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April 25, 2021 Ladies Golf League Newsletter

Captain's Message

The season is well on its way, the leagues have started and it is so satisfying to see so many ladies wanting to play in our leagues.

I attended the Zone 2 Ladies meeting via Zoom and the minutes are on our website, under Club Info>Zone 2 News and also on the Zone 2 website.

We have been notified that the Zone Chairperson has had to cancel the 2021 Zone Championship due to current health restrictions.

We are sending our most sincere appreciation to Acorn Communities who are sponsoring our Ladies Club, Ladies 2 Ball tournament and our weekly league play.
Our Thanks also go to Cheryl White, KFW Foods who has confirmed the continuing financial support for our Club Championship.

We are continually seeking sponsorships for our Club so please let us know if you know of any companies or individuals who might be interested in supporting us.

We have become aware that some of our lady members have suffered a loss. Dealing with loss is never easy and we are thinking of you and your families in these difficult times.

Marie-Anne Nason
Club Captain


Tournaments

We have several Member’s tournaments scheduled with the first June 21st being the 3 lady team event. Details will be coming closer to the date.


Committees

Heather Perrie and Lynda Braham, from our Welcome Committee, have contacted our new members this year with positive feedback. If you know of any new members who might have been missed, please let us know.


Pro-Shop Corner
"Clinic With The Pro" Update

Thank you Mike for the Clinic with the Pro program. It is a big success and we appreciate your help and continued support.


Events
Ringer Board

The Ringer Board is set up to begin Tuesday May 4th. A box marked “Ringers” will be located on the table under the bulletin board in the ladies locker room.

Please place your score card in the box clearly indicating which tee the scores apply for. Your base scores from this card will be entered on the Ringer board for you. After that, you are responsible for entering all improved hole scores. The base scores will not be entered until after the first week in May so that participants can be listed in alphabetical order.

You can start in the Ringers competition at any time by depositing your scorecard in the box. You will not, however, be listed in alphabetical order but added to the end of the list.

Just a reminder that your account will be charged the $5 entry fee and all money collected will be distributed in prizes. Also, a reminder that only scores from Tuesday morning league and Thursday league can be used on the Ringer board. If you need more details regarding this competition please refer to the ladies website.

From the Handicap Chair

Judy Hnit has successfully completed the World Handicap System Certification with Golf Canada and BC Golf and has submitted the following information.


To enter or not to enter - that is the question

It was recently asked – Do we enter our scores when we are using temporary tee boxes and the sand traps are GUR.

The answer is – YES. Our course managers consulted Golf Canada who said the scores are acceptable to enter as is. It doesn’t change the regular play enough to change this.

Also, there seems to be some confusion between entering your score with Golf Canada now that we are using Golf Genius. At this time, Sunset Ranch is using Golf Genius for league and tournament play and there is no link to Golf Canada. It is the responsibility of each member to enter their own score with Golf Canada.


Entering scores for your handicap

A reminder to our members that players are expected, by Golf Canada and the World Handicapping System, to submit acceptable scores for ALL GAMES played to provide reasonable evidence of their demonstrated ability.

Rule 1.3 (i) - Your handicap index is based on your best 8 scores of the last 20 scores submitted. Failing to submit all scores will skew your handicap index and may give you an unfair advantage. Acceptable scores to be submitted include games played on days other than league days and scores at courses other than your home course, as well as all league games.

This includes games where all 18 holes are not completed. If 9 holes only are played, then a nine hole score MUST BE submitted. A score cannot be submitted if fewer than 7 holes are played. If seven to 13 holes are played, your nine hole score is submitted. If 14 (or 7) holes are played, the remaining unplayed holes are scored as net pars.

