Play Day Results 8/24 (Fran)

The game today was “Rotten Eggs”. Each player tossed out one “rotten Par 3”, one “rotten Par 4” and one “rotten Par 5” then subtracted their handicap to determine their “net” score. This was the first really hot day of the year, but we were able to finish before the heat became unbearable. Here are the results:

1st Flight
1st place: Frances Shipilov (51) $5.75
2nd place: Cathy Fancey (52) $4.75
3rd place: Shelly Morgan (55) $3.50
4th place: Nancy Lencioni (55) $2.50

2nd Flight
1st place: Dana Wardstrom (48) $5.75
2nd place: Liz Lord (48) $4.75
3rd place: Marti Fowler (50) $3.50
4th place: Donna Johnson (50) $2.50

Dana Wardstrom earned her “Broke 90” pin today with a wonderful gross 88!

Closest to the Pin:

Hole 2 Carol Bade (19’3”) Marti Fowler (16’8”)
Hole 7 Jeanne Zwemer (34’ ½”) Jan McCleery (20’ 9”)
Hole 17 Dana Wardstrom (9’10”) Brenda Reisinger (32’3”)

Chip-ins: Jill Chase (13), Dana Wardstrom (5)

Birdies: Liz Lord (11)

Congratulations to all of the above “winners” and thank you to all the ladies who participated.

Happy Golfing



The stranded Irishman (courtesy of Diane Sevim)

One day an Irishman, who had been stranded on a deserted island for over 10 years, saw a speck on the horizon.

He thought to himself, "It’s certainly not a ship".

As the speck got closer and closer, he began to rule out even the possibilities of a small boat or a raft.

Suddenly there strode from the surf a figure clad in a black wet suit. Putting aside the scuba tanks and mask and zipping down the top of the wet suit stood a drop-dead gorgeous blonde!

She walked up to the stunned Irishman and said to him, "Tell me, how long has it been since you’ve had a good cigar?"

"Ten years," replied the amazed Irishman.

With that, she reached over and unzipped a waterproof pocket on the left sleeve of her wet suit and pulled out a fresh package of cigars and a lighter.

He took a cigar, slowly lit it, and took a long
drag. "Faith and begorrah," said the castaway, "that is so good! I’d almost forgotten how great a smoke can be!"

"And how long has it been since you’ve had a drop of good Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey?" asked the blonde.

Trembling, the castaway replied, "Ten years."

Hearing that, the blonde reached over to her right sleeve, unzipped a pocket there and removed a flask and handed it to him.

He opened the flask and took a long drink. " ‘Tis nectar of the gods!" shouted the Irishman. " ‘Tis truly fantastic!!!"

At this point the gorgeous blonde started to slowly unzip the long front of her wet suit, right down the middle. She looked at the trembling man and asked, "And how long has it been since you played around?"

With tears in his eyes, the Irishman fell to his knees and sobbed, "Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Don’t tell me that you’ve got golf clubs in there too!

Play Day Results 8/17 (Jill)

Here are the results of today’s PPLN:

· Low Gross – Carol Bade 80

· Low Net – Joanne Smith 71 $6.00

· Low Putts – Joanne Smith 27 $6.00

1st Flight:

· 1st place Dana Wardstrom Low Net 72 $3.00

· 2nd place Judy Bartoli Low Net 75 $2.25 (Broke on back nine)

2nd Flight:

· 1st place Cathy Surdez Low Net 73 $3.00

· 2nd place Gay Wold Low Net 77 $2.25 (Broke on back nine)

Chip Ins:

· Nancy Lencioni #7 $3.75

· Dana Wardstrom #8 $3.75


· Carol Bade #8

· Dana Wardstrom #8

· Cathy Surdez #7

Closest to the pin $5.00 each:

0-24 handicap

· Hole #2 Dana Wardstrom 6′ 8"

· Hole #14 None

25-36 handicap

· Hole #2 Gay Wold 11′ 3.5"

· Hole #14 Gay Wold 53′ 8.5"

Thanks all,

Jill Chase

August 10th Beat The Pro

August 10th, Beat the Pro

Our Pro, Jon Miller, shot a very nice Gross 75 this morning, making it a challenge for our ladies, but we did have 10 ladies whose Net score beat Jon’s gross score. They were:

Jackie Amthauer (68), Raquel Myers (68), Shelly Morgan (69), Sonja Welin (70), Cathy Fancey (72), Annette Krey (72), Nancy Lencioni (72), Lin Lenson (72), Sue Sharp (73) and Mary Watkins (74).

