Weekly Contest 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, which is net double bogey. Net double bogey = Par + 2 + the number of dots for that hole indicated on your pre-printed scorecard.  12 inch putts may be given.  Ladies who do not have an established handicap must pick up their ball once they have reached par plus 5 strokes on each hole.

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. Your maximum is net double bogey for each individual hole.  Net double bogey = Par + 2 + the number of dots for that hole indicated on your pre-printed scorecard.  12 inch putts can be given. When you have completed your 9 holes, total your score for the round and turn in your preprinted scorecard to the folder in the ladies’ lounge. Your scorecard must be signed by two of the players from your tee time. To be eligible for the weekly tournament, you need to complete the weekly tournament results sheet on the bulletin board in the ladies locker room.  Ladies who do not have an established handicap must pick up their ball once they have reached par plus 5 strokes on each hole. And indicate that score on the preprinted scorecard. 

World Handicap System and Rules Seminar - April 7
Come learn about the new World Handicap System (WHS) while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch provided by Odeens. Frank Sergiovanni will lead this seminar which will include how to determine your maximum allowed strokes on each hole and how your handicap will be determined. He will end the seminar with a recap of some of the rules that still cause confusion amongst our league. Details and an invite to follow. 

Scramble - April 14
1. A scramble means that all team members tee off on each hole and then decide which tee shot they like the best and mark the spot with a tee or ball marker.
2. The other team members pick up their balls and place them within one club length (no closer to the hole) of the marked spot. Each team member hits their next shot from the chosen spot.
3. This procedure is followed on every shot for the remainder of the hole,  including putts. The ball should be marked on the putting green.
4. Putts need to be placed within 3 inches of the marked spot (no closer to the hole). The first ball to go in the hole is counted for the team score.
5. You may lift, clean and place your ball within one club length on the selected shot; however, you may not move your ball out of a hazard (including bunkers), out of the rough, from the fairway or rough to the apron or from the apron to the green.
6. If your ball is not in the hole after 9 strokes pick up your ball, give yourself a score of 10 on your score card and move onto the next hole.

 

Low Gross/Low Net - April 21 (Scramble Rain Date)
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 contests will follow these rules, unless otherwise noted.

 

Charity Day - May 19
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 “longest drive”, “fewest putts” and “closest to the pin”. Fun prizes will be awarded.

Low Gross/Low Net - April 28
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 contests will follow these rules, unless otherwise noted.

 

Low Gross/Low Net - May 5
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 contests will follow these rules, unless otherwise noted.

 

Low Gross/Low Net - May 12
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 contests will follow these rules, unless otherwise noted.

 

Low Gross/Low Net - May 26 (Charity Day Rain Date)
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 contests will follow these rules, unless otherwise noted.

 

Finders, Winners - June 2
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. 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.

 

Blind Holes - June 9
Play your regular game and record your gross score.  After play, check the weekly contest result sheet on the Ladies Room Bulletin board for the 3 blind holes (for 9 hole league) or 6 blind holes (for 18 hole league) you need to exclude from your total score.

 

If Only - June 16
Play your regular game and record your gross score.  After play, check the weekly contest result sheet on the Ladies Room Bulletin board for the 3 blind holes (for 9 hole league) or 6 blind holes (for 18 hole league) you need to exclude from your total score.

 

9/18 Invitational Fun Tournament - June 23
This is a FUN social event for the RLGA. 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 will be an additional fee to cover the cost for the lunch and prizes. This year the contest will not have a rain date. Please come and join us for a day of FUN!!!

 

Fairways and Greens - June 30
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, you get a point if you are on the green in regulation (after your 2nd stroke). On par 5’s, 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.

 

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Nassau(9 Hole Low Gross/Low Net) - July 7
Nassau -
Gross and net prizes for front, back and the entire round.
Low Gross/Low Net) 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 contests will follow these rules, unless otherwise noted.

 

Mid-Season Hope - July 14
This is a special competition for those who have not yet won at least $4 (excluding 9/18 Invitational Fun Tournament) and have played in at least 3 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.

 

Presidents' Cup - Day 1 - July 21
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.

Presidents' Cup - Day 2 - July 28
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.

Low Gross/Low Net - August 4 (Presidents' Cup Rain Date)
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 contests will follow these rules, unless otherwise noted.

 

Three Person Best Ball - August 11
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 18
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.

Beat Net Par - August 25
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.

Your Threesome is Your Team - September 1
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 members.

 

Low Gross/Low Net - September 8
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 contests will follow these rules, unless otherwise noted.

 

Lone Wolf - September 15
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.

Split Sixes Match Play - September 22
Players play their regular game. Players receive points based on their net score for each hole. Players need to play out each hole per RLGA rules, pick up once that have reached their max and give 12 inch putts. Six points are available on each hole with four points being awarded to the player with the best net score, two points for the
second best net score, and zero points to the player with the worst net score. If there is a tie for the best net score then the points are divided evenly 3-3-0 or 2-2-2 depending on the whether it was a two or three player tie. If there is a tie for second place then the points are divided up 4-1-1. The only exception is if you were not in the hole once you reached your maximum, you automatically get 0 points on that hole.
Twosome tee times can not participate and should record only their gross scores.

Flag Contest - September 29
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!

Par 3's Are Free - October 6
Play your regular game and record your gross score. On the results sheet you will need to record your gross score, the total of your gross score for the Par 3 holes and then the result of subtracting your Par 3 scores from your total gross.

Tournament Chairlady's Choice - October 13

 

Tournament Chairlady's Choice - October 20

 

Finish 18 (or 9) to Win - Weather Permitting - October 27
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 10

 

SCHEDULE & DESCRIPTIONS

  

 

April    7     World Handicap System and Rules Seminar

          14     Scramble

          21     Low Gross/Low Net (Scramble Rain Date)

          28     Low Gross/Low Net*

 

 May    5     Low Gross/Low Net*

          12     Low Gross/Low Net*

          19     Charity Day 

          26     Low Gross/Low Net (Charity Day Rain Date)

 

June    2     Finders, Winners

             9     Blind Holes 

           16     If Only

           23     9/18 Invitational Fun Contest

           30     Fairways and Greens

 

July     7      Nassau (9 Hole Low Gross/Low Net)

          14      Mid-Season Hope

          21      Presidents' Cup 

          28      Presidents' Cup            

 

Aug.    4      Low Gross/Low Net (Presidents' Cup Rain Date)

          11      Three Person Best Ball

          18      Four Clubs and a Putter

          25      Beat Net Par 

 

Sept.   1      Your Threesome is Your Team 

            8      Low Gross/Low Net

          15      Lone Wolf

          22      Split Sixes Match Play

          29      Flag Contest

 

Oct.     6      Par 3's Are Free

          13      Tournament Chairlady's Choice

          20      Tournament Chairlady's Choice

          27      Finish 18 (or 9) to Win - Weather Permitting

               

Nov.  10       End of Year Luncheon


*If the previous contests have been canceled, we will play a Scramble.

                               

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

WEEKLY CONTEST SCHEDULE FOR 2020