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
FIRST THURSDAY TOURNAMENT
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 !
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
at Laguna Woods
Mesa Linda 3 BB’s
Birdie or Worst
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.
Low Gross to Tom Anderson, 73. Low Net to Dave Hauske, 64.
1st – Dave Hauske-49
2nd - Jack Naughton-50
T4th – 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
Ron Plummer, Jim Shampine, Wayne Rowell, Bill Cloud (2)
LD: Don Spreeman and Don Millikan
Skins: All Skins $20 each
Cloud 1-3, 15-1
Supple 6-3, 16-2
1st 61 - Bobby Redfield,
T 2nd 62 - Paul Kelleher, Gerry Schomberg
T 4th 63 Mike Supple, Gary Shippy, Don Thiedemann
T 7th 64 – Kyle Raymond, Chuck Friedersdorf
T 9th 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
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)
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.
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