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The North-South perpetual trophy was reclaimed by the South at our annual competition at Diablo Grande Ranch Course on Saturday, June 2nd by a score of 6 to 3.  Congratulations!  Check out some photos from the event here:

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The PSEA Golf Club Championship is scheduled for Monday, October 29th at Spring Creek Country Club.  All members are eligible to win the championship so please sign up online or mail your tournament registration to me.  The $105 registration fee covers golf, higher 1st place flight prizes and food following the event.  Some of you will be receiving a special invitation email for the championship because you either shot the lowest score or placed first place in a flight at one of our outings during the June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 qualification period, or you were one of our most frequent participants (more than 8 outings).  Watch for your invitation and please register by September 10th to assure your tee prize is ready for you.


More Exciting Club News.

I am working on repeating our destination trip to Mesquite, Nevada next year.  The target dates are March 3-6.  I’ll have pricing soon, but you can expect it to be very close to what it was this year.  We will be staying at the Casablanca Resort Casino again and golfing at these courses:

Congratulations to our six NCGA net amateur club representatives who competed in the qualifier on 7/2 at Poppy Ridge – Robert Nagata, Andy Doeschot, Russ Oase, Mark Oase, Mark Jones and Robert Ying.

The next NCGA qualifier for our club is at the Eagle Valley tournament on August 18th  and 19th.

It is very important for members to notify the directors of any playing partner preferences when they register for an outing.  The comment section in Step 1 of the registration process is the appropriate place to make your requests.  Members who choose to not use the online registration must notify the director of playing partner preferences by the registration deadline.   If you do not identify your preferred playing partner(s), you may not be scheduled to play with them and there will not be changes made to scheduled tee times on the day of the outing.

Here’s a reminder about a ball unplayable.  The player may deem his ball unplayable at any place on the course except when the ball is in a water hazard.  Thus, the ball must be found in order to be deemed unplayable.  At that point, there are three options:

1.    With a stroke and distance penalty, play a ball from the spot which the original was last played;

2.    Under penalty of one stroke, drop a ball within two club lengths but not nearer the hole; or

3.    Under penalty of one stroke, drop a ball behind the point where the ball lay, keeping that point directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped with no limit to how far behind that point the ball may be dropped.

An unplayable ball in a bunker must be dropped in that bunker under options 2 and 3.

I encourage you to register early for all the outings.  One outing in particular to seriously consider for early registration is Poppy Hills on Monday, October 1st.  Just like last year, we will give preference at Poppy Hills to those members also registering to play on Sunday, September 30th at Monterey Pines.  Otherwise, priority is on a first come basis.

Dan Fitzgerald