ANGC PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pre-2015
                                                           

2015 Membership Forms


The 2015 Membership Forms are available online.  Additional forms will be available at the clubhouse.  You can access the Membership page through the menu or by clicking here.

05 December 2014
 Schedule Change


The December Monthly Medal has been re-scheduled to Friday, December 5th only.  There is no Saturday round.

The reason is to complete all monthly medal events prior to the ANGC Dinner Dance later that evening.

04 November 2014
2014 ANGC Annual General Meeting


The 2014 Ain Nakhl Golf Club's Annual General Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 10th.  The meeting will probably be in the temporary Snack Bar and will begin at 5:30pm.

ANGC Member's attendance at this meeting is critical.  We will be nominating and electing the 2015 Board, planning for upcoming events (e.g., 2015 Abqaiq Open), and discussing important topics such as the fate of our snack bar, course improvements, and other significant items.

Please plan to attend and participate in your club's development.

18 October 2014
 2014 ANGC Annual Dinner Dance


The annual Ain Nakhl Golf Club Dinner Dance has been re-scheduled to December 5th.

Additional details will be provided soon.

18 October 2014
Player of the Year Standings


The Player of the Year standings through mid-October 2014 can be viewed here.

18 October 2014
2014 Tournament Signups


The remainder of the Tournament Signup sheets for 2014 are now active.

18 October 2014
ANGC Board Meetings


In case you were not aware, all ANGC Members are encouraged to attend and participate in the monthly Board Meeting.  We've tried to standardize the day and time...namely, the first Monday in the month at 5:30pm in the Snack Bar. 

There will not be a November Board Meeting since we will be having the Annual General Meeting in November.

Please feel free to participate...it's your club.

18 October 2014
Schedule Revision


Due to the cancellation of the Bahrain Excursion, the club's tournament schedule has been modified.   Specifically, the Turkey Shoot and Club Championship rounds have been pulled forward one week.

Signup for the Turkey Shoot and ANGC Championship are now active.

14 October 2014
 Player of the Year Standings


The Player of the Year standings through August 2014 can be viewed here.

6 September 2014
 Player of the Year Standings


The Player of the Year standings through July 2014 can be viewed here.

26 July 2014
 Eclectic Scorecards


For the upcoming Eclectic Tournaments (Five Round Eclectic:July25-July30 and Three Weekend Eclectic:August 8 through August 23)
please just use a regular scorecard and write "Eclectic" or "E" on the card to designate that it should be entered into the Eclectic calculations.  As always, Scorecards should be filled out correctly and countersigned by another player.  Note: if there are insufficient entrants there will not be any prizes awarded...so sign up early.

08 July 2014
2014 Ryder Cup Shirts



There are a limited number of 2014 Ryder Cup shirts available at the clubhouse.  The price is 220 SR.


If you are interested in one or more, please contact
Mr. Matthew Hope.

   

15 June 2014
ANGC Board Openings


Our Club's President and Vice President, Messrs. Geoffrey Watson and Stuart Leach respectively, have been forced to resign due to their abrupt relocation from Abqaiq to Al-Khobar.  Both Geoff and Stuart were active in making the club better for all of us and their efforts and support will be sorely missed.


If you, or someone you know, is interested in either position please let us know. 


15 June 2014
Handicaps


The Ain Nakhl Golf Club has modified its policy regarding handicaps due to a change in the pricing structure from the company for which we obtain our handicap and website services.  The company has instituted a "tiered" pricing structure based on the number on players and the present club members (who actively golf) fits comfortably in the 26-50 player tier.  Moving up to the next tier (51-75) players constitutes an additional expense that is not necessary and we can't justify using club funds for.

The situation was that there were 90 players in our handicap system but only 42 are golfing members.  Some of the guest players had left, some no longer golf, but in the end we still had 20 or so guests who actively golf which put us over limit.

There are alternatives concerning maintaining guest handicaps.  One of these possibilities is that the guests agree to pay the annual fee to move our software to the next tier.  

If you have any other suggestions or comments, please let us know.


15 June 2014
Snack Bar


Even thought our club and Snack Bar has been temporarily relocated to Building 17-772, the Snack Bar is open normal hours and the menu is pretty close to normal as well (well...as much as it can be considering the facilities).

