Handicap/Stroke Play Week:
– Tuesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 23rd
Match Play Weeks
– April 30th BACK
– May 7th FRONT, 14th BACK, 21st FRONT, 28th BACK
– June 4th FRONT, 11th BACK, 18th FRONT, 25th BACK
– July 2nd FRONT, 16th BACK, 23rd FRONT, 30th BACK (SKIP JULY 9th)
– August 6th FRONT, 13th BACK, 20th FRONT
$485+tax per player. This includes 17 weeks (18 rounds) of 9-holes, golf car, and prizes. Fee also includes a Gold Member Pass for the 2020 season. Your Gold Membership will get you 20% off all greens fees outside of league play.
$75 Prize Pool Fund (required) – All prizes are paid out in cash form.
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 week 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 – New Players – Establish handicaps / Returning Players – Stroke Play
Weeks 2 – 17 – 85% of handicap will be used each week.
The largest number of handicap strokes we will award any player is 15 for nine holes, regardless of handicap calculations.
Format: – Each league night begins with a shotgun at 5:30 p.m. BLACK TEES.
Week 1 – Handicap Nights – New Members // Stroke Play – Returning Members
Each team will play nine holes of stroke play. NO TEAMS WILL BE AWARDED POINTS ON THESE NIGHTS.
FOR NEW LEAGUE MEMBERS, both nights are required to establish your handicap for matches starting in week 2. Please plan on playing both nights. You will not receive a handicap until you have two league scores. Handicaps will continue to adjust throughout the season based on your overall league performance. A DOUBLE BOGEY will be the max score on each hole for handicap purposes on this night and throughout the league each week.
FOR RETURNING LEAGUE MEMBERS, we will play a stroke play format and award prizes to the best finishers. 2019 handicaps will be continued for your 2020 handicap.
Weeks 2 through 14 – Net Better Ball Matches
The format of the league will be: net better ball match play versus another team in your division (plus 1 team from the other 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 15 and 16 – PLAYOFFS
The top 4 teams from each division in the season long point’s standings will earn a berth to the 2019 Thursday Night Playoffs. These eight teams will participate in a Net Better Ball format. 85% 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 16. Losers will play for 3rd place in Week 16.
Teams not qualifying for the playoffs will play in a scramble format for the two weeks.
Ties will be broken based on head to head match ups or overall points in matches amongst the teams tied.
Week 17 – 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 2020 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!
If a team member is unable to show for a week’s scheduled match, the remaining player has two options:
- Find a player with an average nine-hole score of less than 52. This player must be reported to the Head Golf Professional or golf professional on duty. Substitutes must be submitted prior to 11 a.m. Thursday morning of the scheduled week. If that player has a USGA Handicap (no other handicaps are allowable; including internet-based), it will be multiplied by .85 and then cut in half nine-hole league use. If the player does not have a handicap, he/she will play at scratch. If a sub has played a minimum of 2 rounds during the 2019 or 2020 Thursday Night League that league handicap may be used for the sub. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Go without a partner and play your own ball for the nine holes.
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.