Acceptable hole scores are as follows:

  • Actual hole score
  • Net double bogey if your score reaches or exceeds this figure. (Net double bogey is Par + 2 + the number of strokes the player receives on that hole.)
  • Most likely score if you start the hole but do not finish. (Your most likely score cannot exceed your net double bogey.)
  • Net Par if you do not start the hole. (Net par is par + the number of strokes a player receives on that hole.)
Players are encouraged to pick up their ball from play once their net double bogey score has been reached if that hole is NOT being used to determine prizes. Eg, in the game T and F’s, on hole #5, a player would need to play out the hole and count her actual score. On hole #6, once a player reaches her net double bogey score, she is encouraged to pick up her ball and continue to the next hole. This is in the interest of speeding up play. An exception to this is on Tuesday Ladies League where the maximum score for a competition hole is 10.

MORE INFORMATION ON NET PAR AND MOST LIKELY SCORE:

Scoring a net par for a hole will come into play if play has to stop due to inclement weather or darkness or a match is finished before the final hole. A minimum of 14 holes must be completed to enter an 18 hole score using net par for the remaining unplayed holes and a minimum of 7 holes must be completed to enter a 9 hole score. (A hole is considered to have been played if it is started and the most likely score must be entered for that hole if it was not finished.) If a player plays more than 9 holes but fewer than 14, a 9 hole acceptable score must be submitted.

Your most likely score usually comes into play in a competition such as match play, or 2 ball competition when your opponent(s) concede the hole or your partner has posted a better score. The most likely score is:
  • The number of strokes already taken to reach a position on a hole, Plus
  • The number of strokes the player would most likely require to complete the hole from that position, plus
  • Any penalty strokes incurred during play of the hole.
Generally, if the ball is no more than 1.5 m (5 feet) from the hole +1 stroke, between 1.5 m and 20m from the hole +2 to 3 strokes depending on the position of the ball, the difficulty of the green and the ability of the player. More than 20 m from the hole + 3 or 4 strokes depending as above. The player determines the number of extra strokes.

NOTE: The most likely score can NOT exceed net double bogey. If it does, the net double bogey score is entered.

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March 22, 2021 Ladies Golf League Newsletter

Captain's Message

The golf season has started and it is a great feeling to be out there again, chasing that little white ball!

We have had to cancel our Spring meeting due to the Pandemic restrictions and will need to communicate more through our newsletter and website.

Refer to the website often and please, feel free to contact me or any member of our Executive Committee with any concerns or questions.

Marie-Anne Nason
Club Captain


Tournaments
Ladies Members Tournaments

With Covid restrictions cancelling with our usual Tournaments, we have been busy working with the Pro Shop on setting up some ladies member tournaments that we can manage on a smaller scale. These dates are:

  • June 21: 3 Lady Team Event
  • July 29 : 4 Lady Team event
  • August 17: Memorial Tournament
  • September 11/12: Club Championship
So… Save the Dates in your calendars as we continue to work through the details. When we are ready we hope we can count on you for some help running these events. It's a great way to develop your relationships with fellow members by getting involved.

Zone 2 Tournaments

This year the Zone 2 Amateur & Senior Championships Tournament is being held in Salmon Arm, on May 30 and 31st.

Entry forms are available on the Zone 2 Ladies Website at zone2ladies.com and also on our Sunset Ranch Ladies site.

Pro-Shop Corner
Spring Course Update

If you haven’t already noticed, there is a change in the White/Red Combo tee boxes this year. Hole #6 and #17 are now playing from the Red tees. The yardage from the Combo White/Red is now 5258 yards and last year the yardage was 5321 yards.

Please note that the Member’s Advance Booking Cards are available for pickup at the Proshop.


Events
Ringer Board

We are re-introducing the Ringer Board and Judy Knit is coordinating that event.

What is it? The Ringer Board is a friendly competition among fellow Sunset Ranch Ladies leagues players. The challenge is for each player to improve their gross scores on each hole as the season progresses. For more information on how you can participate, visit the Ringer Board page.

Home & Away

Mary Jane is coordinating this event and has advised that there are still a few spots available. Please see details of the event on our Home & Away page.


Ladies Leagues
Tuesday & Thursday Leagues

We are looking for the start of League play. Tuesday April 13th and Thursday April 15th are the start dates.

If you haven’t already reached out to the appropriate league organizer, please remember to do so soon and continue to check our website for how to sign up and for regular updates.

