Before I get into results, I forgot to ask about volunteers for the Breakers Team Play. Rose needs markers for June 8. She helps so much, let’s see if we can help her with this event. Please let me know if you’re free. If you haven’t done it before, it’s easy and she will tell you how to do it. A free lunch is offered as enticement!
We had a beautiful day for golf, and 17 ladies played Gimme A Break.
Here are the results:
Fran Grace-52 ($14)
Julie Hanson-50 ($14)
Deborah Veatch-55 ($14)
Frances Shipilov, Mary Watkins-53 ($3 each)
Jeanne Zwemer-52 ($6)
Joanne Smith-56 ($6)
Chip-ins: Sherry Boyd-#6, Lani Maloney-#2 and #3. There was carryover, so each chip-in was worth $12. Sherry received $12 and Lani went home with $24.
Mary Watkins Hole #11 and Joanne Leete Hole #11
Closest to the Pin, winning $4.25 each:
Thanks to Joanne Smith for helping me run the tournament today!
We had 20 ladies play today. Great day at the links. Game played Better Nine, pick either Front or Back less handicap on the respective Nine picked. Results were:
1st Flight (0-17)
2nd Flight (20-28)
3rd Flight (29-36)
Cathy Houston-33 ($14)
Fran Grace-36 ($14)
Bonnie Ladd-34 ($14)
Dana Wardstrom-35 ($8)
Frances Shipilov, Mary Watkins, Sandy Smith-37 ($3 each)
Jeanne Zwemer, Sondi Schnee-35 ($6 each)
Closest to the Pin – each paid $5.50:
Donna Ybarra 19’4″
Cathy Houston 18’11”
Julie Hanson 67’8″
Dana Wardstrom 5’5″
Deborah Veatch 63′
Cindy Aafedt 11’7″
Julie Hanson 38’5″
Cathy Houston #16
Jan Murphy #15
Dana Wardstrom #11 and #15
NO CHIP INS TODAY…..$20 CARRY OVER
Next Play Day is 5/23/23…..so far 14 ladies signed up. Unfortunately, we have Diablo Team Play at Crow Canyon the same day.
So if you can, please come out and play. To sign up call the pro shop and have them add you.
Sandy Smith will be your coordinator.
Thanks to all
Cathy and Doris
Webmaster’s Note–Thanks to Donna Ybarra for creating a Roster using Excel. Go to the Right margin and Click on “Roster (Excel sheet to Download)”. From your Downloads, you can save the spreadsheet to your own Excel program for easy editing.
A player’s ball lands in a Penalty area. They can see their ball under the water, so they take their stance in the water, put their club close to the ball under the water and hit the ball out of the Penalty area. What is the ruling?
A player’s ball lies in a bunker and is embedded in the sand. The player wants to take relief using the Rule for an embedded ball. What is the ruling?
A player hits their ball and they believe their ball went into the Penalty area, a lake. They decide to hit a Provisional ball in case they might find it. What is the ruling?
A player believes their ball that they played from the teeing area may be lost. Once they arrive where they think it may be, they search for the ball for 4 minutes, find it and play it. What is the ruling?
A player marks their ball on the putting green with their marker and lifts their ball. They replace their ball ¼ inch ahead of the marker and putt out What is the ruling?
Without informing their fellow players, a player marks the position of their ball and picks it up to identify it. The ball is partially covered in mud so they clean their ball to confirm it is theirs and then replace their ball. What is the ruling?
Rule 17.1b. A player may play a ball as it liesin a Penalty area under the same Rules that apply to the General area, which mean there are no special Rules limiting how a ball may be played from a Penalty area. There is no penalty.
Rule 16.3 a. Relief for an embedded ball is only allowed in the General area. A bunker is not defined as being in the General area. Their options are to play the ball as it lies or use Rule 19, Unplayable ball. See page 169 in your Rules book, Rule 19.3a.
