Penderbrook Pushover for Newcomer Chris Hughes
Penderbrook proves to be no match for newcomer Chris Hughes as he scored 39 points off a 20 handicap to win the societies second outing and first Captain’s Challenge event. It turned out to be a great day for all as the weather was good, and we had 17 participants, 10 of whom were first-timers. The Long Drive winner was Mario Ortega which may also qualify for most improved. Mario’s reign as Goat-boy from last months event ended as Vernon Hardy won that honor. He’ll hold the honor until next month or until someone else earns it, which could be longer if those lessons don’t kick into effect soon. Actually, Mario and Vernon played in the same group and their competition went back and forth for most of the day. Going into the last hole, it could have gone either way. Vern was a good sport in accepting his defeat and the challenge to rise above next month, and Mario, well, Mario is still talking about that 2nd shot on the 18th hole, “you should have seen it.” The closest to the Pin was won by another new-comer Mark Conroy.
All in all, it was a good day. The course was in good shape, the service was very helpful and the food hit the spot. There was a point when we thought we might loose two participants to the birth of a child and grandchild. Diane Beauchamp, (Dave’s wife and Claude Benedict’s daughter), was threatening to go into labor that morning. As it turned out, she held off until the following Tuesday and gave birth to a healthy daughter. It was considerate of her to wait and not interfere with our important event. Thanks Diane! Congratulations to the family and to the happy mother who can now drink beer for the first time in 9 months. Imagine nine months without beer, another reason why men do not have babies.
More on that later. . .
thing in this cover story, in a strategy to avoid winning the Goat-Boy
award it has come to the attention of the committee that Paul Tierney is
recruiting only golfers who are worse than he is. Nice thought Paul, but,
I'm willing to bet that any person off the street will know which end of
the club to hold and that alone should be enough to take you on. So, do
what Tiger says to do, practice more!
Closest to the Pin
We would like
to grow the membership to a level where we can average 20 to 28 players
per outing on a regular, monthly basis. If you know someone who enjoys
golf, is fun to be around, and might be interested in participating in
an outing, please contact Rick Sterrett or John Sullivan for more details.
Rick Sterrett Mobile: (301) 529-2747 John Sullivan: Mobile: (703) 622-0084
(703) 736-9815 Home: (540) 554-8871
Next Months Meeting:
Bull Run Golf Course:
Run Golf Club Phone: 703-753-7777
3520 James Madison Highway Toll Free: 877-753-7770
Haymarket, VA 20169 Fax: 703-753-0938
The next Golf Society meeting has been
set up. It is August 28th at 1:00PM
at Bull Run Golf Course. Cost will be about $60 includes Greens Fees, Cart, Food afterwards at the awards ceremony, and prizes.
hope you all can make it. Please contact John Sullivan by phone or email
ASAP to hold your spot.
by Golf Magazine as the Best New Public Golf Course in
Virginia for 1999
During the Civil War the capture and occupation of strategic positions in the fields and woodlands surrounding Bull Run Mountain was executed with precision, courage, and a delicate balancing of risk versus reward. Almost a century and a half later, the battle continues on the course at Bull Run Golf Club.
the echoes of blasts have faded, the sounds of crisply struck balls, camaraderie
and laughter have taken root. Rick Jacobson’s harmonious blend
of nature and architectural savvy give life to a track of land described
by The Washington Times as "the way a golf course should be designed."
scenery calls to golfers beckoning them to leave the many amenities and
spacious interior for a memorable round.
After cart attendants have loaded golfers’ bags, the campaign begins with wide fairways open to the elements. The march then takes players through woodlands, over creeks and across natural reserves, challenging both the beginner and better player to employ a complete arsenal of shots and maneuvers.
the conclusion of the battle players can relax and reminisce about the
contest with a hot meal and cold drink as they watch the sun set over Bull
Run Mountain and bring to a close a war that will continue for years to
Club will be 6 1/2 miles on right hand side
Mark your Calendars!!! The September
2002 Autumn Classic will be held on Wednesday September 18th,
2002 (at Virginia National in Bluemont, Virginia)
Pen Pusher Web Site Under Construction
has set us up! We now have a web site, www.penpushers.us
thanks to Paul. Content is on its way. Suggestions and contributors are
you hit a provisional ball? Is a Provision Ball a “mulligan?”
What happens if you hit a provisional ball and then find your original
Rule 27-2 Provisional
he fails to do so and plays another ball, such ball is not a
ball and becomes the ball in play under penalty of stroke and
distance (Rule 27-1); the original ball is deemed to be lost.
the original ball is lost outside a water hazard or is
of bounds, the provisional ball becomes the ball in play,
penalty of stroke and distance (Rule 27-1).
there is reasonable evidence that the original ball is lost in a
hazard, the player shall proceed in accordance with Rule 26-1.
If there is reasonable evidence that the original ball is lost in
an immovable obstruction (Rule 24-2c) or an abnormal ground condition
25-1c) the player may proceed under the applicable Rule.
taken and penalty strokes incurred solely in playing a provisional
ball subsequently abandoned under Rule 27-2c shall be disregarded.
to interpret this rule:
There are two circumstances where it would be wise (and save you time) to hit a provisional ball.
after hitting a provisional ball, you happen to find your original ball
(and it is in bounds) you may abandon your provisional ball without penalty.
If you continue to play with your provisional ball (i.e. you can’t
find the original or it was out of bounds) you must take a one stroke penalty
and count you original and provisional strokes. If you have hit a ball
and find it has landed out of bounds (whether you lose it or not), you
must go back to the place where you originally hit the ball out of bounds
and take a one stroke penalty. So a provisional ball saves both time and
the embarrassment of traveling backwards on the course to hit again.
There are circumstances where a provisional ball does not make sense: