NINE-HOLE PAIRINGS - November 21, 2019
Course:  SOUTH LAKES
Format:  PAR FOR WORST HOLE
To cancel or get a tee time, call the clubhouse. Tell a person in your group if you cancel. 
(LaFortune 918-496-6200)  (South Lakes 918-746-3760)
10:00 AM  
Darlene Demuth R18  
Donna Lambka R18  
Dixie Mitchell R9  
Merry Porter R9  
   
10:08 AM  
Bridget Muller R18  
Sallie Lowery R18  
Pris Brown R9  
Cathy McDonald R18  
   
10:16 AM  
Cathy LeMaire R18   LAST 9-HOLE LEAGUE PLAYDAY
Sue Warner R18                         FOR 2019
Marthanelle Jones R9  
Bettye Jackson R9  
   
10:24 AM  
Dev Anderson R9  
Elaine McDonald R9  
Angela Corral R9  
Brenda Goins R9  
   
  Walkers  0;  Riders 16
  TOTAL - 16
   
   
   
   
   
“Winter Rules” the entire season.  You may improve your lie by moving the ball (in the FAIRWAY ONLY) with the club head only, no more than 6 inches and no closer to the hole.  You may not move your ball in the rough, sand trap, green or behind an obstruction.  Rules and Etiquette, Susie Limas
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LWGA 9 Hole Pairings Committee

LaFortune/South Lakes 2019 Pairing Coordinators 

** Sign up to play information below

Any questions/conflicts, contact Monthly Pairing Coordinator or Pris Brown (918-527-4292)
Note Sign-up Sheets are picked up after play on Thursdays.  Please be sure to sign-up when you check in to play or contact the Coordinator for month playing.
 
MONTH / START TIME

FLIGHTED

PAIRING COORDINATOR(S)
March | 10:00 a.m.  
Merry Porter  Cell 918-520-4469
mporter 25@cox.net
April | 9:00 a.m.  
Deanna Keegan  Cell 210-872-4786
deedeemont@yahoo.com
May | 8:00 a.m. ***
Joyce Smith  Cell 918-710-0160
jasmithcsr@gmail.com
June | 8:00 a.m.  
Kathy Fankhouser  Cell 918-633-9070
kfankhouser@sbcglobal.net
July | 8:00 a.m.  
Cathy LeMaire  918-261-3353
cathylemaire23@gmail.com
August | 8:00 a.m  
Pris Brown  Cell 918-527-4292
mumnadybrown@gmail.com
September | 8:00 a.m. ***
Cathy McDonald  Cell 918-346-0194
CathyMac@sbcglobal.net
October | 9:00 a.m. ***
Mary Peterson  Cell 918-261-3276
gpeterson151@cox.net
November | 10:00 a.m.  
Elaine McDonald  Home 918-481-1199
eeln32@cox.net

*** (Some of dates must be Flighted according to handicap)

**Sign-Up-Sheets

It is the player’s responsibility to sign up for future “Play Days” on the sign-up-sheets available at the LaFortune Pro-Shop and in the South Lakes Ladies Lounge.

If you are a new member, please print your name clearly on the bottom of the sign-up-sheet and your name will be added.

Sign-Up-Sheets will be picked up from the golf courses after play on Thursdays.   If you forget to sign up or your plans have changed and you are available to play, you can call the pairings coordinator for that month on Sunday. If the pairings have been posted to the website, then you should call the pro shop of the course you are playing that week and ask the staff to add you to the sheet.  Make sure to identify yourself as a 9-holer.  If the play date is a tournament, pairings are flighted by handicap so please be sure to sign up before pairings are posted.

Pairings should be posted on the LaFortune website by AM Tuesday and a print-friendly format is available if you desire to print the sheet.  Once the pairings have been posted, you must call the pro-shop to cancel.

 

LWGA 9 Hole Schedule
LaFortune/South Lakes 2019

 

LWGA 9 Hole Announcements

NEXT LEAGUE MEETING: 

LFWGA NINE HOLE MEMBERSHIP

Membership Dues $45.00 for 2019 
Sustaining Member Dues $5 for 2019
This includes eligibility for Pars, Birdies and Hole-In-One
                                                                                                                        
Make check payable to: LFWGA 9 Holers

Mail to:                Mary Sue Whitney, Treasurer
                            6638 E. 105th St., Tulsa, OK 74133    

SAVE THE DATES:


AWARDS LUNCHEON  -  DECEMBER 5TH AT THE OAKS AT 11:00 AM
 

LFWGA Nine Hole - Weekly Winners - 2019 - See Below

MARCH: 10:00 AM     Merry Porter   Cell 918-520-4469
      mporter25@cox.net
7   LF Ready, Set, Go - Low Gross
14   SL Low Gross
21   LF Toss Out your Worst 2 Holes - Low Net (Sports to Calculate)
28   SL T&F (2,3,4,5 - (Sports to Calculate) 
       
APRIL: 9:00 AM     Deanna Keegan  Cell 210-872-4786
      deedeempnt@yahool.com
APR 8-9-10, 2019 @ 9- 10:00 AM        LADIES FREE GOLF CLINIC-LAFORTUNE 
4   LF Low Putts
11   SL Ringer (wk 1)
18   LF Least Shots to Green (Sports to Calculate)
25   SL Ringer (wk 2)
       
May: 8:00 am     Joyce Smith  Cell 918-710-0160
      jasmithcsr@gmail.com
2   LF Best Five Holes - Low Gross (Circle and Total On Team Card)
9   SL Ringer (wk 3)
16   LF Best Even Holes -Low Gross (Circle and Total on Team Card)
23 ** SL SPRING TOURNAMENT (FLIGHTED)
30   LF Par for Worst Hole - Low Gross 
       
JUNE: 8:00 am     Kathy Fankhouser  Cell 918-633-9070
      kfankhouser@sbcglobal.net
6   SL Low Net
13   LF Play Par 3 course - feature is most par 3's by flight
20   SL Best Odd Holes - Low Gross (Circle and Total on Team Card)
27   LF Flag Day - Red, White & Blue
       
JULY: 8:00 AM     Cathy LeMaire  918-261-3353
      cathylemaire23@gmail.com
4     FOURTH OF JULY - NO LEAGUE PLAY
11   LF Least Shots to the Green (Sports to Calculate)
18   SL T&F (2,3,4,5) -Low Gross - Circle and Total on Team Card
25   LF David & Goliath - (Sports to Calculate)
       
AUGUST: 8:00 AM     Pris Brown  Cell 918-527-4292
      mumnadybrown@gmail.com
1   SL Dog Days of Summer - Week 1-Prizes Awarded Best of 3 Wks
8   LF Dog Days of Summer - Week 2
15   SL Dog Days of Summer - Week 3
22   LF Low Putts
29   SL Low Net 
       
SEPTEMBER: 8:00 AM     Cathy McDonald cell 918-346-0194
      CathyMac@sbcglobal.net
5   LF Least Shots to Green
12 ** SL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (FLIGHTED)
19 ** LF CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - based on scores prev week
26   SL Beat the pro
       
       
OCTOBER: 9:00 AM     Mary Peterson  cell 918-261-3276
      gpeterson151@cox.net
3   LF Low Putts
10 ** SL FALL TOURNAMENT (FLIGHTED)
17   LF Low Net
24   SL Least Shots to Green
31   LF Pumpkin Day
       
NOVEMBER: 10:00 AM     Elaine McDonald Home 918-481-1199
      eeln32@cox.net
7   SL Low Gross
14   LF Low Putts
21  
September 12 & 19, 2019 South Lakes-LaFortune  
Club Championship (Flighted)    
Co Club Champion Margo Seck 97
Co Club Champion Gail Eshom 97
Championship Flight    
Low Net Anne Christian 77
Low Putts Kathy Youngwirth 38
A Flight    
Low Gross Mary Peterson 101
Low Net Dev Anderson 69
Low Putts - tie Pris Brown 35
Low Putts - tie Deeana Keegan 35
B Flight    
Low Gross Kathleen Owen 111
Low Net Pat Swift 76
Low Putts Janice Holka 38
     
2018 LFWGA Most Improved    
Most Improved Sue Warner 3.7
Championship Susie Limas 2.4
A Flight Donna Lambka 2.1
B Flight Cathy LeMaire 3.1
C Flight Bettye Jackson 2.8
     
2019 WEEKLY WINNERS    
     
November 21, 2019 - SOUTH LAKES  
Par for Worse Hole    
Championship Bridget Muller 51
A Flight Dixie Mitchell 49
B Flight None  
C Flight None  
     
October 24, 31, November 7 and   
  14, 2019  -- NO PLAY DUE TO WEATHER  
     
October 17, 2019 LAFORTUNE    
Low Net    
Championship - tie Merry Porter 38
Championship - tie Anne Christian 38
A Flight Dev Anderson 36
B Flight Elaine McDonald 37
C Flight - tie Bettye Jackson 38
C Flight - tie Janette Hans 38
     
October 10, 2019 SOUTH LAKES    
Fall Tournament    
Championship    
Low Gross Joyce Smith 51
Low Net  Susie Limas 38
Low Putts - tie Cathy McDonald 17
Low Putts - tie Merry Porter 17
A Flight    
Low Gross  Darlene Demuth 52
Low Net Dixie Mitchell 37
Low Putts Elaine McDonald 15
B Flight    
Low Gross Kathleen Owen 58
Low Net Janice Holka 44
Low Putts None  
C Flight

LaFortune/ South Lakes Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The Nine Hole League was formed for ladies that prefer to play nine holes.  Ladies may play eighteen if they so desire.  However, prizes are awarded based on nine holes. Play starts in March and goes through third week of November.  Play dates are Thursday mornings, alternating between LaFortune and South Lakes.

Please call one of the following if you would like to join or have questions:

Cathy LeMaire
Membership
918-261-3353

Mary Sue Whitney
Treasurer
918-299-5478

Janice Holka
President
918-523-7676

Cathy McDonald
Sports
918-346-0194

Deanna Keegan
Vice President
210-872-4786

Pris Brown
Pairings
918-527-4292

 

 

Membership Dues | $45.00 for 2019

This includes eligibility for pars, birdies and hole-in-one

Membership Application


History of the Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The LFWGA-Nine Hole Association began in 1977.  Neighbors and friends Dolores Boden and Tippy Hawkins had been playing the par three course for years, when Tippy, whose short game was frustrating, suggested to Dolores that they would probably make the same score playing the front nine of the regular course and would get to use their woods.  Then Dolores spotted a blurb in the Newspaper that LaFortune was starting a Women’s golf league.  We were so excited and asked if we could form a nine hole group too.  We were told that we could but would have to follow the 18 hole players (there was only the one golf course then).  And although we had a “President” to represent us, we would have no control over money, pairings, etc.

LaFortune advertised a “recruitment” coffee for all those interested in joining either the 18 holers or the 9 holers, and the League was formed.  There were no pairings and for the nine holers it was first come, first served to play. We started with about 30 women.  While waiting to tee off, we enjoyed the gossip and meeting new people, many of whom are active today.  Barbara Scholtz, Zagnona Cox, and Marion Simmons, Dolores and Tippy were some of the first to sign up who are still playing.  Soon we had enough players that we were able to separate completely from the 18 holers, with our own officers and treasury.  When South lakes opened we were then able to play separate courses.  We were first to have a written newsletter called “The LaFortune Teller”, (the nine holers “The LaFortune Cookies”). We had a Husband and Wife tournament every year on Sunday afternoon in September, which is the forerunner of our Gals and Pals Tournament.  Everyone brought a dish and a wonderful dinner was enjoyed by all.

We thought it would be a fun way to play and meet other golfers from other clubs and surrounding areas so we initiated a Guest Day, inviting other clubs.  The response was overwhelming.  We decided to have outfits to distinguish us from the other clubs.  Our colors were green tops and white bottoms.  The other clubs seemed to like the idea and soon picked their own colors.  When we went “on tour” to places like Eufaula, Bartlesville, Miami, it was easy to recognize the other clubs because of their colors.

Though we have become more technologically advanced and activities change we still enjoy meeting new friends and playing golf.


LWGA 9 Hole Handicaps

Division Range of Handicaps
“Championship” 1-15
“A” Flight 16-18
“B” Flight 19-21
“C” Flight 22-35

LFWGA 9 Hole Handicaps

Date: 11/27/19

Home Course: LaFortune Front 9 (Red / Red)

Handicaps By Name:

Name Hcp Red Hcp Red
Anderson, Dev 18N 17N
Anderson, Suzanne 9N 9N
Bell, Marilyn 23J 22J
Blosser, Janet 17N 16N
Brannon, Marcia 21J 21J
Brickner, Robyn N/A N/A
Brill, Marilyn 20N 20N
Briner, Lesa 13N 12N
BROOKOVER, SUE 15N 15N
Brown, Pris 16N 16N
Bucher, Cindy 23J 22J
Cartwright, Rebekah N/A N/A
Christian, Anne 14N 13N
Colson, Diane 19N 19N
Corral, Angela  17N 17N
Dailey, Peggy 35J 34J
Davis, Jan 24J 23J
Demuth, Darlene 18N 18N
Doyle, Ellen 19N 18N
Drake, Cindy 14N 14N
Dudley, June 25J 24J
Eidt, Martie 19N 19N
Eshom, Gail 13N 12N
Fairchild, Jeannie 16N 15N
Fankhouser, Kathy 12N 12N
Ferguson, Janis 19N 19N
Fritts, Claudia 18N 17N
Goins, Brenda 20N 19N
Haglund, Jacqui 19N 19N
Hans, J 23J 22J
Harris, Priscilla 18N 18N
Hasswell-Thomason, Nancy 19N 19N
Hawkins, Tippy 20N 19N
Holka, Janice 19N 19N
Holt, Sherry 24J

LWGA 9 Hole Bylaws
LaFortune/south Lakes Women's Nine-Hole Golf Association Bylaws

ARTICLE I – NAME AND PURPOSE

Section 1. NAME: The name of the organization shall be LaFortune/South Lakes Women’s Nine-Hole Golf Association located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, hereinafter referred to in these Bylaws as the Association.

Section 2. PURPOSE: The purpose of the Association is to serve women in their interest and participation in golf, to promote fellowship and sportsmanship and to learn and practice the rules and etiquette of the game.

ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. ELIGIBILITY: Women who have attained the age of eighteen (18) years and who have received instruction in golf and/or who have experience in playing the game shall be eligible for membership in the Association.

  1. Active: Eligible member who has paid current dues and wishes to play golf and be eligible for prizes.
  2. Sustaining: A previous active member who wishes to receive Association information and/or attend the Awards Luncheon.

Section 2. PRIZES AND TOURNAMENTS: Only members in the Association with established handicaps and paid dues shall be eligible for prizes.

ARTICLE III – DUES

Section 1. The Executive Committee shall establish the annual budget and all dues, to be approved by the Board of Directors.

Section 2. Dues are payable before the first play day of the current season and are not refundable after the start of league play.

Section 3. Dues shall be reduced for those joining after September 1.

ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS

Section 1. MEETINGS: General membership meetings shall be scheduled as needed during the playing season for the purpose of conducting business and awarding prizes.

Section 2. QUORUM: A quorum for a meeting shall consist of at least twenty-five percent (25%) of members in good standing. Issues will be decided by a majority vote of the quorum.

ARTICLE V – OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION

Section 1. COMPOSITION: The elected officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and shall be the Executive Committee. These Officers and the Committee Chairs shall comprise the Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to in these Bylaws as the Board. The immediate past President shall serve ex officio to the Executive Committee and the Board.

Section 2. ADMINISTRATION:

  1. The Executive Committee shall be the governing body of the Association.
  2. The Executive Committee shall be the final arbitrator of disputes arising within the Association.

Section 3. ELECTION:

  1. The Executive Committee shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of five (5) members with the Vice President as chairman. The Nominating Committee shall present a slate of candidates by email/mail thirty (30) days prior to the September meeting. A candidate shall have been a member of the Association for two (2) years. Nominations may be made from the floor upon consent of the nominee.
  2. The election of officers shall take place in September. If quorum is not met, email/mail vote by membership will be accepted until October 1. The term of office is for one (1) year and begins immediately following the Awards Luncheon which shall be held following the close of league play.

Section 4. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS:

  1. The incoming Board shall meet with the outgoing Board as soon as possible after assuming office for the purpose of transferring files.
  2. The Board shall meet thereafter as required to adequately conduct the business of the Association.

Section 5. QUORUM: A quorum of the Board shall consist of fifty-one percent (51%) of the members.

Section 6. FINANCES:

  1. The Board shall approve an annual budget and dues. Authorized expenditures are those specified in the budget.
  2. Unbudgeted expenditures $50 and under shall be jointly approved by the President and Treasurer. Unbudgeted expenditures over $50 shall be approved by the Board.

Section 7. HANDICAPS: Handicaps for members shall be handled by LaFortune Golf Course in accordance with USGA rules.

ARTICLE VI – DUTIES

Section 1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

The Executive Committee shall:

  1. Present an annual budget and dues to the Board of Directors for approval.
  2. Designate the committees and appoint the committee chairs.
  3. Appoint a replacement upon the resignation of any Board member.
  4. Appoint a Nominating Committee.

Section 2. OFFICERS:

  1. The President shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of directors.
    2. Preside at all Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Membership meetings.
    3. Appoint special ad hoc committees as needed.
    4. Be an ex officio member of all committees.
  2. The Vice President shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
    2. Assume the duties of the President in her absence.
    3. Become President if a vacancy in the office of President exists.
    4. Coordinate special events except tournaments.
    5. Serve as chair of the Nominating Committee.
  3. The Secretary shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
    2. Take notes at all Executive Committee, Board and Membership meetings.
    3. Send cards and flowers when appropriate.
    4. Maintain master file of Board manual of responsibilities.
  4. The Treasurer shall:
    1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
    2. Collect and disburse all Association funds.
    3. Provide periodic reports.
    4. Monitor spending of all funds, both budgeted and unbudgeted, prior to expenditure.
    5. Prepare an annual report and make records available for annual audit.
    6. Prepare a proposed annual budget for Executive Committee.

Section 3. COMMITTEES:

  1. The Sports Committee shall:
    1. Develop an annual schedule of play days in cooperation with the Sports Chairman of the 18-Holers’ Association and the Club Professionals.
    2. Buy and present awards for play days winners.
    3. Keep complete records for each play day.
    4. Assist in tournament arrangements when needed
    5. Post current handicaps monthly in accordance with USGA Rules.
    6. Annually select Most Improved Golfer.
  2. The Pairings Committee shall:
    1. Post a sign-up sheet for each play day.
    2. Make pairings and notify the players each week.
    3. Assist in tournament arrangements when needed.
  3. The Rules and Etiquette Committee shall:
    1. Inform the membership concerning golf rules and etiquette in accordance with USGA and local rules.
  4. The Yearbook Committee shall:
    1. Publish and distribute a yearbook to members.
    2. Retain copies of prior yearbooks.
  5. The Communications Committee shall:
    1. Update Association information on web site.
    2. Maintain master e-mail list.
    3. Send notices out to members as required.
  6. The Membership Committee shall:
    1.           1.      Meet with new members to welcome them and familiarize them with rules and procedures for play.
    2. Work with Pairings Committee to pair new members with established members.
  7. The Telephone Committee shall:
    1. Call all members to inform them of important information as directed by the President.
    2. Keep in touch with members who are ill or those who have missed several weeks of play.
  8. The Guest Day Committee shall:
    1. Arrange and direct the Guest Day Tournament.
  9. The Pars and Birdies Committee shall:
    1. Be responsible for par, birdie, eagle and hole-in-one awards.
  10. The Parliamentary Advisor shall:
    1. Act as advisor on parliamentary procedure during Association meetings.

