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 09 - October -  2017

2017 Club Championship

Rounds 1 & 2 October 7, 8, 2017
For all the results and more pictures
click link below

(Click on any pictures to view enlarged format in our picture gallery)

Reminder  our last away trip for 2017 on Saturday October 28th to Tierra Oaks Golf Club. This event is $35.00 for 18 holes that include cart fee. First Tee Time 9:42am. The club has said they will leave the kitchen open as they usually shut down at 2:30PM.  This depends on our turnout. So please start planning for this event. 


Next CCGA Board Meeting:
At Churn Creek Golf Course

 We encourage all Members to attend as this meeting as we will consider and vote on all nominations to serve the CCGA Board. Nominations will be accepted from September 1st through October 7, 2017

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

Next up

 10/28/17 AWAY - Tierra Oaks Tee Time 9:42 am.

 The Rest of the schedule

11/25/17 Toys for Kids 9 hole event with free lunch. Either 4 man scramble, blind draw or 1 man scramble tentative. We have seen diminishing numbers the past few years due to weather and the many other commitments for this time of year. So we are trying something new in that we will have our day for the kids Saturday after Thanksgiving. Hopefully we can get more participation and have a better chance for good weather. The free lunch also ain’t bad. Toy collection will run from November 25 and will run through December 7th. Drop spot the clubhouse at Churn Creek.

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

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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: Club-lengths would no longer be used to measure for any purpose: The relief area for dropping a ball would have a fixed size: 20 inches (50.8 centimeters) replaces one club-length, and 80 inches (2.03 meters) replaces two club-lengths.
A re-drop would only be required when a ball comes to rest outside the relief area and therefore how many club-lengths a dropped ball rolls would no longer matter when determining if a re-drop is required.
The teeing area of any hole would have a fixed depth of 80 inches.
Reasons for Change:
The smaller relief area (and not permitting any ball to roll outside that relief area) would usually mean that the player will play from closer to the ball’s original spot and the nearest point of relief than where the player may play from today.
Using a fixed distance for measuring would eliminate a number of issues, such as:
  • The inconsistency and potential unfairness of having the size of a relief area differ for each player based on the length of his or her clubs (including eliminating the advantage for players who currently can use a long putter for measuring).
  • The confusion about when a player may use two different clubs in taking relief (under current Rules, a player may use one club to find the nearest point of relief, and another club to measure, but must use only a single club for measuring the area for dropping and the distance a dropped ball has rolled).

A player would no longer be able to make strategic choices about the size of the relief areas by choosing a shorter club or longer club for measuring.

Using a fixed measure would be a simple process, with 20 inch and 40 inch markings on the shaft of clubs likely to be the primary tool used by players for measuring.


Take a closer  look on rule explanation


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

Larry Slape (10-9)
 Jake Oliver (10-16)
    Don Christensen (10-19)
    Shawn Baird (10-25)

    wife of Gerold McFarlin " Sharon" (10-21)

    wife of Ron Howell " Sandra" (10-26)


Thought of the Day

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(a short pithy saying expressing a general truth)

There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.”



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The lighter side 
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Do you know the meaning of these golf terms or definitions?

Touch A player with an aptitude for playing short, delicate shots around the green has a deft touch. He is a touch player. Touch shots don't require strength, but call for a certain feel for how the ball will react when struck and when it lands on the green. Seve Ballesteros is one example of a great touch player. Unfortunately for Seve, he can no longer hit the planet with a tee shot, so his great touch does him little good.

Tournament - An elaborate, time-consuming but basically fair method used by many country clubs to decide which individual members will be stuck for the next 12 months with the job of polishing, dusting and displaying their huge collection of ugly silver trophies.

Track The golf course. When track is preceded by dog, it's time to look for a new place to play.

Tracking Term that refers to a putt hit on a perfect line to the hole. Putts that are tracking don't always go into the hole, as sometimes the speed is wrong, but they are tracking toward the center of the cup when they run out of speed.

Trap A geek's term for bunker. There are no such things as traps, only bunkers. Are you listening Churn Creekers?

Triple Bogey - Three strokes more than par. Four strokes more than par is a quadruple bogey, 5 more is a quintuple, 6 is a sextuple, 7 is a throwuple, 8 is a blowuple, and 9 is an ohshutuple.

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The Beer Talking

As we   Silver   Surfers know, sometimes we have trouble with our computers. 

 Yesterday, I had a problem, so I called Georgie , the 11 year old next door, whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him to come over.
Georgie  clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem. 

As he was walking away, I called after him, 'So, what was wrong?

He replied, 'It was an ID ten T error.'

I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, 'An, ID ten T error? What's that? In case I need to fix it again.'

Georgie grinned ..'Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error before? 

'No,' I replied.

'Write it down,' he said, 'and I think you'll figure it out.'

So I wrote down:


I used to like  Georgie , the little  shithead.


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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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