1 Flossmoor Country Club Ladies 9 Hole League Golf Handbook 2013
2 Handy Phone Numbers and Extensions Club House Denni Tiernan ext. 217 Clubhouse Manager Trey Robbins ext. 236 PGA Head Professional Ladies Locker Room ext. 223 Pro Shop Direct Hole Golf League Board 2013 Susan Wick Chairperson/Co-treasurer Janice Barry Co-Chairperson Jerny Rieves Co-Treasurer Nine/Eighteen Couples Party Ann Mitchell Handbook Amy Simmons Guest Day Eileen Daw Buttercup Scramble Michelle Bruggeman Handicap/Posting Tonya Coates Swing Club Linda Van Kley Pink Ribbon Invitational
3 Table of Contents Handy Phone Numbers and Extensions Board Members and Contact Information League Calendar Common Golf Rules 9 Hole League Specifics General Rules Handicaps Adjusting X-ing a Hole Hole-In-One Club Guest Day Trophy Events Championship Matches Best Ball Point System Season Prizes
4 2013 Ladies 9 Hole League Calendar Tues, April 16: Tues, April 23: Tues, April 30: Tues, May 7: Tues, May 14: Tues, May 21: Wed, May 29: Wed, June 5: Tues, June 11: Tues, June 18: Sat, June 22: Tues, June 25: Opening Lunch (Golf Optional) Scramble/ 9am Shotgun Blind Partners Even Holes Pink Ball Day Blind Partners (Back Nine) Beat the Pro/ 9:00 Shotgun Low Net minus Putts Flag Day Odd Holes (Back Nine) Couples Party Buttercup (at FCC)
5 Tues, July 2: Tues, July 9: Tues, July 16: Thurs, July 18: Victory Day Guest Day Closest to the Hole/ Longest Drive Pink Ribbon Invitational Mon and Tues, July 22 & 23: 9 Hole Championship Tues, July 30: Tues, August 6: Tues, August 13: Tues, August 20: Tues, August 27: Mystery Holes (Back Nine) String Scramble/9:00 shotgun Mystery Holes Grandmother s Trophy/ Favorite Hole NO 9 Holers this week (CDGA Mid Am) Optional Play on Thurs! Wed, Sept 4: Tues, Sept 10: 3 Tues, Sept 17: Tues, Sept 24: Tues, October 1: Beat the Pro/ Lunch with Pro/9:00 Shotgun Club Day Short Course Last Chance Closing Brunch/ Golf optional
6 Common Golf Rules Welcome to the 2013 season of golf! This year has many exciting and fun events planned for the 9 Hole League. In addition there have been some modifications and additions to enhance the spirit of the league and encourage stronger membership. Take a little time and read some of the refresher tips outlined here. It will help you brush up on some things you may have forgotten or do not know. Remember, if you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Pros. 1. If your ball ends up in a bunker, you are not allowed to touch the sand. You may take a practice swing as long as you do not make contact with the sand. 2. If your ball comes to rest in casual water, an animal hole, or ground under repair in a bunker, you may take relief from the area without incurring a penalty. You must drop the ball in the bunker no nearer to the hole. 3. If your ball becomes embedded in a bunker, you may move enough sand to see part o the ball. If the ball moves, there is no penalty, but you must replace the ball as it lied. 4. If you decide that you cannot hit the ball as it lies, you must take an unplayable lie. Yu may do one of two things: You can drop the ball two club lengths from where it lied, no nearer to the hole; You may also drop the ball in a straight line back, keeping the point where the ball originally lied and the hole between you. There is no limit as to how far back you can go. 5. If you take an unplayable lie in a bunker, you must drop the ball in the bunker. This will incur a one stroke penalty. You cannot take an unplayable lie if your ball lies in the water hazard.
7 6. Be sure to hole out on every hole. If you take a "Give me," you are not completing the hole, therefore, making your score incorrect. 7. A water hazard is outlined by red or yellow stakes. You may not ground your club in a hazard. The penalty for grounding your club in a hazard is two strokes. You may take a practice swing as long as you do not ground your club. 8. Remember to play "READY GOLF!" Start to line up your shot before it is your turn to hit. This way, when it is your turn, you will be ready to play. If you need to read the green before a putt, do it while others are putting. Be careful not to distract the others putting. If you do this, it will make the play go quicker. 9. Park the golf carts on the side of the green that is closer to the next tee. This makes it quicker to get off the green and allow the group behind you to "play up." 10. Remember to have fun! We are all about learning the game and having fun in this league. There is never a question that is too simple or too complicated. Never be embarrassed to ask. We want to make golf enjoyable for all!
