September 2020 President's Newsletter




For all of you “desert rats” that have endured the summer so far congratulations!   There are several items that need our attention, first is the upcoming season and the two tournaments remaining in 2020.


The board would like to get some feedback from all of our snowbird members as to what their plans are for returning to the desert.  I know this is probably a tough question to answer considering our current situation but if you could let us know what your plans are it would be a great help in our planning for rest of the year.  We are tentatively planning to start up Monday play on November 2nd; there will be more information on this as we get closer to that date.


The course is scheduled to close for re-seeding on September 21st and re-opening on October 17th.   Currently the golf course is in wonderful condition and those of us braving the heat have had lots of good golf in the last couple of months.


Not much else to talk about so please remember to let me or any of the board members know your thoughts about your plans of returning to the desert.


Rich Mercatante-President TLQMC


Tournament Information


Next tournament is the Welcome Back on November 16.

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: September 15, 2020

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