AMENDING OF THE STANDING RULES
Standing Rules may be amended by a simple majority of the Executive Board.
Annual dues, which include computerized handicap fee, are due and payable by a date determined by the Executive Board. The Executive Board will also set a date when the dues become delinquent. A member whose dues are delinquent will be dropped from membership and will lose her Niners’ handicap. Dues will be prorated on a quarterly basis. Once paid, dues are non-refundable.
PLAY DAY AND TOURNAMENT POLICIES
New members may compete for prize money on a league day once they have submitted 6 (9 hole) scorecards. Scorecards must be recent, attested, and dated. Verifiable handicaps from another club also qualify the player for prize money.
To be eligible to play in the Club Championship, President's Cup and/or Founders' Cup a member must have played in six (6) previous league day events within the last twelve month period. A qualifying event may be used to meet this eligibility requirement.
- The field will be divided into flights for competition.
- Weekly prize money derived from dues will be divided between the flights.
- The distribution of the monies within the flights shall be decided by the Tournament Chair.
- A card playoff will decide ties for weekly play.
To play in a SBWGA 9er's event you must sign up no later than 11:58 P.M. the Tuesday prior to the Tuesday league/event day. (1 week in advance) Late sign up will only be allowed if space permits and is approved by the Pairings Chair. Do not call the pro shop in hopes of being added after the cutoff.
The Pairings Chair is responsible for all pairings. Any changes in pairing groups must be approved by the Pairings Chair, her designee or course starter.
You may sign up for regular league days using the Chelsea Internet Tee System at www.saddlebrooke.chelseareservations.com, the phone reservation system (825-2505), or the pro shop computer. Be sure to save your request confirmation number. The confirmation number is required to cancel a request.
When using the Chelsea Reservation System, under "Request" be sure to choose "Add an Event Request" to play on a league day. Then verify that you have requested the correct day and "SBWGA 9 Holers".
For special events you may be required to sign up on the sheet provided on the Niners' bulletin board. The deadline may vary from regular weekly play and will be posted on the event announcement.
Your lunch/brunch will be charged to your HOA1 homeowner's account. When you sign up to play golf and attend the lunch/brunch, your HOA1 account will automatically be charged for your meal. (revised 8/2014)
For special events that include outside guests, you may be requested to pay by check. Those checks should be made out to SB9ers and placed in the Niners' drawer in the pro shop.
Guests (Effective Dec. 2015)
To encourage the addition of new members, a Guest may play with a League member on regular League days up to two times per year. The Guest must be a resident, owner or renter, in HOA1 or HOA2. The Guest will pay regular greens fees, but will not be eligible for sweeps. It is hoped that this policy will encourage prospective members who are considering joining our League.
Please contact the Pairings Chair and request that she add your guest. This must be done 1 week prior to the Tuesday you wish to bring your guest. (The same deadline as members requesting to play - 11:58 PM Tuesday, 1 week prior to the desired play date.) The Pairings Chair will need the players name and Chelsea #.
- Scorecards must be attested by all players within a grouping and turned in to
the Tournament Committee. No adjustments will be allowed after the card has been
- Each player is responsible for attesting her own
score, dating with the correct date, adjusting her own score and posting within
- A player will be disqualified for failing to sign her
card or for recording her scores on the wrong hole/course on the scorecard. (see
USGA rule 6-6)
On non-league days, it is not necessary to turn in a card - BUT YOU MUST POST.
Post all scores within 48 hours of play.
Preprinted scorecards are available for each foursome on league day. When playing Tucson Nine or SaddleBrooke Nine they can be found in the posting area of the Pro Shop below the Niners' bulletin board. When playing Catalina Nine the cards will be handed out by the starter.
The scorecard will normally be preprinted with golfer's name, course handicap, date, start time and hole number.
Golfers should complete the card legibly.
Use a pencil or erasable pen so that corrections to the scorecard can be made clearly.
Complete each player's hole score, gross score, net score, and equitable stroke score.
Please remember to account for your equitable stroke score on each hole by putting a dot under the score for that hole. (Example: If you can only take a 9 on a particular hole and you score a 10, then put a dot under the 10) All strokes are counted for the play of the day. However, deduct the number of dots from your gross score to determine your ESC for handicap posting
If a player chooses to pick up her ball or is required to pick up her ball and does not finish a hole, please precede the player's maximum equitable stroke control score or her most likely score for the hole with an X; i.e. X5. A player who starts, but does not complete a hole, must record for handicap purposes her most likely score. The most likely score may not exceed the player's equitable stroke control score. Any time you pick up without completing the hole, the player is disqualified (DQ) from the game of the day (prize money). Write DQ directly behind your name on the scorecard.
Maximum Hole Score for Regular League Events (effective Aug 11, 2015)
To aid Pace of Play, players are required to pick up prior to finishing the hole when their score for the hole has or will reach double par plus two. See the chart below:
Hole Par Pick up when your score reaches
The score listed on the card will show the player's maximum equitable stroke control score (or most likely score) for that hole with an "X". This makes her ineligible for any prize money for that league event.
Every player must sign the scorecard before it is turned in to the green box on the shelf beneath the Niners" bulletin board.
Players who do not complete all holes are still required to post their score for handicap purposes.
This policy may be waived by the Executive Board for special events or tournaments.
- Birdies, Hole in One, Eagle are acknowledged and tracked. Mark
your scorecards so that these scores are circled and prominently
- Under 50, Under 45, and Under 40 scores
are also tracked but are more easily recognized.
- Your are the one responsible to ensure that the information on your card is
- Disqualification will be made for failing to sign
the scorecard or recording incorrect scores on any
- Handicap Committee will submit computer corrections for
incorrect scores as applicable.