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2013 Mens' Association Membership Information

ANNUAL FEE

The 2013 Men's Association Membership Fee is $150.00 (plus tax). The renewal fee for current members is $125.00 (plus tax) if they renew prior to December 31, 2012 To avoid deactivation from the men's association handicap system, current members must renew no later than December 31, 2012.

MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES
  • 20% off posted morning green fees January 1 thru December 31 (not-transferable). See note 1.
  • 7 Days advance tee times.
  • USGA Handicap Index Card. See note 2.
  • Eligible to participate in Monthly Tournaments/Events. See notes 3 & 4.
  • Note 1. "Good Standing" Members must be in good standing to receive the 20% green fee discount. "Good standing" means the member has played in at least 1/3 of the events from the time he joined the Men's Association.
  • Note 2. Handicap cards are updated each month to reflect current handicap index and course handicap.
  • Note 3. Tournament handicaps are primarily based on previous tournament scores.
  • Note 4. Practice range balls are provided complimentary only during Men's Association events.
EVENT FEES
An event fee is the current green fee with/without golf cart, less 20%, plus $20 "Game of the Day"* entry fee. Also, this fee includes a "Pins & Skins" Game. Skins are low, untied "gross" and "net" scores on each hole and pins are "closest to the hole" on all par-three's.

  • Note 1. "Game of the Day" winnings are posted as "credit on-the-books."  On-the-books credit may be used for merchandise, food, beverages and practice range balls only (credit cannot be used for green fees, renewal fees or lessons).  On-the-book credit must be used by December 20, 2013; it cannot be carried over to the year 2014.
  • Note 2. "Pins and Skins" are paid as cash awards.
EVENT SIGN-UP POLICY
Members may sign-up no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon), four (4) days in advance for the upcoming event (12:00 Noon on Tuesday for a Saturday event, and 12:00 Noon on Wednesday for a Sunday event).  Members may sign-up in person or by telephone.  Because of the "no-show" penalty, a member should not sign up another member without the other member's approval.
  • "No Show Policy." Members who "no-show" more than twice throughout the year will be prohibited from participation in the Men's Association and all privileges withdrawn.  Members who cancel at least 24 hours prior to the tournament will not be charged with a "no show."
  • Members wishing to participate in the Club Championship or the President's Cup must be in "Good Standing"!
"PLAYER OF THE YEAR"
Members receive participation and event place points. The member with the most points at the end of the calendar year is the "Player of the Year" recipient. Points are earned & won beginning with the first event in January through the first event in December.

  • The Player of the Year receives a "Green Fee Pass" for the next calendar year.  The Green Fee Pass entitles the recipient to play at no cost (to include Men's Association Events) throughout the next calendar year.
    Note: Game of the day fees are not included in the award.
  • Second Place Player of the Year receives a "Practice Range Ball Pass" for the next calendar year.
  • Third Place Player of the Year receives a "Cart Fee Pass" for the next calendar year.
  • Fourth Place Player of the Year receives a "$100 Gift Certificate" for golf shop merchandise or practice range balls.
Members wishing to participate in the Club Championship or the President’s Cup must have played in a minimum of five (5) individual events during the current calendar year.   NO EXCEPTIONS.

In order to participate in the 2013 Match Play Event, you must have a minimum of 10 scores in The 500 Club Men’s Association handicap system.  NO EXCEPTIONS.


"PLAYER OF THE YEAR" POINT SYSTEM"
The "Player of the Year Award" goes to the member who earns the most points from The 500 Club Men's Association Point System as described below. Points are earned & won beginning with the first event in January through the first event in December.

Participation 2 points per event
     
Individual Events 1st Place 10 bonus points
  2ndPlace 8 bonus points
  3rd Place 6 bonus points
  4th Place 4 bonus points
     
2-Man Events 1st Place 6 bonus points each player
  2ndPlace 5 bonus points each player
  3rd Place 4 bonus points each player
  4th Place 3 bonus points each player
     
4-Man Events 1st Place 5 bonus points each player
  2ndPlace 4 bonus points each player
  3rd Place 3 bonus points each player
  4th Place 2 bonus points each player
     
Match Play Event 1st Place 20 bonus points
  2ndPlace 16 bonus points
  3rd Place 12 bonus points
  4th Place 8 bonus points
     
President's Cup Champion 20 bonus points
  1st Place 16 bonus points
  2ndPlace 13 bonus points
  3rd Place 10 bonus points
  4th Place 7 bonus points
     
Club Championship Champion 28 bonus points
  1st Place 20 bonus points
  2ndPlace 16 bonus points
  3rd Place 12 bonus points
  4th Place 8 bonus points
     
  • Note 1: Except for medical reasons, a player who withdraws during the play of an event will not receive any points for that event.
  • Note 2: A player who "No Shows" a tournament will have 4 points deducted from his point total.
  • Note 3: Players must withdraw no later than 24 hours prior to a tournament or they will be charged with a "No Show."


"GAME OF THE DAY" PRIZE DISTRIBUTION
Prize distributions will vary depending on the number of entrants and the types of event (team or individual). The following is an example of a 150 player individual event:

5 FLIGHTS      
1st place gross $80.00 1st place net $80.00
2nd place gross $50.00 2nd place net $50.00
3rd place gross $40.00 3rd place net $40.00
4th place gross $30.00 4th place net $30.00


  • Note 1: The above example denotes a payout in each of the 5 flights for that event.
  • Note 2: The handicaps for the flights will be determined the day before the event based on the number of entrants at that time. Every effort will be made to keep each flight of equal number of players and close to 30 players.
  • Note 3: The number of participants per flight may change due to cancellations, no-shows, and late entries.
  • Note 4: Participants may only win awards for either gross or net places – not both.
  • Note 5: All ties for places will be broken using the USGA recommended tie break system.

EVENT FEES
The fees on event days will cover the cost of green fees less 20%, golf car less 20%, range balls, and "game of the day". Green fees will very dependent upon the season.

2013 Men's Association Event Schedule
Sunday January 6 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
Saturday January 19 2-Man Better Ball
     
Saturday February 2 Stableford
Sunday February 24 4-Man Cactus Scramble
     
Sunday March 10 Individual Low Gross/Low Net – White Tee Open
Saturday March 23 4-Man Progressive Best Ball
     
Saturday April 6 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
Saturday April 20 Member-Guest Tournament
Sunday April 21 Member-Guest Tournament
     
Sunday May 5 Individual Low Gross/Low Net & Match Play Qualifying Round
Saturday May 18 Individual Low Gross/Low Net & Match Play Qualifying Round
     
Saturday June 1 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
Sunday June 23 4-Man Best Ball
     
Sunday July 7 2-Man International Stableford
Saturday July 27 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
     
Saturday August 17 4-Man 1 Gross plus 2 Net
Sunday August 25 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
     
Sunday September 8 Point Quota
Saturday September 28 Men's Association Championship
Sunday September 29 Men's Association Championship
     
Mon.-Thur. October 7-17 Overseeding Scheduled
     
Sunday November 3 2-Man Scramble
Saturday November 23 Individual Low Gross/Low Net – White Tee Open
     
Sunday December 1 President's Cup
Saturday December 14 4-Man Holiday Scramble

Notes:
  1. Times on the sign-up sheet are not guaranteed. Players may get their assigned tee time by calling two (2) days prior to the event.
  2. Event Sign-up Deadline: 12:00pm, four (4) days prior to the event.
  3. Event Changes: Day/Date and Type of Event are subject to change.

2013 MEN'S ASSOCIATION SIGN-UP / RENEWAL FORM

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