CCGA Newsletter

The Churn Creek Golf Association

"Where fun and golf are always in play"

B. S. News
Since February 8,  2008

CCGA Publications        Volume 12 - December -  2017

Merry Christmas
On behalf of the Churn Creek Golf Association Board along with the Churn Creek Golf Course management team we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and happy New Year. 

Toys for Kids Christmas Charity Tournament 
November 25, 2017
This year’s tournament was an outstanding effort for us in that we had 29 participants play in the golf tournament. The day was perfect for golf weather wise. The course was wet and even muddy in places however it didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of charitable group in attendance. It was a day filled with fun and good cheer. The free Christmas Lunch put on by the Churn Creek Golf Association was taken in by 50 appreciative people comprising of members and their friends and family. We only had a few who signed up but decided not to attend who I’m sure had good reason as I am also sure they missed out on a super event.

We will be accepting toys, cash donation and or food for the needy families through December 10th.



Next CCGA Board Meeting:
At Churn Creek Golf Course
Saturday January 27th, 2018

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

Events for 2018
Coming soon; Here is the Tentative Events schedule for 2017. All dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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 2017

Modernizing Golf's Rules: Major Proposed Changes

Proposed Rule: Under new Rule 14.3, when taking relief the player would always be allowed  the choice to substitute a ball or to use the original ball, including:
When taking penalty relief as well as when taking free relief (Rules 15-19), and any other time the player is required to drop and play a ball, such as when returning to play from where a previous stroke was made after the stroke is canceled.

Reasons for Change:
The requirement to use the original ball in some relief situations but not others is confusing, hard to remember and leads to unnecessary penalties. Taking a consistent approach that always allows a player taking relief the choice to substitute a ball or use the original ball is much simpler.
There is no need for a different procedure based on whether the player is taking relief with penalty or without penalty:
This would also draw a clearer and more intuitive line between when substitution is allowed in returning a ball to play and when the original ball must be returned to play:

  • Substitution would be allowed only when a player is taking relief under any Rule – that is, when the player is required or allowed to play the next stroke from somewhere other than where the original ball came to rest.
  • Substitution would not be allowed when a ball was lifted or moved and the Rules require it to be replaced on its original spot – in that case, the original ball must still be used (unless it cannot be recovered with reasonable effort and in a few seconds).



Birthday Wishes for December 2017
The CCGA wish a big Happy Birthday to the following members and their wives.

Ron Howell (12-1)
    Rick Faller (12-3)
    Michael Leonelly (12-15)
    wife of Mike Canavan “ Beverly” (12-4)
    wife of Michael Leonelly “ Deena”(12-6)
    wife of Charles Gilbreath “ Chris” (12-24)


Thought of the Day
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     Whose cruel idea was it to put an "s" in the word "lisp"?


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Say What?

An   older golfer was hitting his ball from near a water hazard and his club fell into the water.  
When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "Why are you crying?  
The golfer replied that his club had fallen into the water and he needed the club to have a chance to win the tournament and supplement his meager pension. 
The Lord went down into the water and reappeared with a golden club.
"Is this your club?" the Lord asked.  
The golfer replied, "No. 
The Lord again went down and came up with a silver club.
"Is this your club?" the Lord asked.   
Again, the golfer replied, "No. 
The Lord went down again and came up with an iron club. "Is this your club?" the Lord asked.  
The golfer replied, "Yes. 
"The Lord was pleased with the golfer's honesty and gave him all three clubs to keep, and the golfer went home happy. 
Sometime later, the golfer was walking with his wife along the water hazard, and she fell into the river.
When he cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked him, "Why are you crying?" 
"Oh Lord, my woman has fallen into the water! 
The Lord went down into the water and came up with Kate Upton.  "Is this your woman?" the Lord asked?

Kate Upton 
"Yes," cried the golfer.  The Lord was furious. "You lied!  That is an untruth!" 
The golfer replied, "Oh, forgive me Lord.  It is a misunderstanding.  You see, if I had said 'No' to Kate Upton, you would have come up with Jennifer Anniston.  Then if I said 'No' to her, you would have come up with my woman.  Had I then said 'Yes,' you would have given me all three.  And Lord, I am an old man not able to take care of all three women in a way that they deserve ... that's why I said 'Yes' to Kate Upton. 
And God was pleased 
The moral of this story is:             
If a golfer ever tells a lie, it is for a good and honorable reason and only out of consideration for others!

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Aphorism of the Month
(a short pithy saying expressing a general truth)

The first one who uses the word “but” has lost the argument.



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

Ugly Anything bad that happens to you on the course, especially when you hit a poor shot, is ugly. So when you hit an incredibly bad shot, don't curse, just say, "Man, that was ugly," and everyone will nod with understanding.

Umbrella - The only long, stick-shaped object with a shaft and a handle routinely found in golf bags that is just as useless in getting the ball into the hole as a putter is.

Unplayable Ball - The rules of golf make the player "the sole judge" of whether his or her ball is unplayable, and most players use this judicial power to waive the usual penalty for moving the ball in light of their standing in the community.

Up and Down - Holing out from off the green in two strokes: an approach shot and a single putt. It is more common for players to go "up, across, beyond, next to, around and down" or "up, way over, under, into, through, along, onto, beside and down."

Upshoot A shot hit with a higher-than-anticipated trajectory to a point short of the target. Also called ballooning.

U.S.G.A. - The United States Golf Association, which is responsible for drafting and enforcing regulations in America. It stands in the same relation to golfers as the Securities and Ex change Commission does to inside traders.

U-turn A putt that rolls all the way around the edge of the cup before corning out.


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The Beer Talking

A husband and wife are on the 9th green when suddenly she collapses from a heart attack. "Help me dear," she groans to her husband.
The husband calls 911 on his mobile phone, talks for a few minutes, picks up his putter, and lines up his putt.
His wife raises her head off the green and stares at him. "I'm dying here and you're putting."
"Don't worry dear," says the husband calmly, "they found a doctor on the second hole and he's coming to help you."
"Well, how long will it take for him to get here?" she asks feebly.
"No time at all," says her husband. "Everybody's already agreed to let him play through."

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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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