New Day Urban Ministries

A Level Playing Field for All Golfers

How the Golf4Good Event Works

The event committee has adopted a playing and scoring system that maximizes enjoyment on the course without sacrificing challenge for golfers of all capabilities. Golf4Good event registration is open to the public, all ages, and offers four levels of admission. Secure online registration is through Presbyterian Urban Ministries.


Standard Registration
$170 / individual

    • one event admission, lunch/buffet, and on course soft beverages
      • one admission to the after event dinner, silent and live auctions, and program

Foursome Registration
$680 / foursome 

  • event admission, lunch/buffet, and on course soft beverages for four
      • four admissions to the after event dinner, silent and live auctions, and program

Dinner Only Registration
$30 / person

  • one admission to the after event dinner, silent and live auctions, and program

Questions about the event?
Ron Robinson at (858) 778 3926 or

 Download the registration form to register by postal mail or
Register Online »

Schedule of Events - Monday, September 23, 2019

Time Activity
10:00am/11:45am event check in, putting contest, driving range open
10:30am/11:45am lunch / buffet
12:00 pm shotgun start of event
4:00pm/7:00pm silent auction opens
6:00pm dinner and program

The Peoria Handicap System Enables Everyone a Chance to Win

Golf4Good employs the Peoria Handicap System, a long-accepted, one-day handicapping system that works well in golf events in which most of the players participating lack real handicap indexes.

Before the events, the golf course pro selects six holes, typically two par threes, two par fours, and two par fives. Often each par pair is split so that one is located on the front nine holes, and the other is located on the back nine. During the event, neither competitors nor event committee members know the locations of any of the six selected Peoria holes.
Event teams tee off and complete their rounds, playing a four-man scramble format. A bogey is the highest score on each hole. This means that four is the maximum score for a par three, five is the maximum score on a par four and six for a par five.

Following event completion, the event officials announce the six Peoria hole locations. The course pro will determine team Peoria handicaps and net scores which will be posted in the dinning room.

Rules of Play

USGA rules govern play except where local rules prevail.

Prevailing Local Rules

Courtesy Fast play makes fast friends.
Golf Carts Follow cart direction at all times.
Golfers with a pro-shop-issued handicap flag may drive beyond the cart directional sign but must remain 30 feet from greens and tee boxes.
Incomplete Teams Teams missing a player due to a no-show, odd number of players registered, etc. select a rotation by remaining players. Teams shall rotate members on a per-hole basis to play a second ball. Thus, giving the team four balls in play on each hole.
Maintenance Replace divots.
  Smooth traps.
  Repair ball marks on greens.
Mulligans Mulligans are “Team Mulligans” and will be available for a donation of $10 each, no more than one per hole may be used per foursome.
  Players may use a mulligan on any shot to better their shot.
  Players may choose to use their original shot if the mulligan shot does not better the original shot.
Paved Cart-Path If path interferes with stance or swing, drop to nearest relief rather than dropping nearer to the hole. No penalty.
Perimeter Fence Do not cross a perimeter fence to play a ball.
Putting On the green, players must putt within six inches
  of the selected ball, not nearer the hole.
  All scoring putts must be stroked into the hole.
  First ball in the hole determines the score.
Scorekeeping Record gross team scores only.
  The course golf pro will calculate the Peoria handicaps.
Scramble Format On each of the 18 tees, each team player hits a tee shot. The team selects one of the tee shots and immediately moves to pick up the balls no longer in play.
  Then each player, in turn, shall place a ball within one club’s length from where the ball came to rest, not nearer to the hole, and hit his next shot within one club length of the selected ball.  The process is repeated after each shot until the ball is in the hole.  See “Putting” for procedure on the green.
  In determining the club length, players may not change condition of the ball. For example, the ball may not be moved from the rough to fairway, or from inside a hazard or bunker to outside of the hazard or bunker, or from off the green to on the green.
  When a team selects a ball on the green, each player on the team will putt from within six inches of the original position of the selected ball. If any member of a team putts a ball into the hole, the hole is completed
Stake Colors White indicates out of bounds
  Red indicates lateral water hazard
  Yellow indicates water hazard
Teeing Off Each team must use at least two tee shots
  from each player on the team.
Tie-Breaker Ties will be broken by comparing gross and/or net scores in the following order;
  1. Back nine total
  2. Front nine total
  3. Match handicap holes one by one until one team has lower handicap holes. The first team to have an advantage in this process wins.

Contests and Prizes

Event Winners

1st Place Gross Helen Pratt-Kurz trophy and individual trophies (4)
1st Place Net Peoria Individual trophies (4)
2nd Place Net Peoria
Individual trophies (4)

Closest-to-the-Pin (4)  
Hole #7 Trophy
Hole #9 Trophy
Hole #14 Trophy
Hole #17 Trophy
Hole-in-one #17 New car
Longest drive Men’s #18 Trophy
Longest drive Ladies #18 Trophy
Straightest drive (1) Trophy
Putting champion Trophy

The F. Helen Pratt-Kurz Perpetual Trophy

The Golf4Good event committee named the annual event trophy in honor of F. Helen Pratt-Kurz, a graduate of San Diego High School, lifetime San Diego resident, and business partner-owner-operator of Keith’s Drive-In restaurants. In 2004, when Mrs. Pratt-Kurz died at the age of 98, she bequeathed an extremely generous financial donation to the Presbytery of San Diego for exclusive use by the Presbyterian Crisis Center, the former name of Presbyterian Urban Ministries (PUM ) from 1968 to 2006.

 Download the registration form to register by postal mail or
Register Online