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Dear Women’s Golf Community, Welcome to the 2018 golf season. As participation in the women’s golf program continues to grow, our professionals and committee chairs are challenged with the task of introducing a schedule that is not only inclusive of all playing abilities, but is both challenging and fun. The Women’s Golf Handbook will help guide you as you plan your golf activity for the next nine months. This year’s programming will feature a variety of clinics at convenient times for all levels of play. All of these clinics will consist of a teaching component and an opportunity to meet and socialize with your fellow Columbia golfers. Prior to play, please take a moment to “meet” the Golf Professional Staff listed on the next page. I encourage you to connect with Columbia’s Women’s Golf Association Chair Claire Carlin and Vice Chair Molly LeBlanc. Claire and Molly can help answer any questions you might have about the women’s golf program at Columbia and introduce you to other players on and off the course. Should you have any questions regarding policies outlined in this handbook or programming, please do not hesitate to contact one of us. I look forward to seeing you all on the course. Regards, Bob Dolan PGA Head Professional


Golf Professional Staff Robert F. Dolan, Jr.

PGA Head Professional rdolan@pga.com

Gabriella Gunawan

PGA Assistant Professional Junior Golf Coordinator ggunawan@columbiacc.org

Michael Ferguson, jr.

PGA Assistant Professional mferguson@columbiacc.org

Will thornton

PGA Assistant Professional wthornton@columbiacc.org 12

Dress Code Brandon walker

Proper golf attire is required in the golf professional shop, on the golf course, on the practice areas and in the net room.

steve mccormick

Sleeveless golf shirts must have a collar, but shirts with sleeves may be collarless. Shirts do not need to be tucked in.

Caddie Master bwalkergolf@gmail.com

Golf Course Superintendent smccormick@columbiacc.org

Golf skirts and dresses should be at the same length as bermuda shorts. Types of clothing which are considered in violation of Columbia’s dress code include tennis attire, jeans, workout clothing, leggings, bathing suits, cargo shorts and cargo pants.


Priority of Play The Board of Governors and the Golf Committee have provided the Matchmaker with these guidelines to assist in his ability to effectively manage the first tee. The Board of Governors and the Golf Committee have further provided the Matchmaker with the discretion to deviate from the priority of play guidelines when necessary to improve the pace of play. Unless specifically indicated, the guidelines for priority of play are first-come, first-served. The Matchmaker has been instructed to recognize groups only when they are complete and have checked in. 4

April 1 - Memorial Day & Labor Day - October 31 Monday

Course Open 1:00pm, open play

Tuesday - Thursday

8:30am - 10:00am, spouse priority

Weekends & Holidays

Course Open - 10:30am, members only 10:30am - 12:00pm, members & spouses 12:00pm - Close, open play

Friday

8:30am - 10:00am, spouse priority 12:00pm - 2:00pm, members only

Memorial Day - Labor Day Monday

Memorial Day - July 30 Course Open 1:00pm, open play June 11 - August 27 9:00am - 11:00am, junior priority only

Tuesday & Thursday

8:30am - 10:00am, spouse priority

Friday

8:30am - 10:00am, spouse priority 12:00pm - 2:00pm, members only

Wednesday

Weekends & Holidays

8:00am - 8:30am, junior priority 8:30am - 10:00am, spouse priority

Course Open - 10:30am, members only 10:30am - 12:00pm, members & spouses 12:00pm - Close, open play


Pace of Play Pace of play should always be a consideration while on the golf course. It should never take more than 4 hours to play a round of golf at Columbia. Each golfer must make a personal commitment to play without delay and to be aware of his or her position on the course, relative to the groups ahead and behind. Regardless of the absolute time needed to play, your group must keep its place on the golf course by keeping up with the group directly ahead. If there is an open hole ahead and the group behind you is waiting on most shots,

you should let them play through. There is no excuse for not letting a faster group through.

FIRST TEE

Groups teeing off the first tee must wait until the group ahead reaches the first green before teeing off.

The Matchmaker and rack room will log starting and finishing times for every group. No mulligans off the first tee.

