Archive for July, 2011

July Rules (Hilary)

Hi Ladies:

I thought today I’d focus on the putting green and just a few of the many rules. Firstly the rules for the putting green are different from those that are “through the green”. Through the green is the whole area of a golf course EXCEPT for the teeing ground, the putting green of the hole being played, and all hazards on the course. The putting green is all the ground of the hole that is especially prepared for putting.

Your ball is on the green if any part of it touches the putting surface

RULE 16 The putting green

The line of putt must not be touched except:

  1. the player may remove LOOSE impediments for example sand, leaves or stones provided they do not press anything down
  2. to repair old hole plugs or ball marks
  3. in pressing down a ball marker
  4. in lifting or replacing the ball
  5. in moving movable obstructions (such as trash or…. yuck, yuck, cigarette butts)

This means that you cannot improve the line of your putt. So before you putt you may repair pitch marks and remove loose leaves or stones but you MAY NOT repair spike marks or remove attached grass. So be sure that what you try to remove is not growing into the surface.

Talking about improving your line of putt be very careful if you do this:

The player may place the club in front of the ball at address, but may not press anything down. two stroke penalty if you improve your line.

You are allowed to lift and clean your ball before putting but you must mark its position first with a marker and be sure to replace it in the same position. If your ball moves when you remove the marker there is NO penalty, just remark where it was, replace your ball and lift the marker a second time.

The fringe around the green is not the putting surface so the rules for the fringe are the same as for “through the green”.

We do have sprinkler heads in the fringes of all our greens. If your ball lands so that one of these is in direct line of your intended putt you MAY NOT move the ball unless the ball lies on the sprinkler head, or the sprinkler head interferes with your stance or your area of intended swing. If you do have these kinds of interference you will get free relief under Rule 24-2. You find your nearest point of relief, no closer to the hole and drop a ball there.

So please repair all your balls marks, and a few extra ones that have been missed too, and as you leave the green tamp down any spike marks you see AFTER everyone has putted out as you never know that mark might be on your line of putt on your next round.

I hope this helps you.

Hilary

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Two recent Rules questions (Hilary)

Hi all.

I have been asked these question many times lately so I thought I’d send the answer out in an e mail.

When you are on the putting green can you address your ball with your club behind it and then put the club down in front of the ball before you make your stroke?

Rule 16a (ii) the player may place the club in front of the ball when addressing it, provided he does not press anything down. If it appears that you are pressing anything down you will be penalized two stroke for improving your line, so be very careful if you do this.

The other quesstion I’ve been getting is can you hit your ball with the back of your club?

Rule 14-1 The ball must be fairly struck at with the head of the club and must not be pushed or scraped.

14-1/1The player may play a stroke with ANY part of the clubhead provided the ball is fairly struck. You cannot push the ball but must hit it.

I hope this helps you.

Hilary

July rules (Hilary)

Hi Ladies:

I thought today I’d focus on the putting green and just a few of the many rules. Firstly the rules for the putting green are different from those that are “through the green”. Through the green is the whole area of a golf course EXCEPT for the teeing ground, the putting green of the hole being played, and all hazards on the course. The putting green is all the ground of the hole that is especially prepared for putting.

Your ball is on the green if any part of it touches the putting surface

RULE 16 The putting green

The line of putt must not be touched except:

  1. the player may remove LOOSE impediments for example sand, leaves or stones provided they do not press anything down
  2. to repair old hole plugs or ball marks
  3. in pressing down a ball marker
  4. in lifting or replacing the ball
  5. in moving movable obstructions (such as trash or…. yuck, yuck, cigarette butts)

This means that you cannot improve the line of your putt. So before you putt you may repair pitch marks and remove loose leaves or stones but you MAY NOT repair spike marks or remove attached grass. So be sure that what you try to remove is not growing into the surface.

Talking about improving your line of putt be very careful if you do this:

The player may place the club in front of the ball at address, but may not press anything down. two stroke penalty if you improve your line.

You are allowed to lift and clean your ball before putting but you must mark its position first with a marker and be sure to replace it in the same position. If your ball moves when you remove the marker there is NO penalty, just remark where it was, replace your ball and lift the marker a second time.

The fringe around the green is not the putting surface so the rules for the fringe are the same as for “through the green”.

We do have sprinkler heads in the fringes of all our greens. If your ball lands so that one of these is in direct line of your intended putt you MAY NOT move the ball unless the ball lies on the sprinkler head, or the sprinkler head interferes with your stance or your area of intended swing. If you do have these kinds of interference you will get free relief under Rule 24-2. You find your nearest point of relief, no closer to the hole and drop a ball there.

So please repair all your balls marks, and a few extra ones that have been missed too, and as you leave the green tamp down any spike marks you see AFTER everyone has putted out as you never know that mark might be on your line of putt on your next round.

I hope this helps you.

Hilary

July 19th Play Day Results

Here are the results to today’s Stableford game:

Flight 1
1st Place Dana Wardstrom 23 points $7.00
2nd Place Annette Krey 22 points $5.00
3rd Place Nancy Kramer 20 points $3.34

Flight 2
1st Place Frances Shipilov 25 points $7.00
2nd Place Shelly Morgan 20 points $5.00
3rd Place Jill Chase 19 points $3.33

Flight 3
1st Place Diane Sevim 21 points $7.00
2nd Place Grace Berend 18 points $5.00
3rd Place Anne Wangeman 16 points $3.33

Birdies:
Annette Krey Hole # 1,5,14,15
Frances Shipilov Hole # 11, 17
Marti Fowler Hole # 2

Chip-Ins: $11.00 each
Frances Shipilov Hole # 11
Jenny Dillon Hole # 3

Closest to the Pin: $2.75 each

Handicap 0-24 Handicap 25-36
Hole # 2 Gay Wold 29′ 7″ Marti Fowler 7′ 4.5″
Hole # 7 Annette Krey 29′ 4″ Diane Sevim 9′ 9″
Hole # 14 Annette Krey 6′ 10″ Diane Sevim 36′ 10″
Hole #17 Cynde Gerpheide 8′ 3″ Frances Shipilov 4′ 7″

Thank you all for participating. Next week is guest day. Please sign up on Fore-Tees.

Jill Chase

Play Day Results, July 12, 2011

Today’s game was Points, Putts & Low Net. The weather was fabulous! We had 20 ladies show up to play, and the results are:

Overall Low Net ($7): Anne Wangeman, Net 64

Overall Low Putts ($7): Janet Brown, 30 putts

First Flight:

1st place ($6): Jackie Amthauer, Net 68

2nd place ($5): Sandy Smith, Net 69

3rd place ($3): Jill Chase, Net 69

Second Flight:

1st Place ($6): Frances Shipilov, Net 66

2nd Place ($5): Diane Sevim, Net 69

3rd Place ($3): Janet Brown, Net 69

Closest to the Pin ($2.25)

Hole #2: Annette Krey, 36’ 6”

Frances Shipilov, 21’ 2.5”

Hole #7: Cynde Gerpheide, 10’ 1”

Nancy Lahait, 8’ 2”

Hole # 14 Annette Krey, 18’ 5”

Jan McCleery, 32’ 2”

Hole #17 Anne Oprey, 17’ 8”

Birdies: Vicky Scholle #8, Anne Wangeman #8

Chipins: Hilary Frigillana #3, Anne Wangeman #8

Congratulations ladies and thank you to all who came out to join us. See you on the 19th. Jill Chase will be the Tournament Chair that day.

Happy Golfing

Frani


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