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9-14-20

As we enter the fall stretch of the season, remember that there is a schedule of great events yet to be played, including traditional favorites as well as some new additions to the 2020 calendar. The Nine 'N' Wine event on Friday played host to 100 players. It was a perfect night for golf, and we had a six-way tie for the top spot! Click HERE to view the complete results.

The golf course aerification process went great this past week. All of you who have played have seen that the greens are in near perfect condition already. The holes from the process are much smaller than in years past. The sand top dressing application will be done early this week to complete the process. Due to the damp and cool conditions, that final step to the process was unable to be completed initially. Thanks to Dan Graft and his staff for handling this annual treatment with expert precision.

Ladies' Closing Day is on Thursday, September 17th. The starting time is 4:00 pm. We are starting earlier than originally scheduled so that we can have the post round dinner and meeting outside after golf. WGA members may opt to only attend the dinner ($25) if they cannot make the golf portion. It is a four-player scramble format. Registration will end on Tuesday, so sign up HERE.

The new Fall Member-Member event will take place on Saturday, September 19th. This event was originally set to be a 1:00 shotgun, but due to the number of teams signed up, we will do a tee time start instead, allowing for an open tee sheet all day. Tee times for the event will begin at 10:00 am. This is a two-player event, that can be male, female, or mixed teams. The format is 20 Ball. Each two-player team needs to take 20 net (relative to par, not gross score) scores over 18 holes of play, choosing the score or scores to take before teeing off on the next hole. All teams will be flighted to make for the best competition, pitting all male teams, all female teams, and mixed teams against one another based on team handicaps. Registration is limited to the first 48 teams (96 players). Sign up HERE.
 
One of the most popular men's events of the year is right around the corner. The Toughest Day of Golf is on Wednesday, September 23rd with a 1:00 pm shotgun. Teams of four will compete in the most challenging and entertaining round of the year. The course is played at its longest yardage, with the pins set in the most difficult locations. All men under the age of 60 play the BLACK TEE, men age 60-69 play the BLUE TEE, men age 70+ play the WHITE TEE. It is a scramble format, 3 putt max, with lunch (12:00 - 3:00 pm), golf, and prizes included in the $75 per player entry fee. Spots are filling quickly. Click HERE to sign up your team now -- the first 24 teams will get in!

The Men's Closing Ham 'N' Egger is Sunday, September 27th starting with a 10:00 am shotgun. Breakfast will be served prior to the shotgun, starting at 8:30 am. All membership categories are welcome to play! Sign up as a single and we will make the teams. It is a Shamble (picking best drive of group), with 1 best ball on par 3's, 2 best ball on par 4's and 3 best ball on par 5's format. Entry is $37 and includes breakfast and prize payout. Sign up HERE.

The second new fall event is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd. It will start with a 1:00 pm shotgun, preceded by a 8:30 am shotgun for all members who wish to play prior to the event. This event is four person teams, playing in a two-best ball, shamble format. The event is for golf members only and teams can be made of all men, all women, or mixed teams. All teams will be flighted to make for the best competition, pitting all male teams, all female teams, and mixed teams against one another based on team handicaps. Registration is limited to the first 48 teams (96 players). Sign up HERE.

Travis Pointe golf members now have a great opportunity to play a collection of over 230 private clubs across the U.S. We have partnered with Open Rounds to join a database of outstanding private clubs that are opening their doors to reciprocate with other private club members. Golf members will register on the site, giving them the ability to request and make times at clubs across the country. Click HERE and HERE to see how you can take advantage of this partnership and to register your account.

Rule of the Week - We have been fortunate to have great playing conditions all season long despite several bouts of challenging weather. With that said, I urge all of you to continue to care for our course and facilities until the season ends. There have been excessive divots both at the chipping green and short game areas. PLEASE replace divots when taking them. Ball marks on the chipping green have also become more prevalent over the last few weeks. Take a minute to fix any such marks you may have created. As always, the carts are to be on the PATHS ONLY around tees and greens. This etiquette is essential to maintain healthy turf around these areas. On course, divots and pitch marks are to be repaired/replaced all year long, so do your part in upkeeping our beautiful golf course and facilities!
 
For all our event sign ups, you can use the registration links or call, email (rmullendore@travispointe.com), or stop into the golf shop anytime!

Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional



9-8-20

One of the year's most anticipated weekends finally arrived. The 68 player Simmons Cup matches took place on Saturday and Sunday. Preceded by the pairings party on Friday night, the weekend was kicked off with a fun evening in which all the teams and matches were presented. The two teams, Rocky's Rebels and Andrew's Army, competed in team matches on Saturday and singles matches on Sunday. After day one, Andrew's Army got off to a 4 point lead, with 34 points available during Sunday's singles matches. The matches on Sunday continued in favor of Andrew's Army, finishing with a resounding 30.5 - 20.5 win over Rocky's Rebels. It was a great weekend, worthy of celebrating this outstanding club. Thank you to all the players who supported our golfing events all season long! Click HERE to see the complete results.

The holiday weekend was wrapped up with the Labor Day foursomes' event. We had 13 teams of four show up to compete. Congratulations to James & Michele Lambert, Randy & Jan Hoffman for winning the annual event. Click HERE for complete results.

The golf course will be closed for Tuesday and Wednesday due to the aerification process that will be taking place on those days. Hopefully, the rain predicted is minimal as any significant rainfall could delay the process and push the course closure into Thursday AM. Both Tuesday and Wednesday the course and golf shop will be closed. Going forward, the driving range will be on the MATS ONLY. DO NOT hit from the grass areas unless using a tee to hit a driver!

The Nine 'N' Wine on Friday, September 11th at 5:00 pm, has been filled (24 teams). All email or in-person team submissions going forward will be on the waiting list. Those who are signed up should have received an email to confirm your participation. 

Ladies' Closing Day is on Thursday, September 17th. The starting time is 4:00pm. We are starting earlier than originally scheduled so that we can have the post round dinner and meeting outside after golf. It is a four-player scramble format. Sign up HERE.

The new Fall Member-Member event will take place on Saturday, September 19th with a 1:00 pm shotgun. A morning, 8:30 am shotgun for all other members will be available. This is a two-player event that can be male, female, or mixed teams. The format is 20 Ball. Each two-player team needs to take 20 net (relative to par, not gross score) scores over 18 holes of play, choosing the score or scores to take before teeing off on the next hole. All teams will be flighted to make for the best competition, pitting all male teams, all female teams, and mixed teams against one another based on team handicaps. Registration is limited to the first 48 teams (96 players). Sign up HERE

One of the favorite men's events of the year is right around the corner. The Toughest Day of Golf is on Wednesday, September 23rd with a 1:00 pm shotgun. Teams of four will compete in the most challenging and entertaining round of the year. It is a scramble format, 3 putt max, with lunch, golf, and prizes included in the $75 per player entry fee. Spots are filling quickly. Click HERE to sign up your team now, the first 24 teams will get in!

