Tuesday Night Men's Golf League

Week 19, Sept 5, Front 9 -- CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
Par 3 winners, #12 Reyher, #14 Gajeski, $15 each.
14 birdies -- 2 skins, Lautner 4 on 13, Steadman 2 on 14; $22 ea
Congratulations to Match Play finals WINNER Dave Gauthier -- "back-to-back", 2nd year in a row!! Scott Hart was the runner up.
A flight winners Buron/Horton and B flight winners Whiters/Rountree, along with Reyher/Steadman and Gauthier/Beaver have all qualified for the League Championships on Sat Sept 9, tee time at 2 pm. Rain date is Sun 2 pm.
 
 
Week 18, Aug 29, Back 9
Par 3 winners, #2 Reyher, #9 Buron, $14 ea.
10 Birdies, and 3 skins, Buron 3 on 1, Glaesmer 2 on 2, Posavatz 3 on 8; $14 ea.
Week 19 on Sept 5 is our last week for opponent matches; our last week is Sept 12 which is our "fun" night scramble, steak BBQ, and season awards. 
 
Week 17, Aug 22, Front 9
Par 3 winners, #12 Reyher, #14 Gajeski, $15 each.
13 birdies -- 2 skins, Gauthier 3 on 10, Rice 3 on 15; $22 ea
Match play finals to be completed by Aug 29 --
Gauthier vs Hart, good luck to both players
 
Week 16, Aug 15, Back 9
Par 3 winners, #2 Buron, #9 Meredith, $15 ea.
Only 6 Birdies, and 1 skin, Rountree 4 on #3; $44.
 
Week 15, Aug 8, Front 9
Par 3 winners, #12 Glaesmer, #14 Ramirez, $15 each.
11 birdies -- 3 skins, Hoag 3 on 15, Hobbs 3 on 17, Reyher 3 on 18; $14 ea
 
Week 14, Aug 1, Back 9
Par 3 winners, #2 Horton, #9 Aldrich, $16 ea.
12 Birdies, and 3 skins, Horton 2 on 2, Hoag 3 on 4, Steadman 3 on 5; $14 ea.
Match play Round 3 pairings, to be completed by Aug 15 --
Buron vs Hart
Gauthier vs Posavatz
 
Week 13, July 25, Front 9
Par 3 winners, #12 Reyher, #14 Gauthier, $13 each.
20 birdies -- 3 skins, Swanson 3 on 10, Buron 4 on 13, Hoag 3 on 15; $14 ea
 
Week 12, July 18, Back 9
Par 3 winners, #2 Ramon; #9 Gauthier, $17 ea.
13 Birdies, and 3 skins, Steadman 3 on 1, Ramon 2 on 2, Della Vedova 3 on 6; $14 ea.
FREE BBQ compliments of Elmbrook after your round this Tue night -- burgers, chips, beans, potato salad; so stop by the clubhouse to share some lies (I mean stories) about your round, have a burger, and socialize with fellow members.
REMINDERS -- be sure to circle all birdies on your card each week, and repair your ball marks and any others you may see; thanks.
 
Week 11, July 11, Front 9
Match play Round 2 pairings, to be completed by July 25 -- 
Gajeski vs Hart,
Buron vs Della Vedova,
Posavatz vs Horton,
Gauthier vs Swanson. 
 
Week 10, REMINDER -- no league play on July 4th. Enjoy your holiday with family and friends, and be safe.
Week 9 results -- Par 3 winner, #2, #9 -- Hoag won both, $30.
12 birdies -- 4 skins, Williams 3 on 4, Hobbs 3 on 5, Horton 3 on 6, Posavatz 2 on 9; $11 ea
 
Week 9, June 27, Front 9
Par 3 winners, #12 Aldrich, #14 Lautner $20 each.
14 birdies and 2 eagles -- 4 skins, Hoag eagle on 13, Dumochelle 3 on 15, Lautner eagle on 16, Posavatz 3 on 17; $11 ea
REMINDER -- no league play on July 4th.
 
Week 8, June 20, Back 9
Par 3 winners, #2 Williams; #9 Gauthier, $18 ea.
4 Birdies, and 2 skins, Beaver 4 on #7, Gauthier 3 on #8; $22 ea.
REMINDER -- Lost ball or out of bounds – 5 minute time limit to look for ball; count 1 penalty stroke, drop another 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. If you find your ball and decide to take an "unplayable lie" (1 stroke penalty), you take a drop two (2) club lengths FROM WHERE YOU FOUND YOUR BALL (your drop may not get you out of the hazard, tall grass, or from under a tree; you may have to take a 2nd drop and penalty stroke). Do not remove the green stakes along east side of hole #3, just take a two (2) club length drop no closer to the hole with no penalty as long as your ball is not out of bounds.
 
