SCHEDULE & DESCRIPTIONS
April 17 Low Gross/Low Net
24 Front and Back Net (9 Hole Low Gross/Low Net)
May 1 Fairways and Greens
8 Blind Holes
15 If Only
22 Charity Day
29 Par Three’s are Free
June 5 Finders Winners
12 Red vs. Blue Team Contest
19 9/18 Invitational Fun Tournament
26 Mid-Season Hope
July 3 Nassau (9 Hole Low Gross/Low Net)
10 Better Ball of Two
17 Your Threesome Is Your Team
24 President's Cup (18 Hole "T" Tournament)
31 President's Cup
Aug. 7 Power Ball
14 Four Clubs and a Putter
21 Four Person Best Ball
28 Beat Net Par
Sept. 4 Foursome Two Net Balls
11 Low Gross/Low Net
18 Club Championship (18 Hole "T" Tournament)
25 Club Championship
Oct. 2 Two Person Captain's Choice (Club Championship Rain Date)
9 Flag Contest
16 Low Gross/Low Net (18) Low Gross/Low Net (9)
23 Fairways and Greens
30 Finish 18 (or 9) to Win – Weather Permitting
Nov. 13 End of Year Lunch
Weekly Tournament Descriptions
18 Hole Rules for All Contests
(Except where indicated in select weekly contests)
Players pick up their ball once they reach their maximum score and
12 inch putts may be given.
9 Hole Rules for All Contests
(Except where indicated in select weekly contests)
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.
9 Hole Handicap Table
Handicap Maximum Score per hole
No Handicap 10*
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.
Low Gross/Low Net - April 17 - 18 Hole
On the results sheet indicate 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
Low Gross/Low Net - April 17 - 9 Hole
Play your regular game and keep your score as usual. After play you will
need to calculate net score (gross score minus your handicap). Prizes for
low gross and net scores.
Front & Back Net- April 24 - 18 Hole
Gross and net prizes for front and back.
Low Gross/Low Net - April 24 - 9 Hole
The tournament rules will be the same as last week’s
tournament “Low Gross/Low Net”.
Fairways and Greens - May 1 - 18 Hole
You get a point every time your DRIVE lands in the fairway. On par 3's, you
only get a point if your tee shotlands on the GREEN. On par 4 and 5’s, you
also get a point if you are on the green in regulation. Keep track of your points.
The player with the most points wins.
Fairways and Greens - May 1 - 9 Hole
Play your regular game and record gross scores. 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. On par 4’s (Holes 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 and 9), you get a point
if you are on the green in regulation (after your 2nd stroke). On par 5’s (Hole 6),
you get a point if you are on in regulation (after your 3rd stroke). Keep track
of your points. The player with the most points wins.
Blind Holes - May 8 - 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
Blind Holes - May 8 - 9 Hole
Play your regular game and record your gross score. Check the weekly
tournament result sheet for the 3 blind holes you need to exclude in
your total score.
If Only – May 15 - 18 Hole
Post your gross score minus the score of the “worst” hole (you choose
which hole). Then subtract your full handicap.
If Only – May 15 - 9 Hole
Play your regular game and record your gross score. On the results
sheet calculate your gross score minus the score of the
“worst” hole (you choose which hole). Then subtract your full
Charity Day - May 22 - 18 Hole
Players who make a donation to a chosen local charity participate in
“mini-competitions” throughout the course.
Charity Day – May 22 - 9 Hole
Play your regular game and record your gross score. 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.
Par Threes are Free – May 29 - 18 Hole
Your gross score minus your par 3 hole scores will be used to
Par Threes are Free – May 29 - 9 Hole
Play your regular game and record your gross score. 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.
Finders, Winners – June 5 - 18 Hole
Play your regular game and record your gross score. 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. 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 5 - 9 Hole
Play your regular game and record your gross score. Start game with a ball
clearly marked with an identifying symbol. When youlose 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 12
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.
9/18 Invitational Fun Tournament - June 19
This is a FUN social event for the RLGA league. All members (9 and
18 holers) are invited to participate in this best ball format. This is a themed
event , so feel free to join us and get involved. Golfers should arrive between
7:00 and 7:15 a.m. to check-in, pay normal greens and cart fees before
going to assigned carts for their 7:45 shotgun start. Carts are required.
