Frost Delay Information & Schedule

Posted By Kris Desmarais on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 in member-news , course-conditions

Frost Delay Go Away and Please Don't Come Another Day

In order to provide equal opportunity for playing time to both morning and afternoon players, the following policy will apply when play is delayed due to frost.  

  • The Head Golf Professional will maintain a log of frost delays for both golf courses.
  • The Golf Course Superintendent will determine the length of each frost delay.
  • The first frost delay on a given day of the week of the winter golf season, PLAN A will be in effect.  Under PLAN A, all tee times will be delayed by the length of the morning frost delay.   In this case, depending on the length of delay, scheduled afternoon golfers may not have available daylight to complete 18 holes of play. 
  • The second instance a frost delay on a given day of the week for either course "where afternoon times will not finish before dark", PLAN B will be in effect.  Under PLAN B, all scheduled tee times prior to the lifting of the frost delay will be cancelled.  For example, if the Golf Course Superintendent determines the course is available for play beginning at 9 A.M., then players scheduled for 9 A.M. will be the first tee time for that day, and all scheduled tee times earlier than 9 A.M. will be cancelled, resulting in no delays for the remainder of the day.  Those players, whose tee times were cancelled due to the frost delay, may choose to play at an available tee time later in the day.  
  • The remainder of the winter golf season each course will alternate between PLAN A and PLAN B.  The Head Golf Professional will determine if PLAN A or PLAN B will be in effect on a daily basis for each course. 

Exceptions to the above policy will be made for Association play.  All Associations always follow PLAN A, and all other tee times will be delayed at the course(s) where the Association is playing.  If an Association is using one course and there is no Association play at the other course, the alternating PLAN A or PLAN B will be in effect according to the frost delay log maintained by the Head Golf Professional. 

What will the next frost delay be?

Day of Week Vistas Lakes
Monday Plan A - Plan B used on 1/13
Plan A
Tuesday (Association Play) Plan A Plan A
Wednesday (Association Play) Plan A Plan A
Thursday Plan A  - Plan B was used on 1/2 Plan A  - Plan B was used on 1/2
Friday (Association Play) Plan A Plan A
Saturday (Association Play) Plan A - Plan B was used on 1/11 Plan A - Plan B was used on 1/11
Sunday Plan A Plan A

 

FY2020 - Frost Delay Log

Date Vistas Lakes
12/19 - Thursday 1 hr delay (Plan A) - 9:15 Start 45 min delay (Plan A) - 9:15 Start
12/20 - Friday
No Delay
15 min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start (Did not affect play)
12/29 - Sunday
30 min delay (Plan A) - 9:30 Start (Did not affect play)
15 min delay (Plan A) - 9:30 Start (Did not affect play)
12/30 - Monday 30 Min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start 30 Min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start
1/2 - Thursday 45 Min delay (Plan B) - 9:15 Start 45 Min delay (Plan B) - 9:15 Start
1/4 - Saturday 1 hr delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start 30 Min delay (Plan A) - 9:00 Start
1/10 - Friday
30 min delay (Plan A) - 9:00AM Start (Did not affect play)
No Delay
1/11 - Saturday 30 min delay (Plan B) - 9:00AM Start 30 min delay (Plan B) - 9:00AM Start
1/13 - Monday
1 hr delay (Plan B) - 9:00AM Start
1 hr delay (Plan A) - 9:00AM Start (did not affect play)

 

Lakes Course Open | Cart Rules Enforced

Posted By Brandon Evans II on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 in member-news , maintenance , course-conditions

DO YOU SEE THE GREEN AT THE LAKES? 

No, the well is not up and running yet, but David has been able to pull a little more water from the lakes for the overseeded tees, range tees, green surrounds and the fairways.  With the continued use of 2 water trucks and 2 city hydrants, along with the HOAs reducing their water use as their overseed need reduces, he has been able to better manage the water usage between the two straws so everyone gets a drink of water.
 
And those green fairways?  It is TURF PAINT!  It dries in an hour and then is good to go with watering and playing (no green shoes).  This is a popular method of greening up facilities for that spectacular look. The TPC Waste Management Tournament and the Cardinals Stadium use this method routinely and most people never know.  So not only will you get that long run down the fairways, your eyes will be fooled to think it is rolling on real grass.

