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Greg Enright Wins the Past Presidents Memorial Tournament

December 10th, 2018 posted by Jim Thompson

Congratulations to the Greg Enright who won the waterlogged one-day tournament with a net score of 67.

First Flight:  Greg won with Bill Wilson in 2nd place and David Hudson, Randy Dorris and CMGC President Ken Hafner tying for 3rd place.

Second Flight:  Howard DeYoung won with Chris McCann in 2nd place with Ed Bastarache and Joe Calabria tying for 3rd place.

Third Flight:  Robert Reed won with Bob Stuermer and Ken McLeod tying for 2nd place.

Fourth Flight:  Pat Walsh won with Tom Ryan and Stuart White tying for 2nd place.

A special thanks to Ted Panos for donating two $50 gift cards for the closet to flag on #9 and to Pat Walsh for donating Brigantine restaurant gift cards.  Remember, keep up with the group in front, not with the group behind.

Thanks to all of the CMGC members who participated over the weekend.

Past Presidents’ Memorial Tournament: Sunday Play Is On & Toys-for-Tots!

December 8th, 2018 posted by John Rains

The Coronado Men’s Golf Club annual Past Presidents’ Memorial Tournament will play Sunday, December 9th in a one day format at start times previously posted.

The course has drained well and carts will be allowed on the course.

Also, on Sunday morning the CMGC will hold the twelfth annual CMGC / USMC Toys-for-Tots toy drive. We respectfully ask all Members to considering making an effort to bring a new, unwrapped toy for this very worthy cause. The kids love dolls, playground balls and games.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.


REMINDER: Toys-for-Tots toy drive rescheduled for Sunday, December 9th, 2018

December 3rd, 2018 posted by Jim Thompson

The twelfth annual USMC Toys-for-Tots toy drive will be held on Sunday, December 9th during the Past Presidents’ Memorial Tournament.

We respectfully ask all members to make an effort and bring a new, unwrapped toy for this very worthy cause.  Thank you!

Jim Powell and Mike Maloney win Savvy Huffman

November 27th, 2018 posted by Jim Thompson

Congratulations to the team of Jim Powell and Mike Maloney who won the annual Savvy Huffman tournament in a card off with a net 133.

First Flight:  Jim and Mike won with John Hoffman and Duane Admire in 2nd place and the team of Bill and Nate Wilson in 3rd place.

 Second Flight:  Gary Miles and Larry Maxham won with Bob Swisher and Joji Mangubat and Jon Dickie and Alan Kulp tying for 2nd place.

Third Flight:  Anthony Varboncoeur and Ken MacLeod won with Jim Barry and Steve Smith and Rod Ritchie and Howard DeYoung tying for 2nd place.

Fourth Flight:  William Arwine and Dean Nelson won with Robert Skinner and Kevin Walsh in 2nd place and Mark McDonough and Greg Moulton in 3rd place.

A special thanks to Keith and Taylor Wagner, the grandson and great-grandson of Leon “Savvy” Huffman, the first President of the Coronado Men’s Golf Club for playing over the weekend.  Thanks to all for keeping the pace of play for both days.  Remember, keep up with the group in front, not with the group behind.

Thanks to all of the CMGC members who participated over the weekend.

Rules Corner

November 9th, 2018 posted by Jim Thompson
A men’s club player recently while playing the par 3 fifteenth hole hit the fence that protects golf balls from going into the tennis courts to the right of the hole with his tee shot. The player wanted to know if the shot could be replayed without penalty. The answer is that it can not be replayed without penalty.
Rule 19 deals with a ball in motion deflected or stopped. Rule 19-1 provides as follows:

19-1. By Outside Agency

If a player’s ball in motion is accidentally deflected or stopped by any outside agency, it is a rub of the green, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies”

The Definition of an Outside Agency is as follows:

Outside Agency

“In match play, an “outside agency” is any agency other than either the player’s or opponent’s side, any caddie of either side, any ball played by either side at the hole being played or any equipment of either side.

In stroke play, an outside agency is any agency other than the competitor’s side, any caddie of the side, any ball played by the side at the hole being played or any equipment of the side.

An outside agency includes a referee, a marker, an observer and a forecaddie. Neither wind nor water is an outside agency.”

