Senior Mens Golf Association - North Ridge Country Club
Raleigh NC USA

The Men's Senior Golf Association (SGA) at North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh NC, USA is a group whose primary purpose is: Enjoying golf!

SGA members also have at least three major tournaments a year, held at North Ridge:

  • Match play tournament
  • SGA Championship
  • One-day mixed-team event held with the cooperation of the North Ridge Country Club Ladies Golf Association

In addition, SGA members may sign up to participate in the Capital City Interclub events. The events are one-day flighted events (with lunch) held throughout the months of April-thru-October.

The SGA also holds frequent one-day shotgun start events (most include lunch) for SGA members.

The purpose of this Web site is to provide information related to the above as well as to provide a central place for inter-member (SGA-related) communication.


Some of manys' favorite spots on the Oaks.
Votes for Favorite Spots on the NRCC courses are starting to come in:

  • Lakes 3rd Green and Willow Trees view from half-way down or more of the hole, especially in the morning.
  • Looking back from backside of Oaks 8th green.
  • Looking back from backside-left of Oaks 9th green.
  • Looking back to Oaks 9th green and up the 9th fairway from Oaks 10th fairway.
  • Oaks 11th Tee.
  • Oaks 13th Tee.
  • Lakes 14th Tee.
  • Lakes 13th Second or Third shot.
  • Oaks 18th Third shot to green with clubhouse in the sun.
  • Looking back from Oaks 18th green to the fairway corner.
  • Oaks 9th Tee.
  • Oaks 9th Drop Area.
  • Your favorite?

What is ONE - or more - of your favorite views/locations at NRCC?

Let me know, when you have time to let me know what YOUR
favorite spot or spots are on NRCC golf courses.
send mail to: Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org

Fall Colors - The End! in the mid-South USA
November 25, 2018


Clicking, below, will bring you a larger-sized image put together using Google Earth photos. You will have to "scroll around" some. See if you can see all 36-holes from 3000 ft.

News/Most-Recent Updates

  • Notes from Chris B

    Our supportive Pro: Chris Brumbaugh, PGA continues to be our main communicator. Thank you Chris! In case you missed the notes -- or, you are curious how our 2018 plans moved forward, browse the following PDFs.

    Chris B's October 27, 2018 Major Results November Plan's Note PDF
    (Less embedded links)
    Chris B's March 13, 2018 Note About Year Long Competition PDF
    Chris B's Info for SGA Cup Points November 18, 2018 PDF

    Chris B's Match Play brackets in PDF format are at:
    Individual
    Individual Bracket
    (Final) November, 2018

    Two-Player
    Two-Player Team Bracket
    (Final) November, 2018

    Match Play Brackets' Season-End Results as Reported On This Website October 28, 2018


  • SGA Interclubs

    Our Interclub's page at:
    NRCC SGA Interclubs Main Web Page

    Remember, this Website is unofficial -- so, make certain you are keeping up with the official club Website and the club SGA bulletin board in the locker room.


  • SGA Match Play

    The first flight-winners are in. And the Championship matches have been completed. Congratulations to:
    Individual
    Team
    Flight-1:
    Bob Smith

    Flight-2:
    Rick Rollinson

    Flight-3:
    John Lipschutz

    Flight-4:
    Jim Roof

    2018 Individual Winner:
    Rick Rollinson

    Flight-1:
    Jim Roof & Tim Strong

    Flight-2:
    Larry Wilson & Keith Ricks

    2018 Team Winners:
    Jim Roof & Tim Strong

    To see some unofficial information, go to:
    nrccseniormensgolf.org/NRCCLadderTournament1.htm

    If you have any corrections/results you want posted on this Website, just eMail me.
    Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org


  • 2018 SGA Reverse Shotgun Events (Two-Player Team - Stableford with Handicap - Two-Player's Scores Totalled - Flighted by Chris B! )
    Again....Someday I will make some of the following clearer-to-read. For now:
    • Stableford points...
      1 for net par
      2 for net birdie
      3 for net eagle
      4 for net double eagle.  

      Putts in the mark on the flagsticks were good.
       

      Ties are broken by using the scores on the lowest handicapped hole. 

      Each player chooses his own tees.  Some played Blue, most played White, some played Black.  Handicaps are adjusted accordingly.  Most play (we assume) what they “usually” play.

    Oaks Course September 11, 2018
    Congratulations to: Overall Winners September 11, 2018

    Flight-1: Jim Hickman, Howard Duran

    Flight-2: Butch Sheffield, Bob White

    Flight-3: Tom Starr, Willis Hegepeth

    (Un-Official Overall Scoreboard)
    Flight-1
    Howard Duran / Jim Hickman 44 1st
    Bob Smith / Jim Harold 42 2nd
    Rick Rollinson / Dennis Phillips 36 3rd
    Tim Strong / Chuck Kavcsak 34
    Kurt Faxon / Tom Starr 33
    Al Spicer / John Chiles 28
    Flight-2
    Butch Sheffield / Bob White 43 1st
    Bob Catapono / Kieth Ricks 43 2nd
    Jim Roof / Larry Wilson 34 3rd
    Alex Rosen / Dave Shogren 33
    Varner Olmsted / Bud Owen 32
    Hank Alexander / Scott Atcheson 24
    Flight-3
    Tom Starr / Willis Hedgepeth 37 1st
    Buddy Mills / Cliff Disbrow 36 2nd
    Craig Ralph / Marty Gross 36 3rd
    Dave Mazo / John Weinhart 35
    Dave Cartwright / Dick Weiss 35
    Ed Anderson / Ric Bremer 31

    (To see previous 2018 Results, click on):
    Misc. Events


  • Some Information of Interest from the USGA

    You may have received an eMail from the USGA (if you are on their eMail distribution list). A part that caught my attention is briefly summarized below:
    New World Handicap System Designed to Welcome More Golfers
    The new system will feature the following: 

    • Flexibility in formats of play, allowing both competitive and recreational rounds to count for handicap purposes and ensuring that a golfer’s handicap is more reflective of potential ability

    • A minimal number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap; a recommendation that the number of scores needed to obtain a new handicap be 54 holes from any combination of 18-hole and 9-hole rounds, but with some discretion available for national or regional associations to set a different minimum within their own jurisdiction

    • A consistent handicap that is portable from course to course and country to country through worldwide use of the USGA Course and Slope Rating System, already successfully used in more than 80 countries

    • An average-based calculation of a handicap, taken from the best eight out of the last 20 scores and factoring in memory of demonstrated ability for better responsiveness and control

    • A calculation that considers the impact that abnormal course and weather conditions might have on a player’s performance each day  

    • Daily handicap revisions, taking account of the course and weather conditions calculation

    • A limit of Net Double Bogey on the maximum hole score (for handicapping purposes only).  Example: A Playing Handicap of 18 receives one stroke per hole for 18 holes; the player’s max score is triple bogey on any hole, which equals a Net Double Bogey.

    • A maximum handicap limit of 54.0, regardless of gender, to encourage more golfers to measure and track their performance to increase their enjoyment of the game

    Of course -- always refer to the official USGA site. The link for the above as of April 1, 2018 was: http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/Handicapping/world-handicap-system/WHS-resources.html


  • 2018 SGA Championship

    Congratulations to the participants and, once again, to "The Winners"
    Especially: Willis Hedgepeth - the 2018 Overall Champion!
    2018 NRCC SGA Championship Tuesday
    Flight Winners and Runner-ups
    Flt 1:
    Tim Strong
    Edward Priest
    Flt 2:
    Howie Jung
    Jay Parker
    Flt 3:
    Larry Wilson
    Ralph Craig
    Flt 4:
    Willis Hedgepeth
    David Fajgenbaum

    p.s. Yes - the Breakfast was appreciated. No ice cream this year - but, the chocolate cake was quite good. With ice cream i would have been delicious. Well done, though, Organizers!


    (Click on the following for Scoreboard/Course-Photos in larger-sized images)

    If you have any corrections/comments, just eMail me.
    Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org


  • 2018 Calendar (NRCC Golf Course Photos)

    I have completed my 2018 Golf Course-oriented photo calendar. If you have a photo or two that I could use instead of something that I did us: Terrific (my photos tend to be "repetitive" and boring to many of you, I am sure!). Thank you, in advance, if you have a photo or two that you would be willing to share with me and with others.

    2018:
    Cover
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December

    If you are not sure what I am talking about, here, click, below to see the 2018 in-progress Calendar. (The link also leads you to past calendars if you are interested in such).


    Calendar 2018 as of Now

    If you have any photos/comments, just eMail me.
    Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org


  • Do You Have any Old Photos Taken while on one or more of NRCC Golf Holes/etc.

    If you were/are a member of North Ridge CC in Raleigh NC. and you are reading this....

