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Team Format - 4 Man Scramble

4 Man Team Scramble

 


: Wednesday, Jun 26
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.
: Sunday, Jun 30
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Board Meeting

All are invited. Let your voices be heard.


: Wednesday, Jul 10
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.


: Wednesday, Jul 10
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.
: Sunday, Jul 21
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4 Man Team Format

4 man team


: Wednesday, Jul 24
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Individual - NO Max Score

*The 48 players with the lowest 12 month index will play 3 rounds, with Low Gross total becoming our 2024 Club Champion

**All 100 players will compete Sat & Sun for the Net Club Championship


Round 1 : Friday, Aug 02
Round 2 : Saturday, Aug 03
Round 3 : Sunday, Aug 04
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Board Meeting

All are invited. Let your voices be heard.


: Wednesday, Aug 07
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.


: Wednesday, Aug 14
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Team Format

2 Man Team Event


: Wednesday, Aug 28
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Individual

4 man team
: Sunday, Sep 01
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Individual

2 Day Individual, with overall Low Gross being our Champion.


Round 1 : Tuesday, Sep 03
Round 2 : Wednesday, Sep 04
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Board Meeting

All are invited. Let your voices be heard.


: Wednesday, Sep 04
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.


: Wednesday, Sep 25
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Board Meeting

All are invited. Let your voices be heard.


: Wednesday, Oct 02
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.
: Sunday, Oct 06
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.


: Wednesday, Oct 09
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Individual

Individual, with overall Low Net being our Champion
: Wednesday, Oct 23
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Individual

2-Man Best Ball + 4-Man Best Ball
: Sunday, Oct 27
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.


: Wednesday, Nov 06
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Board Meeting

All are invited. Let your voices be heard.


: Wednesday, Nov 06
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Individual

2 Man Team Event
: Sunday, Nov 17
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.
: Wednesday, Nov 20
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Individual

WINNERS ONLY


: Wednesday, Dec 04
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Board Meeting

All are invited. Let your voices be heard.


: Wednesday, Dec 04
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Individual

WINNERS ONLY!
: Sunday, Dec 08
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2 Man Team (Best Ball)

WINNERS ONLY!


: Wednesday, Dec 18

Recent Events

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Team with Guests

Join us for a day of heartfelt tribute and friendly competition at the Balboa Park Golf Course on Wednesday, June 12th, for Nancy's Tournament. This special event honors the memory of Nancy Lovrenich, who left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew her, especially her son, Me! Nancy shared her passion for golf with me making the golf course a sacred place full of my most cherished memories. This tournament, falling on what would have been Nancy's 85th birthday, is a celebration of her life and the love she had for the game.

In this member-guest format, participants are encouraged to bring a significant woman in their lives—be it a wife, daughter, or mother—to continue the legacy of bonding over golf, just as Nancy did. This event is more than a competition; it's a tribute to the bonds and memories created on the golf course.

Tee Details - White and Red Tees will be used:
Team Best Ball, with players using their current handicap indexes to ensure fairness and competitiveness. The tournament will be played primarily from the White tees (69.2/120), with specific players designated to play from the red tees to suit all playing abilities.

Nancy's Tournament is the only sanctioned member-guest event in our series, offering a unique opportunity to honor Nancy's memory in a setting filled with camaraderie and the spirit of competition. Whether you are an avid golfer or someone who cherishes the connections made through the game, this tournament is an ideal occasion to celebrate Nancy's legacy and create new, lasting memories with your family and friends.


: Wednesday, Jun 12
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2 man team event

Whatever it is…it will be fun!