The Snack Bar phone number has now been transferred (572-2192), so you can call ahead to place your orders.


Hope to see you there.

12 April 2014
President's Cup Luncheon


The ANGC President's Cup is underway with round 1 and 2 completed on March 28th and 29th respectively.  The final round will be on Friday April 4th.


Following the final round, the club is sponsoring a steak luncheon for the participants as well as all ANGC members (both golfing and social).

The luncheon will be held in the temporary golf club (located in Building 17-772) and will start around 11:00 am.

Hope to see you there.

29 March 2014
 Abqaiq Open Pictures


As we're working on the 16th Annual Abqaiq Open webpage, we're uploading photos from the event.


The pictures can be accessed through the Club Photo Album on the menu or by clicking here.

Note: these pictures are stored on Picasa, which may be blocked where you work.

10 March 2014
 
CONGRATULATIONS !


Congratulations to our 16th Annual Abqaiq Open Champion, Mr. Salim Masood, and to all the winners recognized at the Open Award ceremony on March 7, 2014.


         Gross Score 
Net Score  
   
  1st Place Salim Masood
Stuart Leach
 
  2nd Place  Khalid Al-Athem
Freddie Santiago
 
  3rd Place  Brett Bradford
Abdulla Al-Khabbi
 
  4th Place  Paul Stent
Mohammed Al-Fedhala
 
  5th Place  Yousef Al-Mrbati
Abdullabaki Ben Mansour
 
  6th Place  Hamad Al-Athem
Roziah Daud
 
  7th Place   Sultan Abdulla Mubarak
Athole McDonald
 


Special thanks goes to Abqaiq Recreation for improving the course to its best condition in well over 10 years and to Abqaiq Security for their kind assistance before, during, and after the event.



More highlights of the 2014 Abqaiq Open coming soon.

8 March 2014
 Local Rules


The Ain Nakhl Golf Club Local Rules for 2014 has been released for your reading pleasure
.

The Local Rules can be accessed from the Club Information page, or by clicking here.

6 March 2014
Abqaiq Open Entrant Notifications


An email has been sent to all accepted entrants for the 16th Annual Abqaiq Open.


The following are important announcements concerning the event: 

  • The Entry Fee is 300SR.  Please pay in Saudi Riyals (only) no later than Saturday March 1st.  Payment can be made at the Ain Nakhl Golf Club’s Snack Bar.
  • There will only be a limited number of golf carts…please bring your own trolley/hand cart.
  • All entrants should be registered and have collected their card no later than 8:00am.  There will be an announcement around 8:15am and the shotgun start will be at 8:30am.
  • Please remember your Group/Team number (shown in the email) to facilitate registration.
  • All entrants are encouraged to arrive as early as possible…there will be delays at the security checkpoints. Breakfast will be served for participants.
  • Our course (including tee-boxes) is currently under renovations.  In general, the course should be in good condition; however, there will be some ground under repair and the tee box surfaces are only temporary.
  • Practice days will be Friday February 28th and Saturday March 1st.  Golfers are requested to arrive after 8:30am on Friday, but can arrive earlier on Saturday.
  • If you are interested in practicing on Friday February 28th and/or Saturday March 1st and require access, please send an email to me at timothy.perz@aramco.com no later than Tuesday February 25th so that temporary access can be requested and cleared with Security.
  • If for any reason you must cancel, please email me at timothy.perz@aramco.com as soon as possible so that an alternate can be notified.
  • A separate email will be sent containing temporary access information for the Abqaiq Open around March 3rd. 
Additional information will be posted on the 16th Annual Abqaiq Open page as it becomes available.


 

22 February 2014
Signup for the Abqaiq Open Closed


Signup for the 16th Annual Abqaiq Open has closed as of 4:00pm on Thursday February 20th.

The Tournament Committee is finalizing selection of participants, who will be notified via email by February 23rd.  

Entry fees are to be made at the ANGC Clubhouse by Friday February 28th.

The course is available for practice on Friday February 28th after 8:30am.  If you want to practice and require temporary access, please send an email to timothy.perz@aramco.com.

20 February 2014
Ryder Cup Announcements


Start Time: All three rounds of the Ryder Cup will begin at 6:30am
.

