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2017 Mens' Association Membership Information

ANNUAL FEE

The 2017 Men's Association Membership Fee is $150.00 (plus tax). The renewal fee for current members will remain at $125.00 (plus tax) if they renew prior to December 31, 2016. To avoid deactivation from the men's association handicap system, current members must renew no later than December 31, 2016.

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. 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 scores are updated each month to reflect current handicap index and course handicap.
  • Note 3. If you do not have an established handicap, you will play at a "0" handicap until we have a minimum of scores posted.
  • 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, 2017; it cannot be carried over to the year 2018.
  • 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more than twice throughout the year will be prohibited from participation in the Men's Association and all privileges withdrawn.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”!
  • Caddies or Non-Members are not allowed during Men's Association events.
"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) events in which an individual score may be posted during the 2017 season. NO EXCEPTIONS.

In order to participate in the 2017 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
  2nd Place 8 bonus points
  3rd Place 6 bonus points
  4th Place 4 bonus points
     
2-Man Events 1st Place 6 bonus points each player
  2nd Place 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
  2nd Place 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
  2nd Place 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
  2nd Place 13 bonus points
  3rd Place 10 bonus points
  4th Place 7 bonus points
     
Club Championship Champion 28 bonus points
  1st Place 20 bonus points
  2nd Place 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.”
  • Note 4: Participation points are not awarded for the Match Play event.


"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.
  • Note 6: In the event a player WD's or is DQ'd, he will not be refunded entry fee money nor will he be eligible to receive any event winnings, skins, or pins.

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.

PACE OF PLAY POLICY
As part of the 500 Club Men's Association program, it is of the utmost importance that all participants understand and abide by the Pace of Play Guidelines set forth below. Regardless of playing ability, all players will be held to the same Pace of Play standard in all events.

Time Par
  • All groups are expected to complete 9 holes in 2 hours and 5 minutes. 18 holes in 4 hours and 11 minutes. The Time Par for each hole is listed on the golf course scorecard and is tracked on the GPS of the golf cars.
  • The first group of the day is judged solely on Time Par.
  • Groups can only be considered out of position (see below) if they are behind Time Par.
Out of Position
A group will be considered Out of Position when the group is behind Time Par and:
  • When on the tee of a Par 3 the group in front has left the tee of the next hole.
  • When on the tee of a Par 4 the group in front is on the tee of the next hole or further.
  • When on the tee of a Par 5 the group in front is putting on the green of the same hole.
Penalties
First Offense: A group Out of Position will receive a verbal warning from a course official and the GPS system (if riding). After the first offense it is expected that the group will play ready golf and use continuous putting when possible.

Second Offense: If after two holes of the first offense the group is still Out of Position, then the group will receive a second warning. At this time, all players will be required to play "ready golf"and use the continuous putting rule when on the greens. Failure to do so will result in a two stroke penalty assessed on the hole of the infraction.

Third Offense: A group that continues to be out of position after the first and second offense will receive a third notification two holes after the second warning. This group will lose tee-time privileges for the next event.

Definitions
"Ready Golf" – Disregard the etiquette of honors. Hit the ball when you are ready.
"Continuous Putting" – Once you start putting, you must continue until the ball is holed.

2017 Men's Association Event Schedule
Sunday January 8 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
Saturday January 21 Individual Low Gross/Low Net - White Tees
     
Saturday February 4 Stableford
Sunday February 19 2-Man Better Ball
     
Sunday March 5 Individual Low Gross/Low Net – White Tees
Saturday March 18 4-Man Progressive Best Ball
     
Saturday April 1 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
Saturday April 22 Member-Guest Tournament
Sunday April 23 Member-Guest Tournament
     
Sunday May 7 Individual Low Gross/Low Net & Match Play Qualifying Round
Saturday May 20 Individual Low Gross/Low Net & Match Play Qualifying Round
     
Saturday June 3 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
Saturday June 17 Individual Low Gross/Low Net - White Tees
     
Sunday July 2 2-Man International Stableford
Saturday July 15 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
Sunday July 30 4 Man 1 Gross Plus 2 Net
     
Sunday August 13 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
Saturday August 26 Point Quota
     
Saturday September 9 Individual Low Gross/Low Net
Saturday September 23 Men's Association Championship
Sunday September 24 Men's Association Championship
     
Mon.-Thur. October 2-12 Overseeding Scheduled
     
Saturday November 4 2-Man Better Ball
Sunday November 19 Individual Low Gross/Low Net – White Tees
     
Sunday December 2 President's Cup
Saturday December 16 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.

2017 MEN'S ASSOCIATION SIGN-UP / RENEWAL FORM

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