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.
3/18: Hello All!
First let me say that I hope everyone is safe and well and following all social distance etc. It’s a weird world right now isn’t it!?
Currently our club has Lyn Robbins recouping from eye surgery, and a little bird told me Laura Kunkle was in for a couple of weeks of rehab. I’m trying to reach out to her and find out more.
Also, Diane Ciancio is scheduled to have her second knee replacement at the end of the month. Let’s keep all of our members and their families in our thoughts and prayers.
If you know of anyone struggling, either with being alone, sad or ill, please reach out to me. I have great little songs I can sing o the phone to bring a chuckle. Just ask Lyn Robbins! She was my guinea pig.
My husband and I are taking extreme precautions and only doing necessary runs to grocery or drug. We are also very careful in our hygiene.
If ANY of you need a grocery or drug store run…PLEASE call me. I will be happy to go and drop at your door. ESPECIALLY if you are not feeling well in ANY way…DO NOT GO OUT!!! I can go for you and I do not mind at all. I normally go almost every day for Mom or someone so it’s no hassle.
If you are feeling like you just need to talk on the phone, or meet on the street with our coffee mugs, stand apart and talk, I’m here. I am so grateful to call so many wonderful women my friends.
Please take care.
Pam…The MLWGA Sunshine chairperson.
2/28: Barbara Salgado is leaving MLCC. We would like to invite her to lunch and drinks on Saturday, March 21st. We are asking everyone to chip in for a gift to say "Thank You" for all the help she has given us through the years. Any ideas will be welcome. Luana Coleman
P.S. I plan to bring a sausage dip for the lunch.
This event has been postponed due to the current restrictions.
Please let me know if you hear about anyone - good or bad - who does not mind our posting their news.
Linda Owens 679-1571
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
If life is not going right,
1st Linda Callahan
3rd Yvonne Galyon
8th Lynn Provenzano
15th Sohair Saad
18th Shirley Dowdle
28th Jan Sinks
1. Because of the extended weather forecast, the President’s Cup is postponed until further notice. Sandy and Sue will watch the weather and let us know when it will be resumed. If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact one of them.
2. Our regular Tuesday tournaments will be open to those who want to play. The sheet for April will be in the pro shop. Sign up as usual. Lois will be in charge of Tuesday play. Any questions, you can contact her.
3. Riverside County Heath guidelines established because of the coronavirus state that events with 10 or more seniors should not be held. THEREFORE, OUR GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCH ON APRIL 7TH IS CANCELED.
Let’s hope things return to some normalcy in the near future. Until then, be safe and stay healthy. If you have any questions or comments. please do not hesitate to contact me.
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
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.
Change in Standing Rule approved and effective as of Aug 7, 2018
Due to the guidelines that Menifee Lakes Country Club is now required to follow, the Board is forced to suspend all Women's Club Golf
events until further notice. In an effort to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus, starting Monday the golf course will closed to the public, however members with their own personal golf carts will still be allowed to play. Sorry to be the bearer of more bad news, but that’s the way things are right now.
I’ll keep you posted on any new developments.
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.
Concrete drainage ditches – Tuesday Ladies Local Rule
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.