NEWS AND NOTES UPCOMING EVENTS MERCHANDISE UPDATE
2019 GOLF FORMS GATE SYSTEM: CARTS ALLOWED ON COURSES -CHELSEA RESERVATIONS CLASS 101 - USGA RULE CHANGES/ LOCAL RULES AND NEW WORDING - RED FLAGS UPDATE - HOLE IN ONE CLUB - TROY'S TIP! HELP FOR YOUR GOLF GAME - SPRING DEMO DAY - NEW LADIES CLOTHING - 2019 GOLF EQUIPMENT HAS ARRIVED!
Information for the SaddleBrooke Golfer!
February 12th, 2019
Troy Jewkes PGA, Head Golf Professional
News & Notes -
PLEASE NOTE - Please send an email to the pro shop rather than calling in or making changes to your tee times or groups in person.
2019 HOLE IN ONE CLUB REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE
Be sure to fill out your SaddleBrooke One "Hole in One Club" application, pay your fee and submit it to the Pro Shop. $40 per entry form; (forms available in golf shop)
Membership Gets you two shots and the end of season Hole in One Shootout! Every member of the Hole in Club that makes a hole in one gets THREE additional shots at the shootout & will be paid out before the shootout begins for making a hole in one during the season.
**ALL MEMBERS WHO WERE PART OF THE HOLE IN ONE CLUB IN 2017-18, WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE PLACED IN THE CLUB FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON** ( If you do not want to be a member of the hole in one club please email the pro shop before the deadline of March 1st 2019)
CHELSEA SYSTEM 101 - BACK TO CLASS!!
Tuesday March 5th at 2:30pm - please RSVP
Come and be instructed by our Golf Shop Staff; in an educational class on our online Tee time system - Chelsea Reservations
Learn all the steps to becoming a master at the Chelsea system; everything from A - Z!!!
Please RSVP your reservation to attend; spots are reserved and will fill up fast - send request to email@example.com
*Classes will be offered again during the season*
**If you have a smart phone you can now download the Chelsea app to your phone; go to your app store and download the Chelsea app; enter the Chelsea club number for SaddleBrooke which is sbhoa1, and your chelsea number.
GATE SYSTEM IN PLACE: CARTS ALLOWED ON COURSE
Carts are now allowed on all three courses - there will be holes on each course however that will remain closed to carts: please ask your Starter at the beginning of your round which holes are closed to cart paths.
The GATE SYSTEM is now in place: on each hole there are two white gates near the beginning of the fairway, carts must enter the fairway through these gates. Carts need to remain in the fairways during the course of play - then there will be two white gates near the end of the fairway on each hole; please exit the fairway again through these two gates and remain on the cart path after exiting. Any questions please see the pro shop staff. On Par 3 holes please keep the golf carts on paths at all times; Red Flags are okay to leave the path on par 3 holes.
REMEMBER & A REMINDER -
SaddleBrooke Golfers: Please remember to have all members of your group arrive for your tee time at least 20 MINUTES before your scheduled tee time and then Check in with your Starter. All players must check in with the Starter, regardless of membership type.
If golfers fail to check in with the Starter (at the discretion of the Starter) other tee times who are checked in and waiting will be given the priority to tee off first while you wait for other players in your party; in order to maintain proper pace of play policy.
Four Your Information -
*PLEASE NOTE*: This time of year the Pro Shop Staff is very busy with Membership renewals and updating our software with that information; along with our Snowbird population returning, it can create some lines in the shop and some delays.
For any changes in players for your group play or changes in tee times - PLEASE EMAIL THE PRO SHOP; rather than calling the pro shop and creating a back up at the Counter. Thank you very much.
**Email the pro shop at - firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you with any questions you may have.
Thank you for your support!!
RED FLAGS ON THE GOLF COURSE UPDATE:
Recently we have been reviewing the use of Red Flags and have found that we now have a very large number of flags that members have requested and received. There are approximately 375 flags currently issued. This is beginning to be a challenge to maintain optimal turf conditions. As a result we are embarking upon an on-going review of the Red Flag issuance and compliance to the policy. We will be asking our Starters/ Rangers to review compliance to this policy.
