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PARTY FOR QUEEN OF CLUBS!!!

It was a fun two (2) days!  The Queen of Clubs Tournament.  It started at Hubbard (E. Gaynor Brennan) and ended today at Sterling Farms.  The gals were met at the 18th hole by Alberta Bove and Mitra Vasisht with BALLOONS, SNACKS, WATER AND PRESECO!!Queen 2.Queen 1

 

 

This was followed by a lunch of salad, pizza and cookies!!  The food was good but the company was even better.  It’s not often we can take time to enjoy each others company.  It was a good day! GOOD FOOD, GOOD GOLF, GOOD PEOPLE!!

Queen6Queen5

 

 

 

Queen 3

 

 

This entry was posted on September 13, 2017, in Club News.

Excuses

If this doesn’t sound familiar you have never played golf. Enjoy.

Thanks for sharing, Lynn Mottolese!

This entry was posted on July 20, 2017, in Club News.

2017 A NEW SEASON BEGINS

Well we are about to start another season of golf!  I am so ready. It has been a long winter for me!  So the following may help us get started on the right (correct) foot!  Have a wonderful time and 
“hit them long and hit them straight”.

The 18 Most Misunderstood Rules Of Golf

1. Red Lateral Hazard

Option 1 – Play it from the hazard
Option 2 – Replay the shot from the original position incurring a stroke and distance penalty
Option 3 – Draw a line from the hole to where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard and drop anywhere behind that point keeping the point between you and the hole incurring a 1 shot penalty.
Option 4 – go to the point where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard and drop within 2 club lengths, no nearer the hole, on either side of the hazard incurring a 1 shot penalty.

2. Yellow Water Hazard

Option 1 – Play it from the hazard
Option 2 – Replay the shot from the original position incurring a stroke and distance penalty
Option 3 – Draw a line from the hole to where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard and drop anywhere behind that point keeping the point between you and the hole. You would incur a 1 shot penalty

3. Lost Ball or Out-of-Bounds

After looking for a maximum of 5 minutes, you must go back to where the shot was originally played from, and replay, incurring a stroke and distance penalty.

4. Unplayable Lie

Option 1 – Take 2 club lengths relief no closer to the hole and assess a 1 stroke penalty
Option 2 – Replay the shot from the original position incurring a stroke and distance penalty

Option 3 – Take the ball back as far as you want keeping the point where the ball lays between you and the hole incurring a 1 shot penalty

5. Improving Your Swing Path

You cannot bend, break or hack anything growing or fixed if it improves you lie, your stance, or your area of intended swing. The penalty for doing so is loss of hole in match play, or a 2 shot penalty in stroke play.

6. Unplayable Lie in a Bunker

Option 1 – Take a drop of no more than 2 club lengths no closer to the hole, but still in the bunker incurring a 1 shot penalty
Option 2 – Replay the shot from the original position incurring a stroke and distance penalty

Option 3 – Go back as far as you like in the bunker and drop keeping that spot where your ball laid between you and the hole. This incurs a 1 shot penalty

7. Removing Objects in a Bunker

You may not move or remove any loose impediments in the bunker unless they are foreign to the area. Example – you may remove a candy wrapper but not a pine cone or tree branch

8. Number of Allowed Clubs

You are only allowed to carry 14 clubs in your bag. The penalty for carrying more than 14 clubs: Match Play – Loss of hole – maximum of 2 holes/Stroke Play – 2 strokes per hole up to a maximum of 2 holes or 4 shots

9. Casual Water

Find your nearest point of relief no closer to the hole where neither you or your ball lie in water that can be seen without pressing your feet up and down. You may then drop your ball within 1 club length from that point no nearer to the hole at no penalty

10. Grounding Your Club in a Hazard

Practice swings may be taken inside a hazard as long as you don’t touch the ground, sand or water with your club. The top of the grass may be touched during a practice swing. The penalty for grounding your club is loss of the hole in match play or a 2 shot penalty in stroke play.

11. Accidentally Moving Your Ball

There is a 1 stroke penalty for accidentally moving your ball and it must be replaced in its original position before hitting. There is another 1 stroke penalty for hitting the ball from the wrong place if it is not replaced. There is no penalty for accidentally moving the ball when on the tee.

12. Removing Loose Impediments

If, in moving loose impediments, you accidently move your ball, you must return the ball to its original position and penalize yourself one stroke

13. Asking for Advice

It’s against the rules of golf to ask an opponent what club they have hit. The penalty for this breech is loss of hole in match play, or a 2 shot penalty in stroke play.

14. Ball on a Cart Path

You are entitled to free relief.

Step 1 – Determine the “nearest point of relief”. This is the point where the ball would lay affording the player both swing and stance from the cart path.
Step 2 – you are entitled to 1 club length relief from the point where the ball would lie once full relief is taken.

Step 3 – After dropping, the ball may roll up to 2 club lengths no closer to the hole.

15. Changing Club Characteristics

Clubs may not be altered in any way once play has begun. If a club is altered during the normal course of play, such as bending it after hitting a tree while attempting to hit the ball, the club may be taken to the shop for immediate repair and a replacement club may be used until the original club is repaired. If the club is modified outside the normal course of play, such as breaking or bending it in a fit of anger, it must be taken out of play for the remainder of the match. Should it be used again the penalty is disqualification, whether match or stroke play.

