The committee for the 6 person team tournament met and recommended that the October tournament be cancelled due to the construction at the Muni Golf Course. About the time of the scheduled tournament, the starters' office and pro shop may be relocating. The April tournament will be held as scheduled. A newspaper article will notify members of this decision.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MEMBER NEWS!!!
Effective February 8, 2016 the Hilo Municipal Golf Course will be closing holes 10 through 18 until work being done on these holes is completed. Upon completion of these holes, the front nine, holes 1 through 9, will be closed for reconstruction work. It will be at least three months before the entire golf course is again open for 18-hole play.
The question arises: How do we turn in our scorecards for handicap purposes?
According to the USGA and the Hawaii State Golf Association, golfers must keep track of their scores as usual. If playing only nine holes, the scorecard shall be turned in that day with the nine hole score. Once two nine hole scores are turned in, an eighteen hole score will be posted for that player's handicap, providing the nine holes were played on separate days. USGA rules disallow a golfer from turning in two nine hole scores that were played on the same day.
If playing eighteen holes, the golfer is required to choose one of the two nine hole scores to turn in. The choice is up to the golfer to select the nine holes to be scored. The golfer may select the the higher of the two scores if he so desires, however, only one nine hole score will count towards the golfer's handicap. When the next nine hole score is turned in by the golfer, his handicap will be posted accordingly. If the golfer fails to select a nine hole score to post, the handicap service will make the selection for the golfer and it will probably be the lower of the two scores.
It's that time of the year and HIGA membership dues are being collected
HIGA membership dues are $14.00
Please make check payable to: HIGA
You may hand your payments to Darrel Papalimu at the Starter's Office at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.
DO NOT DROP YOUR PAYMENTS IN THE HIGA BOX AT THE HILO MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE. THE HIGA BOX IS NOT VISITED DAILY. THIS WILL DELAY YOUR PAYMENTS REACHING THE TREASURER.
Thank you for continuing your membership with the Hawaii Island Golf Association.
Just a reminder to HMGC members. Please make sure you provide a date on your scorecards. I have come across numerous cards with no date.
Please provide your First Name, Last Name and member number (6 digits) on your scorecards. Please refrain from using nick names or aliases. Please also mark which tees your round of golf was played.
In the past I have tried to research scorecards that do not have legible names and member numbers. Because of the increased number of members, scorecards and twice a month posting of rosters. I am no longer researching these scorecards.
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
The problem of slow play has become an issue at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.
For whatever reason (personal habits, playing from the wrong tees, size of group,
pairings of golfers, etc.), slow play is becoming a problem at our municipal golf course.
The HIGA is encouraging its members to practice good golf etiquette and be aware of
your pace of play. Please try to keep up with the group in front of you. If a group of
golfers is particularly slow, report it to the Starter's Office and the Starter's Office will
speak to them. A round of golf should take no longer than four and one half hours.
Let's be considerate of our fellow golfers.