BPWGC

SWEEPS

BALBOA PARK GOLF COURSE

PRO Shop:             619-235-1184

URGENT:              619-235-5904

EMERGENCY ONLY:   858-229-8320

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. 

READ NEW SDCWGA NEWSLETTER

 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

Linda Bienhoff,

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.

BPWGC 2021

Club Championship

Congratulations to our
2021 BPWGC Club Champions

GRACE LEE
Open Division
JENNIE RUSS
Senior Division
JOAN HOLLIDAY
Super Senior Division

The Leader Board

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PRESIDENT'S 

MESSAGE    

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President, Kay McElrath

                                                                          

                     

GRATITUDE

Thanks for your messages of support and well wishes.  I'm overwhelmed by your kindness.  I hope to be back with you by early August.  In the meantime, relish the time that you spend together.  I am so lucky to be a part of this club of extraordinary women.

WHAT'D I MISS?

Many of you know that I am a huge fan of the Broadway musical "Hamilton".  In the show, the second act begins with Thomas Jefferson's return to Virginia from France where he'd been enjoying champagne and cake during the Revolutionary War.  On his return, he asks "What'd I Miss?".  So this morning, I'm channeling T.J. and asking myself what did I miss? 

CONGRATS TO OUR CLUB CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to our CLUB CHAMPIONS Grace Lee, Jennie Russ, and Joan Holliday and the MANY WINNERS!  Check out the results above.  A special thank you to Beckey Smiser for all of her work to make the Club Championship tournament possible.

COMING EVENTS

July 22 - T&F's. Count all holes that start with T or F and subtract half handicap.  Always remember to post your game scores on the tee time sign-up and don't forget to report your birdies, chip-ins, and closest to the pin candidates.  AND don't forget to post to GHIN before 5 pm.

July 29 - Only 3's and 5's - Count the par 3s and par 5s on 7/29 and subtract half handicap.

October 17-19 - SVWGA Invitational - Are you looking for a great opportunity to get away for a short vacation?  Check out what the San Vicente Women's Golf Association is cooking up for October!

A VERY SPECIAL LADY

A very special lady.  That's how many of us who knew Grace Johnson will remember her.  She belonged to the Torrey Pines 9 (we play Fridays on the Balboa 9 course) and that's where many of us were lucky enough to share our favorite game with her.  Grace passed away on July 6th.  She played her last round of golf on the BP9 on Friday, June 24th.  She was 95 years young when she passed.  Our Grace had a wicked sense of humor, a passion for the game of golf, and bubbled over with pure kindness.  A month or two before she passed, I learned that she had attended Yale University on a full scholarship and earned a Master's Degree.  Mind you, she attended Yale BEFORE WWII.  Remarkable!  Well, here's my birdie juice toast to you, Grace.  May you swing like an angel and make heavenly putts! 

CONGRATS TO OUR JULY ACES OF THE MONTH!

Congratulations to our July Aces - June Hanoaka - low gross with an 86 and Margaret Yip - low net at 69.  Great work ladies!

CANCELLATIONS

We've had quite a few last minute cancellations lately and I'm asking you all to take your names off the tee sheet as soon as you know that you won't be playing.  Not only does it help when we have to consolidate our tee times, but it's very disappointing for anyone to show up and find that all of their playing partners have cancelled without notice.

AB 672

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!        

DROP ZONES

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.  

IF YOU ARE NEW TO OUR CLUB, WELCOME!  If you have questions, send them to me at bpwgc.kay@gmail.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!

Kay McElrath

 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

BALBOA LADIES  WIN SDCWGA TEAM NET DIVISION

They won their division and then won the round robin playoffs. What a team!
Congratulations to the entire BPWGC Team
:  Karen Bridges, Chonga Broder, Crystal Burr, Joan Holliday, Judy Holliday, Linda Holmgren, Patti McCormick, Kay McElrath, Stef Olow, Jennie Russ, Lisa Schmidt, Christy Smiley, Cindi Velazquez, Stephanie Watson, Sue Wilson, and Margaret Yip. 
AND a very special thank you to Team Captain extraordinaire Patti McCormick!

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