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2017 Season

Last updated: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 5:47 PM

 

 

 

 RATES:

This e-mail is primarily for those golfers who sign up at the empress mail room or with Carl Visscher by phone or e-mail visscherc@aol.com . Players who do not sign up at the empress can sign up at islandia i mail room or with Roy Montana mamawello@hotmail.com .

Men, women, 18 hole golfers, 9 hole golfers, singles, partners, etc. Are all welcome.

South island Golfers 2017 golf season information is below:

Tuesdays at Gator Trace

This season South Island Golfers will be playing at Gator Trace on Tuesdays with tee times starting at 9 am.  18 hole golfers meet in the Islandia I parking lot at 8 am. 

The Tuesday rate at Gator Trace is as follows:

As of April 17th the 18-hole rate will be $30.00 but does not include bagboy tips.

9-hole rate will be $20.00 which includes greens fees, cart, tax, but does not include bagboy tips. Nine holers pay Gator trace and bag boys directly.

Cash or checks made out to South Island Golfers. 

Fridays at Gator Trace

Fridays tee times will start at 8:30 am.  Fridays golf groups will have set tee times and drivers will arrange to pick up players.  

Players who do not stay for lunch must provide their own transportation.

As of January 1st the rate for Fridays at Gator Trace will be:

$30 for 18 holes which includes greens fees, cart, and tax. This rate does not include bag boy tips and there are no prizes.

$20.00 for 9 holes which includes greens fees, cart, tax. This rate does not include bag boy tips and there are no prizes.

Fridays at Indian Hills

18 hole golfers can play on Fridays at Indian Hills with tee times starting at 11am.  Meet in the Islandia I parking lot at 10 am. 

As of April 7, 2017 the rate goes to $33 which will include greens fees, bag boy tips, taxes, and prizes. Cash or checks made out to South Island Golfers. Price subject to change.

Sign up at Islandia I mail room, with Roy Montana or Carl Visscher for Friday golf at Indian Hills.  

Contact Carl Visscher visscherc@aol.com or
Roy Montana mamawello@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

Thanks.

Carl, Roy, Bert, Dave & Jerry

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CLICK HERE to see the driving record for the 2016-2017 season.

Driving: To set expectations, you should plan on driving approximately once every three times you play. We tracked the drivers last season and the average was 30%. Some people have driven as much as 40-50% of the time and frankly step up more than they should. Others are below, and in some cases significantly below the average. Please keep this in mind, and sign up to drive when you can. It sure can take an uncomfortable task off of the coordinators. Thanks.

To review/print the Men's signup sheet with player telephone numbers

To review/print the Women's signup sheet with player numbers

CLICK HERE to access the league roster

CLICK HERE to access individual handicaps

WEB BASED HANDICAP SYSTEM

During the season we will keep track of and post player handicaps. If you can't drop your cards off in the Islandia I mailroom after a round, just drop me an e-mail with course name, player names, date, and scores and they will be added to the handicap program.

This season, we will be using the same web based handicap system. It allows members to have access to the league handicaps, and also allows them to update their scores online. To get to the league roster, the web address is http://hsadmin.golfsoftware.net/golfer/playerspublicview.aspx?club=15565 (Active as of 12/31/2016)

Once on this page you can click to view the current handicap records. If you find a score missing or incorrect, you can change your records by signing onto your individual record.

To sign on you enter the league number 15565 with your individual ID (example: 15565xxx where xxx is your three digit ID code from the roster). You can then edit an existing score, or add a missing one, or even add a golf course and tee if we don't yet have it on the system. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

The handicap system is available now through the last week of April. We subscribe to this systems for the primary months of the season on a monthly subscription basis, so it will not be available from end of April through December. In January we will resubscribe and the handicaps from this year will carry over into the 2018 season. Scores from November 2017 and December 2017 have been entered.

Bert McConnell

golphinut@gmail.com

The March 17, 2017 South Islandia Golfers scramble at Gator Trace was again a great success with 54 players and a total of 56 people for lunch. Gator Trace did an outstanding job and we look forward to returning next year for furture scrambles for the South Island Golfers league.

The winning scores for the day were recorded by -

First Place was Team #4 with Joe Bommarito, Fred Reidell, George Furello, and George Ihler with a net score of 54.