Luncheon: On Friday February 28th, there will be a luncheon open to all Ryder Cup participants as well as all ANGC Members, both golfing and social.

6 February 2014
Sara Dunes Friendly Tournament

The Sara Dunes Golf Society and Ain Nakhl Golf Club held their first "friendly" competition on Friday January 31, 2014. 

Click here for additional information.

01 February 2014
Changes in Schedule


The third round of the Ryder Cup has been moved from Saturday February 22nd to Friday February 28th so that members can participate in the CEO Cup on Saturday February 22nd and still play all three rounds in the Ryder Cup.


The Ras Tanura Tournament tentatively planned for February 28th has been deferred to a future date.

Sorry for the late changes.

27 January 2014
Match Play Etiquette and Rules

The Etiquette and Rules for the 2014 Match Play Tournaments have been updated by the Tournament Director and posted on the Match Play web page.  

Signup for the Tournaments will be closed on January 31st.  The Bracket Pairings will be determined at the February ANGC Board Meeting, which is scheduled for Monday February 3rd .

26 January 2014
Correction on CEO Cup Signup Page

The dinner for the CEO Cup is being held on Saturday February 22nd.   The signup page had mistakenly shown the dinner to be on February 21st.  It has been corrected.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

20 January 2014
2014 SAGA CEO Cup Signup

The Signup Link for the 2014 CEO Cup has been created.  The tournament is being played at the Rolling Hills Golf Club in Dhahran on February 21st and 22nd.   You can sign up for the event through the menu system or by clicking here.


Additional information is available in the Invitation from the Rolling Hills Tournament Director.

Signup will be closed on Wednesday February 5th.  

18 January 2014
January Par 3 Tournament Rescheduled

The Par 3 Tournament previously scheduled for Friday January 31st or Saturday February 1st will now be a one day event on Saturday February 1st.

Everyone needs to re-signup for the event through the menu system or by clicking here.

This change has been made because of the addition of a friendly tournament with the Sara Dunes Golf Society, which will be held on Friday January 31st.  Additional information on that event will be provided once details have been worked out.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

14 January 2014
Handicap Roster Information

If your email address is missing or not correct in the Handicap Roster, please provide this information to the Tournament Director via email (scott.baird@aramco.com) so that he can update the information in our database.  

Thank you.

14 January 2014
January Monthly Medal Tournament Rescheduled

The Monthly Medal Tournament that was to be held on January 10 and 11 has been cancelled due to inclement weather and poor course conditions. 

The January Monthly Medal Tournament has been rescheduled to January 24 and 25.  Everyone needs to re-signup for the event through the menu system or by clicking here.

12 January 2014
Website Limitations

There are several limitations associated with our website.  The two major concerns are work internet security constraints and the golf software package we use.

The primary problem with our golf software package is the file limitations...both pictures and other files.  To overcome this constraint, most pictures and slideshows have been moved to Google+/Picasa.  However, work policies preclude accessing Google+/Picasa in the office.  These policies will probably not change soon, so we should count our blessings on site functionality that we can access in the office.

Another way to overcome our golf software package's file limitations is to combine multiple files in a single file.  For example, all of the 2013 Tournament Results have been put into a single pdf file, thereby freeing up 30% of our file allocation.  The downside to this approach is that it will take more time to access a particular event since the entire year's results have to download.  We'll still get you to the page you want...it will just take a bit longer.

We're trying our best...please let us know if you have any suggestions or recommendations.

10 January 2014
2014 Ryder Cup

The ANGC Ryder Cup will be held on Friday February 14th, Saturday February 15th, and Saturday February 22nd.

THE SIGNUP CLOSING DATE IS JANUARY 31ST.

An early closing date is necessary to allow sufficient time to order team caps.  

Please sign up as early as possible.

07 January 2014
2014 Ain Nakhl Golf Club Membership Form

The 2014 Ain Nakhl Golf Club Membership Form can be accessed on the Membership Page or by clicking here.

06 January 2014
 November Par 3 Tournament Rescheduled 

The Par 3 Tournament that was cancelled due to the rains has been rescheduled for November 29th and 30th.

You have to sign up by this Thursday...even if you had signed up for the cancelled event. 

The Teams will be started off the back nine in deference to any remaining Match Play Tournaments, which can start off the front nine.

