Northern Illinois Men's Amateur Golf Association
June 2008 www.nimaga.org
Every regular Monthly NIMAGA Tournament, within each division, GOLFTEC has offered a free 1 hour evaluation gift certificate to a golfer selected at random from our tournament: To be eligible, you must register to play and complete the round. Prior winners throughout the year are no longer eligible for the remainder of the calendar year.
Congratulations to April’s Spring Thaw Golftec gift certificate winners:
Palmer Division: Shawn Pipes
Sad News – Walter Svihula
For those of you who may not have heard, NIMAGA lost a long time member, NIMAGA Board Member and Vice President and active amateur golfer and friend, Wally Svihula. Wally passed on Monday May 19 after a 6 month battle with brain cancer. NIMAGA will miss Wally and all of his efforts to help make NIMAGA the organization it is today.
Member Guest Event – Tuesday May 20. Prairie Landing
This top flight event was held on a great spring day and reflective of the scores that both members and guests shot. Make plans for next year to bring a guest or several. This year’s winner and scores:
Member Low division
Member High division
June is a Busy Golfing Month
Summer Classic Tournament is on June 7, with courses at Whisper Creek, and Pine Crest, both in Huntley. Still time to get in the June Midweek Tuesday June 17 at The Links at Carillon ( new NIMAGA course) – only $50. Also, still time to enter the Senior Event which will be held at Fox Run (another new location for NIMAGA) on Monday June 23 – only $50 – qualification - must be 50+ years young to enter.
Please note the July event is a misprint.
The correct date for the Freedom Open is Sunday July 13th for all divisions
Special Charity Event - The Salvation Army Golf Day 2008
Roger Scott (long time NIMAGA member and past
President) is managing this first ever event to be held Thursday June
26, 11:30am shot gun at Bartlett Hills Golf Club. There will be two
divisions, Scramble and Best Ball. Included in the $95 fee is golf,
cart, and diner. Also at diner will be a silent auction for donated
items. There is a limit of 144 golfers to this event, so get your
applications in early and support this excellent charity event (all
proceeds go to the Salvation Army). For additional information, contact
www.NIMAGAROG@aol.com or call 630-483-4320. Scoring will be done by
friends of NIMAGA.
Longest Drive in PGA History? May take awhile to beat this even with new technology!
Carl Cooper holds this record with a drive of 767 yards! Kind of makes those 350+ drives you see each week look – well, a little boring. At HEB Texas Open, on the Par 4 3rd hole his drive careened right and hit a cart path which sent it rolling down a hill and a mere 331 years past the green. It then took five more shots to finish the hole, three of which were needed just to get back to the green.
Rules Corner: Your Ball hits another players ball while both are in Play?
Most golfers have seen another player’s ball hit a ball while that ball was on the green. Provided the ball that was played was from anywhere off the green, the ball that was on the green should always be replaced to it’s original spot whether or not the ball was knocked closer or further away from the hole.
What if no one was close to the green and everyone was unsure of the balls original location? The group should agree to place the ball at the nearest point they believe the ball was located prior to being hit.
What about the ball that hit the ball on the green? Golf rules call this the “rub of the green” in other words; the original ball on the green is a part of the golf course and the result of hitting the other ball and the ending location stand the same as if you hit the flag stick, tree, directional sign or any other object on the course. There is no relief for the ball that hits the other ball.
What if both balls are on the green and then the other ball hits a ball at rest on the green? The player who hits a ball (at rest) on the green would incur a 2 stroke penalty. It is the responsibility of the player who is about to hit a ball on a green to ask another player to mark his ball. If asked the other player is required to mark his ball in a way that should not affect the shot of the player about to hit. The ball that was at rest should be replaced as close as possible to it’s original location.
What if during the play of a hole and not on the green, a ball being played hits another ball? The ball that was just played and hit another ball at rest should play that ball from wherever it ends up (rub of the green). The original ball that was hit should be replaced to the original location, if unsure where exactly the ball was previously located, as close as possible to the original location. Under these circumstances neither player would incur a penalty.
Have a question about a rule? Send us an email.
For further info on this rule and others go to the USGA website www.usga.org
Check out the web site regularly! Many will notice
some changes to our web site. A big thanks go out to Shawn Pipes, our
tournament director and web guru! In a n effort to go green! And to
lower costs (and a bit of work) we have eliminated much of the paper you
would receive in the mail. Make a weekly habit of visiting our web site
to check out the latest news and information. We still have a few
members who either have difficulty in accessing the internet, and we are
doing everything we can to assist them. If you know of someone who has
this problem let us know and we’ll try and find them an internet friend
who can keep them up to date! You will also note that we will be sending
out regular email notes to advise members of upcoming events and special
Speaking of special news? Any good stories or information that your friends at NIMAGA should know about? Send us photo’s and articles about what’s going on in the off season or up coming special dates. Any new holes-in-one?
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include them in a future NIMAGA notes.
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