Week 7, June 13, Front 9
Par 3 winners, #12 Hoag, #14 Steadman, $22 each.
9 birdies and 1 eagle -- 3 skins, Beaver 3 on 15, Hoag 2 on 16, B Cook 3 on 18;  $14 ea
Match Play round 1 needs to be completed by June 27th.
 
Week 6, June 6, Back 9
Par 3 winners, #2 Glaesmer $17; #9 no one in on the par 3's hit the green so $$ will carry over to this week.
8 Birdies, and 3 skins, Hart 4 on #3, Williams 3 on #5, Hoag 3 on #8.
REMINDER -- you can roll your ball in YOUR OWN FAIRWAY ONLY, NOT in the rough.
 
Gimme Putts -- to help speed up play each player can determine a "gimme" with his opponent, but please remember don't be too generous (usually within a foot or so unless there is a lot of break on the putt) because each of us have to "protect the integrity of the field". Presume you have to putt out unless your opponent says "that's good". You should always place your "coin" behind the ball when marking, NOT IN FRONT, since you're not allowed to touch your putting line.
Week 5, May 30, Front 9
Par 3 winners, #12 Broughton, #14 Della Vedova, $17 each.
12 birdies and 3 skins, Williams 4 on 11, Horton 2 on 14, Gauthier 3 on 17, $14 ea
Rain checks (for pre-paid green fee members not Elmbrook season members) from week 1 are ready for pick up at the proshop.
Match Play round 1 needs to be completed by June 27th.
Week 4, May 23, Back 9
Par 3 winners #2 Glaesmer, #9 Reyher, $20 each.
Four birdies and all held up for a skin, $11 each -- M Cook, Hart, Hoag, Della Vedova.
Rain checks (for pre-paid green fee members not Elmbrook season members) from week 1 are ready for pick up at the proshop.
 

Rain Cancellations -- we will try to make a decision whether to play or not as soon as possible in the day. If we decide to cancel play I will send out an e-mail to everyone, notify the Elmbrook Proshop, and post the decision on this web site -- PRESUME WE'RE PLAYING UNLESS YOU YOU ARE NOTIFIED. We will cancel play if it's too wet/muddy for Elmbrook to allow carts on the course. If we play and you're a "no show" (or don't arrange for a sub) then you forfeit your match and points -- See Sub List in League Policies and Procedures below.

Elmbrook will issue rain checks for those of you who pre-paid season green fees (not season members). If is raining a little bit bring your rain gear and umbrella along, sometimes we play in the rain if there's no lightning. And if the course is wet and muddy we have a league rule to "lift, clean, and place" in your OWN FAIRWAY, or if your ball "plugs" anywhere on the course.

 

Week 3, May 16, Front 9
Par 3 winners this week # 12 Reyher, #14 Gauthier; $23 each and paid weekly. Elmbrook won't let Ken the starter collect our $2 like last year, so . . . we will just leave the envelope on the first tee each week for you to sign and put your money in using the "honor system". Ken will leave the envelope at the proshop desk for me to pick up when I get in.

Week 2 results are posted, both A and B flights are in the same doc, just scroll down. Same with the pairings for week 3.

Skin money will be paid out at the end of the season; weekly winners will be listed at the bottom of the scorecards. Please circle all birdies on your scorecard.

Green stakes on #3 -- you don't need to remove these stakes if they interfere with your stance or swing. As long as your ball is still in-bounds, just take a drop, without penalty, within 2 club lengths and no closer to the hole.

Week 2, May 9, Back 9

Be sure to check the Pairings tab at the left for your team number and handicap. For all the "old timers" I carried over your handicap from last season, and the new players will establish a handicap after tonight's play. Generally, your handicap will not change more than 1-2 pts week to week because the computer "throws out" your highest score(s) when calculating the new handicap. For example your handicap could be an 8 and you shoot a 54 one week -- that score will be "thrown out", and only your lowest scores are calculated in the formula.

Weekly "closest to the pin" game on both Par 3's is optional; $2 to enter, pay the starter each week. Winnings will be paid out weekly. The LAST GROUP in B flight please pick up proximity markers and turn in sheet with your scorecard.

 

Weekly point results are in the sub-heading "weekly results" tab on the left side of this page. Low gross and low net scores are indicated along with "team points".

 

Skin winners -- will be printed at the bottom of the next week's scorecards.

 

Handicap updates -- all new players will have a handicap established after this week (subject to change weekly), and most handicaps will not change much +/- 1 unless you really shot a low score, like a 37 with a 6 handicap!! Basically as the season goes along your highest scores are "thrown out" or not considered in the calculation, so remember a handicap is intended to show a player's "potential" (when you play well), not your average score, as is the common belief. If you want to understand more about how handicaps are calculated just Google "golf handicaps" . . . happy reading.

