Standing Rules

 

Duration of Season

The season shall start in September and end in June.  This will created ten (10) events.

 

Fees

  1. PDCGC Monthly Tournament Entry Fee shall be the green fee plus $20.00 for prize for members.
  2. Membership Dues - $30 for one year; $10 from Dues shall be earmarked to General Fund and $20 from Dues shall be earmarked for End of Year Tournament.
  3. PDCGC Monthly Tournament Prize Distribution –
  4. $10 - Net prizes
  5. $3 - CTP/Putting
  6. $2 - End of the Year Prize (Projected $400 at end of year)
  7. $2 - Skins
  8. $2 - FWGAD Tournament fund
  9. $1 - Ace Fund: At the end of season, the unclaimed Ace fund except for $100 will be transferred to the EOY fund. The amount of $100.00 will be used to maintain the ACE Fund

 

If no Close to Pin winner, then the prize shall be credited to End of Year Tournament’s prizes.

Tournament Formats

 

  1. There shall be ten (10) official PCDGC monthly tournaments during a calendar year. Official tournaments mean members’ points are counted toward end of year prizes/awards.
  2. PCDGC may host up to two (2) non-official PCDGC monthly tournaments during a calendar year. Non-official tournaments mean the event is open to both members and non-members and no points shall be counted toward end of year prizes/awards.
  3. Two non-official events may include Team Scramble, Modified Stableford System, and Blue, White, and Red formats or other format to be determined.
  4. Three-month advance of dates for monthly tournament is required to be posted.
  5. Location of golf courses for monthly golf tournament is required to be posted 1 month in advance.
  6. Eight (8) or more golfers are required to proceed with a tournament. If less than 8 golfers, the tournament shall be cancelled.

 

Handicap

  1. Golfer’s handicap shall be updated every time the tournament is completed.
  2. Handicap shall be capped at HC 36.

PCDGC Player of the Year

Only members are eligible for this award. Points will be awarded every time when official PCDGC Monthly Tournament is completed. Golfer will be awarded on either gross or net score based on higher placement in each group.  Each month the points will be accumulated from tournaments toward end of calendar year. A member with most points shall be declared as PCDGC Player of the Year. The point system is as follows:

Place  Points

1st        1000

2nd       950

3rd       925

4th        900

5th        875

6th        850

7th        825

8th        800

9th        775

10th     750

11th     725

12th     700

13th     675

14th     650

15th     625

16th     600

17th     575

18th     550

19th     525

20th     500

The winner shall be awarded a free paid green fee drawn by the PCDGC general fund for the month of his own choosing in the following calendar year.

USGA/PCDGC Rules

 

