Welcome to Gaithersburg Golf Leagues - 2018

Gaithersburg Golf is an informal golf league open to all.
The league started out with current and retired employees
(and friends) of IBM, Lockheed Martin and others, residing
at or near Gaithersburg, MD. It now includes others from the
northern Montgomery County, MD region.

2018 Gaithersburg Golf Leagues           

League Week 18

           Comments: Updated August 14, 2018

              Laytonsville Monday     Round 15 Played: 8/13/2018     Final Round
              Blue Mash Tuesday     Round 14 Played: 8/7/2018     Final Round
              Laytonsville Thursday     Round 14 Played: 7/19/2018     Final Round
              Little Bennett Thursday     Round 14 Played: 7/26/2018     Final Round

Quote / Jokes from Jack / The Rules Guy

      Updated July 30, 2018

If you try to fight the course, it will beat you.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lou Graham

Another from "Jack's Library" . . . It's Hell to be Old

Reposting of all those "Jack's Jokes" from 2017.
Reposting of previous "Jack's Jokes" from This year.

Ask The Rules Guy (From Golf Magazine, December 2017, pg 28)

Question: My opponent's drive landed in a drainage ditch,
with no stakes defining it as a hazard. He argued that since
the ditch is man-made, he's entitled to relief. I said he must
drop two club-lengths from the point of entry, with a one-
stroke penalty. Who is the rat in a drainage ditch here?
-MIKE STOUT, EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.

Response: Neither of you is a rat, but both of your arguments
are sinking ships. Your opponent can't just grant himself
relief - unless you let him - and you can't just penalize him,
either. It's best to check with the committee in charge to
determine what, exactly, the area is. Sometimes a surface drainage
ditch meets the definition of a waterhazard, even if it's unmarked,
but sometimes it's ground under repair, and other times it's simply
treated as "through the green" and the ball must be played as it
lies. If the committee isn't available and you two can agree on how
to define the ditch, you're welcome to do so. If your opponent takes
the law into his own hands by granting himself relief, you need to
make a claim before anyone tees off on the next hole for the
committee to review later. It will lead to his losing the hole if
he's wrong. Stroke play instead? Under Rule 3 -3, play two balls
and have the committee clarify the matter later.

Additional Info

    2018 League Champions
    2018 League Schedules
    2018 Team Rosters (Updated 5/8/2018 / Sub List Updated 7/16/2018)
    League Rules
     Review the USGA Golf Rules Effective 2018
    Course Information
    Treatise on Slow Play
    (Please review this!)
    League Contacts

League Rules and player course description information for
Laytonsville and Little Bennett courses is provided. No
player description of Blue Mash is available, but a web site
link provides some course information.

For more official information on the courses included in the
league, take a look at the Montgomery County Golf
and Blue Mash web sites.

The Gaithersburg Golf Home Page is your source for all
information on the Gaithersburg Golf 2018 Leagues.
League results, team standings, and schedule updates
are posted weekly.


Enjoy your visit to the Gaithersburg Golf Home Page.
Questions, comments, or suggestions on this page?
E-Mail Paul (prAndre@verizon.net)