Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wednesday Weekly League Starts This Wednesday!

I know this is lengthy but we have a pretty complex league going on here! Please do read it all if you plan to play this year. I’ll start off by asking that if you haven’t purchased your tag yet this year please sign in a bit earlier. It takes a few minutes to get a user account going and we can’t start late at this time of the year. Please also pay close attention to the sign in screen as you check in as it will give you your specific hole assignment along with optional side pot entry. It’s pretty much the same system as late year as far as the user can see aside from the optional side pots.

See ya on Wednesday!!

The Wednesday Weekly returns on March 22nd. Come get your 2017 bag tag and be signed in and ready to go by 4:10pm (4:00pm for The General). This was once again the most popular league in New England last year (2,213 golfers came out) and we are aiming to improve league again this year so come join the fun.  We are working behind the scenes to improve the automated system and add a few more options and bonuses into the league.

Biggest improvements this year will be:

You have the option to pick up your winnings or bank the winnings to be paid at the end of the year.

We are eliminating the Women’s Division and will be adding a D pool. All players will be entered into a division by average. You can always play up divisions if you wish. See below for divisional breakdown.

You had the option to prepay for the year @ $150. This price includes the tag fee so you save $ if you come to at least 26 weeks of league which over 30 of you did last year.

There will be an optional handicap pool open to all players and the person with the best handicapped score winning all of the money ($1 entry and we expect 20-30 people to enter each week). If 30 or more players enter than we may pay out 2 spots.

There will be an optional high stakes pool @ $10 per player (open to all players). We expect that 10 people or so will enter each week so shoot the hot score among those 10 people and win $100. 

Bill Bertera, Tim Seiger, Aaron Little and Luke Adolph will rotate running league. This will  keep everyone fresh and flexible. If you see Bill, Tim or Aaron please thank them for keeping league afloat because I couldn’t continue in the previous format alone.

We will tighten up hole assignments

We will also put many, many back end improvements into place to make management of this league feasible. Give Tim the biggest hug ever when you see him.. 

• Wednesdays, starting March 22nd
• Initial cost: $20 for a 2017 tag.

• You can purchase a season pass with a tag for $150 until February 27th.  

• Four player pools (A/B/C/D) – Your pool placement will be based on your average score.
Anything under 56.99 and under = A Pool
57 through 62.99 = B Pool
63 through 69.99 = C pool
Anything 70 and over = D Pool
These #'s are for scores on The Hill

• A weekly divisional cash payout, an ace pot (capped at $250, will roll over to 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 can pick up your winnings that night or bank winnings for the payment at the end of the year.

• Players opting to play on The General will receive a handicap. The handicap will be based on last two years of data with over 4,000+ rounds considered.

• 31 weeks of league play (last day is Wednesday October 18th)


• 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.

• The auto generated hole assignments are an integral part of keeping league running on time. Please report to your assigned hole at the appropriate time.

• If there are no aces for 2017, we will throw off for it at the Bonanza.

• There will be a year-end Bag Tag Bonanza to end the season. For tag holders only! Date is Saturday October 28th.

• 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 base 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

Players without a tag aren’t eligible to win the full ace pot, won’t earn raffle entries and cannot attend the Bag Tag Bonanza.

Women’s pool entry is always $5.00 though same restrictions apply on ace pot, bonanza for non tagholders.

Prepaid Season Cost

• $150 which includes a 2017 tag and prepaid entry to all 31 Wednesday League nights. 5 weeks of savings if you attend every week.

Optional Pots

• $1 handicap pot league wide (1 or 2 winners per night, depending on # of entrants)
• $10 high stakes pot (1 or 2 winners per night, depending on # of entrants)

You can pick up your winnings that night or bank winnings for the payment at the end of the year for each of these pots.

Points Series Rules
• We will track points for each player & post the up to date standings on this discussion thread
• A, B, C & D Pools will have separate standings
• 1st place in A/B/C/D pool gets 5 points and $
• 2nd place in A/B/C/D pool gets 4 points and $
• 3rd place in A/B/C/D pool gets 3 points and $
• 4th place in A/B/C/D pool gets 2 points and $
• 5th place in A/B/C/D pool gets 1 point and $
• 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 the higher division are added to your lower pool points.
• 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