Bill Pultz, Rules Chairman

SCGA Saturday Team Play

November 7th, 2018 posted by Jim Thompson

SCGA Saturday Team play will begin in January. The season is six weeks long with the first match on January 19. The clubs we are competing against this year are Balboa, Carlton Oaks, and Mission Trails. The Club is looking for players.  Click on the References tab on the Men’s Club homepage and you will find a link to the Saturday team play application. Applications will also be available at the November General Membership Meeting.

Bob Swisher, SCGA Team Play Captain

Ron Mispagel Wins the Board of Governors!

October 23rd, 2018 posted by Jim Thompson

Congratulations to the Ron Mispagel, the Coronado Men’s Club Board of Governors Champion for 2018.  Ron won with a total 58 points under the Modified Stableford scoring system and will have his name put on the annual trophy.

First Flight:  CMGC President Ken Hafner won with Roy Burchill and John Hoffman tying for 2nd place.

 Second Flight:  Ron Mispagel won with David Koravos in 2nd place and Artie Debaca in 3rd place.

Third Flight:  Dante Togliatti won with Keith Jackson in 2nd place and Brian Longmore, Brian Enright and Joe Calabria tying for 3rd place.

Fourth Flight:  David Kephart won with Ed Pietrzak, Pat Walsh and Steve Lindsay tying for 2nd place.

Thanks to all for keeping the pace of play for both days,  Remember, keep up with the group in front, not with the group behind.

Thanks to all of the CMGC members who participated over the weekend.

Greg Enright Wins 2018 Club Championship!

September 18th, 2018 posted by Jim Thompson

Congratulations to the Greg Enright, the Coronado Men’s Club Champion for 2018!!  Greg finished an exciting weekend winning the championship with a birdie on 18 to win 1 up over John Hoffman.  This is Greg’s first CMGC Club Championship.  Also congratulations to Ian Langdon and Ken Kubis who made the semi-finals after the first round on Saturday.

Congratulations to Ron Stone who is the CMGC Net Club Champion with a weekend net score of 134.  Also thanks to Ron for noting a discrepancy that increased his net score. 

Second Flight:  Ron Stone won with Franc Happ in 2nd place and Greg Siebenthal in 3rd place.

Third Flight:  Dante Togliatti won with a net 139 with Jeff Olson in 2nd place and Ron Scurr and Creig Greaves tying for 3rd place.

Fourth Flight:  Tony Blatnik won with a net 138 with Mike Gallagher in 2nd place and Robert Skinner and Blaine Raffel tying for 3rd place.

Thanks to all for keeping the pace of play for both days,  Remember, keep up with the group in front, not with the group behind.

Thanks to all of the CMGC members who participated over the weekend.

2019 Changes to the Rules of Golf

March 13th, 2018 posted by Jim Thompson

The USGA sent the following information to USGA members informing them of the changes to the Rules of Golf that will take effect on January 1, 2019 and recapping recent changes that have been implemented to “modernize” the rules:

While the majority of proposed Rules remain intact in the final version, several important changes to the initial proposals and further clarification of many Rules were incorporated. The most significant adjustments made following review of the feedback received from golfers around the world include:

Dropping procedure: When taking relief (from an abnormal course condition or penalty area, for example), golfers will now drop from knee height. This will ensure consistency and simplicity in the dropping process while also preserving the randomness of the drop. (Key change: the proposed Rules released in 2017 suggested dropping from any height).

Measuring in taking relief: The golfer’s relief area will be measured by using the longest club in his/her bag (other than a putter) to measure one club-length or two club-lengths, depending on the situation, providing a consistent process for golfers to establish his/her relief area. (Key change: the proposed Rules released in 2017 suggested a 20-inch or 80-inch standard measurement).

Removing the penalty for a double hit: The penalty stroke for accidentally striking the ball more than once in the course of a stroke has been removed. Golfers will simply count the one stroke they made to strike the ball. (Key change: the proposed Rules released in 2017 retained the existing one-stroke penalty).

