6-27-08 Gentlemen, I am proud to be associated with the members of the SMGA!!!! I received a call this afternoon from our longtime member Jim Wilson who indicated to me that he was NOT in fact the winner of the 4th Flight on Wednesday and there must have been a mistake in the scoring. After another audit of scorecards we determined that the computer had a glitch and some scores were not computed properly in the 4th Flight only. So here are the 4th Flight winners again!!! 4TH FLIGHT: 1. BOB DONLEY 52 POINTS $25.75 2. DICK SCHLOUGH 46 POINTS $15.25 3. JIM WILSON 40 POINTS SCP $10.25 Jim Wilson beat Bill Uhlemann and Hugh Long in a scorecard playoff. Thanks to all of you participants and to the winners and losers for being so honest and truthful. The Golf Shop has made the corrections to your shop credit account but it wouldn't be a bad idea to check your totals next time you are in the Golf Shop.
6-26-08 Gentlemen, A random audit of yesterday's scorecards was initiated by your SMGA Board and it was discovered that a scoring error was made in the 3rd Flight. Terry Welter was announced as the 3rd place winner which in fact was incorrect. The correct 3rd place winner in the 3rd Flight is Richard Schlough with 46 points. Richard will have $10.25 added to his Shop Credit Account and Terry will have yesterday's credit removed. I'm sorry about the confusion but Terry was short of Richards total by a substantial margin. Please make sure when you turn in your cards that they are signed, dated, complete and correct. See you all next week.
6-25-08 Gentlemen, It has again been brought to my attention that some of us are becoming lax again and not making an effort to play at a faster pace.
It is that time again to revisit our "Pace of Play" activity. Please read and reread the below hints to help you out in keeping up with
the group in front of you. We have had numerous members stop playing with us because it is taking more than 41/2 to 5 hours to
complete a round. We are looking closely at several members who are chronic slow players and we (The Board) will identify them
and if they do not improve they will be placed at the tail end of the tournament every Wednesday until they improve their pace of play.
I will not point fingers at anyone nor will I embarrass you via these emails, although several members have asked that I identify you and
maybe it will make you move a bit faster. YOU know who you are so it isn't necessary to speak to you. I'm sure you have heard the
whispers and the rumors and I'm sure you didn't think that it was YOU that was talked about. We do not, at this time, want to institute
any "Penalty Strokes" for slow play, but the Board has discussed this procedure and it is looking like we may need to do that if our pace
of play does not improve. We will make sure that the proper groups get penalized not the one's stuck behind a slow group. Now for the
Hints and Winners:
HINTS FOR FAST PLAY:
The time tested method is to allow the individual with the lowest score on the preceding hole(s) to hit first.
This often times puts the longest hitter up first, forcing him to wait longer than one of the shorter hitters.
Play is speeded up if shorter hitters hit first. Carry an extra golf ball in your pocket, in case you need to hit
a "provisional" ball. PLAY READY GOLF!!
The rules have been changed to allow hitting from different area in the fairway regardless of who is "away".
This improves the speed of play. Drop off your cart passenger at his ball, then drive to your ball. Limit lost
ball searches to 5 minutes. PLAY READY GOLF!!
3. PUTTING SURFACES:
While waiting your turn, line up your putt. DO NOT mark 1', 2' or 3' putts if you are not going to step on someones
line. Continue putting out if you are not in anyone's way!!! Place your clubs between the green and the next tee,
(carts too). After putting out proceed to the next tee and be prepared to tee off, DON"T wait for everyone to putt out.
PLAY READY GOLF!!
4. KEEP UP WITH THE GROUP AHEAD OF YOU:
If you have just finished putting and your group is lagging behind, you can proceed to the next tee and tee off.
Mark your score on the way to to the next tee. LIMIT PRACTICE SWINGS AND SETUP TIME BEFORE
HITTING YOUR SHOT. Limit your practice swings to one a shot, not 3 or 4!!! This also includes
swings on your putts!!!! If each player in a foursome saves only 5 seconds per shot, each round of golf would
be shortened by 30 MINUTES !!!!! . PLAY READY GOLF!!
Good "Ole" Satchel Paige said, "Don't look back someone may be gaining on you" Applied to golfers this means,
"It doesn't matter if the group BEHIND you isn't pushing you keep up with the group in FRONT OF YOU!!!!
Our tournaments can be fun and enjoyable if everyone keeps up with the group ahead of them. A 5 hour round may
be enjoyable to you but it isn't to the groups behind you. NO ONE should play in more than 41/2 hours!!!!. Lets all try
to complete our rounds in 4 hours or less. Don't forget, WE ARE NOT playing in the U.S OPEN, it's only an SMGA
tournament. Now for the winners:
INDIVIDUAL STABLEFORD (ALL PAYOUTS IN SHOP CREDIT
1. FRANK STARK 52 PTS $25.75
2. BILL BANNON 42 PTS SCP $15.25
3. DON HOLEC 42 PTS $10.25
1. DAN FAIRLEY 44 PTS $25.75
2. NED PIERRON 42 PTS SCP $15.25
3. BILL CROSS 42 PTS $10.25
1. CHIP MARZ 50 PTS $25.75
2. JOHN BLAIR 48 PTS $15.25
3. TOM STEELE 44 PTS $10.25
1. JIM WILSON 56 PTS $25.75
2. BOB DONLEY 52 PTS $15.25
3. TERRY WELTER 50 PTS $10.25
CLOSEST TO THE PIN WINNERS:
# 2 DON HOLEC (4) 15' 10 1/2"
# 8 BOB DONLEY (1) 13' 11 1/2"
#11 ED TRAPP (6) 10' 5"
#15 TERRY WELTER (1) 17' 6"
July 2nd---2 Man Scramble--Select Best Tee Shot, Alternate Shot into Hole
AC/BD---80% Handicap---Each Player SHALL use MINIMUM 6 Drives!!!
MARK DRIVES ON SCORECARD FOR EACH PLAYER, A TEAM
WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF NOT PROPERLY MARKED ON CARD
Any questions or concerns relay them to me or any Board member, NOT to the Golf Shop Staff.