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 News & Notes

Schedule Update...
The schedule has been updated to move the Senior Club Championship to the end of September.  The 9/29 4 man event has been moved up to 9/15.  

ICYMI at the Opening Meeting...

  • Omaha Beef is sponsoring a points challenge for the 2019 season.  Points are earned through participation and event results. 
    • Participation points:
      • Standard event: 10 points
      • Match Play: 30 points
      • Lasker: 25 points
      • Ryder Cup: 25 points
      • Member/Member & Member/Guest: 50 points
    • Results points: 
      • 2 x multiplier on payout for 1st place
      • 1.5 x multiplier on payout for 2nd place
      • 1 x multiplier on all other payouts

  • Local rule for ball lost or out of bounds will be in effect for most events (Member/Member, club championships excepted) whereby a player may take relief (and 2 strokes) to the nearest point in the fairway not nearer the hole where the ball is believed to have been lost or crossed the out of bounds margin.  As an example, this rule could be applied to a ball hit over the rock wall on #1 or on #4 for a ball OOB to the right.    

2019 Rules...
We don't need no stinking rules!!!  Oh yes we do and there are several changes for 2019.  Check out the gadget on the upper right for some useful resources for the changes.

Thank you for your continued support!

Your RPMC Board

Frank Kunst - President
Jesse Greene - Vice President
Peter Walz - Treasurer
Joe Capirichio - Secretary
Tucker Keating
David Lajoie
Russell Lopez
Pete Siecienski

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

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
 30 through 39
 40 and higher

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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