TOURNAMENTS

Thank you and congratulations to ALL players for a successful 2018 tournament season!  Check back here early in 2019 for updates to tournament rules and conditions as well as the brand new 2019 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE!!!



Are you interested in the NEW USGA Rules of Golf?  The rules have been completely rewritten for ease of reading and interpretation.  There are some significant changes coming on 1/1/2019.  There is a link at the left to the complete rules (there are 3 different books, depending on the level of depth you want).

And … Click here  to see an explanation of the major changes.
And …  here is a video explaining some changes … Click here for video



Have a great winter … if that is possible.

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                                                            HANDICAPS


The 11-1-2018 handicap updates are now available under ‘Current Handicaps'.  This is the FINAL handicap report for 2018.  Postings and updated reports will resume April 1, 2018, the beginning of the 2019 Michigan golf season. 

Gentlemen:  There has been much discussion over the transition to the proper use of the USGA Handicap System as it relates to our use of multiple tees.  In an effort to help make this as smooth as possible, here are three suggestions:

1. Take this link to a 2 minute video put out by the USGA that does a great job of explaining the process to follow when competitors play from different tees:  
Competing from Different Tees

2. For a short explanation of 'WHY', click on "Handicap FAQ's" at the left.  Then click on the question under Section 3 … "Players Competing From Different Course Rating and/or Tees".

3. To get into more detail … click on the "USGA Handicap System" at the left and go to Section 3, 'The Players', then scroll down to 3.5.
As always, if you have any questions, PLEASE talk to Tim Katanski or Dick Tangeman.

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Here are the requirements for submitting scorecards for posting to maintain a Green Meadows Handicap:


Acceptable:18 hole scores from Green Meadows or any course listed in the USGA "National Course Rating and Slope Database."  9 hole scores will be accepted from Green Meadows Golf Course only (new for 2019)!

  1. Scores will be accepted for rounds played from April1, 2019 through October 31, 2019.  (The Michigan golf season)
  2. Scorecard requirements:
    1. Name, date of play, the tees played, and hole by hole scores must be clearly provided.
    2. The round must be played with at least one other competitor in compliance with USGA rules.
    3. All hole scores are subject to equitable stroke control (ESC) adjustment.
  3. All scorecards must be turned in at the Green Meadows golf counter in a timely manner.
  4. All scores obtained in a Green Meadows tournament when you play your own ball will be designated a tournament (T) score.
  5. Handicaps will be posted on the bulletin board and at this website, revised twice monthly.

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NOTICE:
  Your WHITE TEE and your YELLOW TEE handicaps are posted.

The 1st column after your name is your INDEX, followed by your WHITE TEE [W] handicap then your YELLOW TEE [Y] handicap.

1.    Use [W] when playing from the white tees.

2.    Use [Y] when playing from the yellows.

3.    When you are playing in competition with another player that is on a ‘different’ tee, then, and only then, should you subtract 5 from your [Y] handicap.

Alternatively, you can add 5 onto the player that is on the [W] tee.

Because of this change, the Ladies handicaps have been separated out to a special report.  The Ladies report still shows the Yellow Tee handicap only.  Any questions should be referred to Tim Katanski or Dick Tangeman.