Click here to go to the 2020 Men's Club Portal

 

 

HHMC Updates and Reminders:

 

Dear Members,

 

Quick Notes:

 

  • Thanks for a great season.
  • You MUST spend (or order) your 2021 tournament monies in the pro shop by December 31.
  • Player Passes will be at the 2019 price until December.

 

New Board Members are Bill Detweiler, Bruce Moser and Jon Ardinger. Joe and Warren are returning. A BIG thanks to Al Gore, Dave Ryan, Todd Austin and the rest of the Board for their work on your behalf throughout the year.

 

Important Updates and Reminders

Dates: 

  • January 1 - February 28! Membership Renewals and the Early Bird Special for new members. You will be invoiced beginning in January.  Ask your friends to join! If you have a friend join, and they list your name on their application, you will get one free tournament entry.
  • We will be accepting renewals and new member applications electronically and online only for 2022. More information will be provided as we get closer. Please feel free to contact any board member for help or questions on renewing or having friends join. “The Box” is a relic of the past.

 

Thank you for completing the online survey.

 

We had 57 people complete the survey. 75% of members voted to recommend the Board approve a Maximum Score for certain tournaments. 77% of members voted to recommend the Board create a process to allow members to use the Red tees based on age and handicap.  

 

Here are the 2 questions for reference: See Results Summary Here 

 

  1. Should the HHMC implement a MAXIMUM score on holes for tournaments with the exception of our 4 major tournaments (Partner Best Ball, Match Play, Medal Play and Senior)? Yes or No

 

Background:

The USGA allows for clubs to implement maximum scores as a local rule in order to support pace of play. An example of maximum score is double par, i.e. 6 on a par 3, 8 on a par 4, and 10 on a par 5. We could also implement a maximum score or 7, 9, 11 or other combination. This can be set in Golf Genius so it’s not a scoring issue.

 

A yes vote will approve the Board setting the maximum score for 2022 and reviewing how this worked after the 2022 season.

 

 

  1. Should the HHMC implement a policy for members to choose to use the Red Tees based on age and handicap? Yes or No

Background:

Currently we require members to join the Seniors League rather than allowing members to use the red tees. Several of our more senior members have developed long friendships and would prefer to play in the HHMC AND would like to use the red tees. An example of the requirements might be minimum age 75 and minimum handicap of 20. No one would be forced to use the Red Tees. Members would need to request they play from the red tees at the beginning of the season. The World Handicap System ensures accurate handicaps from all tees.

 

A Yes vote allows the Board the ability to set the requirements for the use of the Red Tees.

 

RENEW Starting January 1! $105.00 to renew, $5.00 hole in one, $110.00 for both. Please renew by March 1. After that date there will be a $25.00 late fee to renew and reactivate your handicap. We need this time to prepare for our first tournament at the end of March.

 

For those of you fortunate enough to have reached the age of 75 and been a member for 15 consecutive years, your honorary membership fee is $45 (which covers the cost of your handicap) and $5.00 for the hole in one. $50.00 for both.

 

Early Bird Special - NOW is the time to ask friends about joining for the Early Bird price of $150 ($155 with hole in one).

 

We are in the process of getting the tournament schedule set and handicap/rules changes ready to go.

 

Please make sure you are paying at least 24 hours in advance.

 

Marshalling for tournaments - If you volunteer to be a marshal you will receive one free tournament entry fee. Please email or text Warren if you'd like to marshal for an upcoming tournament. w.blair@comcast.net or  303-957-6925

NO SHOWS – Please send a text to Joe (303-548-9609) or Warren (303-957-6925) with a valid excuse (emergency type stuff) if you cannot play in a tournament at the last moment. Please add them to your contacts. If you do not show up for a tournament without sending a text, with a valid reason, you will NOT receive a refund of your entry fee AND you will need to pay $20.00 to enter your next tournament. No shows have a very negative impact on the tournament, especially if it's a team event. 

Tournament PlayHHMC sets all tournament tee times. Members need to call the Pro Shop AFTER we post the tee sheets Wednesday mornings. You MUST pay at least 24-hours in advance. Annuals and Player Passes are accepted over the phone.

* Shotgun starts will be allowed IF we pay in advance!

 

Wednesday NightersWith the increase popularity of these tournaments we need to cap registrations to 40 due to daylight hours. Assigned foursomes go at their assigned times. You MUST register online the Thursday prior and call-in to pay! Food will be served after on the patio. Carts are on an “as available” basis and not guaranteed. One person should act as the designated scorer using their foursome's GGID code and enter the gross scores for your group. Any complaints will ensure you go last in every tournament!

 

Skins:

  • Venmo! HHMC is using the Venmo app for skins payments (pay for skins and get paid for wins).
  • Please send Warren a friend request on Venmo for future skins payments (to pay and get paid) @Warren-Blair
  • Please exchange your Venmo account address for team events.
  • Venmo is a secure, online, payment transaction app with no transaction fees.
  • @Warren-Blair is a separate account used to track all payments (reviewed by the Board for accuracy). Members can pay via Venmo for friends, other players, or during team events. Just enter who you're paying for (tourney, Gross/Net, or both). Members paying for others are responsible for collecting from the member(s) they paid for.
  • Please download the app, use it, and enjoy the ease of paying for things. Ask your kids, they use it every day.

 

Posting Scores

  • The Tournament Committee posts ALL Tournament Scores, including the Rudden. We will inform Match Play players know about posting soon.  Do NOT post ANY HHMC Tournament scores unless requested by the committee.
  • ALL players are responsible for posting their non- HHMC tournament scores every time they play. Please be familiar with the following:
  • Post all acceptable scores, including 9-hole rounds
    • Scores are to be posted within the same day of the round being played.
    • Where applicable, proper adjustments must be applied to all scores for posting purposes, including net double bogey and most likely score. The player is responsible for knowing how these adjustments work.
    • Each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played.

