NEWS AND NOTES          UPCOMING EVENTS              MERCHANDISE UPDATE

 2019 GOLF FORMS  - GATE SYTEM: CARTS ALLOWED ON COURSES -CHELSEA RESERVATIONS CLASS 101 - DRESS CODE REMINDER - USGA RULE CHANGES/ LOCAL RULES AND NEW WORDING - COBRA DEMO DAY - HOLE IN ONE CLUB


Information for the SaddleBrooke Golfer!
December 18th, 2018
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 January 1st 2019)


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. 


CHELSEA SYSTEM 101 - BACK TO CLASS!!

 Tuesday January 8th at 3:00pm - 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 mfullerton@saddlebrooke.org 

*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 -   proshop@saddlebrooke.org and we will help you with any questions you may have. 

Thank you for your support!!


DRESS CODE / STILL APPLIES DURING COLD WEATHER:

Whether On the Golf Course or Driving Range or practice areas - Please remember to be dressed appropriately; NO DENIM is allowed on the golf course or practice areas, No Jeans or Jean shorts are allowed - Even when it gets cold outside.    *For more information on the Dress code please check the website or send an email to the pro shop* 


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.

 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. 

  TODAY'S EXAMPLE OF A NEW RULE: 'Regarding out of bounds or a lost ball.  Instead of stroke and distance a new local rule allows the option of dropping a ball in the vicinity of where the original was lost or out of bounds, including the nearest fairway area, with a two-stroke penalty. 

Basically if you blow your first drive into the woods you no longer HAVE to hit your third from the tee box.  Instead you can play your FOURTH from the fairway.  

 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".  In the upcoming weeks their will be 'EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS' that will be here at the Golf Club / in association with the Arizona Golf Association to provide more education going forward.  

So don't worry!  Everything is going to be okay, we will provide education and answer questions going forward. This process will take some time and will not happen overnight.   thanks!!




GOLF CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 December / January Major Events




CARTS ARE NOW ALLOWED ON ALL THREE GOLF COURSES - PLEASE USE THE GATE SYSTEM

 

Dec 18 GET GOLF READY "NEXT STEP" CLASS - 3 OF 5
 10am
 Dec 19SMGA Partners Event 

 8am SG
 Dec 20GET GOLF READY "NEXT STEP" CLASS - 4 of 5
 
10am
 Dec 21GET GOLF READY "NEXT STEP" CLASS - 5 of 5 
 
2pm
Dec 22 KIDS ANNUAL PUTTING EVENT - 10AM ON MAIN PUTTING GREEN
 
10am 
Dec 25CHRISTMAS DAY -  GOLF COURSES AND GOLF SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY
 
All Day
Dec 28 FREE GOLF CLINIC - PITCHING
 *Pitching Green area* 
10am
Dec 31 NEW YEARS EVE;
9am Shotgun Start all courses; Golf Shop will Close at 1pm 

 
 Jan 1HAPPY NEW YEAR!! -
 9am Shotgun Start all courses; golf shop will close at 1pm



 Jan 4 FRIDAY NIGHT Couples Golf Event - 9 HOLES

2pm SG 
Jan 8 CHELSEA CLASS - LEARN ALL ABOUT THE CHELSEA SYSTEM (RSVP PLEASE)
 
3pm 
Jan 8 GET GOLF READY CLASS - 1 of 5
 
 10am
Jan 10 GET GOLF READY CLASS - 2 of 5
 
10am 
Jan 13th SUNDAY COUPLES: Couples Golf Event - 18 HOLES
 
12pm SG 
 Jan 16COBRA DEMO DAY - Cobra golf will be here to do a Demo Day / Specials on Golf Clubs purchased on Day of event 

10am - 2pm 


 Golf Shop Merchandise Specials!


*Remember to spend your golf Shop credits before Dec. 31st!! 



-Gift Certificates to the Pro Shop make great Christmas gifts!





-Odyssey Putters on sale $179.00  


-PING G400 Drivers on Sale: $299 (normally $399)   PING G400 FW Woods on Sale: $199 (normally $269)

PING G400 Hybrids on Sale: $179 (normally $229)


-Cleveland Drivers on Sale $10 off Sale price


- Logo Head wear and hats 


- SaddleBrooke Sweatshirts 






*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.



New Arrivals

PING Putters

SaddleBrooke logo sweatshirts

Cobra Drivers & Fairway woods

Warm Head wear and hats

Mens Shirts and Shorts







SaddleBrooke One Golf Shop  
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Arial course videos available online

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.

The Tucson Nine

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.

The SaddleBrooke Nine

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 Catalina Nine

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.

Read the Latest Golf News

Weekly News From the Fairways

News From the Fairways


December 14, 2018 
Changes to the Rules of Golf in 2019

Changes to the Rules of Golf are Coming in 2019

The USGA and the R&A are introducing the most comprehensive revision to the rules of golf since 1984.  This update to the rules of golf is designed to modernize the rules and make them easier to understand.  Below are the answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding this change and how it will affect golf here at SaddleBrooke One.

FAQ’s: 

1. When do the new rules go into effect?

The new rules go into effect January 1, 2019 

2. What rules are changing?

Several rules are changing and many rules have been combined. The USGA website has great information on the specific changes:

http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rules-modernization/major-changes/major-changes.html#areas

3. Are there new local rules? 

Yes. A new local rule regarding optional stroke and distance has been added. This rule provides more options for lost balls or balls that may have ended up out of bounds.

http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rules-modernization/major-changes/golfs-new-rules-stroke-and-distance.html 

4. Will the courses be marked differently? 

Yes. Some of the staked out of bounds areas will be removed and the new out of bounds areas will now be defined by the property lines in some instances. New “No Play Areas” will be created around the practice facilities and they will be marked with blue stakes. All current hazards will now be marked as “Penalty Areas” and only with Red Stakes. All yellow staked areas will now be red. Additional red stakes will be added to certain desert areas. 

5. When will the courses be remarked? 

We will begin the changes to course markings in the late December/early January time frame. We will announce when the changes are completed to each of the courses.


Cart Traffic Update

  • Regular cart traffic is allowed on all courses 
  • Some holes will remain closed to all traffic
  • Some holes will only be open for  RED FLAG CARTS
  • The Gate System must be used by all carts
  • Please follow all posted signs
  • All cart restriction decisions are based on course playability and turf conditions
  • Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience


Gate System Reminders:



  • All carts must use the gates, including RED FLAG CARTS
  • Keep the cart on the path until reaching the entry gate
  • Remain on the overseeded fairway until reaching the exit gate
  • Only RED FLAG CARTS have access to the rough
  • Avoid the temptation to to drive right to the first ball and wait to enter at the entry gate
  • Keep the cart on the path after leaving the exit gate
  • Follow all posted cart signs
  • Some holes may be closed periodically based on turf conditions


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

Straight Sand

-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.    










gavel New Local Rules

New Local Rule for 2018

Modification of Score Card Penalty

The Exception to Rule 6-6d is modified as follows:

Exception: If a competitor returns a score for any hole lower than actually taken due to failure to include one or more penalty strokes that, before returning his score card, he did not know he had incurred, he is not disqualified. In such circumstances, the competitor incurs the penalty prescribed by the applicable Rule, but there is no additional penalty for a breach of Rule 6-6d. This Exception does not apply when the applicable penalty is disqualification from the competition.

Download as a PDF.

New Local Rule for 2017

ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT OF A BALL ON THE PUTTING GREEN

When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.

The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.

This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.

Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location.  A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.


All Local Rules

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Troy Jewkes

Golf Professional | 520-917-3783 | tjewkes@saddlebrooke.org

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