Enforcement

Each member of the first group that plays in over 4 hours, or any group that is two holes behind the group ahead (and over 4

hours), will receive a letter from the Golf Committee noting the violation. A second violation will result in the member being required to attend a meeting with the Golf Committee to discuss and rectify the situation. A third violation will result in further review that may include restrictions of playing privileges.

If you are playing early on weekends, you are encouraged to play in less than 3.5 hours. This will help keep the pace of play at an acceptable pace for the entire day. Penalties for slow play will be enforced in all

tournament events. (The professional staff has the authority to assess penalty strokes if need be).

Guest Policy Women may bring one guest each month on a weekday when there is no scheduled event for a reduced fee of $50. Please call the Matchmaker before arriving at the Club.

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Caddie Program The Caddie Program at Columbia Country Club has been a long standing tradition for over 90 years. A club’s caddie program is what sets a course apart and makes the golf game special. Members who utilize the caddies help keep the program running and strong. Caddies help facilitate the pace of play. Please communicate your expectations to your caddie prior to play to ensure the best experience on the course. Tournament participants are required to use a caddie.

Caddie Fee

18-Holes - $38 per Walking Bag | 9-Holes - $22 per Walking Bag recommended gratuity per walking bag Excellent Service • $40+ Good Service • $30-$40 Fair Service • Up to $20

Forecaddie Fee

18-Holes - $18.50 per Rider | 9-Holes - $11 per Rider recommended gratuity per forecaddie round Excellent Service • $25+ Good Service • $20 Fair Service • Up to $15

Please note, if a caddie is carrying two bags in a group with two riders, the riders are not charged the base fee but are encouraged to tip the caddie.

To maintain Columbia’s long standing Caddie Program, it is important that you share both positive and negative feedback about your experience on the course. This feedback will help our caddies learn and become better at what they do. If a caddie fails to meet your expectations, please contact Caddie Master Brandon Walker to share your experience. 6


Handicap Committee Columbia’s Handicap Program is conducted by the Handicap Committee in accordance with the United States Golf Association (USGA) system. The Handicap Committee monitors the posting of women’s scores for both daily play and tournaments.

A golfer is required to post scores whenever she plays at least 7 holes. If 7 to 12 holes are played, then that score shall be posted as a 9-hole round. If 13 or more holes are played, it shall be posted as an 18-hole round. In either case, scores for unplayed holes shall be posted as par plus any handicap strokes that the player is entitled to receive on any unplayed holes. Please contact a golf professional if you need further assistance to determine your scores for the holes not played. A posted score on any hole cannot exceed the maximum established by the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) procedure. These limits are displayed on the screen of our handicap computer. Handicaps are updated on the first and fifteenth of each month during the golf season.

As a reminder, ESC procedure sets a limit (for handicap

purposes) on the maximum score that can be recorded on an individual hole. These maximums are:

18-Hole Course Handicap

Maximum Number on Any Hole

9 or Less

Double Bogey

10-19

7

20-29

8

30-39

9

40

10

Course Handicap

Maximum Number on Any Hole

4 or Less

Double Bogey

5-9

7

10-14

8

15-19

9

20

10

+

9-Hole

+

Please remember to post your scores, penalty scores will be posted for players who fail to post. The Handicap Committee will adjust scores for those players whose indexes do not accurately represent their playing potential. 7


Posting Scores Scores may be posted via Columbia’s website or www.golfnet.com. If you do not have your login information to post scores please contact the Golf Professional Shop.

Online Event Registration Women can register for Columbia golf events online at www.columbiacc.org or by calling the Golf Professional Shop. All event registrations/cancellations must be received within 48 hours of the start of the event. Below are the steps to register for an event online: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Log in to the Columbia website | www.columbiacc.org Visit the Golf homepage then select the Women’s Golf page Open the Women’s Golf calendar in the bottom right corner and select an event Select “Click to Register” Complete all required fields Select “Save Registration” on the bottom right corner If you do not select save, you will not be registered for the event. You should receive a confirmation email to confirm your registration If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Laura Caballero to update your email on file.

