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New Rule - Pin can stay in so In or Out? 
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for great deals on great Northern Cal courses!
 
sung by Toby Keith
 
If you like to play golf,
we currently have 4 golf activity groups in our branch. 
 
For further information, click on the following links.   
 
Tuesday & Friday - weekly
 
Thursday - weekly
 
Tuesday - weekly
 
3rd Thursday of month
 
 
NCGA Membership Info
Northern California Golf Association Membership is a valuable affiliation even if you are a duffer. Membership offers : Establishing and maintenance of your personal handicap, various golfing and travel discounts, an informative and attractive quarterly golf magazine.
 
Membership through SIRS is a real value. 2019 regular annual membership is only $39 to renew and $49 if you are a new member. If you are an existing NCGA member with a different organization, you can transfer to our branch group and save some money. I have never heard of a lower priced entry into this association than through SIRS.  
 
The Branch 128 NCGA Representative is Dan Poulin dan.poulin@comcast.net if you need more info. 
 
 
 
 
 
GOLF VALUE BOOK?
 
They are not going to print the books this year. They have gone digital, so you can buy packs or individual coupon's. If anyone is interested have them go to www.2for1golf.com and purchase coupon's.
 
Dick Marsh and Fred Moir Practicing Their Drives!
 
 
 
Golf rule changes for ALL Branch 128 Seniors

 
Rule 1.a.5
A ball sliced or hooked into the rough shall be lifted and placed on the fairway at a point equal to the distance it carried or rolled into the rough with no penalty. 
The senior should not be penalized for tall grass which ground keepers failed to mow.
 
Rule 2.d.6 (B)
A ball hitting a tree shall be deemed not to have hit the tree. This is simply bad luck and luck has no place in a scientific game. 
The senior player must estimate the distance the ball would have travelled if it had not hit the tree and play the ball from there.
 
Rule 3.B.3(G)
There shall be no such thing as a lost ball. The missing ball is on or near the course and will eventually be found and pocketed by someone else, making it a stolen ball. 
The senior is not to compound the felony by charging himself or herself with a penalty.
 
Rule 4.c.7(h)
 
If a putt passes over a hole without dropping, it is deemed to have dropped.  The Law of Gravity supersedes the Rules of Golf.
 
Rule 5
A putt that stops close enough to the cup that could be blown in, may be blown in. This does not apply to balls more than three inches from the hole.
No one wants to make a travesty of the game.
 
Rule 6.a.9(k)
There is no penalty for so-called "out of bounds." If penny-pinching golf course owners bought sufficient land, this would not occur.
The senior golfer deserves an apology, not a penalty.
 
Rule 7..G.15(z)
There is no penalty for a ball in a water hazard, as golf balls should float.  
Senior golfers should not be penalized for manufacturers’ shortcomings.

Rule 8.k.9( S)
Advertisements claim that golf scores can be improved by purchasing new golf equipment. 
Since this is financially impractical for many senior  golfers, one-half stroke per hole may be subtracted for using old equipment.
 
Please advise all your senior friends of these important rule changes.  They are written big enough that most of you should be able to read them!
 
special thanks to Sir Bill Utikal for passing along this information
 

 
You can also usually find some interesting golf outing events planned by our state golf organization.  
 
 

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How to Putt Over Goose S#!t
(thanks to Bill Utikal)
 
Local Golf Charity Events Worthy Of Your Support!
 

 
 
Some Photos of illustrious members of our branch Golf Group!
Dick Marsh & Don Haywood Discussing the Deplorable State of Golf Fashion! Fred Moir & Dick  Marsh at Metropolitan Struttin their Stuff!
Dick, Dan, Ernie & Fred Enjoying The Moment!