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Christmas Golf Lesson Special - 5 lessons taught by our Director of Golf Justin Orbin "Voted One of America's Best Golf Instructors". $199 or $179 for Members - Retail = $300 so over $100 savings!
If that's too much - 2 lessons $99 or $79 for Members

Night Golf - Rescheduled for Friday, November 29th at 4PM. Cost = $50/player plus cart & green fees. Cost includes all night golf equipment, dinner, Credit Book Prizes, and Cash team skins. Format - 4 player scramble (Gross and Net Prizes) 9 holes in light, eat dinner, and 9 holes of Night Golf. SIgn up today!

Christmas Sale and End of Year Shootout - Saturday, December 7th - Shootout starts at 1PM (Open to top 10 on 2013 Points List) - Christmas Sale from 5-7PM - come buy gift certificates for golf, lessons, merchandise, etc. at a discounted price. REMEMBER - All credit book must be used by the end of the year!

Point Venture Christmas Party - Saturday, December 14th from 5-10PM on the golf shop deck. Santa will be here for the kids, FREE dinner, DJ and Karaoke, $2 Drafts and $3.50 wines. RSVP to the Golf Shop by Monday, December 9th.

Golf Rule of the Month

I want to take this opportunity to address a ruling that is quite common here at Point Venture. The rule has to do with playing a provisional ball. A provisional ball is only played if the player thinks his ball may be lost or out of bounds.

Quite often here at Point Venture a player hits a ball into the woods and is not sure if they can find it or if it is out of bounds. Correctly, they say that they are going to hit a provisional ball and declare the type and number of ball of the first shot and that they are going to hit a provisional ball and announce the type and/number of their provisional ball.

So far so good, where the confusion lays is if the first ball is found in bounds but is unplayable. Currently many players are saying that their original ball is unplayable and that they are going to take a penalty shot and play their provisional ball. This is NOT following the rules of golf. Remember a provisional ball is only for a lost ball or a ball out of bounds. When the original ball was found and was in bounds the provisional ball is meaningless at that point. If you declare the original shot unplayable you have 4 options:

1. Try to hit it.

2. You may go 2 club lengths no closer to the hole and drop it with 1 penalty shot.

3. You may take the point where your golf ball was and the flag and go back on that line as far as you want with 1 penalty stroke. OR

4. You may go back to the last place you hit it from with 1 penalty shot. You may say well that was what I just did with my provisional. You are correct but once you find the original ball in play, that provisional does not matter. If you use this option, you have to go back and hit another ball for your unplayable ball.

One way to avoid this is, if you hit one in the woods and you think it is going to be unplayable, just announce to your group that that ball is declared lost and you are going to put another ball in play with a penalty stroke. If you have any questions on this rule or any other rule please feel free to stop in and ask me.

Keep it in the fairway!

Justin Orbin
Class “A” PGA Member
Voted “One of America’s Best Golf Instructors”
Director of Golf
Point Venture Golf Club