2016 Club Championship
The 2016 Club Championship signup form is now available. Please note the entry fee is $175 and entries will not be accepted till Sept. 1

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Posted by jhoffman::08/22/2016


Higher Handicap Players will play from Forward Tees at Torrey Pines
We have experimented with moving higher handicap players (20-21+) to the forward tees (red) at Torrey Pines. The feed back has been very positive, making rounds more enjoyable, and the pace of play has improved significantly. We will continue this policy for the low net tournaments scheduled at Torrey Pines for 2016.
Posted by bhood::08/15/2016


New Slow Play Policy
Fellow Members: Slow play has been an ongoing problem at many of our tournaments. We have been collecting data for six months from time clocks to identify which members actually play slow. At its July meeting, the Board decided to take action regarding slow play. The Board decided that stroke penalties are not a feasible solution as we would need several on-course referees to make those decisions. That would require a large number of volunteers who would be placed in an uncomfortable position to potentially penalize fellow members. How We Identify Slow Players Every group should keep up with the group just ahead. Slow players are identified based on how many minutes they finish their round after the foursome in front of them completes their round. Each of us occasionally has a bad round where we lose balls and fall behind. Our intent is to identify members who have repeated occurrences of slow play. A member whose group finishes 15 or more minutes behind the immediately preceding group 3 or more times is designated as a Slow Player. These occurrences need not be consecutive. If in any of these occurrences, the member’s round is completed in 4:20 or less, it will not be considered as a slow play violation. Slow Players will receive an email from the Board President notifying them of their designation. Slow Play Consequences – Torrey Pines Tournaments A point system is currently used to prioritize who plays in oversubscribed weekday tournaments at Torrey Pines. It has been amended to give designated Slow Players the second lowest priority to play in Torrey tournaments ahead of only No Shows from prior tournaments. Slow Play Consequences – Away Tournaments Slow Players (and any others that sign up in the same foursome) will receive tee times near the end of the field. Removal of Slow Player Designation Upon sustained improvement in pace of play by the member, the Tournament Committee at its discretion removes the Slow Player designation. The player is notified by the Tournament Committee. Repeat Offenders Members previously identified as slow players who improved their pace of play will receive a Slow Player designation if they finish 15 or more minutes behind the prior group 2 or more times. Slow Players Who Take No Action to Improve Pace of Play The Tournament Committee at its discretion may suspend players from one or more tournaments. Using Time Clocks On the 1st tee, insert scorecard in the time clock, and stamp the back of the card after the final person has teed off. On the 18th hole, insert scorecard in the time clock after the last member has holed out. Then add the scores and have each member sign it. Those who fail to use the time clocks consistent with this process will be disqualified from the tournament.
Posted by omborn::08/01/2016


Senior Net Championships June 15 - 23.
Congratulations to our Senior Net Champion Richard Davalos (135), Richard will represent our club at the SCGA Senior Net Tournament of Club Champions later this year. Congratulations also to Robert Hartunian Low Gross 156, and our Flight Winners Paul Munn (140) Flight 1, Heidy Munn (137) Flight 2, Richard Davalos (135) Flight 3 and Glenn Rossman (138) Flight 4. A special thanks to Board Member Marc Sorenson who put together the Combined Results for posting on our website it was not an easy task.
Posted by bhood::06/30/2016


Tie Breaker system adopted for all weekday Tournaments
In order for us to stay within our subsidy budget we are now going to break ties for first place using the a tiebreaker system available to us from our Tournament Players Program . If there are ties the software will break all ties using the back nine as a beginning point for tie breaks. TPP uses the USGA tie breaker...starting with the back 9 holes (net), then the back 6 holes (net), then the back 3 holes (net) and then the Back 1 hole (net) then if we need it a coin toss. Handicaps for the tie breakers are 50% for the 9 hole, 33% for 6 hole, 16.7% for 3 hole, 5.55% for 1 hole..all handicaps are rounded 0.5 or higher is a stroke.
Posted by bhood::03/30/2016


Posting of Tournament Scores
POSTING OF SCORES FOR ALL PLAY AT TPMGC EVENTS WILL BE POSTED BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE USE OF “T” SCORES The USGA is reviewing and tightening up the usage of T scores by Clubs. T scores are only supposed to be used for the club’s significant tournaments. However, more and more clubs are routinely posting local tournament scores as T scores, which can dilute the effectiveness of what T scores are supposed to do, i.e. be a check on player performance. The issue is that the number of T scores a player has in the last 12 month period can significantly reduce the effectiveness of the T score review. Therefor for TPMGC to comply with the new USGA policy clarification with respect to club T scores TPMGC will only use T scores for our Board Tournaments, and will they will be posted by the tournament committee. No member should post any T score at a TPMGC event or any play at Torrey Pines Golf course. TPMGC Board tournaments are: SCGA BB of Partners Qualifiers weekend and weekday TPMGC Senior Championships weekend and weekday TPMGC Club Championship weekend TPMGC Turkey Shoot weekend and weekday .....Marc Sorensen Handicap Chairman
Posted by mberg::02/28/2016


MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
Please note that effective 1/1/16, all member renewals are considered "late renewals" and the fee is $100. Also be certain your E Golfer Profile is current including phone number and date of birth. Any questions, contact Larry Prosi, Membership Chairman
Posted by lprosi::01/04/2016


Marshalls Needed!
Torrey Pines has requested the club improve pace of play and use marshals to aid in this. In response, the Board has formed a new position, Pace of Play Chair. We need 2 marshals for each TP tournament, one for early play, and one for late. Each marshal will be assured a tee time in Torrey Pines tournaments, an early tee time for the later play marshal, and a late tee time for the early play marshal. This is a great way to support the club in this important matter, ensure you will have a tee time, and make tournaments at Torrey more efficient and enjoyable for all. Please email me at kmclean@tpmgc.org if you would like to serve as a marshal, and indicate if you would prefer early or late. We will hold a training session on how to marshal, and share thoughts on how to make it work well for both marshals and players. Thanks. Kevin McLean Chair, Pace of Play Committee TPMGC
Posted by mberg::09/22/2015