: Sunday, Jun 09
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Board Meeting

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: Wednesday, Jun 05
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Team Format - NET ONLY

Balboa Park Men's Club: Two-Man Combined Score Tournament

Tournament Details:

  • Format: Two-man combined score (net only)
  • Date: Wednesday, May 22
  • Location: Balboa Park, San Diego
  • Tee Times Start: 7:03 a.m. sharp (we know it’s early, but there’s coffee)
  • Lift, Clean, and Place: NOT IN EFFECT

 

What You Need to Know:

  • Partners: Sign up with your partner early! It’s a combined score tournament, and you’ll want to know whose habits you’re combining with. If you don't have a partner, don’t fret—I’ll be your matchmaker and find you one.
  • Sign Up: Make sure to register both you and your partner. This is a team event, and drops create logistical headaches, so please only sign up if you’re certain you can make it.
  • Tournament WILL BE Posted to Handicap: This will be considered a tournament round and will be posted after the tournament. 

 

?A Little Forecast for May 22:

  • San Diego Weather: Expect mild temperatures around 70°F, a light breeze, and the perfect amount of sunshine. The kind of day that makes you think, “Maybe I should’ve taken the afternoon off too.”

 

?The Fun Stuff:

  • This tournament is the perfect opportunity to combine your golfing talents (and your bad habits) with a partner in crime. Balboa is known for its merry band of golf degenerates, and this event promises to be no different. Grab your gear, your sense of humor, and let’s make this an epic round!

: Wednesday, May 22
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.
: Sunday, May 19
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Individual

Welcome to the Ocho de Mayo - Because Why Should Cinco Have All the Fun?

Join us on May 8th, 2024, at the scenic Balboa Golf Course in San Diego, CA, for a day of golf that promises more fun than a piñata at a birthday party. Celebrate "Ocho de Mayo" with us—a cheeky nod to Cinco de Mayo, because every good party deserves an encore!


Tee Times
Start at 7:03 AM sharp. Early birds can request earlier times. Remember, the early golfer gets the birdie!

Location
Where: Balboa Golf Course
Address: 2600 Golf Course Dr, San Diego, CA

Format

  • Type: Individual Stroke Play
  • Rules: Play it down across the course. NO LCP
  • Tees: We’ll be playing from the white tees.
  • Handicap: Scores will be posted to the Handicap System. So play nice, or play naughty, but definitely play accurate!

Why "Ocho de Mayo"?

Why not? We figured if we’re going to hit the links, let’s do it with a laugh. Bring your sombrero, and maybe avoid the tequila until the 19th hole!

Weather Forecast

Pack your sunscreen and maybe a sombrero for shade! The early forecast predicts a sunny day with temperatures flirting with the 70s. Perfect for a day on the greens—and for spotting those pesky sand traps.

Play Early, Play Fast

Request an early tee time but remember we encourage playing early and playing fast (4 or less)—it helps keep the game flowing and the spirits high.

Sign Up Now!

Don’t miss out on the fun! Secure your spot today and be part of the most festive golf day this side of the border. Registration is open, and spots are as hot as a jalapeño on a taco!

We promise a day filled with laughs, good strokes, and maybe even a hole-in-one celebration that could rival any Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Get your clubs ready, practice your swing, and prepare for an unforgettable day on the course at Ocho de Mayo!


: Wednesday, May 08
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Board Meeting

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: Wednesday, May 01
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Individual

2-Day Individual, with overall Low Net being our Champion
Round 1 : Saturday, Apr 27
Round 2 : Sunday, Apr 28
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Team Format

2 Man Shamble

Is your life feeling a bit like a shamble? Well, it’s time to tee off and straighten it out with a round of golf at the 2 Man Shamble! Come down to the green with your best golf buddy (don't forget to sign them up too!) and maybe, just maybe, you can fix both your game and your life in one go. Here’s what’s in store:

Weather Forecast: The morning kicks off at 7:00 AM, with mild temperatures around 66°F. But hold onto your hats and umbrellas, folks! There’s a swinging 61% chance of rain. Might as well think of the rain as nature's way of adding a water hazard to every hole!

Start Times: Bright and early at 7:00 AM. Make sure to set those alarms—though, if your life’s already in shambles, what’s an early morning wake-up call but another adventure?

