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February Event Canceled

The February event was canceled due to the heavy rains, fallen trees and course conditions. Pictures

Handicapping FAQ

Adjusting Hole Scores for Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)™

Q.  What is the current method for adjusting my hole scores under Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)?

A.  ESC is an adjustment of individual hole scores (for handicap purposes) in order to make handicaps more representative of a player's potential ability. ESC is applied after the round and is only used when the actual score or the most likely score exceeds a player’s maximum number. ESC sets a limit to the number of strokes a player can take on a hole depending on Course Handicap™. Apply ESC to all scores, including tournament scores. Below is the maximum number a player can take:

Course Handicap Maximum Number
9 or less Double Bogey
10-19 7
20-29 8
30-39 9
40 and above 10

Please visit Section 4-3 of the USGA Handicap System manual for further reference.

USGA New Rule for 2017 -  Adopted as Local Rule


USGA announced a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green.  (The DJ Rule)

Rules 18-2, 18.3, and 20.1. Read more here


Did you know our local rules are on the web page and the back of your scorecard. It is good to know them as they might help you in your round.


STMGC 2017 Season Starts


For all of you who signed up as full members welcome to this years events. 

We start our season with the Modified Stableford event. As usual I will list the current event and the next two events on the home page. 

Our two away events will be held at The Villages (on Saturday) and San Juan Oaks on a Monday.

To see the schedule for the entire year you can click on the 2017 Calendar of Events listed under Upcoming Tournaments. All past results can be found there as well.

Remember to sign up for our Personal Best Competition so you can start putting those best holes to work for you. Personal Best competition info.


Happy New Year!


STMGC Board of Directors Election Results


Results for the board of directors can be found here

Make sure to thank them for their service to your club.



STMGC Membership Renewals


Santa Teresa Men's Club membership renewal began in October thru the first week in January 2017. If you missed the deadline please send an email to



STMGC Accurate & Long Drive Contests

We will now have an Accurate Drive Competition on the front 9 and a Long Drive Competition on the back 9. Of course you need to pay to play.

The object of the Accurate drive is the same as Closest to the Pin except it is the line. Place the Marker next to where your tee shot landed. If your drive is closer than the prior drive move the marker to your ball location. Distance is not important.



STMGC Allows use of Smartphones

  • STMGC adopted a local rule for the use of Smartphones as a Distance Measuring Device (DMD) during competition (see local rules)

  • Read the FAQ if your DMD application meets the guidelines

  • Read the guidelines for use during tournaments


We're Now on Facebook   
Santa Teresa Men's Golf Club has a Facebook page. It's intended as a supplement to our website and to provide additional social information.


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Benefits of Joining STMGC  
We offer two levels of Membership


Full Membership

·   Receive NCGA Membership and a GHIN for tracking your scores and establish your handicap index

·   Test your game in competition

·   Enjoy a variety of monthly tournament events at Santa Teresa Golf Course:

 o  Individual, 2-Man & 4-Man flighted formats

 o  NCGA Qualifier events

  o  Annual Club Championship in September

 o  Yearly Member/Guest event

·   NCGA Qualifier events (Club pays all entry fees going forward)

·   Tournament of Champions year-long competition final held at Poppy Hills or Poppy Ridge

·   Two Away tournaments during the week at Poppy Hills, Poppy Ridge or other Bay Area courses

·   NCGA Team Match play against local clubs 

·   Membership in the Northern California Golf Association

o  NCGA Member discounts at Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge (See all NCGA benefits here)  

·   Receive a $20 credit for every new member referred to your club


Associate Membership

·  Receive NCGA Membership and a GHIN for tracking your scores and establish your handicap index

 ·  This membership option is for those that are not interested in tournament play, but want to enjoy all the other benefits of a Full Membership.

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STMGC Charter
The Santa Teresa Men's Golf Club (STMGC) was formed in 1962 to achieve the following objectives:

  • To conduct well-organized golf competitions.

  • To foster, encourage, promote, advance, and create interest in the practice of, and enjoyment of golf (to include enhancing respect for the Rules of Golf, and discouraging slow play as needlessly limiting the enjoyment of the game).

