This page was last updated on Dec 9, 2016.
18-Hole golf memberships are available to all SIR Branch 116 Members who are also members of the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA). Weekly tournaments are held at private and public courses throughout the Bay Area, generally on Mondays. Memberships include eligibility to play in all 9-hole events. Separate 9-hole memberships do not require NCGA membership. Coordination of the 18-hole group is under the leadership of Chairman Bernie Wroblewski and Vice-Chairman Jim Johnson. Please check out the Membership Q&A by clicking on the menu below the header and navigate to Administrative/Membership Q&A.
You may sign-up for Boundary Oak & Paid-in-Advance tournaments on this website. Simply navigate to 18-Hole Schedules & Signups and choose either Boundary Oak Signups or Paid-in-Advance. Please follow the instructions when signing up.
Navigation is easiest on a desktop or laptop computer. You can also navigate on a mobile device by using your finger to click on the gray area just beneath the SIR Branch 116 Golf heading. Depending on your monitor, or what type of mobile device you may be using, some pages may require you to scroll either horizontally (by going to the bottom of the page) or vertically (on the right edge of the page). Any concerns, questions or suggestions about the website should be directed to Bob Testa.
9-hole tournaments are generally on Wednesdays. Coordination of the 9-hole group will continue under the leadership of Dick Chaffee and Darrell McClaughry.
The results of the golf questionnaire provided some excellent suggestions as to how our Branch might improve our golf activities for the year ahead. It can be viewed by clicking on this link: Golf Questionnaire Results. About 44% of the 18-Hole members responded which is an outstanding response rate and shows a strong interest and vitality in our golfing group. Thanks to all who participated!
From the Office of the Chairman…
A special thanks to Al Zavattero and the entire Golf Committee for all their hard work over the past 5 years. Also, a very special debt of gratitude goes out to Bob Testa for establishing and maintaining this golf website, to David Harris for his continuing efforts to establish flights, forms and other administrative requirements, to Neil Schmidt for compiling the golf survey results, and to all the other volunteers who help make our golf outings run smoothly.
The 4 competitive flights for 2017 will be determined following the release of the January 2017 indexes. Every effort will be made to have approximately equal numbers of golfers within each Flight. Those not wanting to compete for points will be assigned to a non-competitive flight, enabling them to play in any tournament.
Those assigned to Flight 1 will have the option to play from either the white or forward tees. The decision as to which tee to play must be made at the beginning of the year and may be changed at the mid-year break. Handicaps at the course being played will take into account the slope differential for white/forward tees for that course. Scoring shall be based on NCGA Rules Section 3-5 for playing from different tees. The scorer for each tournament will need to make the appropriate adjustments for Flight 1 scoring. All those in Flights 2, 3, and 4 must play from the forward tees.
The Carson City and Monterey outings will continue in 2017. As each outing approaches, information will be posted on this website. Thus far we have Sequoyah, Crow Canyon, and Oakhurst Country Clubs lined up for 2017. As in the past, we will be working to add Mira Vista, Rossmoor, and possibly some others. The current schedule for 2017 is now posted on the website.
In 2017, the Special Events Committee is planning 6 special events, in addition to individual and two man match play events. Scoring in Special Events will be different from medal-play rounds, but you will still be able to post your score and receive points for the medal-play round. However, two of the Special Events, one in each half of the year, are formatted such that players will be precluded from posting a score for those rounds and will not receive points in their flights.
For 2017, a minimum of 2 members of a foursome need to sign the scorecard.
Improvement of “pace of play” generated the most input from the survey. We all need to do our part to enhance “ready golf”. So let’s do all we can to keep up with the group ahead of us, limit the time looking for lost balls, limit practice swings, and keep moving in the fairways and from green to tee.