2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

The 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship will be held at San Diego Country Club August 7-13. The best 156 women amateurs in the world (15 countries) will be playing and it will be broadcast live on Fox Sports.

They are seeking volunteers from our membership to assist with the tournament. Volunteers are needed as walking scorers, marshals, administration, standard bearers and more. Volunteers will receive two official shirts and a hat for $50, plus meals and parking when volunteering.

The flyer has the website to go to for more information and to register. Please use this link to view it:

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Posted by cvanreusen::02/23/2017


PRIZE FUND ANNOUNCEMENT
To all TPMGC Members We have implemented a new option for the Prize Fund. For those with high balances, we now offer a $500 Gift Card. The total cost is $515.90 (card fee + shipping fee). Email the Prize Fund Chairman with your request and make sure to provide a current mailing address. P.O. boxes are not accepted. You must have a printer! After you submit your request, you will receive an email with an attachment ($515.90 prize certificate). You must print, sign, and return the certificate to the Prize Fund Chairman within two weeks either by email (preferred method) or by regular mail (slower method). If you do not return the signed certificate within two weeks, your request will be cancelled and your account will be credited back $515.90. When the Prize Fund Chairman receives the signed certificate, he will purchase your Gift Card and it will be mailed directly to you. Delivery takes 4-7 business days. Rob Mills, Prize Fund Chairman
Posted by lprosi::02/10/2017


Marshalls needed for 2017 Torrey Pines Tournaments
Hi TPMC members, I am Gary Paluso, the new Player Assistant Chairman. Player Assistants are needed to help monitor and assist with the pace of play in TPMGC tournaments on TP North and South. One assistant is needed for the early shift 8:00-11:00 and later shift 11:30-2:30. The player assistant gets priority to play on the day they assist or can chose to save their priority to play another TPMGC Torrey event. Your help is imperative as Torrey Pines requires us to have monitors in order to keep up the pace of play. Let me know if you have an interest. Best Regards Gary Paluso - email gpaluso@gmail.com cell 858 922-8267.
Posted by bhood::02/08/2017


New Slow Play Policy
Fellow Members: Slow play has been an ongoing problem at many of our tournaments. We have been collecting data for six months from time clocks to identify which members actually play slow. At its July meeting, the Board decided to take action regarding slow play. The Board decided that stroke penalties are not a feasible solution as we would need several on-course referees to make those decisions. That would require a large number of volunteers who would be placed in an uncomfortable position to potentially penalize fellow members. How We Identify Slow Players Every group should keep up with the group just ahead. Slow players are identified based on how many minutes they finish their round after the foursome in front of them completes their round. Each of us occasionally has a bad round where we lose balls and fall behind. Our intent is to identify members who have repeated occurrences of slow play. A member whose group finishes 15 or more minutes behind the immediately preceding group 3 or more times is designated as a Slow Player. These occurrences need not be consecutive. Slow Players will receive an email from the Board President notifying them of their designation. Slow Play Consequences – Torrey Pines Tournaments A point system is currently used to prioritize who plays in oversubscribed weekday tournaments at Torrey Pines. It has been amended to give designated Slow Players the second lowest priority to play in Torrey tournaments ahead of only No Shows from prior tournaments. Slow Play Consequences – Away Tournaments Slow Players (and any others that sign up in the same foursome) will receive tee times near the end of the field. Removal of Slow Player Designation Upon sustained improvement in pace of play by the member, the Tournament Committee at its discretion removes the Slow Player designation. The player is notified by the Tournament Committee. Repeat Offenders Members previously identified as slow players who improved their pace of play will receive a Slow Player designation if they finish 15 or more minutes behind the prior group 2 or more times. Slow Players Who Take No Action to Improve Pace of Play The Tournament Committee at its discretion may suspend players from one or more tournaments. Using Time Clocks On the 1st tee, insert scorecard in the time clock, and stamp the back of the card after the final person has teed off. UPON COMPLETION OF THE 18TH HOLE BY YOUR ENTIRE GROUP insert scorecard in the time clock after the last member has holed out. Then add the scores and have each member sign it. Those who fail to use the time clocks consistent with this process will be disqualified from the tournament.
Posted by bhood::02/04/2017


Tie Breaker system adopted for all weekday Tournaments
In order for us to stay within our subsidy budget we are now going to break ties for all places using the a tiebreaker system available to us from our Tournament Players Program . If there are ties the software will break all ties using the back nine as a beginning point for tie breaks. TPP uses the USGA tie breaker...starting with the back 9 holes (net), then the back 6 holes (net), then the back 3 holes (net) and then the Back 1 hole (net) then if we need it a coin toss. Handicaps for the tie breakers are 50% for the 9 hole, 33% for 6 hole, 16.7% for 3 hole, 5.55% for 1 hole..all handicaps are rounded 0.5 or higher is a stroke. We also will be using our Tournament Payout formula for all tournaments. Payout will vary per flight depending on the number of members in each flight.
Posted by bhood::02/04/2017


Higher Handicap Players will play from Forward Tees at Torrey Pines
For Weekday Tournaments at Torrey Pines North and South.We have experimented with moving higher handicap players (20-21+) to the forward tees (Red) on South and (Gold) on North. The feed back has been very positive, making rounds more enjoyable, and the pace of play has improved significantly. We will continue this policy for the low net tournaments scheduled at Torrey Pines for 2017.
Posted by bhood::02/04/2017


LATE RENEWAL OR NEW MEMBER APPLICANTS
To all TPMGC MEMBERS and NEW MEMBER APPLICANTS...the window is open! Effective 1/1/17,if you are a renewing member your fee goes to $125 as a "late renewal". Click on MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION and follow the instructions for either 2017 LATE RENEWAL or NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS. Any questions, let me know. Larry Prosi, Membership Chairman
Posted by lprosi::12/30/2016


Election Results
Thank you to all who attended the General Meeting at Riverwalk Golf Course Monday night. It was a terrific evening and those of you that missed it, missed out. Congratulations to the following individuals that were elected for 2 year terms to the Board: Scott Benjamin, Ken Bien, Rob Mills, Larry Prosi, Gary Paluso, Bill Riordan, Steve Shushan And also congratulations to TPMGC member and most proud father, Tony Perez, as his son Pat won the PGA Mayakoba Classic. Well done!
Posted by mberg::11/16/2016


Posting of Tournament Scores
POSTING OF SCORES FOR ALL PLAY AT TPMGC EVENTS WILL BE POSTED BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE USE OF “T” SCORES The USGA is reviewing and tightening up the usage of T scores by Clubs. T scores are only supposed to be used for the club’s significant tournaments. However, more and more clubs are routinely posting local tournament scores as T scores, which can dilute the effectiveness of what T scores are supposed to do, i.e. be a check on player performance. The issue is that the number of T scores a player has in the last 12 month period can significantly reduce the effectiveness of the T score review. Therefor for TPMGC to comply with the new USGA policy clarification with respect to club T scores TPMGC will only use T scores for our Board Tournaments, and will they will be posted by the tournament committee. No member should post any T score at a TPMGC event or any play at Torrey Pines Golf course. TPMGC Board tournaments are: SCGA BB of Partners Qualifiers weekend and weekday TPMGC Senior Championships weekend and weekday TPMGC Club Championship weekend TPMGC Turkey Shoot weekend and weekday .....Marc Sorensen Handicap Chairman
Posted by jhoffman::10/10/2016