I am back to getting out the quarterly President’s report. Sorry that I missed the 1st quarter of the year, but I promise to do better.
Pace of Play Update
Pace of Play is one of, if not, the most important requirement in the Special Use Permit (SUP) with the city. It is very important that we adhere to the set timings so we can continue to enjoy golf at Torrey Pines. The good news is that we are getting much better in pace of play!
For those of you who are not familiar with the requirements, or maybe have forgotten, the SUP calls for the following pace of play standards based on tee times:
Before 8 AM – 4 hours or less
From 8 AM to 8:30 AM – 4 hours and 15 minutes or less
After 8:30 AM – 4 hours and 30 minutes or less.
As I’m sure you have noticed, the board has been marshalling the group to make sure timings are being met. Thank you to everyone that is continuing to abide by the pace of play rules. Let’s keep up the good work!
Another important requirement in the SUP is that the club must perform volunteer activities to grow the game of golf. You can help us in two ways:
- Let us know of any volunteer activities that grow the game of golf. The information will be included in the monthly newsletters so members can have an opportunity to volunteer.
- Report YOUR golf related volunteer activities, including those that you participate in or have completed with other clubs.
Please email Michelle, our Communication/Events Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great volunteer opportunities coming up!!
Mark your calendar – the Junior World Championship is coming to Torrey Pines July 8-13th.
The San Diego Junior Golf Association has a full schedule of events on their website with many volunteer opportunities.
You can email Michelle if you are interested in participating in either one.
The city is also giving us a couple of volunteer opportunities that will count towards the required volunteer hours.
The first is marshalling Torrey Pines golf course on non-TPWGC pay days.
The second is a Divoter program that the city is enacting. This will involve filling divots early morning, starting at the 9th hole, or in the evening following the last group.
Both programs require about an hour of required training. There is also a mandatory background check for the marshalling program as you will be dealing with the public.
Volunteering for either program will give you a preferred tee time on the day of your choice!
The city will be ultimately be coordinating the volunteer schedule for both programs. Email me at email@example.com if you are interested and I will get you in contact with the city rep handling the training.
Sandy Wichelecki | TPWGC President