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Members:

The North-South perpetual trophy returned to the North at our annual competition at Diablo Grande Ranch Course on Sunday, June 4th by a score of 6 to 4.  Congratulations!  Check out the trophy presentation here:

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Would you like to have the club pay for you to play three rounds of golf at top rated courses?  Then don’t overlook the other NCGA owned course – Poppy Ridge.  We will hold the club qualifier for the net amateur competition there on Monday, July 3rd.  Qualifiers move on to the next phase paid for by the club.  If they continue to succeed, then they get two rounds at Poppy Hills on October 9 and 10, also paid for by the club.

The deadline for registering is June 24th

Congratulations to the team of Dudley Baker and Anthony Smith.  They are advancing to the NCGA associate club four-ball net championship after tying for 1st at the NCGA Qualifier at Rancho Solano.  You can see the results here:

https://www.ghintpp.com/ncga/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsStroke.aspx?id=2393

They are one of the teams to represent our club and qualified during the two day outing at Eagle Valley in August of 2016.  Your chance to qualify is coming up this year on August 19th and 20th.  Register early!

Two items have been given to me found at outings that might be lost:

An ODYSSEY putter cover for a blade putter.

A plastic pouch with tees, ball markers, ball mark repair tools and aspirin.

Here’s something you may not know 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 30th.  Just like last year, we will give preference at Poppy Hills to those members also registering to play on Sunday, October 29th at Pacific Grove.  Otherwise, priority is on a first come basis.

Dan Fitzgerald