Tuesday Night Men’s Golf League
The 2015 golf season is on the horizon and brings with it an extra special time of “fun with friends”. The snow and freezing cold temps, and wind chills will soon be gone so we need to get ready for a new golf season.
Here’s a summary of upcoming TNMGL events and details --------
April 21 5:30-7 registration meeting for all players -- pay league, skins, match play, green fees
League Fees = $40
Skins (optional) = $25
Match play (optional) = $25
Green fees payable to Elmbrook, 20 league nights @ $18 = $360
Plus Cart (optional) fee payable weekly to Elmbrook = $ 10
League night 9-hole replay cart fee $10Range Balls Punch Card $30 – 10 buckets (medium size)
Pre-pay league fees full season – receive free 18-hole round w/cart
Pre-pay league fees half season – receive free 9-hole round w/cart
20% discount on all logo non-sale merchandise.
Season memberships, single $800 walking, $1,100 w/cart, includes all league play (no 1, 2, 5 day passes offered this year).
May 5 First night of league play (schedule and t-times will be e-mailed and posted on web site).
June 9 Match play begins, 18-hole matches, $30 green/cart fee per match -- T-times can be made anytime M-F or after 2 pm Sat-Sun.
Sept 12-13 League Championship Playoffs, flight winners + next 2 highest place teams & ties.
Sept 15 Fun Night – scramble, bbq, awards, prizes.
We always welcome new players/teams so if you have family members, friends, co-workers, or neighbors who would like to join our league bring them along to the registration night on April 21 or have them send me an e-mail.
Committee members – Pat Buron (League Manager), Dave Gauthier, Russ Gilbert, Kerry Glaesmer, Mike Horton, Will McCord
See you soon, Pat
League Policies and Procedures
Look under A / B Pairings link for your Team #, T-time, and opponent each week. Six points are awarded weekly, 2 points per player using handicaps (1 each for ties), and 2 points for winning team (1 each for ties). Top 2 teams from each flight and next 2 highest teams (from either flight) qualify for League Championship playoff at end of season.
Web site – can be accessed through elmbrookgolf.com (click rates then leagues) or directly at http://sites.google.com/site/tnmgleague/home Find postings on season schedule, weekly pairings, results, handicaps, match play brackets, sub list, and “items of interest”.
Pace of play – your 9-hole round should be completed within 2 hours, 15 minutes. Please repair all ball marks on the greens.
Age 70+ option – may choose to hit from forward tee box (white tees).
Sub list -- if you can't make it for your assigned t-time please call a sub (see Sub List tab at left) to take your place. The sub will play on your green fee but will have to pay the $10 cart fee. If you are just a "no show" you will forfeit your match and your partner will play both players on the other team against his score but will not be eligible for the two "team" points, so the most you could win is 4 for the match.
If you play golf on the same day of league play PRIOR TO your match, don’t play the same 9 as you are playing your league match that night. If you are playing 18 holes prior to your league match you should play the alternate 9 twice. You should never play any practice or warm-up holes on the same 9 as you are playing in league play, match play, or league championships. Offenders will be subject to match disqualification.
Place completed weekly score cards in the rack next to the bulletin board in the back of the clubhouse; 1 player from each team needs to attest and sign the card.
Handicaps – will be updated and posted (usually on web site by Saturday) weekly.
“Double Par” rule – MAXIMUM score on a par 3 = 6, par 4 = 8, par 5 = 10; once you reach the “double par” just pick up and move on.
League rules allow you to "roll" the ball in YOUR OWN FAIRWAY only; play everything else "as it lies" – no “fluffing” the ball in the rough.
Sometimes we play when it is raining or has rained during the day; if the course is wet and muddy league rules permit "lift, clean, and place" in your OWN fairway. If matches are cancelled due to weather rain checks will be issued by Elmbrook.
Lost ball, out of bounds, or unplayable lie in tall grass – 5 minute time limit to look for ball; count 1 penalty stroke, drop the ball (no closer to the hole) 90 degrees and within two (2) club lengths OUT OF THE HAZARD, OR TALL GRASS, OR OUT OF BOUNDS LINE, from where you and your opponent agree the ball was lost. NO provisional balls should be played.
GPS devices and range finders will be allowed for league play.
Week 1 "play of the week" is closest to the pin on #2; the LAST GROUP in Flight B -- please pick up the proximity marker and turn in with your score card. Prizes awarded to weekly winners.
The "Play of the Week" -- weekly closest to the pin hole; skin results will be printed weekly at the bottom of the scorecards; skins are calculated weekly and paid in September.
MATCH PLAY RULES – 18 holes: Cash winnings will be determined based on number of entries.
Matches will begin the first or second week of June. Please make tee times with the proshop M-F anytime, weekends after 2 pm; $30 for league members.
You will use 80% of your handicap for the week you are playing your match as posted for that Tue night.
EXAMPLE 1 -- if player A is a 9 handicap, 80% of 9 is 7.2 rounded to 7. If player B is a 7, 80% of 7 is 5.6 rounded to 6. So player A will get 1 stroke per 9 on the hardest handicap holes.
EXAMPLE 2 -- if player A is a 12 handicap, 80% of 12 is 9.6 rounded to 10. If player B is a 4, 80% of 4 is 3.2 rounded to 3. So player A will get 7 strokes per 9 holes on the hardest handicap holes.
League rules will apply for all matches, EXCEPT “out of bounds” and lost ball rule – use USGA rule with loss of stroke AND distance and you must replay from where you hit your last shot; hit a provisional just in case so you don’t have to go back.