MEMBER HANDICAP INDEX (H.I.)
The latest Members' Handicap Indices directly from the NCGA GHIN server
How our members are doing in both HOME and AWAY tournaments for the tournament year (from Oct 2018 to Sept 2019)
How many Home and Away tournaments our members play in during the tournament year (from Oct 2018 to Sept 2019)
2019 NEW MEMBERS
Neil Kern - Sunnyvale
David Koo - Fremont
Enrico Bottega - Saratoga
Ron Larson - Los Altos
Tim Keliher - Saratoga
Val Conzet - Dublin
Malcolm Holyomes - Cupertino
Brian Hughes - Mountain View
Martin Kass - Palo Alto
Marty Mathews - San Jose
Clem Molony - Menlo Park
William Murphy - Mountain View
Beng Ng - Saratoga
Frank Nunez - San Jose
Ron Pang - Sunnyvale
Bill Sanborn - Saratoga
Randy Walker - Saratoga
Brian Whitlock - Mountain View
Call or email the Tournament Directors to play in the next tournament
OFFICERS UP FOR ELECTION
Board positions that are up for election this year are:
Current Vice-President and Handicap Chairman have indicated they are willing to continue serving
Elections for these positions will be held at the annual Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
SSSGC Board of Directors met on May 7, 2019 at Sunnyvale Muni Pro Shop
Meeting minutes are available on the FOR MEMBERS ONLY page at this site
Next Board meeting is on Aug 6 @ 9am
2019 Board Meetings
Feb 5 - May 7 - Aug 6 - Nov 5
Here's a more comprehensive coverage of the main changes to the Rules of Golf taking effect January 1, 2019. Be aware that links in this document will take you to the USGA site
The 27th Annual Club Meeting & Dinner was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Michael's Restaurant at Shoreline GC, Mt. View
ELECTIONS OF BOARD MEMBERS
Four incumbants were re-elected for a 2 year term:
President - C. Winkleman
Secretary - D. Fukuma
Budget Chair - J. Smith
Home Tournament Chairs - L. Curb, B. Pardini, J. Tanaka
RECOGNIZING OUR LONG TIME MEMBERS
20 YEARS - Jack Crossman
25 YEARS - Lou Menacho
CLUB CHAMPION - Joe Crosetti
NET CHAMPION - Krishna Arvind
AWAY CHAMPION - Chris Brown
SWEEPS WINNER - Joe Crosetti
IRONMAN - Doug Ellsworth
MEDVEDEFF ECLECTIC WINNER - Bill Foster
MOST IMPROVED GOLFER - Steve Tsuchida
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.
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 members in 2016 and 2 members in 2018
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.
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.