The Game today was Low Net. Four places were paid in two flights:

First Flight:

1st – Jackie Amthauer (68) $6.00

2nd – Shelly Morgan (69) $5.00

3rd – Annette Krey (72) $4.00

4th – Lin Lenson (72) $3.00

Second Flight:

1st – Raquel Myers (68) $6.00

2nd – Sonja Welin (70) $5.00

3rd – Sue Sharp (73) $4.00

4th – Janet Brown (75) $3.00

Birdies: Annette Krey (#2, #5, #9), Lin Lenson (#2)

Chip-ins: Nancy Lencioni (#10), Carol Graybar (#9)

Closest to the Pin ($3.75 ea)

Hole #2 – Annette Krey 1’2”, Carol Graybar 13’5”

Hole #7 – Annette Krey 17’3”, Liz Lord 25’2”

Hole #14 – Diane Sevim 8’7”

Hole #17 – Mary Watkins 25’1.75”

Happy Golfing


C.V. Team Play 7/22 (Raquel)


Yesterday, July 22, the Discovery Bay Team Play teams played another Central Valley golf tournament at Greenhorn Creek Golf Club. It was quite warm (more like hot), but it was a beautiful day. We were very tired at the end of the the day and I applaud our ladies for their great effort and good golf games.

Please note below, our teams are doing a great job. We are only 5 points away from first place and we have 2 more tournaments to complete the 2010 Team Play schedule. Upcoming tournaments are scheduled for Elkhorn and Del Rio.


Club combined standings by points: Second Place – 24.5 (high 29.5 – low 14.5)

(Ranking: A Teams points won – 11.0

B Teams points won – 13.5)

Club combined by holes won: Third place – 166 (high 174 – low 141)

(Ranking: A Teams holes won – 78

B Teams holes won – 88)

As always, I thank you for your support and participation.


Play Day Results 7/13 (Frances)

Here are the results for July 13th Play Day. The game was July 4th Bingo.

First Flight:

    1st Place – Sandy Smith – 9 bingos. $6.50
    2nd Place – Kay Smith – 4 bingos. $5.00
    3rd Place – Jeanne Zwemer – 3 bingos. $4.00
    4th Place – Shelly Morgan – 3 bingos. $3.25

Second Flight:

    1st Place – Ann Costa – 9 bingos. $6.50
    2nd Place – Marti Fowler – 6 bingos. $5.00
    3rd Place – Joanne Smith – 4 bingos. $4.00
    4th Place – Sue Sharp – 2 bingos. $3.25

Chip-ins. $2.10 per Chip-in.

    Ann Costa, Hole #13
    Donna Johnson, Holes #9 & #17
    Jan McCleery, Hole #8
    Brenda Reisinger, Hole #4
    Frances Shipilov, Hole #6


    Ann Costa, Hole #7
    Donna Johnson, Hole #2
    Jan McCleery, Hole #8
    Jeanne Zwemer, Hole #17

Closest to the Pin – $4.00 each

    Hole #2 Liz Lord 41’3” and Brenda Reisinger 40’5”
    Hole #7 Shelly Morgan 20’3” and Ann Costa 17’3”
    Hole #14 Hilary Frigillana 24’2.5” and Marti Fowler 10’7”

Thanks to all the ladies who came out to play and we hope you had a great time.

