Club Rules

2014 Woodlawn Golf Club Procedures

1. Club Membership for the coming year is $250.
2. A member must have paid up their membership fully in order to place in a competition.

3. All members should verify their contact information (phone number, email, etc.) and contact the club secretary (email j.omeara@inneradv.com) if corrections/updates are required.
4. All membership should be paid to Pat Lafferty by or before the first competition of the year.
5. It is the responsibility of all members to make a best effort to ensure that any competitions that they are playing in are played on time.
6. For new members to the club that come from outside one of the affiliated Irish American league clubs, there are 2 scenarios: for members with a valid and current MGA Handicap, they must play off scratch for their first 5 individual competitions. After the 5 competitions played, they play off their full MGA handicap. For members without a valid and current MGA Handicap, they must play off scratch for their first 10 individual competitions. After the 10 competitions played, they play off their full MGA handicap.

7. WEEKLY COMPETITONS:
If you wish to play in a competition, you need to send an email to the Greens Committee Chairman, Jimmy Murphy (jmurph3333@gmail.com) or text him at 201-707-8136 by the Wednesday evening prior to the competition.
If you have already registered and want to cancel, you must contact the Greens Committee Chairman no later than 9:00pm on the Tuesday prior to the competition.
You must show up 30 minutes before the tee time and register immediately. The Greens Committee also wants to practice prior to the competition, so please be considerate of their time.
The Competition results are final that day – if it is later found that there was an error in the awarding of positions, the decision cannot be reversed later.
It is the responsibility of members to keep up with the 4 ball in front of them. The player with the lowest handicap is responsible for ensuring their group keeps up with play. If in the event of a group falling more than 1½ holes behind the group in front, it is the responsibility of the person with the lowest handicap to ask all the fourball to skip a hole and walk directly to the tee box of the next hole, skipping one hole. Every player in the fourball will take a triple bogey for that particular hole.
Tournaments prizes:

1st * $60 Low Gross $30
2nd $50 2 Nearest Pins $20
3rd $40 Long Drive $20

For Stapleford tournaments, there is no low gross prize. For tournaments with less then 24 golfers, there will be no prize for 3rd place.
*Winner receives award at Dinner Dance.
For purposes of the Player of the Year contest, there will be a determination of the order of the top six golfers for each tournament. Tie Break conditions are identical, whether the format is Stroke Play or Stableford: In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker will be the best net score on back 9, then back 6 and then back 3. If still tied, both cards are compared hole by hole, starting from the final hole backwards. All comparisons are on a net basis.
Numbers required for an official tournament: A tournament will be considered an official tournament if 12 or more players finish the round. If less than 12 players are able to finish the round, then the competition will not be considered an official competition and points will not go towards Player of the Year, etc.
It is each player’s responsibility to make sure that their card is correctly marked and is clear. It is the right of the Greens Committee to reject a card if it isn’t clear and easy to read.
If an incorrect card is handed in, it is the right of the Greens Committee to disqualify the player and the scorer and any win/points will not be awarded to those players.
For Stableford competitions, two scores should be registered for each hole: the Gross score and the Stableford points. Club members should ensure that they understand Stableford scoring.
Woodlawn members playing with another club and entering Woodlawn competition must be out in the last 4-ball immediately before Woodlawn or in the 4-ball immediately after the last Woodlawn 4-ball.This is a courtesy to the Greens committee to allow them to declare competition results immediately after the last 4-ball completes. Also, it ensures that players do not enjoy an unreasonable advantage or inconvenience from very different weather conditions.
If you are a playing member of the club and there isn’t a place in the registered numbers, you can play in the club competition if you are in the 4-ball immediately before or immediately after and you are playing with at least one other member of the club.

If you are registered to play in a tournament and miss the tournament, you must reimburse the club any expenses they incur as a result of your absence.

8. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

General Rules: All competitions must be played by the deadline set by the Greens Committee. If the players do not name a winner by midnight of the deadline, the Greens Committee is required to name a winner based on their judgment of which player made the best effort to play the match. If they feel both players made equal effort, they may disqualify both players.

Handicap Competition: The first four individual competitions of the year are qualifying rounds. The 32 players with the lowest net scores will be entered into a draw after the May 18th competition and the rounds must be played on or prior to the following dates:
1st Round by July 6
2nd Round by August 3
3rd round by August 30
4th Round by September 17
The Final, over 36 Holes, by October 5

Club Championship (A): The first four individual competitions of the year are qualifying rounds. The previous year’s winner automatically qualifies and is seeded number 1. Players eligible will include all members with an MGA Index below 13.0 as of the May 15th index revision. A player with an index higher than 13.0 may declare themselves eligible for the Club Championship if they so notify the Greens Committee before the conclusion of the final qualifying round. A player that declares himself eligible for the Club Championship is no longer eligible for the “B” Championship. The 15 players with the lowest gross scores are seeded 2 to 16 in order. The rounds must be played on or prior to the following dates:
1st Round by July 16
2nd Round by August 16
3rd Round by September 17
The Final over 36 Holes by October 5

Club Championship (B): The first four individual competitions of the year are qualifying. Eligible members are all those with an MGA Handicap Index equal or higher than 13.0 as of the May 15th revision. The 16 players with the lowest gross scores will be seeded 1 to 16 in order. The rounds must be played on or prior to the following dates:
1st Round by July 16
2nd Round by August 16
3rd Round by September 17
The Final over 36 Holes by October 5

Partners Competition: The qualifying round of the Partners will be played on May 18th. The teams will play on a best-ball basis (each player plays his own ball and the best net score of the 2 is the Partners’ score), the 8 low scores will qualify for the Partners and will be seeded 1 to 8.The rounds must be played on or prior to the following dates:
1st Round by July 6
2nd Round by August 30
The Final by. October 5

Matches in all competitions can be played anywhere that is acceptable to both sides, but if an agreement cannot be reached, the match must be played at Split Rock. If a match is not completed on time, it is down to the discretion of the Greens Committee to rule.

Player of the Year points

1st Place 20 points  

Club Champ

2nd Place 12 points   Winner 20 points Runner-up 10 points
3rd Place 8 points  

Handicap Champ

4th Place 6 points   Winner 20 points Runner-up 10 points
5th Place 4 points  

B Scratch Champ

6th Place 2 points   Winner 20 points Runner-up 10 points
     

Partner’s Championship

      Winners 15 points Runners-up 10 points

Low Gross Competition: The combination of a player’s low 4 gross scores played in a Woodlawn competition wins.

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