Feb. 20 - Play
@ 9:30 am
Scramble (Step Aside):
Scramble format one team score.
Choose the best shot each time.
The person's shot chosen then Steps Aside and does NOT hit from that spot.
The remaining Players hit and choose the next shot and that person Steps Aside and the previous person that stepped aside rejoins and so on until hole is complete.
Only ONE Team Gross score is recorded per hole....
Game Manager: Len Dolins
PLEASE JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY MORNING FOR:
GREAT GOLF, GREAT LAUGHS & GREAT FRIENDSHIPS
NOTE: There is a NEW PASSWORD for the X4 Sign-up Site.
Check your emails for the new password!
Hole: 3 Hole: 8
Murray Luther Jim Campbell
Ron Betti Bill Pender
Closest to the Pin Winners: Sonoran Feb. 13th
As of March 05, 2020:
Starting time moves to 8:30 am
6th Annual Hamilton High Boys Golf Team Fund Raiser
Attached is brochure detailing the fundraiser that is scheduled for Thursday March 19th, 2020.
Support these boys and their development into National State Champions by contributing to this great cause.
2020 ANNUAL SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT
ENTRY FEE: $20.00 SIGN UP MUST BE COMPLETE BY 02/20/2020. ALL ENTRANTS MUST BE NINERS MEMBERS WITH A CURRENT HANDICAP INDEX. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS THE PLAYER WITHDRAWS PRIOR TO THE FIRST ROUND.
TOURNAMENT TO BE PLAYED ON THREE (3) CONSECUTIVE THURSDAYS: 02/27, 03/05 AND 03/12/2020, COURSES TO BE DETERMINED. TOURNAMENT WILL BE FLIGHTED BASED ON HANDICAP AS OF 02/22/20. THE NUMBER OF FLIGHTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY NUMBER OF PLAYERS AS OF THURSDAY 02/20/20. PLAYERS WILL PLAY FROM TEES THEY ARE CURRENTLY ASSIGNED.
PLAYERS MUST PLAY TWO (2) OF THE THREE (3) ROUNDS TO QUALIFY. SIGN UP IS ON OUR X4- GOLF.COM WEBSITE. YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR EACH DAY YOU WISH TO PLAY. THE TWO LOWEST GROSS SCORING ROUNDS FOR EACH PLAYER WILL DETERMINE THE WINNERS.
PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY. SHOULD A MEMBER CHOOSE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TOURNAMENT HE WILL PLAY THE SCHEDULED GAME AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE REGULAR PRIZE POOL. TOURNAMENT PLAYERS WILL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZE MONEY IN THE SCHEDULED GAME. PLAYER'S SCORES FOR THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE SCORE CARDS SUBMITTED FOR THE REGULAR GAME. THE SCORE CARDS ARE MUST BE SIGNED BY THE CAPTAIN AND ATTESTED TO. IT IS THE PLAYER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THE SCORES ARE ACCURATELY RECORDED AND THE CARDS ARE SIGNED AND ATTESTED. DURING THE TOURNAMENT ALL RULES OF GOLF AND LOCAL RULES WILL APPLY AND GOLFERS ARE EXPECTED TO OBSERVE ALL SUCH RULES. SCORES ENTERED FOR THE PLAYERS WILL BE GROSS SCORE FOR EACH HOLE OVER THE THREE (3) PLAY DAYS.
FIRST PLACE TIES WILL BE DECIDED BY "RETROGRESSION SCORING". THIS WILL BE DONE USING THE 9 HOLES THAT EACH PLAYER HAS PLAYED. TIES FOR ALL OTHER POSITIONS WILL BE PAID ON A SHARED PAYOUT.
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE TOURNAMENT PRIZE POOL WILL BE PAID OUT TO THE WINNERS. THE PRIZE AMOUNTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS IN EACH FLIGHT AND PAYED TO THE WINNERS IN THAT FLIGHT ONLY.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS, CONTACT TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN BILL SLATTERY OR PRESIDENT LLOYD SCHAEFFER. EARLY SIGN UP AND PAYMENT OF THE ENTRY FEE IS PREFERRED.
