The following board positions were voted on with the incumbents re-elected for another 2 year term
VICE PRESIDENT - Steve Hedlund
TREASURER - Victor Reid
HANDICAP CHAIR - Ken Haukom
AWAY TOURNAMENT CHAIR - Ramon Rodriguez
RECOGNIZING OUR LONG TIME MEMBERS
HOLE IN ONE - Steve Hedlund
IRONMAN - Judd Smith - (Played in all Home & Away tournaments)
AWAY CHAMPION - Ken Haukom
MOST IMPROVED - Jim Tapley - (H.I. from 19.2 to 13.9)
MEDVEDEFF ECLECTIC CHAMP - Bill Foster
SWEEPS - C. Brown & J. Tapley
CLUB CHAMPION - Chris Brown
NET CHAMPION - Joe Fanali
OUR NEW MEMBERS FOR 2017
RICHARD DEEP, Sunnyvale
PAUL CHANTALAT, Cupertino
MIKE COMER, Sunnyvale
ED DAW, Sunnyvale
BILL DENNY, Sunnyvale
TONY KIM, Alviso
ARNOLD MOORE, Saratoga
JON PAGE, San Jose
BEN SIGUA, Los Altos Hills
SUTEE VONGFUANGFOO, Sunnyvale
MARK ICHIKAWA, Sunnyvale
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FREE GOLF FOR REFERRALS
The following members received a free round of golf for referring a new member to the club:
Bob Cheney (Bill Denny)
Jerry Tanaka (Ben Sigua)
Arnold Moore (2) (P Chantalat & S Vongfuangfoo)
Bob Johnson (Tony Kim)
HOLE-IN-ONE in 2016 !
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
LOST BALL CONCESSION (2/7/2017)
The Board of Directors on Feb 7, 2017 reiterated a ruling on how to play a lost ball when a provisional is not played in SSSGC events.
First of all, a player should always hit a provisional ball whenever there is a chance of the ball going Out of Bounds (OB) or not finding his ball.
However, to speed up play, if a player cannot find his ball and did not hit a provisional, he must take a drop where he thinks the ball was lost and take a 2 stroke penalty instead of going back to the previous spot and hitting another ball.
As an example, if his tee shot is lost, he is lying 3, hitting 4.
OUT-OF-BOUNDS REMOVED (12/12/2016)
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.
LIFT, CLEAN & PLACE
When Lift, Clean & Place is allowed, it may be "only in the fairway" you are playing OR it may be "through the green" (everywhere except for hazards).
MAX HANDICAP RAISED (8/2/2016)
The maximum handicap index for SSSGC members was raised from 36.4 to 45.0 in both Home and Away events
This increased the H.I. of 5 of our 87 members in 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 strokes
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
NEW GIFT CERTIFICATE SYSTEM
In January 2017, a new system for gift certificates/cards was started at SV Muni.
A plastic card with an assigned number has been issued to each member of the club. This is his account card.
When a member wins at either a home or away event, that amount is credited to his account. The member can then use the winnings in his account at the pro shop. This system is similar to a debit card.
REFER A NEW MEMBER - Get A Free Round of Golf (8/14/15)
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 credit for green fees will be placed in the account of the referring member. The member must be identified on the form as the referring member.
Members can use the credit to pay for green fees or merchandise at the pro shop.