The Men's Closing Ham 'N' Egger is Sunday, September 27th starting with a 10:00 am shotgun. Breakfast will be served prior to the shotgun, starting at 8:30 am. All membership categories are welcome to play! Sign up as a single and we will make the teams. It is a Shamble (picking best drive of group), with 1 best ball on par 3's, 2 best ball on par 4's and 3 best ball on par 5's format. Entry is $37 and includes breakfast and prize payout. Sign up HERE.

The second new fall event is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd. It will start with a 1:00 pm shotgun, preceded by a 8:30 am shotgun for all members who wish to play prior to the event. This event is four person teams, playing in a two-best ball, shamble format. The event is for golf members only and teams can be made of all men, all women, or mixed teams. All teams will be flighted to make for the best competition, pitting all male teams, all female teams, and mixed teams against one another based on team handicaps. Registration is limited to the first 48 teams (96 players). Sign up HERE.
Travis Pointe members now have a great opportunity to play a collection of over 230 private clubs across the U.S. We have partnered with Open Rounds to join a database of outstanding private clubs that are opening their doors to reciprocate with other private club members. Golf members will register on the site, giving them the ability to request and make times at clubs across the country. Click HERE and HERE to see how you can take advantage of this partnership and to register your account.
 
For all our event sign ups, you can use the registration links or call, email (rmullendore@travispointe.com), or stop into the golf shop anytime!


8-31-20

September has arrived in a blur. There is a busy slate for the upcoming month. Be sure to get your teams signed up ASAP for all the great fall events upcoming.
 
The men's Fourball was played on Sunday. We had 16 teams playing in the event. Congratulations to our winners Randy Hoffman, James Lambert, Tim Gretkierewicz, and Mark Evans. Click HERE for complete results.
 
This weekend will be our Simmons Cup event, starting with the pairings party on Friday, September 4th at 6:00 pm outside the golf shop. There will be served hors d'oeuvres and drinks to go along with the presentation of the teams and team betting. Saturday and Sunday's competition starts with a 9:00 am shotgun and will have lunch served at the turn outside. Team matches are played Saturday and singles on Sunday. Please confirm with the golf shop that you are IN or OUT if you have not already.
Due to the Simmons Cup event, there will be no Sunday Couples game happening this week.
 
The Labor Day's Mixed Foursomes event is starting with tee times at 10:30 am. Couples can sign up as foursomes or as two if they don't already have another couple to join. Sign up HERE to play in this fun best ball competition.
 
The Nine 'N' Wine on Friday, September 11th at 5:00 pm has been filled (24 teams). All email or in person team submissions going forward will be on the waiting list. This event was posted as a 5:30 start, but it is starting at 5:00 pm.
 
Ladies' Closing Day is on Thursday, September 17th. The starting time is 4:00 pm. We are starting earlier than originally scheduled so that we can have the post round dinner and meeting outside after golf. It is a four-player scramble format. Sign up HERE.
 
The new Fall Member-Member event will take place on Saturday, September 19th with a 1:00 pm shotgun. A morning, 8:30 am shotgun for all other members will be available. This is a two-player event, that can be male, female, or mixed teams. The format is 20 Ball. Each two-player team needs to take 20 net (relative to par, not gross score) scores over 18 holes of play, choosing the score or scores to take before teeing off on the next hole. All teams will be flighted to make for the best competition, pitting all male teams, all female teams, and mixed teams against one another based on team handicaps. Registration is limited to the first 48 teams (96 players). Sign up HERE.
 
One of the favorite men's events of the year is right around the corner. The Toughest Day of Golf is on Wednesday, September 23rd with a 1:00 pm shotgun. Teams of four will compete in the most challenging and entertaining round of the year. It is a scramble format, 3 putt max, with lunch, golf, and prizes included in the $75 per player entry fee. Click HERE to sign up your team now - the first 24 teams will get in!
 
Travis Pointe members now have a great opportunity to play a collection of over 230 private clubs across the U.S. We have partnered with Open Rounds to join a database of outstanding private clubs that are opening their doors to reciprocate with other private club members. Golf members will register on the site, giving them the ability to request and make times at clubs across the country. Click HERE and HERE to see how you can take advantage of this partnership and to register your account.
 
The golf shop will be having a Labor Day Sale that will run from Friday, September 4th through Labor Day. There will be outstanding deals up to 50% off for men and women apparel, 30% off shoes in stock as well as 30% off all Oakley and Ray Bans in stock. All of you that have golf shop credit accumulated, remember that you must use it before the year ends!
 
For all our event sign ups, you can use the registration links or call, email (rmullendore@travispointe.com), or stop into the golf shop anytime!

Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional



8-24-20

The highlight of the competitive calendar each year, the Club Championships, were tightly contested this weekend. Men and women played for overall and flight championships across multiple flights. Congratulations to our 2020 Women's Club Champion and 5-time club champion, Ashley Mumby, and our two flight winners. Congratulations to our 2020 Men's Club Champion and 2-time club champion, Kevin Nelson and our three flight winners. Click HERE to see the final men's and women's results. Thank you to all who competed this year!

No sooner do we turn the page on our club championships that we look ahead to this Sunday for the Men's Fourball event. In a C.O.D. (carts, opposites, drivers) format, men will take two best ball per hole. Tee times start at 8:00 am, and the deadline to get your team signed up is this Thursday at 5:00 pm. Click HERE for the link to register your team.

For all those couples making tee times on Sundays, we will have another couples' game to compete in. The format this week will be team two best ball, one from the men and one from the women. Call the golf shop or starter to make your times.

The following weekend will be our Simmons Cup event, starting with the pairings party on Friday, September 4th, at 6:00 pm outside the golf shop. There will be served hors d'oeuvres and drinks to go along with the presentation of the teams. Saturday and Sunday's competition will have lunch served at the turn outside. Team matches are played Saturday and singles are played on Sunday. Tomorrow the points lists will be sent out, so be sure to respond to the email that you are IN or OUT if you are a qualified player.
The Nine 'N' Wine (Friday, September 11th at 5:00 pm) has been filled (24 teams). All email or in-person team submissions going forward will be on the waiting list.

Ladies' Closing Day is on Thursday, September 17th. The starting time (5:00 pm) will likely be edited to accommodate for an outdoor, post round meal and meeting. It is a four-player scramble format. We will send a sign-up link, confirmation on start time, and program in the coming weeks. 

Due to the loss of football on Saturdays this fall, we have come up with two new events to add to the calendar to entertain you. The Fall Member-Member event will take place on Saturday, September 19th, with a 1:00 pm shotgun. A morning, 8:30 am shotgun for all other members will be available. This is a two-player event that can be male, female, or mixed teams. The format is 20 Ball. Each two-player team needs to take 20 net (relative to par, not gross score) scores over 18 holes of play, choosing the score or scores to take before teeing off on the next hole. All teams will be flighted to make for the best competition, pitting all male teams, all female teams, and mixed teams against one another based on team handicaps. Registration is limited to the first 48 teams (96 players). Lunch service is TBD currently, and that will be communicated soon! The other newly added event will be on Saturday, October 3rd, and will be a four-player team event (Shamble format/2BB), limited to the first 24 teams. Keep an eye out for registration for these fun events soon.
The golf shop will be having a Labor Day sale that will run from Friday, September 4th, through Labor Day. There will be outstanding deals of up to 50% off for men and women apparel, 30% off shoes in stock, as well as 30% off all Oakley and Ray Bans in stock. To all of you who have golf shop credit accumulated, remember that you must use it before the year ends!
Rule of the Week - There is an ongoing debate about the proper yardages for players to play. The governing bodies of golf launched a "Play it Forward" initiative in recent years to encourage players to play a more comfortable and enjoyable distance. My personal favorite formula is as follows: take your 5-iron (or hybrid) yardage and multiply that by 36. Example, I hit my 5 iron 195 yards, making my maximum yardage to play as 7020. If you are debating on which tee to play, try that formula and try out the yardage that best suits your game!

