General League Information:

    Where and When:

      Tam O'Shanter Golf Course, Tuesday evenings, 4:30 — 6:00 pm
        Greens Fees:  $12 walking, additional $5 for riding cart

    Important Dates for the Season:

      Practice Rounds:  April 11 and April 18
                — new players must play both to establish a handicap.
      First Week of League Play:  April 25
      Last Week of First Half:  June 20
      Mid-Season Scramble:  June 27
      4th of July Holiday:  no league play this day
      First Week of Second Half:  July 11
      Last Week of Season:  September 5
      League Outing:  September 10 or September 17(Sunday) — details and location to be announced later this summer.

Golf League Weekly Events:

    League Match Play:

      Every player will be assigned to a flight, 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.


      If you cannot play on league night in any week, please GOLF OUT.  All golf-outs must be completed by the Saturday 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 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.

    Skins Games:

      There will be a Gross Skins Game and a Net Skins Game each week with separate prize pools for men and women.  The Gross Skins Game uses gross scores only (no handicap used), while the Net Skins Game uses the gross score minus handicap strokes on each hole.  You have the option of paying $2 into the skins box each week, or you may pay for the full season of skins in advance ($36). If you pay in advance, you will automatically be put on the skins sheet every week; if paying weekly, please sign the skins sheet at the front counter each week.  Golf outs will not count for skins.  If paying skins in advance, just add $36 to your dues check (or $72 if you want to prepay for both Gross Skins and Net Skins).

    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:

      We’ll offer a weekly contest for a great prize — a $12 gift certificate to Tam O’Shanter — that's equal to one nine-hole greens fee!  So there's a free round of golf up for grabs each week!  You will play your normal game each week for league points and skins; the fun event is an extra game that will be worked out after the round is completed.  Ties in a Weekly Fun Event will be broken by league handicap — higher handicap wins.  Some of these events favor the lower handicappers, while others favor higher handicappers; so everyone can get in on the fun!  Here are some ideas for the weekly fun events (dates subject to change):
      April 25: Fewest Putts July 11: Playing a match against Captain Bogey
      May 2: Throw out 2 worst net scores July 18: Fewest Putts
      May 9: Best Poker Hand with net scores July 25: Closest score to 25 after 7 holes on 7/25
      May 16: Most Drives in Fairway Aug 1: The Elimination Challenge
      May 23: Drop out with a net bogey or worse Aug 8: 33-24-15 Tournament
      May 30: Most Gross and Net 5's and 3's Aug 15: Fewest Drives in the Fairway
      June 6: Most One-Putt Greens Aug 22: Modified Stableford Tournament
      June 13: Old Man Par as your partner Aug 29: Everyone in a Sudden-Death Playoff
      June 20: Each hole more important than the last Sept 5: Saving your Best for Last

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.

    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.

    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.  However, if a player is competing in the Skins Game, no putt for a score of par or better should be conceded/given!


      Rainouts will be designated by Tam O'Shanter course personnel.  If 50% of all the members of the league turn in scores for that day (including golf-outs), then it is considered a valid round for the league.


      Regular League Dues:

        $65.00 → the dues will cover prizes, hot dog fun night, our end-of-year outing, and if money is left, a portion of our annual Christmas Party.

      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.

      Eagles Club:

        $18.00 → in addition to the normal league dues.

      How to pay your dues / join the league:

        Send a check payable to "Not Just Bogeys 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:
          Janice Schwanbeck
          505 Fairbrook Way
          Sharpsville, PA   16150