OUT OF BOUNDS November 2013
We’ve had some challenging courses this year the Ranch Course at Diablo Grande is one of them. Especially for those who can’t find their way to the course on time. I won’t mention any names but they ended up being the winners. Bob and Victor decided to take a short cut to the course and got lost. Well they caught up to us at the last minute and ended up winners for the day. The course was in great shape and the winds helped to make for a very interesting day. In any case, Bob Coates finished with a Net 66 to take the honors. Colin Fitzgearl was close behind with a 68. There was a mix-up between 3rd, 4th & 5th place. Victor was awarded 3rd but he was actually 4th. It turns out Marc scored himself with a 74 & when I checked the scores, he actually had a73. This made Victor 4th and Joseph Mendez 5th.
It’s that time of the year again. The membership drive is from 10/01/13 to 12/31/13. It is still $60 for returning members. New members are $70 for the first year and $60 thereafter. (NCGA charges an extra $10 for new members).
We had a good turnout for 2013 averaging about 16-20 players per event. I hope everyone encourages more players to join the club. I think there will be a number of players who will not return so will need to fill the roster.
We currently have 28 members in the club which is a drop from 2012. Again, I am asking everyone to make an effort to recruit a friend, coworker, family member, etc. to join the club.
I will need to know if you plan to rejoin the club and know if you will be bringing on a new member by December 21. Normally, I don’t ask for payment until January but last year I had 2 players who said they we in but didn’t pay their dues. I had to drop them after the roster went in. Those dues came out of my pocket. This year, I am asking that you pay me by the end of the year with a check made out to me as confirmation of your membership. I will hold the checks until I the actual billing statement from NCGA.
The goal is to at least maintain our current membership level but really want to increase the number. I have a number of courses lined up for next year but will not publish the schedule until I know how many players will be returning. All courses require a deposit well in advance. I will not finalize the schedule of events for 2014 until I know how many members are committed to the club.
Diablo Grande: Bob Coates was 1st with net 66. Colon Fitzgearl was 2nd with a net 68, Marc Hornbuckle (3rd) and Victor Tapia(4th) tied for 3rd with a net 73 but Marc won on Handicap holes. and Joseph Mendez was 5th with a net 74. Closest to the Pins were won by Marc Hornbuckle, Colin Fitzgearl and Harry Walker. Victor Tapia was the big winner on Net Skins winning 13 of 14, Charlie got honorable mention with 1 skin. There were only 3 winners on Scratch Skins Bob Coates, Marc Hornbuckle and Victor Tapia.
Our next tournament is at The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton on Sunday, November 17.
I will need your commitment by Thursday, November 7, if you intend to play.