Welcome Letter

Welcome to the Men’s Golf Club of Lincoln Hills (MGCLH)! We trust this will be a positive experience for you and that you will come to appreciate the value of membership in our club. The following information is to help you understand how our monthly tournaments as well as the Lincoln Hills Golf Club “sweeps” operate as well as how to post your scores. First, one must be a resident of Sun City Lincoln Hills to be a member of the Men’s Club, and membership in the Men’s Club includes member ship in the NCGA – which means we are subject to all rules and regulations that govern clubs.

Men’s Club Tournaments: The Tournament Schedule for our club can be found on this website under Events. Approximately 3 weeks prior to each event, an e-mail is sent out to all members announcing the tournament, and an announcement is posted on the Men’s Club bulletin board located just outside the Pro Shop. For most events you will have to signup on-line on the website. For the Member/Member Tournament you will have to fill out your entry on a form in the Pro Shop. Preliminary and Final Pairings are e-mailed to all members and posted on the bulletin board prior to each event. Final results are e-mailed and posted after each event and are also posted on our website. Note – We post your scores for these Men’s Club tournaments.

We pay Pro Shop Credit to flight winners, paying two places for closest to the pin on all par 3’s and have two designated Hole-in-One holes for $500 (this year, courtesy of Mercer Tyson and Chris Carolan) in each of our Men’s Club tournaments (until it is won!). There is also one special par 3 that sponsor Penny Carolan pays $25 to the closest to the pen with winners during the year participating in a “shoot out” during the Tournament of Champions tourney with Penney donating another $125 to winners.  Please note that in addition to the par three prizes mentioned, there is hole-in-one insurance in the amount of $250 to help the lucky golfer with the bar bill.  (No cash given, only credit on the day of the hole-in-one in the Sports Bar.)  Our Tournament Chairman handles parceling out the tournament winners in Pro Shop credits and are available for use in the Pro Shop.  It is up to each winner to claim his winnings. For the most part, participation in the tournaments requires only paying the green fees with prize money coming from dues and sponsor fees. There will be a couple of tournaments that do have a registration fee. In addition to a variety of tournament formats, we also have qualifying for NCGA events, the President’s Cup (match play) and our popular Member-Member-Guest tournament.

Being a member of the Men’s Club also allows you to become a member of the Central Valley Seniors Group at an additional cost of $60 per year.  CVS members are invited to play in one-day tournaments at several private country clubs from Marysville to Stockton.  Green fees are a maximum of $45 per round (less if you walk rather than ride) and that includes a very nice lunch.  Contact Board members Steve Beede or Jesse Reuter for more details.  (see Board Members on the website for contact information) 

Men’s Day Sweeps occurs every Tuesday on which the Men’s Club does not have a tournament scheduled. These Tuesday “sweeps” are put on by the Pro Shop and are open for anyone to play. To play in the sweeps you need to sign up in the Pro Shop using one of the white entry forms located on the baker’s table adjacent to the check-in counter. The completed forms go into the same Men’s Club drawer. Deadline for sign-ups is the Saturday before. Pairings are posted by the Pro Shop on the window above the baker’s table adjacent to the check-in counter on the Monday before. Most of the sweeps players are our Men’s Club members, but you do not have to be a member to participate in the sweeps. The Pro Shop charges Summit members a $3 fee to play. Gold Rush members and those paying resident rates are not charged the $3 fee. Results of winners are kept in a Men’s 18 Hole binder located on the rack above the baker’s table. Note – do not post your own scores for the Men’s Day Sweeps because the Pro Shop will post the scores!  Winners are paid in Pro Shop credit. The Men’s Club has nothing to do with putting on the Men’s Day Sweeps.

By the way, to post your scores, you can do that in the Pro Shop using their computer and your GHIN number or you can go directly to the NCGA website (www.ncga.org) and post on-line. Once on their site, you sign in by using your last name and GHIN; once in, go to the navigation bar at the top and click on Handicap. Scroll down to “post a score” and follow the directions. There are also instructions about making sure you reduce the number of strokes on a particularly bad hole by clicking on the Equitable Stroke Control tab.

For other Men’s Club information, please refer to our website (www.MGCLH.club). Important notifications of Member Meetings will be included. We do want to encourage all of our new members to be considerate of one another by keeping up the pace of play as well as repairing ball marks on the green and filling your divots on the fairways. The divot/mark you fix may spare you of landing in one or the other on another occasion.

Again, thank you for becoming a member of the Men’s Golf Club.

Men’s Golf Club of Lincoln Hills 

Updated May 2018