2019 Wednesday Night 9 Hole Golf League
This year’s league will consist of two person teams in two divisions. The divisions will be based on the combined handicap indexes of the partners as of the 4-15-19 handicap update.
We will accept a maximum of 32 teams for this year’s league.
Players sign up with a partner or you may sign up individually as a substitute.
The league’s regular season is scheduled to begin on Wednesday May 1st. Matches will not be played Wednesday July 3.
Each team will play every other team in their division once. There are 2 weeks built in for rain outs. The Playoffs will begin Wednesday August 21st.
If there are 3 or more rain days, the regular season matches will be pushed back. We will complete the regular season matches and the playoffs will begin the week after the end of the regular season.
All regular season matches will be played on Wednesday evenings with a 5:00 shotgun
The first two rounds of the Playoffs will begin @ 4:45
An entry fee of $95 per player and a $25 handicap fee will be collected with each team’s entry. This fee will be used for year-end prizes for the regular season and playoffs, championship plaques and the end of the season cocktail & appetizers event.
Entry deadline is Wednesday March 27th or the first 32 paid entries. A meeting for all teams will be held on Wednesday April 10 @ 6pm at the Odessa clubhouse.
A fee of $28 per player will be collected each Wednesday evening for the golf fees. Range balls will be included with this fee. This fee will not apply to Odessa National members.
Odessa Associate members will receive a $5 discount.
An optional fee of $5 (cash only) will be collected each week for closest to the hole events. These events will be a cash payout.
Each week, each team will play a match against another team in their division.
Player “A” will play a singles match against the other team’s player “A”. This match will be worth 1 point.
Player “B” will play a singles match against the other team’s player “B”. This match will be worth 1 point.
Player “A” and player “B” will also play a better ball of partners match against the other team’s player “A” and “B”. This match will be worth 1 point.
All halved matches will split the 1 point.
Once a singles match has been completed a new match will begin for the remaining holes worth a 1/4 point for each hole (regular season only).
Teams will accumulate points throughout the regular season for year-end prizes and seeding positions for the playoffs.
If a player can’t make the Wednesday evening match, he or she or their partner are responsible to arrange for a substitute. If they can’t find a substitute please contact the golf shop for assistance. The Golf Shop staff may assign a last minute substitute for a match to avoid a forfeit situation.
Original team members are responsible for notifying the Odessa golf staff as soon as possible when a substitute is being used.
A substitute list will be updated weekly.
Each player will be limited to 5 substitutes during the regular season.
A team may use 2 substitutes during a match.
Depending on the size of the league, a team may have a bye week. A current member of the league who has a bye week may be a substitute only if they are a substitute for the other division.
Substitutes will not be permitted during the playoffs.
All substitutes must have an established USGA handicap.
If a substitute does not have a USGA handicap they will play at a 0 handicap for the match.
If a player, partner or substitutes do not show up for a match all related points will be forfeited. This could be a total of 5 points if neither player shows up.
All players must have a USGA /online handicap to be verified prior to the beginning of the season.
If a player does not have a current handicap he/she will have to play and post a minimum of five 9 or 18-hole rounds at any regulation golf course in order to determine an appropriate handicap. Maximum handicap is 16 for 9 holes.
The five rounds must be completed and posted by April 14.
This handicap will be used for the first week of the League.
After the first week your League handicap will be calculated on League scores only. Each week the Committee will apply the Equitable Stroke Control, post all scores and calculate the handicaps for weekly play.
League handicaps will be updated every week.
After the third week of the League your handicap will be frozen. You handicap may go down but may not go higher than any of the first 3 week updates.
All matches, singles and team will be played 90% off the low handicap.
Players are still responsible for posting all league scores and any other scores during the golf season to their DSGA handicap accounts.
The DSGA handicaps will be updated the 1st & 15th of each month, April 1st through November 15th.
All matches will be played under the USGA Rules of Golf.
All matches will be played under Match Play rules.
All matches will be played from the white tees for men and the red tees for women.
Any male player age 60 and older with a combined age and white tee course handicap of 85 and higher will have the option to play from the gold tee markers. Handicaps will be adjusted down 1 stroke.
Any player who scores a gross par or better on a hole and receives 2 strokes may only better his / her score by 1 stroke.
If you are eligible for the gold tees you must play from the gold tees each match.
If a ball may be lost outside a "Penalty Area" or out of bounds please play a provisional ball. Prior to hitting your provisional ball make sure your opponent knows you are hitting a provisional ball.
If there is a rules infraction or you think there is a rules infraction, it is the opposing player/team’s responsibility to address the infraction as soon as the information is known.
All rules decisions will be made at the completion of the match.
Starting time for all regular season matches is a 5:00 shotgun.
Playoff matches will begin @ 4:45.
All players should be at their golf carts ready to go 10 minutes prior to the shotgun start.
We will alternate front and back nine each week.
Pace of Play
A good Pace of Play is very important for an enjoyable round of golf. All players are expected to maintain a good Pace of Play.
Two hours and fifteen minutes is the recommended pace for a nine hole round. Remember, you are permitted to concede putts.
This League is meant to be competitive as well as enjoyable and fun!
Rain / Darkness
Matches will be played unless the course is unplayable or there is dangerous weather in the area.
All matches become official after 5 holes have been completed.
If a match is canceled because of weather that scheduled match will be played the following week and all other matches will be pushed back one week.
Playoff matches that are rained out will be rescheduled and completed prior to the following Wednesday matches if possible.
The top 12 teams from each division (total points) at the end of the regular season will qualify for the playoffs.
The top 4 teams from each division from the regular season will have a bye in the first round.
The semi-finals and finals will be 18-hole matches. Date and time to be determined by the participants.
Tie breakers for the playoff seeding will be determined by total points of the team’s head to head match. Then total individual points of head to head match. Then total team points of the head to head match. The final tie breaker if needed will be a coin flip.
Ties for money positions will be split evenly.
If a playoff match ends in a tie (points) the match will continue in sudden death as a better ball of partners match only.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 12 teams and ties in each division during the regular season (total points) and the top four teams in the playoffs. All prizes will be Odessa National gift cards.
Thank you for your participation!
We look forward to a great season.
(Based on 30 teams)
1st. $225 + Champions Plaque
Congratulations to our 2018 Wednesday Night League Champions!
Michael Elias and Jeff Wynne
2017 Wednesday Night League Champions
Jim Wonchoba and Sean Lawrence