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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