24 November 2013

November Par 3 Tournament Cancelled


Due to the heavy rains this week, the course has been closed and the Par 3 Tournament scheduled for November 22nd and 23rd has been cancelled.  There is just too much standing water on the fairways and the browns are too deteriorated to permit play.

22 November 2013

Player of the Year Competition (Through November)


The Player of the Year standings through November have been released by the Tournament Director.  The results can be seen here.

16 November 2013

2014 ANGC Board


The Annual General Meeting was held on 11 November 2013 and the following members were unanimously elected to serve as Officers of the Club in 2014:

   
President  
Geoff Watson 
   
Vice President
Stuart Leach
   
Treasurer
Eddie Mendoza
 
Secretary Tim Perz

In addition, the following members volunteered to support the club in the following capacities in 2014:

    Tournament Director  
Scott Baird 
    Handicap Chairman
Scott Baird
    Pro Shop Manager
Matt Hope
  Website Manager
Tim Perz

Minutes of the meeting will be posted online.

 

16 November 2013

Club Championship

The 2013 Ain Nakhl Golf Club Championship Tournament was held on November 2nd, 8th, and 9th

    First Place  
Derrick Smith 
    Second Place
Bruce Drake
    Third Place
Matt Hope

Congratulations to Mr. Smith, who retains the title of Club Champion for another year, as well as everyone who participated.

Full results can be seen here.

 

16 November 2013

Ras Tanura Scramble


Apologies...The tournament planned at Ras Tanura was agreed to be held on Friday, November 15th...not Saturday, November 16th as shown in the schedule and signup page from this site.

If you are interested in playing, please sign up for the event (and ignore the date) no later than November 6th.

If we can field a respectable number of golfers (10 or more), then we'll contact Recreation to arrange a bus.  If we cannot get enough golfers due to the date screw-up on this site, we'll try to reschedule the event in early 2014.

Sorry for the error.

04 November 2013

Club Championship Rescheduled

The ANGC Club Championship has been rescheduled.  It will be played on Saturday November 2nd, Friday November 8th, and Saturday November 9th.

The luncheon will still be held on Friday November 8th after the round (approximately 11:30am).

This event was rescheduled so that Abqaiq Golfers could participate in the inaugural Udhailiyah Open, which is being held on November 1st.

Please contact Len Sykes before October 24th if you are interested in attending the Udhailiyah Open.


21 October 2013

2014 ANGC Officers and Support Positions

All four Officers of Club positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) will be up for election at the ANGC Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held on 11 November 2013. 

If you are interested in being nominated for any of the Officer of the Club positions, please let me know so that I can include your nomination on the AGM agenda.
 
In addition to the Officers of the Club, the following positions need to be staffed in 2014:

• Tournament Director

• Handicap Chairman

• Course Director

• Social Director

• Pro Shop Manager

• Snack Bar Manager

• Website Manager

The term of service for the officers and support positions will be from 01 January 2014 through 31 December 2014.  If you are interested in helping in any capacity, please send an email to timothy.perz@aramco.com.
 

Your participation is needed to maintain and improve the Ain Nakhl Golf Club.  Experience is definitely not required…current members will assist in the transition and will fully support the new Officers, Directors, and Managers.
 

Please consider supporting the club in 2014 by running for one of the Officer positions or volunteering for one of the Director/Manager positions.


20 October 2013
  

Summer Eclectic Scores Posted

The Scores for the Four Rounds over Four Weekends and the Eid Holiday Eclectics have been posted on the Tournament Results page.

Congratulations to Mr. Manny Dejelo for winning the Four Rounds over Four Weekend Eclectic and to Mr. Kurt Hope for winning the Eid Holiday Eclectic.

Congratulations are also in order to Mr. Scott Baird for scoring an eagle on the 18th hole during the Four Rounds over Four Weekends tournament and to Mr. Kurt Hope for a net 55 with 11 birdies in the Eid Holiday Eclectic.

Everyone's support and participation in these events under the merciless summer sun is greatly appreciated.


24 August 2013
 

Bahrain Excursion - Update

This year's Bahrain Excursion is planned for Saturday October 5th only at the Bahrain Royal Country Club.   A Stableford Tournament is tentatively planned for the event.

