January - February 2020

  

President’s Message

Joe Gouveia

Happy New Year!

First off, I want to thank Mr. Ron Weiss for his outstanding leadership and efforts he put forth as our President for the past 3 years. Job well done.

While completing my 8th year on the board, it gives me great pleasure to say that for the past few years, we have had some of the best board members I have been associated with. It is a strong team and they all support our club in many ways.

Last year was a tough financial year for our club. But your Board of Directors tightened the belts and we are liquid again.

As your incoming President, I welcome the challenge to be a good leader and continue to make AHMGC strong. Fortunately for me, I have an outstanding Board of Directors to work with.

Play well and have fun!


Monday-Wednesday Play

Bill Huth

The tournament schedules have been posted for January and February; and we have a nice variety of events coming up.  Events are posted on our web site including detailed game descriptions. Please note: Entry fees for all Monday/Wednesday games are $10.

Our monthly out of town games will be held on Wednesday January 15th at the Corte Bella CC in Sun City West with an 8:30 shotgun start. On Wednesday February 19th we will go to Hillcrest Golf Club in Sun City West with a 9:00 shotgun start. We will hold our monthly Skins games on Wednesday January 8th and on Wednesday February 12th. 

Always remember: record your actual gross score on the score card. If you record an X you cannot receive a Medal Prize in the event (except for Match vs Par and Stableford which are points games). Remember, on Points games you may pick up if your net score on the hole will give you -1 points for the hole. Review the schedules and make your plans for participation.  

Please note that payment for the away events is due by 5:00 PM the Wednesday prior to the event. The fee of $80/player will pay for your golf, cart, range balls, Medal Play, Gross and Net Skins and Close to Pin entry. 

Check in no later than 30 minutes prior to all events.


Membership

Garland Miner

Members, hope you had a great holiday season. Our club ended up with a total of 255 members including 33 seniors. Last year we ended up with 233 total members including 27 seniors. We ended with an increase of 22 members for 2019. Just another reminder that if you haven't renewed yet, the Ghin system will be down until January 5th so I can't process any applications until after that. You will be deactivated until I can process the applications. Thanks for a great year and looking forward to 2020. 


Handicaps and Rules

Dennis Reilly

Most all tournaments, at every level of competition, provide the players with an information sheet. This is sometimes referred to as the “Hard Card”.

The Hard Card contains specific information about conditions specific to this Course and This Tournament. Such as:

- What Local Rules are in effect

- The use of distance devices

- What areas allow for free relief

- Clarifies the status of Cart Paths, Out-of-bounds, landscaping situations

- Indicates the members of the committee who will resolve disputes

The AHMGC has such a Hard Card. It is normally displayed at the check-in table, and it is posted on the bulletin board. 

It is the responsibility of each player to be familiar with our Local Rules and Conditions of Competition.

Take moment and familiarize yourself with our rules.