CCGA Newsletter

Churn Creek Golf Association

"Where fun and golf are always in play"

B. S. News

 Since February 8,  2008

CCGA Publications        Volume 02 - February-  2018

Saint Valentine Massacre Tournament

 The 2018 Saint Valentine Massacre was a resounding success as 26 players signed up to play. It was for the most part a bunch of happy campers all of which had a great time, as 25 went off on a shot gun start that kicked off the CCGA tournament season. We all enjoyed a great lunch prepared by Stephen Divine. Big thanks goes out to Lee Lamp,  Kenneth Gunter, and Tom Baird that helped make this a great day for the CCGA. 

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Next CCGA Board Meeting:
At Churn Creek Golf Course

This meeting we will address the up coming CCGA 2018 season for events. We encourage members to join in the conversation. Your input is always appreciated. 

2018 CCGA Event schedule

2018 Tentative Events schedule. All dates are confirmed but are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. 


3/17/18 - NCGA Zone Tournament. This will be played as four ball with (two man 1 best ball) 2 man teams joining together to advance.  Entry Fee is $30.oo.  Free Lunch is provided. In the event we do not have enough players that generated enough revenue to send a team on to the next competition, there will be a Replacement Tournament like last year. Cash prizes to be won from proceeds collected.

4/14/18 NCGA Four Ball Net Event (2 man1 best ball) Entry Fee $30.00 Free Lunch is provided. 18 hole competition Top Team advances. Tee time 8:30am.
5/5/18 - Devil Ball Tournament Players will be divided into three man teams. This is a 9 hole event. Entry Fee is$16.00. Free Lunch is provided.

6/2/18 - String & Throw CCGA Tournament 9 hole event. Entry fee $16.00 Free Lunch is provided. Tee Time 8:30am

7/7/18 NCGA Senior Four Ball Net (2 man/1 best ball) 18 hole event, Entry fee $25.00 Free Lunch is provided Tee Time 8:00am

7/21/18 - AWAY Trip - Fall River    First Tee 9:00am, $53.00 per man includes cart. CCGA tournament entry fee $12.00.

8/11/18 NCGA Net Am (individual stroke play event) two players will advance. Entry fee $30.00.  18 hole event. Free Lunch is provided.  Tee Time 8:00am

8/25/18 - Alternate Shot/Chapman Format 18 hole event at Churn Creek. Entry fee is $16.00 Free Lunch is provided

9/15/16 - 9/16/17 - Club Championship a two day event for Saturday 9/15  and Sunday 9/16 . Club Champ, Open Net Champ, Senior Club Champ, Senior Net Champ, and if enough participants in Super Senior Net.  Club Champ- open gross score, and Open Net champ will win 2019 NCGA/CCGA dues paid in addition to credit voucher for Churn Creek Golf Course.  Entry fee $40.00 Free Lunch is provided both days.

10/27/17 AWAY - Tierra Oaks First Tee time 9:15am. Cost $39.00 includes cart and warm up balls. CCGA tournament entry fee $12.00

11/24/17 Toys for Kids 9 hole event with free lunch. Entry is fee $15.00 Either 4 man scramble, blind draw or 1 man scramble tentative.   Toy collection will run from November 24 and will run through December 7th. Drop spot in the clubhouse at Churn Creek. Free Lunch is provided to everyone that donates a toy, food or cash.

CCGA Special Links Directory

Here is a convenient directory to all our links for CCGA members to browse. Take a moment to check it all out. Everything you need to know regarding this Association. 

To view our Memoriam page honoring those members that have passed away.

View all past tournaments back to 2014 pictures and results of all the tournaments.

Our official website featuring the CCGA and Churn Creek Golf Course.

Listing of current CCGA board of directors and contact info

Listing of current CCGA board members at large and contact info

View our achievement honorees and current CCGA champions.

View the CCGA By-Laws

Golf Rules Quiz

New to this newsletter
we will be featuring the new NCGA rule changes for 2018

Modernizing Golf's Rules:

Proposed Change:Proposed Rule: Under new Rule 17, there would no longer be any special restrictions when a ball is in a “penalty area” (the expanded designation for the area that includes what are now called water hazards).