16. How to Drop the Ball

After determining the nearest point of relief, you may stand outside the drop area, no closer to the hole, and extend your hand to the side dropping the ball from shoulder height. The ball may roll up to 2 club lengths no closer to the hole. If the ball rolls farther than that you must re-drop. If after dropping 2 times the ball continues to roll past 2 club lengths, you must place the ball where it first touched the ground.

17. Repairing the Line of your Putt

You may repair any ball marks in your line and removed any pebbles or foreign objects in your line, provided you do it with your hand or club. You may not fix spike marks or fan the ground with a towel or cap to remove sand or foreign objects. The penalty for doing so is loss of hole in match play or a 2 shot penalty in stroke play.

18. Hitting the Wrong Ball

The penalty for hitting the wrong ball in match play is loss of hole. If both players hit the wrong ball, only the first player to do so would be penalized as that would be the end of the hole. The penalty for hitting the wrong ball in stroke play for either player is 2 strokes and the original ball must be replayed from its original position.

 

 

This entry was posted on April 11, 2017, in Club News.

The End of Another Golf Season!

The 2016 Sterling golf season was brought to a close last night with a fun evening held at Zody’s 19th Hole Restaurant.  You could see that a lot of effort went into the planning and execution of that evening.  The ladies – as usual – put together an outstanding evening!  Having said that, I would like to take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to Lucille Faugno, our President.  She is the glue that keeps the wheel together.  And she does it soooo well!  She always goes the extra mile and is always generous with her time. I think we are fortunate to have her as our President.

Also, a thank you to those ladies going off the board for their time and effort for the past three (3) years:  Dot O’Grady, Nancy Tersigni, Cappy Gentile, Carolee Joerman, Lucille Limone and Ruth Weinstein.

Well, it was a wonderful golf time.  For me too short (I hate the cold).  For those going to warmer climates – remember the sunscreen! Have a great winter – a happy and healthy holiday season – be safe and I look forward to seeing you in the Spring!!

This entry was posted on October 27, 2016, in Club News.

City Champion – Sterling Lady

Just a note – you may have seen it in the newspaper – that one of our own – Patana Iamrasin won in the City Tournament, Women’s Handicap Division!  Well done Patana!  And a well done to all the other ladies who competed.

This entry was posted on September 23, 2016, in Club News.

Major Tournaments – Food for Thought

We just had a couple of Major Tournaments.  The 18 hollers had their Member/Member and the 9 holers had their Club Championship Tournament,  Both of these events were followed by a luncheon.  Food!  What a great way to get to know your teammates better.  Food – great way to become more comfortable with each other – exchange ideas, phone numbers, make play dates, etc.  Food – great source of comfort.  Have you noticed how much of our social life is based around food?  Well, if you weren’t at the luncheon – then you missed out on all those wonderful benefits!  These luncheons are to cheer on our winners and show them our support.  Hard to do if your not there!  Now, these comments may be slightly misdirected toward the 9 hollers – it may be a little easier for them – since there isn’t such a large time gap between the end of play and the luncheon.   However, there does seem to be more of a problem with the 18 hollers.  Hard for the women to “hang around” for an additional half hour to  an hour to cheer on their team mates and take advantage of free food!  Actually, I said free but that isn’t true.  Our membership fees paid for  the food, BUT, it does not cover moral support and friendship.  Those are not covered in dollars and cents, they are paid for with time and effort.  Each and everyone of us can and does appreciate a pat on the back,  It is always nice to have your fellow players and friends there to let you know how well you have done.  It would be nice for more of us to take the time and “hang around” and be there for each other!

 

This entry was posted on August 18, 2016, in Club News.

Something to think about!

Our Club runs well due mainly to the efforts of the members on the board.  The women who are on the board put their valuable time and effort into make this club a success.  In order to keep this club running smoothly we need the members to “step up to the plate”.  That means that board positions that will be coming open will need to be filled.  As a member of this club it is not enough for you to just show up on a Tuesday.  Some women have held board positions over and over again.  We EACH need to do our share.  So, if you get a call or are asked to fill a position on the board for next season – PLEASE – say yes! Those who have already done that job will be more than happy to help and guide you in any way they can.  This will make for a better club for each and every one of us!

This entry was posted on June 10, 2016, in Club News.

GOVERNOR’S CUP

Governor’s Cup Qualifying Round will be next Tuesday, May 10th.
(As this is a qualifier for a Major, you MUST play on Tuesday).

This entry was posted on May 4, 2016, in Club News.

ATTENTION SFWGA MEMBERS

The Board has agreed to allow players, who are unable to play in Tuesday’s event, to play Wednesday thru Monday PRIOR to Tuesday’s event.  You MUST play with another member to attest your score.  MAJOR TOURNAMENTS WILL BE PALYED ON TUESDAYS.

This entry was posted on May 4, 2016, in Club News.

SCORES MUST BE POSTED

SCORES MUST BE POSTED:
If you played less than 18, but more than 12, assume un-played holes based on your handicap and post an 18 hole round.

If you played less than 12 and more than 7 post a 9 hole score.  The system will combine this score with the last or next time you posted a 9 hole score.

MISTAKES IN POSTING (fill out small sheet located to the left of computer)
for example:  forgot to post a “T” on a tournament score, or posted wrong score or duplicated a score, etc.

NOTE: all scores must be posted promptly in order to be considered for the weekly competition.

Please contact your NEW Handicap Chair Nancy Heitman, naheitman@gmail.com for further assistance.

This entry was posted on May 4, 2016, in Club News.