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Rocky's Rule of the Week

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



Rocky's Rule of the Week


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