The Bahrain signup sheet is now available on the signup page...Please sign up no later than September19th to permit final reservations to be made. 

13 August 2013
 

Weekend Days Change
 

The recent change in weekend days from Thursday/Friday to Friday/Saturday will obviously affect our Tournament dates.  The dates on the Event Schedule page have been tentatively adjusted, but may need to be revised once the Tournament Director releases a revised schedule.

If you signed up for the July Special Medal Tournament, please sign up again because the days have been changed.

28 June 2013
 

Tee Box Renovation Project
 

If you've played golf here in Abqaiq recently, you undoubtedly noticed the construction activities on the 5th, 6th, and 7th holes.  The tee mats have been temporarily relocated at ground-level to allow continued play.  Please do not move the mats, they should stay where they are so all players have the same opportunity.  If you've notice any problems with the tee mat position, please report it to Hassan...who has been asked to manage the temporary mat locations.

This renovation project has been in the works for several years and is necessary to address safety issues.  The new tee boxes will be somewhat similar to those at Ras Tanura. You can see the preliminary design drawing by clicking here.

If any construction workers are present while golfing, please be careful and courteous...they really don't know how to move around a golf course.  Thank you.

 
07 June 2013
 

New ANGC President
 

At the June ANGC Board Meeting, Mr. Geoff Watson was nominated and unanimously approved to serve the remainder of the 2013 ANGC President's term.  Mr. Watson replaces Mr. Donald, who left Saudi Aramco at the end of May 2013...we wish him and his family all the best.

Please extend to Mr. Watson all the support and goodwill that has become the hallmark of this club.

 
06 June 2013
    

Change in Schedule:

May 23:  Mike Donald Challenge
May 24:  Texas Scramble

 

Due to the imminent departure of our Club President, Mr. Mike Donald, it was agreed in the May ANGC Board Meeting to add a special challenge tournament to honor Mike's tenure (and maybe win some money from him).  The Challenge Tournament will be held on Thursday May 23 at the usual starting time of 6:00am.  Details on the event will be distributed by the Tournament Director. 

There will be a luncheon immediately following the Challenge Tournament, which is free to participating golfers.

The Texas Scramble Tournament originally schedule for Thursday has been moved to Friday May 24.  Note: this event's rules will be slightly different....additional information will be distributed by the Tournament Director. 

The signup sheets have been changed accordingly.

 
13 May 2013
   

Ras Tanura / Abqaiq Scramble
 

On Thursday May 2nd, members of the Ras Tanura Golf Association will be golfing with our members in a Scramble format competition.  Two golfers from Ras Tanura will be grouped with two golfers from Abqaiq in teams competing for prizes.  Additional information will be provided by the Tournament Director as the details are worked out.  Tentatively a 7:00am tee time is planned with a club sponsored luncheon for the golfers afterwards.

The 3-Club Monty Tournament scheduled for Thursday and Friday will be held only  on Friday May 3rd.

 
11 April 2013
  

Handicaps Updated
 

Available scorecards (from the President's Cup as well as casual rounds) have been entered into the Handicap System software and the handicap indexes have been recalculated on 08 April 2013.  Updated handicaps will be posted in the clubhouse and are available on this site...just check the menu.

 
09 April 2013
 

President's Cup
 

The third and final round of the 2013 ANGC President’s Cup was held on Thursday April 4th under adverse weather conditions.  The top three players after the first two rounds maintained their leads over the rest of the field and their positions with respect to each other.  Quite fittingly, this year’s ANGC President’s Cup winner was none other than the newly elected ANGC President, Mr. Mike Donald.  In second place was Mr. Geoff Watson, a  newcomer to Abqaiq and in third place was Mr. Matt Hope.

Following the round, participants and ANGC members enjoyed a steak luncheon sponsored by the club.

Pictures will be posted when available and results can be viewed here.

Congratulations to Mr. Donald and thanks to all competitors participating in this year’s President’s Cup for making this another outstanding tournament in 2013.

 

 
04 April 2013
   

President's Cup (in progress)
 

Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2013 President's Cup have been completed.  Results can be seen here.  The third and final round is slated to begin at 6:30am this Thursday (04 April 2013). 