ARTICLE VII – DISSOLUTION

Section l. In the event of dissolution, abandonment or termination of the Association, no income, contribution, or other revenue or funds shall inure to the benefit of any individual or of any group not affiliated with the sport of golf, and any and all assets then possessed by the Association, after current indebtedness has been paid, shall go and be delivered forthwith to the First Tee of Tulsa program, located at Mohawk Park Golf Course, Tulsa, Oklahoma, or to such other golf program for disadvantaged youth in the Tulsa area as may be deemed appropriate.

ARTICLE VIII – PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all matters of procedure not otherwise covered by the Association Bylaws.

ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS

Section l. These Bylaws may be amended by any of the following methods:

  1. At any meeting of the Association, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of a quorum as established in Article IV, Section 2, of these Bylaws, provided the proposed amendments have been distributed to the members at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting date or have been read at the previous meeting.
  2. At any meeting of the Association, by unanimous vote, if not distributed previously as required in Section 1.A. of this Article.

LWGA Hole Rules

PLAYING TROUBLE SHOTS:

  • Side Hill – Ball Above Your Feet: Shorten grip, use open stance, play ball off right foot
  • Side Hill – Ball Below Your Feet: Stand closed to ball, close stance, play ball in center
  • Uphill Lie: Play ball forward of center, swing along slope, aim to right of target
  • Downhill Lie: Play ball back of center, aim to left of target
  • Trap-Explosion: Plant feet firmly, use a wider more open stance. Play ball off left foot. Hit sand an inch or two behind ball, and follow through completely
  • Trap-Chip: (When trap is shallow and ball is sitting well) Use an open stance, feet close together, play ball off right foot. Hit ball first
  • Playing Crosswind: Change target, use one more club that usual
  • Playing Downwind: Tee ball higher, use run-up shot to green, don’t pitch
  • Playing Headwind: Pitch to green, use two more clubs than usual
  • Playing out of Divot: Use plenty of wrist and hit down on ball
  • Deep Rough: Use from five to nine iron; don’t try to power ball

GIMME PUTTS: (Following rule was adopted by LWGA 9-hole league on April, 2007)

The only time a Gimme putt cannot be used is during a tournament or if you are putting for a PAR or BIRDIE or EAGLE!! You must putt the ball into the cup.

A gimme putt is a putt that is 18” or less to the edge of the cup. To be eligible to use a gimme putt, your putter must be marked by one of the golf pros at either LaFortune or South Lakes golf course. To measure, rest the head of your putter inside the edge of the cup and if your ball is within the 18", then pick up your ball.  This is meant to speed up play. Be sure to count the "gimme" as a putt on your scorecard.

If your putt is within the 18", you can say "that's a gimme" or another member of your group can say "that's good," and you may still attempt the putt. Once a putt is conceded, but the player decides to make the putt for practice and misses, it is still good. Remember, the whole point of gimme putts is to speed the pace of play, so try to limit these extra putts.

(Rule 2-4. Concession of Next Stroke, Hole, or Match - This is a standard procedure, modeled after the Rules of Golf rule applicable to match play.)

TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME

PACE OF PLAY - Keep players behind you happy

ALL GOLFERS

  • Be on time and ready to play
  • Carry extra ball and tees in your pockets
  • Keep pace with the group in front of you
  • Play “ready” golf. If two people are on opposite sides of the fairway, both can hit their balls.
  • On Tee Boxes 2 - 9,  if you are running behind, go ahead and tee off as soon as you get to the Tee Box.  We do not use “honors” on the Tee Box
  • Leave two players on the green and move on to the next Tee Box – It is not necessary for all players to remain on the green until all have putted out
  • Record your score at the next hole - Move away from the green to allow players behind you to hit
  • When you walk or ride up to the green, please go around to the back of the green with your push carts or to the side of the next hole before putting - This allows the people behind you to go ahead and hit onto the green.
  • Put your club in your bag at the next stop if your group is behind and clean clubs and put head covers on at that time if this is your routine
  • Take extra clubs around the green for pitches, chips and putts to allow your cart partner to go ahead to park the cart
  • Drop your cart partner off at her ball and proceed to yours, when feasible, or walk to your ball while your cart partner is preparing for her shot
  • Take extra clubs with you to save a trip back to the cart on “Cart Path Only Days
  • If you hit your ball into the water, take a quick look and if you don’t see it, drop another ball to hit and move on.  After hitting one ball into the water, you may carry the ball across and drop on the other side of the hazard.  Example, if you are lying 2, and your third shot goes in the water, count 3 in, 4 out, plus 1 to carry over.  After dropping on the other side of the hazard, you are lying 5, hitting 6.  You may try to hit over a second time dropping a ball behind point of entry, but after two balls in the water, you must carry over.
  • If a player’s ball lands in a sand trap, the player could declare an unplayable lie and hit another ball from the same place before advancing.  The score would be counted the same as for a ball being hit into a water hazard – i.e., 1 in, 2 out, hitting 3.  The ball in the sand would be picked up as play progresses past the sand trap.
  • Sub-total your score on the next to last hole and be ready to total quickly when finished.  Compare your total with the person keeping the master card - This is really important if you are going on to play another 9 holes of golf.
  • Turn in score card and record Pars and Birdies after 9 holes of play, then proceed in a timely manner to next tee box. 

Katie McKenzie's Golf Clinics at South Lakes and Lafortune

March 28, 2012
Sand Trap, using a Sand Wedge

  • Stand open to the flag
  • Dig in with feet
  • Club does not hit the ball; it hits an inch behind the ball (the sand propels the ball forward)
  • Club face is open, directed at hole
  • Follow thru with club so that it's in-line with the hole
  • The ball is lined up with your Right leg
  • The closer you are to the lip of the sand trap the more weight you need to put in your back leg. 

Additions April 9, 2013

  • More of a full swing!
  • Practice – build a pyramid with ball on top and hit the sand making the pyramid get smaller – Helps work on intimidation of hitting the sand.

Chipping, using a Pitching Wedge

  • You do not the benefit from a full swing! (HALF SWING)
  • Weight on left side (ahead of ball – BUT not too much weight should be in your front leg because you will make the club go more into the ground)
  • Hands ahead of ball (if you normally snap your wrists when you swing this will help limit that); don't change their position just rotate shoulders when swinging
  • Ball lines up with the back of your stance
  • Feet are pretty close together
  • Hit down and thru the shot
  • Eyes over the ball
  • The more open the club face, the higher the ball will go

Additions April 9, 2013

  • There is not real RIGHT club to use for chipping – a 9-iron is used for more distance or a sand/pitching wedge gets more loft.
  • Difference between pitching and chipping – there is more of a FULL swing when pitching compared to chipping.
    • Look at this swing as a long putt, brush the top of the grass without bending arms.
    • Hips open
    • It is a balancing game with your feet (It has to work for YOU!)
    • Follow through with your swing

April 4, 2012
GPS: Grip, Posture, and Stance

Grip

  • Hold club more in the fingers than palm
  • Right hand create a V with index finger and thumb; should line up with right shoulder
  • Three kinds of grips:
    • Baseball or ten finger
    • Overlapping
    • Interlocking
  • Right thumb does not touch any fingers; should be pointed right down the club

Stance

  • Toes should line up with shoulders

Posture

  • Club out in front of you
  • Butt out
  • Back straight
  • Knees bent
  • Thin shots=close to ground and Big shots=hitting the ground means your setup is off
  • Alignment
    • Lay down club or stick parallel with ball
    • Shoulders, hips, and feet should be parallel to stick/ball
    • Aim about 2 yards to the left of the flag
    • Drivers and 9 – Ball should line up with left heel
    • Irons – Ball should line up in the middle of stance

April 11, 2012
Hitting the Driver Longer and Straighter

  • Least lofty club besides putter
  • Lining the ball up in front of our stance aline with your left heel allows you to use the whole club face to get the ball in the air
  • Your alignment is slightly tilted (barely noticeable) to the right foot in your upper body, which helps sweep up the ball
  • Wide Stance
  • Weight distributed evenly in both legs
  • For me: bring the club back alittle bit, this will help me hit the ball straighter
  • Don't forget to FOLLOW-THROUGH...with feet and arms!

April 8, 2013 (Lafortune)
Putting

  • Distance and direction are KEY for putting!
  • Use just your shoulders – put a club under your armpits and bring hands together in front of you to make a triangle, swing shoulders and this is the movement you should feel.
  • We shoot from memory, so look at the hole from behind the ball.
  • The harder you hit a ball the less it will break.
  • Ladder Drill: Builds Confidence
    • Place three balls in varying distance from the hole.
    • Learn from each swing how the ball reacted to your force and what the ball did on the course –  Adjust!
  • Follow through with club face being straight
  • Using Tees:
    • Place a tee behind a ball and when about to swing bring the putter back to the tee to see how close you get – this is where you take notes and notice that when a ball is 10 feet from the hole you should bring the club back a certain distance to get the ball there.
    • Place two tees on either side of a ball helps you follow through and keep your putter straight thereby making the ball go straight.

Elaine McDonald's Rules & Etiquette 2012

No. 10 - Hitting across a frontal hazard (local rule): all flights.  To speed up play after hitting two balls into the water, you may carry the ball and drop on the other side.  If you do decide to try just one ball over the water,  you can drop on the other side BUT you count strokes as two in the water. Example: first shot in water, count it as 1, 2 is out, 3 is back in water, 4 is out, 5 is walking the ball to the other side and you are hitting 6.

No. 18 - Hitting wrong ball. Anytime you hit a wrong ball, a two stroke penalty is incurred.

