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 http://www.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!
“If you win through bad sportsmanship, that's no real victory." ― Babe Didrikson Zaharias
ACE DAY - March 4th
This Thursday is our monthly Ace Day. Just keep track of your gross scores and then subtract your full handicap for net.
Make sure to double check your hole-by-hole scores and your gross and net scores 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.
PLAY IT AS IT LIES
Effective February 25th, we'll return to playing your ball as it lies except where relief is allowed by USGA rules or Local Rules, including the temporary rules below for the greens and bunkers. The weather forecast looks pretty dry again and overall, the course is in pretty good shape. If we hit another stretch of rain, we'll revisit this, but in the meantime, we're back to Play It As It Lies.
WHAT ARE THOSE DASHED LINES ON THE GREENS?
You may have noticed dashed lines painted onto some of the greens. Those lines mark the new edge of the green for the maintenance staff. Turf outside of the dashed line is not being maintained as green surface. If you sink an approach from outside a dashed line, it is a chip-in.
SOMETHING TO ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND
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.
MY SINCERE THANKS TO EVERYONE!
I have been so proud of the members of this club who have stepped up in so many different ways in the past two weeks in response to Patty's illness. Just the number who have given blood in the past couple of days has really been amazing! I'm proud to call all of you my friends and am so honored to be your President. Thank you!
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.
Local Rules guidance!
ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS - GREENS - LOCAL RULE
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. 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.
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.
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!
HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL WEATHER!
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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