GRAND STRAND SENIOR MEN'S GOLF ASSOCIATION
Fred Welch - President, Mitch Jordan, Vice President, Gary Crumling - Secretary, Curt Miel - Treasurer, Dave Salisch - Tournament Coordinator/Scorer, John Olson - Rules Chairman
DIAMONDBACK - 4/29/19 - 8:30 AM TEE
EFFECTIVE WITH EVENT AT PINE LAKES ON 1/14/2019, WE WILL NOW BE AWARDING SEPARATE CLOSEST TO THE PIN PRIZES FOR EACH OF OUR THREE TEE GROUPS.
MAKE SURE YOU ENTER YOUR CLOSEST TO THE PIN INFORMATION ON THE CORRECT PLACARD.
WHITE for MEN'S
GOLD for SENIORS
PINK for SUPER SENIORS
LASTLY THE MEASUREMENTS ARE TO BE IN FEET AND INCHES (NO FRACTIONS)
If your ball appears that it may either be lost or out of bounds, you may hit a provisional ball. If you do not take advantage of this option, you MUST adhere to the local rule that provides and alternative to Stroke and Distance.
Alternative to Stroke and Distance - When a player's ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, and the player has not played a provisional, the player MUST proceed as follows, rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. FOR TWO PENALTY STROKES, the player must take relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in a large "relief area" whose reference points are A) the point where the ball is estimated to come to rest (for a lost ball outside of a penalty area) or gone out of bounds, and B) a point at the edge of the fairway, of the hole being played, that is NOT nearer the hole. (see Rule 14.3): Model Local Rule E-5
Size of the Relief Area:
A line from the hole through the ball reference point (point A) (and within two club-lengths to the outside of that line). and
A line from the hole through the fairway reference point (point B) (and within two club-lengths to the fairway side of that line)
This only applies if a provisional ball has not been played.
If a provisional ball is played and neither the original ball or the provisional ball can be found, then the local rule may be applied for the provisional ball that cannot be found.
After allowed search time has expired (THREE Minutes) a player is NOT permitted to return to the previous spot to re-hit.
The following two links will bring you to the description and diagrams of the local rule, along with the USGA's instructional video
** FLASH ** EFFECTIVE for the event 1/23/17 at ARROWHEAD, the Super Senior criteria has been DROPPED from 95 to 90. **
Since we played our Monday event at Black Bear on January 13, 2014 the Super Seniors have had enough players to have their own flight, every week. After we changed our criteria down to 95 from 100, we have had a number of additional players switching. So much so, that we've been almost to the point where we might have multiple Super Senior Flights, on the days where the participation warrants it. To DATE, of the 87 players eligible to SWITCH to the SUPER SENIORS, ONLY 35 are currently registered.
One gain that has benefited the league as a whole, is that the pace of play has also improved, since the advent of Super Senior play.
If you qualify, talk to some of the others who have moved up, and find out if they are enjoying their golf more than they used to!!!!!
Anyone who qualifies and wishes to switch to the Super Seniors, MUST make your TEE Change known when you register for the event.
THERE AREN'T ANY TEE CHANGES ON THE DAY OF AN EVENT!
Have always been CASH ONLY. It's one of the ways we are able to keep our prices down
To join our league, there are two standard methods. If you are a member of our member clubs, contact the person who is representative for your club. Most clubs communicate via email these days, but a few have weekly signup forms in their clubhouse. YOU NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES. A PLAYER IS DEEMED TO BE A MEMBER, ONCE HIS NAME APPEARS ON THE LEAGUE ROSTER.
If you are unattached, please contact us thru our email firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will put you in contact to the player representative closest to you, who can then take care of your registration , etc. on a regular basis.
OUR HANDICAP RULE IN THE GSSMGA IS AS FOLLOWS: PLAYERS MUST SHOW UP TO DATE HANDICAP CARD TO HIS CLUB REP WHO WILL VERIFY IT AND THE PLAYER CAN THEN COMPETE FOR PRIZES, ONCE THEIR HANDICAP INFORMATION IS ENETERED INTO OUR SYSTEM. THAT HANDICAP IS YOUR INITIAL HANDICAP WITH OUR LEAGUE. WITHOUT UP TO DATE CARD, THE PLAYER MUST PLAY FIVE ROUNDS FOR A HANDICAP INDEX AND MAY NOT COLLECT PRIZES EXCEPT FOR PROXIMITY, CLOSEST TO PIN ON PAR 3'S, UNTIL AFTER THE COMPLETION OF FIVE ROUNDS.
AFTER AN INDIVIDUAL HAS COMPLETED 5 ROUNDS WITH US, THEIR ONLY HANDICAP FOR COMPETITION PURPOSES, WILL BE THEIR GSSMGA INDEX AND HANDICAP.
If you find that you will be unable to play in a weekly event, after you have already registered, here are the procedures to insure that you won't be classified as a "NO SHOW", and will also aide the Tournament Director in conducting his event. The ultimate person to be contacted depends upon when you know that you will be unable to participate.
THURSDAY OR FRIDAY - CONTACT YOUR PLAYER REPRESENTATIVE who should contact me.
SATURDAY OR SUNDAY - CONTACT THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR.
MONDAY - CONTACT THE COURSE PRIOR TO TEE TIME, wait until at least 7 am to call. IF YOU CALL BEFORE THE COURSE OPENS, IT DOESN'T COUNT!!!!
PLAYER REPRESENTATIVES - If one of your players contacts you on the days listed above, please forward that information to the appropriate individuals who should get that information on those days!!
The Rules of Golf have been established to provide for a level playing field. The rules are the same for everyone. The same doesn't necessarily mean fair.
We are playing Tournaments each week and it is up to each Foursome to enforce the rules.
You are protecting the entire field and it's EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY!!
THE RESULTS POSTED ON THE WEB SITE REFLECT THE MATH AS CORRECTLY CALCULATED BY THE COMPUTER, AFTER THE ROUND. WHAT YOU TURN IN TO THE SCORERS, IS WHAT IS RECORDED ON THE SOCRE SHEETS AND WHAT THE RESULTS AT THE COURSE ARE BASED UPON. PLEASE AGREE WITHIN YOUR FOURSOME, BOTH GROSS AND NET NUMBERS, BEFORE YOU TURN THEM IN. CORRECT SCORECARDS ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.