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March 1, 2021 Ladies Golf League Newsletter

Captain's Message

Ladies, I feel like spring is just around the corner and very soon, we will be back on the course once again. In the spirit of welcoming new and returning members, our team thought it was a good idea to share our finalized Mission Statement and Core Values.

I want to thank everyone for the response to the Survey we circulated in February.  We received 77 responses, which is remarkable.  It will assist the Executive in understanding what is expected of us. In fact, we have now posted the Ladies League Executive Meeting Minutes on our website as an example of your feedback along with some continued work on updating our website.

Marie-Anne


League & Club Information
Tuesday & Thursday Ladies Leagues

The Tuesday and Thursday morning ladies’ leagues have provided a spring 2021 update on our website.

Home and Away

Home and Away golf matches have been arranged with Predator Ridge in May, and Harvest Golf Club in August.

If you are interested in finding out more about dates, cost, availability and how to sign up, please refer to our website under Events.

It is important to note that we are limited in the number of participants who can participate. 

We are also planning for more golfing events throughout the season and will provide details as we go.

*FINGERS crossed that Covid-19 restrictions won’t interfere with these plans.

Mission Statement
Sunset Ranch Ladies Club

To promote active participation and friendly competition while having fun and encouraging fellowship with all Sunset Ranch Lady Members.


Core Values
What We CARE About

Continuous improvement and innovation.

Accountability to our members.

Respect and inclusion.

Encouragement and fostering a positive golf and social experience.


Pro-Shop Corner
Clinics with the Pro

Details to be released shortly.

Demo Clubs

Demo clubs and fitting carts have arrived. Call or email Pro-shop for details.

Simulator Booking

Simulator booking from 9:00 am to 9:00pm. If you would like a spot to get in some practice before the season begins or play a round call or book in advance.


Golf Bits
Rules Trivia

We have added a Rules Trivia section on our website under Golf Bits. Have some fun while you check out your knowledge of the rules.

Helpful Tips

We have also added a link to a full article on new evidence that indicates golf improves muscle strength and balance. Be sure to check it out on the Golf Bits page.

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November 23, 2020 Ladies Golf League Newsletter

Captain's Message

Greetings to all of our Lady Members at Sunset Ranch Golf and Country Club. As the newly elected Club Captain, it was disappointing that the first thing I had to do was to cancel the first event, our Christmas luncheon. We all hope that we will have a different golf season next year, a season with a pandemic behind us.

The new Executive which consists of me, Judy Hnit, MJ Charman and Terry Churchill met in October and we have agreed on the following Best Practices for our League:

  • Provide fun golf/social events for all lady members of all skill levels.
  • Encourage all members to participate in all league and club events.
  • Maintain a quality relationship with Sunset Ranch Golf and Country Club Society members, Golf Course Management and Proshop Management.
  • Make Sunset Ranch Ladies League a fun club that others want to belong to
  • Promote SR Ladies Club within and outside SR
  • Provide opportunities and vehicles for members to learn golf rules and etiquette through coordinated events such as putting, chipping clinics.
We will be working on developing Core Values and a Mission Statement in the coming months.

There will be a survey circulated to all Lady Members, early in the New Year and we look forward to receiving your feedback. We strongly believe that there is no such thing as too much feedback or too much communication. Keep it coming!

I look forward to working with you as your new Club Captain.

Marie-Anne Nason

Events/Tournaments
Ladies 2-Ball

Diane Feist is happy and willing to chair that event.

Ladies Classic

Vallee Leyden is Chairperson for the Ladies Classic to be scheduled the long weekend in May.

Club Championship

We will ask the members regarding the timing of the Club Championship in our survey. We will suggest some dates and will look forward to hearing what is preferred.

All events and tournaments for our League will be dependent the conditions surrounding the pandemic and the direction of the Golf Course Management team.


Website 2021

We are fortunate that Chris Burns has agreed to continue to help us with the website.

We had Chris help us streamline the site and we would love to get your feedback.

Our goal is that the site is easy to find the information you are looking for.


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