Improve your game with weekly competition
at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course

 

As a member, you are invited to participate in Wednesday Sweeps and enjoy the good company of your fellow club members, competition in the spirit of the game, and the fine golf experience at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course.

RESERVING A TEE TIME

The Men’s Club has tee times on Wednesday mornings reserved exclusively for members. Non-members may not play in Wednesday Sweeps competitions. These tee times generally begin at 7:00AM and end at 9:00AM.

Sign-Up Sheet Available Wednesday AM in the golf shop to register for play on the following Wednesday. Legibly print your FULL NAME on this sheet in an open time slot. If we cannot read your name and confirm your membership, you will not be transferred to the reservation list in the golf shop computer.

You may register yourself and up to three other members. Please note that each person on the list is held responsible if he fails to show up for the tee time. Don’t register someone without their permission and knowledge. See the “No Show” policy below.

SCGA Associate Members of the Men’s Club may play in only two weekly Sweeps during a calendar year unless they join as a Regular Member.

Call the Golf Shop (760.944.1936) at any time after Wednesday to see if there are vacancies in the Men’s Club tee times. The staff will add you to the reservation list if there is an opening.

Play as a Walk-On if you do not have a reservation. There may be openings during the Men’s Club tee times due to cancellations. Check in with the golf shop; tell them that you are a Men’s Club member and that you would like to be added to the walk-on list. Pay your Sweeps entry fee and mark your flight on the Tee Pairing Sheet BEFORE you play.

NO SHOW POLICY

To maintain a good relationship with the golf course and to ensure that tee times are available for all members who wish to play on Wednesdays, we strongly discourage no-shows. If your name is on the sign-up sheet, you are responsible for showing up— even if someone else placed your name on the sheet. If you cannot make your tee time, you must notify the pro shop 24 hours in advance. The first time you fail to show without calling the pro shop, you will receive a warning. A second failure will result in suspension of Wednesday play privileges for one week. A third offense will result in suspension from all Men’s Club activities for one month.

BEFORE YOU PLAY

Check in at the golf shop to confirm your tee time and pay your Sweeps entry fee and green fees.

Register for the Competition. This is a “Sweeps” tournament in which members compete at stroke play in flights defined by handicap index. When you play in the Men’s Club tee times, entry in the competition is MANDATORY. That is, YOU MUST PAY THE $5 ENTRY FEE. Sweeps entry fees will be added to green fees collected by the golf shop staff

Mark Your Flight on the TEE PAIRING SHEET. After paying your Sweeps entry fee and your green fees, locate the Tee Pairing Sheet on the counter in the golf shop. Next to your name on the Tee Pairing Sheet, print the LETTER ABBREVIATION for your flight (see the table below). Failure to indicate your flight on the Tee Pairing Sheet prior to play will result in disqualification. The Championship Flight is played at scratch. Net Flights are played with full course handicaps.

Prepare a Score Card. You will be required to turn in an INDIVIDUAL score card at the end of the round. When returned, this card will have YOUR GROSS SCORES FOR EACH HOLE at the top of the card. Print your full name, GHIN#, tees played, and your COURSE HANDICAP legibly on the card. If no course handicap is recorded on the card, or if the course handicap recorded is higher than that to which you are entitled, you will be disqualified. On the first tee, exchange scorecards with another player who will be your marker.

FLIGHT TEES INDEX RANGE
CHAMPIONSHIP BLUE OPEN TO ALL
A NET BLUE 10.0 OR LOWER
B NET GREEN 10.1 TO 15.0
C NET WHITE 15.1 TO 18.6
D NET WHITE 18.7 OR HIGHER

CHECK YOUR CURRENT INDEX

GHIN System handicap indexes are updated on the 1st and the 15th of every month. Look up your current index in the computer before registering for the competition. The player is responsible for entering the correct flight and recording the correct course handicap.

SWEEPS OPTIONS

The following options are available when playing in the Wednesday Sweeps tournament:

You may elect to play in a LOWER FLIGHT than indicated by your index in the flight chart. However, to do so you must enter the Sweeps with a Course Handicap as though your Handicap Index was at the maximum allowed in the flight chart. For example, if your current Handicap Index is 14.2 (normally B Net) and you elect to play in the A Net Flight from the blue tees, you must enter your Course Handicap as though your current Handicap Index is 10.0 (maximum for A Net). In this case, you are electing to play in A Net with a Course Handicap of 11 instead of playing in B Net with a Course Handicap of 16.

Members with Lower Handicaps (Index 10.0 or lower) may elect to compete simultaneously in Championship Flight (at scratch) and A Net Flight (with handicap). To do so, mark BOTH flight abbreviations (“G” and “A”) on the Tee Pairing Sheet and PAY TWO ENTRY FEES ($10 total). Be sure to record your COURSE HANDICAP on your score card for calculation of A Net score. This player is eligible to win in either or both flights.