 

Scorecards: Golf Genius automatically scores when you enter your GROSS score by hole.

  • Golf Genius scoring Only: One player in each foursome MUST enter the scores in Golf Genius for all players. At the end of the round, all players must verbally state their score is correct on EACH HOLE of the "e-card" before submitting. Players may be disqualified if they don't accurately review their e-card verbally with the person submitting the Golf Genius group score.

 


2022:

Season-Long Best Ball

  • $10 gross, $10 net, or $20 gross/net. Pay online. The more tournaments you play, the better you can do. Sign-up any time during the season, but signing-up earlier increases your chances of a better overall season score!
  • We'll keep track of your season-long best balls through Golf Genius (tournament play only) throughout the year. Payouts are based on the number of entries and pay-out approximately 30% of the field.
  • The following tournaments are a part of the Season-Long Best Ball:
  • Kickoff; 3-2-1; Rudden; Partner Best Ball; Match Play; Hyland MIST; Medal Play; Mid-Am/Senior/Super-Senior; and Dalton
  • Must enter a score on each hole. If you pick-up, input what you would've most-likely scored (or net-double-bogey). 

 

Hyland Cup Points (Like the FedEx Cup) = Free!

  • All members are eligible to participate and there is NO charge (we'll see how it goes and what changes are needed).

 

  • Points awarded for each regular tournament you enter:
  • 10 Hyland Cup Points for each regular tournament you enter: Kickoff; 3-2-1; Heaven and Hell; 4-Man Shamble; 2-Man Shamble; Ryder Cup; and Orange Peel
  • 15 Hyland Cup Points for the Rudden, Sunrise Scotch, and Dalton
  • 20 Hyland Cup Points for each “Major” tournament you enter. Majors are: Partner Best Ball; Medal Play; Match Play and Mid-am/Senior/Super-Senior (the Senior is the actual major).
  • 40 Hyland Cup Points for entering the Hyland MIST (member/member and member/guest)

 

Tournament Hyland Cup Point Payouts:

  • 1st Place and ties: each player receives 50 Hyland Points
  • 2nd Place and ties: each player receives 40 Hyland Points
  • 3rd Place and ties: each player receives 30 Hyland Points
  • 4th Place and ties: each player receives 20 Hyland Points
  • 5th Place and ties: each player receives 10 Hyland Points

 

Payouts are for 2021 renewal credit only:

  • 1st Place = $100 credit for 2021 renewal
  • 2nd Place = $75 credit for 2021 renewal
  • 3rd Place = $50 credit for 2021 renewal
  • 4th Place = $25 credit for 2021 renewal
  • Ties will be combined from the above

 


New Members:

  • Join Colorado’s best men’s club and play on Colorado’s #1 public golf course! We invite you to click on the following link to read our Hyland Hills Prospective Members Welcome's You to Join Letter (PDF), which tells more about the fun and challenging course we play, our tournament events, and other important facts.
  • If you're interested in joining the friendliest and finest club in Colorado, download and complete the following form: New Member Application (PDF)

 

Member Renewal: 

  • Renew your membership before March 1st annually.
  • Download and complete the following form: Member Renewal Form (PDF) and include it with payment in Men's Club Pro Shop drop-box. You'll be given a chance to add the optional $5 Hole-In-One club during the process.
  • Email, Cell Phone, and Date of Birth are required for the online renewal.

 


Best Practices: 

World Handicap System: Effective January 5, 2020, the USGA implemented the World Handicap System:

  • Players are able to establish a Handicap Index after as little as three scores
  • Player’s Handicap Index is calculated using the best 8 out of their 20 most recently recorded scores
  • The Course Rating and Slope Rating will be fundamental within the Handicap Index calculation
  • The maximum hole score for handicap purposes is a Net Double Bogey (+ any pops on that hole)
  • Handicap Index will update the day after a score is posted to the player’s scoring record, providing players with a responsive measure of their ability
  • A Playing Conditions Calculation identifies and accounts for abnormal course or weather conditions
  • Safeguards limit the extreme upward movement of a Handicap Index and reduce a Handicap Index when an exceptional score is submitted

https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/handicapping/world-handicap-system/WHS-resources.html 

 

Pace of Play Guidelines: All groups must keep up with the group in front of them and be ready to hit when fairway or green clears. Any group one hole, or more, behind the group in front will receive a warning to pull into position within two holes. Play FAST! Any group that has not moved into noticeably better position (less than one hole behind) within 2 holes will receive a 2-stroke penalty for each player in the group.

  • All members must be ready to help with the pin if players want it in or out. Players may continue to finish putting out if they so decide and it would not interfere with another player’s line (except Match Play unless both players agree). This helps with Pace of Play!
  • The 3-minute clock for searching for golf balls starts at the time players are near the vicinity of where they believe their ball landed.
  • Each player should make their stroke within 40 seconds of reaching their ball. This includes surveying the shot, lining up, practice shots and all “waggles”. HIT the Ball!
  • Each player in your group is responsible for keeping their group in position!
  • Balls in penalty areas should not be retrieved if group is not in position. Take your drop and play!
  • Any disrespect towards the Board Member or Marshall when being asked to close the gap or being assessed the 2-stroke penalty or, at any other time, will result in an automatic individual or team disqualification from the tournament and could also face expulsion from the club for violating the bylaws. Board and General Members (or others TBD) may be on the course as Pace of Play Marshalls for any and all tournaments and must be treated respectfully.

 


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