Wednesday, August 24, 2011

4th Season Girls Go Golfing: The Countdown Begins!

GGG PARTICIPANTS AND PARENTS: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING COMPLETELY BEFORE TUESDAY.


FOR OUR OPENING DAY AT HERON GLEN ON TUESDAY: TEE TIMES WILL BEGIN AT 4:00 WITH THE FINAL GROUP TEEING OFF AROUND 4:45.
SKILLED PLAYERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT 3:45; INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS AT 4:15-4:30 AND BEGINNER PLAYERS AT 4:45 p.m. PLAYERS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK ON THEIR SHORT GAMES (CHIPPING AND PUTTING) WHILE WAITING TO TEE OFF... WITH EXPERIENCED PLAYERS HELPING NEWER PLAYERS ON THEIR FUNDAMENTALS.


The series will begin at Heron Glen on Tuesday, Sept. 6 with the first tee time of 4:00 p.m. The $30 fee is due in CASH the first day of participation.

All questions and registration for first  session will be handled electronically at: jsiip@comcast.net

The other events will be held as follows:
4th season

Confirmed Venues--events start at 4 p.m. all venues

Stanton Ridge CC (10/4 )
Raritan Valley CC (10/11)
Copper Hill CC (10/6)
Beaver Brook CC (9/8 & 9/15)
Heron Glen golf club (9/6 & 9/22)
High Bridge Hills (9/13 & 9/20)
ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES
Food drive to benefit local Flemington pantry at final GGG event


Guidelines

Tee times will be assigned at the start of each event.

Higher skilled players will complete 9 holes.

Others will play according to the discretion of the series director.

The format of play will vary from event to event.

Players will carry their bags, which should contain a minimum of clubs (there is no need to have 14 clubs for this series…the less, the better).

Players will play “ready golf,” move as quickly as possible and observe golf etiquette.

Parents should refrain from walking the course (unless assigned by series director).

Maximum of double par and three-putts per hole will apply. 
Also, lost balls and out of bounds will be played as hazards – drop at nearest point with a one stroke penalty.

Inexperienced players will play the course from “shortened tees.”
           
Players should arrive with a healthy snack (avoid salt and sugar) and a bottle of water. 

Stop-in  at pro shop to introduce yourself and thank them for the opportunity.

Please keep in mind that the six golf courses have given us this opportunity. 

Respect the golf courses and those working with us.


Be sure to thank the golf professionals and club managers at the site and write a thank-you note the following day (addresses will be provided).



Recommended Links:
www.Rvcc1911.org  (Raritan Valley CC)
www.stantonridgecc.com



IMPORTANT NOTES:
1. DRESS CODE: Golf courses request that players avoid extremely short shorts. Also,  shirts should have a collar if sleeveless and t-shirts should be avoided unless they are plain. Shoe wear can be sneakers if you do not own golf shoes. NO denim.

2. ETIQUETTE:Please go to the www.usga.org site and go to "Rules" and review the animations illustrating etiquette. This will let those of you new to the game see how and where to stand etc.
   aLetter of thanks to Tim Ward, General Manager to be sent after event via snail mail (i.e use the post office)
                                           Heron Glen Golf Course
                                           110 Hwy 202 &31
                                           Ringoes, NJ 08551
      It can contain your favorite thing about being at Heron Glen...etc.
   b. Personal thanks from THE PARTICIPANTS PRIOR TO PLAYING:  It is always a positive trait to walk into the pro shop, introduce yourself and thank the staff  for hosting you. It may seem like a small act but it goes a long way. We usually meet at the putting green and/or near the first teeing ground of the first hole.
3. LESSONS AND HELP WITH SET-UP: ALL THE GGG PUBLIC COURSES AND SOME OF THE PRIVATE CLUBS OFFER REDUCED PRICES FOR JUNIOR LESSONS. Their websites are available above or at the GGG blog.  Players and parents interested in some self-help in between now and your next event: visit www.uskidsgolf.com  The link is listed on the GGG blog and the U.S. Kids instruction booklets available for purchase which we have found helpful. Stick-to-Sports has a brand new golf book out. The link is available on the GGG blog.

WIth enthusiasm & excitement,
Lydia & Johnny
GGG Series Directors 

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