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.

June News and Notes

Want to Get Away?

While we have gem in Richter Park, it's always nice to play elsewhere. You may be familiar with the Golf Channel Am Tour, however the COVID pandemic has sidelined it for the season. In it's place is the US Am Tour and the local tour is NYC/Hudson Valley.

For $99 membership which is good until Sept 2021, you can play in both regional and national events.

Additional information and membership registration can be found at the following link:

https://www.usamtour.com/amateur/programs/usamtour/index.html


TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS

Tournament entries are filling up quickly and each event has had waiting lists this season. The golf course has a limited number carts and they must be thoroughly sanitized after each round so we must maintain the field size to what the course staff can reasonably accommodate. 

TRANSPORTATION
When registering for an event, if you select that you're walking - you will be walking.  The tee sheet is organized to put groups out that are all riding first with walkers/lower rider percentage groups toward the back to accommodate the cart turnover. Kindly remain committed to your transportation choice.

MEMBER-MEMBER
Additional details to follow but this is tentatively scheduled for August 8th and 9th.  Tentative format will be Two Man Better Ball over 36 holes (18 holes each on Saturday and Sunday) - Match Play could be an option pending revised guidance on social distancing.  Entry fee is TBD but will be reflective of the input from the survey - no Friday Dinner and a modest awards luncheon on Sunday.  Skins will be included in the entry fee. There will not be parimutuel betting.  More info to come as planning proceeds for the event.

SCHEDULE CHANGES
Several schedule changes have been made due to the pandemic.  Notably, the cancelled two man (from 5/3) will now be played on 6/28 (orginally M-M weekend)
7/26 event will move to 7/19 for the Danbury Amateur.
Dan Am is now scheduled for 7/25-26
Member-Member is 8/8-9
Club Championships have shifted as well.

MEMORIALIZING PAST MEMBERS
The last event of the season will be designated as a Memorial tournament to remember and honor members who have played their final round.  If you have the name of a member to be honored, please forward it and any memorable quotes and/or anecdote to richterparkmensclub@gmail.com.  The collection will be published on the website and presented to the membership at the fall meeting following the event.

    2020 RPMC Officers and Board

    President: Frank Kunst
    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

    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


    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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