  1. Local Rules (as defined in the scorecard) apply in PCDGC tournaments
  2. Winter rules apply in PCDGC tournaments
  3. “Ready golf” shall be enforced at all tournaments
  4. Sand Trap – If a golfer prefers to move golf ball out of sand trap, golfer shall drop in area behind sand trap in line toward green’s hole. Penalty shall be one stroke to be added.
  5. Rangefinder or GPS devices are permitted during tournaments
  6. Golfer is allowed to move the ball within 6 inches anywhere (fairway/rough) except greens, hazard areas and sand traps. (PCDGC rules)
  7. The maximum number of strokes on any hole is double the par plus one. The maximum score shall be 7 on a par 3, 9 on a par 4, and 11 on a par 5. In all cases, the number of putts entered shall be 4. (For example, par 4, one golfer completed the hole on 9th stroke and made two putts, then the score shall be 9-2. If one golfer did not complete the hole after 9th stroke, then the score shall be 9-4)
  8. Golfer who hit wrong ball shall be given a two-stroke penalty to be added on that specific hole number.
  9. Water Hazard - yellow stakes or lines define Water hazards.
    1. The player has 3 options:
      1. Option 1 - Without penalty, play the ball where it lies if it is found.
      2. Option 2 - One stroke penalty, return to the closest point where the ball was last played.
  • Option 3 - One stroke penalty, visualize a line between the hole and the place where the ball last crossed the margin of water hazard anywhere behind the extension of that line with no limit as to the distance.
  1. Lateral Water Hazard - red stakes or lines define Lateral Water Hazards.
    1. The player has 5 options:
      1. First three Options are same applied with Water Hazard. (see above)
      2. Option 4 - One stroke penalty, drop the ball out of the hazard within 2 club-lengths from the point where the ball crossed the margin of the hazard, no nearer the hole.
  • Option 5 - One stroke penalty, drop the ball out of the hazard within 2 club-lengths from a point equidistant from the hole on the opposite margin of the hazard.
  1. Unplayable Ball - The player can declare his ball unplayable anywhere on the course except in a water hazard.
    1. The player has 3 options:
      1. Option 1 - One stroke penalty, return to the closest point from where the ball was last played to play the next stroke.
        1. On the teeing ground, place or put it back on a tee.
        2. On the green, place.
        3. Anywhere else, drop.
      2. Option 2 - One stroke penalty, drop a ball within two club-lengths from where the ball lies without getting closer to he hole.
  • Option 3 - One stroke penalty, visualize a line between unplayable ball and the hole and drop your ball anywhere behind the original ball on the extension of that line with no limit as to the distance. If the unplayable ball is in a bunker the player may proceed under options 1, 2, or 3. If he chooses option 2 or 3, the ball must be dropped in the bunker.
  1. Lost Ball or Out of Bounds - Out of Bounds is the ground where it is forbidden to play (white stakes).
    1. A ball is lost if:
      1. It has not been found or identified within 5 minutes of beginning the search by the player’s team, or
      2. The player has played another ball according to the rules, even if he did not look for the first ball.
    2. The player has 2 options (PCDGC rules):
      1. Option 1 - One stroke penalty, return to the closest point where the ball was last played
      2. Option 2 - One stroke penalty, drop the ball out of the Out of Bounds or Lost Place within 2 club-lengths from the point where the ball crossed the margin of the OB or lost spot, no nearer the hole (PCDGC rules)
  1. Relief from cart paths and ground under repair
    1. When players take relief without penalty from ground under repair or an immovable obstruction, they do not have a choice of sides. Players must establish the nearest point of relief and drop within one club-length of that point, no nearer the hole.
  1. Signing Incorrect Scorecards: If a player signs a scorecard with a score that is higher than what was recorded on scorecard, the score shall stand. If a player signs a scorecard that is lower than what was recorded on scorecard, a two-stroke penalty shall be added to the actual score.

Handicap

  1. All PCDGC handicaps shall be computed under the USGA Handicap System with some minor modifications as described below.
  2. Only those 18-hole rounds completed in the past 24 months are to be used to compute the PCDGC handicap.
  3. To receive full handicap, at least three (3) 18-hole rounds must be completed. If less than three 18-hole rounds are completed, the handicap is reduced by a percentage based on the average score of the 18-hole rounds(60%-65%).
  4. Only those 18-hole rounds in stroke-play outings and tournaments sponsored by the Pacific Coast Deaf Golf Club are to be used to compute the PCDGC handicap.
  5. To maintain a handicap rating, a golfer must play at least one (1) 18 hole round in the past 24 months.
  6. The determination of tee boxes for age 18-54 golfers is as follows:
  7. Players with handicap of 14.9 or less will use Blue tee box but can choose to move up to the higher tee box.
  8. Players with handicap of 15.0 or better will use White tee box but can choose to move up to the higher tee box.
  9. Players 60-69 regardless of handicap will use White tee box but can choose to move up to the higher tee box.
  10. Senior Citizen players (age 70 years or older) regardless of handicap will use Red tee box but can choose to move up to the higher tee box.

Authorization to Participate in Other Tournaments:

There are several tournaments that the PCDGC might be interested in playing.  Of special note is the Winter Cup.  This helps PCDGC set aside funds for future hosting of Far West Golfers of the Deaf tournament

  1. Winter Cup- PCDGC
  2. I-10 Cup – PCDGC participates in the I-10 with Arizona
  3. CA Cup – Competition with North California deaf golfers

 

Positions: There are different positions that keeps PCDGC running.

Handicapper -                                    David Thompson

Gamebook -                                       Farley Warshaw

I-10 Cup Coordinator -                     Farley Warshaw

Website Manager -                           David Thompson

PCDGC Cash App -                          Carlos Andrade

Fundraising -                                      Dave Trimborn for Super bowl

Farley Warshaw for Winter Cup

Winter Cup Coordinator -                 Farley Warshaw

By-laws and Standing Rules           Pete Seiler

CA Cup                                               TBD

Others to be determined as needed

 Updated and Approved by Members at General Meeting Held on June 4, 2022                                   

Peter Seiler, Secretary