Please welcome our new member, Kelly Vik. Kelly was a DBWGC member from 2016 to 2018, and we are so excited that she has now rejoined. Kelly spends her winters in Palm Desert (Indian Wells Country Club) and her summers here in Discovery Bay. Kelly played with us today, and her team was one of the winners!
Kelly’s information has been added to the website Roster.
What a surprise seeing all of you on the NCGA website. You all look so beautiful, and, of course, we know you are great golfers! I believe this picture appears in the June issue of NCGA Golf Plus – congrats!
> After the Advisory Board notes went out I talked to Hilary and Tim’s response about the relief if your ball lands on goose poop is incorrect. The goose poop is considered a loose impediment and if you move your ball to remove goose poop it is a penalty. If the poop is near your ball you can move the poop, but you cannot move your ball to remove the poop. I did send this information to Tim but have not heard anything back from him. I would go by the USGA rules of loose impediment. >
> Sorry for the confusion.
> Donna Grover
> Regarding things related to COVID such as the cart dividers, hooks in the holes, and ice on the course – much of this is driven by restrictions and people still wanting to be cautious. The club will start to take some of the dividers out and leave those carts on one side (near the entry to the cart area) and leave those with dividers over by the pro shop. It would be great if more people would share carts. You are allowed to take out the flag when putting. Ice on the course is a common area and may come after June 15. >
> An ice machine has been ordered and should arrive in the next couple of weeks. This will be placed near the pro shop. >
> Weekly group play – ladies have 3 events in June, with shotgun starts. Hopefully by July it will be every week but this hasn’t been decided quite yet. Sign-ups will cut-off 7 days prior so be sure to sign-up when available. >
> Tuesdays are still a slow day for the restaurant – please enjoy a meal after your round. The Fairway room is available for the Ladies on Tuesday and can hold the number of ladies playing. >
> Bunker on 10 is still being worked on. It should be complete by June 15. When they are not working in the bunker the regular green should be open to use. >
> All benches on the course will be looked at and painted/repaired as needed. >
> White folding chairs on the patio will be looked at to ensure they are in good repair. >
> Member appreciation day – July 4.
> Course is in good shape – lots of fertilizing has been done. We know the geese are a problem and there’s not much we can do about it. They are actually protected by Federal Law. However, DO NOT FEED THE GEESE!!! If your ball lands in goose poop you can take relief under abnormal ground conditions. >
> Thanks for your input.
> Donna Grover
The board met yesterday and as we usually do, we spend a lot of time talking about the course conditions.Chris and his team are working hard to get it in great shape. Aeration of the fairways will continue, next week holes 9, 6 and 4 should get done.
The divot party was a success and was helpful. May consider another one in the future. As a reminder if you take big divots in the fairway please put the grass back – it does regrow!!
Chris did go through this morning and remark the areas of ground under repair.
Ball washers are back on the course and we should have the club cleaner back on the range soon.
Beverage cart currently works on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Will adjust based on demand.
If you have any comments please let me know before our next meeting on November 19.
We spent most of our meeting discussing the condition of the course and going through the repairs needed hole by hole. Chris is behind schedule as he has been short-staffed but plans to get started on the fairways next Monday. Divot party on October 7.
August, despite being a very hot month, had 4,603 rounds played, 23% over 2019!!
The tee sheet in ForeTees is now visible out 14 days.
Trying to get to 2 groups (i.e., seniors, 18-holers, 9-holers) per week, currently still doing only 1 group per week.
Cart dividers are coming. This will allow us to move to 8 minute tee times (which given the shorter daylight will give us the tee times we need).
Tim is interviewing for a new pro.
Dress code and littering was discussed – message to come out from the club.
Expanding restaurant outdoor dining discussed – will continue to look at this based on usage.
Just a reminder, as we are all getting used to the new Maximum Score Hole – when submitting your Tuesday scorecards, we need you to put your postable score under MHS.
If you don’t stroke on a hole you can take a double, if you get one stroke you can take a triple and if you get 2 strokes you can take a quadruple. Or, Par plus two, plus your strokes (pops). I will pop the scorecards so you can easily see where you get your strokes.
Thanks to everyone who came out to play today. Nice to be able to get out in early January and have pretty good conditions.
A couple of reminders. Please be mindful of pace of play. We play with a shotgun start therefore everyone should get in around the same time. This gives us time to socialize together and announce results. Remember – if you can’t see the group in front of you, you are behind.
Don’t forget the new options for an unplayable ball in a bunker. These are covered in Rule 19-3 and I would encourage you to read the details here.
Next weeks game is Criss Cross – you get to pick from your Net score on 1 or 10, 2 or 11, etc. Please sign up on Foretees by noon on Saturday.
Chip-ins, each worth $10.50: Bonnie Ladd and Linda Montgomery.
Birdies: Cindy Aafedt #13, Rochelle Baxley #2, Lisa Ferrante #7.
Closest-to-the-pin: $4 each
#2 – Rochelle Baxley 2’7″ and Kris Rogers 25’19”
#17 – Jan Murphy 8’2″ and Julie Hanson 35’1″
Sweet & Sour Game:
1st flight – 3-way tie – $7 each
Lisa Ferrante, Stacey Moro, Deborah Veatch
2nd flight – 4-way tie – $5.25 each
Bonnie Ladd, Sondi Schnee, Sandy Mize, Doris Bunnell