8 9 Hole League Specifics Lunch with the Pro This is an opportunity for us to have social and teaching time with the Pro of the day. They may have a brief statement or talk for us and we can ask those burning questions. These days are usually allocated as shotgun starts. In order to further facilitate a lunch start of 11:30 the committee with the counsel of the Head Pro has instituted an all stop time of 11:15. This is based on the reasoning that it should take only 2 hours to get through 9 holes at FCC. If we all play to finish there should be no problems. Walking helps you finish faster. At 11:15 you must stop and turn in your score card whether you are finished or not. For handicap purposes, the player shall record the score that likely would have been made, or, that is the maximum with the guidelines of the USGA Equitable Stroke Control Chart. Cancelling your round If you cannot attend an event you signed up for or someone signed you up for it is your responsibility to notify us. Try to cancel before Sunday afternoon. Otherwise, 1st call the Pro Shop. If no one answers, leave a message then call Ladies Locker Room. If no answer, leave a message then call the chairperson. On Tipping Gratuities to caddies should be given at your discretion and based on the level of service given. The general practice for a good standard round is to give a tip equal to the flat rate appropriate for your caddy's level. If the service was subpar,
9 give a little less. If it was extraordinary, give more. If the caddy was shared between two or more golfers the tip should be equitably divided amongst the group. 9-hole Ladies rate is $7.50/bag (riding) and ½ the 18 hole rate when walking. ex. Sue and Mary shared a caddy for 9 holes of golf. The caddy performed to expectation. The 18 hole flat rate for the caddy's level is $20. The suggested minimal gratuity for each lady would be $5. Others that could be tipped include the person who receives and cleans your clubs at the end of a round played without a caddy. (Caddies typically clean the clubs during play.) One could also tip the locker room attendant, particularly if your shoes are being cleaned. Walking Golf is a game best enjoyed walking (when physically possible). If you are physically fit do it. If you are physically able but don't think you are fit, try it you may find your fitness improves. It is a common misconception that you play faster while riding. Actually compared to riding in a shared cart, your pace of play tends to be faster. You typically go directly to your ball and play better because your concentration is uninterrupted during the walk. If you are walking you will be assigned a caddy if available. There are a limited number of pull carts in the pro shop if there are no caddies available. The Pros highly encourage walking.
10 General Golf Rules USGA Rules will govern all play except when modified by local rules. Rules will be enforced at all times. A Golf Rule Book should be carried in your bag and consulted when needed. If any questions do arise, get a ruling from the Pro Shop or Rules Committee. If an immediate answer is not available, play a provisional ball and get a ruling at the end of the round. 1. Know your ball at all times- 2 stroke penalty for hitting the wrong ball. 2. Weather- In case of inclement weather, at least 10% of members regardless of class must finish 9 holes that day. Play may be stopped for lightning, not rain. If this occurs, mark where your ball lies, and after play resumes, replace the ball and proceed. The event will be cancelled after a one hour wait th Hole- Our 9 Holes Rule states that we do not have to put more than 1 ball in the water. If this occurs, carry the ball over and drop in the designated drop area. You will be shooting 3. If your first ball should land anywhere in front of the Women s Tee, but not over the water, it is a stroke and your second shot is played from that point. If you put 1 ball in the water from there, the above rule applies, and you will be shooting A member may not play by themselves on Tuesday morning and have it count for points, birdies, or other prizes.
11 Handicaps 1. New members should establish a temporary handicap based on 5 scores as soon as possible. 2. To compete for points, prizes or in matches, all players must have an established or temporary handicap and have paid their dues. 3. All adjusted scores must be turned in for a handicap between May 1 and October 1. Post on computer in Pro Shop. 4. Nine Hole Players may obtain an 18 hole handicap by playing 9 holes on the front one day, and 9 holes on the back another day. (CDGA Rule.) 5. Each person is responsible for scoring herself properly and correctly.
12 Adjusting 1. Learn to adjust correctly. An adjusted score is calculated by checking your score by hole and assuring that you have not exceeded the maximum strokes per hole allowed. (An adjustment chart is posted on the 9 hole bulletin board and in the Pro Shop.) If so adjust gross score by subtracting the number of strokes over allowable per hole. The Handicap Committee will help you. 2. Check the Handicap Chart before play. 3. Post the adjusted score on the computer in the Pro Shop. 4. Post gross, net and adjusted score on the daily sheets after 9 holes. Failure to do so will result in loss of points and prizes for the day s play. X-Ing a Hole The player will receive credit for attendance, and Choice Scores on the other holes, and Birdies. She will not be eligible for a prize for the Day s event or receive credit for Nets and Putts. For handicap purposes, the player shall record the score that likely would have been made, or, that is the maximum with the guidelines of the USGA Equitable Stroke Control Chart.
13 Hole In One Club Membership is optional. The fee will be determined by the F.C.C. Women s Golf Association. The membership is carried from year to year until won, at which time dues will be reassessed. Hole-in-One members accept automatic renewal of dues unless they have advised the Treasured in writing of their intent to resign as of the next reassessment. If a member leaves the 9 Hole Group, for whatever reason, her money will not be refunded and she will not be eligible to collect for a Hole-in- One. A Hole-in-One is honored at F.C.C. any time during the year, provided it is attained during a regulation 9 Hole Round, played under USGA Rules, and witnessed. The score card must be signed and attested by another player. Guest Day Prizes will be awarded only to Guests. Members post their own scores as on a regular Tuesday and receive points for the day. Members of F.C.C. 18 Hole Group may participate, but are not eligible for prizes. Social members may receive prizes. Donna Gifford Tournament This event is played in the month of June and July. The best of 3 of 5 games will be used to determine the winner. The posting committee and board will choose the best 5 games based on best attendance (This is a LOW NET IN FIELD EVENT) Eligible players must have a handicap based on 20 or more games in order to compete.
