WEEKLY SCHEDULE

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TOURNAMENT DESCRIPTIONS

April  18     Low Gross/Low Net

          25     Front and Back Net 

 

May    2      Better Ball of Two

          9       Blind Holes

        16       Individual Match Play vs. Par

        23       Power Ball 

        30       Par Three’s are Free ( 18 Hole "T" Tournament)

 

June 6       9/18 Invitational Tournament

       13        Finders, Winners

       20        Red vs. Blue Team Tournament

       27        Mid-Season Hope (18 Hole "T" Tournament)

 

July  4        Holiday - No RLGA

        11       Club Championship

        14       Club Championship

        18       Club Championship/Blind Partners for those eliminated

        25        Lone Wolf  

         

 

Aug.   1       Gruesomes

          8       President’s Cup (18 Hole “T” Tournament)

         15       President’s Cup

         22        Four Person Best Ball

         29       Four Clubs and a Putter

 

Sept.  5        Low Gross/Low Net 

         12     Charity Day

         19       Fairways and Greens 

         26       Foursome Two Net Balls

 

Oct.   3       Two Person Captain's Choice

        10        Flag Tournament

        17        If Only

        24        Tournament Chair Ladies Choice

             31       Finish 18 (or 9) to Win – Weather Permitting

 

Nov.  7       End of Year Lunch

 

Weekly Tournament Descriptions

 

 

Low Gross/Low Net - April 18 - 18 Hole

Put in both your gross (actual) score and your net score (gross score minus your handicap).  Players pick up their ball once they reach their maximum score and  12 inch putts may be given.  All weekly tournaments will follow these rules, unless otherwise noted.

 

Low Gross/Low Net - April 18 - 9 Hole

Play your regular game and keep your score as usual.  At each hole pick up your ball once you meet your maximum strokes per your handicap (see table below).  12 inch putts can be given.

When you have completed your 9 holes, add up your actual “gross” score and then post to the club computer.  To be eligible for the weekly tournament, you must complete the weekly tournament results sheet on the bulletin board in the ladies locker room. Use the handicap that's listed in the column labeled Red-F9.  Then you will need to calculate and post your net score (gross score minus your handicap). 

9 Hole Handicap Table

Handicap                                          Maximum Score per hole

No Handicap                                                 10*

20+                                                                 10

15-19                                                                9

10-14                                                                8

5-9                                                                    7

4 or less                                                 Double-bogey

*Ladies who do not have an established handicap should pick up their ball after 10 strokes.  However, on their scorecard they should estimate what their final score would have been.  A minimum of 3 strokes for a player who picks up before reaching the green.

 

Front & Back Net- April 25 - 18 Hole

Enter scores for the front nine and the back nine separately.  Prizes for gross and net.

Front Net- April 25 - 9 Hole

For 9 holers the tournament rules will be the same as last week’s tournament “Low Gross/Low Net”.

Enter scores for the front nine.  Prizes for gross and net. 

 

Better Ball of Two – May 2 - 18 Hole

This is a two-person event.  Score of best net score on each hole between two players will count.  Scorecards will be provided with your selected partner.  Play your regular game and record your gross score and net score for each hole in the box on the score card.  Score cards at the end of the competition, add up the total for the twosome's better net ball. 

 

Better Ball of Two – May 2 - 9 Hole

This is a two-person event.  Scorecards will be provided with your pre-selected partner.

Play your regular game and record your gross score and net score (per instructions below) for each hole in the box on the scorecard.  Scorecards will be provided showing how many strokes each player gets on each hole.  You subtract these strokes from your Gross score to get your net score per hole.

At the end of the competition, add up the best net score between you and your partner for each hole.  Total score must be posted on the weekly tournament results sheet.  If you are not assigned a partner or your partner does not show up, your net score should be posted on weekly tournament results sheet.

 

Blind Holes - May 9 - 18 Hole

Play your regular game and record your gross score.  When you finish, you will be informed which holes to include in your scoring for the tournament.  Eighteen holers will use 12 holes; 9 holers will use 6 holes. 

