Northern California Golf Association

2021 Weekend Net Tour

The Course at Wente Vineyards

April 25, 2021


Player Information Sheet


Club Information (website/address):                      The Course at Wente Vineyards

                         5050 Arroyo Road

                         Livermore, CA 94550

                                                                                    (925) 456-2475



FORMAT: Individual Chicago points. This format compares a player’s score, in points, to their Quota points which is based off their course handicap. Players will be given a point value base on their gross scores for each hole as follows: Eagle – 8 pts, Birdie – 4 pts, Par – 2 pts, Bogey – 1 pts, Double Bogey or worse – 0 pts.  There is a set number of “quota points”. A player receiving 0 strokes has a quota of 39 points. A player’s “quota points” for the round is calculated by subtracting their course handicap from 39 points. The top players are those who “outscore” their quota of points by the greatest number (i.e. if your quota is 30 and you score 35, versus a player whose quota is 33 and they score 36, you have beat them by 2 points). A player will compete based on his/her April 21st handicap index or tournament index, whichever is lower. The top finishers in each flight will receive gift card money to Golf Mart stores. Players are required to play from the designated tees, unless previously arranged and approved by the committee.


TEES: (Alternate tee upon request if more than 72 hours before the event, otherwise tee assignment is required)         

Men: Custom Blue Tees (6,174 yards, par 72; 70.5/126) and Custom White tees (5,637 yards, par 72; 68.7/122) (*17.7 H.I. or higher as of April 14; or upon request)

Women: Red tees (4,866 yards, par 72; 69.6/116)


Play will begin at 8:00 a.m. with tee times in 10-minute intervals off the Nos. 1 and 8 tees. Please be at your assigned tee ready for play 10 minutes prior to your start time. There you will go over scoring and other important procedures with the starter.


PACE OF PLAY & RULES: Please be sure to keep up with the group in front of you. Groups that miss their 18-hole checkpoint (finishing over the designated time and more than 14 minutes behind the group in front of them) are subject to a two-stroke penalty.  In order to keep an adequate pace of play, players are asked to pick up once maximum score has been reached on a respective hole; failure to do so will result in a two-stroke penalty.

          The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and the R & A are in effect. It is the player’s responsibility to have a working knowledge of the rules. For more information regarding the rules, players can visit the NCGA’s website:


MAXIMUM SCORE:  Due to the format, a gross double bogey on any hole. However, for posting purposes, players may play until they have reached net double bogey, unless behind on pace of play.


SERIOUS MISCONDUCT & DRESS CODE: A player who is removed from the course for Serious Misconduct will result in a loss of all funds and potentially a suspension from future events. Players and Caddies are to dress appropriately. For more information, please refer to the NCGA Weekend Net Tour Hard Card. 


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: The top overall net scores will receive points on the Weekend Net Tour Player of the Year list for their finish, please look at the points distribution table on the Weekend Net Tour page for point allocations.


CARTS: Shared carts with are available to all players. A limited number of shared carts with dividers are available, please see separate document. Walking is allowed and at the player’s discretion.


DRIVING RANGE AND PRACTICE GREEN: The driving range and practice green are available for use 30 minutes prior to a player’s tee time. The course will not have balls set up on the range, players need to pick up a bag of balls in the pro shop. To avoid overcrowding and to give everyone the opportunity to use these areas, players are to limit the amount of time at each area to a maximum of 15 minutes.  


SPECTATORS AND CADDIES: In an effort limiting the number of people at the facility during the pandemic, spectators and caddies are not allowed. Spectators and caddies who show up at the facility will be asked to leave.


SKINS: An optional skins game was offered in registration. If you would still like to participate in skins, please let staff know no later than 72 hours before the event, so an electronic invoice can be sent to you. Players must pay the invoice prior to the start of the event. No cash will be taken the day of the event.


GIFT CARD DISTRIBUTION: The top performers in each flight and skins’ winners will win gift cards to These will be distributed by email and will be done in batches, so gift card monies may not be received for up to 6 weeks after the event. Please be sure your email in Golf Genius is up to date.


TIES: Ties for gift card prizes will be settled using USGA recommendations of a card off: best back 9 net score, best back 6 (net), best back 3 (net), followed by best 18th hole (net), finally, tie-break by coin-flip.