For all our event sign ups, you can use the registration links or call, email (rmullendore@travispointe.com) or stop into the golf shop anytime!

Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional


To view our golf calendar and results, click the links below:
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Calendar
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Results


8-17-20

This weekend our Husband and Wife Club Championship was contested. We had 22 couples participate, making up three flights, playing a Chapman format. This was one of the best fields we have had in recent years. Congratulations to our 2020 Champions, Adam & Nichole Phelps. For all the results from the event, click HERE.

We had an incredible registration for Friday's Nine 'N' Wine event. 118 players showed up to play in a fun scramble format. Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn't cooperate, and lightning and rain showers compromised the event. After calling off the event, we rescheduled it to Friday, September 11th. You can sign up online by clicking HERE. You can also always call, email, or stop by the golf shop as well to sign up your teams!

Next week we have our Men and Women's Club Championships. Saturday and Sunday will play host to 36 holes of competition. We will award the overall Champions for men and women for the low gross score, as well as gross and net winners in each flight. The deadline for registration is this Thursday, August 20th at 5:00 pm. This is the last chance for men to earn points toward the upcoming Simmons Cup. For ladies, this is one of the last opportunities to earn an automatic qualifying spot in the Simmons Cup. Sign up HERE for the Men's Championship or HERE for the Women's Championship. You can also email, call, or stop by the golf shop. Due to the Club Championships, we will not have a Sunday Couples' event. Please sign up to play in our club's most recognized individual championship.

It is hard to believe but the Men's Fall Fourball is already in sight. Saturday, August 30th, four-man teams will play in a fun Two best ball, C.O.D. format. This event is for golf members only. Click HERE to register your team or sign up as a single. Remember you can call, email or stop by the golf shop as well to sign up your teams!

On Labor Day, we will have our Mixed Foursomes event. Teams will be made up of male and female golf members. You can sign up as a foursome or a twosome. Members will play two best ball, one gross and one net each hole. Tee times will start at 10:30 am. Sign up your team HERE or contact the golf shop.

Rule of the Week - This week I wanted to share two links that pertain to the putting green. Click HERE and HERE to see how the rules of golf have changed regarding what we are able to do touching the green. Players are now allowed to touch their line of play to identify intended area of the putt as well as fix imperfections on the putting green that may be on their line. Take a look at these videos and rules changes to see how the rules can help you make more putts!

Be sure to sign up for all of our great upcoming events. Use the links provided, or call, email, or stop into the golf shop to get yourself and your teams registered to play!

Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional


To view our golf calendar and results, click the links below:
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Calendar
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Results


8-10-20
 
We had an active week of play this week at TPCC, highlighted by the Women's Member-Guest. On Thursday, 74 women played in the 18-hole, team best ball event. The WGA Special Events team put on a great event following the theme "Michigan Wine, Women and Golf." The ladies enjoyed a beautiful day of weather on the course followed by an outstanding luncheon outside. Thank you to all the members and guests that made this event such a great success! Click HERE for the complete results.

This week's Sunday Couples event was a two-best ball, high-low format. Each team takes the highest and lowest net score of the group each hole. Congratulations to our winners John and Annemarie Hohman with Phil Aquino and Sharon Struble. Click HERE for complete results. Due to the Husband and Wife Club Championship next weekend there will be no additional couples event.

We have an outstanding sign up going thus far for the H & W Club Championship! You have until this Thursday at 5:00 pm to register your team for this year's event. Be sure to take part in the largest field this event has seen in over 5 years. For all those 9-holers that are interested, we will have a 9-Hole H & W Club Championship on Sunday, August 16th with tee times starting at 2:00 pm.
 
The Men's and Women's Club Championships are August 22nd-23rd. Club champions will be the low gross score for each gender. We will also award gross and net winners in each flight. This is an auto qualifier for women into the Simmons Cup and the final opportunity for the men to earn points. The deadline for registration is Thursday, August 20th at 5:00 pm. The Men's Championship Flight will play scratch from the Blue tees. Other flights will be White tees, and any man wanting to play the Members tee can play within their flight but only for NET prizes.
The Simmons Cup will be played September 5th-6th. This event is comprised of the leading point earning men and women of TPCC. Men earn points for their play and good finishes in all weekend events. Women earn points through play of the WGA weekly events as well as league, club championships, and the Old Pal tournament. This event is an intra-club competition, pitting men and women of TPCC versus one another. Day one is team match play and day two is singles 18-hole matches. One team is captained by me and the other by one of my assistants. Last year we had 60 players and we are hoping to have 72 play this year! The points list for men is HERE and the women's list is HERE.

Rule of the Week - During our competitions I have notified our players that the rules of golf allow for a stroke to count in circumstances when the ball doesn't finish inside the hole. According to the rules, "Although your ball has not been holed and you have yet to complete the hole, if you determine that, in your best judgement, your ball would have been holed more than 50% of the time had there not been a foam (or other material) insert, you must record your score for handicap purposes as if the ball was holed." Continuing, "When making this decision, you should consider the speed at which your ball was travelling when it first entered the hole." And finally, "Note: Improper application of most likely score may result in lower scores. It is important for players to apply the procedure consistently and accurately to protect the integrity of their Handicap Index."
The fall is fast approaching, and it appears to be one that will continue to be busy. The golf shop is full of new fashions for men and women from golf's most recognized brands. New arrivals from Oakley and Ray Ban just hit the shelves. Stop by this weekend to check out the great sales and values. Thank you all for your support. We look forward to extending our busy year deep into the beautiful months of fall!

Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional
 
To view our golf calendar and results, click the links below:
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Calendar
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Results


8-3-20
 
With daylight ending sooner each day, the driving range will be closing at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. It will continue to close at 7:00 pm on Thursday and Sunday.

This weekend we had our Men's and Women's Senior Club Championships held. There were two divisions for each, Senior (50+) and Super Senior (65+). Congratulations to the Men's Senior Champion Greg Housner and Super Senior Champion Mike Spears. Congratulations to the Women's Senior Champion Alayne Evans and Super Senior Champion Fay McKenney. For full Men's results, click HERE. For full Women's results, click HERE.
 
Next weekend is all open play as there are not any club tournaments on the schedule. We will have our Sunday Couples game, which will play a Hi-Low format. In this format, each team will take two scores each hole, counting the low net score and high net score each hole. Make your tee time with another couple and compete against the others on the tee sheet that day.
 
