Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

August Birthdays:

   

    ​ 4th   Kathie Taylor

     9th    Pam Choi

    20th  Charlene Scholey   *

    26th   Lyn Robbins

       

                Proposed By-Law Change 10-29-19

  

  Standing Rule #8

 Current: Members of MLWGA may bring a guest on Tuesday Ladies Days. The guest may not participate in sweeps. When the game of the day does not allow guest participation, the member and her guest will be allowed to follow the field. The Weekly Tournament Chairperson must be notified prior to any guest participation.

 Proposed:  Members of MLWGA may bring a guest on Tuesday Ladies Day. The guest may not participate in sweeps. When the game of the day does not allow guest participation
(i.e. a team game or mixer), the member and her guest will be allowed to follow the field. The Vice President/Weekly Tournament Chairperson must be notified prior to any guest participation. An individual may only play as a guest three times in one year. The three times excludes the MLWGA Invitational

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Member Updates

​Passed 11-5-19


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​Linda Owens   679-1571

   February 24, 2018


 This subject has come up a number of times, I will try to clarify the Rules from   the USGA Book.  I'm only going to address the Bunkers only. The goal is to   understand the difference between abnormal ground conditions and unplayable   lies in the bunker.

 Rule 25:  ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS;   25-1 (ii) a / b :

 In the Bunker:  If your ball is in the bunker with abnormal ground conditions (ie.   water erosion area, mud,)  the player must lift and drop it to the nearest point of   relief either:

 (a) Without penalty,   the nearest point of relief must be in the bunker, or if   complete relief is impossible as near as possible to the spot, you must
 drop where you can get the maximum relief available within the bunker. 

 (b) Under penalty of one stroke,  outside the bunker, keeping the point where   the ball lay directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped,
 with no limit how far behind the bunker the ball can be dropped.

  Breach of rule:   Match play - loss of hole   -   Stroke play - two strokes

  Rule 28 :  BALL UNPLAYABLE IN BUNKER PLAYER'S OPTIONS;

 If the player deems her ball to be unplayable, she must under penalty of one   stroke.

 a. Proceed under stroke and distance by playing a ball as nearly as possible at   the spot from which the original ball was last played.

 b.  Drop a ball behind the point where the ball lay, keeping that point directly   between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped in the bunker.

 c.  Drop a ball within two club lengths of the spot where the ball lay, but not   nearer the hole ( in the bunker).

  Breach of rule:   Match play - loss of hole  -  Stroke play - two strokes
 
 We have established a local rule that if the bunker is entirely unplayable, you   may remove your ball from the bunker and drop it (or place it, if playing lift,   clean and place) outside the bunker no closer to the target. 

Passed

   If  life is not going right,

​   Go left.

​​​   Change in Standing Rule approved and effective as of Aug 7, 2018

​Passed 12-3-19

​We will consider that you are in the hazard if your ball is touching the fence as you could reasonably assume that without the fence you would be in the water or on the concrete ledge. If the ball is not touching the fence, you are not in the hazard (even if within the red line) and will play the ball without penalty. If the fence interferes with your swing or stance, you get relief of one club length (any club in the bag including the driver) from where your ball lies, no closer to the hole without penalty.


Effective Dec. 1, 2018 

  In today's meeting a question was asked about a putting rule.

  If a ball is in motion on the putting green and it might be influence by    another ball, can you run in and move that ball be moved?
 Rule 16-1b :
  When another ball is in motion, a ball that might influence the         movement of the ball in motion must not be lifted.  

                 ​Local Rule for MLWC Tuesday Play Day

  Effective August 1st, 2019, the following will be used for the Lift,     Clean and Place Rule:

  You may move the ball no more than six (6) inches in like         conditions.  If the ball is in the rough it stays in the rough, cannot     be moved from rough to fairway.

  The Weekly Tournament Chairs and Major Tournament Chairs   will  determine the rules of play and notify players that day if Lift,   Clean and Place does not apply.

​   Concrete drainage ditches – Tuesday Ladies Local Rul​e

 Change:

The new rule permits complete relief from all concrete drainage ditches:

-Nearest point of complete relief.

-Nearest to your ball’s original spot, but not nearer the hole than that spot.

-Estimate this point using the club you will use for  your next shot.

Note: See definitions page 143 in your 2019 Rules book for more information.