Gold Tees Suggested Games 8/17/2017

1.  1, 2, 3, modified “waltz” (avoid 3 nets on par 3’)

… 1net on holes 1, 4, 7, (F); 12 ,15,18 (B)

… 2 nets on holes 2, 5, 8 (F); 11, 14, 17 (B)

… 3nets on holes 3, 6, 9 (F); 10,13,16 (B)

2.  Flighted - Front (C&D); 2 nets w ‘massie’ on 4’s; Back (A&B); 1 net, 1 gross (use 2 net birdies on 4’s)

3.   Flighted - (A&C, B&D or A&D, B&C);1 net from each cart

4.  1 net (or 1 gross) 3’s,1 gross &1 net 4’s, 2 net 5’s

5.  “choker” hole 2 nets

6.  1 net 3’s & 5’s, 3 nets 4’s

7.   3 nets, throw out worst hole

8.   2 nets (massie on 4’s)

9.   2 nets 4’s & 5’s, 1 net each cart 3’s (A&C B&D)

10. 1 net3’s, 2 nets 4’s, 3 nets 5’s

11. 1 gross,1net all holes

12. Roller Coaster 321, 123, 321, (note #15 on back has 3 nets)

Hole-in-One Insurance Fund Policy


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Dale 2011

John 2012

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Hole-in-One Insurance Fund Policy 

        This is being revised. Update due by mid-June 2018
New members must pay $3.00 at the time they join the Gold Tees to be eligible for the Hole-in-One insurance. The money for the fund is included in the general club Financials and is not broken out separately.

Non-member guests of Gold Tee Association members are not eligible for Hole-in-One Pay outs. 

The Hole-in-One must occur during Gold Tee league play and witnessed by at least one other Gold Tee member. 

The payout for a Hole-in-One will be fixed at $165. This will cover a reasonable amount for refreshments and prize money for the individual. In addition, the Association will furnish a plaque for the individual honoring the occasion at a cost not to exceed $35. Pay outs will be paid from the Gold Tees general treasury.  

The fund will be replenished when the annual dues are paid at a cost of $2.00 per member. The replenishment amount will be adjusted accordingly if there are multiple hits to the fund during the year.  

Example: Since we had a Hole-In-One this year, our member dues for 2013 will be $15.00 plus an extra $3.00 for the fund.  

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David 2013

December 3, 2019 Christmas Party . 
2018 - We are at 97 paid up members

 Al 2014

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Gold Tee Suggestions for Speeding Up Pace of Play


FUN and FELLOWSHIP are two of the main visions of our Gold Tee League.

The objective of these suggestions is to try and minimize the waiting time in the Club House as the groups of golfers complete their play.

We all enjoy the Joke of the Day by Paul Kelly and also having the “winners” called out and given their “chits”.  The photos that show up on the web site each week and the newspaper results are appreciated by all of us.  

The following are suggestions we would like to try in the coming weeks to finish the rounds in a minimum amount of time.  We would appreciate it if you would follow these suggestions when you fall behind the group in front of you.

1. Play ready golf – from the tee to the green, for example, whoever gets to the tee first should hit away.  If you’re at your ball in the fairway without anyone in your way – hit the ball even if you’re not further away from the green than other balls.  Assuming you’re not in the line of flight of (a ball of) someone behind you.

2. Cart driving – drop off a person and move on to the second ball.  Especially if the balls (from one cart) aren’t too far apart. Another option is parking the cart between you and your cart mate’s ball and each walk to your respective balls.

3. Lost balls and Out of Bounds – hit a provisional ball if you think you may have a lost ball or it went out of bounds. If you cannot find your ball and drop one where you “think” it want out of bounds. However, you cannot use your score.

4. Pick up ball if out of the hole for scoringdepending on the game and situation use your judgment and pick up your ball if your score is irrelevant to the foursome’s score for a particular hole. Remember, double net bogey is your max score.  

5. Record score without delaying play - go to next tee and record score there allowing play to resume behind your group.  

6. Put golf club away quickly - return to cart and put club back into bag later especially if it needs cleaning. Remember, you will have plenty of time to clean your club and put it away while your teammates are hitting their shots further down the fairway.

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2018 Membership

Gold Tees Executive Committee

Vince Franco - President
Paul Kelly - VP Emeritus
John Melzer - VP Games & Head Chef
Al Britsch, Paul Lempert & Henry Woltman -
VP Games
Dale Guzlas - VP Tournaments
 John McLaughlin - VP Tournaments
David Philips- Secretary
Jerry Mithen - Public Relations
Frank Hawkins - Treasurer
Ed Sheldon, Jim Conway, Al Carline &
Bob Thompson - Directors

Milestone Birthdays

Vince Franco: 80 on October 6th (10/6/1938)

Al Carline: 75 on October 20th (10/20/1943)

Doug Waikart: 65 on October 25th (10/25/1953)

Patrick Tole: 55 on November 1st (11/1/1963)

David Krepps: 70 on November 3rd (11/3/1948)

Lewis Bowers: 75 on November 29th (11/29/1943)

Bill O'Brien: 75 on December 10th (12/10/1943)



 Henry 2016

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    Rules for Playing with a Blind

 Three players rotate the seven extra drives; (play your own ball on par 3’s).