We will require all holders to sign a new/revised document that encompasses the rules and procedures (some of which have changed slightly). When the database is completed, each Red Flag holder will be designated by an RF in the Chelsea system.
If you have a Red Flag, we ask that you come into the Pro Shop and please sign a new compliance form that outlines the rules and guidelines for the use of carts that have a Red Flag.
*When you arrive in the Pro shop to fill out your Red Flag form; please be prompt and fill out your form and place it in Box with "RED FLAG FORMS" Displayed on front.
NEW GOLF RULES & CHANGES TO THE LOCAL RULES AND 'NEW "WORDING" TO LEARN GOING FORWARD:
With the decision being passed by the USGA; there will be some changes to the rules of golf beginning Jan 1st 2019; the goal of these changes are to improve pace of play and make the game easier to understand and less confusing from the rules aspect.
The local rules here at SaddleBrooke and the way the golf courses will be marked will also go through some changes. The goal of the Golf committee and the pro shop will be to "educate" all of us on these changes. Updates will be coming out every few days; watch for emails and other updates ongoing the next several days and weeks.
The Golf Digest along with News from the Fairways; will slowly bring information a week at time to highlight some of these changes and "new" wording that will need to be learned as we move forward.
Some new rules:
There will be no penalty for accidentally moving your ball on the putting green or when looking for it. A player is not responsible for causing a ball to move unless it is “virtually certain” that they did.
SOME NEW WORDING TO LEARN: the word "Lateral Hazard or Hazards are going away forever.. and will be replaced by, "Penalty areas" and "No play zones".
*Due to the changes made by the USGA and R&A to the Rules of golf; our Local Golf Rules for SaddleBrooke have been going through some changes and updates in verb-age and course markings. For example on the golf course players will notice Red stakes with Green tops; which are "no play penalty areas" which means golfers are NOT allowed to play a shot in those staked areas; players are to take relief with a one stroke penalty just as one would in taking relief from a Normal Red Staked area.
*The Golf Committee, along with our Head Golf Professional (Troy Jewkes) and Golf Course Superintendant (Mike Roddy) in conjunction with the PGA and GCSAA have chosen has to adapt the new alternative to the stroke and distance rule - as a New local rule. For example when players hit a ball out of bounds; players may proceed in taking relief from where the ball was estimated to be lost or went out of bounds - then take relief up to the nearest fairway spot no closer to the hole; while taking a 2 stroke penalty. **CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR A VIDEO ON THIS RULE!!
TROY'S TIP -
SaddleBrooke's PGA Head Golf Professional: -with some Help for your golf game!
If you are a player who tends to hit a hook shot; first count yourself fortunate. A hook is the last stop on the road to a good golf swing, and you're very close to hitting consistent, powerful shots! Plus you don't need to book your tickets to Slice school!! hahahahah...
But it's still a ball-flight problem you need to take care of to make that next step and enjoy hitting all your shots from the short grass!
It may sound strange but to fix a hook, you have to turn left (for the right handed golfer just the opposite for you lefties out there) see the image below...
Your Swing should finish with your upper torso pointing to the left of your target.
Golf is a cruel game, sometimes the swing you want produces the very ball flight you were trying to avoid, such is the case with the hook shot.
If you are afraid of hitting the ball left of your target, your tendency is to slow your body turn; you may think if your upper torso turns left of the target the ball will follow right?
Ironically, it's wrong... The opposite is true, by slowing or event stopping your turn toward the target, your arms and hands whip through the hitting area and shut the club face, producing that dreaded snap hook!
*To Prevent the club face from getting shut at impact, you've got to KEEP TURNING. It's hard to convince yourself to do this, but you have to trust it. Let your chest and hips rotate forward until your shirt buttons and belt buckle point left of your target (larger photo on right above) This stops the club face from flipping closed and will help keep your ball in play!
Good luck out there;
Fairways and Greens!
