Opening day for the SMC Golf League is scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2018, at the St. Clair Shores Country Club , 22185 Masonic Boulevard, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082.
We will begin gathering at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast, provided by Stewart’s Restaurant, will be served at 8:00, and tee times will be available starting at 9:00. The cost of the breakfast will be $10 which will include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, coffee & juice. Greens fees will be $25 for 18 holes with cart.
An e-mail will be sent out within the next several weeks to all participants who were in the league last year that will contain additional information and instructions as to registration for the 2018 SMC golf season. The March, 2018 SMC Newsletter will also contain the same registration information for league membership.
It may be difficult to envision golfing while enduring another long, cold Michigan winter, but we’ll get there before you know it! Your golf committee is already thinking Spring and is looking forward to the warmer days most assuredly ahead!
2017 League Rules of Play
Season – April 17 through September 22. There will be two scrambles, dates to be announced.
Courses – Your choice of Chandler Park, Golden Hawk or St. Clair Shores. Up to five times per work week.
Rounds – Generally 18 holes, but 9 hole scores are allowed and will be combined.
Tees – All handicaps are based on Middle Tees. This is the default setting for all Golfers. However, Golfers can select tees of their own choosing. Please notify the Handicapper if you will be playing the forward tees all season. If you normally play from the middle tees, but play one or more rounds from the Forward tees, please indicate this on your scorecard. Using the Red Tee on #6 and the Gold Tee on #10 at Golden Hawk is allowed, as in the past.
Scorecards – Dated and identified with golfer’s last name. Deposit in League boxes in the clubhouse at each course. Remember to enter each golfers name on the sheet in the box. Cards will be collected at the end of each week. Scores are entered on a hole by hole basis.
Handicaps – Because of the change is software, all handicaps for this year start at zero. Handicaps will be computed after three rounds. Next year, handicaps will carry over. New members must shoot three rounds to get a handicap.
The last 20 rounds will be used to compute your handicap. One HI and one LOW will be discarded.
Handicaps are normalized to Forward Chandler Park tees. That will show as Home Course on reports but ignore it.
Handicaps will be updated at the end of each month.
Flights – Again, we will have three flights, based on handicaps.
Gimmes – Suggest 12 inches or less. No gimmies allowed on par or birdie putts.
Continuous Putting Encouraged – Once you start putting, continue until you hole out.
Ready Golf – Strongly encouraged. Hit when you are ready and it is safe.
Lost Golf Balls – Strict three (3) minute limit, per USGA.
Winter Rules – Yes, even when it is 90 degrees outside.
Prizes – Each week, for each flight, First place will pay $5 and second place will pay $3. Holes in one during regular league play will pay $50.
The Golf Committee
Bob Vogler, Pres., Nick Kondak, Sec. Mark Jahnke, Asst. Sec., Jim Regan, Handicapper
April 17, 2017