MAXIMUM SCORE – For Day’s Play only (does not include CWGA Tournaments), a player’s score for each hole is capped at a maximum of 9 strokes. A player who does not complete a hole (“picks up”) will not be disqualified but will get the maximum score for the hole. Players are encouraged to pick up when they have reached the maximum score. For handicap purposes, a player must post their actual score or, if they pick up and do not complete the hole, must post the most likely score but may not post more than their equitable stroke control (ESC) for the hole.

PENALTY AREAS (Including former water hazards) – A penalty area is any body of water on the course and other parts of the course defined by the Golf Club as a penalty area and shall be played as red staked penalty areas whether marked with a stake or not. If it is known or virtually certain a ball is in the penalty area on any hole, the player has these options, each for one penalty stroke: Take relief under Rule 17.1 or as an extra option, drop the original ball or another ball in the dropping zone only when the dropping zone has been clearly marked by a white circle or tee markers. The dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3. If no dropping zone has been marked, players may only take relief under Rule 17.1.

ADDITIONAL OPTION FOR LOST BALL OR BALL OUT OF BOUNDS – When a player’s ball has not been found or it is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may drop a ball, for two penalty strokes, in an “appropriately determined relief area” that is in an area between the point where the ball is estimated to have come to rest or gone out of bounds and the edge of the fairway of the hole being played, that is in the general area, and not nearer the hole. But, the player may not use this option if the ball has come to rest in a penalty area, for an unplayable ball, or if the player has played a provisional ball under stroke and distance.

PRACTICE – Rule 5.2b is modified in this way: A player may practice on the competition course before or between rounds.


MOWER RUTS – In the general area, areas of deep ruts and damage caused by mower tires are treated as ground under repair from which relief is allowed under Rule 16.1b. Areas of mud which do not have deep mower ruts are not considered ground under repair unless marked as such.

PREFERRED LIES (Winter Rules) – If adverse course conditions make parts of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the Head Golf Professional may determine “preferred lies” or “winter rules” to be in effect to promote fair play or help protect the course. Under this rule, when a player’s ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less on any hole, the player may take free relief and play the ball by placing the original ball or another ball no more than 6 inches from the spot of the original ball no nearer the hole. The ball must be placed in the general area and may be cleaned while lifted.

EMBEDDED BALL – In accordance with Rule 16.3 Embedded Ball, when a player’s ball lies anywhere in the general area in its own pitch-mark made as a result of the player’s previous stroke and any part of the ball is below the level of the ground, the ball is determined to be embedded. A ball does not necessarily have to touch soil to be embedded (for example, grass and loose impediments may be between the ball and the soil). The reference point for taking relief is the spot right behind where the ball is embedded. A ball must be dropped in and come to rest within one club-length from the reference point, not nearer the hole and in the general area.

Welcome CWGA ladies to our Winter Luncheons!

We are so excited to get to know all our new members this year and visit with our returning members!  Our next luncheon is on February 21st and will start at 11:30 at The Turn.

Food choices are as follows:

*   Tuna sandwich   *** February “Special of the Day” includes wine/$9.50

*   Turkey cranberry sandwich
*   Chicken salad sandwich
*   Vegie wrap
*   Salad – either tuna or chicken

*    Soup of the day – minestrone

The cost will be $8 for sandwiches which includes either potato salad or chips.  The Turn will have our orders ready for us at 11:30.  You will find your pre-ordered lunch on the serving table with your name and the dollar amount attached.  All you’ll have to do is go to the counter and pay for your lunch.

DUE TO RECENT CHANGES:  If you have not RSVP’ed with your order, prefer to order off the menu, or have special dietary needs, you may order AFTER the pre-ordered lunches have been served and paid for – THANK YOU!

Please email your RSVP to Janet by Monday evening, February 18th, with your food choice and if you want potato salad or chips with a sandwich order.  I will submit everyone’s order on the 19th.

Please come and mingle with our new members before the start of the upcoming golf season.  We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!

RSVP by February 18th  to Janet Ferguson: