December 09 | Your CoMMuniTY GoLf nEWSLETTEr
Winners Important Notice
If you have a handicap with the SCGA you CaLEnDar of EvEnTS
need to know that the cut off to keep your SavE ThE DaTES
Larry Duignan handicap active and to guarantee the same
number* is Tuesday, December 15, 2009.
Sharlene Tracana The SCGa will be converting to the Ghin December 31 new Years Eve Dinner
Golf Shop Email
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January 29 around The World
The Crossings Survey To obtain a handicap through The Crossings Wine and food Tasting
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14 valentines Day
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December 09 | THE CROssInGs AT CARlsBAD
THE HIsTORy BEHInD
THE CROssInGs AT CARlsBAD PART Iv
Jef f Perry
This is the final part of a 4 part The course design incorporates a multitude of
series on the history of The features that allow the player to choose not
Crossings at Carlsbad. Part III only the length of the hole but also the manner
can be found in our October in which they play it. Different options for club
Issue of The Currents. Avail- selection from the teeing area and approach
able at the Clubhouse or online at w w w . shots will compel players to think twice before
thecrossingsatca r l s b a d . c o m . making their choices as they move through the
Golfers aren’t the only ones who benefit golf course surrounded by the natural coastal
Butkys wins habitat environment which has been painstak-
Carlsbad City Amateur from The Crossings at Carlsbad. The new facil-
ity offers a place for the community to meet, ingly conserved by the course designer. The
Championship contrast of color and design of “nature vs.
recreation in the form of expansive walking
trails and a golf experience utilizing a parcel of man-made” presents a unique artist’s palette
By ElI MIllER
land that would not have otherwise been de- perspective. While the predominant theme of
Published: December, 2009 the design was to preserve the existing habi-
veloped with such a focus on preserving the
Kris Butkys won a pair of prominent
natural beauty and open space. The venue’s tats and expansive City trail system, the course
local amateur events in november — the offers an aesthetically pleasing yet challeng-
Carlsbad City at The Crossings at Carlsbad design encourages active recreation without
disturbing nature. ing and fun experience.
in san Diego County and the High Desert
Amateur at Green Tee Golf Course in
Bridges – or crossings – were designed into The two decade development process
victorville. included working with multiple government
the course to meet specific existing environ-
On november 7-8, Butkys shot a
mental and topographic conditions. The five agencies and community stakeholders to
7-under-par 137 at the par-72 Crossings deliver an exemplary product for not only the
layout to win the overall net title. Jim Mun- crossings span protected areas and include
yon won the overall net flight and Richard environmentally sensitive design elements. The golfers who will enjoy a challenging, recre-
Trejo captured the overall senior flight also large rock and waterscape feature at holes 2 ational and beautiful golf experience, but for
with scores of 137.
and 7, visible to passersby on College Boule- the community as a whole.
vard and Palomar Airport Road, recycles more To help pay for the project, two large
Other scores from the second annual
Carlsbad City Championship: than 6,500 gallons per minute. industrial pads have been set aside for future
The City’s approach to developing the development. They are located on both sides
golf course gave careful thought to ensuring a of College Boulevard near the intersection of
(up to a 1 handicap, gross) Palomar Airport Road. Those pads are zoned
quality product for the end-users -- the people
sejoon yoon, 138
and organizations that work, play and visit the Planned Industrial and currently valued at over
Raghan Wahi, 140 $15 million. The sale of both pads could pay
Greg Garcia, 146
City throughout the year. The golf course was
carefully incorporated into an important core back much of the debt to the City of funds it
area of the City of Carlsbad’s Habitat Man- advanced to the Golf Course Enterprise Fund
San Elijo Flight
agement Plan. This plan protects important for this worthwhile community project.
(2-8 handicap, net)
Parker Huston, 144 environmental areas of the City and provides
Mark niess, 145 linkages with open space corridors. The trails
Martin Junor, 146 system that weaves through the course is only
one component of a much larger part of the
Palomar Flight City wide trail system. It is the hub of an exten-
(8 and above handicap, net)
sive, connected trail system that will link with all
John Usilton, 138 City parks and provide an alternative mode of
John Ackerman, 146
travel to citizens.
