Important Golf Course Closing/Opening Dates. (These dates are all subject to change as COVID-19 issues may arise.)

Currently, the Club is projecting course closings for over seeding on the following dates:
     · Challenge Course:
o Closed September 21
o Reopens October 24

     · Putting Green and Driving Range
o Closed September 21
o Reopen October 24

     · Championship Course
o Closed October 12
o Reopens November 14

     · Practice Facility
o Closed October 19
o Reopens November 14

We have 12 days (October 12 – October 23) without either course being open. 

The Men’s Club Opening Day event is scheduled for November 21.

6/1/2020News to Share – 2020-2021 Palm Valley Men’s Club Board of Directors:
Michael Swartz         President
Pete Fortenberry      Immediate Past President (ex-officio)
Jim Ivy                        Vice President & Tournament Chairman
Neil Machlis              Treasurer/HIO (hole in one)
Sheldon Smith          Secretary & Tournament Committee
Ted Wilson                 Liaison for Team & Advisory Board Greens & Grounds
Howard Kaplan         Handicap Chairman Committee
Larry Maw                  Membership Committee Chairman
Gary Lennon              45 Committee Chairman & Handicap Committee
Mike Walker               Tournament Committee

Gary Jacobson – Hole in One
Championship Course – White Tees – Hole # 12 – White Flag
136 yards – Club used – 9 iron – Taylormade
Golf Ball – Calloway Chrome
No Cigar
His 3rd hole in one but first one in 30 years
Witness – Larry Lay

Heif HIO

Steve Heiferman – Hole in One
Championship Course – White Tees – Hole # 5 – Blue Flag
135 yards – C
lub Used – 8 iron – PXG Brand
Golf Ball – Callaway – (normally uses a Srixon)
Cigar – La Aroma de Cuba
Witnesses – Mike Sheldon – Kevin Kellerman – Gary Doyen
Steve clicked a perfect 8 iron with a slight draw. The ball landed on the right side up hill slope of the green, kicked left and rolled into the cup. All three witnesses saw it disappear when it hit the pin.  Steve picked up his tee and didn’t watch.  When we drove the carts up to the green we saw it sitting in the cup. This was his second Hole in One.


News to Share from the Board of Directors recent meeting:
Subject – Silver Tees eligibility Tournament Changes for 2020-2021 Season:
1/ The “90 rule” (Age plus Handicap >=90) has been abandoned.
   2/ Each member may decide on an event-by-event basis which Tee Box he wants to play from.
Any Tournament Player may play from the Tee Box (White or Silver) of their choice with (2) restrictions:

A/ When they register for a tournament they must state which Tee Box.
   B/ Once a Tee Box is declared, the player may not change his Tee Box selection during a tournament.


5/9/20 – First Hole in One this summer:
Paul Kliewer – First Hole in One of his career
Championship Course White Tees played – Hole #12, Par 3 at 138 yards
White Pin placement
Club used was an 8 iron
Witnesses – Rob Ash, Jon Kalkwarf and Derek Brigden
Note: Paul (also known as Mr. 33) was the last player to hit and teed off from behind the Tee markers. His shot was flushed and was on line the whole way. The ball mark was 5 feet below the hole and rolled in. All (3) players in the group watched it go in. On the back nine, he was 3 under thru 16 then hit one in the water on 17 but salvaged a bogie when he sunk a 25 foot putt. He still shot 34. Front nine was 41 for a total of 75.


Question of the Year 2020 – WHAT IS A NET DOUBLE BOGEY?
 – The maximum score you can record for handicapping on a hole
– A net double bogey is a score of two-over par after adjusting to a hole’s handicap difficulty (holes 1 – 18 by difficulty on a scorecard)
– For example – If a 10 handicapper scores a a triple bogey on any Handicap hole 1-10, they can only count a double bogie on their card
– For the remaining handicap holes 11-18, a double bogey is the maximum score that can be recorded.

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The 2020 PVCC Summer Golf is almost over. In a couple of weeks the courses will be shut down for reseeding.

Stay tuned for changing conditions.

Register for all events on ForeTees.


Effective with the 2019 Club Championship and continuing for all future events Silver Tee players may choose to play from either the White Tees or the Silver Tees. The choice is yours on an eventbyevent basis. A popup page on ForeTees will ask for your preference. If no preference is indicated, the Pro Shop will assume you are playing from the Silver Tees.