Archive for September, 2012

2012 Club Championship Tournament

Good Morning Ladies,

Next week starts our Club Championship Tournament. If you are not signed up to play and want to follow the field, please contact the Pro Shop. I have 18 ladies playing. I have three flights and willl be awarding seven players. One Overall Low Gross Champion of the field and a Low Gross winner and Low Net winner in each flight. Starting times willl be posted on Fore Tees by the Pro Shop. Starting times will begin at 8:30 am on each day of play, October 2nd, October 4th and final round October 9th.

Something’s to remember;

Pace of Play: The allotted time to play an 18 hole round in the Club Championship Tournament shall be no more than 4 3/4 hours.

Score Cards: Players shall exchange Official scorecards within their foursome on the 1st Tee Box. Each player is responsible for the correct gross score by hole.

USGA Rules apply: In stroke play, if a competitor is doubtful about their rights or the correct procedure during the play of a hole they may, without penalty, play a second ball under Rule 3-3. The score willl be recorded for both balls and the Committee willl decide which ball counts at the end of the round before the score card is signed.

Yesterday Jon informed us that he willl be addressing some of the areas on the golf course with the Course Superintendent. I should have more information as to ground under repair before October 2nd.

First day pairings willl be determined with the lowest to be the first off the tee. For Thursday October 4th, players willl be paired by their gross scores with the lowest totals playing together and following in succession. Flights and pairing willl be seeded by USGA handicap index. I will be using your October 1st handicap index.

Here are the flights and players, subject to change based upon October 1st handicap index: First Flight:
Annette Krey
Lin Lenson
Dana Wardstrom
Shelly Morgan
Jenny Dillon
Frances Shipilov

Second Flight:
Jeanne Zwemer
Jill Chase
Nancy Lencioni
Chris Myall
Joanne Smith
Cathy Surdez

Third Flight:
Deborah Veatch
Kay Gschwend
Susan Leeper
Grace Berend
Donna Johnson
Carol Grabar

Play hard and have fun!
Jill Chase

DBWGC Play Day Results – 9/25 BEAT THE PRO


What a day, it would be faster to list the ladies that didn’t BEAT-THE-PRO that it would be those that did, but here goes… Congratulations to: Annette Krey, Dana Wardstrom, Mary Watkins, Shelly Morgan, Gay Wold, Sandy Smith, Jill Chase, Sue Howell, Donna Reich, Bonnie Ladd, Raquel Myers, Sondi Schnee, Janet Brown, Marti Fowler, Nonie Greenfield, Jan Baehr, Jan McCleery, Kay Gschwend, Donna Johnson, Carol Grabar, Anne Wangeman.

The Results for the regular play day sweeps were:

Flight 1 (10 players)

1st Place, $9 Gay Wold, net 67

2nd Place, $6 Sandy Smith, net 69

3rd Place, $4 Mary Watkins, net 72

Flight 2 (12 players)

1st Place, $9 Donna Reich, net 74 (won tie on back nine)

2nd Place, $6 Nonie Greenfield, net 74

3rd Place, $4 Marti Fowler, net 75

4th Place, $3 Bonnie Ladd, net 76

Flight 3 (8 players)

1st Place, $9 Kay Gschwend, net 71

2nd Place, $6 Jan Baehr, net 76

3rd Place, $4 Anne Wangeman, net 77

Other Prizes:

Chip-ins, $9 each went to Mary Watkins (#16), Sonja Welin (#16), Sondi Schnee (#17)

Birdies, Sue Howell and Sandy Smith, both on hole #7.

Closest to the Pin $4 each:

#2 Shelly Morgan 28’3.5”

Jan Baehr 11’8”

#7 Sue Howell 10’11”

#14 Sandy Smith 26’11”

Kay Gschwend 14’9.5”

#17 Sandy Smith 7’3”



Interference from Sprinklers.


I sent this out a couple of months ago but one of our members wanted me to send it out again as it had come up in her play. Any questions, let me know

No.11 Interference from Sprinklers

Question 1: A player’s ball lies on a sprinkler head. May they take relief from it without penalty?