 The rotation order is as follows: the highest handicap player would get two drives on Holes #1, #6 and #9 (or #10, #14 and #18); the next highest handicap player would get two drives on Holes #3 and #7 (or #11 and #16); the low handicap player would get two drives on Holes #4 and #8 (or #13 and #17). This order cannot be changed.

 First drive is the players, second drive is the blind’s.

 The blind is subject to the same rules as the players – e.g. if the game is three maximum and one minimum drive, the blind must meet the same requirements.

 Your team will be given a score closest to the blind’s handicap.

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Animated video.  Four minutes long. Narrated by a pretty young Scottish lass.

John 2010

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 Jerry 2017

2018 POTYs

Dale & Ernie

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December 12, 2018

Show at least one half hour before your tee time!

Gold Tee Rules (December 2017)

The following are the rules used during Gold Tee Play:

1. Texas Scramble Drive – The ball may be placed within 1 club length of where the drive comes to rest. If the ball is in a hazard or rough it must remain in same.

2. All balls may be played as “lift clean and place”

a. In fairway – within 1 club length. If the ball comes to rest in an area without grass, it may be moved to the nearest spot having grass no closer to the hole.

b. In beds, rough, woods, waste bunkers and sand traps – within 6 inches of where it came to rest.

3. Lost Ball or Out of Bounds – the ball can be played within 2 club lengths of where the ball came to rest. With a lost ball within 2 club lengths of where it is believed the ball should be. A 1 stroke penalty is assessed.

4. In a hazard (red stake) – the ball can be played from the hazard without a penalty. In this situation the ball cannot be touched nor the club be grounded. If the ball is not played from the hazard, it can be moved 2 club lengths while incurring a 1 stroke penalty.

5. Drop Areas (holes #7, #9, #14 & #15) – the ball may be placed in the drop area.

6.  Line of sight relief (no closer to the hole) is being granted on hole #2 when the ball comes to rest behind the tall grass at the edge of the waste area or adjacent to the area reinforced with wood and also on hole #11 where the bunker wall has been reinforced with wood.

7. “Gimmie Putts” – No putt can be considered “good” unless it has been measured and some part of the ball is within the leather. The measurement is the putter head is placed inside the cup and some of the ball must be inside the grip. If the ball is picked up or pushed away without being measured, the score cannot be counted toward the team score.

8. Root rule – the ball may be moved away from any roots near your ball to protect the player from injury.

Pecking Order Specifics

The following represents the August 1, 2018 group membership and the methodology associated with implementing the Pecking Order (Our 4 Social Members – Brugge, Kelly, Murren, and Rice are not included in this listing):

   1. Gold Tee Officers (10) – Britsch,  Franco, Guzlas, Hawkins, Lempert, McLaughlin, Melzer, Mithen, Philips, and Woltman.

   2. Tradition residents and TGC members (42) – Baker, Barksdale, Campbell, Carline, Caufield, Clifford,  Conway, Cronin, Culpepper, Culver, D’Amato, Davis, DiGaudio, Eaglin, Espey, Esposito, Foderaro, Fleiss, Fulton, Goodell, Hayes, Hoile, Jacobs, Keller, Krepps, MacDonald, Mandroc, Mayer, McDowell, Mitchell, Monaghan, Pacella, Renault, Rubin, Schwarz, Sheldon, Stacey, Stewart, Strasser, Swanson, Wittig and Wroth.

  3. Non-residents (NR) and TGC members (5) – Declet, Jackson, Spataro, Tole and Waikart.

  4. Tradition residents who are not TGC members and have been a member of the Gold Tees prior to December 31, 2015 (20) – Akers, Bartha, Bowers, D’Attilio, Heilberg, Kemper, Kendall, Kramer, Krauth, MacSorely, McElroy, Migas, Muratore, Robic, Sandham, Seibert, Thompson, Wegner, Werczynski and Wilton.

  5. Non-residents who are not TGC members and have been a member of the Gold Tees prior to December 31, 2015 (5) – Boggess, Gabelman, Leis, Pearson, and Sturm.

  6. New Tradition residents and non-residents (NR) who are not TGC members and became a member of the Gold Tees after January 1, 2016 (10) – Burghardt, Coceres, DeFlumeri (NR), Jones, Little, MacKenzie, Nagele, O’Brien, Olhausen, and Tuttle. This group would be designated as Associates and would the most affected if we did not have sufficient tee times and needed to reduce players. Players in any category would be cut based upon the least amount of times played during the last quarter.

  7. Guests – this group would be the first to be cut if we had an excess of players relative to tee times.


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Paul 2018