ED BALDWIN GOLF LEAGUE

 2018 ED BALDWIN LEAGUE - GENERAL INFO

CLEARVIEW COUNTRY CLUB, 66 P ARK HILL AVE, MILLBURY, MA 01527

MONDAY’S BEGINNING APRIL 30th, START TIME: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – NO PRACTICES

OFFICERS: PRESIDENT: NORM LAURIA VICE PRESIDENT: DICK SHEA

TREASURER: KEN COUTURE SECRETARY: JIM GALLAGHER

DUES: $100 ANNUAL DUES, MUST BE PAID BY END OF FIRST HALF. ($25 MIN. PAYMENTS)

PLEASE SEE KEN COUTURE (TREASURER) FOR ANY ARRANGEMENTS

GREEN FEES: $15 WEEKLY, MUST PAY BEFORE PLAY!!(CAN PLAY EXTRA HOLES IF WALKING)

CART FEES: CART FEE INCLUDED IN GREEN FEE.

TURN IN CARTS UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR ROUND! NO PASSING CART ON TO OTHERS!

SEASON: WILL HAVE TWO HALVES. TOP 2 TEAMS EACH HALF WILL BE IN PLAYOFFS.

NOTE > SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE AND TEAMS LIST FOR DATES ETC.

PLAYOFFS: SEMI-FINALS > NINE HOLE PLAYOFF: TOP TEAM OF FIRST HALF AND SECOND TEAM OF

SECOND HALF; TOP TEAM OF SECOND HALF AND SECOND TEAM OF FIRST HALF.

FINALS > NINE HOLE PLAYOFF BETWEEN WINNERS OF SEMI-FINAL (1ST AND 2ND PLACE)

AND LOSER OF SEMI-FINALS (3RD AND 4TH PLACE)

INDIVIDUAL FLIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS: WILL INCLUDE ALL PLAYERS IN 2 PLAYOFF WEEKS TO

DECIDE TOP PLACE FINISHERS IN EACH “FLIGHT”.

“SPECIAL EVENTS”: 2 CLUB TOURNEY > BETWEEN HALFS, ALL PLAYERS PLAY USING ONLY

2 CLUBS,ONE OF WHICH MUST BE A PUTTER.

FIELD DAY > AFTER SEASON ENDS, ALL PLAYERS COMPETE FOR SPECIAL PRIZES.

“NEWS FLASH”: FIRST PLAYER TO GET A “HOLE IN ONE” ON 6TH HOLE WILL RECEIVE $50.00

THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE AWARD AND CARD MUST BE “ATTESTED”!!

“COOK-OUTS”: (4) WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON CARDS TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE.

“PUTTING CONTEST” WILL BE HELD ON EACH “COOK-OUT” NIGHT FOR PRIZE..

BANQUET: THERE WILL BE ONE “AWARDS BANQUET” AFTER END OF SEASON.

AWARDS: THE FOLLOWING CASH AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE BANQUET.

TEAM AWARDS: EACH MEMBER OF 1ST ,2ND ,3RD ,AND 4TH PLACE TEAM RECEIVES CASH.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP: WINNER OF EACH “FLIGHT” > CASH.

FIELD DAY: WINNERS EACH “FLIGHT”, “CLOSEST TO PIN”, “PUTTING CONTEST” > CASH.

MOST IMPROVED : “ACTUAL AVERAGE”, EACH “FLIGHT” > CASH.

– PRIOR v. CURRENT YEAR - 9 MINIMUM SCORES REQUIRED

NON-WINNERS: ALL PLAYERS WILL SHARE THE WEALTH WITH SOME CASH.

DOOR PRIZES: BANQUET ATTENDANTS NAMES DRAWN FOR RANDOM DRAWINGS FOR PRIZES.

THESE PRIZES ARE GOLF RELATED,LIKE CLUBS, BALLS, TEES,UMBRELLA’S.ETC.


CHECK OUT ED BALDWIN GOLF LEAGUE WEBSITE AT: http://edbaldwingolfleague.yolasite.com/

WEEKLY SCORES, HANDICAPS AND TEAM STANDINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE THERE.

FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THE “COMMENTS PAGE”-AVOID FOUL LANGUAGE!


