The Senior Golf League will resume as soon as the Pine Meadows golf course opens. The course has not set a date yet, but it will probably be in mid- to late-March. The Senior Golf League expects to officially begin scheduling foursomes the week the course opens. The first few rounds are just for practice. We will start collecting and recording results for handicap purposes on April 3rd. We play on Monday and Thursday mornings beginning around 9am. Tee times will begin earlier as the weather warms up. See the full Schedule here.
WEBSITE AND EMAILS
As most of you know, we have a league website. To access the website, click on any of the links in blue in this email or go to tsglma.org . The website is the best place to get up-to-date information about the league schedule, tournament results and other news, as well as pictures of fellow golfers in action. It is also the best place to request tee times (tee times) or to get in touch with us for any other reason (contact us). Also check out the Search function! For those who don’t want to access the Internet, we will continue to send basic information via emails.
TEE TIMES AND SCORES
As stated above, the preferred method for requesting tee times is to use the website. You can also request tee times by email, but please follow the guidelines which you can find at Tee Times. In particular:
- Don’t put in a request for a tee time for the next session until 2pm on the day of the current session.
- Do put in your request at least 48 hours before the next scheduled tee time. After that we may have to return unallocated tee times to Pine Meadows for reassignment to non-league golfers.
- Avoid sending emails with a phone-number as the return-address. You may not get a confirmation reply.
- Be sure to include your name in the request as well of the names of any other gofers who plan to play in the same foursome.
- Be sure to “cc” the emails of any other golfers who plan to play in the same foursome.
A lot of emails come into our email account. We may miss tee time requests if they don’t follow the guidelines regarding format and timing.
Begin reporting scores by email starting April 3rd. The preferred method is to take a photo of your group’s scorecard on your phone and send it to the league email address while you are still on the course. This ensures timely reporting and is the best way to avoid recording errors.
We will have our usual monthly tournaments starting with a 4-person team Scramble on May 4th. There will be three 4-person team events, two 2-person team events, and one Individual event. Let us know if you would like any changes for next year.
Also remember that there will be an overall TSGL Season Champion. He or she will be the person who accumulates the most total points in the monthly tournaments, based on finishing first, second, or third, including ties. The more tournaments you enter, the more chances you have to pile up points. Your accomplishment will be immortalized on a plaque in the Pine Meadows clubhouse!
Some of our members go on occasional 18-hole excursions to other golf courses in the area—usually less than an hour’s drive from Lexington. Let us know if you want to be the list to receive an email whenever an excursion is scheduled. Tee times are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis for each outing.
SAFETY AND COURSE ETIQUETTE
Safety guidelines are less stringent than during the height of the pandemic, but we older golfer still have health concerns. Please be careful and be considerate of the staff and your fellow golfers. The League or Pine Meadows management will let you know if there are any specific guidelines during the year.
Please also see the notes on Speed of Play. A round of golf is much more pleasant if one doesn’t frequently have to wait on another group. None of us move as fast as we once did, but observing a few simple practices can speed things up a lot.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON THE COURSE!