We are now taking sign ups for the 2019 Golf Season! All forms are available on
2019 GOLF MEMBERSHIPS NOW ONLINE!
We are now taking sign ups for the 2019 Golf Season! All forms are available on saddlebrooke.org under the golf section. The 2019 Golf Season will start November 1, 2018. To access the 2019 Golf Fee Forms, click on the golf ball at the end of this column.
February/ March Major Events
CARTS ARE NOW ALLOWED ON ALL THREE GOLF COURSES - PLEASE USE THE GATE SYSTEM
|Feb 12||Lady 9ers - "Across The Brooke" Event: 9am Shotgun||9am SG|
|Feb 12||Beginners - GET GOLF READY CLASS - 4 of 5||10am|
|Feb 15||Beginners - GET GOLF READY CLASS - 5 of 5||2:00 pm|
|Feb 19||NEXT STEP - GET GOLF READY CLASS - 1 of 5||10am|
|Feb 20||SMGA Partners Event - 8am Shotgun||8am SG|
|Feb 21|| *Whiskey River Golf Event* - SaddleBrooke & Catalina Courses - Play the Course BACKWARDS!! 9 Hole Event - Sign up forms in Pro shop||2pm SG|
|Feb 21||NEXT STEP - GET GOLF READY CLASS - 2 of 5||10am|
|Feb 22|| NEXT STEP - GET GOLF READY CLASS - 3 of 5||10am|
|Feb 26||SBWGA - Sadie Hawkins Event: 8am Shotgun||8am SG|
|Feb 26||NEXT STEP - GET GOLF READY CLASS - 4 of 5||10am|
|Feb 28||NEXT STEP - GET GOLF READY CLASS - 5 of 5
|Mar 1||Friday Night Couples Event - 2pm Shotgun Start. 9 Hole Event||2pm SG|
|Mar 5||Beginners - GET GOLF READY CLASS - 1 of 5 - Please arrive at 9:30am at the Pro Shop to check in; we will then meet on the large putting green||9:30 am|
Lady 9ers - Club Championship Rd. 1||9am SG|
|Mar 7||GET GOLF READY CLASS - 2 of 5||10am|
|Mar 8|| GET GOLF READY CLASS - 3 of 5||10am|
|Mar 10||*Sunday Couples -18 Hole Event / 12:30pm Shotgun Start||12:30 SG|
|Mar 12||SBWGA - Club Championship Rd. 1||8am TT|
|Mar 20||*SPRING DEMO DAY!! 12pm - 4pm on the Driving Range: PING, Callaway, Cobra, Cleveland, XXIO, Tour Edge & Exotics|
**Chicken or Fish (Mahi-Mahi) Street tacos will be available!!
|12 - 4pm|
Golf Shop Merchandise Specials!
*$5 dollars off lowest marked price on all clothing on the Sale Rack!
*Come and See our Brand New Ladies Clothing!
- Carine Casual wear
- Tail, Footjoy & Sport Haley Golf wear
New Men's wear: Puma & Footjoy
*ALL MEN'S OUTERWEAR: 30% OFF!!!
CLEVELAND GOLF CLUB SALE!!!
*Cleveland HB Launcher Drivers now $50 off!!
Cleveland HB Launcher Fairway Woods now $40 off!!
Cleveland HB Launcher Hybrids now $35 off!!
- New Cobra King F9 Drivers and Fairway Woods now available!
- New Callaway Flash Drivers and Fairway Woods Now available!
- New PING G410 Hybrids and Crossovers now available!
*Discounts not applicable to Special Orders and may not be combined with other discounts. Valid for in stock product only. Additional discounts Not valid for sale rack items unless stated otherwise. Prices do not include tax.
Callaway Flash equipment
PING G410 Hybrids & Crossovers
Cobra King F9 Drivers & Fairway woods
New!! Ladies Footjoy outerwear
New!! Jamie Sadock Ladies clothing
PING Golf Bags
Travis Matthew Men's Shirts
New!! Ladies Casual Carine brand tops
Footjoy, Puma & Tail brand Clothing arrivals
For the first time, you can fly over all 27 holes above our three courses. Check out the videos below for a bird's-eye view of SaddleBrooke.
