Hello all, the golf outing is shaping up to be a great one, and Rick has asked me to post an update. Right now we currently have 22 confirmed golfers and 8-10 more who are considering attending. Details are as follows:
- Location: Meadia Heights Golf Club, Lancaster, PA (where PGA Championship runner-up Jim Furyk played his junior golf)
- Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
- Time: noon tee time (lunch provided around 11:15am) – Social time after golf will be at the expense of the individual, such as drinks & dinner.
- Format: 4 person (team) scramble golf tournament (18 holes)
- Cost: $85 per individual (includes golf and lunch prior to golf)
- Payment: Due by April 30th
- Lodging: Double Tree within a few miles and numerous other hotel options in Amish Country, USA
- Prizes: 1st Place – Frankcan Trophy; Longest Drive; Closest to the Pin; Longest Putt and Straightest Drive
- Charitable donations will go to Blessings of Hope – a Lancaster County based non-profit food distribution organization for families of need.
Golfers need to be aware of the Meadia Heights Code of Conduct. Rick has done a lot of work to secure this venue for the event, and we would not want anything to impact his standing with the club.
Meadia Heights takes great pride in its membership, staff, facilities, and golf course. In order to make the club enjoyable for everyone, Meadia Heights requires all members to adhere to a set of guidelines known as the Code of Conduct. Its purpose is to define acceptable behavior and attitude.
- Conduct yourself and all club-related activities ethically and honestly.
- Promote goodwill by handling all contacts with other members and staff in a spirit of
courtesy, cooperation, and attentiveness.
- Refrain from—and prevent others from engaging in—loud, foul, abusive language and other
forms of harassment and/or inappropriate behavior.
- Avoid engaging in any conduct that would create an actual or potential conflict of interest.
- Safeguard club property to prevent its damage, loss, misuse, or theft.
6. Ensure that your personal appearance, oral communication, and physical conduct are
consistent with high standards of professionalism and propriety.
7. Lead by example; avoid double standards.
8. Treat other members and staff with respect and dignity.
9. Protect the confidentiality of information that you acquire in the course of your
membership and which is not generally accessible to the public, including but not limited to
information disseminated to you by management.
10. Disciplinary Policy
• First Offense: Warning Letter
• Second Offense: Suspension of Membership
• Third Offense: Termination of Membership
*Based on severity of offense, could result in immediate membership termination
Please also review the dress code. Again, Rick’s reputation is at stake here
While it is not possible to list all nuances of appropriate attire, the standard by which Meadia Heights shall operate will be of the conservative tailored nature. The following is to help clarify the broad range of acceptable attire. We are confident that our members and their guests will adhere to dress code policy. Members are responsible for ensuring that their guests and family members meet the club’s dress code requirements.
Golf Facilities Attire | The Golf Professional Staff is authorized to indicate to members and guests when their attire is inappropriate.
Men’s Attire | Appropriate attire includes shirts with collars and neat pants or Bermuda-length shorts. Fashion mock turtleneck or turtleneck shirts are permitted.
Items of clothing such as blue denim jeans, cargo shorts with external pockets, short-shorts,gym shorts, athletic/sweatpants, warm-up suits, T-shirts, tank tops, or any clothing that is worn, torn, baggy, ripped, or with holes is considered inappropriate. Anyone attired in such a manner will not be permitted on the golf course.
Men are encouraged to wear belts and must have their shirts tucked in.
Golf hats must have the brim facing forward.
Women’s Attire | Appropriate attire includes shirts with collars and neat pants or shorts. Fashion sleeveless tops must have a collar. Fashion sleeved tops may be collarless or like designs sold in golf shops. The inseams for all shorts should measure at least five inches in length. Shorts, capris, and pants are acceptable as long as they are not denim.
Items of clothing such as blue denim jeans, short-shorts, gym shorts, athletic/sweatpants,
warm-up suits, T-shirts, tank tops, or any clothing that is worn, torn, baggy, ripped, or with holes is considered inappropriate. Anyone attired in such a manner will not be permitted on the golf course.
Clubhouse Attire | Golf course restrictions apply to the clubhouse with the exception that tasteful denim is permitted. In addition, sports team attire is permitted at relevant times in the clubhouse.
And last but not least, please review the Golf Scramble Rules and Etiquette:
GOLF SCRAMBLE RULES: (all golf rules shall conform to USGA Rules)
FORMAT: Four person scramble tournament.
1. Please smooth all marks made in Sand Bunkers.
2. Leave the putting green as soon as you have holed out.
3. Do not play until the players in front of you are out of range.
4. Balls may be cleaned on the green, and ball marks repaired prior to putting.
5. Please observe all local course rules.
6. Attire – Collared shirt, no jeans, cut-off shorts nor metal spikes.
7. Enjoy the day and your fellowship with other golfers!
1. A scramble means that all team members tee off on each hole and then
decide which tee shot they like the best and mark the spot with a tee or ball
2. The other team members pick up their balls and place them within one club
length (no closer to the hole) of the marked spot. Each team member hits
their next shot from the chosen spot of the prior shot.
3. If the ball you choose to play is in a hazard (sand, water, etc.), the rough, or
out of bounds, you cannot drop the ball outside of the hazard or rough even if
relief is within one club length away.
4. This procedure is followed on every shot for the remainder of the hole,
including putts. The ball should be marked on the putting green also.
5. Putts need to be made within 3 inches of the marked spot (no closer to the
hole). The first ball to go in the hole is counted for the team score. When
putting, once any ball is holed out, no further strokes count. The team is
cautioned not to make “tap” in putts until all team members have had the
opportunity to attempt the team’s original putt.
6. Each player’s tee shot must be used at least two times during the 18-hole
7. A team is not allowed any player’s shot to be used twice in a row. Reset each
8. If a team is putting OR chipping for a bogey, pick-up and mark your score as a
9. Always keep up with the group in front of you.
10. In the case of a tie, the POV staff will compare the scorecard of the teams
that have tied starting with the hole with the highest handicap moving to the
hole with the lowest handicap, continuing until one team has the lowest
score on a hole.
These rules are subject to change/updating prior to the start of the tournament.
Thanks everyone and have a great golf outing!