Partner Up: This isn’t a solo mission; it’s a duo disaster—or masterpiece, depending on how you swing it. Mention a partner when you sign up and make sure they’re ready to help you un-shamble your game.

Lift, Clean, and Place: Yes, it’s in effect. Because sometimes life gives you mud, and we give you permission to tidy it up a bit before you take your shot.

Payouts: We’re talking Gross and Net payouts! Whether your game is top-notch or your scores need a little creative accounting, there’s a chance to win something...well that something is probably a $5.

So, if your golf game is as shambly as your desk or garage, it’s time to sort it all out—or at least have fun trying! Sign up for the 2 Man Shamble and let’s see if we can’t hit life’s problems like they’re all just a long par 5.


: Wednesday, Apr 24
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Individual

Hop 2 It Individual Tournament Summary

Hey Hop Stars! Ready to jump into some serious fun? Mark your calendars for the "Hop 2 It Individual" tournament, hopping into action on April 10th, 2024. Don't be a sleepy bunny - the tee-off starts at the bright and early time of 7:00 AM!

Weather Forecast: Looks like Mother Nature is joining our hoppy celebration! The morning is set to be a real treat with pleasant temperatures and a slight chance of showers - perfect for those early birdies! (And no, we don't mean the ones with feathers!)

Fresh Greens Alert!: This will be our very first Wednesday tournament after the greens have recovered from their springtime spa treatment. Expect lush, rolling fairways as rejuvenated as the Easter Bunny after a carrot smoothie!

Lift, Clean, and Place Rule: Just like the Easter Bunny hides eggs, we're keeping it fair with the Lift, Clean, and Place rule in effect. So, if your ball lands in a not-so-ideal spot, feel free to give it a little nudge (within the rules, of course - no bunny business!).

Gross and Net Payouts: Here’s the golden egg - we've got both Gross and Net payouts! Whether you’re an eagle-eyed pro or just here for the hops, there's a chance for everyone to win big. So, polish those clubs, practice your swing, and get ready to hop your way to victory!

Remember, it's all about having fun and enjoying the game. Who knows, you might even spot the Easter Bunny doing a dance on the 18th hole! So, sign up today, and let's make this a tournament to remember!


: Wednesday, Apr 10
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2 man Scramble

2 Man Scramble.  Both players hit...pick the best one...both players hit from there...repeat this until holed.


: Sunday, Apr 07
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Board Meeting

All are invited. Let your voices be heard.


: Wednesday, Apr 03
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Team Format

Fore! Watch Out for Flying Golf Balls and Leprechauns!

Golf enthusiasts and leprechaun fans, gather 'round! The much-anticipated Leprechaun FOREplay - Best Ball of 2 Tournament is just around the corner, taking place on the emerald fairways this March 20th, 2024. So, grab your clubs, your four-leaf clovers, and your best golfing buddy for a round that promises more fun than finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!

Weather Forecast: March 20th, 2024

Prepare for a whimsical day on the course, as our resident leprechaun weatherman predicts a mix of sunshine and magical rainbows - perfect for a round of golf. With temperatures sitting comfortably in the mid-60s, it's ideal weather for sporting your lucky golfing hat. Just beware of sudden gusts of wind that might just be a mischievous leprechaun trying to throw off your game!

The Format: Best Ball of 2

Get ready for a twist on the classic game with our Best Ball of 2 format. Each two-man team will play their own balls throughout the round. However, only the best score from the two on each hole counts towards the team's overall score. So, if you land in a sand trap, no worries! If your partner's sitting pretty on the fairway, you're still in good standing. It's like having a leprechaun's luck on every hole!

Handicap Posting and Final Hurrah Before Greens Maintenance

Attention, serious golfers! This isn't just a frolic with the wee folk. This round is postable for your handicap, so bring your A-game. It's a great chance to improve your stats before the greens undergo their annual spring maintenance. Remember, this will be the last tournament played on these pristine greens before our grounds crew works their magic. So, let's make it count and may the best team win!

