2017 Season News & Notes

Senior Club Championship

Like the Open Club Championship, the 2017 Senior Championship was decided by extra holes.  Both Dale Burgess and Art Haddad completed regulation play tied with each under par.  Art Haddad prevailed on the second playoff hole to claim the 2017 Championship.  Congratulations to Art and Dale in an epic match!


Club Championship

Congratulations to Scott Cruff in his victory over defending Champion Andy Stock.  The final match required two extra holes to determine the winner as the finalists battled down the stretch in regulation.


One down on the 16th tee, Andy Stock converted a birdie to even the match.  On 17 with both players in the left green side bunkers, Cruff converted his par to go back up one.  Andy Stock drained a crucial par putt on 18 after Cruff found tree trouble off the tee and had to settle for a bogey. 

Both players took bogey on the first playoff hole on #1.  Cruff's tee shot on the fifth hole landed about 12 feet from the hole while Stock was stymied with a fast cross green chip from above the right hand bunker.  Cruff sealed the victory with a two put par.

In the consolation match, Jim Tierney bested Howie Busse.

Thanks to all participants for your support of this event.

Season Long Match Play
  • Round of 8 Matches are published on the Match Play tab.

Divots and Ball Marks (in other words…things many ignore but shouldn’t)

CSGA One Day Tournaments are a great opportunity to compete at different courses across the state.  Check out the schedule hereImportant Renewal Procedures

Here's a quick screencast video to demonstrate the process.
Please follow these steps to renew your membership:

  1. Login using your email address you registered with last year.  If you have never logged in, use the "Forgot Password" link near the sign in box to receive a new password.
  2. After logging in, click View Profile, you will see a message that you are already a member - click on "Edit your member profile".  Review and update your contact information if necessary - do not modify your GHIN or local number.
  3. Confirm or modify your membership level and continue through to payment.
  4. Remember your login information and use it to sign up for events throughout the season.
Gold Tee Player Eligibility for 2017

The RPMC Board reviews various aspects of the club operations and policies and will make changes from time to time.  The policy to allow players to use the Gold Tees was implemented a few years ago to permit maximum participation in our events.  This should be seen as an accommodation for eligible players and not an advantage.  Accordingly, after reviewing results from 2016 and discussion among the Board the eligibility criteria remain:

  • Players of Minimum Age of 65 years
  • GOLD Course Minimum Handicap of 22 (Index of 21.4)

Equitable Stroke Control & Posting Scores

Once in a while during a round, there may be one or two holes that can just make a mess of your scorecard.  If you don't believe it, play in the Danbury Amateur or watch the 8th or 15th holes during the event.   A loose swing here, rinse a ball there, trouble in the bunker, three-jack on the green and all of a sudden it's a big number on the card.

Equitable Stroke Control is a procedure for adjusting your gross score for posting.  This procedure places a maximum on the score recorded for any hole.  First convert your handicap index to the COURSE HANDICAP.  This can be done through the course handicap charts at the golf course, the GHIN app or by the following calculation HcpIndex x Course Tee Slope/113 and round accordingly.  For example, an index of 11.7 converts to a COURSE HANDICAP on the WHITE TEES of 14.  Using ESC for a COURSE HANDICAP of 14 is 7.  So any score higher than a 7 should be reduced to a 7 for posting purposes.


 Course Handicap
Max Score
 9 or less  Double Bogey
 10 through 19 7
20 through 29
8
 30 through 39
9
 40 and higher
10


2017 Full Schedule

Upcoming events

Membership

We welcome golfers of all experience levels to join us for our friendly competitions throughout the season.  Memberships are available for participation in all tournaments, handicap only and major events and a discounted rate for new players under 30.

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