Your Tournament Committee

Frances, Jill, Kay, and Beckie

July rules quiz (Hilary)

Hi Ladies:

I’ve recently been asked to repeat a couple of my Rules e mails. I’ve changed them up a little so you don’t get bored, and I’ve also changed the dog in last time’s example to some ducks. Now you’re really wondering what this is all about so here we go with the first quiz.

  1. Which of the following is a stroke?
  2. a) Backward and forward swing of the club, and the clubhead must make contact with the ball

    b) One added to the player’s score when the player is in breach of certain Rules

    c) Forward movement of the club made with the intention of striking and moving the ball

    d) Forward movement of the club when the player checks their downswing voluntarily before the clubhead reaches the ball

    Answer c) This is the Definition of a Stroke. The key to remember is:

    “The intention to hit the ball with a forward movement of the club.”

  1. Kathy is on the teeing ground, puts her ball on a tee and makes a practice swing and whoops she accidentally strikes and moves her ball with her club. What is the consequence?
  2. a) Her playing partners yell out in unison “ONE”.

    b) She gets a one stroke penalty for moving her ball

    c) Her stroke counts, but no penalty

    d) There is no penalty

    Answer d) As you can see from question #1 Mary Beth didn’t make a stroke as she had no INTENTION of hitting her ball.

    A “ball is in play”as soon as a player has made a stroke on the teeing ground. As she had not put a ball in play there is no penalty.

  1. Kathy and her ball are now in the fairway laying two. She makes a practice stroke and again accidentally moves her ball. What are the consequences?
  2. a) Her playing partners rename her Kathy Klutz

    b) She has made a stroke at her ball and is now laying three

    c) She has made a stroke at her ball, and gets a penalty stroke, so she’s laying four

    d) She gets a one stroke penalty for moving her ball and is laying three

    Answer is d).

    Again, as in question #1, she didn’t make a stroke as she had no INTENTION of hitting her ball, BUT this time her ball is

    “in play” so she gets a one stroke penalty for moving it.

    She MUST replace it before she makes a stroke at her ball. If she doesn’t, you guessed it, she adds another one stroke penalty.

    Now here come the ducks that you’ve been wondering about…………….quack,quack, quack.

  3. Kathy plays her approach shot on hole #5 only to see that those poopy ducks are back again and are waddling across the green. After her ball lands about three feet from the pin, she sees the ducks scurrying away and then she sees her ball is now ten feet away. What happens now?
  4. a) Kathy runs after the ducks waving her 9 iron wildly in their direction

    b) She plays her ball, without penalty, from the spot where it ended up 10 feet away from the hole

    c) She replaces her ball, without penalty, three feet away from the hole where it was before it was moved


    a) Is understandable, but not in the Spirit of the Game of Golf, even though whacking them with her club would maybe stop them pooping

    b) Is correct, IF her ball was accidentally DEFLECTED by the ducks.

    They would be an “Outside Agency” and it’s “the rub of the green”. Rule 19-1

    c) Is correct, IF she saw one of the ducks PICK UP her ball and take it to that spot 10 feet away, maybe thinking it was an egg?

    Under Rule 19-1a the duck would be an “animate Outside Agency” and she can replace her ball, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where her ball came to rest when the duck picked it up.

    Whatever really happened let’s hope Kathy makes her putt wherever it’s from.

I hope this helps you.


General Meeting July 13, 2010

JULY 13, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Captain Donna Reich at 1:35 p.m. The required quorum of members was present.

The minutes of the General Meeting of March 16th were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:
Cathy Houston reported that our current balance is $15,017.72.

Fran Shipilov had three topics to discuss.

Pace of Play

  1. Fran reminded us that in some of the tournaments that we play on our playdays, it is okay to pick up if you’re out of the hole. Take the score that you think you might have gotten.
  2. Play ready ball… in position and ready to hit the ball when it’s your turn.
  3. When a player putts but doesn’t quite get to the hole, that player should continue to putt out.
  4. Keep up with the group in front of you.
  5. Write down the scores from the hole at the next hole.
  6. Have the rider in the cart keep the score.
  7. Wait until you reach the next hole to put your clubs in your bag.

