December 2019

TriMt Ladies Golf Club Monthly Newsletter

December 2019

Christmas Party Details:

Denise Harvey’s Home

Date: Tuesday, December 17th. 5:30 p.m. - ???

Where: 2375 S. 31st Court, Ridgefield, WA 98642

Cell # 360-903-9942

What to bring: Your choice of beverage and a potluck dish

There will be a gift exchange also (max $20).

Reminder: We will be selecting/voting in a new Board for 2020 at the Christmas Party.

MAP: (https://www.google.com/search?q=2375+s+31st+ct+ridgefield+wa+98642&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS849US849&oq=2375+S+31st+Ct.+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l2.9487j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)


Other Information:

Member Survey Results: Attached is the results from the Membership Survey that was previously sent out. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Denise Harvey (denice.harvey91@gmail.com).

Money on Account: Reminder…Any money in your TriMt Accounts need to be used before the end of December 2019 or you’ll lose it. Just ask the person in the Pro Shop to tell you what you have on account and then spend it.

Stop Posting Scores: Last day to post scores for rounds played in the Pacific Northwest was November 30th. If you are playing in an area that golfs year round then scores can and should be posted until midnight on December 31st at which time your GHIN will be deactivated. To be able to continue to post you will need to renew your Membership for 2020.

2020 Membership Application. Attached is the 2020 Membership Application. Match Play option has been removed this year and will be addressed in the spring.


REMINDERS:

IMPORTANT NOTE for 2020: If you use GHIN and you share an email address with your spouse or anyone else, you must have & use your own individual email address. The new World Handicap System (see below) will not allow duplicate email addresses.

The New World Handicap System (WHS) coming in 2020

The World Handicap System, which debuts in 2020, will unify the six handicapping systems used around the world into a single system. The main thing to know is that your Handicap Index may change.

The new system will enable golfers of different ability to play and compete on a fair and equitable basis, in any format, on any course, anywhere around the world; be easy to understand and implement, without sacrificing accuracy; and meet the varied needs and expectations of golfers, clubs and authorities all around the world and be adaptable to suit all golfing cultures.

The WHS will encompass both the Rules of Handicapping and the Course Rating System (formerly the USGA Course Rating and Slope System). Click on the link below for short video clips detailing new features for the World Handicap Index.

https://www.oga.org/world-handicap-system?utm_source=OGA%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Oct.%2025

More on the WHS in the spring as we all learn more about it.


Rule of the Month: Rule 13 - Putting Greens

Purpose of Rule: Rule 13 is a specific Rule for putting greens. Putting greens are specially prepared for playing your ball along the ground and there is a flagstick for the hole on each putting green, so certain different Rules apply than for other areas of the course.

13.1 Actions Allowed or Required on Putting Greens

Purpose of Rule: This Rule allows you to do things on the putting green that are normally not allowed off the putting green, such as being allowed to mark, lift, clean and replace your ball and to repair damage and remove sand and loose soil on the putting green. There is no penalty for accidentally causing your ball or ball-marker to move on the putting green.

https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules/rules-2019/rules-of-golf/rules-and-interpretations.html#!ruletype=pe&section=rule&rulenum=13


Quote of the Week: “In Golf as in life it is the follow through that makes the difference.” Anonymous