General Membership Meeting
November 4th is the date of our General Meeting. Location is Bernardo Heights CC. There will be a shotgun golf tournament starting at 12:30 followed by the meeting at 6:00. Come to one or both! Refer to an email you received at about 3:30 on October 1 for additional details and RSVP instructions. We hope to see you there!
Posted by rburchill::10/02/2019

You can pick up your hat at the Torrey pro shop starting THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12th UNTIL OCTOBER 15TH You MUST PRESENT YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE AS ID – no hats will be released without proper ID You cannot pick up a hat for someone else, MEMBER MUST BE PRESENT
Posted by lprosi::09/14/2019

Mike Mehran is the 2019 TPMGC Club Champion!
The 2019 version of our Club Championship has been completed and our new Champion is long time member Mike Mehran. This year's event was a 36 hole medal play event instead of the traditional match play format. Mike shot 4 under to capture his first title and will represent TPMGC in the SCGA Tournament of Champions. Chris Striebel, Michael Massey and Craig Fisher won their respective flights and are eligible for the playoffs on Oct. 27 to determine who will represent TPMGC in the Net Tournament of Champions. Full results are on line.
Posted by jhoffman::08/29/2019

TPMGC members reach the semi finals of SCGA Match Play
The SCGA recently conducted it's annual Match Play event which this year was held at La Costa resort. Kyle Rector continued his fine play in SCGA events before bowing out in the semi finals. A great showing in a field of superb golfers. In the Senior Division both Ken Kubis and John Hoffman qualified for the event. For the second time in 3 years Hoffman lost in the semi finals. TPMGC members continue to qualify and play very well in SCGA events. Full results in all divisions can be found on the SCGA website.
Posted by jhoffman::08/29/2019

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

Accurate Scorekeeping and Protecting the Field
Golf is a gentleman’s game, a game of integrity. It is each member’s responsibility to ensure scores are recorded accurately. Remember – by signing the scorecard it is a confirmation that scores are recorded properly. >Our Club has zero tolerance for members who intentionally record their scores inaccurately, nor for members who observe this and do nothing about it. If you observe an irregularity and do not want to confront the member, you should notify a Board Member of what you observed. >After each hole, each member of the foursome should state his/her score. If you disagree with one of the scores, tell the member what the score should be. Resolve it there. It is very often a simple unintentional mistake. If you don’t question it, you are not protecting the field. >We recently had a situation where scores were intentionally recorded incorrectly. All members of this group have been disciplined. >So, remember this. If you intentionally record inaccurate scores, there will be consequences ranging from a long suspension to expulsion from the club and possibly forfeiture of some winnings. If you observe another member doing this and you do nothing about it, you are not respecting the game and are also subjecting yourself to disciplinary action.
Posted by rburchill::02/20/2019

2019 Rules of Golf
The Rules of Golf are undergoing a major change beginning in 2019. You, the golfer, are responsible for knowing the rules and playing by the rules. Here are some of the major changes: • Search time for a lost ball is now 3 minutes, not 5 minutes. • When dropping a ball, it is no longer dropped from shoulder height. It is now dropped from knee height. • If you accidentally double hit the golf ball, it is no longer a penalty stroke. • You cannot ground your golf club in a bunker, but incidental touching is permitted. • Loose impediments in hazards, including bunkers, can be removed without penalty. However, the golf ball still cannot be moved. • You may ground your club in a penalty area. • If you mark your ball on the putting green and then put it back and the ball then either moves by itself or by the wind, you are to replace the ball, no penalty. • You are allowed to leave the flagstick in the hole. • Lost ball: This is a local rule which the club has elected to adopt for all tournament play. The video below best describes this new rule. To summarize, (1) estimate where the ball was lost; (2) estimate a straight line running from the hole to the point your ball was lost; (3) estimate the nearest edge of the fairway, no closer to the hole; (4) take two club lengths from that point, no nearer the hole; (5) your drop area is now between the edge of the two club lengths in the fairway to the point where your ball was estimated to have been lost. Note that you may still opt to hit a provisional shot and if you do, you must play that ball and this local rule will not come into play.
Posted by rburchill::12/14/2018

The most common reason members are DQ'd from a tournament is they either did not turn in their scorecard or they didn't sign it. Most members are using Golf Genius for real time scoring and that really improves your golf experience especially if you use the leaderboard. But remember, the Golf Genius scorecard is not your official scorecard. If there is a difference between your scorecard and the score recorded on Golf Genius, your scorecard is your official score.
Posted by rburchill::11/25/2018

Interested in marshaling for the upcoming 2021 USOpen?!
Members, we are attempting to gauge the interest of our members in volunteering to marshal during the 2021 US Open. Those who participated in 2008 found it to be very rewarding! Please be advised the USGA will be looking at those individuals who have had recent marshaling experience. With this in mind, the Farmers has made available to our members the opportunity to marshal during the upcoming Farmers events. If you want to be a marshal for 2021 I suggest you make arrangements to marshal this year! Please contact John Hoffman at and make sure to include the days you are available.
Posted by jhoffman::09/30/2018

Pace of Play
Q: Why does the club emphasize Pace of Play so much? A: 1. To preserve our ability to have morning tournaments at Torrey Pines GC. 2. Golf is a lot more fun when pace of play is good! The club has a Special Use Permit with the City. This Permit includes a clause which says the City can move our tournaments to later in the day if we don’t maintain an acceptable pace of play. You can’t always control how long it takes to play your round if the course is slow ahead of you, but you can control the gap between your finishing time and the group ahead of you. If you have a gap of greater than 15 minutes, you are playing too slow! You will be subject to consequences outlined in the Pace of Play Policy which is on the website. Golf is just a game. Its more fun when the pace is good. Don’t be responsible for jeopardizing the club’s ability to play morning golf at Torrey Pines.
Posted by rburchill::08/06/2018