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.

October 25, 2016

THE 2016 STERLING FARMS WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB WINNERS – 18 HOLES;

 

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GOVERNOR’S   CUP

Winner   Alice Honcharik

Runner-up   Patti Thomas

Medalist   Alice Honcharik

 

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Winner   Carol Frattaroli

Runner-up   Jen Kaplan

Low Net   Helen Macmillan

 

ANNE MORGAN SR CHAMPIONSHIP

Winner   Patana Iamkrasin

Runner-up   Sue Cortese

Low Net   Annika Kahm
 

 MEMBER/MEMBER

Winner   Jeanette Chagaris/Cindy Hart

1st Low Net   Jean Krause/Barbars Ash

2nd Low Net Leena Aittola/Patti thomas

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Winner Sue Cortese

 

QUEEN OF CLUBS

Winner   Joyce Nam


MOST IMPROVED

Winner   Eileen Russo 16.8 to 13.4

 

BIRDIES

A Flight   Jeanette Chagaris 14

 B Flight   Nancy Carbone   1

C Flight   Lynn Mottolese 2

 

 RINGERS

A Flight

Low Gross:   Jeanette Chagaris 61
Low Net:   Patana Iamkrasin 51

B Flight

  Low Gross:   Alice Honcharik 80
  Low Net:   Joyce Nam 50

  C Flight

 Low Gross:   Alberta Bove 85
Low Net:   Louise Spolowitz 49

 

 

THE 2016 STERLING FARMS WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB WINNERS  – 9 HOLES:

 

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Club Champion  – Gloria Carlson
Runner – Up – Anne Modugno
Low Net – Lillian Yance
Most Improved and 1 Chip-In – Ruth Weinstein
Flight A Ringers and 1 Birdie – Missy Clamage
Flight B Ringers – Geri Genovese
Chip-Ins – Rosemarie Blosio, Lisa Weismiller (not in photo)

 

October 18, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in a Stroke Play Tournament for 18 holes the winners:

Low Gross:  Holly Frank 81
1st Low Net:  Leena Aittola 69
2nd Low Net:  Jeanette Chagaris 70
3rd Low Net:  Joyce Gilbert 73

 

On Tuesday, October 28, 2016 in a Stroke Play Tournament for 9 holes the winners:

1st Low Net:  Carol Sabia 35
2d Low Net:  Dorothy Istel 36 m/c
Putts:  Sharon Feighery 13

October 11, 2016

On Tuesday, October 22, 106:  Tournament – Stroke Play – 18 Holes:
Low Gross:  Jeanette Chagaris 86
1st Low Net:  Annika Kahm 74
2nd Low Net:  Tina Siebert 75 m/c

ALSO:  TOURNAMENT NOW OR NEVER:  Low Net:  Leena Aittola 72

 

On October 11, 2016:  Tournament Stoke Play – 9 Holes:
1st Low Net:  Dorothy Istel 37
2nd Low Net:  Anne Modugno 29
Putts:  Lillian Yance 18

October 4, 2016

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Tournament – Stroke Play – 18 Holes:
Low Gross:  Tina Siebert 82
1st Low Net:  Alice Honcharik 75
2nd Low Net:  Nancy Tersigni 76 m/c

 

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016 :  Tournaent – Storke Play – 9 Holes:
1st Low Net:  Dorothy Istel 34
2nd Low Net:  Ruth Weinstei 40
Putts:  Gloria Carlson 14

September 27 2016

On September 27, 2016:  Tournament – Stroke Play for 18 Holes:
Low Gross: Dana Barnes 87
Low Net:  Sue Cortese 72 m/c

ALSO:  PLAYER OF THE YEAR – IN A NET TOURNAMENT – the winner for 18 holes:
Sue Cortese – 72 after playoff on 1st hole

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 – in a Best Ball Foursome Tournament:
The winning team with a score of 23:
Dorothy Istel, Pam Cannelia, Geri Genovese and Lillian Yance

 

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.

September 20, 2016

On Tuesday, September 20,2 016 in a Pink Ball/Team Tournament for 18 Holes the winning teams were:

Low Gross Team:  Tina Siebert, Diane Thomet, and Holly Frank
Low Net Team:  Barbara Ash, Fran Grant, Nancy Tersigni, and Alice Honcharik

 
On Tuesday, September wo, 2016, in Stroke Play for 9 Holes the winners were:

1st Low Net:  Gloria Carlson 36
2nd Low Net:  Geri Genovese 37
Putts:  Joan Romano 17

September 13, 2016

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Stroke Play for 18 holes the winners were:

Flight A:  Low Net:  Nancy Tersigni 70
Flight B:  Low Gross:  Patana Iamkrasin 94  /  Low Net:  Alice Honcharik 73 m/c
Flight C:  Low Gross:  Dot O’Grady 110 m/c  /  Low Net:  Arleen Pavony 75

 

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Stroke Play for 9 holes the winners were:

1st Low Net:  Lillian Yance 35
2nd Low Net:  Ruth Weinstein 36
Putts:  Carol Sabia 13