After the final round, ANGC will be hosting a luncheon in the snack bar...which is free to members, both golfing and social.  Don't miss the fun. 

 
29 March 2013
  

Revised Schedule
 

The 2013 Tournament Schedule has been revised.  The April Par 3 Tournament scheduled for the weekend of April 11 / 12 has been changed to a Match Play weekend to ensure adequate time is allotted to the Match Play Tournament participants.  The revised schedule can be seen on the "Event Schedule" page or by clicking here.

 
26 March 2013
  

March Par 3 Tournament Results
 

The results for the March Par3 Tournament have been posted on the newly created "Tournaments Results" page.  Congratulations to Mr. Peddy Davantes for winning the Tournament and to Mr. Freddie Santiago for scoring a hole-in-one on the par 3 16th hole.

 
26 March 2013
 

Handicaps Updated
 

Available scorecards (from the Stableford Tournament played last week as well as casual rounds for the last few months) have been entered into the Handicap System software and the handicap indexes have been recalculated on 23 March 2013.  Updated handicaps will be posted in the clubhouse and are available on this site...just check the menu.

 
23 March 2013

 
Match Play Posting
 

The Match Play Brackets have been updated on the site after the first round deadline.  If you have not met this deadline, please endeavor to complete your round as soon as possible.  Please let us know if you see any discrepancy between the updated brackets and actual results.   

 
17 March 2013

 
Schedule Changes
 

The tee-off times for tournaments in March, April, and May have been moved earlier.  A revised schedule is available on the Tournament Signup page or here.  Please let us know if you see any discrepancy between the schedule and signup pages.   

 
16 March 2013

 
Online Signup Period
 

The Tournament Online Signup forms have been configured to open one month prior to an event and close the Wednesday prior to the weekend that the event is happening.  Since we're still learning, please let us know if you've found any problems with the online signup process.  Email: AbqaiqGolfing@gmail.com

 
11 March 2013
 

Pictures of the Course

I'm sure most of us have tried to explain what we play golf on to people who have never seen a sand course.  A slideshow has been added at the bottom of the Course Tour page with pictures to make explaining a bit easier.  Unfortunately, the slideshow will not play at work because of flash player restrictions. (This is for you Oscar!).


09 March 2013
 

Online Sign Up is Back

A new page has been added to the Menu system to access online tournament signup forms.  Signup forms have been created for the Par 3 Tournament (scheduled for March 21st and 22nd) and for the President’s Cup (slated for March, 28th, March 29th, and April 4th).  Note that tournament signups will be closed at 4:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the tournament. 

Hopefully we'll get this feature up and running without any problems.

07 March 2013

Match Play Reminder

Next weekend is our first scheduled Match Play weekend (March 14th and 15th) of the season.   Match Play competitors are encouraged to take advantage of it since the "first round" of matches should be finalized by then.  If in doubt, there are guidelines on how to arrange matches in the "Match Play Etiquette and Rules" here.

Of the 47 matches that are scheduled to be played this season…only one has been.

 

 

16th (?) Finals

Eighth Finals

Quarter Finals

Semi Finals

Finals

Deadlines

15 Mar 13

10 May 13

30 Sep 13

31 Oct 13

30 Nov 13

Singles Gross*

0 / 1

0 / 8

0 / 4

0 / 2

0 / 1

Singles Net*

1 / 6

0 / 8

0 / 4

0 / 2

0 / 1

Doubles Net*

-

0 / 3

0 / 4

0 / 2

0 / 1

* Values shown are Completed Matches / Matches in Round

07 March 2013
  

Handicaps Updated

Scores from the CEO Cup and Abqaiq Open have been entered into the Handicap System software and handicaps were recalculated on 07 March 2013.  Updated handicaps will be posted in the clubhouse and are available on this site...just check the menu.

07 March 2013
 

Website Design

We're working diligently to update the website.  However, we've noticed that there are some compatibility
issues relating to different browsers...what looks great in Firefox has issues in Internet Explorer.  One Firefox issue beyond our control concerns online pdf viewing.  Firefox's add-in sometimes doesn't display pdf files correctly (you should see a warning).  In those instances, you'll have to download the pdf and view through Acrobat Reader.

If you notice any problems on the site or have any suggestions, drop me an email: timothy.perz@aramco.com.

Thank you.