May 22, 2018 General Meeting
Torrey Pines Men’s GC - MAY GENERAL MEETING When: Tuesday, May 22nd Where: South End of the Driving Range 3:30 Golf Tips, Equipment Fitting and Demos on the Range 4:00 Putting Contest Begins – Winners Receive Cash Prizes! 5:15 Food Served Pizza, Wings, Beer, Sodas 6:00 Start of General Meeting • Introduction of Board Members • Updates on Club Activities • Member Question and Comments • Raffle – Over $1,000 in prizes! Along with all the other great raffle prizes we will be giving away, for the first time ever, four lesson packages of three ½ hour lessons (1½ hours total!) from the Pro Shop PGA Golf Instructors! Yes, FREE lessons…that would not hurt any of us. In our continuing effort to make your TPMGC golf experience second to none, the Board has arranged for two of the top instructors at Torrey Pines (Chris Lempa and Petra Cole) to be at the range starting at 3:30 offering free instruction to members to help improve your game. There also will be fittings and demos from TaylorMade and Titleist on the range beginning at about 3:30 PM. Come enjoy the fellowship of your fellow club members, learn what is going on with the club and watch the sunset! The Pro Shop will be open and offering special discounts to club members.
Posted by omborn::04/23/2018


Update Regarding County Members
We previously informed members that the ability of county members to pay resident green fees when playing in tournaments as Torrey Pines was in question. That question has been answered but it’s not the answer we hoped for. Starting in 2019, county members will no longer be able to pay the city resident fee when they play in club tournaments. However, until December 31, 2018, county members will continue to be able to play in our tournaments and pay the same green fees as city residents. Note that effective January 1, 2019, all club members will be required to show their Resident Golf Card when playing in club tournaments at Torrey Pines. If you do not have a resident card, even if you are a City resident, you will pay the non-resident rate. Unfortunately, this may cause many of our county members to leave the club next year and that is understandable. We hope many remain as members to play in away tournaments or occasionally in events at Torrey Pines. We did everything possible to prevent this outcome. We obtained legal advice from the same attorney who represented us 11 years ago when we secured the agreement that allowed county members to pay resident green fees. He advised us we have no legal basis to force the City to continue this practice. Please email me at rburchill@tpmgc.org if you have questions. Roy Burchill
Posted by rburchill::02/21/2018


Natural Areas Are Now Playable on North Course
When we are playing the North Course all Natural Areas within the course (not flower beds) are now playable. We no longer will be taking a drop outside the Natural Areas. If your ball or swing is obstructed by a plant or other obstruction take a FREE DROP, one club length from the obstruction, no closer to the hole. Your ball must be played from the NATURAL AREA. This rule does not apply to lateral hazards outside the course.
Posted by rburchill::02/21/2018


TPMGC Adopts Local Rule Pertaining to Accidental Movement of the Ball on the Putting Green
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Posted by jhoffman::06/29/2017


Higher Handicap Players will play from Forward Tees at Torrey Pines
For Weekday Tournaments at Torrey Pines North and South.We have experimented with moving higher handicap players (20-21+) to the forward tees (Red) on South and (Gold) on North. The feed back has been very positive, making rounds more enjoyable, and the pace of play has improved significantly. We will continue this policy for the low net tournaments scheduled at Torrey Pines for 2017.
Posted by bhood::02/04/2017