Tee Times for the invitation-only Tournament of Champions at Santa Clara on Saturday, November  1st are now posted.

Next up is the November Turkey Shoot on November 15th. 

As you all know, there have been changes at Santa Clara that has brought up a few questions I wanted to clarify.

1. Unless you hear specifically otherwise, from now on we will be playing "winter rules" for all tournaments at Santa Clara because of the course conditions (bare spots, etc.)  This means you can pick up your ball, clean it and place it within 6 inches with no penalty.  This does not apply if your ball is in any hazard (sand trap, water or lateral hazard - play those as they lie.)

2. On the 4th hole, they have now replaced the Green NCGA stone, so play "all" holes from the designated NCGA stones in the ground, not the tee blocks the course places.

3. The course was re-rated earlier this year and the new rating is now in place, so I will now be using the new slope and ratings when calculating course handicaps for each tournament.
The Green tees now have a course rating of 72.3 and a slope of 119 (it was 72.1/118)
The Gold tees now have a course rating of 70.6 and a slope of 118 (it was 70.2/116)

4. For all tournaments, including match play, please turn in a properly filled out scorecard.  This means full names (not initials like J & S) so we know whose card it is, and the actual score made on each hole (you don't have to add up the front/back if you want, but we need the individual hole scores in order to do the scoring.)  Also keep track of your total putts if you have entered the optional putting contest each tournament.

Speak with Eddie or Ken if you have any questions.  Thanks!

2015 New Member Application

The updated 2014 Hole-in-One Insurance list is now posted. You must re-ante each year to be eligible to collect when you hit that great shot in a club tournament - don't miss out! You can see the current list of entries here:
Are you in?

If you have paid your $10 premium and you make a Hole-in-One in a club tournament, you will receive all the money in the fund - it will help pay for the drinks you'll be buying!

Pace of Play has been much better at recent tournaments, so thanks for making the effort to speed up play.  That being said, we are still lagging in time differential between our first and last groups that we need to continue to work on.

If you have a golf club photos and would like to share, please email them to me and I will upload them to the Photo Gallery - send them to ktgerard@gmail.com

To download the full 2012-2015 rules book (PDF), click HERE

The board meetings are held at 7:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (members welcome)
This year's dates:

January 8th, February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 21st, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, December 10th

The annual election will be held on Wednesday December 10th.
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