There are still spots available for our July 29th event and it is great to see the registrations coming in. The net Stableford format is a lot of fun and it will be starting early so we should not have to deal with too much hot weather.
Future events are our Memorial Tournament on August 19th and Club Championship on September 11 and 12. The Solheim Cup will be on October 2 and 3rd. Details will be coming shortly.
The Ladies Club expresses heartfelt condolences to anyone who has suffered a personal loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Thank you to everyone for all the support and Happy Golfing.
When taking relief, the size of the relief area will always be either one club-length in radius, or two club-lengths in radius, depending on the situation.
Under the 2019 Rules of Golf, there are only two situations that provide a relief area with a two club-length radius and both involve the method called lateral relief.
Do you know these two situations and when you can only take one club length?
One situation is when a player takes lateral relief from a red penalty area.
The relief area is defined by a radius of two club-lengths from the point where the ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area and no closer to the hole. See diagram - drop location #3.
The second situation is if a player declares his or her ball unplayable and decides to take lateral relief under rule 19.2c.
The relief area is defined by a semi-circle with a two club-length radius from the spot of the original ball but not closer to the hole. See diagram - drop location #3.
In both of the above situations, the player also has the choice of taking ‘stroke and distance’ (drop location 1) or ‘back on the line’ relief (drop location 2).
However, the relief area for a ‘back on the line’ relief and ‘stroke and distance’ relief is only one club-length from the reference point chosen. See diagrams – drop location 1 and 2.
All of the above situations carry a one stroke penalty with it. So, a two club-length relief carries with it one penalty stroke.
All other relief areas have only a ONE club-length radius. This is the procedure for relief from abnormal course conditions (e.g. temporary water), GUR, animal hole, or an immovable obstruction (e.g. cart path).
At Sunset Ranch, a local rule allows for relief from the area leading onto or off of the cart path as well. There is no penalty when taking relief from these situations.
There is still room for you to sign up for our Net Stableford tournament.
Sign-up on golf genius or see the proshop.
The erasers seemed to be worn down on both pencils by the ringer board which means there are lots of updates being made. Way to go ladies!
The five dollars will be charged to your account this month. We need at least two more players from the red tee boxes to make a flight for the red tees.
Have you got your ticket for the golf getaway?
Tickets for the getaway (two rounds of golf at Salmon Arm Golf Club and Talking Rock Golf Course, overnight accommodation in Salmon Arm) and a gift basket are still available from any of the executive.
Draw will be made on August 19 at the Memorial Tournament.
Has the winning ticket been sold yet???
Congratulations to Mike and Cody on placing 6th out of 50 teams from across BC at the PGA of BC Pro-Assistant Championship. Way to go guys!
These winning pros are available for lessons. Please see them in the proshop if you are interested.
No Disturbance or Distraction: Players should always show consideration to other players on the course and should not disturb their play by moving, talking, or making unnecessary noise.
Players should ensure any electronic devices taken on the course do not distract other players. Ensure your phones are turned off or put them on vibrate.
On the teeing ground: A player should not tee her ball until it is her turn to play. Players should not stand close to, or directly behind the ball when a player is about to play.
When you view your scoring history, one figure you will see is your LHI. But what is an LHI?
LHI stands for Low Handicap Index. It represents the demonstrated ability of a player over the last 365 day period.
Your LHI is re-evaluated every time a score is submitted. The LHI is used to limit upward movement of a handicap index. The hard cap triggers to restrict the amount by which a player’s Handicap Index can increase to no more than five strokes above their LHI.
So, if you are putting in scores that are higher than usual and there is no change to your HI, check your LHI. If the difference is 5, you have reached your hard cap. Your HI will not change until the LHI changes.
Our first event was held on June 21. Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you everyone for your feedback and we look forward to our next events.
The next 2 events will be on July 29th and August 19. Details will be coming soon.
The Club Championship will be held on September 11 and 12 and we look forward to hosting you.