INSTRUCTIONS FOR WEBSITE

          1. OPEN INTERNET EXPLORER OR YOUR OWN BROWSER PAGE

          2. TYPE INTO ADDRESS BAR: http://edbaldwingolfleague.yolasite.com

          3. HIT “ENTER” - WEBSITE SHOULD OPEN

          4. AFTER IT OPENS, “RIGHT CLICK” ON PAGE

          5. CHOOSE “CREATE SHORTCUT”

          6. THEN SAY “YES” TO “DO YOU WANT TO PUT ON DESKTOP”                                                                                                    

          7. ANYONE WHO CANNOT GET TO THE WEBSITE MAY E-MAIL JIM GALLAGHER

AT > gallagher_27027@msn.com AND I WILL SEND A “LINK” BACK.

THIS IS A “FRIENDLY” LEAGUE FOR ALL AGES AND ABILITIES TO ENJOY THE COMPANY AND

COMPETITION OF FELLOW “GOLFERS”, PLAYING A GAME DESIGNED TO FRUSTRATE ALL.

Effective 2018, the golf league will play at Clearview Country Club in Millbury, MA

Following, to help you get a grasp of the course which is located on a hill, are the best practices advise by hole.

Hole #1 – par 3

red: 131 yds

White: 147 yds

Hole #2 – par 5

Red: 467 yds

White: 472 yds

two large trees – hit left of tree on right.

Water on right after going over hill toward green.

Hole #3 – par 5

red: 415 yds

White: 484 yds

Hit left because all shots drift right.

Hole #4 – par 3

Red: 180yds

White; 192 yds

Hole #5 – par 5 – Dogleg Left

red:

White:

Hit right of cart path. When you can see the grass, there is water before the green.

Hole #6 – par 3

Red: 130 yds

White: 135 yds

This is all uphill (carry hole). Plays like 165 yds.

Hole #7 – par 4

Red: 338 yds

White: 348 yds

Hit toward trees on left because all shots drift right.

Hole #8 – par 4

Red: 275 yds

White; 290 yds

Keep right, aiming for Pine tree on right. All shots drift left.

Hole #9 – par 3

Red: 160 yds

White: 189 yds

Hit left at Tree. All shots drift right.

ENJOY!!

2018 RULES OF ED BALDWIN GOLF LEAGUE


MATCHES ARE PLAYED MONDAY’S (8:00 AM-NOON) AT CLEARVIEW GOLF CLUB, MILLBURY, MASS. LEAGUE STARTS APRIL 30TH. (SEE SEPARATE SCHEDULE)


START TIME: .MUST ARRIVE BY 8:00 AM - START AT 8:30 - MUST HAVE SCORECARD BEFORE STARTING!!

START HOLES: ALL MATCHES MUST START ON HOLE #1.

PREFERRED LIES”: FAIRWAY ONLY! MAY MOVE TO “CUT GRASS AREA” NO CLOSER TO PIN (NO PENALTY).

NO PREFERRED LIES ARE TO BE USED IN “ROUGH”OR UNCUT AREAS > PLAY AS LIESOR

MOVE AS UNPLAYABLE LIEWITH (1) STROKE PENALTY.OUT OF BOUNDS” : TO CONSERVE TIME, RED STATE RULE WILL APPLY FOR OUT OF BOUNDS SHOTS.

ANY BALL HIT BEYOND WHITE STAKES TAKE A (1) STROKE PENALTY, DROP BALL AT

APPROXIMATE POINT OF ENTRY AND CONTINUE PLAY.

LOST BALL”: (IN BOUNDS) DROP BALL CLOSE TO “BEST GUESS” AREA > (1) STROKE PENALTY

FOUND IN WOODS”: PLAYER HAS OPTION OF PLAYING “AS LIES” (NO PENALTY) OR TAKING “UNPLAYABLE

LIE” DROP BALL 2 CLUB LENGHTS FROM POINT OF ENTRY> (1) STROKE PENALTY.

FOUND” IN TALL GRASS: SAME OPTIONS AS “FOUND IN WOODS” ABOVE.

EXCEPTIONS >


WRONG GREENS, CART PATHS, OR NEAR FENCE”: DROP NO CLOSER TO PIN IF POSSIBLE > NO PENALTY

SPECIAL RULES” FOR HOLE #4: A,B,C FLIGHTS > MUST HIT FROM MEN’S TEE, IF HIT INTO WATER HAZARD, TEE AGAIN HITTING (3). AFTER TWO TRIES PLAY FROM DROP AREA NEAR LADIES TEE HITTING (5) “D” FLIGHT ONLY > OPTION OF USING MEN’S TEE, OR LADIES TEE HITTING (2). BOTH PLAYERS SHOULD AGREE WHICH TEE TO USE IN THE INTEREST OF “SPORTMANSHIP” AND “FAIRNESS”.

