Welcome to the 19th Hole Duffers
The 19th Hole Duffers (formerly the ATD Golf Club) is an associate club in good standing with the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA). We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We host roughly 2 tournaments a month April through October and 1 tournament a month during the off season (November through March).
Looking for an Associate club to join? Check out 19th Hole Duffers! Membership is open to men and women of all ages and abilities.
Picture: President Mike Holmes (right) presenting trophy to 2015 Club Champion Bill Garringer (left).
December 5, 2016
The results of our tournament at Diablo Grande on Saturday, December 3rd, are up on the Tournament Page. I understand everyone enjoyed the course, although it was a tough one! I have calculated the skins and the results are, for Gross Skins the winners are John Ceglia (3) and Rick Blacksten (2). For Net Skins, there were a ton, Bill Garringer (1), Rick Blacksten (4), Chuck Drennon (1), John Ceglia (1) and (drum roll please...) Nick Thomas with 5!
We hope to see all of you at the first tournament of 2017 and the 2016 Year End Banquet at the Villages on January 21, 2017!
PLEASE NOTE: There was some confusion about how to handle lost ball situations in our tournaments. It is correct that the USGA rule about a lost ball is that you must return to the place that you hit the ball you lost and hit again, with a one stroke penalty. However, as documented on our Rules page on this website, and also in an email sent to the membership on March 23, 2015, we have special rules used during 19th Hole Duffers tournaments to speed up pace of play.
Basically, we want to encourage you to hit a provisional ball if there is ANY chance that the ball you just hit went out of bounds or might be lost. This is always a good practice, even when not playing in one of our tournaments, as it improves pace of play. However, in Duffers tournaments, if you didn't hit a provisional and your ball is either found to be out of bounds or you can't find the ball (and you're not virtually certain it went into a hazard), we require that you NOT return to where you last hit (especially if it was the tee), but instead, that you drop a ball within two club lengths of where you think the ball went OB or was lost, and play from there with a two stroke penalty.
Again, this is only a reminder of a rule for our tournaments that we instituted more than a year ago. Please do contact the Board with any concerns. By the way, this rule was used by several members during this same tournament.
If you have not already created an eGolfer account, please do so by following the steps outlined here. Going forward we are going to use eClubhouse for registering our members and their guest for future tournaments.