Please check the ZONE 2 WEBSITE to check on tournaments in the region.
We have tickets for a gift basket which contains one round of golf for 2 at Salmon Arm Golf Club, 1 night accommodation at a hotel in Salmon Arm, one round of golf for 2 at Talking Rock, a bottle of wine, wine tumblers, and lots of golf accessories.
You can buy the tickets for $10.00 each at the proshop.
Introducing a series of pointers from Golf Canada. We will put a few pointers in every newsletter. Feel free to suggest any pointers you would like us to share.
Unlike many sports, golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules.
All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf.
Remember to BE KIND to everyone.
Players should ensure no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball, or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like when they make a stroke or practice swing.
Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.
Players should always alert greens staff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them. If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone, they should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such a situation is “FORE.”
Stay Tuned for more!
Remember to enter your scores on the Ringer Board after Tuesday and Thursday League Play.
We had 8 ladies participate in this match playing at Predator on May 6 and the rematch was played at Sunset Ranch on June 18.
The total points for the two matches were: Predator with 76 Points and Sunset Ranch with 68.
The following ladies made up the Sunset Ranch Team:
June Klarenbeek, Pegi Hayashi, Mar McKay, Olivia Higgs, Susan Reglin, Rosemary Milligan, MJ Charman and Terry Churchill.
Fun was had by all ladies and we are planning another match with Predator for next year.
I’m happy to announce that we had arranged for another Home and Away with Spallumcheen Golf club. The match at Spallumcheen will be held on Monday, August 16 and the rematch at Sunset will be on Monday, August 30th. Please email MJ at: email@example.com
We have room for 12 ladies from each club to pay in the match, further details will be sent out on a Golf Genius email to all ladies.
To be played on Aug 5 at Harvest and on Aug 12 at Sunset Ranch. The match was limited to 4 players from each club.
There is still time to indicate you would like to play at the Harvest. A draw will be made for the 4 players. Please EMAIL JUDY HNIT if you would like to play.
Please enter all of your scores in Golf Canada regardless of whether you finished the game or how you played.
If you finish between 7 and 13 holes, you must enter a 9 hole score.
If you finish between 14 and 17 holes, you must enter an 18 hole score.
Score the unfinished holes as net par - par plus the number of strokes you receive for that hole.
Sometimes we have a really bad game (or really good game) and we are reluctant to enter the score because that is not how you normally play. It is very important to enter scores of all games played.
Remember, the new handicap system is a reflection of your actual golfing ability not of your potential ability as the old system was. Not entering scores for any reason will skew your handicap and be unfair to other players.
Recently, some of our ladies have experienced long games (over 4 1/4 hours) with long waits on tee boxes and on the fairway.
The new rules of golf allow only 40 seconds to play your ball. It also allows only 3 minutes to look for a lost ball.
But there are numerous other little habits we can institute that will make a huge difference to the pace of play for everyone.
Here are some best practices for improving the pace of play:
Minutes from our last Executive meeting are posted on the COMMITTEES PAGE.
One of our very special lady members, Judy Stephens, has sadly passed away. We offer our sincere condolences to her husband Bill, son Bryce, sister Joanne, and all her family.
Make sure you join us for our first tournament of the season, the 3-Person 3-Tee Tournament! You can register through the GOLF GENIUS LINK or at the Pro Shop.
A reminder to submit your scorecards on League Play Days and to update the Board on Tuesday morning play, Tuesday Business Ladies or Thursday League play.
Two teams from Sunset Ranch played a round at Predator Ridge and the second round will be played at Sunset Ranch on June 18th.
A reminder to go to the Golf Genius site from the SUNSET RANCH LADIES HOME PAGE to register for league play or tournaments. A bookmark on your phone might not recognize you as a registered user after a few times.
The 3-Person 3-Tee Tournament is accepting registration until June 14th.
It will be a fun format with 6 holes Shamble, 6 holes Scramble and 6 holes Best Ball. The score cards will be ready for us and we look forward to our first tournament of the season.
