GREETINGS FROM DAVE MCMULLEN – TOURNAMENT COMMISSIONER
Welcome to both returning and new members to the Summit Senior Golf of Akron golfing season. This year there have been several changes to our procedures in an attempt to improve operations and to make your SSGOA experience more enjoyable.
Here are some of the changes:
We will have three (3) divisions instead of four (4)
A Division – quotas of 23 or more
B Division – quotas of 18 – 22
C Divison – quotas of 0-17
Within this C Division, golfers with 0-14 quotas will be in a separate flight of their own.
In NON- QUOTA events the golfers will play from tees based on their quota only.
Age will not determine which tees a golfer will use.
At each of these non quota events the tees will be designated for each flight. All players in a given flight will play from the tees for that flight.
Congratulations to Bruce Dean for an outstanding year. Winner of Player of Year / John Seaburn Award.
Your 2018 Tournament Managers are:
A Division – John Foss
B Division – Pat Burridge
C Division – Ros Harris
Jim Harris has assumed the duties of Administrative Manager.
My thanks to Kevin Tucker for his outstanding work in this role of Administrative Manager over the past few years and wish Kevin the best in his additional duties at his work.
I am looking forward to another great season and hope to see you at the course —-and soon.
Hello fellow members,
I hope this letter finds all of you in good health and anxious for a new season.
The open dates you see on the schedule are to compensate for any unforeseen rainout events. We had four last year. Hopefully we will avoid any this coming year, but you never know.
We had a very good turnout at our pre-season opener held at Chenoweth and are planning to do it again.
We had about 300 at the year-end banquet and raffle at Prime 93. As you know by now, Prime 93 has been sold to Bricco 93 and they honored our certificates. They are planning to do it again this year and at all 5 locations.
We will have a membership card again this year that allows you to play golf at our tournament courses. This is a real bonus for our members.
This is my 26th year of writing this message and I have finally learned to keep it brief.
Good playing this coming season.
Jim Fenwick, President SSGOA
IMPORTANT NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT ANOTHER TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORM FOR THE NEXT TOURNAMENT YOU WISH TO PLAY. ADD A BRIEF NOTE TO THE ENTRY FORM ALERTING US TO YOUR CARRYOVER ENTRY FEE.
Tournament entry forms can be found on the “TOURNAMENTS” web page
Summit Senior Golf (SSGOA) Rain Policy effective August 1, 2016
The Board of Directors for Summit Senior Golf (SSGOA) work on behalf of its members to provide all senior amateur golfers ages 50+ with a fun, organized and competitive golf experience. We cannot accomplish this mission without the full partnership and cooperation of local golf courses. In light of this, we have met with the majority of local golf course owner / operators of our tournament venues to establish a formal tournament rain policy.
Effective August 1, 2016:
- Summit Senior Golf (SSGOA) will pay $25 to a golf course for everyone that tees off during any tournament. This is consistent with a typical round of golf where green fees are paid prior to play. $25 of the $45 tournament entry fee has always been for green fees paid to the golf course with the remaining $20 going toward tournament prizes.
- Summit Senior Golf expects play to continue during periods of rain as long as there are not dangerous conditions and the course remains open for play with carts. If severe weather occurs but the delay appears to be short in duration, efforts will be made to complete the tournament as long as it does not interfere with afternoon leagues.
- In the event of severe weather that causes play to stop and the course to close:
- players that did not make the turn will receive an 18 hole credit worth $25 from the golf course that will be good toward future use at the golf course where the rained out tournament had begun.
- players that made the turn but did not finish their tournament round will receive a 9 hole credit worth $12.50 from the golf course that will be good toward future use at the golf course where the rained out tournament had begun.
- players that finish 18 holes are not entitled to and will not be issued any credits.
- The majority of golf courses stated that that they would keep records of a money credit for each player instead of issuing paper rain checks. The SSGOA and golf course representative will decide on the status of each golfer as to who has completed 9 holes or 18 holes. An alphabetical list of players due money credits will be left at the course.
- Money credits or paper rain checks will expire at the end of the calendar year.
- The rain policy summarized above is for SSGOA tournaments only. Each course that we play has their own rain policy that is effective at all other times.