Blind Holes - May 9 - 9 Hole

Play your regular game and record your gross score.  At each hole pick up your ball once you meet your maximum strokes per your handicap (see table below).  12 inch putts can be given.  When you are finished, post your score to the club computer. 

For this tournament, check the weekly tournament result sheet for the 3 blind holes you need to exclude in your total score.

9 Hole Handicap Table

Handicap                                Maximum Score per hole

No Handicap                                10*

20+                                               10

15-19                                              9

10-14                                              8

5-9                                                  7 

4 or less                                     Double-bogey

*Ladies who do not have an established handicap should pick up their ball after 10 strokes.  However, on their scorecard they should estimate what their final score would have been.  A minimum of 3 strokes for a player who picks up before reaching the green.

 

Individual Match Play vs. Par – May 16 - 18 Hole

Scorecards will be provided showing how many strokes you get for each hole.  Compare your net score to par on each hole.  Write both your gross and net score on the scorecard for each hole. 

  • If your net better ball beats par, then you win the hole. (+)

  • If your net better ball equals par, then you push the hole. (no mark)

  • If your net better ball is worse than par, then you lose the hole. (-)

At the end, total your pluses (+) and minuses (-) and record your final cumulative score. 

 

SCWGA – May 17

RLGA will be hosting the event at the Ridgefield Golf Course.  SCWGA members only.

 

Power Ball – May 23

This is a four-person net team event.  Each team member rotates being the power player.  The power play order stays the same.  So the player who was the power player on hole 1 is also the power player for holes 5, 9, 13, and 17. Two scores are recorded for each hole – one must be the power player’s score.

 

Power Ball – May 23 - 9 Hole

Play your regular game.  This is a four-person net team event.  Each team member rotates being the Power Ball player.  The order stays the same throughout the game.  The Power Ball player for the first hole is also the Power Ball player for holes 5 and 9.   For this tournament two scores are used for the team’s total.  
Two scores are selected for each hole – one must be the Power Ball’s player’s net score the other the best net of the remaining 3.  If you have less than 4 players, on the stroked scorecard indicate the Power Ball player order and enter your gross and net scores.  Do not calculate the team scores.  

Need Assistance?  Ask an 18 holer, they are happy to help.

 

Par Threes are Free – May 30 - 18 Hole - "T" Tournament

Play your regular game.  Gimme putts ( 12 inches or less) are allowed.  If you have a handicap, pick up when you reach your maximum on a hole.  If you do not have a handicap, pick up after 10 strokes and estimate how many more strokes it would take you to hole the ball. Please post as a "T" tournament. 

For the weekly tournament, your gross score minus your par 3 hole scores will be used to determine winners.  

Par Threes are Free - May 30 - 9 Hole
Play your regular game and record your gross score.  At each hole pick up your ball once you meet your maximum strokes per your handicap (see table above).  12 inch putts can be given.  When you are finished, post your score to the club computer.  On the results sheet (In the ladies locker room) you will need to record your gross score, the total of your gross score for the Par 3s (holes 3 & 5) and then the result of subtracting your Par 3s from your total gross. 

 

9/18 Invitational Tournament - June 6

This is a FUN social event for the RLGA league.  All members (9 and 18 holers) are invited to participate in this Captain's Choice Tournament.  Golfers should arrive between 7:00 and 7:15 a.m. for a shotgun start at 7:30.  Teams will be assigned according to handicaps, along with the starting hole per team.  Carts are required to maintain pace of play.  There will be some unusual, FUN challenges for members to participate in throughout the 18 hole course.  At the end of play, there is a luncheon and prizes for skills performed on the course.  In addition to normal greens fees and cart fees, there will be an additional fee to cover cost of lunch and prizes.  This year the tournament will not have a rain date. Come join the FUN!!!  

 

Finders, Winners – June 13

Start play with a ball clearly marked with an identifying symbol.  When you lose that ball, write down on what hole and what shot the ball was lost (i.e. 14th hole, 2nd shot).  The winner is whoever plays the most holes with the original ball.  Ties will be broken on a low net basis.  Note: Play begins on first hole.