Answer: Yes, The sprinkler head is an immovable obstruction and the player may drop their ball within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, without penalty, Rule 24-2b(i)

Note that the nearest point of relief for a right-handed player in the photo above is a just off the right hand side of the sprinkler head, even though the player’s stance would be behind it. In other words, they would be standing over the sprinkler head to make their stroke. Once this nearest point has been decided the player may then drop the ball within one club-length of this point, not nearer the hole. This means that the ball could then be dropped on either side of the sprinkler head. If the ball comes to rest in a position in which there is still interference from the sprinkler head, or nearer the hole, then it must be re-dropped.

Question 2: A right-handed player’s ball lies in a place where they would have to stand on the flat sprinkler head in order to play their stroke. May they take relief from the sprinkler head without penalty?

Answer: Yes, a player may take relief without penalty from an immovable obstruction when it interferes with their stance or area of their intended swing, Rule 24-2a.

Question 3: A left-handed player’s ball lies in a place where they say there is mental interference from a flat sprinkler head (as in the second photo above), which is affecting the way that they would like to play their stroke. May they take relief from the sprinkler head without penalty?

Answer: No, there is no relief without penalty for mental interference from an immovable obstruction. Decision 24-2a/1.


Question 4: A player’s ball lies on the apron of the putting green and there is a sprinkler head on their intended line of putt. May they take relief from the sprinkler head?

Answer: No, Rule 24-2 states that, except on the putting green, intervention on the line of play is not, of itself, interference under this Rule.

Note however, that it is common for Committees to introduce a Local Rule when there are sprinkler heads close to the putting green. This is the specimen Local Rule provided in Appendix l of the Rules book;

“Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 24-2. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and an immovable obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows:

The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.”

If you want a Local Rule put in place you must ask our 18 hole ladies’ group to approve one for our play. Our club does not approve such a Local Rule

Hope this helps you.

September 25th Beat the Pro & GENERAL MEETING

The following ladies are signed up to play BEAT THE PRO next Tuesday, September 25th. We will be playing Monica on the front nine and Jon on the back nine. The maximum bet will be $20 (cash only please). The amount of your bet will be put in your account as a credit, and it will be matched if you BEAT THE PRO.

Janet Brown Jill Chase Marti Fowler
Nonie Greenfield Annette Krey Jan McCleery
Raquel Myers Anne Wangeman Dana Wardstrom
Jeanne Zwemer Nancy Lencioni Frances Shipilov

Please arrive early enough to make your bets in the Pro Shop, and register upstairs before 8:00 am.

Sweeps – $2 billed directly to your account.

Optional Games – $1 Closest to Pin, $1 Chip-ins

If you would like to be added to the player’s list, please email me before Sunday afternoon (2pm).


If you cannot make the General Membership Meeting, please remember to submit an absentee ballot (available in the 18 Holers Drawer in the Pro Shop).

Tuesday September 11th Results

Hello Ladies,
Here are the results to today’s skins game;

1st Flight
1st place Mary Watkins 11 skins $8.67
2nd place Lin Lenson 9.6 skins $6.00
3rd place Jill Chase 7 skins $4.00

2nd Flight
1st place Marti Fowler 8 skins $8.67
2nd place Chris Myall 6.5 skins $6.00
Tie 3rd Place Janet Brown and Myra Buckman 5 skins $2.00 each

3rd Flight
Tie 1st Place Cathy Surdez, Deborah Veatch & Grace Berend all with 7 skins $6.22 each

Lin Lenson #1 & #6
Annette Krey #7
Mary Watkins #7
Kay Gschwend #2
Chris Myall #7
Joanne Smith #14
Myra Buckman #12

Chip- Ins: $15.50 each
Deborah Veatch #12
Chris Myall #12
Myra Buckman #12

Closest to the Pin: $3.25 each
0-25 Handicap
Hole #2 Mary Watkins 12′ 7″
Hole #7 Mary Watkins 11′ 6″
Hole #14 Annette Krey 13′ 4″
Hole #17 Jeanne Zwemer 5′ 10″

26-36 Handicap
Hole #2 Kay Gschwend 2′ 4.75″
Hole #7 Kay Gschwend 10′ 5″
Hole #14 Raquel Myers 4′ 10.5″
Hole #17 Kay Gschwend 20′ 8.75″

Thanks all for your participation. Please be sure to sign up for the 2012 Ladies Club ChampionTournament. Sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in Pro Shop. The cost is $25.00. There will be awards for low gross and low net/ nets in each flight depending on the amount of players as well as the overall low gross.

10 Golden Rules of Golf

Hi Ladies. Here’s a great article about the Rules, enjoy.