Our first 9 & Wine is slated for Friday, August 14th. It is open to all membership categories. It will be a scramble format, with a drink included in the $15 entry fee. Bring out your friends to play in this fun event.

The following weekend, August 15-16th, is the Husband and Wife Club Championship. Tee times start at 9:30 am each day. All couples and significant others who are golf members are eligible to play. Men will play the Members combo tee, and ladies will play the bronze. The format is an alternate shot (Chapman), 50% of the team's total handicap. The deadline for sign up is this Thursday at 5:00 pm.
 
Our Men's and Women's Club Championships are the next weekend, August 22-23rd. Club champions will be the low Gross score for each gender. We will also award gross and net winners in each flight. This is an auto qualifier for women into the Simmons Cup and a big points opportunity for the men. The deadline for registration is Thursday, August 20th at 5:00 pm.

The Simmons Cup will be played on September 5-6th. This event is comprised of the leading point-earning men and women of TPCC. Men earn points for their play and good finishes in all weekend events. Women earn points through play of the WGA weekly events, league, club championships, and the old pal tournament. This event is an intra-club competition, pitting men and women of TPCC versus one another. Day one is team match play, and day two is singles 18 hole matches. One team is captained by me and the other by one of my assistants. Last year we had 60 players, and we are hoping to have more able to play this year!

Rule of the Week - With the club's mission being centered around families, I wanted to take this opportunity to speak on some issues that have come up in the last few weeks. Some families go out to play with young children in the group. We have been receiving calls in the golf shop about them being a fivesome or just slow in general. There are a few things to consider in these circumstances. First, our pace of play rule states that any given round should take 4 hours and 15 minutes to complete (about half for 9). If there is a family ahead of you that is playing in a timely fashion, there is no need to call the shop, even if they are playing slower than your group. If you encounter this, politely ask the parents to play through. Two and threesomes will play faster than foursomes! Another common misconception is that families are playing with more than four players. Some families here have multiple children, and when the family goes out, the parents let different kids play shots along the way. While there may be more than four people in the group, they are often not all playing each hole. Once again, if the pace they are playing at is within our time requirements, then there is no issue with the family playing as a group. Parents remember that juniors are not allowed to drive a cart until they have a driver's license. We want all our families to feel welcome and comfortable playing at TPCC!

Please feel free to call, email, or stop by the golf shop to sign up for all the upcoming events.
 
Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional
 
To view our golf calendar and results, click the links below:
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Calendar
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Results


7-27-20
 
The season of championships is upon us. The Junior Golf Championships were completed on Wednesday, crowning 2, 5, 9 and 18 hole Champions for boys and girls. Congratulations to our 18 Hole Champion - Eric Wood; Boys 9 hole Champion - Henry Fuhs Jr.; Girls 9 Hole Champion - Emerson Jones; Boys 5 Hole Champion - Andrew Fuhs; Girls 5 Hole Champion - Katie Brodsky; Boys 2 Hole Champion - James Sisung; and Girls 2 Hole Champion Nora Williams. For complete results from the Junior Championships and season long awards, click HERE

Our Women's Member-Member was contested on Saturday. Playing 1 best ball of the twosome, congratulations to Audrey Shell and Alayne Evans for winning the First Flight and to Noelle Dabbs and Adrianne Fuhs for winning the Second Flight. Click HERE for complete results.

Yesterday was our Parent-Child Championship, where parents or grandparents and their children/grandchildren play a selective drive, alternate shot format. Each of our junior divisions (2, 5, 9, 18 holer) had a champion and runner up recognized. We had 42 total players competing this year! Congratulations to all our winners, click HERE for results.

This weekend is the Men's (August 1st & 2nd) and Women's (August 2nd) Senior Club Championships. Tee times start at 8:00am each day. All men and women golfing members 50 years of age and up are eligible to play. Men and women 65+ can play in the super senior division of the championship. Call, email (rmullendore@travispointe.com) or stop in the golf shop to sign up, deadline for entry is this Thursday, July 30th at 5:00 pm.

Make note, the Husband & Wife Club Championship is August 15th - 16th, tee times starting at 9:30 am each day. The overall Champions will be Gross score winners, other flight Champions will be Net. All spouses and S/O couples that are golf members can play as long as each player has an established handicap. The Men's and Women's Club Championship is August 22nd - 23rd. Championship flight is Gross scores, all other flights will have Gross and Net winners. Tee times start at 8:00 am each day. 
 
Also, all ladies remember that the Member-Guest will be taking place Thursday, August 6th. The format will be 1 Best Ball per twosome. There is a maximum of 48 teams allowed to register, with 2 people (1 member, 1 guest) per team. In case of rain, the event date will be moved to Friday, August 7th. The cost is $60.00 per person plus cart fees. Registration is from 8:00 am - 9:00 am on the day of the event and will feature a to-go style breakfast. A shotgun start will commence at 9:00 am with on-course competitions, followed by a post-round outdoor lunch. The theme of the event will be Michigan Wine, Women and Golf!

Congratulations to our Sunday Couples game winners Bill & Margie Farrand and John & Annemarie Hohman. The game was 1 gross and 1 net per hole, with each score coming from different players. For complete results click HERE. Because this Sunday upcoming is the Senior Club Championships, we will not have a Couples game this week.
 
Rule of the Week - With the preeminent club championships on the horizon its important for players to know how to drop a ball within the rules of golf. When taking relief or dropping after a penalty, the rule on how to drop has changed. In the past players dropped the ball over their shoulder, behind them. That then changed to dropping at shoulder height. As of last year, the rule has changed again. Now players dropping a ball must drop for knee height. This change actually can make it easier for players to drop a ball in a more desirable location. Whether it is from a penalty or free relief, be sure to make your drop according to the rules!

We hope to see you all continuing to play golf here at TPCC. It has been a great year for members to enjoy this incredible golf facility. Contact the golf shop to sign up for all the upcoming Championship events! Please let the golf staff know if there is anything we can do to make your time here as enjoyable as possible!

Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional

To view our golf calendar and results, click the links below:
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Calendar
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Results

As a follow-up to the eblast announcement on Friday, we wanted to clarify the Golf Operation hours from now through Monday, September 7th.
 
Golf Pro Shop:
Monday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Golf Range:
Monday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am -7:00 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Golf Course:
Monday 11:00 am - Dark
Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 am - Dark
Saturday and Sunday: 6:30 am - Dark


7-20-20
 
As we cross the midway point of July, we navigate a busy stretch in the golfing calendar at Travis Pointe.

Saturday marked the final round of the Men's Invitational. We had a full field of 60 teams making up this year's event. After a slight delay on Thursday morning due to rain, the tournament went off without a hitch. The golf course was outstanding, and the players enjoyed a fresh format that offered great fun and competition for everyone. After 54 holes of play and 4 holes of the championship shootout, Nick and Chris Mazzola earned the title of 2020 Men's Invitational Champions. Click HERE to see a complete rundown of the top performers in each flight. Thank you to all the members and their guests for making this year's event such a resounding success!