Reasons for Change:
A strict prohibition on touching or moving loose impediments or touching the ground in a water hazard has never been practical, and so a series of exceptions had to be recognized in Rule 13-4 (see Exception 1), Rule 12-1 and various Decisions.
This has created confusion and complications in applying the Rules, such as needing to decide when a player was or was not “testing,” what constitutes touching “as a result of or to prevent falling,” and similar questions about applying the many exceptions.
The current prohibitions have led to penalties that some view as overly harsh, such as:
  • Where the breach was so inconsequential that the player could not have gained any advantage or where even a careful player could not have avoided the penalty, and
  • In a televised competition, where the breach could not be detected by the player or others on the course and was discovered only through later video review.

Treating a penalty area the same as the general area for these purposes would simplify the Rules, reduce confusion and eliminate unnecessary penalties.
Removing these restrictions is consistent with the purpose of a penalty area – which is not necessarily to require the player to face a more difficult challenge in playing the ball, but to address the practical need to give the player appropriate relief options because it would often be difficult or impossible to play a ball from the penalty area (such as when the ball is under water).

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 “penalty area”


Birthday Wishes for January 2018
The CCGA wish a big Happy Birthday to the following members and their wives.


Gene Lockwood (2-9)

Otto Adsit (2-19)

wife of Rick Faller " Sandy" (2-23)


Thought of the Day
brought to you by;

     I decided to stop calling the bathroom the “John” and renamed it the “Jim”. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning.


  Bonus Pictures of the Month
Pictures from Gene and Debbie Lockwood featuring our Christmas " Toys for Kids" donations for 2017 to a great organization 'Alternatives to Violence" They were most appreciative for our support.

(Click on any picture to enlarge viewing)

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CALLER: OK. I would like to order a pizza.

GOOGLE: Do you want your usual, sir?
CALLER: My usual? You know me?

GOOGLE: According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you
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CALLER: OK! That’s what I want …

May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula,sun-dried tomatoes
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CALLER: What? I detest vegetables.

GOOGLE: Your cholesterol is not good, sir.

CALLER: How the hell do you know?

Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records.
We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza!  I already take medication
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Aphorism of the Month
(a short pithy saying expressing a general truth)

You know that tingly little feeling you get when you really like someone? That's common sense leaving your body! yep Really,,


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The lighter side 
Brought to you by
Rick Faller
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Do you know the meaning of these golf terms or definitions?

Waggle - To swing the club back and forth in short, sweeping motions above the ball after addressing it and before beginning the backswing. Another preparatory motion players often make is a "forward press," a slight shifting of weight to the left leg accompanied by a partial bending of the right knee just prior to starting the backswing. In extreme cases, particularly when a crucial stroke is about to be made, players may, even before setting up for the shot, make an "upward address" by fully bending both knees until they touch the ground, then tilting the head forward and clasping the hands together, fingers fully interlocked.

Wagon A stupid name for a stupid contraption—the golf cart.

Warm-up Exercises - Although golf is not as physically demanding as most other sports, it certainly doesn't hurt to loosen up one's muscles before a round. Here are a few simple exercises designed to get you ready for the day's play:
  • Hold out your arm, make a fist, and shake it back and forth, then open the fist, palm facing inward, extend the middle finger, and pump your hand up and down.
  • Kick at the ground„ then stomp on it, first with your right foot, then with your left, then jump up and down.
  • Take off your hat, grasp it in your hand, throw it on the ground, pick it up, and repeat.
  • Raise your arms over your head, fists clenched, wave them vigorously and let out as loud a scream as you can, holding it for at least 15 seconds.
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The Beer Talking

It's late fall and the Indians on a remote reservation in South Dakota asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild.
Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be prepared.
But, being a practical leader, after several days, he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, 'Is the coming winter going to  be cold?'

'It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold,' the meteorologist at the weather service responded.
So the chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more firewood in order to be prepared.
A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. 'Does it still look like it is going to be a very cold winter?'
'Yes,' the man at National Weather Service again replied, 'it's going to be a very cold winter.'
The chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of firewood they could find.
Two weeks later, the chief called the National Weather Service again. 'Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?'
'Absolutely,' the man replied. 'It's looking more and more like it is going to be one of the coldest winters we've ever seen.'
'How can you be so sure?' the chief asked.
The weatherman replied, because 'The Indians are collecting a shitload of firewood'.

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CCGA Elected Board Officers

President.......Larry Andrews
Vice president.......Rick Faller
Secretary.......Lee Lamp
Treasurer.......Gene Lockwood

CCGA Elected Chairman

Handicap Chairman....Tom Baird
NCGA Events Chairman....Lee Lamp
CCGA Events Chairman....Kenneth Gunter
Website admin.....Rick Faller 


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