From: Connie DUNCAN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2:10 PM
Subject: Rules information from Jenny Blaschke
Connie Duncan and I went to the rules seminar on Wednesday. Some of the rules discussed:
UNPLAYABLE LIE: One stroke penalty. An unplayable lie can be taken anywhere on the course. There are three options when you declare a ball unplayable.
1. Drop the ball from shoulder height within two club lengths from where it lies, no closer to the hole
2. Go back as far as you want as long as you maintain a line between the ball and the hole.
3. Go back to the place from which you originally hit the ball.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION: No penalty. Must take the nearest point of relief. Measure one club length (you may use any club) from obstruction and then drop ball. When you drop ball from shoulder height it must be within two club lengths no closer to the hole.
When a player's ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced.
A ball on the green, when hit, goes off the green and hits an opponent’s equipment. No penalty. You may replace the ball where it originally lay or hit it from where it landed after removing equipment. If you choose the first option, do not count the stroke which sent the ball off the green. Second option counts the stroke that goes off the green.
If your ball hits a ball at rest and causes it to move, the ball originally at rest is replaced to its original position with no penalty to either person.
If a competitor is asked to mark her ball on the FAIRWAY, she must mark her ball and pick the ball up like an egg so as not to disturb any dirt or grass that might be on the ball.
Lateral hazards: Usually red stakes. These are water hazards parallel to the golf course. There are five options.
1. Play the ball where it lies with no penalty
2. Drop within two club lengths no closer to the hole from where the ball last crossed the hazard. One stroke penalty.
3. Go back as far as you want as long as the place where the ball last crossed the hazard is in line with the flag. One stroke penalty
4. Go back to the spot from which the ball was originally hit. One stroke penalty.
5. Go to the other side of the hazard at an equal distance from where the ball last crossed the hazard and drop within two club lengths from that spot. One stroke penalty.
Direct Water Hazard. Yellow stakes. One stroke penalty. Three options.
1. Play the ball at it lies. No penalty
2. Go back to the point from which the ball was originally hit.
3. You must hit the ball from behind the water hazard at a point where the ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard going back as far as you want. One stroke penalty.
Unplayable lie in a bunker:
1. Play the ball from the spot from which the ball was originally hit. One stroke penalty.
2. Drop the ball in the bunker behind where the ball lies in line with and no closer to the hole.
3. Drop the ball within two club lengths of the spot where the ball lies but within the bunker.
Shannon Donlon, PGA Class A
General Manager & Head Professional
Stanford Golf Course
March 27, 2018
Dear Member of the Stanford Golf Course,
I am pleased to announce that the golf course irrigation and bunker renovation project is
proceeding quite nicely. Holes #1 through #7 are complete. Feedback has been very positive;
particularly on holes #5 and #10. Overall, bunker reshaping and relocation, sand quality and
consistency have been very well received. Assured Aggregate White Sand is the sand type
used in the new bunkers.
Hole #5 highlights include the addition of a fairway bunker on the left side, shift of the
approach bunker from the right side to the left, removal of the left greenside bunker and
shift of the right greenside bunker; closer to the green and more in front of the green than
Hole #10 highlights include the shift of both fairway bunkers farther up the fairway,
approximately 25 yards, removal of the left greenside bunker (replaced with a grassy swale)
and shift of the right greenside bunker closer to the green allowing for a small bail out area
right of that bunker.
Hole #11 highlights include the shift of the right fairway bunker farther forward and left of
the original location, removal of the left fairway bunker (replaced with grass), reshaping of
the greenside bunkers bringing those bunkers slightly closer to the green.
One main objective of the project is to reduce the amount of irrigated turf. To date, native
grasses have been planted on holes #1 through #7. A combination of 3 types of fescue have
been planted; sheep, hard and chewings. Irrigation is necessary to establish the native areas
however, once established, these areas will not be irrigated. The process can take up to one
and a half years. Project completion is estimated to be August 31.
Updates will be given at the Town Hall
Meeting in May. Designer Beau Welling from Beau Welling Design and assistant, Scott Benson
will make a course project presentation followed by Q&A. Light appetizers and beverages
will be served. Several reminders will be sent in April and early May leading up to the event.