This Wednesday is the final day of the Junior Golf program. Our juniors will compete in the championship within each of the four divisions of play. Upon completion of golf, juniors will enjoy a lunch and awards program outside by the scoreboard. The golf staff at TPCC has enjoyed coaching and getting to know more than 50 young players this summer. Good luck to all our juniors as they play for the recognition as Junior Club Champion.

The weekend has a full slate of competition scheduled. On Saturday, the rescheduled Women's Member-Member will be played, with tee times starting at 9:30 am. Teams of two will play a best ball format for 18 holes. All ladies interested in playing must sign up their team by Thursday at 5:00 pm.

Also, ladies, remember that the Member-Guest will be taking place Thursday, August 6th. The format will be 1 Best Ball per twosome. There is a maximum of 48 teams allowed to register, with 2 people (1 member, 1 guest) per team. In case of rain, the event date will be moved to Friday, August 7th. The cost is $60.00 per person plus cart fees. Registration is from 8:00 am - 9:00 am on the day of the event and will feature a to-go style breakfast. A shotgun start will commence at 9:00 am with on-course competitions, followed by a post-round outdoor lunch. The theme of the event will be Michigan Wine, Women and Golf!

Sunday is the day for the Parent-Child Championship. Tee times will start at 1:30 pm. Parents and grandparents can play in a 9-hole scramble with their junior, representing each of the four divisions of junior golf (2, 5, 9, 18-holers). Kids can compete with both parents or grandparents, as well as parents and grandparents are eligible to play with multiple children or grandchildren. It is a fun way to enjoy some competitive golf with your youngster. Sign up by Thursday at 5:00 pm to secure your spot in the field. 

Rule of the Week - Whether you are playing in a casual round with friends or competing for the club championship, playing at a pace that allows for play to move along smoothly is important. The governing bodies thought it was important enough to add stipulations in the update to the rules of golf. Rule 5.6 now states that players "should make a stroke in no more than 40 seconds (and usually in less time) after the player is able to play without interference or distraction." This rule also allows and supports "ready golf," stating that the rules "encourage players to play out of turn in a safe and responsible way to save time or for convenience." If all the players at TPCC abide by these rules, our pace of play will be timely and the flow of traffic on the course will be very good. Be courteous and mindful of the players with you and around you on the course at all times!

Stay safe and let's all enjoy this beautiful Michigan summer!
 
Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional

To view our golf calendar and results, click the links below:
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Calendar
https://travispointe.com/Golf/Results


7-13-20
 
It is hard to believe that we are already into the middle of July. The golf course is absolutely stunning and looks primed for our longest stretch of competitive golf.

The Men's Invitational is this week. Following Junior golf on Wednesday, the "Wild Cat" practice round will commence. Tee times are still open for all members during this time. The course will be closed all day Thursday and Friday and will re-open on Saturday at 4:30 pm. This will be off the front nine only.

We had several couples playing this Sunday. The format was 1 best ball on Par 3's, 2 best ball on par 4's, and 3 best ball on par 5's. Congrats to Don & Christine Liphardt and Dennis & Kim Webb for winning this week's event. This Sunday's competition will be 2 best ball on the front nine and 1 best ball on the back nine. Talk to your friends and make your tee times for Sunday!

Our Junior golf program enters the penultimate week of play. Next week will be the Junior Championships. Each division: 2-holers, 5-holers, 9-holers and 18-holers will identify the junior who takes home the championship awards next week. Be sure your junior is present for their chance to compete in the final week of junior golf.

Due to the caution taken with last weekend's closure, the Women's Member-Member will be contested next Saturday with tee times starting at 9:30 am. Even if you signed up for the original date, please confirm with the golf shop of your team's participation in next weekend's event. Those who did not register for the first date, you are able to enter a team if you are available for the rescheduled date. The Women's Member-Guest will be contested on Thursday, August 6th. Shotgun will start at 9:00 am with lunch outside to follow. Teams of one member and one guest can now register for the event. This is the same date that our Women's Invitational was originally scheduled, which is always a great turnout. Invite your usual guests and pair up to make the foursomes you traditionally play with each year! The first 48 teams of two will make the field.

Rule of the Week - I thought this week would be a good time to offer up a rule change that while on the lighter-hearted side of the game happens to players every week -- the famous T.C. Chen shot, the double hit. I have had a fair number of short game lessons over the years when a player would do the dreaded double hit and the question always arises. In the past the rule was that a one-shot penalty was applied to the stroke that impacts the ball twice. Now there is no penalty and the player will play the ball as it lies after the deflection of the multi-hit. At least now we don't get penalized for what is one of the most embarrassing and unfortunate moments in the game!

Keep on coming out and playing. The season is moving fast. Never hesitate to reach out to the golf shop to get any of your golfing needs met!

Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional


7-6-20

The heat of summer is upon us. We are experiencing record sustained temps over 90 degrees without that letting up anytime soon. Be sure to drink ample water and have a second one on hand whenever you head out on the course!

The quota event on the Fourth of July had over 50 contestants. Congratulations to the winner, Henry Fuhs, for his +6 score over his quota. Click HERE for the complete results of players who finished in the money.

Our Sunday Couples game had six teams playing this weekend. This week's game was 1 best ball on front and 2 best ball on the back. Congratulations to the winning team of Don & Christine Liphardt and Bob & Patty Carden. Click HERE for complete results. This upcoming Sunday's format will be 1 best ball on par 3's, 2 best ball on par 4's, and 3 best ball on par 5's.

This Saturday is our Ladies Member-Member event. Tee times start at 9:30 am. The format is one best ball of the twosome, 90% handicap. Cost is $15 per player. Ladies, sign up by Thursday at 5:00 pm to get your team in the event.

The Men's Invitational is next week from July 16th-18th, with the Wildcat practice round on Wednesday for all participants that want to compete. Please call the starter (734-662-0946) or the golf shop (734-662-5703) to make your tee time. The course will be closed on the 16th and 17th to all play and will reopen to the entire membership on Saturday at 4:30 pm.

Rule of the Week - As I have mentioned in previous weeks, our course is being played by more golfers than ever before. With that, our care of the course must be at its best. One trend that is most identifiable is that those riding in carts are not abiding by some of our most basic policies for cart usage. First, all carts are to be driven ONLY on paths around tees and greens. Those who drive alongside the tees and greens only wear out and compact the turf in these areas. For optimal playability and visual appeal, KEEP ALL CARTS ON PATHS when near tees and greens!

Another very noteworthy aspect of playing at TPCC and in competitions specifically is the posting of one's scores. At the root of the integrity of this game is the handicapping system. Those of you who are playing and not posting your scores are doing a disservice to your playing partners and opponents in all of our organized competitions. Know that going forward, if you are choosing to play in any competition, your handicap will be reviewed. Those that are not posting scores adequately will be required to post your most recent scores before you enter future events. Have respect for the game and the members of the club with which you are playing and POST YOUR SCORES!