Members and spouses are set up with separate logins allowing you to access the website and register for your own social and athletic events. Should you need assistance logging in to the website, please contact Communications Director Laura Caballero, 301-951-5012 or lcaballero@columbiacc.org. 8


Women’s Hole-In-One Club When a woman member of Columbia Country Club scores a hole-in-one during a 9 or 18-hole round of golf, every member of the Women’s Hole-In-One Club is entitled to one (1) complimentary drink from the Columbia/ Grill Room (limited to the same day the hole-in-one is made and the member must sign the chit and designate it as a hole-in-one). The player must be a member of the Women’s Hole-In-One Club to participate in any celebration. The Women’s Hole-In-One Club only applies to a hole-in-one made at Columbia during the regular golf season (April 1-October 31). Members of the Women’s Hole-In-One Club will be charged $1.00 for every hole-in-one that occurs. The collected funds will pay the tab on that given day and any balance is rolled over for future occurrences.

Enrollment in the Women’s Hole-In-One Club is completed during the membership onboarding process. If you would like to update your member profile, please contact Sheila Bellflower-White, 301-951-5013 or sbellflower@columbiacc.org. Hole-In-One Club registration cards are also available at the Golf Professional Shop.

Women’s District of Columbia Golf Association Matches Women’s District of Columbia Golf Association (WDCGA) matches are only open to women golfers with a handicap index of 21 or below by November 1 who join the WDCGA. The WDCGA captain picks a team of six golfers to play in three brackets against an area club team. WDCGA matches are played on weekdays in April and May.

Challenge Cup Matches Challenge Cup matches are open to all women golfers. The Challenge Cup captain picks a team of six golfers to play in three brackets (based on handicap) against an area club team. Challenge Cup matches are played on weekdays in June through September. 9


Events & Tournaments Season Long Two-WomAn Championship

The field will be comprised of 32 two woman teams. The tournament will be single elimination. The format will be better ball of the twosome using 80% of your USGA handicap.

9-wine & dine

This event provides women golfers with not only a great night of golf at Columbia but the perfect place to meet friends, socialize and enjoy fine wine and cuisine. The format is a 9-hole scramble. complimentary event for members only

Hinshaw Cup

The cup was established in 1952 and is named after Columbia member W.W. Hinshaw. This is a two-day ringer tournament in which a player may improve and replace their first round score on any hole with their second round score. Players will use 90% of their USGA handicap. The first round can be played any time two weeks prior to the finals. The final round will be played on the date listed on the calendar. 10

Ferris Cup

The Ferris Cup was established in 1961 in honor of former President of Columbia Country Club George M. Ferris. This is an 18hole individual stroke play event. The overall low net score will be awarded the Ferris Cup.

Francis J. Kane Member Guest

The cup was established in 1951 and named for the original sponsor of the tournament. The format is two better balls of the foursome. Players may invite up to three guests or join another group. Prizes will be awarded in gross and net divisions.

Mary Kauffman Member Member

This cup was established in memory of Mary Kauffman who managed the Golf Professional Shop from 19701987. This event is a two-woman, two-day tournament played with a net best ball. You may pick your partner or


allow the Golf Pro Shop to pair you. The first round can be played any time two weeks prior to the finals. The final round will be played on the date listed on the calendar.

The golf shops will pair Chevy Chase and Columbia participants.

Women’s Club Championship

This is an invitation only, friendly match between the Women’s Golf Committee members and volunteers from Columbia and Chevy Chase. The trophy is passed to the winning team to reside at the winning Club until the next match.

This event is open to all women golfers with an established handicap. Participants will be flighted based on handicap and compete in 9 or 18-hole match play divisions.

Senior club Championship

The format is 18-holes of stroke play. This event is open to 9 and 18-hole golfers. The lowest net score will be named the Women’s Senior Club Champion. For women ages 70 and older, there will be a super senior division.

Columbia Chevy Match

Floyd Davis Cup

Floyd Davis donated the cup in 1958 in honor of his wife Marjorie. This is a 9-hole event. The format is individual stroke play using 100% of your USGA handicap.

Heaton Putting

Twice a year Columbia’s women golfers gather for an 18hole putting contest. Participants are given four chances to record their best 18-hole score. There is no handicap or age restrictions.

