Here is an update for the 2023 season, from your President,
"His Handsome-ness", Arlan Marrs (posted January 12)
Welcome to your 2023 League. The board has been working on changes for the 2023 season. I want to let you know what we are planning for this year. Give me your questions, and feedback before we finalize these changes.
1- Dues will increase to $200 for renewals and $220 for new memberships. This will include the $10 hole in one fee, and your GHIN registration, which the CGA has increased this year. This increase will allow us to put more money back into the tournaments for food, drink, and payouts.
A- Membership sign-up will use the same EMS online signup we use for tournaments.
MEMBERSHIP SIGNUP (available now)
2- Change the Handicap Index breaks for the flights.
A- The Black flight will increase to 5.9 and below
B- Gold Flight will be 6 to 11.9
C- Blue Flight 12 to 19.9 We may Narrow this flight down so more players are in the Gold and White flights
D- White Flight will be 20.0 and above
3- The Club Championship will be moved to September 16 & 17
The proposed format will change to a points system based on Participation in Tournaments and Performance in Thursday play. The points system will be the same as the shootout points, but will be for all play up to September 1st.
The top 8 players in each flight with the most points, will play on day one a match (1 vs 8 etc). The 4 winners of the match play in each flight will play an 18 hole stroke play on day 2 for the club championship for each flight.
The reasons for this change are.
A- Moving the tournament to September will get the tournament away from the back to school crunch.
B - By earning points until September, Thursday play will continue to be important.
C- By using the points system the Club Champion will be from players that have Participated in the club tournaments and have performed well in Thursday play.
D- In past years it has been difficult to get 40 players for the tournament. With this format we will have 32 players, the top point earners in each flight for day one, and 16 players for day two.
4- The Tournament schedule will have one tournament each month. The final schedule dates will be out soon.
5- Tony Kot has a plan to improve Pace of Play details will follow.
(just click below on available tourneys)
We will post registration link(s) here
as tourneys become available
everyone should know
What your money goes for when you join the Men’s Club
The money for GHIN goes to the CGA to register your GHIN number.
The rest of the money goes to pay for operating costs of the Men’s Club and paying for
drinks and food at some of the tournaments.
Also, the Men’s Club adds money to the payouts for some of the tournaments and buys the
trophies for the Championship. Members must pay for Tournaments and Thursday play
in order to win skins and placement monies. If you do not pay to play in the event, then
your score(s) will not be sent to CGA and there is no chance to win any money.
Online tournament sign-up
Easier for you, easier for our counter!
We will have each MC tourney available on Saddlebacks Mens Club online store.
Pass Holders and Employees will have to sign up at the Pro Shop
Thursday league play is all day (given you are playing with another member).
There are two games played each Thursday.
An entry fee of $5 is mandatory for the Thursday tournament to be a participant.
An optional Skins play (Gross and Net) is available for a $10 entry.
Skins entry is for both Gross & Net
Gross skins is based on your score for each hole.
If you receive a birdie on ahole and no one else in your flight does, you win a skin.
If you have a birdie on a hole and someone else has a birdie on the same hole,
THAT skin is then “covered up” and becomes a wash.
One tie all tie.
Net skins wins are the same as Gross skins
except your handicap is applied to the holes played.
Mens’ Club tournaments are played in two scoring formats
Stroke Play- “You verses the field”.
You are playing against all other members in your flight,
your cumulative score will be used at the end of your round
Match Play- “You verses your opponent”
This playing field is much smaller,
typically just you against one other opponent
The Best Men's Club in the country
We have about 200 'above-average' men in our club
How about some Thursday play (anytime?)
...not just a block of t-times that may or may not work for you!
How about a Member/Guest with over $50,000 in the Calcutta pot?
(plus, it raised almost $10,000 for a local Veteran's charity)
How about a competitive field from 3 sets of t-boxes?
GOLD, BLUE, and WHITE
How about 11 weekend tournaments throughout the 2020 season?
How about payouts for Net and Gross placements
as well as both
Net and Gross skins?