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Swing Thoughts

  • Golf was once a rich man’s sport, but now it has millions of poor players!

  • Golf is like life: you strive for the green, but end up in the hole.


STMGC 2019 Membership Renewal

It's that time of year again to renew your STMGC membership for 2019. You should of received an email to renew and if you have any credits they can be applied to your membership.  

Thank you for your continued support!


STMGC Bentgrass Green Project as of October 10th

Beginning in May the course started a putting green seeding program with 777 seed to all 27 holes. The new bent grass seed is resistant to the fungus that attacked the greens last year. 

The greens are recovering from the disease from a few months ago. Holes #3 and #16 were recently sanded the week of October 13th since they were not recovering as well as the others. 


STMGC Code of Conduct

The board has created a new Code of Conduct and be read here.


STMGC 2017 Timing Stats

Below is the data from all events played at Santa Teresa for 2017. Minutes represents the time it took for a group to finish the 18th hole after the group in front of them. # is players for the year and what percent of the field on average finished behind for the year.  Ideally everyone should finish 10 minutes or less behind, based on the data 50.5% of 2017 participants meets the goal. If you like to know your ranking email

Minutes # Avg
8 or Less 84 16.0%
9 & 10 181 34.5%
11 & 12 116 22.1%
13 & 14 74 14.1%
15 or More 70 13.3%
525 100.0%


Putting - Should you use a line on your ball

I read this interesting article. (I use a single dot to focus on)



Do you know your Local Rules?


Facebook Pictures of STMGC

I know you may not use Facebook but you can still check out pictures of our club and events. Jon Kies has been managing our site and added some new pictures from our weekend event. Take a look. Facebook page


STMGC Accurate & Long Drive Contests

Accurate Drive Competition on #8 and a Long Drive Competition on #17. Of course you need to pay to play.

The object of the Accurate drive is the same as Closest to the Pin except it is how close to the line on hole #8. Place the Marker next to where your tee shot landed. If your drive is closer to the line than the prior entrants drive move the marker to your ball location and cross out the other name. Distance off the tee box is not important.

Handicapping FAQ

Adjusting Hole Scores for Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)™

Q.  What is the current method for adjusting my hole scores under Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)?

A.  ESC is an adjustment of individual hole scores (for handicap purposes) in order to make handicaps more representative of a player's potential ability. ESC is applied after the round and is only used when the actual score or the most likely score exceeds a player’s maximum number. ESC sets a limit to the number of strokes a player can take on a hole depending on Course Handicap™. Apply ESC to all scores, including tournament scores. Below is the maximum number a player can take:

Course Handicap Maximum Number
9 or less Double Bogey
10-19 7
20-29 8
30-39 9
40 and above 10

Please visit Section 4-3 of the USGA Handicap System manual for further reference.


STMGC Allows use of Smartphones

  • STMGC adopted a local rule for the use of Smartphones as a Distance Measuring Device (DMD) during competition (see local rules)

  • Read the FAQ if your DMD application meets the guidelines

  • Read the guidelines for use during tournaments


We're Now on Facebook   
Santa Teresa Men's Golf Club has a Facebook page. It's intended as a supplement to our website and to provide additional social information.


About Santa Teresa Men's Golf Club


Benefits of Joining STMGC  


We offer two Membership levels  


Full Membership

·   Receive NCGA Membership and a GHIN for tracking your scores and establish your handicap index

·   Test your game in competition

·   Enjoy a variety of monthly tournament events at Santa Teresa Golf Course:

 o  Individual, 2-Man & 4-Man flighted formats

 o  NCGA Qualifier events

  o  Annual Club Championship in September

 o  Yearly Member/Guest event

·   NCGA Qualifier events (Club pays all entry fees going forward)

·   Tournament of Champions year-long competition final held at Poppy Hills or Poppy Ridge

·   Three Away tournaments on Saturday at other Bay Area courses

·   NCGA Team Match play against local clubs 

·   Membership in the Northern California Golf Association

o  NCGA Member discounts at Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge (See all NCGA benefits here)  

·   Receive a $20 credit for every new member referred to your club


Associate Membership

·  Receive NCGA Membership and a GHIN for tracking your scores and establish your handicap index

 ·  This membership option is for those that are not interested in tournament play within Santa Teresa Men's Club, but want to enjoy all the other benefits of a Full Membership.  

