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HGSGA Update - August 12, 2020
Rainy Day Format
This year, we have had our share of days when we dealt with rainy weather and threatening forecasts. What I have learned to date, is some guys will never play if it is going to rain, some guys will not play if it is cart path only, and some guys will play regardless of conditions with the exceptions of torrential downpours and thunderstorms.
This year’s tee time format makes the situation even more complicated because the forecast and weather conditions at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM can vary greatly. With this in mind, we will be instituting a “rainy day format.” This format will allow those who want to stay home, to stay home and those that want to play, to play. Here is how it will work:
If at 7:00 AM, weather forecasts predict a high probability of rain during a significant portion of our playing time, we will shift to our “rainy day format.” Once “the rainy day format” has been declared, the competition automatically becomes Stableford from the gold tees. You will be notified of this decision via email by 7:30 AM. If you do not receive an email, we will be following the scheduled format and tee times sent to you by Lew.
If you have an 8:30, 8:40 or 8:50 tee time, you will meet up with other golfers at 8:20. You will then divide up in foursomes or threesomes and begin play. Use the regular HG scorecard and record your gross score for each hole. Immediately after the end of the round, take a photo of the card and email it to email@example.com. Other golfers will follow the same process:
Tee times 9:00, 9:10, 9:20 will meet at 8:50
Tee times 9:30, 9:40, 9:50 will meet at 9:20
Tee times 10:00, 10:10, 10:20 will meet at 9:50
Tee times 10:30, 10:40, 10:50 will meet at 10:20
Tee times 11:00, 11:10, 11;20 will meet at 10:50
Funny Money will be awarded in the usual fashion. You must complete your round to be eligible for funny money. This document will be forwarded with the 7:30 AM email. It can also be found on the sidebar of our home page. Golfers who do not want to play do not need to notify anyone. When we play the “rainy day format” golfers will be allowed to lift, clean and place throughout the round. If you are playing a match play competition, it will be up to each golfer to get in touch with their opponent and determine if the match will or will not take place.
Due to numerous factors, we will be extra cautious with the remaining rounds of the Championship Series. In short, it is best to maximize the likelihood that all golfers get their rounds played on the same day. This year's schedule gives us ample opportunity to reschedule.
HGSGA Update - August 6, 2020
Today's Fake News - It Rained
Hey Guys! We need to get Al Roper to join HGSGA to improve our early morning forecasting. I apologize for the wrong call this morning. It's after 2:00 PM and it looks like most of us could have easily played and stayed dry. The course would have been wet. It would have been cart path only, and the greens are as long as the fairways, but I know many of you would have liked to play. It's a much easier call with a shot gun start. Those that want to show up, show up at the same time and all we do is rearrange the foursomes and go out and play. With tee times, we have over 6 hours of weather to worry about and "no shows" often leave guys to play alone or in twosomes. Nevertheless, I am sorry for taking your day of golf away. At least you had the PGA to watch. Hoping for blue skies next week.....Mac
Match Play Updates:
This week, match play continued with the following results:
Seelaus over Scarborough (second round)
Derheim over Moyer (second round)
Bowe over Shipp (first round)
Bona over Barth (third round)
Roca over Hickey (second round)
Please let Lew Shipp know if your match results have been omitted or a mistake has been made. Check out the bracket buttons on the sidebar.
Funny Money Gets Better
Due to a late start, a couple rainouts, and more members than anticipated, we will be able to increase funny money allocations during the second half of the season (just like in Double Jeopardy)! Our goal is to pay our fixed costs and then distribute all this year's membership dues to the Funny Money Pot. Check out where you stand by clicking the Funny Money Leaderboard button on the sidebar.
Get ready for next week's third round of the Championship Series. Remember, your three best scores out of five rounds are used to determine our gross and net champions. So no matter how you scored the first two rounds, you are still in the running!
HGSGA Update - July 30, 2020
Today's Money Winners:
Congratulations to all who finished on this terribly hot day!
1. Gross ($14) Bob Smith 79
1, Net ($14) Mike Caporaletti 70
2, Net ($8) Steve Scarborough 78
1. Gross ($14) Kevin Kokes 77
1. Net ($14) Chuck Berger 71
2. Net ($11) Lew Shipp 72
3 Net ($9) Jim Bona 73
4. Net ($8) Joe Bross 74
5. Net ($7) Rick Fornadel 74
6. Net ($6) Steve Feldstein 75
Ties are broken by matching cards starting with the lowest handicapped hole. Full results can be seen by clicking on the Results and Stats Button on the sidebar. Be sure to sign in using the GGID HGSGA 2020. We will post your score to Golf Net.
Match Play Tournament Results
Just about all first round matches have been completed and many second round matches have already been played. Brackets are available for viewing on the sidebar of this page. For clarification purposes, if you are playing a match play match during league time, you are ineligible to participate in the regular competition for that day. For example, match play golfers today were ineligible for the medal play tournament we held for all the other golfers.
This week's results:
Finkel over Doyle - Round 1
Moyer over Wilson - Round 1
Ramsey over Resnick - Round 2
Thompson, Keith over Thompson, Terry - Round 1
Barth over Pope - Round 2
Sumner over Freiert - Round 2
Roca over Mann - Round 1
Duncan, Paul over Johnson - Round 2
Violette over Grady - Round 1
Violette over Levin - Round 2
Hobbits Glen Golf Club - 11130 Willow Bottom Drive - Columbia, MD - 21044 - (410) 730-5980