See New Bunker Play Rule Below







July 2020 President’s Newsletter 



Here we go, it’s July and things haven’t changed much except for the weather—it’s pretty hot here, but everyone seems to be handling the “dry heat” fairly well.  Lots to explain, so I’ll get right to it:


1.  Speaking of dry heat, the Men’s Club annual Dry Heat Tournament will be held on August 3rd and 4th. Flyers have been sent out so find a partner and sign up, it should be a good time. Remember there will be no horse race this year and more details will be sent before the tournament.


2.  Monday Men’s Club events should resume on July 20th.  We are still working out details on how we will start (no shotguns allowed at the moment) so stay tuned for more info from our Monday coordinator Dennis Asher.  If anyone wants to change their tee box selection you can do it as of today—reminder that there are gold/white combo tees available if you care to change.  If you do choose to change your current tee selections, please let Dennis Asher know before our 1st event.


3.  Playing out of traps—I think we already went over this, but it deserves more clarification. Suggestions from the SCGA- you can play your ball as it lies or you can lift, clean your ball, smooth your lie and place back to where you picked it up.


4.  Holed out putts—this gets a little dicey.  The SCGA suggests (I’m going to paraphrase):  in competitive and tournament play the ball must be holed out, that is, it must come to rest in the cup. In recreational play the group can decide beforehand if that is how you want to play it.  The golf course is working with Greg Henry to replace the current inverted cups (which seem to be the cause of much of the controversy) with foam inserts set 2 to 3 inches below the level of the green.  We hope this should solve the problem.


Final words of wisdom from Arnold Palmer: “Success in golf depends less upon strength of body than upon strength of mind and character”.


Everyone have a safe and happy 4th of July—GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!



Rich Mercatante - President TLQMC

Tournament Information


Next tournament is the Dry Heat on August 3 & 4.  The 2020 Dry Heat Entry Form is on the Tournament Information page.  Pick your partner and sign-up ASAP.

New Members


Go to the "New Member Information" page of the website for important details about joining TLQMC.

Got Rules?


New Local Rule - Bunker Play 


LIFT, SMOOTH AND REPLACE—When a player's ball is in a bunker, a player may lift his or her ball, smooth the sand to ground level (flat not teed) and replace the ball back on it’s original spot.  The player may clean the ball when lifting it under this procedure.


New Local Rule - Goose Dung


At the player’s option, dung from geese may be treated either as: 

A loose impediment that may be removed under Rule 15.1, or 

Ground under repair from which relief is allowed under Rule 16.1.


Attention All Members


Please read the new World Handicap System explanation on the Handicap Information page - it is very important that all Members understand and follow the new Handicap System.  If you have questions, please contact Ron Englhard at


Perimeter Rules Are in Effect 


Please Click On The Tab "Golf Course Perimeter Rules" for more Information.


Got a Rules Question?


Go to our Rules Questions and Answers section. 



If you are a member of the Men's Club (TLQMC), and have had a hole in one at our Golf Course, let me know,, and I will list your Name and Hole-In-One Information - date, hole, and club used.

Classified Section


Do you have something golf related to sell or give away?  Please see our Classified Section and put it on our website. 

Remember, golf related items only.



TLQMC Board of Directors


President                          Rich Mercatante


Vice President                  Ken Smooke


Secretary                          Bill Gorgone


Treasurer                          Mike Wolff


Handicap Chairman          Ron Englhard


Tournament Director        Tom Sweet


Monday Play                      Dennis Asher


Membership                       Mike Budd


Website Manager              Nick Smyth


Last Updated: July 1, 2020

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