·  Option to enter STMGC event for $20

Application to Join STMGC



STMGC Charter
The Santa Teresa Men's Golf Club (STMGC) was formed in 1962 to achieve the following objectives:

  • To conduct well-organized golf competitions.

  • To foster, encourage, promote, advance, and create interest in the practice of, and enjoyment of golf (to include enhancing respect for the Rules of Golf, and discouraging slow play as needlessly limiting the enjoyment of the game).

  • To promote social friendship among, and to furnish recreation to its members.

In addition to publishing the most up-to-date results of Tournaments, Competitions, etc, this web-site serves as a repository of results dating back to 2000.

Contact Info
Website related concerns: webmaster.
Tournament Entry concerns:
All other inquiries: Secretary-Treasurer.

Send all tournament entries and membership renewals


1167 La Rochelle Terrace, Unit C

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Privacy Policy
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2018 Results

2019 Schedule of Events

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Event Date

Entry Form


Dec 4

Dec 8


Individual Low Net



Jan 21

Jan 26


Modified Stableford



Feb 11

Feb 16


Individual Low Net



Member Credits            Online entry FAQ          Tournament Info



Results & Standings

Results of Previous Tournaments 


Ryder Cup - Saturday's weather had a light breeze for most of the day. The weather was beautiful from beginning to end. Sunny with winds from 0~8 mph. Temperatures of 58-82º.


The course was in good shape most greens were recovering from last months issues. 

Everyone enjoyed the format, not everyone enjoyed the pace of play gated by the public play in front of us. Two of our groups added 20 minutes to the last few groups rounds. See the timing report.


First Flight - Was won by team Kevin Walker/Jon Kies with a team Net of 65.  Close behind was Walter Robe/James Morelan Net 67. The next three teams were had Net 68, 69, 69.


Second Flight - Was won by team Mike Beesley/Johnny Chavez  with a Net 62, Whoa!  Not so close behind were Kelly Simms/Stefan Winer with Net 66. The next three teams had Net 67, 69, 69.


Check your score and all the detailed Results.


Next month is Individual Low Net



Pace of Play: Clocks on 1 and 18. Take a look at the report.

Group 1 played in 4:56 last group 5:20, representing 24 minutes of slip. The first 7 of 11 groups averaged in 5:00, nice job!

Groups 8 and 9 created the slow down each adding 10 minutes to the remaining groups round.


See the detailed Timing Report.

Timing Summary

Minutes represents the time it took for a group to finish the 18th hole after the group in front of them.

Minutes Players Nov
8 or Less 4 9.1%
9 & 10 16 36.4%
11 & 12 12 25.0%
13 & 14 4 9.1%
15 or More 8 20.5%
44 100.0%


Keep in mind our POP guidelines and play ready golf so we can all try to finish at the same pace set by the first group.


Pace of Play Policy
All STMGC tournaments are governed by the provisions of our Pace of Play Policy; see here for details.  

See here for tips on how to improve your own pace of play.


Tournament of Champions Standings - 2018

November 6, 2018

See the year to date results here.


Personal Best Standings - 2018
November 6, 2018

Personal Best competition info.

Net Summary   Gross Summary

Net Historical   Gross Historical     


NCGA Qualifiers 2018





4-Ball Net Championship 

Doug Speidel / Tim Enney

Cesar Bautista / Randy Minobe

March 10-11

May 24

June 18-19

Zone Championships

George Fowler/Will Whitlock

Scott Ansok / Gib Gibson

April 22-23

June 25-26

August 27-28

Sr 4-Ball Net Championship

Stan Yamada / Jim Welsh

June 9

August 8

September 10-11

Net Amateur Championship

Walt Robe / Gil Ontiveros / 

Rich Reisinger

July 21

September 13

October 15-16


NCGA Team Match - 2018

STMGC Team Match Info   Registered Players  email: Team Captain

NCGA Team Match Info     Match Play Group Results (S-18)

Date Time Match Result
June 23 9 AM vs. Seascape

W 30-6


July 14 @ Seascape Canceled
June 30 9 AM @ Spring Hills L 34 - 2
July 7 9 AM vs. DeLaveaga W 28-8
July 28 11 AM @ DeLaveaga   L 23-13
August 4 9 AM vs. Spring Hills  W 25-11