No. 21 - Sand Trap hazard:  If your ball goes into a sand trap, it can be either hit out or treated like a water ball.  To treat it like a water ball, remove the ball from the sand and place it outside the sand trap in the line that it came into the sand trap.  The count would then be:  stroke 1 is hitting into trap, stroke 2 is removing ball, and stroke 3 is hitting the ball.

No. 22 - Handicap Flag Policy:  When we have the use of the flag, we may drive the cart beyond the "no cart" sign and white painted line, BUT do not drive too close to green (20 ft or less). Do not go up to green and putt, (your partners may be able to help you with your cart), return to cart path and drive to green.  Park on the cart path or if not on the path, be sure you are parked behind the green.  We caution every driver to never drive over a curb and please not too close to the tee boxes.

No. 23 - Out of Bounds:  It is stroke and distance, but to speed up play, drop ball two club lengths in bounds, from where the ball first went out of bounds.  Add two strokes.

Sue Warner’s Rules & Etiquette 2010 & 2011

Wrong Ball (15-3-b) If a player makes a stroke or strokes at a wrong ball, he incurs a penalty of two strokes.

Putting Green:  Lifting and Cleaning Ball (16-1-b) A ball on the putting green may be lifted and, if desired, cleaned.  The position of the ball must be marked before it is lifted and the ball must be replaced.

Flagstick Attended, Removed, or Held Up  (17-1) Before making a stroke from anywhere on the course, the player may have the flagstick attended, removed, or held up to indicate the position of the hole.

Striking the Ball More than Once (14-4) If a player’s club strikes the ball more than once in the course of a stroke, the player must count the stroke and add a penalty stroke, making two strokes in all.

Playing Moving Ball (14-5) A player must not make a stroke at his ball while it is moving.  When the ball begins to move only after the player has begun the stroke or the backward movement of his club for a stroke (as on a very windy day, for example), he incurs no penalty.

Ball Moving in Water (14-6) When a ball is moving in water in a water hazard, the player may, without penalty, make a stroke, but he must not delay in making his stroke in order to allow the wind or current to improve the position of the ball.  A ball moving in water in a water hazard may be lifted if the player elects to count a penalty stroke.

Substituted Ball – General (15-1) A player must hole out with the ball played from the teeing ground unless the ball is lost or out of bounds and the player has substituted another ball.

Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions  (13-4) Before making a strike at a ball which is in a bunker or other hazard, the player shall not ground his club, touch or remove loose impediments (leaves, branches, stones, etc.), or smooth the sand

Striking the Ball (14-1) The ball must be fairly struck at with the head of the club and must not be pushed, scraped, or spooned.

Assistance (14-2-b) A player must not allow anyone to position himself on or close to an extension of the line of play or the line of path behind the ball.

Artificial Device/Unusual Equipment (14-3) The player must not use any artificial device or unusual equipment that might assist him (a) in making a stroke or (b) for the purpose of gauging or measuring distance or conditions that might affect his play.

Artificial devices/Unusual Equipment (14-3-c) A player may use the following to assist him in gripping his club: (1) Plain gloves may be worn, (2) Resin, powder, and drying or moisturizing agents may be used, and (3) A towel or handkerchief may be wrapped around the grip.  NOTE:  Players may use a device that measures or gauges the distance only.

Identifying Ball (12-2) Each player should put an identification mark oh his ball.  If a player has  reason to believe a ball at rest is his, and it is necessary to lift the ball in order to identify it, he may do so without penalty.

Improving Lie of Ball (13-2) A player must not improve the position or lie of his ball by pressing a club on the ground or moving, bending  or breaking anything growing or fixed.

Building Stance (13-3) A player is entitled to place his feet firmly in taking his stance, but he must not build a stance.  (A stance consists of a player placing his feet in position for and preparatory to making a stroke.

Provisional Ball (10-3) If a player plays a provisional ball or another ball from the teeing ground, he must do so after his opponents have made their tee shots.

Teeing (11-1) When a player is putting a ball into play from the teeing ground, it must be played from within the teeing ground.  A player may stand outside the teeing ground to play the ball within it.

Tee-Markers (11-2) Before a player makes his first shot with any ball on the teeing ground of the hole being played, the tee-markers are deemed to be fixed.  They may not be moved.

Ball Falling off Tee (11-3) If a ball, when not in play, falls off a tee or is knocked off a tee by the player in addressing it, it may be re-teed without penalty.  However, if a stroke is made at the ball, whether the ball is moving or not, the stroke counts, but there is no penalty.

Searching for Ball; Seeing ball (12-1)  In searching for his ball anywhere on the course, the player may touch or bend long grass, bushes, leaves, or the like, but only to the extent necessary to find and identify it, provided that this does not improve the lie of the ball, the area of his intended stance or swing, or his line of play.

Advice (8-1) A player must not give advice to any of his competitors or receive advice from them.

Indicating Line of Play (8-2-a)  Except on the putting green, a player may have the line of play indicated to him by anyone, but no one may be positioned on or close to the line when the stroke is being made.

On the Putting Green (8-2-b) On the putting green the player or any of the other players may, before but not during the stroke, point out a line for putting.  A mark must not be placed anywhere to indicate a line for putting.

Strokes Taken  (9-1) The number of strokes a player has taken includes any penalty strokes incurred.

Practice before Competition/Tournament  (7-1-b) Before a round on any day of stroke play competition (a tournament), a competitor must not practice on the course or test the surface of any putting green on the course.

Ball Unfit for Play (5-3) A ball is unfit for play if it is visibly cut, cracked, or out of shape.  A ball is not unfit for play solely because mud or other materials adhere to it, its surface is scratched or scraped, or its paint is damaged or discolored.

Ball (6-5) The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player.  Each player should put an identification mark on his/her ball.  Hitting someone else’s ball is a two stroke penalty.

Order of Play (10-2-b) After the players have started play of the hole, the ball farthest from the hole is played first.  If the balls are equidistant from the hole or their positions relative to the hole are not determinable, the ball to be played first should be determined by lot.

Be sure to have your name on each of your clubs.  (Use those address labels that come in the mail.)  This way if you lose a club, it can be returned to you.  Also, identify your ball with your initials or something to prevent someone from hitting your ball by mistake.  This causes penalty strokes!

Every swing you make with the intention of hitting the ball counts as a stroke.  Even if you swing and miss (whiff), it is a stroke.  This applies to putts as well as full swings.

A ball can only be lifted and cleaned when it is on the putting green. The position of the ball must be marked first and the ball replaced after it is cleaned.  (Rule 16 – 1b)

Remain quiet while others are hitting or putting.

Undue delay;  Slow play.  A player must play without undue delay and in accordance with pace of play guidelines.  Move briskly, and if you’re chatting, keep walking.  A hole should take no longer than 12-15 minutes to play.

Be sure to check in at the Pro Shop at least 30 minutes before your tee time and be ready to play.  Call the Pro Shop and someone in your foursome if you can’t play so people won’t be waiting for you.

Our group will play “Winter Rules” during the entire season.  This means you may improve your lie by moving your ball (in the fairway) with the club head only, no more than 6 inches but no closer to the hole.  You may not move your ball if it’s in the rough, a sand trap, on the green, or from behind an obstruction.

Some players hit farther than others.  In order to move play along, if you know you will not hit into the group in front of you, go ahead and hit your ball.  If for any reason you think you might hit into the group in front of you, wait.

Sue Warner’s Rules & Etiquette 2009

To keep play moving, putt now and score later.  After completing a hole, move ahead to the next tee box before writing down your score.

The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player.  Each player should put an identification mark on her ball.

The use of cell phones on the golf course can be a distraction to the other players and should be limited to emergency calls only.

Help your playing partners by watching the flight of their balls, especially off the tee.  Using a visual marker, such as a tree or bush, to remember where the ball landed will help your group find the ball quickly.

You may not ground your club or touch any part of the bunker with your club during set up or back swing.  This is a 2-stroke penalty. 

WHO’S AWAY?  The player who is farthest from the hole has the right to play first – even if that player is on the green and someone else is off the green.

Players should play at a good pace.  It is the group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front, not ahead of the group behind them.

When a player’s ball is in a hazard (sand trap), a stone lying in or touching the hazard may not be moved.

A player must hole out with the same ball that she played from the tee box unless the ball is lost or out of bounds.  (This means no substituting an old ball to get over the water!)

“Gimme” putts are not free!  They are to be counted as a stroke, the same as if the player actually struck the ball.  Also, “gimme” putts cannot be used during a tournament. 

If a ball lands in casual water (such as a puddle from rain or the sprinkler system) a player may move the ball (no closer to the hole) without penalty.

Pat Swift’s Rules & Etiquette 2007

Rule 18-5:  If your ball is accidentally moved on the green by another player’s ball, you must replace it to its original position.

Rule 19-5: The other player plays her ball where it came to rest.

Rule 28: Unplayable Lie:  If a player deems her ball to be unplayable, one option is to drop a ball within two clubs length of the spot where the ball lay, but not nearer the hole, with one-stroke penalty.

Rule 4-4: A player must have no more than 14 clubs in her bag during a round of golf.

Rule 19-4: If your chip shot should fall short of the hole after it hits a club of another player who left it lying half on and half off the green, neither player incurs a penalty.  It’s your responsibility to check for any obstructions.  You must play your ball where it came to rest.

Rule 25-2: If your ball comes to rest in the fairway in mud or casual water, you may take relief by locating the nearest unsaturated area and drop, without penalty, one club-length.

Rule 24-2:  Immovable obstruction - Definition:  anything artificial that is in bounds and is not easily moved.  Examples:  Cart paths, electric power boxes, maintenance sheds, ball washer, etc.  If your ball is on the obstruction, or stance or swing is interfered with, you may take a drop, without penalty, within one club length of the nearest point of relief.