 

Finders, Winners – June 13 - 9 Hole
Play your regular game and record your gross score.  
At each hole pick up your ball once you meet your maximum strokes per your handicap (see table above).  12 inch putts can be given.  When you are finished post your score to the club computer.  Start game with a ball clearly marked with an identifying symbol.  When you lose that ball, write down on what hole and what shot the ball was lost (i.e. 6th hole, 3rd shot). Whoever plays the most holes with the original ball is the winner.  Ties will be broken based on a lowest net score. 

 

Red vs. Blue Team Tournament – June 20

A four person competition between two teams of two golfers, where all four golfers play their own ball throughout the round.  The better net score of the two golfers in a team determines the team’s score on an individual hole. On the +/- row on the score card please put an R (Red Team) or B (Blue Team) to indicate which team won for each hole .  Leave it blank if there is a tie. Players need to play out each hole per RLGA rules, giving 12 inch putts. The only exception is do not pick up at your maximum score if you are still in contention to win or tie the hole. However use your maximum score for that hole when entering your score into the GHIN system. After completion of the round the winning team of the foursome is determined by which team won the most holes.  The result can be a tie. Finally, after all rounds are complete the winning team is determined by tallying the number of Red Teams that won versus Blue Teams.  All the members of the winning team will split the weekly tournament pot regardless of whether their team won their foursome competition.

 

Mid Season Hope - June 27 (18 Hole  "T" Tournament) – June 27

This is a special competition for those who have not yet won any prize $$$.  Post your gross score and net score.  In addition, there will be a prize for the overall low net winner of the day for everyone who plays.

 

Holiday - No RLGA - July 4

 

RLGA Club Championship – July 11, 14, 18, 19

This is a match play, single elimination competition for 18 and 9 holers.  To be eligible for the championship, a member must have met the following three criteria:

  •        A valid handicap from the Ridgefield Golf Course

 

  •        Played at least one-third of the Tuesdays declared official league days (in place of ONE of these Tuesdays, a Thelma & Louise OR a Lucy vs. Ethel match may be used). 

 

  • Be available all four dates, including the rain date, July 19.

 

If there is inclement weather on a club championship play date, refer to the Home Page of this website to determine whether the championship will be played.  The general rules to be followed for inclement weather if the course is open are:

 

  • If no carts are allowed, play will be postponed to the following week or scheduled rain date;

 

  • If carts are allowed, play will generally proceed as scheduled.  The tournament chairperson has the right to postpone play to the following week or scheduled rain date if the weather forecast is extreme. 

 

  • If inclement weather occurs on the championship rain date, and the course is open, play will proceed whether carts are allowed or not. 

 

Club Championship/Blind Partners for those eliminated – July 18

Post your gross and net scores.  Blind partners will be picked at random after play.

 

RLGA Club Championship – July 19

Rain Date.

 

Lone Wolf - July 25

Each player on a team plays his own ball on the first hole and the team then decides which net ball of the four to count as its score for that hole. The player whose score is counted cannot be counted for the next three holes. Thus, on the ensuing hole, only three scores are eligible for scoring. The format then repeats, leaving two eligible scores on the next hole and one eligible score (the Lone Wolf) on the hole after that.  This four-hole pattern is repeated throughout the 18 holes. Note, it is possible that a player may never be the Lone Wolf.

 

Gruesomes – August 1

Each foursome is composed of two, 2 person teams.

Both players tee off and the opposing team decides which tee shot must be played.  It is in the opposing team’s interest to select the more “gruesome” shot. The person who hit the “gruesome” tee shot must hit the second shot.  Then finish out the hole in alternate shot fashion.

 

President's Cup – Day 1 – August 8 (18 Hole "T" Tournament)

Two-day ringer tournament using stroke play, and low net.

 

President's Cup – Day 2 – August 15

Try to beat each of your individual hole scores from Day 1.   Add up your individual lower net scores from each hole and record in the clubhouse. Remember to pick up your ball when you cannot beat your hole score from Day 1. This day is NOT an 18 Hole "T" Tournament.

 

Four Person Best Ball – August 22

Record your gross and net scores.  Total the lowest net score for each hole and record on the sheet in the locker room.  Stroked cards will be provided.  80% of your handicap is used for this team tournament.

