President's Letter


February, 2020

Listed below are the next 6 outings

  • February 3 — San Jose Country Club — Table Crew, R. Parker (MONDAY)
  • February 13 — San Juan Oaks — Table Crew, J. Santos
  • February 20 — The Villages — Table Crew, RD Patel
  • February 27 — Pacific Grove — Table Crew, M. Kluger
  • March 5 — Crazy Horse — Table Crew, A. Shahin
  • March 12 — Salinas Fairway — Table Crew, N. Letts

Our next golf event will be an "Outing" at San Jose Country Club. This means that the price will be $70 instead of $75 and won't have any prizes. The next "Outing"s after San Jose Country Club will be at Boulder Ridge on April 20th and November 16th where the same applies.

As you know our previous golf signup link GolfFusion has gone out of business. For a temporary basis we have replaced GolfFusion with Memberplanet. We will look for another golf application that would work for us similar to GolfFusion. So far we have had one proposal but they were asking too much money for the yearly operations and it would have a 2 month implementation process. Memberplanet website is free to our club because we are affiliated with NCGA and we aren't using all of the options such as credit card processing that could be available. At this point it seems to be working well but I would like your opinions so please send me an email back with your thoughts on using Memberplanet for club tournaments.

On another note, the pace of play sometimes has resulted in 5 hour rounds. Some if this isn't our fault (Seascape this last Thursday) but over the last few months the length of time has gone up. Please play "Ready Golf" meaning that even if it's not your turn and you can safely play then go ahead. The golfer with the longest putt doesn't have to go first if others in the group are ready.

The NCGA sent emails to its members explaining the new World Handicap System. In that email is a link that describes the handicap system in simple English and is easy to understand. It should help a lot if you have questions.

The board of directors is looking for a new member so if interested in the operations of our club please email me back and we can talk about what the position entails.

Here are some Golf puns.

  • I'm not a bad putter, I just can't catch a break.
  • If you golf on Election Day, be sure to cast an absent–tee ballot.
  • What type of golf game did the fur traders play in the old days? A skins match.
  • Brand new golf balls are attracted to water, and the power of the attraction is in direct proportion to how much the balls cost.
  • Golf is a game where the ball lies poorly and the golfers lie well.
  • What is it called when you fluff a shot and it's still your turn to play? A dead sheep: "still ewe".

Have a good golfing month.
Rick King