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Brookside Men's Golf Club
2018 Champion

Congratulations Tim Hogarth
2017 & 2018
Pasadena City 
Men's Amateur Champion 



The Rules of the United States Golf Association govern all play.

Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a local rule or condition is

TWO STROKES or LOSS of HOLE in Match Play.


  • Where boundary fences have masonry or a concrete wall at their base, out of bounds is defined by the inside course-side edge of the wall or concrete.
  • The course-side edges of public roads are defined as out of bounds.  A ball that crosses a road which is marked out of bounds and comes to rest beyond that road is out of bounds, even if it comes to rest on another part of the golf course. 
  • The driving range is deemed to be out of bounds.  Its margins are defined by stakes and/or its fencing.
  • The paved cart path and its curbing behind the putting greens of Holes 9 & 18 is out of bounds on course #1 and hole 18 on course #2.

TEMPORARY IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS: The temporary light structures on the golf course as well as any stadium related objects are deemed to be temporary immovable obstructions.  The Local Rule as prescribed in
Section 8 of the Committee Procedures is in effect. Model Local Rule F-23.  Line of sight/play, swing and stance relief.

NO PLAY ZONE: The flood control channel is deemed to be no play zone treated as a red or yellow penalty area depending on as marked.  A ball must not be played or retrieved from within the flood channel and relief must be taken from interference by the no play zone under Rule 17.1e. On Holes 1, 7, 16, & 17, the penalty area is deemed to extend to infinity. Hole #8 – the penalty area extends to the out of bounds fence. 

DROPPING ZONE: On Hole #1, as an additional option to Rule 17.1, the dropping zone to the left of the cart path near the putting green may be used for the lateral water hazard behind the putting green.

MULCH AREAS: Mulch and bark areas are loose impediments and are part of the general area.

OBSTRUCTIONS: All protective fences within the course that are not part of a boundary fence are deemed to be immovable obstructions.  Relief may be taken under Rule 16.1; however, there is no line of play relief. 

PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES: If a staked tree or a young tree with a tree well interferes with a player’s stance or area of intended swing while the ball is located in the general area, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 17.1e(2).

DRAINAGE AREA: (Course #2) Hole #13 near the green. The player may take relief, no penalty.

CLOSE OF COMPETITION: The close of the competition is deemed to have closed when the committee has approved all scores.

DAMAGE FROM ROSE BOWL PARKING: In the general area the player may take relief from GUR in cases of severe damage from vehicles parking on the golf course.  

BMGC Handicap Committee

The topic of discussion for the PAST YEAR has been centered on making the Handicap adjustment process objective for all members.  In following the recommendations of the Steering Committee of 2017, regarding the adjustment of a player's handicap index and thus, his course handicap, during his participation in Brookside events, the committee focused on
1) improving the transparency of the process; 2) removing the subjectivity of the handicap Chairman; 3) allowing for objective adjustments and 4) improving the communication and club environment for all members.

In order to accomplish the above, there needed to be a different method that was within the confines of the USGA Handicap Manual so that handicaps could be adjusted when necessary to level the playing field for all participants.   In that light, the committee was presented with the handicap adjustment algorithm used by the LA GOLF software, currently being used by several other clubs in Southern California, that computes a player's Current Index, Low Index and Club Index.  This third catagory factors a player's scores, home rounds, tournament rounds, course slope and rating, and tees played in relation to his current and low index, in past Brookside events.   This method is built into the LA GOLF software that is used by the BROOKSIDE Tournament Chairman to set up the monthly tournaments.  As such, once activated, the process alerts the Handicap Committee if a players Club Index is lower than his Current Index and/or his Low Index.   

This method is objective in that it is computed on all participants of the tournament.  It is not used on any one individual player...rather everyone who signs up to play will be analyzed by the software.   In addition, this method is based on the player's own scores that are posted during Brookside events.    

This will end the need for a "Watch List" within the club.  All players that participate will be under the guise of the method and it's objective findings.  As such, if a player plays during the "weekly skins" games or during casual rounds, those rounds will not be considered by the method.  But, when that same player plays in a Brookside event, these scores will be used to calculate his Club Index for Brookside events.   Couple this method with 'good old fashioned Peer Review' and the Handicap committee will have objective recommendations for handicap adjustments to forward to the Tournament Committee. 

In addition, The Handicap Committee, in conjunction with the Tournament Committee, will continue to enforce USGA and SCGA guidelines and take action as to players that continue to play beyond their "potential" as defined by the USGA Handicap Manual. This additonal factor will be used as another layer of review for the Committee when implementing an adjustment.  

This method has been submitted to the board.
This method has been APPROVED by the board.
AND, this method is a response to the membership as a whole who has cried out for help to level the playing field for all members who participate in Brookside events! 


It’s that simple.

We ask that each BMGC member, pay for his round, play their round to the best of their ability and then post their score immediately following their round.


It’s that simple.

The Brookside Men’s Golf Club Handicap Committee is just part of the Peer Review that every golf club has in place to ensure fair competition.

We are not here to single out individual players. We are here to ensure all members are treated fairly.

So all we ask is that you:


Go to Handicap Committee Page

  Addendum to the local rules for all BMGC tournaments and matches:

Any damage caused from vehicles parking on the golf course for Rose Bowl events is ground under repair (GUR). This rule is through the green (whole area of the course except the teeing ground, the putting green being played and all hazards).

Relief is the closest point no nearer the hole for stance and swing. No penalty.

Brookside is located next to the world famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and is managed by American Golf and the Rose Bowl Operating Company

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