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4~ Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 Golf, Etc. Bu,et,n, Progress,re, Rec$ietin, p Playing by the rules in bunkers iiii o one This past week, I was help- ing out with Feather River College's Golf Academy. This was a four-day event in which forty people from all over Northern California came to Graeagle to sharpen their games, make new friends and enjoy Graeagle's unique atmosphere. While I was conducting a session on bunker play, a sweet lady named Ruth asked me to tell them what they can and cannot do in a bunker according to the rules of golf. After the session, the thought occurred to me that maybe some readers might want to know that informa- tion. So here are the rules of bunker conduct according to the USGA: A bunker is considered a "hazard" on the golf course, like a water hazard, only smaller and riffled with sand. is all. If the ball is in a spot from which you cannot ad- vance it, such as buried un- der the front lip, you may de- clare it "unplayable," remove it from its ugly situation, and do one of three things, all of which will cost you one stroke: a) Play a ball as nearly as possible to the spot from which the original ball was last played; or b) Drop a ball in the bunker within two club-lengths of the spot where the ball lays, but not nearer the hole; or c) Drop a ball in the bunker behind the point where the ball lays, keeping that point directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped. If you find your ball or stance in casual water inside a bunker, you may do one of two things: Drop the ball, without penalty, in the bunker as stroke, drop the ball outside the bunker, .keeping the point where the ball lays di- rectly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far back the ball may be dropped. Now let's say two balls are so close to each other in a bunker that one cannot be played without moving the other. First, mark one bah with something like a tee. Then after the other ball is knocked out, smooth the sand, replace the marked ball, and play on. If the ball comes to rest next to a bunker rake. the rake may be carefully re- moved so as to not move the ball. Sticks, stones, broken bones, and other natural ob- jects are loose impediments and cannot be removed, un- less you want to add another stroke to your score. guides jailed State game wardens said today they have served ar- rest and search warrants leading to the jailing of two Humboldt County men in separate cases involving ille- gally guided elk hunts and the illegal killing of Roo- sevelt elk for hunting clients. Department of Fish and Game (DFG) wardens said they booked Gene Lewis Lo- gan, 30, and Lawrence Ed- ward Vaughn, 35, both of Orick, Wednesday on $20,000 arrest warrants, charging them with multiple viola- tions of the Fish and Game Code. Wardens also carried out searches of both sus- pects' residences. DFG warden Paul Weldon said two teams of undercov- er officers posing as hunters each paid $300 for guiding services during the Sept. 5-14 Klamath Elk Hunt in north- ern Humboldt and southern Del Norte counties. Neither Logan nor Vaughn is licensed by the state to guide hunters, the DFG said. Fish and Game alleges that in one instance, Vaughn led undercover wardens of the DFG's special operations unit miles from the legal hunt area to a location where two elk had already been shot, telling the offi- cers, "I've got two down for you." The DFG said an adult elk cow had been killed, but a wounded spike bull had es- caped. In a separate episode, un- by undercover DFG dercover officers were guid- ed by Logan into Redwood National Park, where a bull elk was killed and then transported into the legal hunt area to be gutted and tagged as a legal kill, Fish and Game alleges. Logan was booked on mis- demeanor charges of illegal- ly guiding hunters without a guide's license and illegally killing elk. Vaughn faces two counts each of illegally guiding, ille- gally taking elk and illegally possessing elk and one count each of the illegal sale of elk and taking elk without a li- cense and tag. Each misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine, or both. If the state is able to prove the de- fendants were engaged in a commercial use of the ani- mals, the two could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $30,000, the DFG said. Fish and Game said addi- tional charges are expected, among them the illegal take of deer. D'uring their con- tacts with Vaughn, under- cover wardens were shown fresh antlers from three deer--a full week before the rifle deer hunting season opened, according to Wel- don. Wardens said they had suspected Vaughn and Lo- gan of running illegal guid- ing operations during past elk hunting seasons in the area, in part because the pair tended to show up at elk hunt orientation sessions that are required for hunters lucky enough to draw one of the limited elk tags. The DFG said the first bull elk was killed near the legal hunt area but inside the na- tional park about 10 miles east of Orick. The cow and spike were shot about three miles west of Orick and some 15 miles from the hunt