    North Ridge's 50th anniversary is coming soon. I am looking for any paper-or-other-hardcopy photos (or digital, for that matter) that you have in your possession and would be willing to share. If you DO have some old "stuff" and ARE willing to share, just send me an eMail and/or place the hard-copy photos in an envelope with your name on the envelope and have the locker room assistant place them in my locker. I will take care of scanning the hard-copy and getting the hard-copy back to you. My aim is to protect your material to the best of my ability and, in turn, get the hard-copy back to you intact. I will try my best...

    I am especially looking for anything before 2005 or so -- and, for golf hole photos - but: Anything you may be willing to share as part of the 50th NRCC anniv. would be great.

    If you eMail me, I will of course contact you to arrange for my scanning the hard-copy at your convenience.

    Thank you in advance!
    Dave Shogren -
    Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org

    If you have never gone to THIS site's collection of Golf Hole photos that I maintain (clickable via this site's navigation), a direct link is:
    Shogren's Saved NRCC Golf Hole Photos
    When there, just click on any golf hole to see the photos that I have archived.

    If this topic is of interest to you and you have patience while Web browsing, sometime go to:
    View some "old stuff" that I have saved over the years related to NRCC

    the "NR30" material shown there is not organized perfectly -- but, should give you a feeling for what I have now available. Of course, if you have any problems/concerns, just get back to me.
    Dave Shogren -
    Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org
    ---
    I have started a Webform Web page for this topic. If you have time and are interested in such, please go to:
    Webform for this site's NRCC 50th Anniversary project.


  • Un-official Naming of Golf Holes at NRCC
    I have built a Web page on our site for this. Purely un-official. Just for fun.

    We had two votes come in during June, 2011. Thanks! Since then: No feedback. The votes were for Lakes 14 as "Turtle Hole" (that hole now has two vote-names: "Perfection" and "Turtle Hole"; I left the chosen name as "Perfection" as the votes are one-each and I make the final decision)! The second vote was for Lakes 16 and "Big Bertha" - Big Bertha continues to be the name of choice for Lakes 16.
    Why not send YOUR vote in?

    Lakes #14
    Turtle Hole
    Lakes #16
    Big Bertha

    If interested in this project, go to:

    Naming of Golf Holes at NRCC


  • Some Recent Photo Updates
    This Websites "Recent ...." photo's Web page is updated often. If interested, please go to: "Recent Photos..."

  • Question(s) of the Week

    I had a vote come in for the best 18th hole of our Interclubs. The voter picked #18 at Brier Creek. A good choice! See, below, for more information. Reminder: If you DO vote, please include your eMail address and name on your input (that will NOT be published; it, just, lets me know you are not a "spammer"). Thanks!

    1. What is your favorite (NRCC SGA) 18th Hole on the Interclub "Circuit"? - and: Why is that your favorite?

      Answer/comment so far:

      • Macgregor's 18th. Visually beautiful and allows for all handicappers to have a chance to contribute. I also could have chosen: Prestonwood Highlands #18, Brier Creek's #18, Bentwinds #18, Raleigh's #18 or, for that matter: North Ridge Oaks #18. We get to play a lot of great finishing holes! ds

      • Brier Creek's 18th (No reason given) anonymous

    If you wish to vote, please go to: Vote for Interclub's Favorite/Best 18th Hole



Other SGA / Senior Events

Well, Senior Tuesdays, since 2014, have reverted to "Private Groups". However, there are a number of other SGA events.


  • 2018 SGA Championship

    Congratulations to the participants and, once again, to "The Winners"
    Especially: Willis Hedgepeth - the 2018 Overall Champion!
    2018 NRCC SGA Championship Tuesday
    Flight Winners and Runner-ups
    Flt 1:
    Tim Strong
    Edward Priest
    Flt 2:
    Howie Jung
    Jay Parker
    Flt 3:
    Larry Wilson
    Ralph Craig
    Flt 4:
    Willis Hedgepeth
    David Fajgenbaum

    p.s. Yes - the Breakfast was appreciated: No ice cream this year - but, the chocolate cake was quite good. With ice cream i would have been delicious. Well done, though, Organizers!


    (Click on the following for Scoreboard/Course-Photos in larger-sized images)

    If you have any corrections/comments, just eMail me.
    Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org


    Note: Interclub and other SGA event signup are done online using the Club's site or by your contacting the Pro Shop. Any questions/etc.:

    Dave Shogren -
    Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org

    For now: Enjoy your SGA golf and let me know if you have a "Shot of the Day" to report!

