SIGN UP FOR TEE TIMES
You may sign up on our GG portal for tee times. The calendar in GG shows the dates when tee sheets will open and close. Make every effort to sign up at least 8 days prior to the date of play.
Tee sheets OPEN on the Thursday night FOUR weeks prior to each Sweeps game at 7:00 PM. Tee sheets close on the Tuesday night prior to the game at 6:00 PM.
If you need to change or cancel a tee time, you should be able to do that by using the same GG link that was used to sign up originally. Look for the green buttons to Change or Cancel.
After the tee sheets close, if you need to cancel, text Kay McElrath or Patti McCormick. We will handle the communications with the Pro Shop.
Renewals and new memberships are now done electronically through the SCGA. Click on the link below to be directed to their site.
You will have options to choose the membership that best meets your schedule. Thursday members can join the club and add their $5 Ringer at the same time for a total of $110. If you are a Thursday member, that also plays on Saturday, you may include the extra $12 for the Saturday Sweeps. Saturday members are requested to add the $12 Sweeps to their dues.
We Hope To See You Soon!
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. Provide the name of your guest to Linda Bienhoff and indicate the date and time that you wish to play together. She'll get your guest added to the tee sheets.
IMPORTANT - LIFT, CLEAN AND PLACE IS IN FORCE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
RULES FOR LIFT, CLEAN AND PLACE
When Lift, Clean and Place is in force as a Local Rule, it will be announced on this site. Lift, Clean, and Place applies to the General Area of the course only. The General Area includes the fairways and rough, but not bunkers or penalty areas. In general, the relief must be within one club length. There are a few spots on the course (e.g. on #5 on the left side of the fairway close to the cart path turn) where there are deep ruts or other abnormal course conditions where you may need to go beyond one club length. If your playing partners agree that closer relief is not possible, you are allowed to go to the first point of available relief.
On the putting greens, if your ball is located on a bare patch or a bare patch lies between your ball and the hole, you may place your ball at the nearest point of relief, not closer to the hole.
You may move your ball from a bare area of the fairway (actually bare, not just short grass) to the nearest point of relief not closer to the hole.
For bunkers, if your ball is in a bunker where no rake is present and your ball is in a footprint or divot in the sand, you may move the ball to the nearest point of relief within the bunker and not closer to the pin without penalty. If there is a rake near the bunker, play the ball as it lies. PLEASE BE KIND TO YOUR FELLOW GOLFERS AND ALWAYS RAKE.
With these exceptions, please observe the normal USGA rules and the local rules adopted by the course (on scorecards).
President, Kay McElrath
TO SIGN UP FOR ANY OF THE EVENTS BELOW, USE THE LINK ABOVE TO ACCESS THE SIGN IN FOR OUR GOLF GENIUS PORTAL. LINK HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR 2023!
For more info on using Golf Genius, select the "Guides to Using Golf Genius" menu option on our GG Portal.
Always report gross scores for each hole in GG, or a X for an incomplete hole. A hole not played must be left blank.
For those walking the course, please avoid taking carts onto tees or into the area within 5 yards of the green. Particularly with this year's heavy rains, even our carts can leave tracks on these sensitive areas. The BPGC management appreciates your cooperation. -- Thank you.
WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING SOON? CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR LINK ABOVE.
LIFT CLEAN AND PLACE CONTINUES IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. GENERAL AREA (FAIRWAY AND ROUGH) RELIEF ONLY.
THE CONDITIONS OF THE BUNKERS ON THE COURSE ARE TERRIBLE DUE TO THE HEAVY RAINS. MOST BUNKERS HAVE STANDING WATER AND WHERE NOT, THE SAND IS OFTEN SATURATED. TO GIVE EVERYONE A FAIR CHANCE, IF YOU ARE IN A BUNKER AND WANT TO MOVE YOUR BALL WITHIN THE BUNKER TO A DRIER SPOT, YOU MAY PLACE YOUR BALL AT THE NEAREST POINT OF RELIEF WHERE DRY SAND IS AVAILABLE. THIS IS TEMPORARY RELIEF AND WILL BE MONITORED EACH WEEK.
BRUSH UP YOUR LOCAL RULES
Updated Local Rules for BPWGC are now available on the main menu above or by clicking the button here.
NEW COUNTY CAPERS
The JANUARY 2023 edition of the San Diego County Women's Golf Association is now available. Don't miss out on wonderful events being planned around the county. Find the link in the column to your left!
BALBOA WOMEN ARE THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY CHAMPIONS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!
Proving that 2021 was no fluke, the Balboa Park Women's Golf Club TEAM were not about to give up that trophy! For the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, our team came out on top of the SDCWGA Net competition for the entire county. Congratulations to our fabulous team:
Patti McCormick, Team Captain
MULTI-CLUB REBATES FROM SCGA
If you belong to more than one golf club, you may be entitled to a refund of excess SCGA dues. For more information or to claim your refund, visit:
GOLF GENIUS REMINDERS
Riding / Walking. - You can now see whether your playing partners are planning to ride or walk. On the GG Portal > Tee Times, you'll see this designation. You won't find it when you are signing up, so check the current tee sheet first, then to to Tee Time Sign-Up.
The reason for adding this information to the tee sheet is that it is useful to members who would like to sign up for a group where they have a good chance of sharing a cart rather than pay $25 (City) as a single rider.
Chip-ins. - Just a reminder that one member from each group needs to email Anne Higgins when you finish to let her know if anyone in your group had a chip-in and if so, who and what hole. Those members who had chip-ins will be included in the Sweeps results on the GG Portal.
Closest to the Pin - Because there is no way for golfers to directly enter CTP into GG, we need to return the process that we used prior to December 31. First group places the markers at the edge of the greens or at the location of the closest ball putting their name on the marker. If a subsequent golfer has a ball closer to the pin, move the marker and add the name to the marker. The final foursome picks up the markers when they leave the greens. One member of the last group sends a photo of each marker to Anne Higgins.
As a club, we have to release any unused tee times to the course management eight days prior to our game day. That's so the course can make those unused tee times available to the general public. And, if we are using any more than the minimum number (e.g. 35 players may be fit into a minimum of 9 tee times), we have to move people around to reduce the tee times to a minimum.
If you need to cancel a tee time after the tee sheets have closed for that date, please send a TEXT MESSAGE to Kay McElrath at 619-339-8524 to have your name removed from the tee sheets. Please do so as soon as possible.
Keeping It Together
***The message below was added in late August to this page. Since that time, the tee sheets have gotten noticeably more compact. THANK YOU and keep up the good work!
When you sign up, if you are a single or twosome, please add your name(s) where you can fill out a foursome even if there is another tee time with no one signed up. Not only is this a great way to meet other members, but it makes it much less likely that you will be affected when we go to consolidate the tee times for the course. Thanks!
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!
Proud to serve the members of BPWGC,
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.
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 starting in March, 2022. 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!
HELPFUL BP GOLF COURSE
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