April 2019

TriMt Ladies Golf Club Monthly Newsletter

April 2019

IT’S HERE!!!... The start of our 2019 Golf Season. League is starting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2nd.

Don’t forget to call the Pro Shop to sign-up to play. Deadline is Sundays at 5pm to play on Tuesdays and you’ll need to contact the Pro Shop at least 48 hours prior to play on Thursdays. These deadlines are to ensure the Pro Shop reserves enough tee times to handle our group.

REMINDER: Our annual Teeoff is this Saturday, April 6th starting at 9am. See you all then!

Golf Classes: CLASS IS FULL! Waiting List started. If anyone is interested in getting spring training for their golf games then signup via the Clark College continuing education class “Welcome to Golf” at http://ecd.clark.edu/classes/class.php?SKU=R056! Jamie Stilwell (jstilwell@trimountaingolf.com), Assistant Pro, from TriMt is instructing the 5 classes at the cost of only $129. Classes will start on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6pm for an hour and run through May 14, 2019. The cost includes clubs (bring your own if you prefer), practice golf balls, and access to practice facilities. Ages 18 and over. Classes will be conducted at the Tri Mountain Golf Course, 1701 NW 299th St, Ridgefield, WA 98642. It’s a great way to start the season and it’s like signing up for group lessons (but way cheaper) and you don’t have to worry about finding other people to sign up with you.

Golf Events: The Hood River Trip has been finalized and if you’re planning on attending please let Nancy Reddish or Rene Daeda know your plans as soon as possible. Even if you’re tentative please let them know. This is just for an estimated head count & planning purposes. Final commitments should be made at the beginning of May.

Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN) Information: Part of your membership is creating or activating your GHIN number. As of March 1st you can start to post your scores BUT only if your GHIN is activated/reactivated. Reminder to those in the south…If you’re in an area where they post their scores year round, you are required to post your scores too. Sign up now. There is no penalty in signing up early.

Rule of the Month: Rule 16 - Relief from Abnormal Course Conditions (Including Immovable Obstructions), Dangerous Animal Condition, Embedded Ball (http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpretations.html#!ruletype=fr&section=rule&rulenum=16).

NOTE: Relief area is defined by the longest club in your bag (outside of a putter), even if you do not use that club to define the relief area. In other words if you use a shorter club to measure your relief area that is NOT your true relief.

In the diagram below the correct relief area is defined by the orange shaded area. BUT what happens if you use a smaller club to measure your relief area… The red line identifies a relief area by using a 9 iron. Here’s the problem you could run into…You drop your golf ball and it rolls out of the relief area you’ve identified by using the 9 iron. Now you’re thinking you need to re-drop the ball because it rolled out of the area. WAIT! Do not pick up that ball! Your ball is technically still in the “correct” relief area and is in play. If you pick up the ball and drop it again then you’re playing from the “wrong place” and is a 2 stroke penalty. If you accidentally pick up the ball you can still replace it in the right spot without penalty. Moral of this story: Use your longest club in your golf bag to determine your “relief area”.

Quote of the Week: “The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing. ~Phyllis Diller