Connecticut Avenue Classic

The format is better ball of the foursome. Players are encouraged to sign up individually or with one guest.

9-Hole Wednesdays On Wednesday mornings from 8:30am to 10:00am, 9-hole women golfers have priority on the first tee. Come out with a foursome or allow the Matchmaker to pair you. This is a great way to meet new women golfers in a low key environment. 11


Mixed Events frances & lester barker cup

The format for the first round will be net better ball of partners. The second round’s format will be Pinehurst Scotch, 40% of combined handicap with fractions dropped. (Both partners drive, and both play the second shots playing the partner’s ball. Selection must be made as to which ball will be used to finish the hole playing alternate shot.) The champion will be the team with the lowest net score for 36 holes. Competitors must be 18 years of age and older. Individual handicaps are limited to 36 strokes. All participants must have USGA handicaps.

mixed member guest

The format is better ball of the foursome. Prizes will be awarded in gross and net divisions.

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Clinics Tuesdays, 9:00am • Wednesdays, 6:00pm Fridays, 9:00am • Saturdays, 5:00pm This instructional series will focus on methods and drills to improve all facets of your game. Topics will include putting, short game, full swing and course management. Please meet on the Driving Range. $30 per clinic or $250 for unlimited access to all women’s golf clinics


2018 Women’s Golf Schedule April 10 Tue Women’s Golf 101 9:00am 12 Thu 9 & 18-Hole Opening Day (8:30am Breakfast Meeting) 10:00am S 25 Wed 9-Wine & Dine 5:30pm S 26 Thu WDCGA Matches 9:00am S May 3 Thu Hinshaw Cup Finals 9:00am TT 5 Sat MSGA Women’s Team Match 12:30pm TT 12 Sat MSGA Women’s Team Match 14-15 Mon/Tue Course Closed - Aerification 19 Sat MSGA Women’s Team Match 12:30pm TT 28 Mon Memorial Day Event 7:00am TT 30 Wed 9-Wine & Dine 5:30pm S 31 Thu WDCGA Matches 9:00am S June 1 Fri Heaton Putting 5:00pm 2 Sat Frances & Lester Barker Cup 11:00am TT 3 Sun Frances & Lester Barker Cup 11:00am TT 13 Wed Floyd Davis Cup 9:00am TT 14 Thu Ferris Cup 8:30am TT 21 Thu Francis J. Kane Member Guest 8:30am S 27 Wed 9-Wine & Dine 5:30pm S July 4 Wed McLeod/Stausbaugh Caddie Scholarship Tournament 8:00am/1:30pm S 12 Thu Mary Kauffman Member Member Finals 8:30am TT 25 Wed 9-Wine & Dine 5:30pm S August 2 Thu WDCGA Corby Cup 7:30am TT 6 Mon William R. Carter Caddie Member 2:00pm S 29 Wed 9-Wine & Dine 5:30pm S 30 Thu Women’s Senior Club Championship 9:00am TT September 3 Mon Labor Day Event 7:00am TT 5 Wed Women’s 9-Hole Club Championship 9:00am TT 6 Thu Women’s 9 & 18-Hole Club Championship 9:00am TT 7 Fri Heaton Putting Finals 5:00pm 8 Sat Men’s & Women’s Club Championship 7:00am TT 9 Sun Men’s & Women’s Club Championship 7:00am TT 19 Wed Connecticut Avenue Classic @ Chevy Chase Club 9:00am S 20 Thu Connecticut Avenue Classic 9:00am S October 10 Wed Women’s 9-Hole Member Guest 9:00am S 13 Sat Mixed Member Guest 1:30pm S 25 Thu 9 & 18-Hole Closing Day 10:00am S 29-31 Mon-Wed Course Closed - Aerification November 8 Thu Women’s Turkey Shoot 10:00am S To plan your golf play accordingly, please view the 2018 Golf Pocket Schedule.

ringers A ringer is the best score recorded on any hole during an 18-hole round and must be witnessed and attested by a fellow player. The round must be played between March 15 and October 31. Ringers in all tournaments are acceptable. Nine hole golfers have a separate ringer contest. Record all ringer scores in the ringer binder (locker room).

birdies When a golfer makes a birdie on any hole during a round between March 15 and October 31, it should be recorded in the birdie binder (locker room). Help decorate the Birdie Tree on the wall in the locker room by personalizing a birdie and adding it to the correct “nest”. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the season.


