News Archived on 2/27/22

SCGA Online News Article About Torrey Pines Men’s Golf Club
For those who have yet to see the recent online news publication by SCGA, here’s the link:
Our club gets considerable mention and interviews of our club President, Roy Burchill, and Vice-President, Larry Prosi. The article appears in the “Club” section and is entitled “At Home with the Pros”.
Pace of Play
Golf Genius allows us to track the pace of play for each foursome. We will no longer be using time clocks. Once enough data is captured, the club will introduce a new pace of play policy. Sometimes you do not have control over how long it takes to complete your round if the course is playing slow. You can control the gap between you and the group ahead of you. Some things you can do to minimize the gap include continuous putting and proceeding to the next tee while your playing partners finishing putting. That metric will be the key data point used to identify pace of play violators. Always keep up with the group in front of you!
Weekend Senior Club Champions
Please congratulate Dan Way and Ken Kubis as our new Weekend Senior Club Champions. Dan led both days of the Net division competition in a wire to wire finish never trailing. Ken came from 3rd place on day 1 to win the Gross division by 1 stroke. Dan Way also earned the distinction of winning the Super Senior crown as well for the Net division. Our club President, Roy Burchill, won the Super Senior Gross division.
The weekend Senior Club Championship is played over two weekends. This year it started with 73 players playing the North course, with a cut to 40 players playing the South on the second day. Both Dan and Ken have the opportunity to play against the weekend Senior champions later this year to see who goes to the annual SCGA tournament of club champions.
2020 Club Champion
Eric Sams is our 2020 Club Champion. During the final match, Eric bested Brett Makley on the final hole to win 1-up. In the first flight Steve Chang beat Brandon Richards 5-4. In the 2nd flight Robert Eisen won over Scott White 2-1. In the 3rd flight Nathan Ginoza beat Craig Kean 3-2. All four winners received a plaque commemorating their victories. Eric will represent our club at the SCGA tournament of champions, while the other 3 participated in a playoff to play in the SCGA Net Tournament of Champions where Steve Chang prevailed.
Grand Torrey Cup
The 2nd annual match between our club and the Grand took place in July. The format was BB of Partners Match Play. Each team had 24 players. We played at Torrey South and three days later played at the Grand. Our team fought hard but lost again. The stars of our team were Dan Hendrey and Matthew Regan. Despite the loss, everyone enjoyed the competition and camaraderie and said the experience was fantastic despite the loss. Once the 2021 schedule is finalized, we will inform members of which tournaments can qualify you for the 2021 team.
Senior Championship
Congratulations to Colin Bennett our overall Low Net winner scoring a 131. Colin will represent TPMGC at the annual SCGA Low Net Senior Tournament of Champions. Congratulations to Peter Salmon with a Low Gross of 147. Peter competed in a playoff with the Low Gross Champion from the Weekend Senior Tournament where Ken Kubis prevailed and won the spot in the SCGA Tournament of Champions.
In 2020, we had our inaugural Super Senior Championship for members age 65 and over. The Low Gross was won by our President Roy Burchill and our Low Net winner was Bob Ross. Each received an additional $65 and a plaque commemorating their achievements.
2021 Tournament Schedule
Because of the US Open, our access to Torrey Pines golf courses will be slightly reduced in 2021. Instead of our normal 24 weekday tournaments at Torrey Pines, we will only have 19. The weekend tournament schedule will lose two dates at Torrey Pines. Away tournaments will be added to fill these gaps.