2020 Men’s League
Gentlemen, the 2020 golf season is just around the corner and I want to get you some of our key dates as well as some of the changes to Men’s League this year.
League dues this year are going up in price, quite significantly. Now before you get too upset about it let me explain why. Our Tuesday’s are ALWAYS full and we have tons of play, however, only around 50% of those playing on Tuesday’s are even playing in league. I will never mess with the format of everyone being able to play with their normal foursomes and at their regular times. I have raised the prices to help pay for the gifts that will be given out weekly and at the end of the year. They’ve also been raised because in the past the winners of the league only received their entry fee back. This will allow me to have the winning team actually win some money and give entry fees back to either the 2nd or 3rd place teams.
The 2020 fees will be as follows:
- $25 for MGA handicap (mandatory, goes straight to the MGA, that’s their charge to us)
- $50 for men’s league (16 weeks comes out to $3.12/week)
- $25 for the blind bogey skins game (optional)
FORMAT (“ABCD” teams)
This year we will be breaking teams into 4 “tiers (top ¼ of team will be “A’s”, next ¼ will be “B’s” and so on). Each team will take 4 net scores each week. 1 score from each tier. Teams will not take 2 scores from the same tier even if they are one of the 4 lowest scores. This is being done to make sure all teams have equal participation, as well as, making ALL players scores important in the overall team score. In the past the low handicap players scores have been insignificant to the overall team score. Scores must be written down every week otherwise they will NOT be counted and the individual will not get credit for playing that week.
If a team does not have someone play from a particular tier, they will be awarded a “dummy score”. The dummy score will be figured by taking the highest score that was used from all of the other teams in that tier and 2 strokes will be added.
Individuals need to play the tees that their handicap suggests, regardless of age or how far you hit the ball, the handicap is there for a reason!! If you do
Individuals will be responsible for writing their own scores on the sheet, what tees were played, and scores in the computer each and every week.
There will be 4 quarter winners that will make the one-week playoff. If a team has already won a quarter, they cannot win another quarter. The next best team will then be that quarter’s winner. The playoffs will be used for year-end payouts, however, the overall team champ will be figured by accumulating the entire season point total (these individuals will go on the league champ plaque).
Rain-outs will not be made up, that quarter will just have less weeks in it.
Weekly drawings will be done on Monday nights for 3 people to win a free drink, or 5 dollars towards the pro shop or the restaurant, on the next Tuesday. However, you must be present to collect!! If they are not collected that week, they will be considered forfeited.
Balls will be awarded to individuals this year instead of teams. There will be 12 balls awarded each week. 1 ball to each of the 6 lowest gross scores, and 1 ball to each of the 6 lowest net scores. The gross scores will be figured 1st and if you win a gross ball you will not be eligible to win a net ball.
YEAR END DRAWINGS
Any individual missing 0-1 league dates will go into a drawing to win a new Driver ($500 value)
Any individuals missing 2-3 league dates (or less) will go into a drawing to win a new putter ($200 value)
Any individuals missing 2-3 league dates (or less) will go into a drawing to win a new wedge ($150 value)
Any individuals missing 3-4 league dates (or less) will go into a drawing to win a dozen golf balls of their choice (up to $50 value)
You will go into ALL of the drawings if you missed only 0-1 weeks, if you miss 2-3 you will be in the drawings for the putter, the wedge and the golf balls.
Other drawings and prizes may be done in addition to those mentioned above. It all depends on the turnout that we can get for our Men’s League this year.
I do not have anything in the works, at the current time, for an organized 3-person scramble league. This is something I would like to be able to talk to everybody about on April 28th. There was an “un-official” league last year on Monday nights in which everyone just played for skins money, but the AGC had nothing to do with the organizing of it. We would love to have something like that on either Monday or Sunday evenings but need to have enough people dedicated to playing in this each week. If you are interested in helping put together a league and running it please contact Aaron at 320-249-9518 and we can work together on it.