President's Letter


March, 2018

The tournaments coming up in March are Crazy Horse on the 1st, Salinas Fairways on the 3rd, Pajaro on the 14th, Ridgemarkon the 22nd, and Spring Hills on the 29th.

Our membership has remained fairly stable throughout the years, but I would encourage all members to try and bring a guest at some point during theseason, so it keeps the membership numbers solid. It always helps to have new members that can enjoy playing golf and perhaps offer up new ideas for our club.

Our new online tee time system has worked exceptionally well since starting in late December. Everyone has embraced the web based system with fewproblems or questions. The online signups are two weeks in advance and as a result we have removed the one week signup at the check-in table to avoidconfusion. Note that the first three tee times for each tournament will be partially, if not all prefilled with the faster players. This is an effort toget our group off to a quick start, keep the courses happy, and have them welcome our return in the future.

When your turn comes up for table crew duty, please make sure you will be there a half hour before the first tee time or if you know in advance you can’tmake it to that tournament, please arrange for a backup. Also put yourself and your fellow golfers in the last or next to last tee time for that tournament.That will allow the table captain enough help to check the golfers in for that tournament.

Please be sure to put in start and finish times on your score cards for your tournaments and keep up the pace with the group in front of you. This will helpfrom having 5 hour rounds which are no fun for the people behind you.

Finally, let’s all do a rain dance for lots more rain this year.

And a couple of one liners.

  1. The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight. — Ben Hogan
  2. The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie. — George Deukmejian
  3. Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. — William Wordsworth
  4. You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex -wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands works. — Lee Trevino
  5. Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. — Jim Bishop

Have a good golfing month.
Rick King