Eligibility for Championship Contests and Tournament

The flight distribution report has been updated to include your rounds completed and September 1 Handicaps.  Those who have 10 rounds may participate in the upcoming championship contests and tournament. All members golfing in September (both non-championship players and championship players) need to check the report so you know your eligibility.  Watch for an email from our Tournament Chair for further information about contest day on Sep 8 and the three golf tournament dates Sep 15, 22 and 29.

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3 Sign Ups Sunday and September Info

  • Look for 3 Sign-Ups, this Sunday Aug 14 at 7 p.m.   You will receive sign ups for Aug 18, Sep 1 and Sep 2.  Sep 1 and 2 are not league days and will not count toward championship eligibility.  Thursday, Sep 1 we cannot play at Greendale (Greendale hosting Arlington Seniors that morning).  So we are having the Forest Greens outing.  More info on sign up.  Friday Sep 2 at Greendale we can play at the weekday rate. We must run these 2 sign ups very early because we have to let them know 2 weeks in advance how many tee times to block for us.
  • Golfers not eligible for the September Championship may play golf each week, but they will follow the tournament players in the later time slots.  For them it is simply a fun day, no games/contests.  If you are a non-championship player, please keep reading, more info below pertaining to you and how you sign up, etc.
  • Championship eligibility – You must have 10 rounds before the championship begins.  We have 2 more league dates (8/18 and 8/25) before Championship.  To check your number of rounds look at the Flight Distribution report online, dated 8/3.  If you played with the league on 8/4 or 8/11, add that to the rounds shown on the 8/3 report to get your current total.
  • Sep 8 – Contest week – This will be a regular sign up, all play but only those eligible for Championship will participate in the contests; Game will be low gross, but only the contest results (not scores) will count toward championship.  Regular signup, foursomes mixed with championship and non-championship players.
  • Sep 15, 22, 29 – You will sign up for either championship play or non-championship play.  The tournament chair will arrange the foursomes.  First week everyone plays in their flight to the extent possible; second two weeks foursomes will be arranged using tournament scoring as primary criteria (you may or may not be with your flight, you will be with people who scored similarly in prior rounds).  Non-championship players will follow the tournament, playing in the later tee times.
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Feeling the Heat?

Hydration  – In excessive heat, remember to start hydrating the night before golf and drink more than usual before you arrive at the course.  Start your round with a hydrated body and drink between golf shots to maintain hydration.  Don’t wait until you get out on the course to begin hydrating.

Hole 17 – Reminder, the washed out area on the left hill about 150 yards from the tee box is Ground Under Repair.  If your ball lands in that area, take a drop in the rough (not the fairway) at the bottom of the hill adjacent to where the players think the ball ended up. The GUR extends all the way to the top edge of the woods.

New members recently -In the past thirty days we have added 5 new members, bringing our total membership to 61.  Please welcome: Kathy Chandler, Tania Richards, Jackie Fleming, Dinny Jenson and Linda Burton.  New members, please familiarize yourself with the member only section of our website.

Please repair divots!  Every week GWGA is leaving fresh divots on the greens.  PLEASE carry a tee or a divot tool in your pocket and repair a divot or two, even if your ball made no divot.  If you hit the green from the fairway, likely you made a divot.  Look for it.  If you don’t know how to repair it, ask someone in your foursome.  Also, those of you riding, please use the sand mixture on your carts to fix any divots in the fairways, even if you did not make a divot.  Let’s try to keep our course in better shape.

Cancellations/changed line-ups – Recently we have experienced an unusual number of last minute cancellations due to hot temperatures.  If you are canceling due to temperatures, please do so the night before versus the morning of play.  The tournament chair needs time to adjust the line-ups.

When you arrive at the clubhouse, please check the tee sheet to see if you have been moved.  Only one person (tournament chair/member in charge) has authority to move people around.  Members must be flexible and respect those changes made by the tournament chair/member in charge.

Arrive early – First 3 foursomes arrive no later than 7; everyone else is suppose to be at the clubhouse by 7:30 a.m.  If you don’t arrive early, you may find that your foursome has already to moved to the tee box and you may miss your tee time.  When we have cancellations people are moved up, we cannot leave gaps.

See you on Thursday!






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June News

💻 Sign Ups –

  • 📩 Reminder –  We cannot guarantee a specific delivery time to your inbox.  The sign up for tee times usually comes out on Sundays around 7 p.m. Our sign up coordinators, Michelle and Anne, do a great job of being right on time most weeks.  Like us all, they are busy people with lives outside of golf and sometimes may send it out up to a couple of hours early if necessary to ensure it gets out in plenty of time.  They cannot set a send-time electronically, a human has to push the send button.
  • ⏰ Early tee times –  Your GWGA board meets 1-2 times during the golf season and 2 times off-season.  We have difficulty finding meeting times convenient for all of us, so we are meeting this season on 2 Thursdays following golf.  One was this past Thursday and the other date will be August 25.  We will play together in the first 3 foursomes so that we can finish together, have our meeting and close-out the day’s tournament.  We will take most of the early slots (versus later slots) because the meeting adds 1-2 hours to our day and we need to get home by 3.  It will be an all day thing for us,  gone from home about 8 hours.  We appreciate your understanding about our taking these early times once or twice during the season.  With this exception, early times have always been and will continue to be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • 🏌 Thursday, Sep 1, Forest Greens Golf Course – Sep 1 will not be a league day.  Greendale management is hosting Arlington Seniors that day.  As a result, Peter Kim arranged for us to play at Forest Greens for $35, cart included.  We will also be able to play Greendale on Friday Sep 2, at the weekday rate.  Sign ups for both of these dates will come out 3 weeks early so that both Forest Greens and Greendale can know how many slots to reserve for us.

👏 Pace of play and ready golf improved – Our pace has improved the last few weeks and we appreciate the efforts everyone has made in this regard!  Let’s keep it up and we should have no further issues in this regard.  Good report from the starter the last few weeks!

⛳️ Lift, clean and place – Reminder that when it is cart path only, or when Greendale posts a sign near the #1 tee box that says “winter rules”, you may lift, clean and place in the fairway.

📝 Scorekeeping – Reminder that members may not refuse to keep score.  Two cards must be kept by two different people; preferably only one card per cart.   A foursome turning in only one card, or two cards kept by one person may result in disqualification.

 🤔 Who to ask, who to tell, what to do?  – You have finished golfing, something occurred during the round and you have questions 🙄 or concerns 😳but don’t know who to tell/ask?  Never lose any sleep over anything on the golf course!!  We exist to have FUN!  You may always contact our President, Sally Reams, our Vice President, Lucinda Audey or our Tournament Chair, Eileen Ruzicka.  Together we have over 15 years of GWGA experience and love our league!   BUT – Rules question?  🤓 contact our Rules Chair, Sue Spatcher.  You can find their contact information here.

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