TOWN HALL MEETING – GOLF CLUBHOUSE
MONDAY, MAY 7 @ 6:00PM
As most of you know, the new Golf Learning Center, formerly the driving range, has been open
since April of 2017. In the past year, the golf professionals have organized 4 demonstration
days featuring key golf vendors in clubs and hard goods; Callaway, Titleist, Ping and Taylor
Made. A separate demonstration day was held featuring XXIO (pronounced zek-si-oh). XXIO has been the number one selling golf brand in Japan for 17 years and currently number one in both Korea
and New Zealand. Overall golf club sales have increased significantly, likely the highest ever
recorded in golf course and driving range history. The staff and I are looking forward to
promoting more events and creating new opportunities to engage with students, faculty,
staff, alumni and membership around the game of golf.
The next scheduled multi-vendor fitting day and opportunity for all to demo new game
improvement equipment is May 12.
SATURDAY - MAY 12 – GOLF LEARNING CENTER
10:00AM – 3:00PM
Beginning April 11, the Fourth Annual Women’s Graduate School of Business Golf Program will
be underway and run for 10 weeks on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30PM. The program
includes golf instruction, on-course education in rules and etiquette, putting contests, 3-Hole
Scramble and a speaking component featuring high profile, local, successful women in
business and golf. On most Wednesdays throughout the 10-week period, there will be
increased usage at the Golf Learning Center. There can be a waiting period for a hitting
space. Please plan your practice schedules accordingly.
Men’s & women’s varsity golf programs have been impacted by the golf course project. Each
year, the men host The Goodwin, a spring invitational. And most every year, Stanford hosts a
post-season championship. This year, Stanford is hosting the Women’s Regional Championship.
Due to the course project, Stanford will host the 2018 Goodwin and the 2018 Women’s
Regional Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
THE GOODWIN MAY 29-31
WOMEN’S REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MAY 7-9
Spectatorship is strongly encouraged. If you can find the time, please make your way to
San Francisco and support the Cardinal!!!
Thank you very much for your continued support! See you on the links!
650.721.9288 – O 650.384.5188 – C email@example.com
Stanford 9-Hole Golf: April Update
Calendar of Special Events
Thur Apr 5 Monthly Tournament
Ellen Barton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun, Apr 8 Mixer
Tee times: 1:00, 1:10, 1:20, 1:30 pm
Ann Porteus & Nancy Mancini
Thur, Apr 19 Senior Exchange at Olympic Club (Lake Course)
Time: 12:30 pm shotgun start
Format: Best two net scores per hole for the foursome
Entry fee: $120 per person. Includes lunch, golf, cart, dinner and prizes
Eligibility: Open to all members of Stanford Men's & Women's
Golf Sections who are at least 50 years old
Sign up: Use the event sign-up link, on our website
Questions: Jay Jeffries, email@example.com
Fri, Apr 20 Spring Hike & Picnic at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
10 am - 1 pm, Optional lunch
Access to Jasper Ridge courtesy of Pat Seawell
Diane Ciesinski & Ellen Barton
Tue, Apr 24 Stanford Women's 18-Hole Section Charity & Guest Play Day
Time: 8:30 am shotgun start
Format: Two best balls of foursome
Eligibility: Open to Stanford 18-Holers and 9-Holers
Each member can bring one guest
Charity: Bring your checkbook to donate to Bay Area Cancer
Sign up: Use the event sign-up link, on our website
Questions: Mary Jo Colton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue, Apr 24 Open Day at Cold Springs Country Club (Placerville)
Allyn Taylor & Connie Duncan
Have fun out there!
Golf’s Modernised Rules Released
From: Lynn PIERON <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 8:27 PM
Subject: Corena Green Junior Girls Golf Classic
Hello golfers (Casey, can you please forward to the 18-hole section?)
DO YOU KNOW ANY JUNIOR GIRL GOLFERS?
The WNHGA Corena Green Classic for Junior Girls gives young women between the ages of 8 and 17 the opportunity to compete, make friends, and earn scholarships. The tournament is open to all girls who have played some golf and have some basic knowledge of the game. They do not have to belong to a WNHGA club. The total field is 104 players in 2 age groupings.
Information and registration are on the 9 Hole Section website here.
Let’s encourage the next generation! Our group supports the Classic and several of our members have attended past events.
I found this quite interesting and thought you might too.