The summer is in full bloom. Parents, bring out your juniors and enjoy our beautiful golf course. There is no better time than now to get out and take advantage of the summer sun!

Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional


6-29-20

It is hard to imagine that we are already wrapping up the month of June. There has been great weather and plenty of competition on the course this month. The Men's Two Man Team championship was played this weekend. Congratulations to Lee Flake and Jim Phelps for winning the Gross title and Derrick Dabbs and Henry Fuhs for capturing the Net title. The complete results are HERE. The second week of our Sunday Couples game is in the books. Playing one best ball on odds and two best ball on evens, this week's winners were David & Betsy French and Mark & Alayne Evans. The full results are HERE. This weekend's (July 5th) game will be one best ball on the front nine and two best ball on the back. Make your tee time for Sunday's game now!

To all the men playing in the Men's Invitational this year (July 16th-18th), please remember to email the golf shop (rmullendore@travispointe.com) to register your team for the Skins game and for entry into the Friday night shootout drawing. Also, call the starter, (734) 662-0946, to set up your tee time for the Wednesday, July 15th Invitational "Wild Cat" practice round.

Next week is already the 4th of July. On Saturday the 4th, all players on the tee sheet until 2:00 pm are eligible to sign up for the Quota Event. Each player's "quota" is set by subtracting their handicap from 36 (ex: 15 hdcp - 36 = quota of 21). Using NET scores, the points to achieve your quota are as follows: Bogey- 1, Par- 2, Birdie- 4, Eagle- 8. Make your tee time and we will give you your quota on #1 tee. Only $5 per player to participate. Don't forget to stop by the golf shop for great SALES on the 4th!

The Women's Member-Member is taking place Saturday, July 11th. Tee times will start at 9:30 am. The format is one best ball of the two, 90% handicap. Sign up your team today!

Congratulations to our PGA Junior League team for winning their match against Fox Hills on Sunday, 8-7! Great playing by all. The team has now won two of their three matches this summer. 
Rule of the Week - Now that members and their guests are able to use the driving range more freely, I wanted to touch base on a common error in driving range usage. We have several signs in and around the range area that clearly displays the correct way to use the turf on the range. That usage pattern is a straight line, where each ball is placed behind the divot of the previous shot. When this approach is used versus a more random pattern, the range turf lifespan is maximized. See the diagram link HERE for a visual representation of the most efficient use of the range area. In addition to the driving range, the short game area off #1 should be treated the same way. First, if taking divots, please try and replace as many as you can. Otherwise, use the straight-line divot pattern to make the most of our turf. Our grounds crew does a great job of maintaining our facilities, so let's all do our part to keep the turf in the best condition possible!

We hope to see all of you enjoying this holiday week and weekend. The forecast looks to be a warm and sunny week ahead. Be sure to drink plenty of water and apply your sunscreen!
Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional

NOTE: The Parent Child Tournament was incorrectly announced as being held on June 26 in last Friday's newsletter. The tournament will take place on July 26. 


6-22-20

As the longest days of summer pass, the heart of our competitive schedule keeps moving along. The first Couples Sunday game was contested, and six couples competed. Congrats to Tom & Karen Jeppson and David & Betsy French for taking the top spot in the first event. The full results are HERE. Couples, get in the habit of making your tee times on Sundays with another couple to compete in the event. This week's format will be 1 best ball on odds and 2 best ball on evens.

Our Junior Golf program kicked off on Wednesday. We have a great group of young players with outstanding attitudes and plenty of game to spare. Their smiling faces and energy are the highlight of our week!

The Men's Invitational registration wrapped up yesterday, resulting in a full field, with 12 teams on the waiting list. It is great to see the interest in our most prominent men's event. Those teams in the field of 60 will receive a confirmation email with further details of the event. Those who end up on the waiting list will receive an email informing them of their position on the waiting list. The Invite will take place July 16-18th. Mark your calendars, as the golf course will be closed to all other play on those days. It will open back up on the afternoon of the 18th.

The Men's Two Man team championship is being played this upcoming weekend, June 27-28th. The two-man teams will play a best ball on day one and an alternate shot on day two. Registration will end Thursday at 5:00 pm, so sign your team up now!

Our Women's Golf Association (WGA) continues Tuesday for 9-holer play and Thursday for 18-holer play. At 9:00 am on Tuesday, I conduct a group clinic for the 9-holer group prior to their 9:30 am start time. At 8:30 am on Thursday, I conduct a group clinic for the 18-holer group prior to their 9:00 am start time. Those of you in the WGA that did not play on Opening Night, please stop by the golf shop to pick up your gift bag. For all eagles, birdies, and pars made, please sign and attest the scorecard before submitting to the golf staff. Ladies, please sign up your PRO-AM and OLD PAL teams ASAP! Deadline for entry is Sunday, June 28th. Please get your teams registered for these fun staples of WGA golf at TPCC!

Rule of the Week - This season we are experiencing record rounds of golf on nearly every day. With the tee sheet packed, we all must be mindful of displaying proper etiquette to our fellow players. Pace of play is set at four hours and fifteen minutes here at TPCC. If you are playing at that rate, the flow of golfers should move nicely. If you are a player or group that is playing faster, please respect those in front of you. Do not hit into the group ahead! You have the option of requesting to play, though, if the slower group does not offer. Driving past players unsolicited is not encouraged, especially if those players are playing at the desired pace (4:15). If you are experiencing exceptionally slow play, call the golf shop and we will do our best to come out and check in on the slower groups ahead. If you are in a slower group, make every attempt to speed up your play, inviting faster groups behind to play through when possible. If everyone is respectful of those playing around them and is set to play ready golf, our golf course should always have a nice pace of play. Always replace your divots, repair your pitch marks on the greens, and when using a cart, rake all the bunkers played in. The course is in phenomenal shape, so lets all do our part to keep it that way all season long!


Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional


6-15-20
 
There is a buzz in the air at TPCC this week. With the pool open and the dining area now available, the feeling of getting back to a sense of normalcy is improving by the day. Our golf operation has continued its busy slate of events. Men's and Women's golf leagues have begun, and I want to encourage all players to reach out to your opponents as far ahead of time as you can to set up your match tee times. The WGA 9- and 18-hole golf mornings have commenced, and it was great to have our ladies back playing together on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We wrapped up our final Junior Development clinic, which collectively brought over 100 juniors to our course for fun and instruction over the last two weeks! This upcoming Wednesday marks the beginning of our summer long Junior Golf program. Be sure that you have your juniors registered and ready to go on his/her time each Wednesday.
 
This weekend's Men's 36-Holer winners were: Gross-216-$220/Team - John Hohman, Tony Schultz, David Lusk, and Dick Wunderlich. Net-198-$200/Team - Mike French, Derrick Dabbs, Cass Haboian, and Henry Fuhs. Thank you to all 60 men that played. For complete results, click HERE.
 
We will be offering a new couple's competition each Sunday starting this weekend, June 21st. Going forward, all couples who make a tee time with another can opt to play in the game of the week. The starters will have cards for all couples' pairings on the tee sheet that Sunday. Only $10 per couple, and the payout goes in golf shop credit. This week's game will be 2 (Net) best ball of the 4. Only sign up with your friends for Sunday couple's golf!
 
