Hobbit's Glen Senior Golf Association
HGSGA Update - July 2, 2020
Wilson and Hauser Lead the Way in Today’s Stableford Contest
Congratulations to Doug Wilson and Matt Hauser. Doug earned 41 points ($18) to win the gross competition edging out Craig Ostrom in a tiebreaker. Big hitting Matt Hauser led the way in the net competition with 47 points ($18). Nick Girardi with 46 points ($13) was second and Rich Rocca with 46 points ($13) ended up in third place. Other money winners were as follows:
This Year’s Money Situation
Check out our Funny Money Leaderboard by clicking on the button on the sidebar. Our top three winners this year are Doug Wilson ($55) Dwight Johnson ($33) and Bob Egge ($29).
On A Sad Note
Randy Maddox sent in the following note:
Saw Billy Maske at Northwest GC today... After many years, he and his golf buddies, Clark Hensley and Danny Caulkins gave up their HGGC membership in 2019.
Billy shared with me that Clark died of a heart attack in his home in Feb-Mar. (many of us at HG heard about that)
Also Danny Caulkins passed away this winter. He was doing his first chemo treatment in FL for possible lung cancer and his heart could not take the treatment and he died.
Danny played in the Seniors League for many years and enjoyed away MISGAs.
Stay safe and enjoy everyday.
Round 2 of our Championship Series will be played next Thursday, July 9. Signup begins tomorrow at 8:00 AM. After round one, our top three in the gross competition are Bob Egge, Craig Ostrom and DougWilson. On the net side, Dwight Johnson, Tom Hickey, and Mark Cardwell lead the way. Hope to see you next week!
HGSGA Update - June 25, 2020
Egge and Wilson - Bona and Smith Prevail in 2-Man
Bob Egge and Doug Wilson teamed to shoot a blazing 9 under 63 ($13 each) to win today's 2-man gross competition. On the net side, Jim Bona and Bob Smith shot a 65 ($13 each) edging Rick Fornadel and Jim Freiert 65 ($11 each) and Richard Fields and John Weiss 65 ($10 each) in a tiebreaker. Other money winners were as follows:
Funny Money Leaderboard
Check out our Funny Money Leaderboard by clicking the button on the sidebar. It gives you up-to-date info on money earnings year-to-date. Don't see your name - show up next week and give it another try!
Next Week (July 2) - Stableford
We're back to Stableford next week. We will be hoping for those high scoring birdies and eagles! Sign up begins tomorrow at 8:00 AM. See you then!
HGSGA Update - June 18, 2020
Egge Shoots a 68 to Win Gross, Johnson Wins Net Again
Bob Egge shot a 4 under 68 ($16) to top the gross leaderboard and Dwight Johnson fired a net 72 ($16) to win the net competition for the second week in a row. A total of 45 guys started the day in misty weather, but were rewarded with blue skies and sunshine as the morning progressed. Other net money winners were as follows:
Funny Money Leaderboard
Check out our Funny Money Leaderboard by clicking the button on the sidebar. It gives you up-to-date info on money earnings year-to-date. Not quite PGA money, but enough for a few beers!
Next Week - Pick Your Partner or Sign Up and Be Matched
Next Thursday, June 25, we will be having a 2-Man Competition. Signup on SignUpGenius and note your partner in the comment section. Don't have a partner? No problem, just sign up as a single and we will match you with a ringer. Sign up begins tomorrow a 8:00 AM. Two-man is always a fun event. Hope you can make it!
HGSGA Update - June 4, 2020
Doug Wilson and Dwight Johnson Win on Opening Day
Today's opening round featured blue skies, hot weather, and some great golf. We played the Stableford format - so the highest score wins! Doug Wilson led the gross competition with a 40 ($17) edging out Len Moyer 39 and Bob Egge 38. In the net competition Dwight Johnson had two net eagles and led the way with a 48 ($17). Pete Marcelli 45 ($12) and Rich Roca 45 ($12) finished in second and third place respectively. Other money winners (all net) were as follows:
Ties were decided by matching scores starting with the lowest handicapped holes. Do not post your score today. We have posted all reported scores to GolfNet. We are working on a way to show full results on this webpage. Hopefully we will have this in place next week. Prize money is a bit smaller than previous years due to the fact that we are not collecting a weekly prize pool. Prizes are being paid out of what we typically used for our annual banquet which will not be held this year. All prize money will be distributed at the end of the season.
