Archive for February, 2010
I hope each of you enjoyed the off-season and are looking forward to a great 2010 golfing season. The 2009 season was an interesting one for me as President. The high point was my first hole in one, the low point was losing the Challenge Cup. My motto for 2010 “Bring the Cup Home to the ROCK!”
Our annual meeting will be held at Clark Recreation Center on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010. Registration will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00. The annual membership dues will remain at $125. You may bring your applications to the meeting or mail to:
6 Neva Ct.
Suffern, NY 10901
Your 2010 Tournament Committee has put together an outstanding schedule for the upcoming season. The Member-Guest Tournament will be held on Saturday September 25th this year, and we hope to raise more money for junior golf and increase our scholarship donations. Last year we gave $2,500 in scholarships, but we need more member participation. I urge everyone to play in this event or at least help with raising more funds.
2010 Men’s Club Tournament Requirements
In our continuing effort to make our tournaments fair we will require the following:
- All members must have active and updated handicaps
- For all challenge cup tournaments and Tuesday night league scores we, the committee, will post your scores. What that means is just turn in the printed score card we provide and we will post all scores.
- Starting this year anyone wishing to play in the president’s cup or club championship must have a minimum of 4 scores posted before the sign up date for these tournaments.
Finally anyone found posting an incorrect score or forgetting to post a score will be warned on the first offense. The second infraction will result in disqualification for one or more tournaments. Golf is a gentleman’s game. Our intent is to respect its integrity and enforce what 99% of us already do.
One of the most critical issues for an organization to run well is communication. It is absolutely necessary for every member to walk into the locker room on a weekly basis and find out what is going on. The officers spend a lot of time and effort to form schedules, list pairings, and post future tournaments and outings so please read ALL of the bulletin boards in the locker room.
Over the last few years we made a slight change to the NO-SHOW policy which seemed to help. It allows the guilty party to avoid any suspension by paying a $40 fine for the first offense.
We will continue to have three (3) flights this year for the Challenge Cup and Club Championship. Last years’ Champs will continue to get a bye into the match-play portion for the current year, but will have to play for the #1 seed. The flights will be determined after the first handicap revision in June is received.
Challenge Cup qualification remains the same this year. Again it will be by Net Score, we will take the three club champions and the top 6 from each flight. There will be 3 Golf Committee Picks based on who is playing their best golf at the time leading up to the Challenge Cup. Also we will only go down the list of alternates to the 1st and 2nd alternate, and then the Golf Committee will fill the spots.
I feel obligated to remind everyone that we must improve Pace-Of-Play to make the game more enjoyable. This starts at the First Tee, which is the easiest place for The Men’s Club to try and help. For the fifth consecutive year, we are giving the power to the starter to penalize players in tournaments for being late and/or not responding when their group is called to the tee. We have given power to the rangers to penalize players for slow play. You MUST check-in 10 minutes before your tee time and be ready to play when called. Failure to do so will result in penalties as follows:
1st offense-written warning
2nd offense-2 stroke penalty
Again this year we will have the 70/70 rule. All members who are 70 years old as of April 1, 2010 will only pay $70 to join the club.
The Hole-In-One Pool is back! Last year there was no winner so the money carries over and for anyone who was in it last year there will be a $10 fee to reenter. If you were not in it, but would like to enter, the fee is $20.
NOTICE Tuesday Night League
ALL Tuesday night league money must be paid at our March 17th meeting date or mailed to Jeff Reismann only (use address above). This is the only way you are able to pay. Any questions, please contact Bill Brunton, Robert Handler or Robert Hurwitz.
This will be our only mailing this year. An updated roster and all pertinent information (see attachments) will be available on our NEW WEBSITE (SPOOKROCK.NET) as well as in the locker room. Please notify Dave Singleton or Marc Niederhoffer of any incorrect information on attached roster.
Please feel free to contact me with any ideas that you may have to improve the club.
I hope to see you all on March 17th.