    For the SGA Tuesday Main Web Page visit:
    Other SGA / Senior Events Page

    Shot(s) of the (SGA)Day(s) October 10, 2017

    Dennis Philips: Closest to the pin, Lakes #11 Par 3. Back-of-the-green pin placement; about 175 yds and two feet from the pin. I did not see the shot - but, it must have been a great-looking tee shot.

    Buddy Murray: Third Shot on Lakes #10 Par 5. Buddy "ticked the tree" with his drive and was in the right-side short ruff after the drive. He hit a well-struck hybrid to the left fairway ruff, direction of the now-very-mature Oak that is a great "aiming tree" for Lakes #10 (I am so happy that the club replaced the original tree when it was "struck down" years ago... I am sure that I have photos of both the "gone" and the "current" aiming trees...). Anyway - Buddy was faced with an in-the-ruff-downhill lie 180 yds to the green (Lakes #10) with the pin in the upper-back level (greenside back bunkers are, of course, ALWAYS in-play on Lakes #10 when the pin is back). He hit another hybrid perfectly, stayed "on the green" a bit long and "two putted" for his well-earned par following his slightly-missed tee shot. A true "Shot of the Day".

    If you witnessed or executed another "Shot of the Day" as part of an SGA Event, just send us an eMail

    To see an Archive of Shots of the Days go to:

    NRCC SGA Archived Shots of the (Tues)Days Web Page


  • Senior Interclubs

    Upcoming:
    See you in (I guess - April) 2019!


    Some Previous Results:
    (Basically, only ones that I have played in)
    If you have any other scoreboards, etc. thank you for sending such my way. Just:
    send mail to: Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org


    October 24 at Devils Ridge (CASMGA Trophy Competition)
    I was not there - so, please forward to me any result-photos of the scoreboard that you might have. Thank you, in advance.


    October 2, 2018 At North Ridge CC (Oaks Course)


    Results and a few photos from North Ridge CC (Oaks) October 2, 2018


    August 7, 2018 At Brier Creek CC


    Results and a few photos from Brier Creek CC August 7, 2018


    Tuesday May 22, 2018 at North Ridge


    Results from North Ridge May 22, 2018


    Wednesday May 9, 2018 - At Chapel Hill CC


    Results and a few photos from Chapel Hill CC May 9, 2018


    Congratulations to "12 Oaks CC" for winning the CASMGA Championship held at Croasdaile Thursday October 19, 2017.
    (CASMGA Trophy Competition) -
    To see the scoreboard and a few photos, go to:

    CASMGA Trophy 2017
    at Croasdaile
    Oct. 19, 2017


    August 17, 2017 - At Croasdaile CC


    Results and a few photos from Croasdaile CC August 17, 2017


    Wednesday June 28 - At Prestonwood CC
    For the scoreboard and golf course photos taken during the event, click on:


    Results and a few photos from Prestonwood CC June 28, 2017


    Tuesday June 6 - At Briar Creek CC
    For the scoreboard and a few photos taken during the event, click on:


    Results and a few photos from Briar Creek CC June 6, 2017


    Monday April 3 - At Twelve Oaks CC
    Only the scoreboard of the day (I apologize for the quality-of; I just grabbed a photo off of the SGA Bulletin Board listing; I was not at the event), click on:


    Results from 12 Oaks CC April 3, 2017


    (Sorry, I was not active much in 2015/16. If you have some results that you have taken photos of - Scoreboards, etc. - don't hesitate to send such to me. Thank you, in advance; I will post them in the "archived" files for a particular year).


    Tuesday May 24 2016, At North Ridge CC
    For selected photos and the scoreboard of the day, go to:

    A Few Photos from North Ridge CC May 24, 2016


    Tuesday April 28 2015, At Croasdaile CC
    For selected photos and the scoreboard of the day, go to:

    A Few Photos from Croasdaile CC April 28, 2015


    Some Previous 2014 Results:
    (Just placed here to save you time if you are looking around!)

