Members Guide:

This link will help you understand how the club works, and get you playing and enjoying the game of golf. If you still have questions, please email us at shorelinesenior@yahoo.com.

About the Tournaments:

Mondays: 
We play year round. Typically we have an attendance of 35 to 40 players , depending on the season and the weather. As you can see from the "Tournament Schedule" on the website Home Page, the format varies from week to week, sometimes with individual games, sometimes with games for twosomes or foursomes. Prizes are awarded in several flights, as well as Closest to the Pin payouts on two of the par three holes.


Wednesdays:
Attendance is much lighter on Wednesday, usually no more than 20 players. The games are more limited, usually a simple Low Net, with only one Closest to the Pin prize. The prizes are awarded usually in a single flight.

Making Tee Times:

Mondays: 
Tee times are required for the Monday events. You get a spot on the tee time sheet by emailing our tee time administrator Joe Urbassik at joeu1218@gmail.com. He will send out a request for signups on Sunday or Monday a week before the target Monday, and will accept tee time requests until 5:00pm Tuesday, at which point the tee times are turned over to the clubhouse. Up until the actual Monday play date, a club member can call the clubhouse and request to be added to or removed from the tee time list. If you are signed up, you are expected to show up; cancel with the clubhouse if you cannot make it. Calling the pro shop and paying before arriving at the course may also be required. For more information, check "Club News" link on our website.


Wednesdays:
Due to Covid-19, advanced tee times are currently required Wednesdays as well. You get them the same way, email joeu1218@gmail.com. Once the virus concerns diminish, we will probably revert to our long-standing policy of no required advanced tee times, but first come, first served. A good way to meet and play with a variety of players, personalities, skill levels, and paces. Players start showing up about 7:00, with the first group going out at 7:30.

Rules and Procedures:

Before the Round
Check in at the Pro Shop and pay greens fees and/or cart fees if not pre-paid, plus $5 for the prize money fund. Provide the staff with the information about your tee time and name. The Game Of The Day may be posted on the Display Board outside the Pro Shop. Handicaps are updated every 2 weeks, and are also posted there. Be sure to check your handicap!


Out on the Course
We swap scorecards with another member of the foursome. Make sure your scorecard has the following: the date, your name legibly printed (important), and your handicap. Read the "Club Local Rules" link on the the website for details about play. One of them says "No 'Gimmies,' no 'Mulligans.'" We mean it. You are not finished with a hole until you putt the ball into the hole! Play "Ready Golf." Observe the Golden Rule: replace your divots, fix ball marks, rake all traces of your visit to any of the bunkers.


After the Round
Have your scorer sign your card, and then you sign attesting the score. Make sure you have filled the score card completely with your first initial and last name clearly legible and your current course handicap entered in the space provided. Then post your score on the clubhouse computer, and drop the score card in the box next to the posting computer. Failure to do any of the above will result in disqualification from the tourney prize money.

Pace of Play:

Shoreline Golf Links believes that a reasonable pace of play is a key ingredient in a pleasurable golf experience. The term "reasonable" translates into that pace in which all foursomes play such that none of them are kept waiting to hit their shots. Or put another way, your place on the course is immediately behind the group in front of you, not immediately in front of the group behind you. A number of the Senior Club members also serve as Volunteer Marshals at the course, so they have a special sensitivity to slow play. This desire for a 4 hour round is most strongly felt by those with the earlier tee times, and as at most courses, the pace slows down as the day goes on. Our Goal Is eighteen Holes in 4 1/2 Hours Or Less.

Finding a Group:

It isn't that we are not a friendly bunch, but many players like to play at a regular time with a regular group. When you first join, you will be assigned a random open slot on the tee time sheet. As you become a 'regular', you can request to play with particular players or at a particular time, but longevity with the club usually takes precedence regarding honoring conflicting requests. Sometimes movement to a different group and a different time is unavoidable. Some club members find it interesting and energizing to play with various club members with different skill levels and different personalities. We will try to accommodate your particular requests.

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