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Monday and Thursday Night
League Information

Madison & Cottage Grove Golf Leagues

2017 Monday Public League Information

Registration:

Returning Monday Night League Members will be able to begin registering teams beginning 02/8/2017.  All returning League Members will have to pay 1 players entry fee in order to have your team's spot secured for the 2017 Monday Night Public League.

New Monday Night League Members registration will begin on 02/22/2017.  New League Members will have to pay 1 players entry fee in order to have your team secured for the 2017 Monday Night Public League.

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Dates:

Fees:
$436+tax per player.  This includes 9-holes, golf car, and prizes.  Fee also includes a Gold Member Pass for the 2017 season. Your Gold Member Pass will give you a 20% discount on your greens fees outside of league play.

Handicap Fees may be purchased for $35 in the golf shop. Handicap is great way to track your scores and also make sure that you are playing on the same level as your playing partners. Please contact the golf shop at 608-837-4774 for more details.

Eligibility and Handicaps:
Each member of the team should be able to average a nine-hole score of 52 or less - or be able to complete nine-holes of golf, in a foursome, in under 2:20 minutes.  Handicaps will be established during weeks one and two of the league and will be updated based on each week's performance throughout the league season.  A WSGA/USGA handicap is NOT required.

Weeks 3, 4 - 80% of league handicap will be used for each player.
Weeks 5, 6 - 85% of league handicap will be used for each player.
Weeks 7, 8, 9 - 90% of league handicap will be used for each player.
Weeks 10, 11, 12 -95% of league handicap will be used for each player.

CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT–100% of league handicap will be used for each player

The largest number of handicap strokes we will award any player is 18 for nine holes, regardless of handicap calculations.

Format: - Each league night begins with a shotgun at 5:30 p.m.  BLUE TEES.

Weeks 1 and 2 --- Stroke Play Nights
Each team will play nine holes of stroke play.  Players will be required to keep their score and hole everything out, but nothing higher than a double bogey will be counted in establishing a handicap.  League handicaps will be determined based on your week one and week two scores.  Handicaps will continue to adjust throughout the season based on your overall league performance.

If a team member is only present for one night, we will use that single score in determining week 3 handicaps.  If a team member misses both the first 2 weeks, they will start week three as a zero handicap.

Weeks 3 through 12 ---- Net Better Ball Matches
The format of the league will be: net better ball match play versus another team in your division (depending on number of teams).  There will be five possible points for each team each week.  A team winning a hole during the nine-hole match wins one point for each hole won.  If a hole is halved, each team receives a ½ point.  The maximum number of points each team can win per match is 5 points; however, a team that has reached 5 points for the match is also trying to limit the number of points the opposing team wins.

For example, Team A wins the first five holes of the match.  They have earned the maximum five points for the match.  However, Team B can still win the last four holes to earn 4 points for their team.  Each team's goal each week is to win 5 points, while limiting their opponents to as few points as possible.  Even though Team A has won 5 points, they can still win the last 4 holes to hold Team B to zero points for the week.

One additional point will be given to the team in each division with the overall lowest net nine hole best ball score each week.

Week 13 ---- Championship Night (Aug. 14th)
The top four teams from each division in the season long points standings will earn a berth to play for the "League Championship Title".

These eight teams will participate in a best ball format.  100% of league handicaps will be used for each player.  No substitutes will be allowed on this night.  The team with the low nine-hole Net Better Ball score will be crowned the champion. 

Teams not qualifying for the championship showdown will play on Championship Night in a scramble format.

*All Prizes are awarded as gift cards.

No Shows:
If a team member is unable to show for a week's scheduled match, the remaining player has two options:

NOTE:  A late player may join at the beginning of any hole, but may not practice on the course (i.e., hit shots in the fairway or putt while waiting to join on the next hole).

It is your responsibility to make arrangements to have two players each week.  Teams that do not show up will be given zero points for the week and 1 point will be subtracted from their season total.

If a team drops out of the league after the league season has started, all teams will receive an automatic five points for that match regardless of whether they have already played that team or not. 

We will attempt to allow you alternate between play on the front and back nine - but please understand that this is not always possible, due to outside factors.




2017 Thursday Night League Information 

OUR THURSDAY NIGHT LEAGUE IS NOW FULL FOR THE 2017 SEASON.  If you would like to be put on a waitlist, please contact shaunfinley@golftheoaks.com.  Thank you for your interest!