Full information can be found on the 3-PERSON 3-TEE PAGE.
There were 112 teams across the province who participated in the Golf BC Women’s Day Scramble. We had 7 teams from Sunset Ranch participate in the event.
Feedback was submitted that in future events, if proper notice was given, we could have more teams involved.
The draw was posted for the winners and there were none from Sunset Ranch.
We have received a poster from the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. They will be hosting the 2021 Gem Two Lady Tournament on August 7, 2021. The poster is on the bulletin board in the locker room. The link to the poster and registration form can be found on the ZONE 2 PAGE.
It appears that there will be some entries from Sunset Ranch for the Women’s Golf Day 2021. It will be interesting to see how many teams enter their cards.
Congratulations to June Klarenbeek for her Hole-in-One on #5 and Judy Hnit on #8. Congratulations to Liz Whitehouse for her Eagle on #18.
Please share all those accomplishments so we can spread the good news.
We have received a donation to the Ladies Club from Jana Ingram. Thank you Jana. We appreciate it.
We are aware that some members are not receiving our messages and newsletters. Our messages might be going in your Junk folder or the Spam folder. If you hear of anyone not receiving our messages, please ask them to add the following address to their contact list and it should fix the problem.
Name: Sunset Ranch Ladies Club
There seems to be some confusion amongst us regarding the ruling on the event that the ball goes over the creek but rolls back in like on #5 or #13 or #18.
Rule 17 Penalty Areas is located on Page 104, 105 and of the Players Edition of the Rules of Golf.
Under Rule 17.1d when it is known or virtually certain that a ball is in the yellow penalty area you may play the ball as it lies. If the player wishes to take relief, the player has two options, each for one penalty stroke:
1) You may take stroke-and-distance relief by playing the original ball or another ball from a relief area based on where the stroke was made or:
2) You may take back-on-the-line relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in the relief area based on a reference line going straight back from the hole. In choosing a reference point, you should indicate the point by using an object such as a tee.
For example on hole #5, if your ball lands in the rough on the green side of the creek and then rolls back into the creek you must drop your ball back on the other side of the creek under one penalty stroke.
Have You Ever Wondered How Your Handicap Index is Calculated?
A player’s Handicap Index is a measure of a player’s demonstrated ability against the slope rating of a golf course of standard playing difficulty. (That is, a course with a slope rating of 113).
A Handicap Index is calculated as the average of the lowest 8 score differentials from the most recent 20 score differentials. The maximum handicap index that can be issued to a player is 54.0.
A score differential is calculated as follows:
113 ÷ Slope Rating X [Adjusted Gross Score – Course Rating].
A player’s Low Handicap Index represents the demonstrated ability of the player over a 365 day period.
The new system includes mechanisms that:
The 3 Lady team Tournament is scheduled for June 21. Format and Signup are being finalized and will be available on May 31.
It will be a fun event and we look forward to a great turnout for our first tournament of the season.
There will be new items arriving in the Proshop in early June.
Make sure you check them out!
The Ringer Board is up and running. You can submit your first card anytime on Tuesday or Thursday league days.
Don’t forget to update your scores on League Days.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you Mike for the Clinic with the Pro program. It is a big success and we appreciate your help and continued support.
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.
Judy Hnit has successfully completed the World Handicap System Certification with Golf Canada and BC Golf and has submitted the following information.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Tuesday and Thursday morning ladies’ leagues have provided a spring 2021 update on our website.
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.
To promote active participation and friendly competition while having fun and encouraging fellowship with all Sunset Ranch Lady Members.
Continuous improvement and innovation.
Accountability to our members.
Respect and inclusion.
Encouragement and fostering a positive golf and social experience.
Details to be released shortly.
Demo clubs and fitting carts have arrived. Call or email Pro-shop for details.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Diane Feist is happy and willing to chair that event.
Vallee Leyden is Chairperson for the Ladies Classic to be scheduled the long weekend in May.
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.
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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