David Pennington, 150
This article orginally appeared on
southland’s Golf website:
THE CROSSINGS AT CARLSBAD | December 09
GOLF TIP GLASER ON GOLF
Steve Vaughan Gary Glaser
PGA, Director of Instruction PGA, Director of Golf
Hitting Fat and thin shots Ground under repair and the definition of
One of the biggest complaints its boundaries often create ruling questions.
or problems many people have Hopefully, this example will shed some light
is hitting the golf ball either fat on the situation. Rule 25-1a/1 - Ball outside of
or thin. Although these seem Ground Under Repair area but tree within area
like very different shots, what causes these shots is interferes with swing.
actually the same mistake. The answer is simple; you Question – I know the margins of Ground Under Repair area do
have too much weight on your back foot at impact. not extend vertically upward. If my ball lies outside a Ground
Not being able to get off your back foot at impact is Under Repair area and a tree rooted within Ground Under Repair
usually caused by a few different things. area interferes with a my swing, but there is no interference with
One thing that causes this is having the golf club my stance, am I entitled to relief?
too open throughout your swing and then hitting Answer – YES. The definition of Ground Under Repair states: “All
the golf ball to the right. Once the ball starts going ground and any grass, bush, tree or other growing thing within
to the right you will start staying on your back foot the Ground Under Repair is part of the Ground Under Repair.
in an attempt to give the club more time to close.
Therefore, you may take relief under Rule 25-1 as the tree within
Another reason you could be on your back foot
the Ground Under Repair interferes with the area
could be that you’re moving outside your back
of your intended swing.
foot during the backswing and then you are unable
to get back to a proper position at impact. Your As always, good golfing.
weight should stay on the inside of your back foot Gary
during the back swing and this will give you the best
chance of getting to the proper position at impact.
Remember, staying on the back foot during the
swing is the symptom the actual cause could be
somewhere else in your swing.
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December 09 | ThE CrossINgs aT CarlsbaD
WINE & DINE
I became engaged earlier this year and am trying to figure out how to plan my wedding on a budget. I was
laid off this past summer, which put our wedding planning on hold. I have since found another job, but during
the time of unemployment, we used a lot of our money that we had put aside for the wedding. any suggestions
for cutting costs?
Thank you for your question. We get asked this a lot and, there are quite a few options you can do! There is
always the standard of having your wedding on a Friday or sunday, but here are a few more that you may not
have thought of…
The first is making your date flexible. If you are willing to get married in the next six months, a venue will have
a lot more flexibility with you. Usually, venues expect to book a wedding more than nine months in advance, so
with a shorter planning window, you have more room for negotiations.
If you are looking for a prime saturday, ask what upgrades you can have, instead of how a venue can
discount. For instance, maybe ask for additional hors d’oeuvres, upgraded linens, additional room rental hours,
etc. Upgrades are sometimes easier for the venue to offer than a discount.
look at hosting your rehearsal dinner or day after brunch at the venue as well, and see if these additional
events can be applied towards the food and beverage minimums.
I hope these suggestions give you a few additional ideas and good luck!
If you would like to submit your question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From ThE CorNEr ChEF’s kITChEN
oF ThE bar Chef Phil hoy
A San Francisco tradition
Irish Coffee was originated at the buena vista Sausage Puff Pastry Appetizer
Café in san Francisco, where the late Chroni- (Great for holiday parties)
cle travel columnist, stanton Delaplane, often
frequented. on a trip to Ireland in the early fif- Cut andouille sausage or any other chicken or
ties, Delaplane noted the custom of bolstering pork sausage link into ¼ inch coins.
airport coffee with whiskey.
Cut 2’x2’ squares of puff pastry.
Intending to elaborate on these crude airport
toddies, he and his cronies at the buena vista Place sausage coin on top of puff pastry and fold
settled on a recipe; three sugar cubes, an the puff pastry over the sausage.
ounce and a half of Irish whiskey, coffee, float Cook at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
of whip cream. serve with a whole grain honey mustard.
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