LLOYD SCHAEFFER: (480) 802-9852 ----
BILL SLATTERY: (480) 802-3880 ----
PLANNING ON PARTICIPATING IN THE TOURNAMENT --- (YES) -- (NO). PLEASE EMAIL BILL SLATTERY. YOUR RESPONSE WILL HELP IN PLANNING THE TOURNAMENT.
Check out the Reports Page:
1. Adjusted Course Rules;
2. Complete Weekly Winners Report
Check out the Membership & Contact Pages:
1. 2019 Members Photo List & New Board List
NEW GOLF RULES FOR 2020
The World Handicap System Review
Jan. 09 2020 BOARD MINUTES
Attached are the minutes (PDF Format) for the Jan. 09, 2020 Board meeting.
Any comments or questions should be addressed to Lloyd Schaeffer, President.
GAG Meeting Highlights - Jan. 27, 2020
Gentlemen, here are the highlights of the GAG Meeting on 1/27/2020.
Ed Renio showed the group the patterns/colors, blue and red, for the proposed Handicaps Flags.
All old club flags will be discarded and golfers found using fake flags will be identified and penalized.
New furniture for the pro shop will be ordered soon.
The next stage of the Pro Shop renovation will begin around mid-June.
The year end Golf Financials and the year-over-year numbers for January are very positive. 2019 was the second most profitable year for our golf operations since the RCI soled the community the Amenities.
There have been complaints from a small group of golfers who have regular week end tee times for special groups. They feel the tournaments are interfering with their golf arrangements. The Golf Advisory Group members are in favor of the outside tournaments which generate revenue for the golf operation, support the sales in the Pro Shop and bring much needed revenue to our Food and Beverage operation.
Our Board Liaison explained the need for a Special Assessment of $ 165.00 and how the tax problem occurred.
The current Board had no involvement in the beginning of this problem.
The GAG members agreed that, despite some complaints from a small group of golfers, the courses are looking very good and playing very fairly this year. Much of the improvement is due to the staff under the leadership of Superintendent Ross Buckendahl.
Jim Wegman, GAG CO-CHAIR
The attached PDF files details the IronOaks rules for
landing in an area classified as "abnormal".
Pace of Play, Local Rules, & Disability Flags
See attached PDF files
World Handicap System Review
Attached are a number of Articles (PDF format)
put out by the USGA explaining the new handicap
Updated Constitution & By-Laws
June 15, 2019
Attached is a copy of the updated Constitution & By-Laws!
Advise Lloyd Schaeffer if you have any comments.
Jan. 23, 2020
Golf Course Maintenance Update
This has been an unseasonably cold winter, with a lot of frost. The colder days prevent the turf from growing, as without a certain amount of heat, there is no rejuvenation of grass. Chemicals, fertilizers, and water have no effect until there is enough warmth to produce photosynthesis. The plant starts to suffer a bit by this time of year, as it still receives constant abuse from carts, play, frost, etc, with little opportunity to grow out of it. The result is signs of wilting, slow recovery, and yellowing. In warmer weather, a plant goes through all of these abuses and the damaged tips or ends of the plant grow out and are cut off when the team mows.
This growth ceases when the weather gets super cold, like it has been.
The good news is that the weather is turning and we're starting to get some warmer days. Before we know it, the Bermuda grass will start showing signs of life.
We have been working diligently on pin placement on the golf courses, as well. The speeds of the greens are increasing and the areas for flag placement have become smaller and smaller. This makes it challenging for our set-up guys. This same situation occurred last year. We're working very closely with the team to make it an enjoyable experience every time you are out on the course.
The Turf Maintenance Team
NINERS JANUARY GOLF RESULTS
JIM WEGMAN, PUBLICITY
1/02/20 CHA-3 SONORAN:
1ST Jim LaBarge Jerry Vickery Norm Noble Gaylord Lind 2nd Lloyd Schaeffer David Mork Larry Swanson Bill Slattery 3rd Bob Ludwig Jim Wegman Bill Lacey Roger Rusche 4th Tom Bleier Greg Wells Bob Deken Larry Schuller 5th Bill Pender Carl Burnham Jr. Bill Whitely Len Dolins 6th (TIE) Russ Shurts Jim Theobald Gary Nessel John Schuler and Jerry Richards Mike Osborn Paul Bopko Mike Stegina.
Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 3 Russ Shurts, Bill Slattery No.8 Bill McConnell Lloyd Schaeffer.
1/09/20 FEWEST PUTTS LAKES:
A Flt. 1st (TIE) Mark Nilsen Lloyd Schaeffer 3rd (TIE) Bill Pender Bob Pender Russ Shurts 6th Jim LaBerge. B. Flt. 1st Terrill Simmons 2nd (TIE) Bill Stoutenberg Jim Campbell 4th (TIE 3) Jerry Vickery Merv Hedding Larry Swanson. C. Flt. (TIE) Larry Schuller Dennis Clark 4th (TIE 6) Paul Bopko Jim Broich Jim Coughlin Bruce Henderson Bill Lacey Ken Wentland. D Flt. 1st (TIE) Peter Gerdik Bill Whitely 3rd (TIE) Bill Slattery Jordy Primack 5th Len Dolins 6th Joe Lombardo.
Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No.2 Dennis Martin, Bill Pender No.6 Erich Tiepel, Jordy Primack.
1/16/20 SKINS PALMS:
Winners by Team: (1) Frank Pender Bill Pender Russ Shurts (2) Erich Tiepel Ron Betti (3) Jerry Vickery Jim LaBarge Al Metz Jerry Richards (4) Nick Angele Lee Boudreaux (5) Bill Stoutenberg Terrill Simmons (6) Tom Bleier Jonathan Russell (7) Ron Rudzinski Larry Swanson Ernie Papacek (8) Bill Slattery Lynn Thompson Mike Stewart (9)Gene Cole Dennis martin Mac Hall (10) Lawrence Munson Len Dolins Renny Vowell (11)Paul Bopko Jim Broich(12) John Gaudioso Bob Deken Larry Schuller (13)Jim Wegman Jim Theobald (14) Gregg Sutton Don Lewis Peter Gerdik Gaylord Lind (15) Jim Newman Jim Deleo Larry Weaver Gordon Graham (16) Jim Johnson Wayne Aarestad Luther Murray (17)Bruce Vantine Gary Nessel Greg Gustafson.
Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No.4 Ron Betti, Dennis Clark No7 Greg Sutton Tom Bleier.
1/23/20 2 BEST NET BALLS SONORAN:
1st John Rolfe Larry Schuller Bill Lacey Greg Gustafson 2nd Erich Tiepel George Kanda John Gaudioso Gary Nessel 3rd Frank Pender James Coughlin Jordy Primack Peter Gerdik 4th Jim Campbell Wayne Aarestad Bill Slattery 5th (TIE) James Newman Larry Weaver Bob Hiller Greg Wells and Jim Johnson Lee Boudreaux Jack Cook Carl Burnham Jr. 7th ( TIE 5) Bob Pender Jim Broich Jim Wegman, Lloyd Schaeffer Gene Cole Bruce Henderson Bruce Vantine, John Schuler Greg Sutton Charles Hughes Merv Hedding, Bill Pender Ernie Papacek Bill McConnell, Luther Murray Gaylord Lind Lynn Thompson Nick Angele.
Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No.3 Mike Osborn Lloyd Schaeffer, No.8 Bill Slattery ,lee Boudreaux.
1/30/20 SCHRAMBLE LAKES:
1st Jonathon Russell Jim Campbell Carl Burnam Jr. Bill Bartoo 2nd (TIE) Jim Janowski Paul Bopko Bob Deken and Jim LaBarge Lynn Thompson Bruce Vantine 4th George Kanda Dennis Martin Ernie Papacek Greg Sutton 5th (TIE) Erich Tiepel Peter Gerdik Mac Hall Ed Werner and Lee Boudreaux Murray Luther Jordy Primack 7th (TIE) Jim Deleo Bob Hiller Jack Cook Bill Slattery and Mark Nilsen Bill Whitely Tom Thibodeau Len Dolins.
Closest-to-the-Pin Honors: No. 2 Lee Boudreaux, Ed Werner, No.6 Ron Rudzinski, Bruce Vantine.