There will be some unusual skills and fun challenges on the 18 hole course
for the participants. At the end of play, there is a luncheon where prizes
are awarded to winners for the crazy skills, as well as raffle prizes. There
is an additional fee to cover the cost for the lunch and prizes. This year the
tournament will not have a rain date. Please come and join us for a day of FUN!!!
Do not post this score on the club computer or to the GHIN system.
Mid Season Hope - June 26
This is a special competition for those who have not yet won at least
$6 (excluding 9/18 Invitational Fun Tournament) and have played in at
least 2 RLGA Weekly contests. 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.
Nassau – July 3 - 18 Hole
Gross and net prizes for front, back and the entire round.
Low Gross/Net - July 3 - 9 Hole
Put in both your gross (actual) score and your net score (gross
score minus your handicap).
Better Ball of Two – July 10 - 18 Hole
This is a two-person event. Total 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. At the end of
the competition, add up the total of the twosome's better net score for
Better Ball of Two – July 10 - 9 Hole
This is a two-person event. Scorecards will be provided with your preselected
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.
Your Threesome is Your Team – July 17
Play your regular game. On the results sheet total up the gross scores
of your threesome. Subtract the total of your handicaps to determine
your threesome’s total net score. Prizes awarded based on your
team’s total net score.
A blind partner will be assigned to teams that only have two
President's Cup – Day 1 – July 24 (18 Hole "T" Tournament)
Check your potential - What is a great round for you?
Individual scorecards will be used. Play your regular game, but do not
pick up once you have reached your maximum score. The only
exception is if you are having a horrible hole and elect to use your
score from Day 2 as your hole score. At the end of the round, check
your scorecard for any hole(s) higher than your maximum and adjust
the score(s) accordingly. Post your adjusted score to the GHIN system
on the computer.
President's Cup – Day 2 – July 31
Try to beat each of your individual hole scores from Day 1. Add up
your individual lower 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.
Power Ball – August 7 - 18 Hole
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 – August 7 - 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.
Four Clubs and A Putter – August 14
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.
Four Person Best Ball – August 21
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.
Beat Net Par - August 28
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
• 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
Foursome Two Net Balls – September 4
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).
Low Gross/Low Net – September 11
Put in both your gross (actual) score and your net score (gross score
minus your handicap).
RLGA Club Championship – September 18, 25 and October 2
Change for 2018! This is a 2-day, combined score stroke play competition
for 18 and 9 holers. Each league will compete for Best Gross and Runner
Up and Best Net and Runner Up prizes that are awarded at year end. Each
player may only be awarded one prize. The Best Gross winner for the 18
hole league (36 holes) is the Club Champion. No more than 36 handicap
strokes may be used in a round. The 9 hole league will play a total of 18
holes (two 9 hole rounds). No more than 25 handicap strokes may be used
in a round. Cards will be provided and ties will be determined by a match
of cards. This is a tournament which differs from the weekly contest in that
there are no “gimme putts” and no picking up at your ESC maximum score.
Players play the ball until it is in the hole! To be eligible for the championship,
a member must have met the following three criteria:
1. A valid handicap from the Ridgefield Golf Course
2. Played at least one-third of the Tuesdays declared official league days
(in place of ONE of the these Tuesdays, a Thelma & Louise OR a Lucy
vs. Ethel match may be used)
3. Be available all three days, including the rain date, Oct. 2.
If carts are allowed, play proceeds as scheduled. If weather is extreme or
no carts are allowed, Tournament chairs will postpone play until the
following week or rain date (check the Home page of this website for notice).
If inclement weather on the rain date and the course is open, play will proceed
whether or not carts are allowed.
Two Person Captain's Choice - October 2
Club Championship Rain Date
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 9
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!
Low Gross/Low Net– October 16 (See April 17 Description)
Fairways and Greens – October 23 (See May 1 Description)
Finish 18 (or 9) to Win – October 30
Finish 18 holes. Sign, attest and date your scorecard. Then post your
scores on the results sheet. The pot is $65. All players who
complete 18 holes will split the pot in whole dollar amounts. 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 13
Weekly Tournament Schedule for 2018