Recently renovated in 2011, the Tucson Nine is regarded as the most challenging of the three courses in SaddleBrooke. The course offers stunning views of the Catalina Mountain range from every hole. This nine is highlighted by hole #4, a strong par 4 requiring a tee shot over a pond to a sloping fairway with gorgeous mountain views in the background. The course challenge lies in the deep bunkers which await an errant shot and the length of the course.
Recently renovated in 2010, the SaddleBrooke Nine offers westward views of spectacular sunsets. This course is characterized not by length but rather by placing a premium on accuracy as is evidence by the signature hole #2 – only 125 yards in length requiring all carry over a pond. The SaddleBrooke Nine is the most requested nine for its fair yet challenging layout.
The newest of all three nines, the Catalina course was recently renovated in 2012. The course features three par 3 holes and plays to a par of 35. The course wanders through natural arroyos and brings the golfer close up views of the Catalina Mountain range. The signature hole #5 is a risk-reward par 5 featuring a second shot which must carry 250 yards to clear the ditch in the fairway. The Catalina Nine offers a wide variety of golf shots and is regarded among residents as the best layout of the three courses.
|February 15, 2019
Additional Penalty Area on Catalina - Cup Liners
Additional Course Marking Changes Have Been Made to Catalina Course
The USGA and the R&A have introduced the most comprehensive revision to the rules of golf since 1984. The SaddleBrooke One Golf Committee and Management have approved additional changes to the golf course markings based on the new rules of golf. These changes have been made to improve pace of play and ensure golfer safety.
The following change was completed this week:
Additional Penalty Areas - Will be marked with a red stakes like other Penalty Areas. Penalty areas will be added to improve pace of play and remove some steep slopes and difficult desert areas from play.
Questions regarding these changes can be directed to Head Golf Professional, Troy Jewkes or members of the SaddleBrooke One Golf Committee. Additional course marking changes may be made as the Committee gets more familiar with the new Rules and the USGA's new guidelines on course marking, including their effect on course rating.
New Rules Resources:
Cup Liners - Why we use them?
The cup liners sit above the actual cup in the space between the cup and the surface of the putting greens. We began using these liners several years ago. The liners maintain the integrity of the edge of the cup during the winter months and provide improved visibility of the hole location. The combination of limited growth during the winter months and the horizontal growth habit of Mini Verde Bermuda can cause leaf blades to be removed from one side of the cup during normal use. The cup liners help prevent this leaf blade loss and provide a crisp edge. On occasion the liners can be moved upward from flag stick removal. Please use caution when removing the flag stick from the cup. Please contact golf staff if you encounter an issue with the liners on the courses.
Cart Traffic Update
Gate System Reminders:
Frost Delay Information
Cooler weather has arrived and with it comes the possibility of frost delays. Frost delays are sometimes needed to protect the turf grass from damage and limit exposure to unsafe conditions on the courses. Please use the frost delay hotline to receive daily updates on potential delays.
Frost Delay Hotline: 825-2505 (option 1)
After 7 am
Divot Mix Reminders
Sand and Seed Mix
-Available in all of the small boxes
-Should be used in all fairway and tee divots only
-Remember to carry your divot bottle with you to the fairway
-Available in all large concrete boxes
-Should be used to fill divots in the rough
Winter Walking Hours Are In Effect
·All walkers must be off of the courses by 8am
Evening Walking is available as follows:
Holes #1 and #2 at 5:00pm
Holes #3 and #4 at 5:15pm
Holes #5 and #6 at 5:30pm
Holes #7 thru #9 at 5:45pm
Golfers always have the right of way
· All pets must be on a leash
· Please clean-up after your pets
· Please refer to the weekly walking schedule for additional course availability
Weekly Walking Schedule
Please click on the blue button for this week's schedule
Practice Facility Maintenance
The Practice Facility will be closing every Monday and Wednesday from 10am thru 11:30 am for maintenance.