Friday, April 21, 2017

What is the purpose of the USGA Handicap System?

The purpose of the USGA Handicap System is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. The System provides a fair Course Handicap for each player, regardless of ability, and adjusts a player's Handicap Index up or down as the player's game changes. At the same time, the System disregards high scores that bear little relation to the player's potential ability and promotes continuity by making a Handicap Index continuous from one playing season or year to the next. A Handicap Index is useful for all forms of play, and is issued only to individuals who are members of a licensed golf club.

Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review. The player and the player's Handicap Committee have joint responsibility for adhering to these premises.

New score posting procedures for 2017:
1) Hole-By-Hole Score Posting – all member home scores will be posted using the hole-by-hole method. This will help the Handicap Committee in several ways. Included is the ability to examine actual score data and potentially change the handicap ranking of each hole.

2) Who will post scores? The golf staff will post all home scores. This will eliminate standing in line waiting for the Kiosk to become available. It will also help the Handicap Committee ensure that all acceptable rounds are posted in a timely fashion, in a standardized way and can be made available for peer review.

3) Where should I turn in my scorecard? Please turn in your scorecard to the Golf Shop or Player Services Staff at the completion of your round (including nine hole or partial rounds). If you prefer to keep your scorecard, please ask the staff to make a copy of your scorecard. The copy will be submitted for score posting. Please clearly identify player names and tee played. Lastly, please inform the staff if you played a format that cannot be posted (Scramble, Alternate Shot).

Friday, April 14, 2017

Congratulations Golf Staff!

This time of year the NCAA college golf teams are holding their conference championships.  Please see the links below to follow the action of our GBCC staff competing in 2017.

Avery Steen – Green Bay Phoenix
April 23 – April 25
For live scoring of this event please go to the link below:
Avery Steen

David Spengler – Northern Iowa University
April 24 – April 25
For live scoring of this event please go to the link below:
David Spengler

Ben Bobinski – St. Norbert College
May 4 – May 6
We do not have live scoring for this event, but for results please go to this link and click on MWC Golf Championship:

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Golf Course is Open for the Season!

By Golf Superintendent Ben Larsen

The golf course has overwintered in terrific condition and is primed for another great season. This weekend’s forecasted warmer days will lift the soil temperatures just enough for our putting greens to break dormancy allowing for some recuperative potential from mowing, rolling, and foot traffic. As a result, the golf course, quarry course and putt-putt course will officially open today at 9 am.

 Our Grounds Department staff has been prioritizing our clean-up efforts to the more playable areas of the course: Greens, Tees, Fairways, Bunkers and Cart Paths. Also, most of the golf course accessories (ballwashers, tee markers, garbage cans, and water coolers) have been set on the course, and the remaining will ready by next week.

This foursome officially kicked off the 2017 Outdoor Golf Season.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Sports Center Outdoor/Indoor Bar Project

By Golf Superintendent Ben Larsen
As of April 4th, GBCC has been state approved to construct an outdoor/indoor bar at the Sport Center.  The lifeguard office, located off of the pool deck, will be transformed into the bar; which will provide service to the outside during the summer and inside during fall, spring and winter.

In addition to the new bar, we are converting the dining room into a swimsuit friendly area to relax and eat.  This area will allow members and guest to be by the pool but out of the elements from outside.

The completion of this project is scheduled before May 26th, Opening Day.