Archive for November, 2013

results from Turkey Shoot

18 ladies decided to brave the rain on Tuesday. And we got by with just a few sprinkles. We awarded 6 players with a $20 gift card to Safeway who kept their flags the longest.

Susan Leeper – 120 yards out on 18
Cathy Fancey – 65 yards out on 18
Dana Wardstrom – 45 yards out on 18
Annette Krey – just short of green on 18
Jill Chase – on fringe on green on 18
Myra Buckman – on 18th green

Closest to the Pin
#2 Cathy Fancey and Myra Buckman
#7 Dana Wardstrom and Susan Leeper
#14 Dana Wardstrom
#17 Patty Uyeno

Chip ins
Cathy Fancey #5
Jill Chase #16
Chris Myall #7
Sandy Mize #1

Cathy Fancey #2
Dana Wardstrom #7
Sherri Lammrish #17

Thanks Annette

Rules of Golf

As promised, more exciting Rules changes!


New! Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2014 – 2015
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 06:44 AM PST
13 11 R&A Decisions 2014-2015
The front cover of The R&A’s Decisions book 2014-2015

Today, 19th November 2013, the USGA and the R&A jointly announced the publication of the revised ‘Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2014-2015’, which contains 3 new, 59 revised, 1 renumbered, and 24 withdrawn Decisions. Most readers will know that whilst the Rules of Golf are reviewed every four years, amendments to the 1,200+ Decisions are made on a two-yearly cycle. Let me clarify that there will be no changes to the Rules for another two years; the Decisions are published to help golfers better understand how the Rules are to be applied and interpreted. They are particularly useful to those of you who like to provide accurate answers to questions on the Rules from those that you play with, or fellow Club or Society members, and I strongly recommend that you purchase this new edition. You can purchase the R&A publication (all countries other than US and Mexico) by clicking on this link and then on the ‘Buy Now’ button underneath the 2014-2015 Decisions book image (price £10.30). It will cost you exactly the same as on the main Amazon site and, if you use this link, I will make a small commission on anything that you purchase there, which helps me to defray my costs. Surprisingly, the US version of the Decisions book does not yet appear to be available, but I will upload a link on the same page as soon as it is.

This statement is taken directly from the R&A web site;

“Among the changes for 2014-2015, four decisions are particularly noteworthy:

  • New Decision 14-3/18 confirms that players can access reports on weather conditions on a smartphone during a round without breaching the Rules. Importantly, this new Decision also clarifies that players are permitted to access information on the threat of an impending storm in order to protect their own safety.
  • New Decision 18/4 provides that, where enhanced technological evidence (e.g. HDTV, digital recording or online visual media, etc.) shows that a ball has left its position and come to rest in another location, the ball will not be deemed to have moved if that movement was not reasonably discernible to the naked eye at the time. The R&A and the USGA have issued a Joint Statement on the Use of Video and other Visual Evidence* to further explain the governing bodies’ position on the use of this technology.
  • Revised Decision 25-2/0.5 helps to clarify when a golf ball is considered to be embedded in the ground through the use of illustrations.
  • Revised Decision 27-2a/1.5 allows a player to go forward up to approximately 50 yards without forfeiting his or her right to go back and play a provisional ball.”

*Click here for the statement on ‘Use of Video and Visual Evidence’.

I have not yet had a chance to study the amendments but the one that stands out is the new Decision 18/4, as a result of which players will not be penalized for causing their ball to move if it was not reasonably discernible to the naked eye. Certainly, this Decision goes some way to appeasing those that complain vociferously about retrospective penalties being applied to players following calls from those watching the action on high definition television monitors.

Golf-New ball movement rule would have spared Woods’ blushes

Ladies, interesting new Rules change below. more to come.



LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Eighty seven changes have been made to the 2013-14 edition of the “Decisions on the Rules of Golf” manual but one in particular will be of interest to world number one Tiger Woods.

New Decision 18/4, agreed by the Royal and Ancient and the United States Golf Association (USGA), aims to clarify when a ball has been inadvertently moved by a player – a scenario that left Woods fuming at the BMW Championship in September.

Woods suffered a two-stroke penalty at the first hole in his second round after he tried to remove a twig from behind his ball.

