General League Information:

    Where and When:

      Tam O'Shanter Golf Course, Monday afternoons/evenings, 4:00 — 6:00 pm
        Greens Fees:  $12 walking, additional $5 for riding cart

    Important Dates for the Season:

      Practice Rounds:  April 16 and April 23
                — new players must play both to establish a handicap.
      First Week of League Play:  April 30
      Memorial Day:  May 28 — we'll play this day or you can turn in a golf-out for the week
      Last Week of First Half:  June 25
      First Week of Second Half:  July 2
      Mid-Season Outing/Field Day:  Sunday, July 8 (details to come...)
      Last Week of Season:  August 27
      End-Of-Season League Outing:  Sunday, September 16 — Castle Hills Golf Course – details to be announced later this summer.

League Rules of Play:

    Tees Used for League Rounds:

      Ladies play from the Red tee markers.  Men age 61 and younger play from the White tee markers.  Men age 62 and older play from the Yellow tee markers.

    Maximum Score per Hole:

      Maximum score on any hole is 3 TIMES PAR.  Pick up after this many strokes on a hole.  You can take an X on any hole without losing your matches, because that's just one hole, and under Match Play you can still win a match with X's on holes.

    Warm-up Tee Shot on First Hole of Round:

      On your FIRST hole of your round (ONLY on the first hole!), you may play two shots from the tee and choose the better of the two balls.  From that point on, you must play each shot from where it ends up.  You cannot "save" the "mulligan" to be used anywhere on the course — it only applies to the first shot of the round.  If you like your first tee ball, you don't have to hit a second one.

    Touching the Ball in Play (adjusting your lie):

      NO FLUFFING OR SETTING UP the ball in the rough or around the green is permitted!  You may improve your lie in your OWN FAIRWAY ONLY!  A violation of this rule will result in a score of X on the hole where the violation occurs.  In other words, we play Winter Rules in our own fairway.

    Gimmie Putts:

      All putts should be holed out.  To speed play, if a ball ends up "within the leather" (8 inches or less from the hole), the putt may be given to the player if all the other players in the group agree.  But no gimmies that are longer than 8 inches!  It's not fair to the rest of the league.

    Death Valley Rule:

      In order to speed up play, if you hit into Death Valley TWICE from the tee, you MUST pick up your ball and take it to the green, placing it on the farthest point of the green from the hole.  You are lying 5, putting for 6.

    Out-of-Bounds or Lost Ball:

      To speed up play, we play out-of-bounds or lost balls like a lateral water hazard.  Drop a ball as near as possible to the spot where the ball was lost or went out of bounds, and add one penalty stroke to your score.  Search limit:  5 minutes.

    Golf-Outs:

      If you cannot play on league night in any week, please GOLF OUT.  Golf-outs must be played with another member of the league.  All golf-outs must be completed by the Sunday following the league night that was missed.  Leave your scorecard in Tam O'Shanter's golf-out box.  Be sure to play the correct nine (front or back) and to sign the league book.  You may also bank golf-out scores in advance anytime. Mark the card “Golf-out” and put the date on it.  Banked golf-outs will be used in reverse-date order — most recent posted golf-out score for the nine played that week will be used.

      If you show up and play on a league Monday, you MUST use the score from that round for that week's play.  You cannot decide to not turn in a score you don't like and use a golf out later that week.  If you play on a Monday in a league round, that's your league score for that week.

Golf League Weekly Events:

    League Match Play:

      Every player will be assigned to a flight at the beginning of each half of the season, ranked by handicap — there will be approximately 6 to 10 players per flight.  Each week you will compete in a 9-hole match against ALL of the other players in your flight.  The winner of each match will be determined by MATCH PLAY (your net score on each hole compared to the net score of your opponent), with each match worth one point.  Total points earned during each half of league competition will determine prize winners for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place within each flight.  Click on this link to see a detailed example and explanation of how weekly matches are scored in the league using net scores on each hole.

    Optional Weekly Skins Games:

      There will be a Gross Skins Game with separate prize pools for men and women, and also a Net Skins Game each week with separate prize pools for men and women.  It costs $2 per week to be in the Gross Skins Game, and $2 per week to be in the Net Skins Game – you can play Gross only, Net only or both if you pay the proper amount for that week. You put your $2 or $4 into the skins box each week you wish to be part of the Skins Game(s).  Golf-out scores may NOT be used in the Skins Games – you must play on league night to compete for Skins.  Winnings are calculated after the round, and payouts are made the week after league play, in an envelope with the player's name in the skins box.

      For convenience, some players choose to pay for the full season of skins in advance ($36 for gross, $36 for net, $72 for both).  If you pay in advance, you will automatically be put on the skins sheet every week; if paying weekly, please sign the Skins Game sheet in the league display area each week you play Skins.  If paying Skins in advance, just add $36 (or $72 for both gross and net games) to your normal league dues.  Skins are optional – there is no requirement to be in the Skins Game(s).

    Optional Season-Long Eagles Club:

      To participate in this optional league competition, you must pay an additional $18 along with your dues money (that’s $1 per week).  We'll keep track of all gross eagles made by members of the Eagles Club throughout the season, and at the end of the year, the Eagles' Club pot will be split as many ways as there are eagles. Golf-outs will not count for the Eagles Club.

    Weekly Fun Events:

Dues/Fees:

    League Dues for Basic Membership Level:

      $45.00 → the dues will cover prizes for league play in flights in both halves of the season, the mid-season outing, our end-of-year outing.

    League Dues for Plus Membership Level:

      $55.00 → this covers everything described in the Basic Level above, plus enters the member in the Weekly Fun Games competition for Tam O'Shanter Gift Certificates.

    Prepaid Skins:

      $36.00 for Gross Skins only; $36 for Net Skins only; $72 for both Gross and Net Skins→ in addition to the normal league dues.

    How to pay your dues / join the league:

      Send a check payable to "Jess's Monday Night Golf League" for the league dues (and the additional amount(s) if you choose to enter the Eagles Club and/or prepay for Skins) to this address:
        Michele Means
        334 Forker Blvd.
        Sharon, PA   16146