Leprechaun Comments:

"Sure and begorrah, don't ye be forgettin' to tip your cap to the leprechauns – they might just help ye find your ball in the rough!"

"Remember, lads and lassies, it's not just about the score, it's about the fun ye'll be having with us magical folk!"

So, whether you're here for the competition or the sheer delight of sharing the course with possible leprechaun sightings, the Leprechaun FOREplay - Best Ball of 2 Tournament is set to be an unforgettable day. Sign up now, and may the luck of the Irish be with ye! 


: Wednesday, Mar 20
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.
: Sunday, Mar 17
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.
: Wednesday, Mar 13
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Board Meeting

All are invited. Let your voices be heard.


: Wednesday, Mar 06
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Individual

Members & Guests welcome.

Please pay me (Peter Berk) by 2/7/24 (< an extended date) or else....

HEY: OK TO INVITE FRIENDS...

Venmo (@Peter-Berk) or Zelle or PayPal (berkabee@happyaccidents.net)

If you're already playing as a Chili-Dipper, the extra $20 would be withdrawn from your balboa account, and you'd be a Double-Dipper!


: Monday, Mar 04
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Individual

Welcome to  "Annual 3 Clubs and a Putter" golf tournament, taking place at the scenic Balboa Park Golf Course! Get ready to tee off on February 28th, 2024, but don't you dare bring your entire club collection - it's time to get minimalist!

Weather Forecast: Mother Nature seems to have a sense of humor too! The forecast for the morning of February 28th is sunny with a touch of whimsy. Expect a comfortable temperature, perfect for those who like their golf with a side of sunshine. Remember to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, and maybe a hat that says, "I'm a serious golfer...with only 3 clubs!"

The Rules: You can only bring three clubs and a putter. That's right, just THREE clubs. Why? Because who needs a full set when you can challenge your golfing prowess (and patience) with limited tools? Choose your three clubs wisely – it's like picking your favorite children, but harder.

The Comedy: Having more clubs doesn’t always mean lower scores, it just means more options to blame for your bad shot! Ever heard someone say, “I would have hit that better if I had my 7.5 iron”? Neither have we. So, in the spirit of fun (and a bit of sarcasm), we’re keeping it simple.

Teeing Off: We'll be hitting from the white tees – because let's face it, we're not all PGA pros. The white tees are like the middle child: not too intimidating, but still a challenge, especially when you're trying to decide whether to use your hybrid, iron, or just throw the ball (just kidding, no throwing allowed).

Remember, it's all about strategy, creativity, and a little bit of luck. Who knew golf could be a mental game? Oh wait, every golfer ever.

So, grab your favorite three clubs (plus a putter), wear your most outrageous golf attire, and get ready to swing, miss, laugh, and maybe even hit a few good shots. See you at the first tee!


: Wednesday, Feb 28
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Team & Individual

16 Man Team


: Saturday, Feb 24
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Individual

Our Annual Mens Club 64 to 32 to 16 to 8 to 4 to 2 to 1 Match Play
Round of 64 : Saturday, Feb 24
Round of 32 : Sunday, Feb 25
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Team & Individual

16 Man Team


: Saturday, Feb 17
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Team Format - Alternate Shot

2 Man Team Event - Alternate Shot

Alternate Shots - Alternate Shot, also called Foursomes, is a competition format in which 2-person teams alternate hitting the same ball. The first player tees off, the second player hits the second shot, the first player hits the third shot, and so on until the ball is holed.

Rules For This Tournament:

1. Alternate Drives - No matter who ends a hole, you will alternate the person hitting the drive based on the previous hole. It will be ok to have a player, tap in a putt and then hit the drive on the next hole, IF that player didn't hit the drive on the hole they just tapped in on. So think about the holes that need to have clearing drives, if you are bringing your sweetie!

