THURSDAY
SWEEPS

BALBOA PARK GOLF COURSE
PRO Shop:             619-235-1184
URGENT:              619-235-5904

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. 

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, send an email to bpwgc.teetimes@gmail.com ASAP so that we can remove you from the tee sheets.  

We will handle the communications with the Pro Shop.

JOIN BPWGC!

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 NOT IN FORCE AT THIS TIME

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).

BALBOA PARK TAKES THE 2021 COUNTY TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - 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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San Diego County
Women's Golf Assoc News

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PRESIDENT'S 

MESSAGE    

619-339-8524

President, Kay McElrath

                                 

 

 

                                       

 

Hello BPWGC members!   I'm back to this column and ALMOST back to the BP 18!  I tested out my spiffy new knees a week ago on the 9 hole course and it went pretty well. My plan is to be back with you all on June 30!  That's just 8 weeks after my bilateral knee replacement.  I am still amazed and grateful that this is possible. -- Kay

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 Extraordinaire

Chonga Broder

Crystal Burr

Marianne Ericsson

June Hanaoka

Joan Holliday

Judy Holliday

Linda Holmgren

Kay McElrath

Jennie Russ

Bunny Sherinian

Christy Smiley

Cindi Velazquez

Long Vu

Stephanie Watson

Sue Wilson

2022 PRESIDENT'S CUP

Congratulations to our 2022 President's Cup winners!

Champion - Overall Net      Donna Evans

 

Flight 1 - Low Gross            Patty Crigler

Flight 1 - Low Net.               Beckey Smiser

 

Flight 2 - Low Gross.           Gloria Henson

Flight 2 - Low Net.               Becky Yzaguirre    

Flight 3 - Low Gross.           Linda Stadelli

Flight 3 - Low Net.               Susie Varner

For a complete list of winners, check out Results in Golf Genius.

JUNE ACES OF THE MONTH

Patty Crigler shot a sizzling 82 on June 2nd to win low gross and June Ace of the Month!  Marianne Ericsson scored a net 68 to snag the Net award.  Congratulations ladies!!  Well done.

Who will be our July Ace?  Will it be you?

COMING EVENTS

TO SIGN UP FOR ANY OF THE EVENTS BELOW, USE THE LINK ABOVE TO ACCESS THE SIGN IN FOR OUR GOLF GENIUS PORTAL.

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.

June 23 - ONLY 3's and 5's - Forget those pesky par fours!  On the 23rd, toss 'em out!  As the title says, only 3's and 5's will count.  

June 30 - CROSS COUNTRY - One of our favorites!  Pick the better of your scores from #1 v.18, #2 v. 17...you get my drift. This is the last Sweeps event in the first Ringer cycle. 

July 7 - ACE DAY - It's that time again!  Will you be our Ace and qualify for the Ace of Aces in November?  Gross and Net prizes Overall and all Flights.  New Ringer cycle starts on Ace Day.

July 14 & 21 - BPWGC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - This very special two-week annual competition awards prizes to Overall Gross and Net Champions in three divisions:  Open, Senior (70-74), and Super Senior (75 and over).  Don't forget to sign up!

WHAT THE HECK IS THIS?

CLUE:  YOU'LL FIND THIS

ON HOLE 16.

For those of you who guessed that it is a new directional sign to Ocean Beach, you are mistaken and will likely get lost.

This post was recently installed on the right side of the cart path on hole 16 after the point where the fence ends.

If you look closely to the north of the OB post, you may notice that  the remains of a prior fence-line appear on the ground.  The white post marks what was previously the greenside end to the fence.  Part of that fence was recently removed.  The white OB post was installed to make clear that the line between the fence and the white OB post must still be regarded as the course boundary and subject to the same penalty as if the ball had crossed through any part of the fence that remains.

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.

2022 SAN DIEGO CO WOMEN'S GOLF ASSOC CALENDAR

As a member of BPWGC, you are eligible to play in SDCWGA events.  This is a great opportunity to play new courses and meet women from other local clubs.  See the calendar and current issue of County Capers in the column to your left.

RINGER!

For 2022, we will have TWO ringer cycles.  The first begins January 1 and will conclude June 30.  The second begins July 1 and ends December 10. GG will allow you to follow your Ringer rankings throughout each season!

CANCELLATIONS

 

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.

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! 

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 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!

Proud to serve the members of BPWGC,

Kay McElrath

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       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
PHONE NUMBERS

PRO Shop # 619-235-1184
URGENT # 619-235-5904

 

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BPWGC-TV HOLIDAY COVERAGE

CLICK UNMUTE TO HEAR SOUNDTRACK WITH VIDEO

THANKS TO ANGIE GONZALEZ AND LONG VU FOR CAPTURING SO MANY GREAT MOMENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.  IF YOU ENJOY THE PHOTOS IN THE VIDEO, PLEASE LET THEM KNOW.

MORE PHOTOS FROM THE HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT AND LUNCHEON MAY BE FOUND ON THE PHOTOS TAB

What more could we ask for?  Sensational weather, old friends, new friends, the course getting needed moisture, lots of laughs, and Tobey's turkey dinner.  It was such a good day after a two year hiatus.

Joan Holliday

1943-2022

Heaven's fairways will welcome you.