Thursday, May 19, 2011

What Does ESC Score Mean

I am sure some of you are wondering when posting a score what the ESC means. Let me try to explain it. ESC means Equitable Stroke Control which is the way to adjust your scores for handicap purposes and it sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player's course handicap. For Handicap purposes, you are required to adjust your hole scores when they are higher than your maximum number you can post. There is no limit to the number of holes on which you can adjust your score. See chart below for adjustments


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Signing Up for an ASGA Tournament

Signing up for an ASGA Championship tournament has gotten a lot easier this year with the new TPPOnline Sign-up program. However, some are making it hard on themselves in a couple of ways. First and formost you must be an ASGA member before you can sign-up. So make sure you are an active member at your local club or golf association. That will solve most problems when you are ready to enter an event.
If you sign-up using a mail in entry form you still need to check to make sure you are an active member. If you are not then it only delays your entry and creates problems for you and the ASGA staff.
If you enter an ASGA Designated tournament it to is very import to make sure you are an active ASGA member, otherwise you will not get your well deserved player of the year points.
So do yourself and the ASGA staff a favor and re-new that membership to make sure everthing goes smooth upon you registering for an ASGA event and good luck in those events.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Knock Off the Rust

It's been awhile since my last post and as the month of March approches I begin to think about SPRING and I am sure you do as well.
One reason is the ASGA kicks off our tournament season each year with the annual ASGA Four-Ball Championship and this year is no different. As always we will on March 27 & 28, 2010 be at beautiful Hot Springs Country Club and if you haven't signed up to play you need to do so as teams are signing up daily and we will only take 50.

Also what better way than to start the new year off getting your game in shape and the best way to do that is to visit with your local Arkansas PGA Professional for a tune up lesson. I have a link to most of the professionals at our great golf clubs across the state so give one a call and set up a lesson.

Arkansas PGA Professionals

Remember SPRING is a COMIN!

Monday, January 4, 2010

It's a new year and a new decade

It's a new year and decade and things are changing and getting better for golf and the ASGA in 2010. Coming real soon a new ASGA website. Completely redesigned with new looks and features. Keep checking for the new exciting look!
A new 4th employee will be in place soon to take over the duties of ASGA Junior/Women's Director of Golf. As you may or may not know the ASGA is expanding women's golf in 2010 and you can find the exciting new schedule on the ASGA Women's Homepage at

There are many other exciting new things happening in 2010 that we will bring to you very soon so stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! My how this year flew by and a new one is about to start. May each of you have the most joyous Holiday Season!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

What do we do now?

I get this question over and over again. Now that the tournament season is over what does the ASGA do now? Even though tournaments are a big part of what we do it certainly isn't nearly all that the ASGA does. Right now we are trying to put to bed our schedule for 2010 and when you have some 24 ASGA Sponsored events that gets to be a chore in itself. We are getting there and soon should have a tentative schedule posted on the ASGA website,

But believe me there are plenty of other things going on at the ASGA now. Planning for next years courses that will need to be rated is a very important part of what we do. We have some 120 member clubs and courses and the USGA asks that they be rated at least every 10 years but we are trying to be a little more aggressive than that. We are trying to re-rate every 7 to 8 years keeping the clubs up to standard with their ratings which directly affects your handicap index. We have 3 women's rating teams and 3 men's rating teams all trained and certified to rate our courses. These teams are volunteer's and devote their time in doing this for the ASGA, your club and for you the golfer. We can never say thanks enough to these very special people.

So you see there is never a time when Jay, Terri or myself can push back and say, Wow I don't have anything to do.

We are in the planning stages for 2010 and there will be some exciting news forthcoming soon concerning some new benefits for our some 16000 individual members. Look for these exciting announcement coming soon!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Congratulation Jay and the other Hall of Fame Inductees

Tonight, October 29, 2009, is a very special night for golf in Arkansas as the ASGA presents it's 2009 Hall of Fame Inductee's at our annual banquet at Chenal Country Club, Little Rock, Ar.

We are very proud of Jay Fox our Executive Director as he goes into this very elite group of Golf Hall of Famers tonight and I say to Jay," Job well done, very deserving and Terri and I are very proud of you". Congratulations!

Congratulations also for the other inductee's, Mr. Bobby McGee, Mrs. Rosey Bartlett, and Mr. Bobby Baker.

This evening is very special also for the ASGA Players of the Year as they will receive their award at this event as well. Congratulations to each of them as they played hard in a very long season and are very deserving to receive this honor. The players of the year are, Summar Roachell, Junior Girls, Hunter Smith, Junior Boys, Nicklaus Benton, Amateur, John Siratt, Mid-Senior, Stan Lee, Senior, & Glenn Hickey, Super-Senior.

This all started in 1994 when the first hall of fame members were inducted. Go to to see the entire list year by year of inductees. If you have never attended one of these banquets you should plan on doing so in 2010 as it is a very special evening for golf in Arkansas.

Again, Congratulations to everyone receiving an award tonight.