Rule 18.3. A player is NOT allowed to play a Provisional ball for a ball that is lost in a Penalty area, if they do that Provisional ball is now their ball inplayunder stroke and distance with a 1 stroke penalty. If the player finds their original ball, abandons their Provisional ball and plays their original ball they are playing a Wrong ball, Rule 6.3c. They incur a two stroke penalty and MUST correct their mistake before playing the next hole or they will be disqualified.
Rule 18.2a (1). A player is allowed to arrive where they think their ball is lost and then search for it for three minutes. If the ball is not found in the three minute search time the ball is officially declared lost. The player MUST return to where the last stroke was made and play another ball with a one stroke penalty. If a player finds their ball after the three minute search time has elapsed, plays it and finishes the hole without correcting their error they are playing from a Wrong place, Rule 14.7, and are in “Serious breach” and will be disqualified.
Rule 14.7. The player has played their ball from a Wrong place. As this does not qualify as a “Serious breach” they incur the General penalty, 2 strokes.
Rule 7.3. A player does not need to announce their intention to lift a ball for identification, there is no penalty. If identification is obscured a player may clean their ball, but only as much as is necessary for identification. No penalty. These actions rely on the integrity of the player.
Your ball lands in a tree and you can see it but cannot reach it. What, under the Rules, may you do?
When may you call your ball unplayable?
What are your allowed to do if you accidentally damage your club during a round of golf?
In a competition do you have to put your current handicap on your scorecard?
If you have correctly taken a drop under a Rule and your ball is at rest, but then due to natural causes it rolls into another area of the course before you get to play your ball what are you allowed to do?
Your ball lands in an Abnormal Ground Condition, Ground under repair, are you allowed to play your ball as it lies?
As long as you can positively identify that it is your ball lodged in the tree you are allowed to take an Unplayable lie. You may drop a ball at a place on the ground exactly underneath where your ball lies. You incur a 1 stroke penalty. Rule 19
A player may call their ball Unplayable anywhere on the course, it is the sole discretion of the player. Rule 19
Beginning January 2023 if your club is damaged during a round, except in the case of abuse, (a bad temper, or deliberate damage) you may replace the club or continue to use it. Rule 4.1a(2)
In Stroke play you are not required to put your handicap on your scorecard and if you return your scorecard in a competition with an incorrect handicap there is no penalty. It is, since January 2023, the Committee’s responsibility. Rule 3.3b(4)
Replace your ball, there is no penalty, even if your ball rolled into a penalty area or Out of bounds . Rule 9.3
Yes you may play your ball as it lies or take free relief. Rule 16.1 However, if the Committee decided that this area is a “No Play zone” you must take free relief.
I want to go over a couple of Rules’ situations that have come up recently to be sure we are “getting it right” when we play.
Provisional Ball, Rule 18.
This is one of the most useful rules, especially to speed up play when your ball may be out of bounds or lost, however it comes with specific instructions on how to use this rule.
1. You must always announce to the other players that you intend to play a Provisional ball. If you don’t then that ball will be the ball “in play” under stroke and distance, even if you find your first ball you cannot play it.
2. If you think your ball may be lost or OB you are allowed to leave the spot where you played your ? lost ball and then come backand hit a Provisional ball. Once you you start searching where you think your original ball may be the three minutes search time starts. You also have this same three minutes to return to where you last hit your ball and play a Provisional ball. There is no penalty to do this as long as you return before the three minutes has ended, Rule 18.3a/2.
3. You cannot play a Provisional ball if you think your ball is lost in a Penalty area (e.g. water hazard). Rule 17 covers the procedures for Penalty areas, and If you erroneously play a Provisional Ball in this situation it will be your “ball in play” under stroke and distance. You will have lost the opportunity find your ball or to drop a ball closer to the hole where your ball crossed the Penalty Area.
Dropping a ball, Rule 14
We are all aware how to drop a ball under the 2019 Rules changes, from knee height and it must be dropped within the one or two club length “relief area”. The dropped ball must stay inside this relief area, no closer to the hole. Choose carefully where you drop your ball in the relief area. You may not like that it landed in a hole but you’re stuck with the lie. You cannot readjust the lie, it is what it is!
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