14 Grandmother's Trophy Competition is open to Grandmothers only. This is a low net event and will be played in the 2013 season in August. If tied, a 9 hole playoff must be played within a week. President's Trophy This event is played in August and September. The best 3 of 4 games will be used to determine the winner. The posting committee will choose best 4 games to use based on attendance. This is LOW NET IN FIELD event. A tie is to be played off in sudden death. Should a tie occur in the final match, a 9 hole play-off must be played. If still tied, play sudden death. Championship A sign-up sheet will be posted in the Locker Room 2 weeks in advance. You must have played with FCC's Women's 9-hole league on 5 Tuesdays (or Wednesdays when applicable) during the season to qualify to play. This is a GROSS SCORE EVENT.THIS IS A TWO DAY EVENT AND BOTH DAY MUST BE PLAYED. Players will be flighted by the Pro Shop based on July 15 th handicaps. A tie is to be played off in sudden death. If member do not wish to compete in Championship, regular Tuesday tee times will be available
15 Matches 1. There must be a minimum of 6 players, with the size of the flight to be determined by the Tournament Committee. 2. Matches are played with current handicap, no qualifying. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board 2 weeks in advance. 3. Matches are played in twosomes, with both keeping score, and may be played on either 9 holes agreeable to both parties. If played at a regular Tuesday time, players are not eligible for the Day s event. 4. All matches play sudden death if tied. Go back to 1 st or 10 th tee, depending on which 9 was played. 5. Match scorecards must be turned in with: date, signatures, net scores, putts and adjusted scores. Loser of the match puts the winner s name on the chart. 6. Deadlines will be enforced; the name on the top usually calls to arrange the game. If you don t get a call, do call your opponent, as you are both responsible. If there are difficulties in obtaining a date, the person least available will have to forfeit the Match 7. On Hole #7, in Match Play only, if only one crosses the water successfully, that player shall win the hole, regardless of score. If both parties use this option, the hole shall be declared tied regardless of score. If both players cross the water, normal rules for Match Play shall apply.
16 Best Ball 1. A different partner must be selected each year. 2. Matches may be played at F.C.C only. 3. Teams are assigned to a division by current handicap. Each team plays other Teams in the same division. 4. Games must be played by end of season. 5. Matches may not be played between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Tuesdays or Wednesdays when applicable. 6. If rain delays the game, it may continue where left off, as long as it is the same day. If he match cannot be completed the same day, the entire day 9 holes must be played at another time. 7. If one member of the Team is unable to complete the season, the remaining partner has three options: a. Withdraw from the tournament b. Complete the season alone c. Select anew partner who has a handicap within 2 points of the original partner. 8. The 7 th Hole rule for Match play applies when playing Best Ball.
17 Scoring & Points for Best Ball 1. Winners will be decided by a point system. Points are accumulated: a. One point for each hole won. b. Half a point for each hole tied. 2. Totals are posted on the chart in the Locker Room. One score card is turned in with: Date, Signature, Net scores, Putts, and Adjusted score 3. Ties for 1 st in Flight will result in a 9 hole playoff, Loser will place 2 nd in flight. 4. Golfers A & B will play their net better ball against Golfers C & D. Low net score wins the hole. 5. The golfer with the lowest handicap plays at scratch. The remainder receive strokes equal to the difference between their handicap and the lowest handicap. Example: Player A B C D Handicap Strokes rec d Strokes are taken as in Match Play. 6. The 7 th Hole Rule for Match Play applies when playing Best Ball.
18 Point System To be eligible to win a Points prize, the member must play 10 games on Tuesday (Wednesday when applicable). Matches, President s Trophy and Best Ball games will also count toward the 10 games. These games may be played either on the Front Nine or the Back Nine. There is a limit of 1 Point prize per Member for the season. POINT SYSTEM: 10 points - for each Board member 2 points - for each Tuesday played 2 points - per guest brought to Guest Day 5 points - for play until eliminated in Match Play* 5 points - for play until eliminated in President s Match 10 points - entering and finishing Best Ball 10 points - entering and finishing Championship 5 points - 1 st place in Tuesday event 3 points - 2 nd place in Tuesday event 3 points - Low Net in field 2 points - Low putts in field * No points given for default at any time. Duplicate points are awarded in case of ties. Points prizes are awarded at the Closing Luncheon. Eligible Members will be listed in order of points accumulated.
19 Season Prizes To qualify for a Season Prize, a Member must have played 10 games. Matches, President s and Best Ball, as well as Tuesday Play will count toward the 10 games. A member is only eligible to win one Season Prize. 1 st and 2 nd place may be awarded. Season prizes are awarded for: 1. Most Improved Golfer (must be a F.C.C. 9 Hole golfer for at least one year) 2. Low Net in Field * 3. Low Putts in Field * 4. Choice Holes *Based on average of 5 best low nets/putts of the season. Notes