Rule 25.1: Water in bunker - Drop the ball in the bunker without penalty.  Or drop the ball outside the bunker, in line where the ball lay, with a one stroke penalty.

If a player’s club strikes the ball more than once in the course of a stroke, the player must count the stroke and add a penalty stroke, making two strokes in all.

Whoever finishes putting first should pick up the flag stick and be ready to put it back in the cub when the last person has holed her put.

Boundaries:  If any part of your ball touches a hazard line, it’s in the hazard.  Same goes for the putting green and tee box area.  But, a ball must be completely out-of-bounds or it’s still in bounds.

A ball is considered lost when it is not found by anyone within five minutes of searching.  The penalty for lost ball is a stroke plus distance.  If you go back to the original place the ball was struck, it is a one stroke penalty. If you drop a ball and hit from the place you thought it was lost then the distance becomes one stroke, therefore, if you do this it is a two stroke penalty.

To speed pace of play, after hitting one ball into the water, you may carry the ball across and drop on the other side of the hazard.  Example, if you are lying 2, and your third shot goes in the water, count 3 in, 4 out, plus 1 to carry over.  After dropping on the other side of the hazard, you are lying 5, hitting 6.  You may try to hit over a second time dropping a ball behind point of entry, but after two balls in the water, you must carry over.

A ball barely touching the green is on the green.

You cannot repair a divot in the fairway or rough if it is in your line of play.

To keep things moving, putt now, score later.  After completing a hole, move ahead to the next tee box before writing down your score.

Doris Jenkins’ Rules & Etiquette 2006

Question:
If there are several twosomes behind you, does a foursome have the right away?

Answer:
I talked to Pat at LaFortune and he said the two twosomes should make a foursome. But in the event that you do have more than one twosome behind you, as long as you keep moving, you should not have to let them play through.  If you let more than one twosome play through, you would be so far behind that it would not be practical.

Be on Time (arrive 30 minutes early).

If a ball, when not in play, falls off a tee or is knocked off the tee by the player addressing it, it may be re-teed without penalty.  However, if a stroke is made at the ball, the stroke counts.

If a competitor makes a stroke or strokes at the wrong ball (that is not in a hazard) he incurs a penalty of two strokes.

LaFortune/ South Lakes Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The Nine Hole League was formed for ladies that prefer to play nine holes.  Ladies may play eighteen if they so desire.  However, prizes are awarded based on nine holes. Play starts in March and goes through third week of November.  Play dates are Thursday mornings, alternating between LaFortune and South Lakes.

Please call one of the following if you would like to join or have questions:

Cathy LeMaire
Membership
918-261-3353

Mary Sue Whitney
Treasurer
918-299-5478

Janice Holka
President
918-523-7676

Cathy McDonald
Sports
918-346-0194

Deanna Keegan
Vice President
210-872-4786

Pris Brown
Pairings
918-527-4292

 

 

Membership Dues | $45.00 for 2019

This includes eligibility for pars, birdies and hole-in-one

Membership Application


History of the Nine Hole Women's Golf League

The LFWGA-Nine Hole Association began in 1977.  Neighbors and friends Dolores Boden and Tippy Hawkins had been playing the par three course for years, when Tippy, whose short game was frustrating, suggested to Dolores that they would probably make the same score playing the front nine of the regular course and would get to use their woods.  Then Dolores spotted a blurb in the Newspaper that LaFortune was starting a Women’s golf league.  We were so excited and asked if we could form a nine hole group too.  We were told that we could but would have to follow the 18 hole players (there was only the one golf course then).  And although we had a “President” to represent us, we would have no control over money, pairings, etc.

LaFortune advertised a “recruitment” coffee for all those interested in joining either the 18 holers or the 9 holers, and the League was formed.  There were no pairings and for the nine holers it was first come, first served to play. We started with about 30 women.  While waiting to tee off, we enjoyed the gossip and meeting new people, many of whom are active today.  Barbara Scholtz, Zagnona Cox, and Marion Simmons, Dolores and Tippy were some of the first to sign up who are still playing.  Soon we had enough players that we were able to separate completely from the 18 holers, with our own officers and treasury.  When South lakes opened we were then able to play separate courses.  We were first to have a written newsletter called “The LaFortune Teller”, (the nine holers “The LaFortune Cookies”). We had a Husband and Wife tournament every year on Sunday afternoon in September, which is the forerunner of our Gals and Pals Tournament.  Everyone brought a dish and a wonderful dinner was enjoyed by all.

We thought it would be a fun way to play and meet other golfers from other clubs and surrounding areas so we initiated a Guest Day, inviting other clubs.  The response was overwhelming.  We decided to have outfits to distinguish us from the other clubs.  Our colors were green tops and white bottoms.  The other clubs seemed to like the idea and soon picked their own colors.  When we went “on tour” to places like Eufaula, Bartlesville, Miami, it was easy to recognize the other clubs because of their colors.

Though we have become more technologically advanced and activities change we still enjoy meeting new friends and playing golf.


 

LWGA 9 Hole Schedule
LaFortune/South Lakes 2019

 

LWGA 9 Hole Announcements

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Membership Dues $45.00 for 2019 
Sustaining Member Dues $5 for 2019
This includes eligibility for Pars, Birdies and Hole-In-One
                                                                                                                        
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AWARDS LUNCHEON  -  DECEMBER 5TH AT THE OAKS AT 11:00 AM
 

LFWGA Nine Hole - Weekly Winners - 2019 - See Below

MARCH: 10:00 AM     Merry Porter   Cell 918-520-4469
      mporter25@cox.net
7   LF Ready, Set, Go - Low Gross
14   SL Low Gross
21   LF Toss Out your Worst 2 Holes - Low Net (Sports to Calculate)
28   SL T&F (2,3,4,5 - (Sports to Calculate) 
       
APRIL: 9:00 AM     Deanna Keegan  Cell 210-872-4786
      deedeempnt@yahool.com
APR 8-9-10, 2019 @ 9- 10:00 AM        LADIES FREE GOLF CLINIC-LAFORTUNE 
4   LF Low Putts
11   SL Ringer (wk 1)
18   LF Least Shots to Green (Sports to Calculate)
25   SL Ringer (wk 2)
       
May: 8:00 am     Joyce Smith  Cell 918-710-0160
      jasmithcsr@gmail.com
2   LF Best Five Holes - Low Gross (Circle and Total On Team Card)
9   SL Ringer (wk 3)
16   LF Best Even Holes -Low Gross (Circle and Total on Team Card)
23 ** SL SPRING TOURNAMENT (FLIGHTED)
30   LF Par for Worst Hole - Low Gross 
       
JUNE: 8:00 am     Kathy Fankhouser  Cell 918-633-9070
      kfankhouser@sbcglobal.net
6   SL Low Net
13   LF Play Par 3 course - feature is most par 3's by flight
20   SL Best Odd Holes - Low Gross (Circle and Total on Team Card)
27   LF Flag Day - Red, White & Blue
       
JULY: 8:00 AM     Cathy LeMaire  918-261-3353
      cathylemaire23@gmail.com
4     FOURTH OF JULY - NO LEAGUE PLAY
11   LF Least Shots to the Green (Sports to Calculate)
18   SL T&F (2,3,4,5) -Low Gross - Circle and Total on Team Card
25   LF David & Goliath - (Sports to Calculate)
       
AUGUST: 8:00 AM     Pris Brown  Cell 918-527-4292
      mumnadybrown@gmail.com
1   SL Dog Days of Summer - Week 1-Prizes Awarded Best of 3 Wks
8   LF Dog Days of Summer - Week 2
15   SL Dog Days of Summer - Week 3
22   LF Low Putts
29   SL Low Net 
       
SEPTEMBER: 8:00 AM     Cathy McDonald cell 918-346-0194
      CathyMac@sbcglobal.net
5   LF Least Shots to Green
12 ** SL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (FLIGHTED)
19 ** LF CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - based on scores prev week
26   SL Beat the pro
       
       
OCTOBER: 9:00 AM     Mary Peterson  cell 918-261-3276
      gpeterson151@cox.net
3   LF Low Putts
10 ** SL FALL TOURNAMENT (FLIGHTED)
17   LF Low Net
24   SL Least Shots to Green
31   LF Pumpkin Day
       
NOVEMBER: 10:00 AM     Elaine McDonald Home 918-481-1199
      eeln32@cox.net
7   SL Low Gross
14   LF Low Putts
21  
September 12 & 19, 2019 South Lakes-LaFortune  
Club Championship (Flighted)    
Co Club Champion Margo Seck 97
Co Club Champion Gail Eshom 97
Championship Flight    
Low Net Anne Christian 77
Low Putts Kathy Youngwirth 38
A Flight    
Low Gross Mary Peterson 101
Low Net Dev Anderson 69
Low Putts - tie Pris Brown 35
Low Putts - tie Deeana Keegan 35
B Flight    
Low Gross Kathleen Owen 111
Low Net Pat Swift 76
Low Putts Janice Holka 38
     
2018 LFWGA Most Improved    
Most Improved Sue Warner 3.7
Championship Susie Limas 2.4
A Flight Donna Lambka 2.1
B Flight Cathy LeMaire 3.1
C Flight Bettye Jackson 2.8
     
2019 WEEKLY WINNERS    
     
November 21, 2019 - SOUTH LAKES  
Par for Worse Hole    
Championship Bridget Muller 51
A Flight Dixie Mitchell 49
B Flight None  
C Flight None  
     
October 24, 31, November 7 and   
  14, 2019  -- NO PLAY DUE TO WEATHER  
     
October 17, 2019 LAFORTUNE    
Low Net    
Championship - tie Merry Porter 38
Championship - tie Anne Christian 38
A Flight Dev Anderson 36
B Flight Elaine McDonald 37
C Flight - tie Bettye Jackson 38
C Flight - tie Janette Hans 38
     
