July 2017

Tid-Bits for July

The Member Guest tournament is one of our clubs bigger events. If you are playing please keep an eye out for details in upcoming emails. Also, it's not too late to donate items for raffle baskets. Please get them to Pam Kolko.

Welcome to our new member Tina Stout. Please add her email to your booklet, stouttina9038@gmail.com.

The Birdie and Chip-In information has been updated by Margaret Turner on the website. To view go to rhwgc.com, click on the Tournament button below the large picture, and click the buttons in the right column.

A link has been added from the Red Hawk website to the ladies club website. This makes it easy for new, or potential members to see activities our club offers. The link is located on the Private Member Information page.


The Intra Club Tournament is scheduled for Aug 10th and 17th, 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. Participants must be able to play both days. Details on theme, cost, teams, format, and how to sign up will be coming soon.

Save the date for our 1st annual Nine With You and BBQ, Sept 24, 3:00 p.m. The nine hole scramble will be followed by a BBQ dinner. Watch for details coming soon.

We have 128 players for our 2017 Member Guest! The committee has worked very hard to make this a fun event. Thank you to everyone who has donated items to our raffle. Please make sure you and your guests buy your raffle tickets and deposit them in the correct bags before you go out to play Thursday morning. We want to leave the cart staging area no later than 3:30 Wednesday for the Horse Race, so please have yourself and your guest signed in between 3:00 and 3:25. Instructions about the entire event will be emailed to each team captian prior to Wednesday. Please read carefully.

I know I am looking forward to a fun-filled 2 days of golf, friends, food & beverages. Remember "It's All About The 19th Hole"!!!

Pam Kolko, Member Guest Chair

News from NNWGA

Congratulations! RHWGC member, Laura Jones and her playing partner, Raylene Cudworth captured their THIRD consecutive Hat Cutler championship award. The 2-day tournament was held in June at Eagle Valley courses in Carson City. A combined 2-day total of 144 was +2 over par and a winning margin of just one stroke. No easy fete!

The Sharon Schultze Team Match Play has been moved to RED HAWK LAKES on Monday, August 14, 2017.

Let's get a team together and grab a spot to represent Red Hawk. We need six players for (3) 2-person teams. Cumulative team points for the day. Cost for RHWGC members only is $45.00. Please contact Juleen Marcuerquiaga or Linda Celestre as soon as possible.

Juleen Marcuerquiaga


We are putting together a golf day for ladies who would like to play 9 holes. Our first game is set for July 24. Please contact Rae Morrow if you would like to sign up.


As a reminder, the following are adopted Local Rules and/or Standing Notice to Competitors.

1. USGA Rules shall govern all play.

2. Obstructions: Stones in bunkers may be played as movable obstructions. A) If the ball does not lie in or on the stone, the stone me be removed. If the ball moves, it must be replaced, and there is no penalty provided that the movement of the ball is directly attributable to the removal of the stone. Otherwise Rule 18-2a (ball at rest moved) applies. B) if the ball lies in or on the stone, the ball may be lifted and the obstruction removed. The ball must be dropped as near as possible to the spot directly under the place where the ball lay in or on the stone but not nearer the hole. The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this rule.

3. Abnormal Ground Conditions: Local rule is in effect stating that interference by an abnormal ground condition (specifically a burrowing animal hole) with a player's stance is deemed not to be, of itself, interference under this rule (USGA Rule 25-1).

4. Except when the ball is in a water hazard or a lateral water hazard, a player may take relief as follows: A) Through the green (meaning the whole area of the course except the teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played and all hazards on the course)- If your ball lies in or touches the burrowing animal hole or it interferes with your intended swing, the player must lift the ball and drop it without penalty, within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. The nearest point of relief must not be in or on the putting green.

5. Aeration Holes: Local Rule in Appendix 1 is in effect for a ball lying in an aeration hole: through the green- lift, clean and drop the ball (without penalty) as near as possible to the aeration hole it was in, but no nearer the hole. If the aeration hole is on the green, the ball may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.

6. The left outer edge of the cart path on #10 of the Hills Course is deemed to be Out-of-Bounds. This includes down the fairway and behind the green until white stakes are present.

7. When a player's ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his/her partner, his/her opponent or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. This local rule applies only when the player's ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental. Note: If it is determined that a player's ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.

Happy Golfing!

Dianne Nicholson, Rules Chair