Registered with the "NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL OF BELIZE" $5,000.00 Raised for Karl Heusner Hospital, $1,281 Raised for Dangriga Cancer Society, $2,238 Raised for Children of Hope Charity, $1,000 for Student Scholarship, $600 for Roaring Creek Softball Team.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Belize Golf Tournament Results - July 23rd 2011

Here are the results from last Saturdays Tournament at the Roaring River Golf Course on July 23rd 2011. Congratulations to everyone, we had some players posting excellent scores :

Gross Score (without handicap) :

1st Place - Ray Garbutt Jr (72)
2nd Place - Peter Allen (73)
3rd Place - Jaime Gonzalez (75)

Net Score (with handicap) :

1st Place - Jaime Gonzalez (62)
2nd Place - Peter Allen (62)
3rd Place - Nelson Gallardo (63)

Jaime and Peter tied for 1st Place, in the net category. Jaime was declared the winner due to his better back 9 score.

Las Vegas "2" Pot :

Ray Garbutt Jr

The yearly Cumulative Points for the 7 official tournaments are :

Gross Score :

1st Place - 60 points - Andy Hunt
2nd Place - 54 points - William Mckenzie
3rd Place - 46 points - Paul Martin
4th Place - 33 points - Tim Heath
5th Place - 30 points - Ray Garbutt Jr

Net Score :

1st Place - 38 points - Nelson Gallardo
2nd Place - 37 points - Naim Musa
3rd Place - 34 Points - Jaime Gonzalez
4th Place - 29 Points - William Mckenzie
5th Place - 27 Points - Andy Hunt
Most Pars :

56 pars - William Mckenzie
53 pars - Andy Hunt
43 pars - Paul Martin

Most Birdies :

9 Birdies - Paul Martin,
8 Birdies - Andy Hunt, Jaime Gonzalez

Most Eagles :

1 Eagle - Paul Martin, Saul Barrera, Rene Reyes

Total List of scores for Saturday July 23rd 2011 Tournament :

72 - Ray Garbutt Jr
73 - Peter Allen
75 - Jaime Gonzalez
75 - William Mckenzie
78 - Nelson Gallardo
78 - Jim Comber
80 - Tim Heath
81 - Saul Barrera
85 - Paul Martin
85 - Mickey Thornton
89 - Alan Graham
89 - John Sansone
90 - Dave Giesbrecht
91 - Harold Nava
91 - Ray Garbutt Sr
92 - Karl Ayers
93 - Naim Musa
96 - Amir Escobar
100 - Boris Vestly
115 - Eleazar Portillo
120 - Dalix Hernandez

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Golf Rules - Ditches, Fairway Lines, Balls touching, and Unplayables

This weeks highlighted golf rulings :

Ditches at Roaring River Golf Course :

When your ball lands in any of the ditches on hole 8,9,17 and 18 at the Roaring River Golf Course you are entitled to free relief. This means you can take a free drop, 1 club length from the ditch, without penalty.

You are NOT entitled to relief from the ditch running along the left side of the fairways on hole 3, 4, 12 and 13. You must play the ball is it lies or you can take an unplayable ball and drop 2 club lengths, no closer to the hole. If it was your tee shot that landed in the ditch and you took an unplayable, you would now be hitting your 3rd shot.

To drop or not to drop on Fairway/Rough demarcation lines at Roaring River?

What happens if your ball lands on a fairway/rough line. The lines that show the borders of the fairways and rough? If the ball is on another fairway then you get free relief and can drop the ball no closer to the hole. This is Rule 8 of the Roaring River local rules, which are posted in the club house.

Balls touching on fairway :

At the US Open, Graham Mcdowell and Louis Oosthuizen hit their tee shots and their balls stopped on the fairway, touching each other.

The ruling for this is that Except when a ball is in motion, if a player considers that the ball of another player might interfere with his play, he may have it lifted.

A ball lifted under this Rule must be replaced (see Rule 20-3). The ball must not be cleaned unless it lies on the putting green (see Rule 21).

In stroke play, a player required to lift his ball may play first rather than lift the ball.

For the player replacing his ball, the ball must be placed in the nearest lie most similar to the original lie that is not more than one club-length from the original lie, not nearer the hole and not in a hazard.

Ruling is here :

Dropping the Ball, keeping the point where the ball lay between the drop area and hole.

Ollie from Hopkins asked when this rule applies on the course. This rule is applied when the ball is in the water hazard (Rule 26) or if you need to take an unplayable. Rule 28.

With a Water Hazard you can take a drop as far back as you want, keeping the point where the ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard, between the hole and where you drop.

You may also deem your ball unplayable anywhere on the course and take either a drop, 2 club lengths from the spot where the ball lays, no closer to the hole. OR go back as far as you want keeping the point where the ball lay, between the hole and where you take your drop.