Monday, March 14, 2016

League Begins This Wednesday!


League Basics (Prelim 2016 Structure):

The Wednesday Weekly returns on March 16th. Come get your 2016 bag tag and be ready to go by 4:30PM (15 minutes earlier for The General). This was once again the most popular singles league in New England last year (2,064 golfers came out) and we are aiming to make it bigger and better again this year so come join the fun.  We are working behind the scenes to potentially automate check in and score reporting for a quicker turn around after the round.

We use league as our primary fundraiser to help pay our yearly insurance bill. We make it fun and fair for all, so don't worry that you have to be an all-star to have a good time. We group players into four groups based on skill/gender, so you'll always be competing with someone about as good as you.

• Wednesdays, starting March 16th
• Be checked in at at your starting hole by 4:30pm. Cut off on The General will always be 15 minutes before main start time.
• Initial cost: $20 for 2016 tag
• Buying a tag saves you $2/week. Visiting non-taggers can still play and get in on the cash payout but can't compete for a tag
• Four player pools (A pool for players who average 58 and under on The Hill , B pool for players who average between 59-68 on The Hill, C pool for players who average 69+ on The Hill and a women’s pool)
• A weekly divisional cash payout, an ace pot (capped at $250, will roll over to a additional pots if needed.) and a season long points event. Lots of raffle prizes at end of the year including some big ticket items
• You must be a tag holder to collect the ace pot
• We will do a skills challenge at the end of the night as soon as daylight allows. Just for fun!
• Players opting to play on The General will receive a handicap. The handicap will be based on last years data with over 2,000+ rounds considered.
• 31 weeks of league play (last day is Wednesday October 12th)
• One round of singles
• If you leave before tags are redistributed, get someone to grab it for you or risk us losing it. Alternatively you can grab the highest #'s tag available on the board before you leave.
• Tags are in play for casual rounds and tournaments. Higher tag can challenge a lower tag and under most circumstances, lower tag must accept.
• If there are no aces for 2016, half goes to the course maintenance/insurance fund and half goes to the 2017 WW ace pots.
• There will be a year-end Bag Tag Bonanza to end the season. For tag holders only! Sunday October 23rd
• Lots of raffle prizes at the Bag Tag Bonanza. Earn raffle tickets by attending league, hitting an ace. The more you play the better your chances of winning are!

Weekly cost
• Tagholder: $5 -
$2.25 payout, $1 course funds, $.75 ace pot, $1 season points event & payout.

• Non-Tagholder: $7 -
$2.25 payout, $3 course funds, $.75 ace pot, $1 season points event & payout

Points Series Rules
• I will track points for each player & post the up to date standings on this discussion thread
• A, B, C & W Pools will have separate standings
• 1st place in A/B pool gets 5 points
• 2nd place in A/B pool gets 4 points
• 3rd place in A/B pool gets 3 points

• 4th place in A/B pool gets 2 points
• 5th place in A/B pool gets 1 point
•  C & W pools will have a top 3 (3, 2 & 1 points) 
• Everyone gets 1 point for playing (you can accumulate up to 25 attendance points)
• If you move up a division at any point in the season your points/standings will stay behind in your previous division and you will compete in the new pool for the nightly payouts, etc. New points earned in higher division are added to your lower pool points. 

I encourage everyone to play in the highest division possible for your skill level.
• Top 3 point earners in each division (or more) will win a cash prize at the end of the season.
• Other ways to gain a point - hit an ace