The golf shop is having a Father's Day sale running now through Sunday the 21st (Father's Day). 
 
- Men's Apparel: 30% - 50% off
- Golf Bags: 30% off
- Shoes: 30%
- Sunglasses: 30%
- Hats: Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
- Gloves: Buy 2 Get 1 50%
- Balls: $2 off per dozen
- Putters & Wedges (In Stock): 30% off
 
New women's apparel has arrived as well. Lines from Nike, Footjoy, Kate Lord, and IBKUL. Come check out the new styles for the season!
 
Upcoming Events - The Men's Match Play tournament is set. We have 6 flights - check your flight and pairings HERE. Each match (tee time) is to be set up between the two players. Round 1 matches are to be completed by June 28th, round 2 matches by July 12th, and the finals match must be completed by August 8th. Please contact the golf shop when you have your match scheduled so we can make your official scorecard.
 
The Men's Two Man Championship is June 27th & 28th. The format is (Day 1) Best Ball of the two and (Day 2) Alternate Shot. Please contact the golf shop to sign up by June 25th.
 
Men's Invitational - Registration for the 2020 Travis Pointe Men's Invitational (July 16-18) is live and spots are still filling up fast so please make sure to send in your registrations before the deadline of Sunday, June 21st. If you haven't received your email link, please contact the golf shop. A confirmation email will be sent to you that the golf shop has received your registration.
 
Seasonal Guest Passes - Any members who wish to purchase seasonal guest passes for the season should contact the golf shop. Our guest pass rates are as follows: 6 for $360, 9 for $495, and 12 for $600 (excluding cart).
 
Fitting Days - We still have spots open for our fitting day for the month. If you are interested in getting fit into the newest gear from the top golf manufacturers, please sign up through the golf shop. You must sign up for a time to participate. Dates are as follows:
 
- Titleist - June 20th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Cobra - June 25th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- Ping - June 27th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Rule of the Week - This week I wanted to address the rule changes from 2019 regarding hazards (water/lateral), identified by red stakes and lines. Those areas are now deemed "penalty areas." In those penalty areas you are now able to move loose impediments, ground your club, and take practice swings without penalty, just as you can in the fairway or in the rough. Not all rule changes make the game easier, but this one can help players navigate those areas more successfully!
 
As our season quickly hits full stride, please feel free to call, email, or stop by the golf shop to get help on your game by one of our great pros. Andrew Thielk, Aaron Fowler, and myself are all eager to help each of you get your game firing on all cylinders!
 
Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional
 
 
6-8-20
 
The first week of competitive golf is in the books at TPCC. Our Ladies' Opening Day event went off with great participation on Thursday. The team of Audrey Shell, Norma Polcek, and Phyllis Kettlewell won the scramble event with a 9-hole score of 31! The Men's Ham N Egger was held under sunny skies with 15 teams competing. The team of Tom Spears, Bill Swerdlick, and Cameron Cowland edged out the team of Lee Flake, Bob Carden, Dennis Webb, and Jim Hall in a scorecard playoff to win the first event of the season at -22. For full results click HERE.
 
Thank you to all the men and women that participated in our season opening events!
 
This week is the last opportunity for all members to register their juniors for the Junior Golf Program that starts June 17th. Taking place each Wednesday, juniors receive a 30-minute clinic prior to their round of golf each week. Email the golf shop or use this link to sign up your junior!
 
The men's and women's golf leagues begin this week. All registered participants have received an email with the schedule of pairings and scorecards for the week of matches. All match times are to be arranged between competitors each week. Matches must be completed and results (scorecard) photographed and emailed to rmullendore@travispointe.com by the end of day Saturday.
 
The WGA 9- and 18-holer weekly events kick off this week. Tuesday mornings there will be a 9:30 shotgun for our 9-holers and Thursday mornings there will be a 9:00 shotgun for our 18-holers. I will be providing a free clinic each of these days prior to the round of golf.
 
Upcoming Men's Events-
 
Men's 36-holer (June 13th-14th) sign up ends June 11th. Four-man teams, 1 BB Saturday, 2 BB Sunday. Sign up as a team or single.
Men's Match Play sign up ends June 12th.
Men's Two Man event is June 27-28th, sign up as a team or single.
Men's Invitational registration is still ongoing. Deadline for registration is June 21st, spaces are filling fast, get your team signed up ASAP for your best chance at playing in TPCC's premiere men's event.
     
Upcoming Fitting Days-
 
FREE to all members, must sign up for a time to participate.
Taylor Made - June 11th from 1:00 - 5:00, only two spaces remaining
Titleist - June 20th from 1:00 - 5:00
Cobra - June 25th from 1:00 - 4:00
Ping - June 27th from 1:00 - 5:00
 
Rule of the Week-
 
In the World Handicap System changes in 2020, there is a change to the maximum hole score allowable. In the past your maximum allowable hole score was 6 plus the first digit of your handicap (ex: 21 hdcp, plus 6 = max score of 8). The new rule states that "Net Double Bogey" is the standard. It reads as follows: The maximum hole score for each player is limited to Net Double Bogey, equal to Double Bogey + any handicap strokes received (based on the player's Course Handicap). Example, Player A gets a shot on hole #4 (par 5), the maximum score that player can post is 5+1(handicap shot)+2(double bogey)=8. The easiest way to post your maximum score correctly is to use the Hole by Hole score input function and post your gross score as it was made, and the system will adjust your posted score based on your handicap.
 
The TPCC team is excited to have all of our facilities opening soon and to see our beautiful club in full bloom. We look forward to enjoying the summer with all of you!
 
Rocky Mullendore
PGA Head Professional

 


6-1-20

 

Memorial Day weekend was a big one at TPCC. With over 500 rounds of golf, it was great to see everyone taking advantage of the beautiful summer weather!

 

My wife Abby and I welcomed our newest family member, daughter, Percy Catherine Mullendore, on Friday. Both Abby and Percy are doing well, and we thank all of you for your kind words and support!

 

This week marks the beginning of our competitive golfing season. The Women's Opening day is Thursday, June 4 (tee times starting at 4:00 pm), and Men's Opening Day is Saturday, June 6 (tee times starting at 8:00 am). Call or email the golf shop to sign up now.

 

Our Junior developmental clinics are set for the next two Tuesdays and Thursdays (June 2/4 & 9/11) from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Sign up your juniors for these great introductions to golf at Travis Pointe.

Junior Golf Program - begins June 17, sign up your junior now! Parents, make a tee time, and get your junior playing golf. There is no better way to get out of the house and enjoy time with your young one(s)!

 Final Reminder for League Sign up. The deadline for sign up is Saturday, May 30. Leagues run from June 9 through August 30. 

 

Upcoming Event Registrations-

- Men's 36 Holer deadline for sign up deadline is June 11. Our format is 1 BB on Saturday and 2BB on Sunday. Sign up as a single or sign up with a team of four!

- Our Men's Match Play sign up deadline is June 13. Matches will begin June 15, and the finals match to be played on August 8.