Friday we are opening the Lakes Course for the Couples (18/9).  David and Brandon are limiting play at the Lakes just enough to give the Vistas a break from the heavy play. 

ALL Golf Carts must be on the Cart Paths within 30 YARDS (90 feet) of all tee-boxes and greens at the Lakes Course. This includes handicap flags as we are opening early and need this grass to mature.

VERY IMPORTANT!!!! MUST STAY ON THE CART-PATHS AT THE TEE BOXES AND THE GREENS!!!!!
 
This is true for both courses, but even more so at the Lakes as we are getting traffic out earlier than usual after an overseed. There are no cart restrictions on the fairway.
 
We are going to get tough and enforce the cart rule this year.  It is for the longevity of beautiful grounds and great playability of our great courses.
 
TEE BOX: STAY ON THE CART PATH AND WALK TO THE TEES! 
GREENS: STAY ON THE CART PATH AS YOU APPROACH THE GREENS AND WALK UP TO THE GREEN!
 
ALL Golf Carts must be on the Cart Paths within 30 YARDS (90 feet) of all tee-boxes and greens at the Lakes Course. This includes handicap flags as we are opening early and need this grass to mature.
 
Handicap Flags may drive up to 10 Yards (30 feet) [No Closer] from tee boxes and greens at the VISTAS COURSE ONLY.

This Rule will be Enforced!    

You will be warned once.  If the behavior repeats itself, you will be asked to leave the course. Please don’t give the staff a hard time about it, they are doing as instructed.  The Board is in complete agreement with this action and expects everyone to comply.
 
We are waiting for the 14 inch perforated liner to arrive.  Once it does and we begin to put everything in place, we will keep you informed of the progress.  If all goes well (pun intended) our well will be filling our lakes before THANKSGIVING.  Won’t that be something to be grateful for! 
 
Thanks again to ALL our members who understand some things cannot be controlled.  We appreciate the great attitudes and assistance you have given the staff as they continue to make Westbrook Village Golf Club the “best value and best golf experience” in the West Valley.

Local Rules

Posted By Brandon Evans II on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 in course-conditions

Out of Bounds


  • Maintenance yards, Driving Range, inside edges of sidewalks bordering the streets and the inside edge of property walls are all considered out of bounds.
  • On Hole #5, of the Vistas course, the area to the right side of the cart path, defined by the white line, is also out of bounds.

Abnormal Course Conditions (ACC)


  • Areas marked or deemed ACC are free relief at nearest point of complete relief plus one club length or use the optional drop zone where available.
  • Drop zones are available on Vistas Hole #2 & #13 and Lakes Hole #2.
  • Rocks formed to create drainage areas and maintenance repairs are considered ACC.
  • Cart paths and pump houses are immovable obstructions including shrubs, plantings, and bricks immediately around them.

Xeriscape ("Desert") Edge Relief


  • Any player whose ball lies within 6” of the Xeriscaped collar (desert meets the grass) may take optional free relieve using rule 16-1b. ACC. The ball may be marked, lifted, cleaned, and dropped within one club length of the nearest point of relief.

Embedded Ball


  • When a ball is embedded “In the General Area” the player may take free relief, one club length of the original lie, but, not nearer the hole.

Animal Droppings Relief


  • Animal Droppings (ie  duck, coyote, geese, etc.) may be treated as a loose impediment or ACC. Local rule F-12. The player may take free relief, one club length of the original lie, but, not nearer the hole.

Out of Bounds/Lost Ball Rule E-5


  • Out of bounds local rule E-5. is an option, for stroke and distance for a ball that is LOST or OUT OF BOUNDS.
  • Relief is from where it is known or virtually certain to be lost or where it went out of bounds, all the way to the nearest fairway plus two club lengths, no closer to the hole plus two stroke penalty.
  • This option may only be used If a provisional ball was not put in to play or if the provisional ball was also lost or OB.
  • This option may NOT be used with an unplayable lie.
  • Local rule E-5 will be an option for all regular weekly games.
  • Notice must be given to all players in Tournaments or rounds where this option local rule E-5 is withdrawn.

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