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.

2019 Season Wrap Up

With the 2019 season complete, the RPMC had a great year.  Membership stood at 337 (236 Full, 77 Associate, 24 U30).  We encourage membership for anyone in the Danbury area so if you meet other golfers not in the club – make them aware of RPMC and refer them to the website (rpmc.net) for more information.

The treasury should be stable heading into 2020.   Over the course of the year, there was $51,605 in income through membership and event entry fees.  After expenses including tournament payouts, meals, trophies, RPGC staff gratuities and administrative expenses, we’ll roll over approximately $2000.

Congratulations to the 2019 Champions

  • Andy Stock took the Club Champion for the 4th time, defeating Stephen Karig for the second straight year.

  • Jim Tierney (2018 Runner Up) bested Frank Lamberti in the Senior Club Championship.
     
  • Jesse Greene and Tucker Keating outlasted all flight winners to capture the Member-Member.
  • In the 2019 Two Man Match Play, Chuck Hansen and Frank Kunst prevailed over Jim Gradt and George Richardson.

Omaha Points Challenge

Thanks to Dave Lajoie, Owner of Omaha Beef for sponsoring a season long points race.  Doug Plaskett took the first place, followed by Art Haddad and Taylor Abbot. Full final standings are posted in the Tee Times and Results panel.

Grateful Appreciation

Thanks to the Richter Park Authority for their support of the RPMC;  RPGC Pros Jonathan Pinto and Joe Forget; Superintendent Rob Dorsch and crew for transforming the course from the rough spring conditions; Tracey Kydes and CafĂ© on the Green staff for their service and hospitality throughout the year.

2020 RPMC Officers and Board

President: Jesse Greene
Vice President: Tucker Keating
Secretary: Joe Capirichio
Treasurer: Peter Walz
Members: Dave Lajoie, Kevin Nadeau, Pete Siecienski, Russell Lopez

New Handicap System Arrives in January 2020

Coming in 2020 is the new World Golf Handicap System – there are some interesting changes – learn more on the USGA site


Your RPMC Board

Important 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 2019

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


Upcoming events

No upcoming events

2019 Rules Changes

Check out some of these sources for an overview of the changes:

Richter Park Men's Club is a non-profit social organization for the purpose of promoting the game of golf through friendly competitions hosted at the renowned Richter Park Golf Course 100 Aunt Hack Rd, Danbury, CT 06811

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