Winter Hours
Joanne Smith mentioned that she played at Pine Mountain and they told her that they do have winter hours for their playdays. Fran had talked to John and Mark and they agreed that we could start play on 9:30 during the coldest months. Shelly Morgan made a motion that we start playing at 9:30 during the months of November-February. Sue Sharp seconded. The motion passed.

Proposed By-Law Change
Fran reported that our existing law for playdays states that we shall play on Tuesdays. Now that we have Saturday playdays, we should change the law so that it’s not so rigid. Have the law state that unless otherwise specified, playdays shall be on Tuesdays. Donna said that By-Law changes have to be posted. We can vote on this change at the September meeting.

Invitational: Liz Lord reported that she needs help with team buy outs. Sue Sharp volunteered to help.

There was a discussion on whether or not to put our names on the raffle tickets. This would enable the raffle to move along at a quicker pace. Hilary Frigillana suggested that we have someone pick the raffle tickets in the morning and display the winning numbers on a board. Kay Smith thought that this might take some of the excitement away. It was decided that we should write our names on the back of the tickets. The numbers and names will be called.

Liz thinks that we should lower the cost of the team buy-outs. It was decided that we will lower the cost from $100 to $60.

Team Play:
Becky Fraser reported that Diablo has 3 more matches to play. We are currently tied for 6th place.

Raquel Myers reported that we are in 3rd place in the Central Valley League.

Old Business:
Donna reported that we donated $500 to the Delta Community Services. They help local people who are homeless, or in need of help paying utilities, etc. She looked into the CY Youth Club and it is located in Concord. Donna would like us to vote on whether or not to keep our donations locally. Rose Viera stated that Hoffman sponsors a tournament every year that benefit’s the CYU. The club wondered if we would like to sponsor the tournament. Sue Sharp said that there are so many people in Brentwood who need help. Fran made a motion that the $250 be reallocated to the Delta Community Services. Sue Sharp seconded it. The motion passed.

Donna reported that Rally 4 a Cure needs raffle prizes.
Donna reminded us that anyone who plays in one of our tournaments has to have a GHIN number.

Donna stated that we do not have to turn in our score cards. We’re on the honor system. Sonja Welin said that we’re playing with incorrect handicaps because we don’t change them in the middle of each month. Jan McCleery said that it would be too much work for the tournament chair to have to do that. It was decided that we should use the handicap from the beginning of each month.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jeanne Zwemer

First a story (Truth or fiction, you be the judge!) (Frances)

Starting the Mr. & Mrs. Discovery Bay Tournament, a player drove straight down the 1st fairway. Taking over, his wife sliced the ball 100 yards into the rough. The husband gritted his teeth and made a magnificent recovery right onto the green. The wife blasted her putt past the pin into a deep trap. Delicately, the man lifted the ball back to the green, where it rolled into the cup.

He turned to his wife. “We’ll have to do a bit better than that from now on, dear. The hole was a bogey five.”

“Don’t give me a hard time,” she snapped, “only two of those strokes were mine.”

General Mtg Agenda 7/13 (Donna)


Call to Order

Approval of Minutes of March 16, 2010

Treasurer’s Report: Cathy Houston

Tournament Report:

  • Pace of Play
  • Winter Hours

Invitational Report:

  • In need of Hole Sponsors and Gift Cards for Raffle.
  • Purchased Raffle Tickets – Will be called by name on back of ticket, instead of calling numbers.
  • Team Buy-Outs – lower amounts.

Team Play Reports: Becky Frazier and Raquel Myers

Old Business:

  • Donation: Re-Vote on balance of $250.00.
  • Amended Wording Tournament Regulations #12, adding Saturday Play Days – deferred to end of year.
  • Rally for the Cure – still in need of gift cards or baskets.

New Business:

  • All participants in Annual Invitational must have a current GHIN#.
  • Reminder – All ladies please play “ready golf”.
  • 18 Holer Score Card Box will be removed – not required per pro shop.