SIGN UP FOR TEE TIMES
You may sign up on the website for tee times. If you need to cancel, do so as early as possible and remove your own name from the tee sheet. If you are cancelling on the day of play, please call the Pro Shop at 619-235-1184.
BPWGC GUEST POLICY
Guests must be registered with Membership chairman before signing them up on the tee sheet. Guests are allowed 2 rounds with our club each year, after which they will be required to join if they wish to play with the ladies club. On the tee sheet, indicate G-lastname.
COVID Golf Regulations
In response to the pandemic, the City has implemented regulations designed to minimize virus transmission while allowing municipal golf courses to remain open for us to enjoy. Please read the new city regulations below. Wear your mask. Have fun!
BALBOA PARK PACE OF PLAY POLICY
is as follows:
For the enjoyment of all the golfers on the course today, we ask that you do your part by keeping up with the group in front of you. If we see that you have fallen behind, we may use the following actions:
* Your Group may be instructed to pick up their balls and move ahead on the course to close the gap.
* Your Group may be asked to allow other groups behind you to play through.
A GROUP'S PACE IS DETERMINED BY THEIR POSITION RELATIVE TO THE GROUP IN FRONT OF THEM.
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
All annual membership fees are now paid online using your credit card. Please go to the SCGA website
and click on the "RENEW" or "JOIN" button.
Please do not send any checks to
they will be returned.
MULTI-CLUB SCGA REBATES
If you are a member of more than one SCGA Member Club you may apply for your Multi-Club REBATE from SCGA in March, 2021. Go to http://www.scga.org/membership/multi-member-rebate-program and follow the instructions.
LET'S MAKE IT FUN FOR EVERYONE!
Unless you are expecting an EMERGENCY CALL, please turn your phone off. Do not use your phone for business or social purposes.
GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP is expected at all times! Please do not throw your clubs, slam them into the ground, or use bad language. We all get disappointed with bad shots, but poor sportsmanship is unacceptable!
WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS!
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
-- Mark Twain
The Sweeps game for January 21st is FIRST 4, LAST 5. The game score will be your total of your scores on 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16 ,17, and 18 less 1/2 handicap.
Make sure to double check your hole-by-hole scores and your game score at the end of your round with your playing partners.
Record your own Hole-By-Hole score on the GHIN app and also record your game score on the Tee Time signup sheet (where you first signed up to play). Don’t forget to record Chip-ins, Birdies, and Closest to the Pin contenders for holes #13 and #17. Do this before 5 PM on the day of play.
RING(ER) IN THE NEW YEAR!
To report the scores for Ringer, send a photo of your scorecard (one per foursome) to Dorsey Gale by 3 PM on the sweeps date by either:
Text message to 619-972-0849, OR
By email to
Please have the scorer sign. No additional signatures needed. Include each member’s last name, first initial and your group’s tee time. These details will really help make Dorsey’s task easier, so thanks for your help!
CHANGE IN SCHEDULE - TOURNAMENTS & SWEEPS
Due to construction work that the City planned to start in June 2021 on certain holes of the course, we had scheduled both the President's Cup and the Club Championship to be completed before that work commenced. That work has now been delayed until the fall (probably starting in September). As a result, the Board has decided to move those tournaments back to the more customary timing.
President's Cup May 13, 20 & 27
Club Championship July 8 & 15
Watch the Calendar for changes to the Sweeps schedule as a result of the tournament date changes.
ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS - GREENS
As you've undoubtedly noticed, there are areas on many of the greens where there is no turf, or spotty turf. The areas that I'm speaking of tend to be found close to the edges of the greens. Beginning immediately, you may take relief if your ball comes to rest on such an area or the position of your ball on the green requires that you put over the affected area. You may lift, clean, and place your ball at the nearest point of relief, not closer to the pin. You may choose to take relief or simply play the ball as it lies.
ASK US ANYTHING!
We need your help. We know that there are lots of questions that members have about unusual conditions on the Balboa course, where to drop the ball when taking relief from lateral hazards, and other crazy questions. So we've put together a two page form that we'd like to ask you to throw into your bag for the next three weeks and as you play the course, when you get to a hole where you've always wondered......just pull out your form and jot down your question and we'll have our Rules team dive into those to help us have a consistent application of those special circumstances across our membership.
NO SHORTHAND REQUIRED
We have a vacancy on our board. We need to recruit a Secretary. We only meet a maximum of six times per year. Our meetings are currently being held remotely, but we hope to resume face to face meetings at the golf course later in the year. If you are interested, please let Jennie Russ, our Parliamentarian (and past President), know.
WHERE ARE THE NEW CARTS?
The pandemic has resulted in back orders for clubs and push carts and all sorts of golf supplies. It seems that golf has become the national sport! Unfortunately, this surge of popularity has affected the supply chain for the batteries that power motorized golf carts and this has caused the BP cart order to be further delayed. The estimated delivery has now been moved out to April 2021.
IF YOU ARE NEW TO OUR CLUB, WELCOME! If you have questions, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask a member from your foursome for guidance. We are a friendly bunch, and we know that when you’re new to the club, it is natural to have questions, so don’t be afraid to ask!
SUGGESTIONS? Let me hear them!
STAY SAFE, BE CONFIDENT, AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!!
President, Kay McElrath
HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS
PRO Shop # 619-235-1184
URGENT # 619-235-5904
EMERGENCY- # 858-229-8320
Anthony Tavernier #858-847-8411
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