    CASMGA Championship Nov 5 2014

    Wednesday September 17 2014, At Prestonwood CC
    For selected photos and the scoreboard of the day, go to:

    A Few Photos from Prestonwood CC September 17, 2014

    Tuesday August 12, 2014 - At North Ridge (Lakes)
    For selected photos and the scoreboard of the day, go to:

    A Few Photos from North Ridge (Lakes) August 12, 2014

    Thursday August 5, 2014 - At Brier Creek GC
    For selected photos and the scoreboard of the day, go to:

    Photos from Brier Creek GC August 5, 2014

    Thursday July 10, 2014 - At Croasdaile CC
    For selected photos and the scoreboard of the day, go to:

    Photos from Croasdaile CC July 10, 2014

    Wednesday June 18, 2014 - At Devils Ridge CC
    For selected photos and the scoreboard of the day, go to:

    Photos from Devils Ridge CC June 18, 2014

    Tuesday May 20, 2014 - At North Ridge (Oaks Course)
    For selected photos and the scoreboard of the day, go to:

    Photos from North Ridge CC May 20, 2014

    Some Long-Time-Ago Results:

    Wednesday October 16, 2013 - At Macgregor CC
    Congratulations to the host club (Macgregor) on winning, on that day, the 2013 Season Championship. Some of us on the "losing" teams are thinking of changing the rules for the Championship (for example: Make it an overall-season competition). Any comments?

    Thursday September 5 - At Raleigh CC
    For selected photos and the scoreboard of the day, go to:

    Photos from Raleigh CC Sept. 5, 2013

    Tuesday August 13, 2013 - At North Ridge CC
    For selected photos and the scoreboard of the day, go to:

    Photos from North Ridge CC August 13

    I will not play in all 2015 Interclubs. If you have photos or North Ridge results you would like tabulated on the Interclub page: Thank you, for sending such along to me: send mail to: Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org

    For additional information regarding our Interclubs, please see:
    NRCC SGA Interclubs Main Web Page


    SGA Match Play

    Make sure that you are paying attention to the Men's Locker Room SGA Bulletin Board (the only official source of information!).

  • 2018 SGA Match Play

    2018 is completed! Congratulations to:

    2018 Individual Winner:
    Rick Rollinson

    2018 Team Winners:
    Jim Roof & Tim Strong

    Last date that this Website was updated for the Match Play results was: October 28, 2018

    I post the 2018 players and results as information is passed my way. For the 2018 unofficial bracket and results, click on:
    nrccseniormensgolf.org/NRCCLadderTournament1.htm

    If you have any corrections/results, just eMail me.

    Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org

    Chris B's brackets in PDF format are at:
    Individual
    Individual Bracket
    (Final) November, 2018

    Two-Player
    Two-Player Team Bracket
    (Final) November, 2018


    • Voting for Favorite Golf Hole at North Ridge

      If you are interested - Click on the navigation bullet at the top of our Web pages - or the link, below, for: (The latest vote was July 31, 2011 for Lakes #14).
      Vote for Favorite Hole at North Ridge.

      Top Vote Count so far:
      Lakes #13 with five votes.
      Lakes #12 , Lakes #14 and Oaks #18 with four votes.

      Give me a shout if you have any comments / questions / problems with the above.

      Note: I had a few entries, recently, submitted without a name and/or eMail address. I "toss" these votes, as I want to make sure the vote is from a "real person" and not from some Web application. Thank you, in advance, for including your name and/or eMail in any vote.

    • "Best 18" holes for our Interclubs

      Note: In 2008 I started a set of "Best 18" holes for our Interclubs.

      I was updating the "Best" 13th hole recently and as I did so I noticed that the golf designers for our Interclubs' courses all seemed to come up with fine 13th holes. I have, so far, chosen North Ridge Lakes 13th (Par-5) as the best --- but, 13th holes that I have identified as special are:


        North Ridge CC (Lakes) #13 Par-5
        Croasdaile CC #13 Par-5
        Brier Creek CC #13 Par-4
        Macgregor CC #13 Par-4
        North Ridge (Oaks) #13 Par-3
        Raleigh CC #13 Par-4

      Which of these would be YOUR choice?

      Of course, even if the hole is not mentioned / shown in the Web page, just vote for YOUR favorite hole(s) of our Interclub rotation.

      If interested in viewing all currently-mentioned holes, click on the navigation bullet at the top of our Web pages - or the link, below, for:
      Interclubs->Top 18 Holes and Voting For Them.

    • Discussion Page

      We still don't get many comments-back on this area of the Website. When you get a chance to give the Discussion page a look: Thanks. I recently added a discussion-entry for "Tee Placement".
      I have had one comeback on this - and, I added a further comment (on the Web page).

      If you have not ever gone there, Give it a look when you have time to do so. Click on the navigation bullet at the top of our Web pages - or the link, below, for:
      About Us,...->Discussion.



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    6612 Falls of Neuse Road
    Raleigh, NC 27611-8041
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    send mail to: Webmaster@NRCCSeniorMensGolf.org

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    http://www.northridgecountryclub.org/

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