 

Gimme Putts -- to help speed up play each player can determine a "gimme" with his opponent, but please remember don't be too generous (usually within a foot or so unless there is a lot of break on the putt) because each of us have to "protect the integrity of the field". Presume you have to putt out unless your opponent says "that's good". You should always place your "coin" behind the ball when marking, NOT IN FRONT, since you're not allowed to touch your putting line.

 
Match Play -- we have 16 players signed up so far; there's still time to sign up, just let me know if you're interested before June 1st, and give me the $25 entry fee. All fees are paid back to the winners (usually top 3-4). The bracket will be drawn up and matches will begin around mid-June or so. See the "Match Play" tab at the left for the rules and last year's bracket winners.
Week 1 May 2, Front 9 and we're off ................. Well, not quite -- CANCELLED due to rain and cold
 
League Policies and Procedures

Rules committee members are -- Pat Buron (league manager), Dave Gauthier, Russ Gilbert, Kerry Glaesmer, Mike Horton. This committee will have final say on league rulings.

    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 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.

    GPS devices and range finders will be allowed for league play.

    Age 70+ option – may choose to hit from forward tee box (white tees) -- must decide when the season begins.

    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 pts for the match.

    If you play your match other than on your regularly scheduled tee time any birdies will not count towards skins.

    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. Please circle all birdies.

    Handicaps – will be updated and posted (usually on web site by Saturday) weekly.

    HANDICAPS -- are calculated on your MOST RECENT 10 scores and the computer calculates a differential average based on your lowest 6 scores which includes the course & slope rating. That's why your handicap does not normally change much, maybe +/- 1 or 2. A handicap IS NOT AN AVERAGE of all scores.

If two teammates have identical handicaps, like 9, the computer will print the lower handicap player first on the scorecard using the hundredths position after the decimal.

For example, Bruce may have a handicap of 8.51 (rounded to 9 on the scorecard) and Jack may have a handicap of 9.49 which is also rounded to 9 on the scorecard; Bruce is listed first on the scorecard.

    If you want to learn more about how handicaps are calculated just Google "golf handicaps". Just remember a player's handicap is intended to show a player's "potential" when you play well, not your "average" score for all rounds, as is the common belief among many amateurs.

    “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.

    Marking your ball on the green -- your mark should be placed "just behind" the ball as it lies, then replace your ball "just in front of" your mark when replacing it to putt. 

    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.

    Rain-outs -- sometimes we play when it is raining or has rained during the day. If Elmbrook won't allow carts on the course due to wet conditions we will cancel matches for that day. If the course is wet and muddy league rules permit "lift, clean, and place" in your OWN fairway, or anywhere if the ball is "plugged". If matches are cancelled due to weather rain checks will be issued by Elmbrook.

    Lost ball, out of bounds – 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. If you find your ball and decide to take an "unplayable lie" (1 stroke penalty), you take a drop two (2) club lengths FROM WHERE YOU FOUND YOUR BALL (your drop may not get you out of the hazard, tall grass, or from under a tree). Do not remove the green stakes along east side of hole #3, just take a two (2) club length drop no closer to the hole with no penalty as long as your ball is not out of bounds.

    Unplayable lie -- natural hazard (woods, bush, tall grass, boulder, etc), drop within 2 club lengths, no closer to hole; 1 stroke penalty.

    Ball on cart path, take nearest point of relief no closer to pin, no penalty, or you can hit it where it lies.

    Hitting wrong ball -- 2 stroke penalty.

    Gimme Putts -- to help speed up play each player can determine a "gimme" with his opponent, but please remember don't be too generous (usually within a foot or so unless there is a lot of break on the putt) because each of us have to "protect the integrity of the field". Presume you have to putt out unless your opponent says "that's good". In our League Championship matches WE ALWAYS PUTT EVERYTHING OUT. You should always place your "coin/mark" behind the ball when marking, NOT IN FRONT, since you're not allowed to touch your putting line. 

 

 

 

  

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, or Sunday after 2 pm; $30 green/cart fee for league members.

Handicaps for 9 holes should be doubled then take 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 for 9 holes it is doubled to 18, then take 80% of 18 which equals 14.4 rounded to 14. If player B is a 7 for 9 holes it is doubled to 14, then 80% of 14 is 11.2 rounded to 11. So player A will get 3 strokes on the 3 lowest handicap holes, which would be #3, #5, and #11.

EXAMPLE 2 -- if player A is a 12 handicap for 9 holes, 80% of 24 is 19.2 rounded to 19. If player B is a 4 for 9 holes then 80% of 8 is 6.4 rounded to 6. So player A will get 13 strokes on the 13 lowest handicap holes, which would be holes #1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18.

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. If the match is tied after 18 holes, a hole-by-hole playoff will continue starting on hole #1 until someone wins.

 

 
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