LATE RENEWAL OR NEW MEMBER APPLICANTS
To all TPMGC MEMBERS and NEW MEMBER APPLICANTS...the window is open! Effective 1/1/17,if you are a renewing member your fee goes to $125 as a "late renewal". Click on MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION and follow the instructions for either 2017 LATE RENEWAL or NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS. Any questions, let me know. Larry Prosi, Membership Chairman
Posted by lprosi::12/30/2016


Tie Breaker system adopted for all weekday Tournaments
In order for us to stay within our subsidy budget we are now going to break ties for first place using the a tiebreaker system available to us from our Tournament Players Program . If there are ties the software will break all ties using the back nine as a beginning point for tie breaks. TPP uses the USGA tie breaker...starting with the back 9 holes (net), then the back 6 holes (net), then the back 3 holes (net) and then the Back 1 hole (net) then if we need it a coin toss. Handicaps for the tie breakers are 50% for the 9 hole, 33% for 6 hole, 16.7% for 3 hole, 5.55% for 1 hole..all handicaps are rounded 0.5 or higher is a stroke.
Posted by bhood::12/22/2016


Torrey Pines Weekday and Weekend Tournaments for January
Both the weekday and weekend January tournaments at Torrey North will be oversubscribed. In an effort to give all members a greater chance to play, each member including Board Members will be allowed to play in only one of the events. We are also suspending for January Board members ability to add a guest to their guaranteed priority. Please note that despite these actions to open up as many slots as possible, there is no guarantee there will be room for everyone to play. The course has limited us to 108 participants for each tournament. The priority system will be used for assigning tee times for these events. Members who are not assigned a tee time will be randomly placed on the wait list. If you remain on the wait list and sign up for the next Torrey Pines event you will receive the highest priority for the next tournament. Happy Holidays from your Board of Directors
Posted by bhood::12/19/2016


2017 Schedules on website for Weekend and Weekday
The 2017 Schedules are posted on the website for Weekend and Weekday. Signups are available for tournaments on Thursday 1/5/2017 Torrey Pines North, and Sunday 1/8/2017 Torrey Pines North. Both are individual tournaments. Future signups for other tournaments are available or will be in the near future. Check out the website and find the tournaments you would like to participate in. Look forward to seeing all out on the course in 2017.
Posted by jhoffman::12/15/2016


Christopher Tuulik TPMGC Club Champion places Second in SCGA Tournament of Champions
Congratulations to Chris! He shot 69 and lost in a playoff fr the title. John Hoffman, Senior Champion came in 12th in the Sr. Division and Terry Mason and Richard Davalos placed in the top 25 in the their Net Flight. Congratulations to all for qualifying and representing TPMGC!
Posted by jhoffman::12/12/2016


PRIZE FUND ANNOUNCEMENT
To all TPMGC Members We have implemented a new option for the Prize Fund. For those with high balances, we now offer a $500 Gift Card. The total cost is $514.40 (card fee + shipping fee). Email the Prize Fund Chairman with your request and make sure to provide a current mailing address. P.O. boxes are not accepted. You must have a printer! After you submit your request, you will receive an email with an attachment ($514.40 prize certificate). You must print, sign, and return the certificate to the Prize Fund Chairman within two weeks either by email (preferred method) or by regular mail (slower method). If you do not return the signed certificate within two weeks, your request will be cancelled and your account will be credited back $514.40. When the Prize Fund Chairman receives the signed certificate, he will purchase your Gift Card and it will be mailed directly to you. Delivery takes 4-7 business days. Rob Mills, Prize Fund Chairman
Posted by lprosi::12/07/2016


Election Results
Thank you to all who attended the General Meeting at Riverwalk Golf Course Monday night. It was a terrific evening and those of you that missed it, missed out. Congratulations to the following individuals that were elected for 2 year terms to the Board: Scott Benjamin, Ken Bien, Rob Mills, Larry Prosi, Gary Paluso, Bill Riordan, Steve Shushan And also congratulations to TPMGC member and most proud father, Tony Perez, as his son Pat won the PGA Mayakoba Classic. Well done!
Posted by mberg::11/16/2016


