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 firstname.lastname@example.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 - email@example.com 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!!
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 19||SMGA Partners Event ||8am SG|
|Dec 20||GET GOLF READY "NEXT STEP" CLASS - 4 of 5||10am|
|Dec 21||GET GOLF READY "NEXT STEP" CLASS - 5 of 5 ||2pm|
|Dec 22||KIDS ANNUAL PUTTING EVENT - 10AM ON MAIN PUTTING GREEN ||10am|
|Dec 25||CHRISTMAS DAY - GOLF COURSES AND GOLF SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY||All Day|
|Dec 28||FREE GOLF CLINIC - PITCHING|
*Pitching Green area*
|Dec 31||NEW YEARS EVE; |
9am Shotgun Start all courses; Golf Shop will Close at 1pm
|Jan 1||HAPPY 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 16||COBRA 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.
SaddleBrooke logo sweatshirts
Cobra Drivers & Fairway woods
Warm Head wear and hats
Mens Shirts and Shorts
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.
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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.