Balls Lost or Out of Bounds: Alternative to Stroke and Distance: A new Local Rule will now be available in January 2019, permitting committees to allow golfers the option to drop the ball in the vicinity of where the ball is lost or out of bounds (including the nearest fairway area), under a two-stroke penalty. It addresses concerns raised at the club level about the negative impact on pace of play when a player is required to go back under stroke and distance. The Local Rule is not intended for higher levels of play, such as professional or elite level competitions. (Key change: this is a new addition to support pace of play) “We’re thankful for the golfers, administrators and everyone in the game who took the time to provide us with great insight and thoughtful feedback,” said Thomas Pagel, USGA Senior Director of Rules & Amateur Status. “We couldn’t be more excited to introduce the new Rules ahead of the education process and their implementation.”

David Rickman, Executive Director – Governance at The R&A, said, “We are pleased to be introducing the new Rules of Golf after a collaborative and wide-ranging review process which has embraced the views of golfers, Rules experts and administrators worldwide. We believe that the new Rules are more in tune with what golfers would like and are easier to understand and apply for everyone who enjoys playing this great game.”

Major proposals introduced in 2017 that have been incorporated into the modernized Rules include: Elimination or reduction of “ball moved” penalties:

There will be no penalty for accidentally moving a ball on the putting green or in searching for a ball; and a player will not be responsible for causing a ball to move unless it is “virtually certain” that he or she did so.

Relaxed putting green rules: There will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits an unattended flagstick in the hole; players may putt without having the flagstick attended or removed. Players may repair spike marks and other damage made by shoes, animal damage and other damage on the putting green and there is no penalty for merely touching the line of putt.

Relaxed rules for “penalty areas” (currently called “water hazards”): Red- and yellow-marked penalty areas may cover areas of desert, jungle, lava rock, etc., in addition to areas of water; expanded use of red penalty areas where lateral relief is allowed; and there will be no penalty for moving loose impediments or touching the ground or water in a penalty area.

Relaxed bunker rules: There will be no penalty for moving loose impediments in a bunker or for generally touching the sand with a hand or club. A limited set of restrictions (such as not grounding the club right next to the ball) is kept to preserve the challenge of playing from the sand; however, an extra relief option is added for an unplayable ball in a bunker, allowing the ball to be played from outside the bunker with a two-stroke penalty.

Relying on player integrity: A player’s “reasonable judgment” when estimating or measuring a spot, point, line, area or distance will be upheld, even if video evidence later shows it to be wrong; and elimination of announcement procedures when lifting a ball to identify it or to see if it is damaged.

Pace-of-play support: Reduced time for searching for a lost ball (from five minutes to three); affirmative encouragement of “ready golf” in stroke play; recommending that players take no more than 40 seconds to play a stroke and other changes intended to help with pace of play. Presented in digital, text-based form today, the new Rules will also now be translated into more than 30 languages and readied for final delivery via print and digital formats, including searchable Rules of Golf official apps developed by the USGA and The R&A. Three important publications, to be distributed this fall, will help players as well as officials and provide interpretation and guidance in how the Rules are applied:

The Player’s Edition of the Rules of Golf: An abridged, user-friendly set of the Rules with shorter sentences, commonly used phrases, and diagrams. Written in the “second person,” The Player’s Edition is intended to be the primary publication for golfers.

The Rules of Golf: The full edition of the Rules will be written in the third person and include illustrations. It is intended to be a more thorough version of the revised Rules.

The Official Guide to the Rules of Golf: This “guidebook” replaces the Decisions book and will contain information to best support committees and officials. It includes interpretations of the Rules, committee procedures (available Local Rules and information on establishing the terms of the competition), and the Modified Rules of Golf for Players with Disabilities. It is a comprehensive resource document intended as a supplementary publication. More than 30 “how-to-apply” videos and a summary of the principal changes are now available at Additional educational tools will be released in September.

Players are reminded that the current edition of the Rules of Golf (2016) must be applied when playing, posting scores or competing for the remainder of 2018. The Rules of Amateur Status and the Rules of Equipment Standards were not part of this review process.

As an extension of their support of the Rules of Golf worldwide, Rolex has made a commitment to support The R&A and the USGA’s efforts to modernize golf’s Rules. The Swiss watchmaker’s contribution to excellence in golf is based on a rich heritage stretching back more than 50 years, forged through pivotal partnerships at every level of the game, from the sport’s leading professional and amateur competitions and organizations, to players at the pinnacle of their sport worldwide.