October 10, 2019 SOUTH LAKES    
Fall Tournament    
Championship    
Low Gross Joyce Smith 51
Low Net  Susie Limas 38
Low Putts - tie Cathy McDonald 17
Low Putts - tie Merry Porter 17
A Flight    
Low Gross  Darlene Demuth 52
Low Net Dixie Mitchell 37
Low Putts Elaine McDonald 15
B Flight    
Low Gross Kathleen Owen 58
Low Net Janice Holka 44
Low Putts None  
C Flight
Division Range of Handicaps
“Championship” 1-15
“A” Flight 16-18
“B” Flight 19-21
“C” Flight 22-35

LFWGA 9 Hole Handicaps

Date: 11/27/19

Home Course: LaFortune Front 9 (Red / Red)

Handicaps By Name:

Name Hcp Red Hcp Red
Anderson, Dev 18N 17N
Anderson, Suzanne 9N 9N
Bell, Marilyn 23J 22J
Blosser, Janet 17N 16N
Brannon, Marcia 21J 21J
Brickner, Robyn N/A N/A
Brill, Marilyn 20N 20N
Briner, Lesa 13N 12N
BROOKOVER, SUE 15N 15N
Brown, Pris 16N 16N
Bucher, Cindy 23J 22J
Cartwright, Rebekah N/A N/A
Christian, Anne 14N 13N
Colson, Diane 19N 19N
Corral, Angela  17N 17N
Dailey, Peggy 35J 34J
Davis, Jan 24J 23J
Demuth, Darlene 18N 18N
Doyle, Ellen 19N 18N
Drake, Cindy 14N 14N
Dudley, June 25J 24J
Eidt, Martie 19N 19N
Eshom, Gail 13N 12N
Fairchild, Jeannie 16N 15N
Fankhouser, Kathy 12N 12N
Ferguson, Janis 19N 19N
Fritts, Claudia 18N 17N
Goins, Brenda 20N 19N
Haglund, Jacqui 19N 19N
Hans, J 23J 22J
Harris, Priscilla 18N 18N
Hasswell-Thomason, Nancy 19N 19N
Hawkins, Tippy 20N 19N
Holka, Janice 19N 19N
Holt, Sherry 24J
  • Active: Eligible member who has paid current dues and wishes to play golf and be eligible for prizes.
  • Sustaining: A previous active member who wishes to receive Association information and/or attend the Awards Luncheon.
  • Section 2. PRIZES AND TOURNAMENTS: Only members in the Association with established handicaps and paid dues shall be eligible for prizes.

    ARTICLE III – DUES

    Section 1. The Executive Committee shall establish the annual budget and all dues, to be approved by the Board of Directors.

    Section 2. Dues are payable before the first play day of the current season and are not refundable after the start of league play.

    Section 3. Dues shall be reduced for those joining after September 1.

    ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS

    Section 1. MEETINGS: General membership meetings shall be scheduled as needed during the playing season for the purpose of conducting business and awarding prizes.

    Section 2. QUORUM: A quorum for a meeting shall consist of at least twenty-five percent (25%) of members in good standing. Issues will be decided by a majority vote of the quorum.

    ARTICLE V – OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION

    Section 1. COMPOSITION: The elected officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and shall be the Executive Committee. These Officers and the Committee Chairs shall comprise the Board of Directors, hereinafter referred to in these Bylaws as the Board. The immediate past President shall serve ex officio to the Executive Committee and the Board.

    Section 2. ADMINISTRATION:

    1. The Executive Committee shall be the governing body of the Association.
    2. The Executive Committee shall be the final arbitrator of disputes arising within the Association.

    Section 3. ELECTION:

    1. The Executive Committee shall appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of five (5) members with the Vice President as chairman. The Nominating Committee shall present a slate of candidates by email/mail thirty (30) days prior to the September meeting. A candidate shall have been a member of the Association for two (2) years. Nominations may be made from the floor upon consent of the nominee.
    2. The election of officers shall take place in September. If quorum is not met, email/mail vote by membership will be accepted until October 1. The term of office is for one (1) year and begins immediately following the Awards Luncheon which shall be held following the close of league play.

    Section 4. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS:

    1. The incoming Board shall meet with the outgoing Board as soon as possible after assuming office for the purpose of transferring files.
    2. The Board shall meet thereafter as required to adequately conduct the business of the Association.

    Section 5. QUORUM: A quorum of the Board shall consist of fifty-one percent (51%) of the members.

    Section 6. FINANCES:

    1. The Board shall approve an annual budget and dues. Authorized expenditures are those specified in the budget.
    2. Unbudgeted expenditures $50 and under shall be jointly approved by the President and Treasurer. Unbudgeted expenditures over $50 shall be approved by the Board.

    Section 7. HANDICAPS: Handicaps for members shall be handled by LaFortune Golf Course in accordance with USGA rules.

    ARTICLE VI – DUTIES

    Section 1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

    The Executive Committee shall:

    1. Present an annual budget and dues to the Board of Directors for approval.
    2. Designate the committees and appoint the committee chairs.
    3. Appoint a replacement upon the resignation of any Board member.
    4. Appoint a Nominating Committee.

    Section 2. OFFICERS:

    1. The President shall:
      1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of directors.
      2. Preside at all Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Membership meetings.
      3. Appoint special ad hoc committees as needed.
      4. Be an ex officio member of all committees.
    2. The Vice President shall:
      1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
      2. Assume the duties of the President in her absence.
      3. Become President if a vacancy in the office of President exists.
      4. Coordinate special events except tournaments.
      5. Serve as chair of the Nominating Committee.
    3. The Secretary shall:
      1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
      2. Take notes at all Executive Committee, Board and Membership meetings.
      3. Send cards and flowers when appropriate.
      4. Maintain master file of Board manual of responsibilities.
    4. The Treasurer shall:
      1. Be a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
      2. Collect and disburse all Association funds.
      3. Provide periodic reports.
      4. Monitor spending of all funds, both budgeted and unbudgeted, prior to expenditure.
      5. Prepare an annual report and make records available for annual audit.
      6. Prepare a proposed annual budget for Executive Committee.

    Section 3. COMMITTEES:

    1. The Sports Committee shall:
      1. Develop an annual schedule of play days in cooperation with the Sports Chairman of the 18-Holers’ Association and the Club Professionals.
      2. Buy and present awards for play days winners.
      3. Keep complete records for each play day.
      4. Assist in tournament arrangements when needed
      5. Post current handicaps monthly in accordance with USGA Rules.
      6. Annually select Most Improved Golfer.
    2. The Pairings Committee shall:
      1. Post a sign-up sheet for each play day.
      2. Make pairings and notify the players each week.
      3. Assist in tournament arrangements when needed.
    3. The Rules and Etiquette Committee shall:
      1. Inform the membership concerning golf rules and etiquette in accordance with USGA and local rules.
    4. The Yearbook Committee shall:
      1. Publish and distribute a yearbook to members.
      2. Retain copies of prior yearbooks.
    5. The Communications Committee shall:
      1. Update Association information on web site.
      2. Maintain master e-mail list.
      3. Send notices out to members as required.
    6. The Membership Committee shall:
      1.           1.      Meet with new members to welcome them and familiarize them with rules and procedures for play.
      2. Work with Pairings Committee to pair new members with established members.
    7. The Telephone Committee shall:
      1. Call all members to inform them of important information as directed by the President.
      2. Keep in touch with members who are ill or those who have missed several weeks of play.
    8. The Guest Day Committee shall:
      1. Arrange and direct the Guest Day Tournament.
    9. The Pars and Birdies Committee shall:
      1. Be responsible for par, birdie, eagle and hole-in-one awards.
    10. The Parliamentary Advisor shall:
      1. Act as advisor on parliamentary procedure during Association meetings.

    ARTICLE VII – DISSOLUTION

    Section l. In the event of dissolution, abandonment or termination of the Association, no income, contribution, or other revenue or funds shall inure to the benefit of any individual or of any group not affiliated with the sport of golf, and any and all assets then possessed by the Association, after current indebtedness has been paid, shall go and be delivered forthwith to the First Tee of Tulsa program, located at Mohawk Park Golf Course, Tulsa, Oklahoma, or to such other golf program for disadvantaged youth in the Tulsa area as may be deemed appropriate.

    ARTICLE VIII – PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

    The current edition of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all matters of procedure not otherwise covered by the Association Bylaws.

    ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS

    Section l. These Bylaws may be amended by any of the following methods:

    1. At any meeting of the Association, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of a quorum as established in Article IV, Section 2, of these Bylaws, provided the proposed amendments have been distributed to the members at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting date or have been read at the previous meeting.
    2. At any meeting of the Association, by unanimous vote, if not distributed previously as required in Section 1.A. of this Article.

    LWGA Hole Rules

    PLAYING TROUBLE SHOTS:

    • Side Hill – Ball Above Your Feet: Shorten grip, use open stance, play ball off right foot
    • Side Hill – Ball Below Your Feet: Stand closed to ball, close stance, play ball in center
    • Uphill Lie: Play ball forward of center, swing along slope, aim to right of target
    • Downhill Lie: Play ball back of center, aim to left of target
    • Trap-Explosion: Plant feet firmly, use a wider more open stance. Play ball off left foot. Hit sand an inch or two behind ball, and follow through completely
    • Trap-Chip: (When trap is shallow and ball is sitting well) Use an open stance, feet close together, play ball off right foot. Hit ball first
    • Playing Crosswind: Change target, use one more club that usual
    • Playing Downwind: Tee ball higher, use run-up shot to green, don’t pitch
    • Playing Headwind: Pitch to green, use two more clubs than usual
    • Playing out of Divot: Use plenty of wrist and hit down on ball
    • Deep Rough: Use from five to nine iron; don’t try to power ball

    GIMME PUTTS: (Following rule was adopted by LWGA 9-hole league on April, 2007)

    The only time a Gimme putt cannot be used is during a tournament or if you are putting for a PAR or BIRDIE or EAGLE!! You must putt the ball into the cup.