Returning Thursday Night League Members
will be able to begin registering teams beginning 02/15/2017.  All returning League Members will have to pay 1 players entry fee in order to have your team's spot secured for the 2017 Thursday Night Public League.

New Thursday Night League Members will be able to begin registering teams beginning 03/1/2017.  All returning League Members will have to pay 1 players entry fee in order to have your team's spot secured for the 2017 Thursday Night Public League.

Dates:

Fees:
$436+tax per player.  This includes 15 weeks of 9-holes, golf car, and prizes.  Fee also includes a Gold Member Pass for the 2015 season. Your Gold Membership will get you 20% off all greens fees outside of league play.

$50 Prize Pool Fund (required) – All prizes are paid out in cash form.

Handicap Fee is not included this season.  Handicap Fees may be purchased for $35 in the golf shop.

Eligibility and Handicaps:
Each member of the team should be able to average a nine-hole score of 52 or less - or be able to complete nine-holes of golf, in a foursome, in under 2:20 minutes. Handicaps will be established during the first two weeks of league and will be updated based on each week's performance throughout the league season. A WSGA/USGA handicap is NOT required.

Week 1, 2 - Establish handicaps
Weeks 3, 4, 5  
– 75% of league handicap will be used for each player.
Weeks 6, 7, 8 - 80% of league handicap will be used for each player
Weeks  9, 10 - 90% of league handicap will be used for each player
Weeks 11, 12, 13 - 95% of league handicap will be used for each player
Weeks 14, 15, 16 - 100% of league handicap will be used for each player

The largest number of handicap strokes we will award any player is 18 for nine holes, regardless of handicap calculations.

Format: - Each league night begins with a shotgun at 5:30 p.m.  BLACK TEES.

Weeks 1 & 2 - Handicap Nights
Each team will play nine holes of stroke play.  NO TEAMS WILL BE AWARDED POINTS ON THESE NIGHTS. League handicaps will be determined based on your week one and week two scores. Handicaps will continue to adjust throughout the season based on your overall league performance.

Weeks 3 through 13 - Net Better Ball Matches
The format of the league will be: net better ball match play versus another team in your division. There will be five possible points for each team each week. A team winning a hole during the nine-hole match wins one point for each hole won. If a hole is halved, each team receives a ½ point. The maximum number of points each team can win per match is 5 points; however, a team that has reached 5 points for the match is also trying to limit the number of points the opposing team wins.

For example, Team A wins the first five holes of the match. They have earned the maximum five points for the match. However, Team B can still win the last four holes to earn 4 points for their team. Each team's goal each week is to win 5 points, while limiting their opponents to as few points as possible. Even though Team A has won 5 points, they can still win the last 4 holes to hold Team B to zero points for the week.

Week 14 and 15 -  PLAYOFFS 
The top 4 teams from each division in the season long point’s standings will earn a berth to the 2017 Thursday Night Playoffs. These eight teams will participate in a Net Better Ball format. 100% of your league handicap will be used for each player.  

1 vs. 4
2 vs. 3

Winners of the first week playoff will advance and play each other in Week 15.  Losers will play for 3rd place in Week 15.

Teams not qualifying for the playoffs will play in a scramble format for the two weeks. 
      

Week 16 – LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP & BUD LIGHT VS MILLER LITE SHOOT-OUT
The Winner of Bud Light Division and Miller Lite Division during the playoff nights will be paired together to crown our 2017 THURSDAY NIGHT LEAGUE CHAMPION.   All other teams will compete against the other division in an end of the year Shootout!  We will finally decide whether Bud Light or Miller Light is truly better!  All Prize Money will be handed out this night and we will have our year end league party! 
 

No Shows:
If a team member is unable to show for a week's scheduled match, the remaining player has two options:

NOTE:  A late player may join at the beginning of any hole.

It is your responsibility to make arrangements to have two players each week.  Teams that do not show up will be given zero points for the week and 1 point will be subtracted from their season total.

If a team drops out of the league after the league season has started, all teams will receive an automatic five points for that match regardless of whether they have already played that team or not.

We will attempt to allow you alternate between play on the front and back nine - but please understand that this is not always possible, due to outside factors.