Bunker Play in TPMGC Events
As long as bunker rakes are not provided, play your bunker shots as follows. Use preferred lies for all bunker shots whether or not the ball is in an unmaintained area of the bunker. For all bunker shots, you may pick up your ball and place it within one club length without smoothing the sand.
Posted by rburchill::05/20/2020


Playing Handicaps for TPMGC Events
The World Handicap System (WHS) which was implemented on 1/1/20 has a different process for determining players' handicaps for our tournaments. First your Course Handicap is determined based on your index and the course's difficulty. Next, Handicap Allowances are calculated. They are designed to provide equity for players of all levels of ability in each format of play. Handicap Allowances are applied to the Course Handicap as a final step in calculating a player's Playing Handicap. Your Playing Handicap is the number subtracted from your gross score to determine your net score. For individual events, your Playing Handicap will be 95% of your Course Handicap. For better ball of partner events, each person's Playing Handicap will be 85% of your Course Handicap. There will no longer be a handicap adjustment when the difference between team members' handicaps is greater than 8 strokes.
Posted by rburchill::05/20/2020


City Resident Card Renewals
This is very important. Be sure and check your City Resident card, many members are finding their card expired over the last couple of months, and it needs to be renewed. You can no longer renew your card at any of the City courses, it must be renewed online. To do this go to the reserve Tee time website for the City. Click on my account, open it up, and check your expiration date. Or try to log in to make a tee time if you receive a message "you are not authorized to visit this site" your card has expired. If you fail to renew and show up to play at Torrey you will be charged the nonresident rate and will have 90 days to return with your renewed card to receive a refund less the local rate. If you have any questions or difficulty call Torrey Pines office 858 581-7171.
Posted by bhood::05/08/2020


$250 VISA Gift Cards
Since 2016, almost 200 members have used winnings in their prize fund to obtain a $500 Visa Gift Card. Because of the success of this program, $250 Visa Gift Cards are also available as an option for using your prize fund. The cost including fees for a $250 VISA Gift Card is $265.41.
Posted by rburchill::03/07/2020


$50 is Minimum Prize Fund Certificate
When requesting winnings from your prize fund, remember the minimum amount for a prize certificate is $50 (or your balance if it is less). Stores will normally give you a credit or gift card if you don’t spend your entire certificate, so request a certificate for a little more than what you plan to spend.
Posted by rburchill::11/18/2019


New Authorized Store For Using Prize Fund Winnings
The Carlsbad Golf Mart has been added to the list of Authorized Stores for members to redeem their winnings. This was formerly the Carlsbad Golf Center.
Posted by rburchill::11/18/2019


Local Rules at Torrey Pines
Play the ball as it lies in native areas on both courses. This includes the native area right of #4 and #5 on Torrey North. If your ball lands in the gravel to the left of #9 on Torrey South, play it as ground under repair and drop without penalty in the rough no closer to the hole. You may continue to drop without penalty from: staked trees, unpaved roads/paths and flowerbeds. If you hit your ball in the penalty area short of the green on #12 at Torrey North, the drop area for the next shot is between the gold tee markers.
Posted by rburchill::07/25/2019