The American 14-times major winner insisted his ball had merely “oscillated” although detailed video footage of the incident suggested the ball had rolled slightly away from its original resting place.

However, under new guidelines announced on Tuesday, Woods would probably have escaped punishment.

“New Decision 18/4 provides that, where enhanced technological evidence (e.g. HDTV, digital recording or online visual media, etc.) shows that a ball has left its position and come to rest in another location, the ball will not be deemed to have moved if that movement was not reasonably discernible to the naked eye at the time,” the new rule states.

A joint statement from the R&A and USGA explained the decision, saying it was made to counter the increased level of scrutiny players are under at elite tournaments owing to the rapid developments in video technology.

“This has led to an increasing number of inquiries to officials from television viewers and others about whether a breach of the Rules has occurred, sometimes resulting in breaches of the Rules being identified (and penalties being applied) after the incident itself has occurred.

“Occasionally, the identification of the breach has been after the player has returned his or her scorecard, which has therefore resulted in disqualification under Rule 6-6d.

“These developments have generated considerable discussion concerning whether, how and when such video evidence should be used.”

Woods also fell foul of rules officials at the Masters after taking an illegal drop during the second round when his wedge approach at the 15th struck the flagstick before ricocheting backwards off the green and down the slope into Rae’s Creek.

In another change, players will now be allowed to access weather conditions on smatphones during their round without breaching Rules. (Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Justin Palmer)

Today’s Game Results

Hello All,

Here are the results to today’s Cha-Cha-Cha:

Brown Tees
1st Place: Team score 140 $4.44 each
Jill Chase
Cathy Fancey
Shelly Morgan
Annette Krey

Yellow Tees
1st Place: Team score 131 $4.44 each
Frances Shipilov
Janet Winslow
Joanne Smith
Cam Donald

2nd Place: Team score 133 $3.50 each
Mary Watkins
Bonnie Ladd
Susan Leeper

3rd Place: Team score 135 $2.00 each
Kay Smith
Myra Buckman
Sonja Welin
Barbara Mensch

Mary Watkins #17
Kay Smith #17
Dana Wardstrom #8
Cindy Renshaw #14
Donna Reich #8

Chip-Ins: $9.00 each
Mary Watkins #8
Cathy Fancey #8
Sondi Schnee #15

Closest to the Pin: $5.25 each
0-22 Handicap
Hole #2 Annette Krey 27′
Hole #7 Sandy Smith 9′ 4″
Hole #14 Cindy Renshaw 26′ 2″
Hole #17 Mary Watkins 4′ 8″

23-36 Handicap
Hole #7 Marti Fowler 24′ 2″

Jill Chase

Results – Tuesday, Nov 5th Play date – PPLN

Here are the results from today’s game, points, putts and low net

Overall Low Putts – Susan Leeper 29 putts
Overall Low Net – Cathy Fancey 65
Each wins $8.75
Overall Low Gross – Annette Krey 79

First Flight
1st Place – Shelly Morgan 69 – winning $7.25
2nd Place – Annette Krey 74 – winning $5.00
3rd Place – Cindy Renshaw 76 – winning $3.50

Second Flight
1st Place – Chris Myall 73 – winning $7.25
2nd Place – Myra Buckman 75 – winning $ 5.00
3rd Place – Janet Winslow 76 – winning $3.50

Third Flight
1st Place – Deborah Veatch 68 – winning $7.25
2nd Place – Sonja Welin 72 – winning $5.00
3rd Place – Marti Fowler 73 winning $3.25

Chip Ins – Each worth $13.50
Jenny Dillon Hole 17
Kay Smith Hole 10 & 14
Janet Winslow Hole 17

Birdies –
Cathy Fancey #5 & #6
Nancy Lencioni #5
Cindy Renshaw #17
Jenny Dillon #17
Annette Krey #1
Shelly Morgan #7
Frances Shipilov #17
Deborah Veatch #2
Chris Myall #17

Closest to the Pin – Each worth $5.25

0-25 Handicap
Hole 2 Shelly Morgan 44’3″
Hole7 Myra Buckman 16’5″
Hole 17 Frances Shipilov 3’3″

26-36 Handicap
Hole 2 Joanne Smith 5’9 1/2/”
Hole 7 Sonja Welin 34’1″
Hole 17 Chris Myall 4′ 9 1/2″

Thank you.


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