WELCOME TO THE SONOMA VEGAS LEAGUE - SPADES SEASON
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 6th, 13th, & 20th
9 Hole League, 5:30pm Shotgun Start
$44.00 per team, per week
2 Person Teams
FORMAT: Las Vegas Scramble- Both team members will hit a tee shot from the designated tee box and the team will select the shot they want to play from for their 2nd shot. Each player will then play their own golf ball from this selected location until their ball is holed.
GOLF PRO Tees: Black, MEN <60 Tees: White, MEN 60+ Tees: Tan, LADIES & MEN 80+ Tees: Teal
TEAM SCORE: The Team Score is determined by the “Best Ball” in the group, the lowest score on a hole by one of the players.
Handicap recommended. The Week 1 team handicap will be determined by 20% of the combined GHIN handicap. Players without handicaps play as scratch. Handicaps may be adjusted per week. Plus handicaps will be applied to teams with exceptionally gross scores from the week prior. There is a max team handicap of 9 in this 9 Hole League.
Keep in mind that you may place your golf ball within one club length of the selected location for the second shot, no closer to the hole. If the selected location is on the green, you may place your golf ball within 6 inches of the selected location, no closer to the hole. While playing your own ball, you may adjust your ball 6 inches through the fairway and fringe, no closer to the hole.
We do have a special scoring rule in place for this league: DOUBLE BOGEY is your friend. The maximum score you can make on any hole is a double bogey. If you are putting for double bogey (2 over par) you may pick it up record, a double bogey on the scorecard and proceed to the next hole.
Gimmie’s: If your ball rests within 12 inches of the hole, pick it up, it is good. Yet, obviously, the gimme still costs a stroke.
TEAMS: Teams consist of two people, which includes the Team Captain. The Team Captain is the main contact whom we will call/email for matters concerning the Vegas League. The Team Captain is responsible for finding substitutes. There is a limit of 3 substitutions per 8 week season. Substitutes must be named and their GHIN Handicap (if they have one) must be provided by the Monday before Vegas League.
Team Handicaps are subject to review after each week. We, the committee, have the right to adjust team handicaps each week of The Sonoma Vegas League.
POINTS SYSTEM: For weekly placements teams will receive the following points: 1st-21 points, 2nd-17 pts., 3rd-14 pts., 4th-12 pts., 5th-11 pts., 6th-10 pts., 7th-9 pts., 8th-8 pts., 9th-7 pts., 10th-6 pts., 11th-5 pts., 12th-4 pts., 13th-3 pts., 14th-2 pts., 15th-1 pt.
GROSS TEAM SKINS: The team with the lowest gross score on a hole (without ties) will receive an additional point for the "skin."
Teams may receive pro shop gift certificates for their placement each Tuesday (Net Score) as well as for their position in the league standings (Total Points) when the league ends. Gift certificate value is dependent on how many players participate per week and per season.
Placements paid out per week are determined by if the last payout breaks even with the price per player. For example, the 3rd place payout must be worth $22 or more for that payout to exist. This is the “$22 rule.”
Thank you for competing in this season of The Sonoma Vegas League. Results will NOT be processed on the night of league. Please await emailed results later in the week.