The SMC Golf Season was wrapped up on October 11, with 101 golfers and guests attend-ing the Golf Banquet at Barrister Gardens. The clubs have been put in storage until Spring 2019. Thanks to the efforts of Nick Kondak, Mark Jahnke and Jim Regan, it was most enjoyable. Upon entry the golfers received an envelope containing their prize money earned during the 5 month long season. The total amounted to $1792. They also received a Raffle coupon for a chance at 21 free rounds of golf… sort of like the 505-50 Raffle at our lunches, but the golfers didn’t have to pay for the ticket.
Four players distinguished themselves by shooting the lowest net scores at one of our four courses. The low scoring men were Dave Buckley, Chuck Harwood, Sal DeMecurio and Dale Marshall.
Special mention goes to Harv Richardson and Tom Berschback who were on 3 of the 8 winning scramble teams. Richardson shot the lowest gross score of the season with an even par 71 at Chandler Park. To top off the season, Tony Widenman eared $50 for his hole-in-one on the 4th hole at Golden Hawk on Sept. 12. Great shot, Tony.
If you would like to join us, call Jim Regan at 313-980-0572.
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