  • To promote social friendship among, and to furnish recreation to its members.

In addition to publishing the most up-to-date results of Tournaments, Competitions, etc, this web-site serves as a repository of results dating back to 2000.

Contact Info
Website related concerns: webmaster.
Tournament Entry concerns:
All other inquiries: Secretary-Treasurer.

Send all tournament entries and membership renewals

Santa Teresa Men's Golf Club
P.O. Box 64415
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-4415

Privacy Policy
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Website or Email Issues
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 Upcoming Tournaments

2017 Calendar of Events

Enter By

Event Date

Entry Form


March 4

Mar 11~12


Qualifier for NCGA Four-Ball

(2-Man Better Ball) 

Singles Entries Paired Up



April 15

Apr 22~23


NCGA Zone Qualifier

(2-Man Better Ball)



April 24

May 6


Spring Away

Saturday @ The Villages




May 13

May 20~21


Art Carr Championship




Member Credits            Online entry FAQ          Tournament Info



Results & Standings

Results of Previous Tournaments 

January Modified Stableford - Our event was moved out a week and a day due to the heavy rains earlier in the month. Based on feedback from the field it was a good decision. We had beautiful weather with a light breeze. Course conditions were not bad considering and we played Winter Rules. 

Welcome to all the new members who played.


First Flight was won by John Kearns with 10 MS Points (Net 67) Close behind in 2nd and 3rd respectively was Walter Robe 7 MS (69 Net) and Doug Speidel 5 MS (Net 72).  Tony Ralph won the Low Gross with a 77.

Second Flight was won by Kelly Simms with 10 MS Points ( Net 70). Next behind in 2nd and 3rd respectively was Will Whitlock 7 MS (72 Net) and Marcus Rodriguez 3 MS (Net 72).

Third Flight was won by Stefan Winer with 7 MS Points ( Net 72). Next behind in 2nd  was a new member Andrew Frost with 6 MS (Net 71) and 3rd was a tie between Jimmie Birlew/Rich Langley 4 MS (Net 72s).


See all the detailed results.


Next month is Individual Low Net.


Pace of Play: We started at 10:02. There were some slower public groups in front and a five-some that made for a longer round. Our lead group finished in 5:04. The longest time was 5:25, we averaged 5:15 as a group, overall we added 21 minutes off the lead-group at several points during the round. See if we can close the gap next time.


See the Timing Report.


Keep in mind our POP guidelines and play ready golf so we can all try to finish at the same pace set by the first group.


Pace of Play Policy
All STMGC tournaments are governed by the provisions of our Pace of Play Policy; see here for details.  

See here for tips on how to improve your own pace of play.


Tournament of Champions Standings - 2017

January 29, 2017

See the year to date results here.


Personal Best Standings - 2017
December 11, 2016

Personal Best competition info.

Net Summary   Gross Summary

Net Historical   Gross Historical    



Tournament of Champions Standings - 2016 

December 10, 2016

See the year to date results here.

Congratulations to the Top 20 who qualified.

The TOC Tournament will be held on Monday, April 17 with a 1PM Shotgun start at The Villages in San Jose.


Personal Best Standings - 2016 Final Results
December 11, 2016

Personal Best competition info.

Net Summary   Gross Summary

Net Historical   Gross Historical     


NCGA Qualifiers 2017





4-Ball Net Championship

March 11-12

May 25

June 19-20

Zone Championships

April 22-23

June 1-2

August 28-29

Sr 4-Ball Net Championship

June 10

August 2

September 7-8

Net Amateur Championship

July 15

September 14

October 16-17


NCGA Team Match - 2016

STMGC Team Match Info   Registered Players  email: Team Captain

NCGA Team Match Info     Match Play Group Results (S-11)

Date Time Match Result
June 4 9 AM vs. Callippe Preserve T  18 -18
June 18 11 AM @ Discovery Bay L    30-6
July 9 9:50 AM @ Callippe Preserve 23-13
July 23 9 AM vs. Concord GC 22-14
July 30 9 AM vs.  Discovery Bay 24-12
August 6 8:24 AM @ Concord GC 22-14




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