area. Undercover wardens said they contacted Vaughn with two days left in the hunting season on the pretense of wanting help finding an elk. The suspect allegedly asked them, "Does it matter who shoots it?" When told that it didn't matter, Vaughn re- portedly revealed that two elk had just been shot, ac- cording to the DFG. Fish and Game said teams of six game wardens served the search and arrest war- rants at the two residences early Wednesday morning. Initially, they recovered a ri- fle believed to be used in the elk killings, the three sets of deer antlers and both pho- tographs and paperwork be- lieved to be evidence of the illegal guiding activities. The arrest warrants were issued by the Humboldt County District Attorney's office and were signed by Su- perior Court Judges Marilyn B. Miles and W. Bruce Wat- son. Prices- ood 9-25-01 throu 10-1-01 All prices plus tax, lic. and doc fees. -x. . ~:,.2:~~ - ,~ ..... PhotO Priscilla Piper (right) won the Plumas Pines Women's Golf Club Championsl Betsy Schadrack (left) taking runner up. Piper shot a 83, 84 and 94 during tM day event. | Lake Almanor West Men's Other winners for the dayThe third flight a Golf Club were Peg Kepler and Nancywere" first place Bartlett, tying for low net. Diane Thompson The team of David Delay and Gary Shaw, representing Lake Almanor West Men's Club, led the field the first day, with a net of 59, for the Sept. 17-18 NCGA Four-Ball Net held at Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Delay shot a gross of 71 the first day of the tourna- ment. The team finished with a total two-day score of 128, which was just five stokes back from the lead. This was a great showing, considering over 60 teams representing all of Northern California were participating in the 34th annual tournament. Plumas Pines Women's Golf Club The three-day Plumas Pines Women's Golf Club Championship was complet- ed Sept. 18 with the following results: The charr~l~iOn was Priscil- la P-iper, with scores of 83.84 and 94. Betsy Schadrack was run- ner-up, with scores of 95, 96 and 95. Peggy Kepler won first and Diane Trainor had second low net. The Plumas Pines Women's Golf Club played the final round of the Captain's Cup last Tuesday, Sept. 25. The low gross winner was Judy Meagher with a 98, and the low net winner was Diane Trainor with a 76. LACC Women's Golf Club The 15th annual September Serenade was held Thursday, Sept. 20, with golf, dinner and a dance. Thirty-four couples enjoyed the event. The winners were: Mary and Jim Craig, first place; Darlene and Barry Donald- son, second; Toddy and Dave Cutler, third; Dana and second place low gro orts Ecl Howatt with a 113; The: net, Mary Canine wi hool Plm Lake Almanor Wesl)Wing en's Golf Club larie The club held thei/tatch end-of-the-year Invit Mate Golf Tourname incy The tournament were: first place, I)Jeb l Forno and Dave Deltmes Aaron Seandel, fourth; Ginny ond place, Caroyin a ostly and Ray Rose, fifth; Mo and Willhoit; third place, tion Frank Treger, sixth; Jan and Fred Muller; an%red Carlsen and Gene Rideout,place, Marlene andame,' seventh; Barbara and Thompson. ored Charles Sullivan, eighth; Toni and A1 Froese hris Judy and Buz Honsaker, first in the putting ,, ninth; and Nancy Fanning Julie and Bill Azev Our and Bob Spark, tenth. Barbara and A1 Rol rk for second, we l; Closest to the pin me," - rs S No. 6 were Larry Barbara Rolland. Cli the pin on Hole No. ~rtola Jim Regimbal and !Justi Gomez. ored 1 After the tourna~arsor participants met at ~gers c to announce the wi~ Sepl were treated to a l "The sponsored by the lad cused Judy Honsaker's eagle on the par 5 Hole No. 7 added to the excitement. Graeagle Meadows Wom- en's Golf Club In the past five months, Graeagle Meadows Women's Golf Club has held a medal play game to determine the best low gross and the best low net players over the field, the Ace of Aces. Last Thursday, these lid Pc women were in a play-off to Mt. Huff Golf Club turns determine the annual Ace of he'[ In the Sept. 26 s T'- " Aces. The winners were: low the first place team ... - ~# Hgtl tam Marilyn Jonn , .... gross, Kathy Sipel, with 97; " low net, Judy Clark, with 66. Jerry Hobbs and Ph ra" The ladies not in the play- Two teams tied ~-~erou, off were flighted, and they captain Lois Butterm .. " - -_ atley played for low gross and low Jim Wright, Jonu . ,' and J.C. Barnes; and Yvonne Wright, Miller, Betty Alling~,..~. Irma Boyd. Yvonne Playi net. First flight winners were: first place low gross, Gloria Thiessen with a 94; second place low gross, Barbara Nel- son with a 99; low net, Gloria St. Germain with a 75. In the second flight, the first place low gross winner was Dink Rife with a 103; sec- ond place low gross was Joan Conyers with a 106; and low net was Lorraine Cornish, with a 74. won the chip-in. ,------_ In the Sept. 28 bl : for partners, two for first place: and Merlin Allin with Irma Boyd Marshall. J.C. Bax Ken Butterfield Ken Butterfleld won in. $35,00 Couple $20,00 Single $ I0.00 Chil 5 - 10 Under 5 October 13, No Host Cocktails 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Tickets at Williamson Realty 530,836,0! Graeagle Mill Works