2016 NEWS & AWARDS
2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
HOME TOURNAMENT CHAIRS
AWAY TOURNAMENT CHAIR
FINAL 2016 $WEEP$
FINAL 2016 IRONMAN
JUDD SMITH on #4 hole (142 yds) on Sept 13
STEVE HEDLUND on #7 (129 yds) hole on Oct 11
They received a trophy and a free round at Sunnyvale
NEW GIFT CERTIFICATE SYSTEM
Starting January 2017, a new system for gift certificates/cards will be used at SV Muni.
A plastic card with an assigned number will be issued to each member of the club. The member keeps the card.
When a member wins $weep$, that amount is credited to his assigned number. The member can then use the winnings in his account at the pro shop. This system is similar to a debit card.
Bring your old certificates and cards to the pro shop and consolidate your winnings into your new account
ANNUAL BANQUET & MEETING
25th (2016) Annual Golf Banquet was held on Tuesday, October 11 at Michael's restaurant at Shoreline GL
The night's agenda included dinner with wine, election of officers, awards and prize-filled raffles.
Four OFFICER positions were filled for 2 year terms:
President - Wink Winkleman
Budget Chairman - Judd Smith
Secretary - Don Fukuma
Home Tournament Chairmen -
Larry Curb, Bob Pardini & Jerry Tanaka
10-Year Pins awarded to Larry Curb and Carl Cada
Most Improved Golfer - Berl Bragg
Medvedeff Eclectic Champion - Steve Tsuchida -15
Club Champion - Bob Johnson 151
Net Champion - Paul Goodwin -14
Sweeps Winner - Bob Johnson
Ironman Winner - Andy Hegarty
MAXIMUM HANDICAP INDEX RAISED
In the Aug 2, 2016 Board meeting, the maximum handicap index for SSSGC members was raised from 36.4 to 45.0 in both Home and Away events.
This change increases the H.I. of 5 of our 87 members starting with the Aug 23 event.
The OB markers between holes #1 & #2 and also between #16 & #17 have been removed at Sunnyvale Muni.
OB markers are placed inside a golf course to prevent players from using adjacent fairways to gain an advantage. Since there is no advantage to being in #2 fairway when playing hole #1, the OB has been removed. Same reason for removing the OB on #16.
This is in effect as of Dec 12, 2016
FROM OUR HANDICAP CHAIRMAN
When players compete from different tees, an adjustment is necessary to account for the difference in COURSE RATINGS between the tees
For example, at Sunnyvale:
Course Rating for the Men's White tees = 67.9
Course Rating for the Men's Red tees = 65.4
The difference between the two ratings is 2.5 which rounds up to 3
So an adjustment of 3 strokes must be ADDED to the Course Handicap of the higher rated (WHITE Tee) player OR alternatively, DEDUCTED from the Course Handicap of the lower rated (RED Tee) player
Click the button below to read an informative article on this matter from the Summer 2016 NCGA Golf magazine
Refer A New Member - Get A Free Round of Golf
A free round (green fees) at Sunnyvale Muni GC will be given to a member who refers a new member to the club ("referred by" on the membership form).
When SSSGC receives the new member's application form and check, a certificate for green fees will be issued in the name of the referring member. The member must be identified on the form as the referring member.
Members can pick up their certificates from the Home Director during tournament signups. (SSSGC Board Meeting 8/14/15)