Men’s Golf: August 2017 News

In July we had one less Tuesday of Men’s Golf for a very good reason: With July 4 falling on a Tuesday we had all hands in the clubhouse making for a great Pancake Breakfast. We want to thank all who volunteered to help that day.
On July 11 we were back playing golf at Tijeras Creek in Rancho Santa Margarita—a great course made even more challenging with temperatures exceeding 95 degrees. July 18 brought us beautiful summer weather and much cooler temperatures at our home course of Talega. July 25 took us back to an old favorite, San Juan Hills. This course has undergone some major improvements over the last year and is a first class course.
Next up we will be playing on Aug 1 at Talega, August 8 at Oak Creek, August 15 at San Juan Hills, and will finish off the month on August 22 at Tijeras Creek.

New Golf Rules for Seniors (continued)
Rule 4.c.7(h)—If a putt passes over a hole without dropping, it is deemed to have dropped. The law of gravity supersedes the Rules of Golf.
Rule 5.—Putts that stop close enough to the cup that they could be blown in, may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more than three inches from the hole. No one wants to make a travesty of the game.
Rule 6.a.9(k)—There is no penalty for so-called “out of bounds.” If penny-pinching golf course owners bought sufficient land, this would not occur. The senior golfer deserves an apology, not a penalty.
Rule 7.g.15(z)—There is no penalty for a ball in a water hazard, as golf balls should float. Senior golfers should not be penalized for manufacturers’ shortcomings.
Rule 8.k.9(s)—Advertisements claim that golf scores can be improved by purchasing new golf equipment. Since this is financially impractical for many senior golfers, one-half stroke per hole may be subtracted for using old equipment.
Please advise all your senior friends of these important rule changes.

—Bob Russell