Longbow Golf ClubMGL 2020
2020 Men's Golf League at Longbow
We are excited to begin another year. Our goal is to create a fun, friendly and competitive environment in which golfers of all abilities can compete.
Membership Fees for 2020
Golf League membership fees for 2020 are $130.00. Membership fees are placed into the 2020 Men's Golf League holding account and will be used for participation in the USGA GHIN handicap system, USGA Tournament Management Software powered by Golf Genius, prize funds, special events and other operational costs that may arise throughout the year.
In addition to the Men’s Golf League membership fees, each member must purchase a 2020 Longbow Flight Card. Returning members may use credit book money for the purchase of the Flight Card.
The Men’s Golf League has on average two tournaments per month. Formats for the tournaments vary. A schedule of tournaments has been attached. The dates for the tournaments likely won't be modified, but the formats may be changed from time to time. At the request of the members, please note that we have added some afternoon tee times during the high demand months and a number of shotgun starts during the summer months.
Tournament entry fee is $20 per person which is applied to the prize fund. In addition, each entrant shall pay the posted green fee which is shown on the 2020 Men’s Golf League Tournament schedule.
The Men’s Golf League Championship will be held in September 2020 and will be a two-day tournament. Men’s Golf League members must participate in at least five (5) individual scoring tournament events prior to the Men’s Golf League Championship to be eligible.
Scoring: The Men's Golf League will be using the USGA GHIN handicap system to determine tournament handicaps.
Signup Policy: Deadline for tournament entry is 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the tournament start date. Signups will only be accepted thru the USGA Tournament Management software. Each Men’s Golf League member will receive an email from Longbow Golf Club prior to each tournament and will be able to respond directly from the email as to whether they will be participating in the upcoming tournament.
Tee Time/Pairing Policy: All tee times and hole assignments (shotgun starts} will be determined by the tournament director and/or Longbow Golf Club staff members. Men’s Golf League members may request to play with one other member only.
Tournament Scoring and Results: Members of the Men’s Golf League voted to implement an exceptional scoring system at tournaments during the 2020 season. This system coincides with USGA guidelines regarding scoring. Official tournament results, including skin results, will be posted no later than the Tuesday following the tournament. However, since the Men’s Golf League is utilizing the Golf Genius App for real time scoring at each event, unofficial results will likely be known on the day of the event.
Tournament Tees: Beginning with the first tournament in 2020, all Men’s Golf League members will be playing from the White tees. The one exception is for female members of the Men’s Golf League. Female members may play from the Red tees.
Tournament Flights/Payouts: The number of flights and the number of payouts will be determined based upon the number of entrants in each tournament. Flights will be split as evenly as possible. Payouts will be equal per flight, and payouts will be 50% Gross and 50% Net. The formation of flights will be tied to levels of participation as follows:
0 – 17 players 1 Flight
18 – 35 players 2 Flights
36 – 48 players 3 Flights
49 – 68 players 4 Flights
69+ players 5 Flights
Tournament winnings will be paid as money on account in the player’s credit book. The credit book money may be used to purchase merchandise in the Golf Shop, either in stock or special order. The credit book money may also be used to purchase food or beverage at The Grille at Longbow Golf Club.
Skins: At most tournaments there will be an optional gross only and net only skins pot. Entry into each pot will be $10. In addition, most tournaments will continue to have at least one $2 closest to the pin competition.
Friday Night Skins: Most Friday afternoons, the Men’s Golf League hosts a skins game competition (9 holes) open to all Men’s Golf League members in good standing. In order to participate in the Friday Night Skins game, a member must participate in at least one tournament each quarter. Additionally, each member will play from the white tees during the skins game. In the Friday Night Skins game, no participant will be allowed in excess of 1 handicap stroke per hole. Players will establish their playing groups themselves. Starting time on Fridays will be between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. depending on the time of year.