COSTA MESA SENIORS GOLF ASSOCIATION

Membership is open to men and women 55 years and up.

Tournaments are played on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays on either Mesa Linda or Los Lagos.

NEWSLETTER FOR JULY 2012

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FIRST THURSDAY TOURNAMENT

July 5, 2012

First 56 Play – 56 Limit

Mesa Linda, Individual Low Net

White Monuments-Men, Silver Monuments-Ladies

Entry Fee:  Non-residents  $33 __    Residents $20 ____   Skins  $5 ____

Send Entry To:  Jack Price, 215 Via Eboli, Newport Beach  CA 92663

or drop in the slot in the locker room

DEADLINE:  NOON, Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Third Thursday Tournament
July 19, 2012
Team Play – Three BBs Net
Mesa Linda -WHITE TEES
check in 20 minutes before your tee time !
Entry:$33____CMResSr$20____  Skins$5
Mail form/check payable to ‘CMSGA’ to:
Jim Thornton 2002 Swan Dr Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Or place them in the Tournament Chairman slot in the locker room.
ENTRY RECEIPT DEADLINE IS Wednesday NOON July 11, 2012

Coming Events

July 5

Mesa Linda

July 9

Scotch Cup

at Laguna Woods

July 19

Team Play

Mesa Linda 3 BB’s

July 23

Scotch Cup

at CM

August 2

Mesa Linda

August 16

Birdie or Worst

Los Lagos

ABCD players

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Mark on your Calendar the club annual General Meeting on September 20th.    This is an important meeting mixed with club business, raffle including $400 in cash, Mexican buffet luncheon and awards to the Club Champion and Flight Winners.  It’s a fun time to be with fellow club members.  It’s also your opportunity to elect the 2013 Board of Directors.   If any of you wish to serve on the board please call me or any other current board member during the month of July for information.   Otherwise the present board is willing to return for another year and will ask for your vote on September 20th.    Both July tournaments will be played on Mesa Linda.  First Thursday Tournament will be played on the 5th    Individual Net.   Third Thursday will be played on the 19th,  Team Three Best Ball.  Get you entries in early.        This month those who signed up to play in the Scotch Cup matches against Laguna Woods will compete in one round at Laguna Wood and the final match at Costa Mesa.   Jim Thornton will announce the tee times to team members.  Thanks to all of you who are helping us with pace of play.    We are being observed by the marshal when we play and groups that fall behind are being reported to the board.    Improvement is still needed and expected.  Have a safe 4th of July and golf well.     John Smith        

                         
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR’S REPORT  
July 19:  Team Play, 3 BBs Net on Mesa Linda
Pace of Play:  Sorry to harp on this but all of us need to look at our own play.  We had some big gaps today.  The first group played in 4hr 10min; the last in 5hr 10min !  I will continue to post the top three reasons for slow play at the check in table.   Look at them and then look at your habits.  Let’s try harder.  
Winners:
Low Gross to Tom Anderson, 73.  Low Net to Dave Hauske, 64.
1st – Dave Hauske-49
2
nd - Jack Naughton-50
T4
th – Joe Mohney, Jerry Vinland-52
T5th - Ed Arnold, Mike Supple-53
T7th - Don Miyada, Clete Molacek, Ed Chavez, Rick Swingle, Gary Bennett, Steve Moore-54
CTP:
Ron Plummer, Jim Shampine, Wayne Rowell, Bill Cloud (2)
LD:  Don Spreeman and Don Millikan
Skins:  All Skins $20 each
0-18 HC  
Cloud 1-3, 15-1
Hauske 2-3
Molacek 5-2
Supple 6-3, 16-2
Belikoff 11-1
19+ HC
Walker 2-3
Baker 3-2
Swingle 11-1
Wolter 14-3
Dodge 15-1

RESULTS  6/7/12

LOW NET

1
st         61 - Bobby Redfield,
T 2
nd         62 - Paul Kelleher, Gerry Schomberg        
T 4
th         63   Mike Supple, Gary Shippy, Don Thiedemann
T 7
th         64 – Kyle Raymond, Chuck Friedersdorf
T 9
th         65 – Steve Rawald, Rick Miller, Burnie Presho, Paul                                 Sundermann

CLOSEST TO PIN
#2  Mike Bekins
#6  Mike Supple
#8  Jack Naughton
#12  Ted Doria
#17  Peter Harrington        

LONG DRIVE
5 – 11  Ron Plummer
13 – 17  Randy Kearns
18 – 23  Mike Bekins
24 +  Tom Elliott

SKINS  HCP ≤ 18  $21 each
Burnie Presho  #4  (2)
Gene Ramirez #5  (3)
Jack Naughton  #8  (1)
Mike Supple #13 (2)
Gary Shippy  #15  (2)
Paul Kelleher  #17  91)

SKINS  HCP >18  $19 each
Mike McKay  #5  (3), #8  (0)
Frank Mead  #7  (3)
Tom Thomas  #9  (2), #14  (3)
Chuck Friedersdorf  #13  (2)

HANDICAP REPORT


RULES AND MYTHS ABOUT HOW TO MARK YOUR BALL ON THE GREEN
After watching some of our members mark their ball on the green in a casual and sometimes careless manner, it seems appropriate to review the recommended steps to mark and replace your ball on the putting green:
1)  Place a small coin/marker directly behind your ball
2)  Pick up your ball
3)  Replace the ball directly in front of the marker
4)  Pick up the ball marker
These steps must be done sequentially or you have violated the rules.  Failure to mark the ball before lifting results in a one stroke penalty.  If the ball is replaced in the wrong location (e.g., you place the ball down beside your marker rather than in front of it) and you putt from that wrong location, it’s a 2 stroke penalty.
Q. – Do the rules specify what types of objects must be used as ball markers?
A. – No, Rule 20-1 states that the ball to be lifted should be marked by placing a small coin or other similar object immediately behind the ball.  Since the rule states what “should” be used rather than “requiring” there is lots of room for creativity in selecting a ball marker.  Some of the unorthodox  ways to mark a golf ball that are covered in rule 20-1 are:
   - Placing the toe of a club at the side of, or behind the ball
   - using a tee
   - using a loose impediment
All of these methods go against the recommendation, but the fact is that you could mark your ball with a cupcake if you wanted to.

Mike Supple
Handicap Chairman

Membership Report

I would like to welcome five new members to the Costa Mesa Senior Golf Association.
Connie Ensign Newport Beach
Robert Evans Corona del Mar
Nancy Findley Newport Beach
Scott Freeman Huntington Beach
Carol Keator Mission Viejo
Tom Wall Newport Beach


Our membership is growing thanks to you the members.

Rich Clause, Membership