BEAT THE PRO

Typically on the first Wednesday of the month, someone from the golf course staff will play in one of the Sweeps pairings. Men’s Club members can choose to compete against the “pro” (staff player). Before your round that day, you can wager from $5 up to $25 that your NET score will beat the pro’s GROSS score.

YOU CAN’T LOSE! If you beat the pro, you receive a gift certificate for DOUBLE the amount of your wager. If the pro ties or beats your score, you still get a gift certificate equal to the FULL amount of your wager.

“Beat the Pro” gift certificates are valid for golf shop merchandise only.

RULES AND PACE OF PLAY

Players are responsible for knowing the rules, and every player has an obligation to see that the rules are applied. If a player allows a fellow competitor to play a ‘mulligan’, pick up a ‘gimme’ putt, improve his lie, or otherwise breach the rules without applying the appropriate penalty, both players will be disqualified under Rule 1-3. If a rules violation is observed, it should be reported to the Sweeps Chairman.

USGA Rules apply to all Men’s Club competitions. The Rules of Golf are strictly observed unless the format of the event provides for special rules. Any such special rules will be made available to all players prior to the competition.

Local Rules as printed on the scorecard also apply. In addition, we adopt the local rule for EMBEDDED BALL (see Appendix I A-3a) permitting relief through the green— which is the whole area of the course except bunkers and water hazards. Also in effect is the local rule (January 2017) regarding Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green.

Dropping Zones: For Wednesday Sweeps play only, on Holes #8 and #17 the MARKED dropping zone may be used as an additional option for relief under Rule 26-1 (see Appendix I A-6).

Local Rule for Provisional Ball under Rule 26 – Water Hazards is in effect (see Appendix I A-5). In summary, the local rule allows a ball to be played PROVISIONALLY under any of the options in 26-1. We adopt this rule to speed play, because it can be difficult to determine (without going forward) whether a ball played toward a hazard is in play beyond the hazard. This rule can help save time on Holes #8, #13, and #17.

Speedy Play is expected. Maintain your position on the course, play “ready golf” and be prepared to play when it is your turn. Play a provisional ball if your ball may be lost outside of a water hazard or out of bounds (Rule 27-2). Your group will be considered OUT OF POSITION if both of these apply: 1) you are behind the pace required by the golf course for your tee time, and 2) there is a gap of more than 14 minutes between you and the group ahead of you.

PACE OF PLAY POLICY

You will be warned if your group is OUT OF POSITION. If your pace does not improve, a staff member may require your group to discontinue play of a hole or to skip a hole, and move to the next tee. In this situation, all players in the group must record the gross score that would result in NET BOGEY for the hole not completed.

AFTER YOU PLAY

A Score Card with YOUR GROSS SCORES FOR EACH HOLE on the top line must be turned in to the scorer. There is an index box on the golf shop counter for this purpose. Before you submit your score card, confirm that the correct gross scores for each hole are printed legibly, and that YOU AND YOUR MARKER have signed the card. Your full name, GHIN #, tees played, gross scores, and course handicap must be LEGIBLE. If any information is not legible, you may be disqualified.

Fill in the Posting Sheet for your flight with required information, including your full name, GHIN #, gross score, course handicap, and net score.

Post your ADJUSTED Gross Score as soon as possible in the golf shop computer or online at SCGA.org. Adjust your score, if necessary, according to the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) chart below. Men’s Club Wednesday golf must be posted as NON-TOURNAMENT rounds. Failure to post or posting an incorrect score can result in application of a penalty round or modification of your Handicap Index by the Handicap Committee. Notify the Sweeps Chairman or the Handicap Chairman if you make an error when posting in the golf shop computer or online.

COURSE HANDICAP MAX SCORE TO POST
9 AND LOWER DOUBLE BOGEY
10 TO 19 7
20 TO 29 8
30 TO 39 9
40 AND HIGHER 10

RESULTS

All prizes are awarded in the form of Encinitas Ranch GIFT CERTIFICATES. These can be redeemed for merchandise, range balls, golf lessons, or JC Resorts “Players Club” memberships. Gift certificate amounts are accumulated and maintained in your personal account in the golf shop. Results are posted to the Men’s Club website within one week of the date played.

Total Prize Fund Available is based on the number of participants each week. All entry fees received plus an additional subsidy from Men’s Club general funds are paid to that day’s winners. The amount awarded in each flight is proportionate to the number of players in the flight. Prizes are also awarded for Longest Drive and Closest to the Hole from each set of tees. Special prizes are also paid for verified Aces (Holes-in-One) and the “Trifecta” which is earned by a player who wins his flight, longest drive, and closest to hole on the same day. All awards and special prizes are subject to review by the Sweeps Chairman.