Nine hole competitions are scheduled Mondays at 9 AM. To compete in the day's play competition you must be a club member and must play with another member on Monday. If you are unable to play at 9 AM you may play earlier or later in the day. However, it is your responsibility to find someone else to play with when you are not playing at 9.
Eighteen hole competition is a continuation of play. Those participating in the eighteen hole competition, will continue on to the back nine. Depending on who they played with on the front nine and how many players choose to play eighteen that day, there may be some regrouping at the turn.
If you do plan to play at 9 AM Monday please call the pro shop in advance (preferably by Friday) so they reserve enough tee times for our club. If you are playing at some other time, it is your responsibility to get a tee time.
To compete in the day’s game you must have a handicap. If you don’t yet have an established handicap please keep score, post your score and turn in your scorecard even if you’re not playing in the competition. Even though it takes five eighteen hole rounds to establish an official handicap, we will manually calculate an estimated handicap after five nine hole rounds to allow you to participate. Each week handicaps will be verified and your current index will be used. There is no maximum handicap to be eligible to participate but we limit the handicap we use for competition at 22 strokes for nine holes and 42 strokes for 18 holes.
To participate in the nine hole day’s play you must pay $2 in addition to greens fees; you must pay an additional $2 if you want to participate in the 18 hole game. You may join the club and play with members without participating in the competition game if you choose. Some weeks there will be a side game for an additional $1 per nine. Such side games include skins/payball, fewest putts, or guess your score.
We play a number game formats throughout the season. See the days play/game formats tab for descriptions of the games and the days play/schedule tab for the planned schedule. The schedule is subject to change.
Most games will be scored by net scores. In many other clubs handicaps are adjusted so that when a nine hole game throws out scores on 3 holes, they throw out the gross and those three holes and then apply a reduced handicap (2/3) to the total. We do it differently and apply your handicap pops to each hole score. When we throw out 3 holes, we then add up the remaining 6 holes net and gross to determine winners.
To reduce the chance that exceptionally good or bad performance on the front nine will carry over and put you at the same advantage or disadvantage in the eighteen hole game, those games that are similar will usually not be scheduled for the same date. For example, if we play Friendly Fours (using only par 4 holes) on the front nine, we will not play Friendly Fours for the eighteen hole game.
We do not assign playing partners based on personal choices, skill levels, cart vs walking, or 9 hole versus 18 hole play. You will be assigned to a threesome-or foursome through use of a random list so you will have the opportunity to meet more people. This might mean that you’ll be the only rider in a group or the only 18 hole player in a group. In the case of a single 18 hole player in a group, someone from the group in front may be asked to wait for you to make the turn or you may be asked to wait for players from a group following you. We are attempting to be sure that we are one club and those who only play 9 holes have the opportunity to meet and play with those who play 18 holes.
Payouts are calculated each week allocating the days play monies collected that week. Monies collected for 9 hole competition are paid to those participating in the 9 hole game and monies collected for 18 hole competition are paid to those participating in the 18 hole game. There is no hard and fast schedule for the allocation but there are several guidelines intended to assure that all members have an opportunity to win. (1) payouts will go to approximately half the participants in a given week and (2) there will be more emphasis on net scores than on gross. Using those two guidelines, the current payout schedule pays only on net when ten or fewer women participate. When there are more than ten participants we pay 1/3 of the prize money for gross scores. If a score qualifies for both net or gross, they receive whichever payout is larger. However, to avoid a situation where a low handicap person may score a low gross score but still play poorly relative to her handicap, we will not reward any gross score that results in a net score higher than the lowest net paid. In that case, we move part of the prize money back from gross and pay more places net.
Any Club member may invite a guest to participate in a Day’s Play event providing that the guest has paid the appropriate greens fees. Guests are limited to four Mondays per year. Guests are not eligible to participate in the Day’s Play competition for prize monies.
Results will be posted on the club website.