New Slow Play Policy
Fellow Members: Slow play has been an ongoing problem at many of our tournaments. We have been collecting data for six months from time clocks to identify which members actually play slow. At its July meeting, the Board decided to take action regarding slow play. The Board decided that stroke penalties are not a feasible solution as we would need several on-course referees to make those decisions. That would require a large number of volunteers who would be placed in an uncomfortable position to potentially penalize fellow members. How We Identify Slow Players Every group should keep up with the group just ahead. Slow players are identified based on how many minutes they finish their round after the foursome in front of them completes their round. Each of us occasionally has a bad round where we lose balls and fall behind. Our intent is to identify members who have repeated occurrences of slow play. A member whose group finishes 15 or more minutes behind the immediately preceding group 3 or more times is designated as a Slow Player. These occurrences need not be consecutive. Slow Players will receive an email from the Board President notifying them of their designation. Slow Play Consequences – Torrey Pines Tournaments A point system is currently used to prioritize who plays in oversubscribed weekday tournaments at Torrey Pines. It has been amended to give designated Slow Players the second lowest priority to play in Torrey tournaments ahead of only No Shows from prior tournaments. Slow Play Consequences – Away Tournaments Slow Players (and any others that sign up in the same foursome) will receive tee times near the end of the field. Removal of Slow Player Designation Upon sustained improvement in pace of play by the member, the Tournament Committee at its discretion removes the Slow Player designation. The player is notified by the Tournament Committee. Repeat Offenders Members previously identified as slow players who improved their pace of play will receive a Slow Player designation if they finish 15 or more minutes behind the prior group 2 or more times. Slow Players Who Take No Action to Improve Pace of Play The Tournament Committee at its discretion may suspend players from one or more tournaments. Using Time Clocks On the 1st tee, insert scorecard in the time clock, and stamp the back of the card after the final person has teed off. UPON COMPLETION OF THE 18TH HOLE insert scorecard in the time clock after the last member has holed out. Then add the scores and have each member sign it. Those who fail to use the time clocks consistent with this process will be disqualified from the tournament.
Posted by bhood::11/06/2016


CART PATHS ONLY FOR TOURNAMENTS NOVEMBER - JANUARY
PLEASE NOTE BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR ANY TORREY PINES TOURNAMENT IN NOVEMBER - JANUARY ALL TOURNAMENTS WILL BE RESTRICTED TO CART PATHS ONLY FOR BOTH COURSES FOR ALL MEMBERS. YOUR COOPERATION WILL BE APPRECIATED.
Posted by bhood::10/14/2016


Posting of Tournament Scores
POSTING OF SCORES FOR ALL PLAY AT TPMGC EVENTS WILL BE POSTED BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE USE OF “T” SCORES The USGA is reviewing and tightening up the usage of T scores by Clubs. T scores are only supposed to be used for the club’s significant tournaments. However, more and more clubs are routinely posting local tournament scores as T scores, which can dilute the effectiveness of what T scores are supposed to do, i.e. be a check on player performance. The issue is that the number of T scores a player has in the last 12 month period can significantly reduce the effectiveness of the T score review. Therefor for TPMGC to comply with the new USGA policy clarification with respect to club T scores TPMGC will only use T scores for our Board Tournaments, and will they will be posted by the tournament committee. No member should post any T score at a TPMGC event or any play at Torrey Pines Golf course. TPMGC Board tournaments are: SCGA BB of Partners Qualifiers weekend and weekday TPMGC Senior Championships weekend and weekday TPMGC Club Championship weekend TPMGC Turkey Shoot weekend and weekday .....Marc Sorensen Handicap Chairman
Posted by jhoffman::10/10/2016