    A gimme putt is a putt that is 18” or less to the edge of the cup. To be eligible to use a gimme putt, your putter must be marked by one of the golf pros at either LaFortune or South Lakes golf course. To measure, rest the head of your putter inside the edge of the cup and if your ball is within the 18", then pick up your ball.  This is meant to speed up play. Be sure to count the "gimme" as a putt on your scorecard.

    If your putt is within the 18", you can say "that's a gimme" or another member of your group can say "that's good," and you may still attempt the putt. Once a putt is conceded, but the player decides to make the putt for practice and misses, it is still good. Remember, the whole point of gimme putts is to speed the pace of play, so try to limit these extra putts.

    (Rule 2-4. Concession of Next Stroke, Hole, or Match - This is a standard procedure, modeled after the Rules of Golf rule applicable to match play.)

    TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR GAME

    PACE OF PLAY - Keep players behind you happy

    ALL GOLFERS

    • Be on time and ready to play
    • Carry extra ball and tees in your pockets
    • Keep pace with the group in front of you
    • Play “ready” golf. If two people are on opposite sides of the fairway, both can hit their balls.
    • On Tee Boxes 2 - 9,  if you are running behind, go ahead and tee off as soon as you get to the Tee Box.  We do not use “honors” on the Tee Box
    • Leave two players on the green and move on to the next Tee Box – It is not necessary for all players to remain on the green until all have putted out
    • Record your score at the next hole - Move away from the green to allow players behind you to hit
    • When you walk or ride up to the green, please go around to the back of the green with your push carts or to the side of the next hole before putting - This allows the people behind you to go ahead and hit onto the green.
    • Put your club in your bag at the next stop if your group is behind and clean clubs and put head covers on at that time if this is your routine
    • Take extra clubs around the green for pitches, chips and putts to allow your cart partner to go ahead to park the cart
    • Drop your cart partner off at her ball and proceed to yours, when feasible, or walk to your ball while your cart partner is preparing for her shot
    • Take extra clubs with you to save a trip back to the cart on “Cart Path Only Days
    • If you hit your ball into the water, take a quick look and if you don’t see it, drop another ball to hit and move on.  After hitting one ball into the water, you may carry the ball across and drop on the other side of the hazard.  Example, if you are lying 2, and your third shot goes in the water, count 3 in, 4 out, plus 1 to carry over.  After dropping on the other side of the hazard, you are lying 5, hitting 6.  You may try to hit over a second time dropping a ball behind point of entry, but after two balls in the water, you must carry over.
    • If a player’s ball lands in a sand trap, the player could declare an unplayable lie and hit another ball from the same place before advancing.  The score would be counted the same as for a ball being hit into a water hazard – i.e., 1 in, 2 out, hitting 3.  The ball in the sand would be picked up as play progresses past the sand trap.
    • Sub-total your score on the next to last hole and be ready to total quickly when finished.  Compare your total with the person keeping the master card - This is really important if you are going on to play another 9 holes of golf.
    • Turn in score card and record Pars and Birdies after 9 holes of play, then proceed in a timely manner to next tee box. 

    Katie McKenzie's Golf Clinics at South Lakes and Lafortune

    March 28, 2012
    Sand Trap, using a Sand Wedge

    • Stand open to the flag
    • Dig in with feet
    • Club does not hit the ball; it hits an inch behind the ball (the sand propels the ball forward)
    • Club face is open, directed at hole
    • Follow thru with club so that it's in-line with the hole
    • The ball is lined up with your Right leg
    • The closer you are to the lip of the sand trap the more weight you need to put in your back leg. 

    Additions April 9, 2013

    • More of a full swing!
    • Practice – build a pyramid with ball on top and hit the sand making the pyramid get smaller – Helps work on intimidation of hitting the sand.

    Chipping, using a Pitching Wedge

    • You do not the benefit from a full swing! (HALF SWING)
    • Weight on left side (ahead of ball – BUT not too much weight should be in your front leg because you will make the club go more into the ground)
    • Hands ahead of ball (if you normally snap your wrists when you swing this will help limit that); don't change their position just rotate shoulders when swinging
    • Ball lines up with the back of your stance
    • Feet are pretty close together
    • Hit down and thru the shot
    • Eyes over the ball
    • The more open the club face, the higher the ball will go

    Additions April 9, 2013

    • There is not real RIGHT club to use for chipping – a 9-iron is used for more distance or a sand/pitching wedge gets more loft.
    • Difference between pitching and chipping – there is more of a FULL swing when pitching compared to chipping.
      • Look at this swing as a long putt, brush the top of the grass without bending arms.
      • Hips open
      • It is a balancing game with your feet (It has to work for YOU!)
      • Follow through with your swing

    April 4, 2012
    GPS: Grip, Posture, and Stance

    Grip

    • Hold club more in the fingers than palm
    • Right hand create a V with index finger and thumb; should line up with right shoulder
    • Three kinds of grips:
      • Baseball or ten finger
      • Overlapping
      • Interlocking
    • Right thumb does not touch any fingers; should be pointed right down the club

    Stance

    • Toes should line up with shoulders

    Posture

    • Club out in front of you
    • Butt out
    • Back straight
    • Knees bent
    • Thin shots=close to ground and Big shots=hitting the ground means your setup is off
    • Alignment
      • Lay down club or stick parallel with ball
      • Shoulders, hips, and feet should be parallel to stick/ball
      • Aim about 2 yards to the left of the flag
      • Drivers and 9 – Ball should line up with left heel
      • Irons – Ball should line up in the middle of stance

    April 11, 2012
    Hitting the Driver Longer and Straighter

    • Least lofty club besides putter
    • Lining the ball up in front of our stance aline with your left heel allows you to use the whole club face to get the ball in the air
    • Your alignment is slightly tilted (barely noticeable) to the right foot in your upper body, which helps sweep up the ball
    • Wide Stance
    • Weight distributed evenly in both legs
    • For me: bring the club back alittle bit, this will help me hit the ball straighter
    • Don't forget to FOLLOW-THROUGH...with feet and arms!

    April 8, 2013 (Lafortune)
    Putting

    • Distance and direction are KEY for putting!
    • Use just your shoulders – put a club under your armpits and bring hands together in front of you to make a triangle, swing shoulders and this is the movement you should feel.
    • We shoot from memory, so look at the hole from behind the ball.
    • The harder you hit a ball the less it will break.
    • Ladder Drill: Builds Confidence
      • Place three balls in varying distance from the hole.
      • Learn from each swing how the ball reacted to your force and what the ball did on the course –  Adjust!
    • Follow through with club face being straight
    • Using Tees:
      • Place a tee behind a ball and when about to swing bring the putter back to the tee to see how close you get – this is where you take notes and notice that when a ball is 10 feet from the hole you should bring the club back a certain distance to get the ball there.
      • Place two tees on either side of a ball helps you follow through and keep your putter straight thereby making the ball go straight.

    Elaine McDonald's Rules & Etiquette 2012

    No. 10 - Hitting across a frontal hazard (local rule): all flights.  To speed up play after hitting two balls into the water, you may carry the ball and drop on the other side.  If you do decide to try just one ball over the water,  you can drop on the other side BUT you count strokes as two in the water. Example: first shot in water, count it as 1, 2 is out, 3 is back in water, 4 is out, 5 is walking the ball to the other side and you are hitting 6.

    No. 18 - Hitting wrong ball. Anytime you hit a wrong ball, a two stroke penalty is incurred.

    No. 21 - Sand Trap hazard:  If your ball goes into a sand trap, it can be either hit out or treated like a water ball.  To treat it like a water ball, remove the ball from the sand and place it outside the sand trap in the line that it came into the sand trap.  The count would then be:  stroke 1 is hitting into trap, stroke 2 is removing ball, and stroke 3 is hitting the ball.

    No. 22 - Handicap Flag Policy:  When we have the use of the flag, we may drive the cart beyond the "no cart" sign and white painted line, BUT do not drive too close to green (20 ft or less). Do not go up to green and putt, (your partners may be able to help you with your cart), return to cart path and drive to green.  Park on the cart path or if not on the path, be sure you are parked behind the green.  We caution every driver to never drive over a curb and please not too close to the tee boxes.

    No. 23 - Out of Bounds:  It is stroke and distance, but to speed up play, drop ball two club lengths in bounds, from where the ball first went out of bounds.  Add two strokes.

    Sue Warner’s Rules & Etiquette 2010 & 2011

    Wrong Ball (15-3-b) If a player makes a stroke or strokes at a wrong ball, he incurs a penalty of two strokes.

    Putting Green:  Lifting and Cleaning Ball (16-1-b) A ball on the putting green may be lifted and, if desired, cleaned.  The position of the ball must be marked before it is lifted and the ball must be replaced.

    Flagstick Attended, Removed, or Held Up  (17-1) Before making a stroke from anywhere on the course, the player may have the flagstick attended, removed, or held up to indicate the position of the hole.

    Striking the Ball More than Once (14-4) If a player’s club strikes the ball more than once in the course of a stroke, the player must count the stroke and add a penalty stroke, making two strokes in all.

    Playing Moving Ball (14-5) A player must not make a stroke at his ball while it is moving.  When the ball begins to move only after the player has begun the stroke or the backward movement of his club for a stroke (as on a very windy day, for example), he incurs no penalty.

    Ball Moving in Water (14-6) When a ball is moving in water in a water hazard, the player may, without penalty, make a stroke, but he must not delay in making his stroke in order to allow the wind or current to improve the position of the ball.  A ball moving in water in a water hazard may be lifted if the player elects to count a penalty stroke.

    Substituted Ball – General (15-1) A player must hole out with the ball played from the teeing ground unless the ball is lost or out of bounds and the player has substituted another ball.

    Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions  (13-4) Before making a strike at a ball which is in a bunker or other hazard, the player shall not ground his club, touch or remove loose impediments (leaves, branches, stones, etc.), or smooth the sand

    Striking the Ball (14-1) The ball must be fairly struck at with the head of the club and must not be pushed, scraped, or spooned.

    Assistance (14-2-b) A player must not allow anyone to position himself on or close to an extension of the line of play or the line of path behind the ball.

    Artificial Device/Unusual Equipment (14-3) The player must not use any artificial device or unusual equipment that might assist him (a) in making a stroke or (b) for the purpose of gauging or measuring distance or conditions that might affect his play.

    Artificial devices/Unusual Equipment (14-3-c) A player may use the following to assist him in gripping his club: (1) Plain gloves may be worn, (2) Resin, powder, and drying or moisturizing agents may be used, and (3) A towel or handkerchief may be wrapped around the grip.  NOTE:  Players may use a device that measures or gauges the distance only.

    Identifying Ball (12-2) Each player should put an identification mark oh his ball.  If a player has  reason to believe a ball at rest is his, and it is necessary to lift the ball in order to identify it, he may do so without penalty.

    Improving Lie of Ball (13-2) A player must not improve the position or lie of his ball by pressing a club on the ground or moving, bending  or breaking anything growing or fixed.

    Building Stance (13-3) A player is entitled to place his feet firmly in taking his stance, but he must not build a stance.  (A stance consists of a player placing his feet in position for and preparatory to making a stroke.

    Provisional Ball (10-3) If a player plays a provisional ball or another ball from the teeing ground, he must do so after his opponents have made their tee shots.

    Teeing (11-1) When a player is putting a ball into play from the teeing ground, it must be played from within the teeing ground.  A player may stand outside the teeing ground to play the ball within it.

    Tee-Markers (11-2) Before a player makes his first shot with any ball on the teeing ground of the hole being played, the tee-markers are deemed to be fixed.  They may not be moved.

    Ball Falling off Tee (11-3) If a ball, when not in play, falls off a tee or is knocked off a tee by the player in addressing it, it may be re-teed without penalty.  However, if a stroke is made at the ball, whether the ball is moving or not, the stroke counts, but there is no penalty.

    Searching for Ball; Seeing ball (12-1)  In searching for his ball anywhere on the course, the player may touch or bend long grass, bushes, leaves, or the like, but only to the extent necessary to find and identify it, provided that this does not improve the lie of the ball, the area of his intended stance or swing, or his line of play.

    Advice (8-1) A player must not give advice to any of his competitors or receive advice from them.

    Indicating Line of Play (8-2-a)  Except on the putting green, a player may have the line of play indicated to him by anyone, but no one may be positioned on or close to the line when the stroke is being made.

    On the Putting Green (8-2-b) On the putting green the player or any of the other players may, before but not during the stroke, point out a line for putting.  A mark must not be placed anywhere to indicate a line for putting.

    Strokes Taken  (9-1) The number of strokes a player has taken includes any penalty strokes incurred.

    Practice before Competition/Tournament  (7-1-b) Before a round on any day of stroke play competition (a tournament), a competitor must not practice on the course or test the surface of any putting green on the course.

    Ball Unfit for Play (5-3) A ball is unfit for play if it is visibly cut, cracked, or out of shape.  A ball is not unfit for play solely because mud or other materials adhere to it, its surface is scratched or scraped, or its paint is damaged or discolored.

    Ball (6-5) The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player.  Each player should put an identification mark on his/her ball.  Hitting someone else’s ball is a two stroke penalty.

    Order of Play (10-2-b) After the players have started play of the hole, the ball farthest from the hole is played first.  If the balls are equidistant from the hole or their positions relative to the hole are not determinable, the ball to be played first should be determined by lot.

    Be sure to have your name on each of your clubs.  (Use those address labels that come in the mail.)  This way if you lose a club, it can be returned to you.  Also, identify your ball with your initials or something to prevent someone from hitting your ball by mistake.  This causes penalty strokes!

    Every swing you make with the intention of hitting the ball counts as a stroke.  Even if you swing and miss (whiff), it is a stroke.  This applies to putts as well as full swings.

    A ball can only be lifted and cleaned when it is on the putting green. The position of the ball must be marked first and the ball replaced after it is cleaned.  (Rule 16 – 1b)

    Remain quiet while others are hitting or putting.

    Undue delay;  Slow play.  A player must play without undue delay and in accordance with pace of play guidelines.  Move briskly, and if you’re chatting, keep walking.  A hole should take no longer than 12-15 minutes to play.

    Be sure to check in at the Pro Shop at least 30 minutes before your tee time and be ready to play.  Call the Pro Shop and someone in your foursome if you can’t play so people won’t be waiting for you.

    Our group will play “Winter Rules” during the entire season.  This means you may improve your lie by moving your ball (in the fairway) with the club head only, no more than 6 inches but no closer to the hole.  You may not move your ball if it’s in the rough, a sand trap, on the green, or from behind an obstruction.

    Some players hit farther than others.  In order to move play along, if you know you will not hit into the group in front of you, go ahead and hit your ball.  If for any reason you think you might hit into the group in front of you, wait.

    Sue Warner’s Rules & Etiquette 2009

    To keep play moving, putt now and score later.  After completing a hole, move ahead to the next tee box before writing down your score.

    The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player.  Each player should put an identification mark on her ball.

    The use of cell phones on the golf course can be a distraction to the other players and should be limited to emergency calls only.

    Help your playing partners by watching the flight of their balls, especially off the tee.  Using a visual marker, such as a tree or bush, to remember where the ball landed will help your group find the ball quickly.

    You may not ground your club or touch any part of the bunker with your club during set up or back swing.  This is a 2-stroke penalty. 

    WHO’S AWAY?  The player who is farthest from the hole has the right to play first – even if that player is on the green and someone else is off the green.

    Players should play at a good pace.  It is the group’s responsibility to keep up with the group in front, not ahead of the group behind them.

    When a player’s ball is in a hazard (sand trap), a stone lying in or touching the hazard may not be moved.

    A player must hole out with the same ball that she played from the tee box unless the ball is lost or out of bounds.  (This means no substituting an old ball to get over the water!)

    “Gimme” putts are not free!  They are to be counted as a stroke, the same as if the player actually struck the ball.  Also, “gimme” putts cannot be used during a tournament. 

    If a ball lands in casual water (such as a puddle from rain or the sprinkler system) a player may move the ball (no closer to the hole) without penalty.

    Pat Swift’s Rules & Etiquette 2007

    Rule 18-5:  If your ball is accidentally moved on the green by another player’s ball, you must replace it to its original position.

    Rule 19-5: The other player plays her ball where it came to rest.

    Rule 28: Unplayable Lie:  If a player deems her ball to be unplayable, one option is to drop a ball within two clubs length of the spot where the ball lay, but not nearer the hole, with one-stroke penalty.

    Rule 4-4: A player must have no more than 14 clubs in her bag during a round of golf.

    Rule 19-4: If your chip shot should fall short of the hole after it hits a club of another player who left it lying half on and half off the green, neither player incurs a penalty.  It’s your responsibility to check for any obstructions.  You must play your ball where it came to rest.

    Rule 25-2: If your ball comes to rest in the fairway in mud or casual water, you may take relief by locating the nearest unsaturated area and drop, without penalty, one club-length.

    Rule 24-2:  Immovable obstruction - Definition:  anything artificial that is in bounds and is not easily moved.  Examples:  Cart paths, electric power boxes, maintenance sheds, ball washer, etc.  If your ball is on the obstruction, or stance or swing is interfered with, you may take a drop, without penalty, within one club length of the nearest point of relief.

    Rule 25.1: Water in bunker - Drop the ball in the bunker without penalty.  Or drop the ball outside the bunker, in line where the ball lay, with a one stroke penalty.

    If a player’s club strikes the ball more than once in the course of a stroke, the player must count the stroke and add a penalty stroke, making two strokes in all.

    Whoever finishes putting first should pick up the flag stick and be ready to put it back in the cub when the last person has holed her put.

    Boundaries:  If any part of your ball touches a hazard line, it’s in the hazard.  Same goes for the putting green and tee box area.  But, a ball must be completely out-of-bounds or it’s still in bounds.

    A ball is considered lost when it is not found by anyone within five minutes of searching.  The penalty for lost ball is a stroke plus distance.  If you go back to the original place the ball was struck, it is a one stroke penalty. If you drop a ball and hit from the place you thought it was lost then the distance becomes one stroke, therefore, if you do this it is a two stroke penalty.

    To speed pace of play, after hitting one ball into the water, you may carry the ball across and drop on the other side of the hazard.  Example, if you are lying 2, and your third shot goes in the water, count 3 in, 4 out, plus 1 to carry over.  After dropping on the other side of the hazard, you are lying 5, hitting 6.  You may try to hit over a second time dropping a ball behind point of entry, but after two balls in the water, you must carry over.

    A ball barely touching the green is on the green.

    You cannot repair a divot in the fairway or rough if it is in your line of play.

    To keep things moving, putt now, score later.  After completing a hole, move ahead to the next tee box before writing down your score.

    Doris Jenkins’ Rules & Etiquette 2006

    Question:
    If there are several twosomes behind you, does a foursome have the right away?

    Answer:
    I talked to Pat at LaFortune and he said the two twosomes should make a foursome. But in the event that you do have more than one twosome behind you, as long as you keep moving, you should not have to let them play through.  If you let more than one twosome play through, you would be so far behind that it would not be practical.

    Be on Time (arrive 30 minutes early).

    If a ball, when not in play, falls off a tee or is knocked off the tee by the player addressing it, it may be re-teed without penalty.  However, if a stroke is made at the ball, the stroke counts.

    If a competitor makes a stroke or strokes at the wrong ball (that is not in a hazard) he incurs a penalty of two strokes.