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ALTERNATIVE TO STROKE AND DISTANCE FOR A LOST BALL OR A BALL OUT OF BOUNDS.

The CMGC has adopted the USGA’s Modal Local Rule that deals with the situation where you have a ball that may be lost or out of bounds and you have reached the point on the course where the ball may be lost or out of bounds and you did not play a provisional ball. This can easily happen on the right side of our hole number 13. Under the rules if you can’t find the ball or you or you do find it but it is out of bounds, you are required to go back to the tee under a penalty of one stroke and put another ball into play hitting your third stroke. Under the USGA’s Local Modal Rule E-5 which the CMGC has adopted allows the player to estimate the place where the ball is lost or estimate the spot where the ball last crossed the edge of the course boundary. The rule allows the player with a two stroke penalty to put another ball into play on the fairway of that hole by dropping a ball within two club lengths from the edge of the fairway no closer to the hole than the estimated spot where the ball was lost or went out of bounds. The player would then be hitting his fourth shot. The original ball is no longer in play and must not be played. 

The club’s local rules can be found on our web site by clicking Preferences and then Local Rules. The USGA Official Guide to the Rules of Golf on page 468 and following sets forth the rule and has excellent diagrams to show the full extent of how the rule can be applied. 

Congratulations to Jim Powell and Mike Maloney, winners of the Savvy Huffman for third year in a row.

Jim Powell and Mike Maloney won the annual Savvy Huffman tournament with a net -13, including a net 62 on Saturday.

First Flight: Jim and Mike won with Dick Braun and Joe Mears tying with Peter Lavallee and Dave Cranmer for 2nd place. 

Second Flight:  Jeff Olson and Ron Scurr won with a net -9, Tony Varboncoeur and Ken MacLeod in 2nd place with David Koravos and Joe P. in 3rd place.

Third Flight:  Robert O’Leary and Jan Gosewich won with a net -5, Bill Arwine and Steve Hernandez in 2nd place, Monty McIntyre and Jesus Monzon tying Frank Fleming and Paul Determan for 3rd place.

Fourth Flight:  Dick Watts with son William won with a net -10, Gordon Volpi and Pat Rolfe in 2nd place with Robert Skinner and Kevin Walsh in 3rd place.

As a reminder, Golf Genius will be required with tournaments starting in January and scoring must be done on the course, not afterward. Members must verify the scores from a hard card with the inputted Golf Genius scores before they leave the course. Any errors, changes or missing scores after leaving the course will cause disqualification.

Thanks for the members who participated. It is vital we follow all of the procedures in order to keep our tournaments. Members must use masks in and around the Pro Shop and Clubhouse, and maintain social distancing on the course. The city and county are evaluating all golf courses in order to ensure compliance. And as always, remember, keep up with the group in front of your group. The pace was slow on Saturday but better on Sunday. Take care and stay safe.

Savvy Huffman Sunday Special

Feast and Fareway is offering this quick lunch special on Sunday, November 22nd.  We will reserve 8 top tables along the east facing patio just for the Men’s Club.

Pizza and a Pitcher $25

Flatbread Pizza – Pepperoni or Cheese

Pitcher of Domestic Beer

Toys For Tots

The annual USMC Toys-for-Tots toy drive will be held on the Saturday (5 December) during the Past Presidents’ Memorial Bonus Tournament.  We ask all members to make an effort to bring a new, unwrapped toy for this very worthy cause – Happy Holidays and Semper Fi.

– Col Michael Wastila, USMC –

Link to find Restaurant card balance

Click this link to find out the balance on your green restaurant card. The ePIN is the number on the back of the card, lower right.

Congratulations to Greg Enright, winner of the Board of Governors Tournament

Greg Enright won the Board of Governors Tournament with a stableford total of 79 points, including 43 points on Sunday.

First Flight: Greg won with Scott Hasser in 2nd place with Ian Langdon and Ron Scurr tying for 3rd place. 

Second Flight:  Ken MacLeod won with Ponch Malmberg in 2nd place and Glenn Powder in 3rd place.

Third Flight:  Paul Determan and Steve Smith tied for 1st with with Kirk Ferris in 3rd place.

Fourth Flight:  Richard Wank won with Tony Evans and Bill Rocco tying for 2nd place.

Thanks for the members who participated. It is vital we follow all of the new procedures in order to keep our tournaments. Members must use masks in and around the Pro Shop and Clubhouse, and maintain social distancing on the course. The city and county will be evaluating all golf courses in the next several months to ensure compliance. And as always, remember, keep up with the group in front of your group. The pace was great both days. Take care and stay safe.