The original Rules of Golf issued by the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers in 1744 numbered just 13. Today’s Rules of Golf has 34 Rules with over 200 sections and subsections, totaling more than 20,000 words. It is no wonder that most golfers never bother to read the Rules book at all and that even acknowledged experts will often disagree over the interpretation of some Rules.
If all golfers were to learn these 10 Golden Rules below it is estimated that they would be able to resolve 90% of the Rules situations that golfers routinely encounter in the course of an 18-hole round.

1. Play the ball as it lies.

2. Don’t move, bend, or break anything growing or fixed, except in fairly taking your stance or swing. Don’t press anything down.

3. You may lift natural objects not fixed or growing, except in a water hazard or bunker. No penalty.

4. Movable man-made objects may be moved. For immovable objects, you may take relief by dropping away from them within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole, except in a water hazard or if the object defines out of bounds. In a bunker, you must drop in the bunker. No penalty.

5. You may take relief from casual water, ground under repair, burrowing animal holes or casts, anywhere except in a water hazard. On the putting green, place at the nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole;otherwise drop within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole. In a bunker, you must drop in the bunker. No penalty.

6. In a water hazard or bunker, don’t touch the water or ground with your hand or club before the stroke.

7. If you hit your ball into a water hazard and cannot find or play it, either drop behind the point where the ball last crossed the hazard margin or at the place where you played the shot. On the tee, you may tee the ball. One penalty stroke. If you hit into a lateral hazard, you may also drop within two club-lengths of the point where the ball last crossed the hazard margin, or, within two club-lengths of a point equidistant from the hole on the opposite margin. One penalty stroke.

8. When you hit your ball out of bounds or cannot find it after 5 minutes of searching, add a penalty stroke, go back and drop a ball at the place where you played the shot. On the tee, you may tee the ball.If you think you have hit your ball out of bounds or lost it outside a water hazard, play a provisional ball before searching for the first one.

9. When you have an unplayable lie, you may drop a ball at the place where you played the previous shot, adding a penalty stroke. On the tee, you may tee the ball. Alternatively, drop within two club-lengths, no nearer the hole, or any distance behind the unplayable spot, keeping it between you and the hole. If the ball is in a bunker, you must drop in the bunker, under either of the alternative options. If you can’t play your ball that is in a water hazard, see Golden Rule #7.

10. You may repair ball marks and old hole plugs on the putting green that are on the line of your putt, but not spike mark

I hope this helps you!

Repairing the lip of a hole………the Rule!

This is a recent communication from a Rules website. As this is a common occurence on our course I though you might all be interested.
Hope this helps you.

Repairing the Lip of a Hole

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 09:20 AM PDT


When do the Rules of Golf permit a player to repair the damaged lip of a hole? The answer to this question may not be quite as simple as it sounds. Decision 16-1a/5 confirms that if a player touches the inside of a hole they are considered to have touched their line of putt in breach of Rule 16-1a, unless they are doing so to repair damage that was clearly made by a ball, as in the photo above.

So, if the damage to the lip of the hole was made by a flagstick, due to strong winds or having been replaced in the hole sloppily, a player may not repair the damage before making their stroke.

Decision 16-1a/6 clarifies the correct procedure for a player that notices that a hole has been damaged other than by a ball;

Q. Prior to putting, a player discovers that the hole has been damaged. What is the proper procedure?

A. If the damage is not clearly identifiable as a ball mark, then:

(a) If the damage is such that the proper dimensions of the hole have not been changed materially, the player should continue play without repairing the hole. If he touches the hole in such circumstances, a breach of Rule 16-1a occurs.

(b) If the proper dimensions of the hole have been changed materially, the player should request the Committee to have the hole repaired. If a member of the Committee is not readily available, the player may repair the damage, without penalty.

If a player repairs a materially damaged hole when a member of the Committee is readily available, he incurs a penalty for a breach of Rule 16-1a. (Revised)

It is recommended that players should only repair flagstick damage to the edge of a hole after all players in the group or match have completed play of the hole, similar to caring for the course by repairing spike marks near the hole as all players are leaving the putting green. The reason for this is that if the smoothing of any ragged edge to the hole is in any way intended to influence the movement of an opponent’s, fellow-competitor’s or partner’s ball the player incurs a penalty of two strokes for breaching Rule 1-2.


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