Jill Chase Hole #4 Joanne Smith Hole #17 Cathy Fancey Hole #15 Bonnie Ladd Hole #17 Marti Fowler Hole #7 Cathy Fancey Hole #7 Anne Wangeman Hole #14 Mary Watkins Hole #12

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