Registration for the 2020 Travis Pointe Men's Invitational (July 16-18) was been emailed out on Saturday, May 30, at approximately 9:00 am. If you do not receive the email for some reason, please contact the golf shop by phone (734-662-5703) or by email at rmullendore@travispointe.com. Members who wish to participate should have their registration in as soon as possible!

 

Seasonal Guest Pass Program -Any members who wish to purchase seasonal guest passes for the season should contact the golf shop. Our guest pass rates are as follows: 6 for $360, 9 for $495 and 12 for $600 (excluding cart).

 

During the month of June, we will be having multiple fitting days for you to come try out the newest products from the biggest golf manufacturers. Call to sign up for your time. Dates are as follows:

-       TaylorMade- June 11th from 1:00-5:00

-       Callaway- June 19 from 1:00-5:00

-       Titleist- June 20 from 1:00-5:00

-       Cobra- June 25 from 1:00-4:00

Rule of the Week- Last year, the USGA updated some of the rules of golf. One rule that our golf committees have voted to implement this year is the "Stroke and Distance local rule". Follow the link for an explanation of how to use the rule Stroke and Distance Local Rule. We will utilize this rule in all events outside of the Club Championships and Men's Match Play. The goal is to speed up play and make for smoother play on some of TPCC's most difficult holes. If you have any questions about this or other rules, please contact the golf shop!

 

My staff and I are excited to get the 2020 season rolling. Feel free to contact the golf shop at 734-662-5703 or rmullendore@travispointe.com to set up lessons, sign up for events, or any other questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you all out there!

 

Rocky Mullendore

PGA Head Professional



5-18-20

 

Good Afternoon-

 

Another week is in the books as we edge closer to our first events of the year. The golf shop will be open 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Tuesday-Sunday. First off, a quick reminder of the upcoming events. The Women's Opening day is Thursday, June 4th (tee times start @ 4:00 pm), and Men's Ham N Egger (open to ALL memberships) is Saturday, June 6th (tee times starting at 8:00 am). Men's and Women's League registration is underway, sign up as a team, single seeking a partner or sub, deadline May 30th, league begins the week of June 8th. We have changed the Memorial Day Mixed Foursomes event into an individual Quota Event. Sign up at the first tee, just like the Stars and Stripes event on the 4th of July. Play against your handicap, only $10 per player!

 

The summer Junior Golf Program sign up is also underway. Email the golf shop with your junior's name, age (D.O.B.), and the number of holes (18-9-5-2) they intend to play. We are planning on starting on June 17th as scheduled. The Junior developmental clinics are set for Tuesday/Thursday, June 2nd/4th, and June 9th/11th. Each one is only $20 per child and runs 3:00 – 4:00 pm each session. Spaces are filling fast.

We have club fitting days set with Taylor Made (June 11th/1-5pm) and Callaway (June 19th/1-5pm). You must sign up for an appointment to participate, and fittings are FREE! Please go to https://my.taylormadegolf.com/myFittingExp/event/GBJW to register for the Taylor Made Fitting Day, email the golf shop for the Callaway event. Additional fitting days with Titleist and Ping will be set soon.

 

I will address the changes to the World Handicapping System each week to keep everyone abreast on the new elements of handicapping in golf. This week is one of the best changes to the system. For players who are just starting out with a handicap, the previous rule was that 5-18-hole scores were needed to establish an official handicap. Starting this year, only 3-18-hole scores are needed, making it easier for everyone to get official! All men's events, as well as all WGA events, require players to have an established handicap to compete.

 

It has been great to see so many members taking advantage of the days with nice weather. Saturday had over 170 golfers playing at TPCC. The forecast looks like we will be experiencing a steady warming trend this week, hitting the 80's by the weekend. Remember, if you ever have any questions regarding all things golf, my staff and I are here to help. Call or email to sign up for all our upcoming golf events and fitting days!

 

Rocky Mullendore

PGA Head Professional

 


5-11-2020

 

Good Morning-

 

With the ever-changing situation in today's world, I will be reaching out to you all in "Rocky's Rule of the Week" to provide updates on the happenings at TPCC and in the world of golf.

 

Though I wish this message were being sent on a warm and sunny day, I am thrilled to have the golf course, driving range, practice facilities, golf carts, pull carts and golf lessons now available to all members and their guests. Last weekend was our first organized (with staff present) weekend for golf of the 2020 season. With that, there have been a variety of questions that have been brought to my attention. This week I have met (virtually) with both our Men's and Women's golf committees to finalize a plan for events and tournaments for the season now that some clarity is achieved. Some of these details were a part of the Eblast on Friday, but I wanted to follow up on those and elaborate on other noteworthy elements of the golf programs at TPCC.

 

Our men's and women's leagues will begin the week of June 8th, the deadline for registration (as a team, single or sub-form linked here) is May 30th. Matches will be played Tuesday-Saturday each week as large gatherings and shotgun starts aren't permitted. My staff will email all the pairings and scorecards weekly, with players holding the responsibility of setting up tee times with their opponents and emailing photos of their signed scorecards to the golf shop for scoring. We will miss the camaraderie but look forward to the competition.

 

Ladies golf at TPCC is set to begin with the Opening Day slated for Thursday, June 4th. Tee times will start at 4:00 pm with no dinner/meeting following, just a fun scramble to kick off the year! The WGA will be communicating it's updated calendar/format in the coming days. Call or email the golf shop to sign up!

 

Men's opening day Ham N' Egger is now set for Saturday, June 6th. This event is open to ALL membership types. Tee times will start at 8:00 am. The popular 36 Holer has been moved to June 13th & 14th, and the June 10th Stag Day has been removed from the 2020 calendar. All other men's events are to be carried out as previously scheduled. Our Men's Invitational is being discussed currently, and we will have an update on that very soon. Call or email the golf shop to sign up for the Ham N Egger and/or 36 Holer!

 

Our Junior Golf program is currently being discussed, including the Developmental Clinics that took place after school in late May. The plan of action will be communicated as soon as we determine our best course of action. So, keep an eye on your email for this news. Our PGA Jr League team has had a renewed interest, and we would like to open the second wave of registration until May 23rd, open to ALL memberships and grandchildren. Like in years past, our juniors compete in a team event versus the clubs and courses in our region. We will do all we can to deliver instructional and playing opportunities for our Juniors this season!

 

PGA Jr. Registration Link:

The access code is: TPJUNIOR

 

This offseason, there were big changes to the World Handicapping System. I have linked the two documents that summarize and detail the changes that have been made. Among those, handicaps update daily, not just on the 1st and 15th. Our WGA golf and men's weekend events will use the handicap on the Monday of the tournament/event week.

 

Start posting your scores now! Bunkers (no rakes yet) are to be played as "ground under repair" with FREE relief being offered within the bunker. If you find your ball in a footprint, splash mark, or disturbed area, you can take your nearest point of relief and drop your ball with no penalty.

 

There is plenty to review, take a look, and feel free to reach out with any questions!

 

Rocky Mullendore

PGA Head Golf Professional