Championship Series Begins Next Week - June 11
The first round of this year's Championship Series will take place next Thursday, June 11. We have tee times beginning at 7:48 through 12:36. Signup on SignUpGenius (see button on sidebar) begins tomorrow, Friday at 8:00 AM and ends Tuesday at 5:00 PM.
Looking forward to all of you participating in this fun event!
Welcome New Members
A hearty HGSGA welcome goes out to four new members who played their first round with us today. They are Mike Doyle, Steve Feldstein, Stuart Resnick, and Paul Duncan. We are glad you guys have joined us and look forward to many rounds of golf with you over the coming months and years!
Please Use the Golf Genius App for Scoring
Thanks to all the foursomes that used the Golf Genius App today. All but one foursome got their scores to us. You also must send us a picture of your paper scorecard. It helps us when the scores from the app are incomplete. Send pictures of scorecards to email@example.com. If we don't have scores in the app or a picture of the written card by 5:00 PM on the afternoon of the event, your scores will not be eligible for prize money or for inclusion in tournament scoring.
HGSGA Update - May 29, 2020
I am pleased to report that over 70 guys are signed up for our 2020 Season. It all begins next Thursday, June 4th, with a Stableford format and tee times beginning at 8:36 AM and ending shortly after 11 AM, For now, HGSGA events will not be considered an official Hobbit's Glen league. There will be no shotgun starts. Tee times will be obtained in an organized way by HGSGA members through the regular reservation system. There will be no gatherings before or after play. Golfers should not show up more than 30 minutes prior to their tee time and wear a mask in and around the clubhouse. All scoring will be done via the Golf Genius app and other digital means. Weekly prize money will be paid via your dues and will be distributed at the end of the season.
While this year may not be perfect, it will be a good way for us to keep in touch and play the game we love. We will have 5 rounds for our Championship Series (best 3 scores), our traditional Match Play Tournament, and a nice variety of weekly formats to keep you engaged. You can check out our entire schedule by visiting our SignUpGenius page (click button on sidebar). This year, the signup process will take place on a weekly basis beginning at 8:00 AM Friday (for the next Thursday). The signup deadline is 5:00 PM on the Tuesday before the event, Thanks to a number of HGSGA members we will hopefully secure enough times to accommodate all who want to play. This might not always be the case so sign up early. Hoping you enjoy the season. Stay safe, Mac
We have 68 guys that have paid their dues. Unless you have notified me otherwise, we are going to assume you will be playing this year. If you want your dues credited toward next year and not play this year, just email me. Some of you have already selected this option. There are a handful of guys who want to play but have not paid their dues yet. If you want to be eligible for prize money and tournament participation, please send your registration form (see sidebar) and check for $55 to Randy Maddox. His address is on the form. You can also drop the form and the check off at the pro shop. Mac
Volunteer to be a Foursome Captain
Until state and county restrictions are loosened, CA will not be able to block out tee times for us. Therefore, we need your help by volunteering to be a foursome captain. The job entails calling the pro shop for a tee time reservation at 8:00 AM on Wednesday morning eight days prior to our scheduled event. On the day of the event you will be your foursome's coordinator, which requires 1) that someone record all scores on the Golf Genius App 2) that you take a picture of your paper scorecard and email or text it to the designated scorekeeper, and 3) keep the paper scorecard until the final results are completed. In total, this job should take 10-15 minutes. In order to make a reservation 8 days in advance you must be a 5 or 7 day golf member. Fit and Play members and employees cannot make a reservation 8 days in advance. We need at least 12 guys to step up every week. Foursome Captains will be guaranteed a participation slot. Please let me know if you can take on this role. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mac
Have you Signed Up for Your Handicap?
All HGSGA members must register for a handicap with Hobbits Glen in order to participate in any of our competitions. If you are a 5 or 7 day golf member at Hobbit's Glen, your annual handicap fee is paid by CA. If you are not a golf member, then you need to pay the fee yourself, through the pro shop. There are a number of you that do not have active handicaps.
The easiest way to test is to try to look up your handicap on the MSGA website.
If you can't look up your own handicap, then you are not active in the system.
To activate your account, pay the annual fee at the pro shop. You could also buy an ACE card, which includes the handicap fee. As soon as you've paid the fee, let Joni or Lisa Wynne know that you've done it. I believe they are the two people who can do the activation. Lew
If you are looking for a fun golf league with great guys, join HGSGA. To do so, fill out the membership application (click the sidebar button). For further information, click the Membership tab at the very top of this page.
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