2017 Champions Women’s Ice Breaker Christine Reed, Molly LeBlanc, Kerri Gardiner, Polly Sturm

9-Hole Opening Day Eileen Mayer, Sue Guzman, Heather Steele, Genevieve Murphy

18-Hole Opening Day Debbie Zourdos, Claire Carlin, Ann Effer, Suzy Swagart

Women’s 9-Hole Club Championship • Nancy Ridgway Women’s 18-Hole Club Championship • Molly LeBlanc Women’s Senior club Championship • Kathryn Lane Women’s Super Senior Club Championship • Susan Mills Heaton Putting • Amy Creedon

Floyd Davis Cup • Heather Steele

Connecticut AVenue Classic

Frances & Lester Barker Cup • Kerri & Jim Gardiner

9 & 18-Hole Closing Day

18-Hole Hinshaw Cup • Christine Reed Mary Kauffman Member Member Laurie Sullivan & Lisa Tehan

Susie Hamberger, Claire Joyce Meg VanDeWeghe, Katherine Railey Courtney Froemming, Kathy Cortese Lindsay Simmons, Heather Steele

Mixed Member Guest

Women’s Turkey Shoot

Molly LeBlanc, Bill LeBlanc, Tatjana Keuper, Bill Warneki

Kim Kelly, Melissa Pflieger, Claire Carlin, Nancy Ridgway

Ferris Cup • Kathy O’Brien

Season Long Two-Woman Team Championship

Francis J. Kane Member Guest

9-hole ringer • Linda O’Hare

columbia/chevy match • Team Columbia Colleen Williams, Karen Parker, Kelly McDonald, Kathy Moran 14

Kathryn Lane & Lydia Calio

18-hole ringer • Molly LeBlanc


Women’s Club Champions 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943

Mrs. H. King Cornwell Mrs. L. O. Cameron Mrs. S. F. Colladay Mrs. J. M. Haynes Mrs. Frank Tomlinson Mrs. Frank Tomlinson Mrs. J. M. Haynes Mrs. Everett Eynon Mrs. J. M. Haynes Mrs. J. M. Haynes Mrs. J. W. Beller Mrs. S. F. Colladay Mrs. J. W. Beller Mrs. H. M. Brundage, Jr Mrs. H. M. Brundage, Jr Mrs. H. M. Brundage, Jr Mrs. J. F. Gross Mrs. J. F. Gross Mrs. T. O. Brandon Mrs. T. O. Brandon Mrs. L. G. Pray

1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

Mrs. T. O. Brandon Mrs. L. G. Pray Mrs. T. O. Brandon Mrs. John H. Ives Mrs. L. G. Pray Mrs. L. G. Pray Mrs. L. G. Pray Mrs. John F. Kerkam Miss Elinor Finckel Miss Elinor Finckel Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. L. G. Pray Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. M. W. Fillius Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Mrs. R. T. Kreuzburg Miss Sallie Eaton

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Miss Sallie Eaton Miss Lynn Mercer Mrs. D. N. Carpenter, Jr Mrs. D. N. Carpenter, Jr Mrs. D. N. Carpenter, Jr Mrs. D. N. Carpenter, Jr Miss Linda Meyer Miss Linda Meyer Dot Furey Gates Mrs. D. N. Carpenter, Jr Mrs. D. N. Carpenter, Jr Mrs. D. N. Carpenter, Jr Mrs. D. N. Carpenter, Jr Mrs. D. N. Carpenter, Jr Mrs. Linda Collins Leland Ingham Mrs. Paula Brenneman Mrs. Blanca Fortin Mrs. Linda Collins Jean Kennedy Leland Ingham Mrs. Paula Brenneman Patricia Furey Gates Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Mrs. Linda Collins

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Leland Beckel Hilary Bruggen Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Deborah Huguely Hilary Bruggen Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Molly LeBlanc Lenore Reilly Martinez Lenore Reilly Martinez Molly LeBlanc

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