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Score Posting

TGA Members,

We’ve certainly been fortunate that the courses have been able to stay open, and that we’re out and getting rounds in. 

People are doing a good job of getting their scores in each day, and it seems that we have a good handle on the GHIN app for smartphone and tablets, and the GHIN website. Many of us are taking advantage of the hole by hole posting so we can look back at some of our statistics. 

The officers would like to make some recommendations. 

The World Handicap System is intended for use at all levels, even casual play. Please continue posting all the rounds you play, and if you play nine, post nine; the system will hold it until you either have a second nine hole round to combine, or you play 20 full rounds.

Have more than one player in your group keep a card for everyone in the group. Check at the next tee that you’ve got the correct scores, again at the turn, and at the end. You of course can keep a card so you have something with you when you get home to post. It may also be useful to keep scorecards that are part of your past 20 rounds. 

In the interests of safety during the COVID-19 crisis, the CGA has said that we can shut the kiosk down. That will help the Tanglewood staff, as they’ll have one less thing that they’ll need to keep clean. You can post from a smartphone or tablet using the GHIN app, or from a computer at the GHIN website. The USGA recommends that you post your scores using the hole by hole posting method. It is quick, easy, will make any adjustments needed for maximum allowable score (net double bogey) and will take care of adding the score for you.

Finally, if one of your playing partners sweeps your ball back to you, the Rules of Handicapping, Section II, Rule 3-3 addresses what score you should record for handicap purposes. That will be the lesser of net double bogey, or your most likely score. If your ball is within 5 feet, your most likely score is one additional stroke. 

If you have any questions or issues, feel free to contact any of the TGA officers. 

Stay safe, and keep on enjoying our great courses. 

April 18 KISS tournament postponed

Hayes sent this out a little while ago;

There is no getting around it, CORVID-19 has affected all the major golf tours; PGA, LPGA, European PGA and now the TGA.  Unfortunately, we are postponing the Keep It Simple Sandbaggers tournament scheduled for April 18th  and will try to reschedule it for later in the year.  This step is required as we support Tanglewood in staying in compliance with both Forsyth County and State executive orders regarding holding organized events and keeping gatherings under 10 people.

In lieu of having an event, I would encourage everyone to fill up the course by putting together your own foursomes, getting a tee time and coming out to play.  The Championship Course is really coming into great shape with the warm weather so come on out and play.  We should be able to book team times a couple of days earlier than normal before the tee times are released to the general public.  I will confirm that in the morning and let you know when we can start making the times.

The important thing we need to remember is that, as of now, we still have the option to play golf and we, as an association and as individuals, need to do our part to be able to keep that option available.  Remember that social distancing should be practiced at all times but especially while we are at the course.  This includes not only on the course but both before and after our rounds.  By not following the rules, we run the risk of taking away a privilege that we all can use during this stressful period.

We are reviewing the schedule and will work with the Tanglewood staff to see what we can do to optimize our tournament opportunities for the rest of the year, but for now, let’s enjoy the chance we have to play golf and see our friends.

More updates to come soon.

Stay safe!

Hayes Smith