ON THE GREEN: AVOID MARKING BALL & JUST CONTINUE PUTTING TO HOLE OUT, WHEN ALL ON GREEN.

SCORING: COUNT ALL SWING ATTEMPTS TO HIT BALL (EVEN WHIFFS!) GOLF HONOR SYSTEM!!!

MATCH SCORING”: EACH HOLE > MARK (+) FOR WIN, (-) FOR (0) FOR LOSS, OR (0) FOR TIE.

MARK TOTAL POINTS BELOW EACH PLAYERS NAME. BOTH “SIGN” AND TURN IN CARD!

TEAM SCORING: ALL POINTS COUNTED > TOTAL TEAM POINTS DETERMINES RANKING.


FLIGHTS: EACH PLAYER IS ASSIGNED A “FLIGHT”(A,B,C,D) AS DETERMINED BY PREVIOUS YEAR SCORES.

TEAMS: EACH TEAM HAS 4 PLAYERS, ONE FROM EACH “FLIGHT”. SEE SEPARATE TEAM LIST IN SCHEDULE.

MATCHES: EACH PLAYER PLAYS OPPOSING TEAM PLAYER OF SAME “FLIGHT”. FOR THE LATE PLAYERS, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR SCORE CARDS IN THE BOX IN THE PROSHOP. LEAGUE SECRETARY WILL PICK UP PRIOR MONDAY MATCHES. IF YOU CANNOT MAKE A MATCH, CALL SECRETARY.

ALTERNATES: WILL BE USED IF YOU CALL THE SECRETARY BECAUSE YOU CANNOT PLAY. ALTERNATES

MAY ALSO BE ASSIGNED AT THE GOLF COURSE WHEN ABSENTES OCCUR.

POINTS: FOR VALID MATCHES, POINTS ACCUMULATED ON THE CARD WILL BE EDITTED AND USED.

IF NO OPPONENT SHOWS, OPPONENT EARNS ZERO POINTS AND ARRIVAL EARNS 4.5 POINTS.

IF ARRIVAL'S SCORE IS EQUAL OR LESS THAN HIS AVERAGE, HE EARNS ADDITIONAL 3 POINTS.

HANDICAPS: PLAYERS HANDICAP WILL BE BASED ON LAST 4 SCORES FROM PREVIOUS HALF AND ALL SCORES OF PRESENT HALF - HANDICAP WILL BE: (AVERAGE SCORE MINUS 35) TIMES .8

STROKES“: THE DIFFERENCE IN HANDICAPS WILL DETERMINE “STROKES” GIVEN DURING MATCHES.

THE “STROKES” WILL BE MARKED ( ) ON CARDS, BY HOLE, PRIOR TO WEEKLY MATCH.

PLAY GUIDELINES: SCORECARDS WILL BE PREPARED IN ADVANCE WITH NAMES AND “STROKES” FOR

EACH MATCH. WHEN BOTH OPPONENTS ARE AT COURSE THEY CAN EITHER PLAY ALONE

OR PREFERABLY JOIN OTHERS TO MAKE A “FOURSOME”. IN THE INTEREST OF KEEPING PLAY MOVING, PLAYERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF OTHERS ON THE COURSE AND LIMIT TIME SPENT LOOKING FOR BALLS, ETC!

ALLOW OTHERS TO “PLAY THROUGH” IF DELAY IS UNAVOIDABLE.

RAINOUTS: WILL BE CALLED ON THE COURSE BY RANKING OFFICER AVAILABLE. IF QUESTIONABLE

WEATHER, CALL ONE OF OFFICERS BEFORE LEAVING HOME.

NOTE: IF YOU CAN’T PLAY ANY WEEK, CALL JIM GALLAGHER AT 508-259-3786 PRIOR TO MONDAY SO SCORE CARD CAN BE ADJUSTED. YOU CAN ALSO CALL AN OFFICER'S CELL PHONE AT COURSE ON MONDAY:

DICK SHEA> 508-853-2024 NORM LAURIA> 508-769-9465 KEN COUTURE> 508-353-0026