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!
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 .scga.org/membership/multi-member-rebate-program and follow the instructions.
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.
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!
HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS
PRO Shop # 619-235-1184
URGENT # 619-235-5904
EMERGENCY- # 858-229-8320
Anthony Tavernier #858-847-8411
This is a tournament you will not want to miss. It not only honors the current president, but all the past presidents we can round up for the event. It is a 3-day tournament; take your best two days. It is always fun for the past presidents to see everyone, so please make an effort to play. Ties for the President’s Cup will be decided by a sudden death playoff starting at Hole #1. Gross and net winners will be awarded in all flights.
President's Cup Tournament
The Leader Board
It's that time again! Bring your sharpest game because we're going to pick our new Aces of the Month. You know the drill, just keep track of everyone's gross and net. Verify scores to make sure you're in agreement with your mates.
Post your scores to GHIN on a hole by hole basis as usual. And don't forget to record your game score on the tee sheet along with all those birdies and chip ins, and closest to the pin measurements.
Remember what a relief it was when you didn't have to figure out your Net Double Bogey? Just post hole by hole and GHIN figures it out for you. Well, now it will do Ringer for us too! A couple of steps on a spreadsheet, and voila! We've got ringer calculated for us. So, no more sending in scorecards for Ringer. Just get those scores into GHIN and that's all you have to do!
PRESIDENT'S CUP TOURNAMENT - SIGN UP NOW
The President's Cup is an annual tradition of our club. This year's tournament will be held May 13, 20, and 27. The best two of the three scores that you submit for these three Thursdays will be used to determine prizes. You must play a minimum of two of the tournament dates to be eligible.
Sign up now for the President's Cup. Sign up for each date separately that you are able to play. You do not need to play with the same group each time, so feel free to mix it up. If you are only able to play once, you will be welcome however please select one of the later tee times. Thanks!
If you care about the future of CA's municipal golf courses and the availability of affordable golf to residents, please get educated about AB 672, a piece of legislation that the Southern California Golf Association has described as "the most damaging piece of legislation re golf to be filed in a generation".
MULTI-CLUB SCGA REBATES
If you belong to multiple women's clubs, see the information to the left of this column about getting rebates from SCGA!
You may have noticed that the drop zones on #6 and #13 are now marked in white paint. If you haven't noticed, the #6 drop zone is now located in front of the cart path on the left side of the fairway.
OUT OF BOUNDS? YES, IT REALLY IS
On #16 (as if 16 needed to be any harder, right?!), we recently learned that the OB line doesn't stop at the end of the chain link fence. Oh no, it continues all the way to the green. For most of that way, it drops way down to the fence below and probably none of us will ever be THAT far afield, but then it comes up the hill almost all the way to the cart path. Next time that you are on the course, check out the white line in front of the bushes to the right of the green. OUCH! That's stroke and distance, or two strokes to play it where it goes out.
To speed up play, a small disposable marker is being used on #13 and #17 for closest to the pin. The purpose of the marker is to minimize the number of us who have to pull out our tape measures. If you see that you are further out than the marker, you can skip measuring. If you are closer, move the marker to your spot. If you were closest when you played and took your measurement, continue to report that measurement on the tee sheet to be eligible for closest to the pin prizes.
If you are in the last group, just remove the marker from the greens after putting. Thanks!
NO PARKING ZONES
When you're using a motorized cart, please remember that as you are approaching the green, make sure to park your cart where it won't be in the path of the foursome behind you. Find a place to park on the cart path that is well outside the fairway so that there is ample room for approach shots to be made while your group is putting.
ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS - GREENS - LOCAL RULE
While the condition of the greens has steadily improved, there are a few areas on 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. You may treat that area as Abnormal Course Conditions if your ball comes to rest on such an area or the position of your ball on the green requires that you putt 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.
BUNKERS - TEMPORARY LOCAL RULE
While rakes are removed from bunkers, you are allowed relief in a bunker IF your ball comes to rest in a disturbed lie (example - in a footprint). You may lift your ball from the disturbed lie and move it to the nearest undisturbed sand, staying within the bunker, no closer to the hole.
IF YOU ARE NEW TO OUR CLUB, WELCOME! If you have questions, send them to me at email@example.com 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!
HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER!
President, Kay McElrath
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