2. Mixed Teams - If your guest player is a lady, or a beginner. They may hit from the Reds. 

3. Penalty Shots - If Player A hits it into the water, the drop will be used as Player B's shot and then Player A will hit the shot. Effectively allowing the player to hit twice in a row. 

4. Balls - You will play the entire hole with the same ball, you will not be allowed to switch out balls in the middle of the hole based on the player hitting. Unless you hit it in the water, and you would need to play a new ball.


: Wednesday, Feb 14
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Team & Individual

16 Man Team


: Saturday, Feb 10
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Board Meeting

All are invited. Let your voices be heard.


: Wednesday, Feb 07
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.
: Sunday, Feb 04
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Team & Individual

16 Man Team


: Saturday, Feb 03
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Individual

Guys, I can get a flock of you in to a super nice course now known as The Heights (formerly Bernardo Heights Country Club).

I'll probably have 30 openings so jump aboard.


Monday, Jan 29
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Team & Individual

16 Man Team


: Saturday, Jan 27
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Team Format

 It's the annual Pinehurst, which if memory serves me is a two man alternate shot event.  You both tee off, you then hit your partners drive, then pick whichever ball is in a better, then (this is important), whoever's ball you choose, you alternate shots on that ball into the hole.  An example would be Players A & B tee off on the 1st hole.  Player A hits Player B's drive onto the green, then Player B hits Player A's drive really close to the hole, so you choose that ball.  Player A will now try to make that putt, but if he misses, Player B must tap it in.  Then you do that all over again on all the holes.  This will not be a postable round.  And you need a partner, so that is something you could put in the Request box after you enter, preferably after reaching out to said potential partner before you enter. 


: Wednesday, Jan 24
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Drink(s) / Dinner / Meeting / Awards / Drink(s)

 San Diego Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club, 2606 N Mission Bay Dr.  92109

(just West of the Mission Bay Golf Course)

 The event will go, historically, from 5pm to 9pm, perhaps beyond. 


: Tuesday, Jan 23
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10am Shotgun - in conjunction with The Chili Dippers

We have been able to arrange a new Away Event for this date:

Balboa members are invited to play (and bring a friend to play if you'd like) at La Valle Coastal Club (formerly Morgan Run CC) in Del Mar.

We have openings for approximately 20 players. First come (and paid), first served!

Cost is $90. This amount should be paid by 12/24 via Venmo (@Peter-Berk), or Zelle or PayPal (berkabee@happyaccidents.net), as I, on behalf of all players that day, need to make a deposit and final payment to the course well before the event date itself.

Should there be enough Bal players to have a competition, an additional prize fund amount, usually $20, would be withdrawn from your Bal Club Credits account.

BTW: The Chili Dippers play virtually every Monday (unless it's a holiday, then it's Tuesday) at a wide variety of courses around San Diego county. We played 23 different courses during 2023! Cost to join $25 a year. Glad to have you and friends join. 

Peter Berk,

Co-Director of the Chili's (and former 2010-21 Director of the Balboa Men's Club Weekday Events


Monday, Jan 22
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Shotgun

A 9 o'clock shotgun; flight competitions to be determined based on responses.

Please pay me (Peter Berk) by 12/15 or else....

Venmo (@Peter-Berk) or Zelle or PayPal (berkabee@happyaccidents.net)

If you're already playing as a Chili-Dipper, the extra $20 would be withdrawn from your balboa account, and you'd be a Double-Dipper!


Monday, Jan 15
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Team & Individual

16 Man Team


: Saturday, Jan 13
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.
: Wednesday, Jan 10
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Individual

Individual event. Low Gross and Net winners in each flight.

Indexes of 8.9 and below play from the BLUE tees

Indexes of 14.5 and above play from the WHITE tees

Indexes of 9.0 to 14.4 can play the BLUES or WHITES, just choose when you sign up, and tell us in the pairing/team/tee request.  If no choice is made, you will be put you where you are needed to balance the flights.  Requests made at other times and through other avenues (email or texts) are unlikely to be considered.

 


: Sunday, Jan 07