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 Payouts.
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. Payouts 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.
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 scoring – depending 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.
Vince Franco - President Paul Kelly - VP Emeritus John Melzer - VP Games & Head Chef Al Britsch & 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