 

Four Clubs and A Putter – August 29

Play the round with your choice of four clubs and a putter.  Post your gross and net scores.  Do NOT post your score to the GHIN system as there were club quantity restrictions.

 

Low Gross/Low Net –  September 5

Put in both your gross (actual) score and your net score (gross score minus your handicap).  9 holers have the option of playing with 18 holers.

 

Charity Day - September 12 - 18 Hole

Players who make a donation to a chosen local charity participate in “mini-competitions” throughout the course.

 

Charity Day – September 12 - 9 Hole

Players have the opportunity to make a donation to a chosen local charity that morning during registration.  If you make a donation you have the opportunity to participate in “mini-competitions” throughout the course such as “9 holers longest drive”, “9 holers fewest putts” and “9 holers closest to the pin”.  Fun prizes will be awarded.

Play your regular game and record your gross score.  At each hole pick up your ball once you meet your maximum strokes per your handicap (see table below).  12 inch putts can be given.  When you are finished post your score to the club computer.

9 Hole Handicap Table

Handicap                                  Maximum Score per hole

No Handicap                                   10*

20+                                                  10

15-19                                                 9

10-14                                                 8

5-9                                                     7

4 or less                                            Double-bogey

*Ladies who do not have an established handicap should pick up their ball after 10 strokes.  However, on their scorecard they should estimate what their final score would have been.  A minimum of 3 strokes for a player who picks up before reaching the green.

 

Fairways and Greens - September 19 

You get a point every time your DRIVE lands in the fairway.  On par 3's, you only get a point if your tee shot lands on the GREEN.  Keep track of your points and record them on the scoresheet in the ladies room.  The player with the most points wins.

 

Foursome Competition - Best 2 Net Balls of the Group – September 26

The best two net scores on each hole will count.  Scorecards will be provided showing how many strokes each player gets on a hole.  95% of your handicap is used for this team tournament.  Play your regular game and record the net score for each hole in the box on the scorecard.  If a group is not a foursome, a blind draw will be made after the end of the tournament giving that group a fourth member to be used in the competition.  At the end of the competition, add up the total of the scores for your 2 best balls (indicate on scoring sheet in the locker room if you were less than a foursome).

 

Two Person Captain's Choice - October 3

Tournament is made up of two person teams.  On each hole, pick the best tee shot.  Then both players hit from that spot and so on until a ball is holed.  Record the score for each hole.  Total at the end and subtract your combined handicap.

 

Flag Tournament – October 10

Each player will be given a flag at the beginning of the tournament.  Your name and magic number will be recorded on the flag.  Your magic number is your handicap (for 18 holers, no greater than 36 and for 9 holers, no greater than 25) plus course handicap (73 for 18 holers, 35 for 9 holers).  So, if your handicap is 27 your magic number would be 100 (27 + 73). Keep track of all strokes played.  When your number of strokes equals your magic number, plant your flag, IN THE ROUGH ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE FAIRWAY, NO CLOSER TO THE PIN THAN WHERE YOUR BALL LANDED.  If your ball went into the woods on the right, still plant your flag next to the fairway to the left.  Improperly placed flags will result in disqualification.  So, no bunkers, greens, tee boxes, etc. If you still have your flag at the end of 18 holes, write and circle your final score on the flag and place in box provided in the locker room. Have fun!

 

If Only – October 17

Post your gross score minus the score of the “worst” hole (you choose which hole).  Then subtract your full handicap.

 

Tournament Chair Ladies’ Choice – October 24

Carol and Sharon choose the tournament 

 

Finish 18 (or 9) to Win – October 31

Finish 18 holes. Sign, attest and date your scorecard. Then post your scores on the results sheet.   The pot is $60.  All players who complete 18 holes will split the pot in whole dollar amounts.     For example: 30 players finish, each get $2.00.  2 players finish, each gets $30.00.  No one finishes, RLGA keeps the money. Sound easy? Average high is 59 degrees. Record low is 26 degrees. And it's a Tuesday, so rain probability is high. 9-Holers will be splitting a separate $40. pot. 

 

End of Year Luncheon - November 7

 

 


 


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                               Weekly Tournament Schedule for 2017