Updated By Laws
Under the Membership Tab on this website, you can find the club's By Laws. They are the rules the club operates under. They had not been updated for 4+ years and needed some routine revisions. None of the revisions require member approval (read Article VIII if you are interested in knowing when member approval is needed). The most significant change is a clause we hope to never use. Under previous by laws, if a board member was not doing a good job, nothing could be done. Article IV, Section 12 defines a new process for removing poorly performing board members.
Posted by rburchill::10/19/2018


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 jhoffman@tpmgc.org and make sure to include the days you are available.
Posted by jhoffman::09/30/2018


Louis Gabbara is the 2018 Club Champion
Louis Gabbara continued the streak of first time TPMGC Club Champions by defeating 2015 Champion Bret Makley in the finals. Louis will represent TPMGC in the SCGA Tournament of Champions in late November. Net flight winners were Marc Couillard, Brandon Richards and Mark Russell. They will playoff for a spot in the SCGA Net Tournament of Champions. Thanks to all who participated!
Posted by jhoffman::08/31/2018


Farmers Insurance Open Golf Tournament Volunteers
If you are volunteering for the Farmers Insurance Open you can use your Prize Fund winnings to pay for your volunteer package fee. When you register to be a volunteer, indicate that you will be paying by check. Then you should send a request to prizefund@tpmgc.org with your name, GHIN, and amount. Your account will be debited and a certificate will be issued to the Century Club.
Posted by rburchill::08/14/2018


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


Use of Measuring Devices
Rules of golf allow for the use of electronic devices only to measure distance from you to the hole, bunkers, etc. The same rules prohibit the use of devices that measure elevation change, wind speed, etc. They may only measure distance. This rule is not changing in 2019. Members using devices which measure anything other than distance will be disqualified.
Posted by rburchill::07/10/2018


Resident ID Card Required Starting January 1, 2019
Effective January 1, 2019, all club members will have to present a Resident ID Card to be eligible for discounted green fees for residents of the City. If you do not live in the City of San Diego and do not have a Resident ID card, your green fees will be much higher. Current members and prospective members should keep this in mind as they decide whether to renew their membership or join the club.
Posted by rburchill::06/20/2018


Prize Fund - How To Access
The only thing better than playing at Torrey Pines is to play well and collect some winnings. This explains how to use your prize winnings. To check the balance of your prize fund account or to request a certificate, go to the Prize Fund tab on this site, click on Prize Fund Balance and enter your GHIN and last name. There are instructions at the bottom of that page that explain how to request some or all of your prize fund. Prize Fund Certificates are only issued to the Authorized Stores indicated on the website or for $500 VISA Gift Cards. The certificate to a store must be for a minimum of $50 or the balance of your account if less than $50. When your request is completed the certificate will be emailed directly to the store for you to redeem. You will receive a confirming email indicating that the certificate has been issued. Certificates must be redeemed within 90 days or they will expire. Replacement certificates will not be issued. There are additional processing fees charged by VISA (currently $15.90) that are taken from your account for a $500 VISA Gift Card. You should receive your VISA Gift Card about 7-10 days after it is ordered.
Posted by rburchill::05/29/2018


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