Second place was a tie with two teams at net score of 55. The tie was broken with a match of cards starting at the most difficult hole and required a match of NINE holes before the tie was broken. The results were:

Second place was Team 13 with Tom Faulkner, Bonnie Faulkner, Sean Faulkner and Allison Wakenight with a net score of 55.

Third place was Team12 with Vito Longo, Giovanna Longo, Jim Hegedus, and Julie Hegedus with a net score of 55.

CLICK HERE for pictures from the luncheon (Click on the three verticle dots in the top right and select slide show for best viewing)

CLICK HERE for by Team Results

CLICK HERE for Team Score Card results

CLICK HERE for an analysis of the easiest and most difficult holes of the day.

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The February 17, 2017 South Islandia Golfers scramble at Gator Trace was a great success with 57 players and a total of 59 people for lunch. Gator Trace did its usual outstanding job and we look forward to returning for the second and last scramble of the year on March 17, 2017.

The winning scores for the day were recorded by -

Team 10 with Bill Allin, Joan Sinnar, and Don Allin with a net score of 54

Team 11 with Vito Longo, Giovanna Longo, Fred Reidell, and Joe Bommarito with a net score of 55

Team5 with Jim Madden, Marion Madden, Nick DiMartini, and Pat Mulhern with a net score of 56

CLICK HERE for pictures from the luncheon (Click on the three verticle dots in the top right and select slide show for best viewing)

CLICK HERE for by Team Results

CLICK HERE for Team Score Card results

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SOUTH ISLAND AMBROSE SCRAMBLE BASICS ARE: EACH GOLFER MUST HIT TWO DRIVES PER ROUND, GOLFER WHO'S SHOT IS SELECTED STEPS ASIDE FOR THE NEXT SHOT, EACH ELIGIBLE GOLFER THEN HITS FROM THE SELECTED SITE, CONTINUE THIS PROCESS UNTIL THE BALL REACHES THE GREEN THEN ALL GOLFERS PUTT UNTIL BALL IS IN THE CUP (ABSOLUTELY NO GIMMES).  TEAMS WILL BE GIVE A TEAM HANDICAP BASED ON YOUR PREVIOUS SCORES REPORTED TO US OR YOU SUBMIT AN ESTABLISHED HANDICAP.  ALL HANDICAPS WILL BE BASED ON PLAYING FROM THE RED TEES TO HELP MAKE THE PLAY MORE EFFICIENT AND ALL SCORES MORE EQUITABLE.  WE SUGGEST ALL GOLFERS THEREFORE PLAY FROM THE RED TEES.

 

CONTACT CARL VISSCHER OR ROY MONTANA IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

CLICK HERE for the Ambrose Scramble Rules.

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Golf Handicap FAQ: What is Equitable Stroke Control?

From Brent Kelley,Your Guide to Golf

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is the system put in place by the USGA to eliminate the effect of "disaster holes." You know, that one hole per round where you put three balls in the water and then 5-putt. It's also a way to combat those pernicious sandbaggers who intentionally blow up on a hole in order to raise their handicaps.

Equitable Stroke Control puts a limit on the number of strokes you can write down on the scorecard for any one hole, based on your course handicap. For example, on that one disaster hole you might have taken 14 strokes (get to the practice range, buddy!) to get the ball in the cup. But based on your course handicap, ESC might require you to post only a "7" on the scorecard you turn in. Taking the "14" might throw your handicap index out of whack. And remember, the handicap index is not meant to reflect your average score, it's meant to reflect your best potential.

To determine the Equitable Stroke Control limits for your round, you must first know your course handicap. Once you've determined your course handicap, you can check the chart down below (which should also be available at golf courses) to determine the ESC limits.

Of course, if you have not yet established a handicap index, then you can't determine a course handicap. And without a course handicap, you can't determine ESC. But in order to establish a handicap index, you must turn in adjusted gross scores, which requires knowing a course handicap. What gives?

Don't worry, the USGA knows what to do. If you do not yet have a handicap index, then use the maximum allowable handicaps to determine course handicap and ESC. For men, that means using 36.4 as a handicap index, and for women, 40.4.

Here is the chart that shows Equitable Stroke Control limits:

Equitable Stroke Control Chart
Course Handicap Maximum Score

Handicap
Maximum
0-9
Double Bogey
10-19
7
20-29
8
30-39
9
40 or more
10

Note: The maximums apply to all holes, including par threes.