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.
Renewals and new memberships are now done electronically through the SCGA. Click on the following link: go to scga.org and click on the "renew" button on the left.
Type in "Balboa Park Women's Golf Club" and click on the search button to the right. Scroll down and you'll notice a lot of information about the club...and most importantly a "JOIN NOW" button. If you click the join button you'll be prompted through a series of steps to join the club.
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. On the tee sheet, indicate G-lastname.
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.
President, Kay McElrath
Hello everyone! I've been away for a couple of weeks but I'm glad to be back to San Diego and ready for some golf! Looking over our upcoming tee sheets made me think about.......
PACE OF PLAY
As you may have noticed, there is an uptick in participation in our sweeps about this time of year. Whether it is travel, or a preference for cooler temperatures, or just a good time to do other things, we usually have smaller groups in August and early September than at any other time of year, which brings me to the increased importance of the pace set by our early foursomes as our numbers expand.
The tee times before 8 am are reserved for players who commit to playing in less than 4 hours. That is a very brisk pace, but if the early groups don't make that happen, it will create slowdowns for all of the groups that follow. If you have already signed up for October or November dates (or are planning to do so) and have any concern that you wouldn't be able to play at that speed, please avoid the tee times before 8 and if you do want to relocate to a later time and need assistance, I would be happy to help you find another option.
If you sign up for a tee time between 8 and 8:29, you should shoot for 4 hours and 15 minutes as your maximum playing time and at 8:30 or later, no more than 4 hours and 30 minutes. Always work to stay close enough to the group ahead of you that you are teeing off on par 4s before they begin putting on the same hole. If you do start to fall behind, take steps to pick up your pace and minimize delays.
Starting October 1, each group will need to post the time that they completed the 18th hole when they enter their scores on the tee sheets. We will use this information to monitor Pace of Play. Thank you for your cooperation.
September 23 - Field Day. Putts do not count :). If you've ever seen my game, you'll know that this is music to my ears! Count all other strokes for the game and deduct 1/2 handicap. Because you are still posting to GHIN, you need to putt out. If your group desires, you may choose to use a 2 putt maximum for scoring this week due to green conditions, but remember, you are posting to GHIN so you may decide that it is in your best interest to just play it as it lies and record whatever putts it takes. Remember to post scores to the tee sheet and record birdies, chip-ins and CTP distances for holes 13 and 17 in the space provided. Deadline for posting to GHIN and the tee sheet is 5 pm, but it is best to do it as soon as possible so you don't forget.
September 30 - Partners Even/Odd - Before you start the round with your partner, decide who will play for game score on the even numbered holes and who will play for game score on the odd numbered holes. Both players will play every hole, but only one of the two scores will count for the game. In the end, add up the 18 holes scores for the game and subtract 1/2 x the total of the two players' handicaps. On the tee sheet, enter the names of the two players who were paired together and then the game score. If your partner does not show up, we can assign you a blind partner. An unassigned member will be the odd hole part of the pair and the blind partner, assigned by the Sweeps Director, will be the even hole part of the pair.
October 7 - ACE DAY - Medal play with prizes for best gross and net by flight. Overall gross and net winners advance to the Ace of Aces Tournament at year end. With 18 members already winning in prior months (gross or net), the odds of your winning have never been better so plan to play on the 7th!
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!
It is summer time with lots of our members traveling and some wanting to avoid the warmest weather. Our numbers can get a little spread out on the tee sheet. I hate to inconvenience anyone, but sometimes the choice is to consolidate to fewer tee times or to have the course management add guys to your groups to fill them out. There's a lot of demand for tee times these days and no one can blame the course for wanting to accommodate as many as they can. That's their job and we support that.
Here's the bottom line. 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!
CONGRATS TO OUR SEPTEMBER ACES OF THE MONTH!
Congratulations to our September Aces - Kay McElrath - low gross with an 97 and Crystal Burr - low net at 70.
Don't forget to remove your name from the tee sheet as soon as possible if you are not able to play after signing up.
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!
The drop zone on hole #6 is now located just off the left side of the cart path at the point where it takes a hard right after crossing the canyon. The drop zone on #13 is located at the bottom of the hill to the left side of the fairway on the only flat grassy area available.
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 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!
REMEMBER TO HYDRATE! GOTTA STAY COOL
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!
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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