?The Villages Men's Golf Club has over 400 golf enthusiasts who love the game and enjoy socializing and competing with others that share their common passion. Through this site you will find information about membership, breaking news, upcoming tournaments, latest results, new members and Home & Home events.

 

Player of the Year & Ryder Cup Qualification 2020

Given the fun and popularity of the Ryder Cup event, our Points System is all New in 2020!!

  • Points will be awarded for Player of the Year based on Individual Scores only from four events.
  • The Player of the Year will qualify for the Ryder Cup along with 21 other golfers per combination of individual and team event performance.
  • The Team event point scale has been improved to give 4-man team events a more meaningful impact (see table below for points distribution).
  • Participation points will not be awarded this year. Points are awarded for WELL PLAYED GOLF ONLY.

and Now the Important Part:

THE FIRST EVENT IS COMING UP …PRESIDENT’S DAY TOURNAMENT ON FEBRUARY 8TH

Get your 4-man team together and prepare to sign up when registration opens on January 25th

 

2020 Changes to the Handicap System

Effective January 1st, 2020

Immediate Impact: What is your Postable Score for each round played?

This is a change from the current ESC system of “maximum double, 7, 8, or 9, based on handicap.”

NEW: The maximum score on any hole, for posting purposes, is NET double-bogey.

1. You must adjust the GROSS score on all holes (if greater than NET double), AND

2. Then adjust your Total POSTABLE score prior to posting

This means you must know “where your strokes lie” and “dot your card” accordingly. Most members who regularly play in team games and/or match play are familiar with this process. If you have questions about how to adjust, please contact any member of the Men’s Club Handicap Committee:

  • David Bacigalupi baci1786@aol.com 408-691-7474
  • Gary Chappell garymchappell@comcast.net 408-677-4153
  • Jim Seymour j1mseymour@sbcglobal.net 408-930-8299

For the 0-9 handicap players, the “GROSS double” no longer applies. If you stroke on a hole, the maximum postable score is now a GROSS Triple (NET double). If you stroke on #6, your max is now 6, not 5. Likewise, on #3, #12, #18, etc. if you stroke, the max is now 7, not 6. BE AWARE.

For the 10-19 handicap players, the “maximum GROSS 7” no longer applies. With a stroke on #6, your max is now 6, not 7. On the non-stroke holes like #4, #11, #7, #14, the max is NET double (max 5 on the par 3’s, max 6 on the par 4’s). On your stroke holes, the par 4’s are still max 7, BUT with a stroke on a par 5 it is now a max 8, not 7. If you’re a 19 with 2 strokes on #3, it’s now a max 8! BE AWARE.

For the 20-29 handicap players, the “maximum GROSS 8” no longer applies. With a stroke on #6, your max is now 6, not 8 (25-29 with 2 strokes = max 7). Two strokes on the longer par 4’s (#3, #12, #18, etc.) still allows a maximum 8, but pay attention to the shorter par 4’s where you only get 1 stroke and a max 7, not 8. BE AWARE.

For the 30-39 handicap players, the “maximum GROSS 9” no longer applies. With 2 stokes on #6, the max is now 7, not 9. Likewise, on the par 4 holes, the max is now 8, not 9. (Unless you get 3 strokes on #3, #5, or #12, when the max is 9) On the par 5’s, the max is now 8, not 9. BE AWARE.

For the 40 and above handicap players, “Dot your card” and BE AWARE of the new rules.

A quick discussion about ”picking-up”, an “x score”, etc.

Unless you are playing in a competition where the total score (gross or net) is used to determine the outcome, there will be some holes where you cannot make a score equal to “maximum postable”. Considering Pace of Play, it is best to “pick-up” and record an “x score” (maximum postable score).

Use the above guidelines to record the maximum postable score on those holes for posting purposes.

There will be another posting soon to discuss the impact on match play, conceded holes, team play scores, “out of the hole”, etc. and how to record your hole score and final “postable score”.

 

Upcoming Men's Golf Club Events

February 8th
President's Day Tournament

Click HERE for event details.
To see a listing of ALL Men's Golf Club tournaments for 2020, click HERE

 

2020 Home & Home Tournaments

For the full schedule of 2020 events, click HERE or check the posting room.

If you have questions about the 2019 Home and Home Program:

 

Welcome 2019 New Members
Maybe one is living in your neighborhood or right next door. Give them a call if you have a slot in your foursome or are looking for a playing partner. Click HERE to see a list of all 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015 new members.

January 2019

James Handyside, 7202 Via Carrizo
Clayton Krinard, 5318 Cribari Glen
John Juracich, 8054 Chardonnay Court
George Cornwell, 6055 Mondgomery Bend
Charlie Tran, 8354 Charbono Court
Herb Thompson, 7810 Prestwick Circle

February 2019

Bob Mandell, 9043 Village View

May 2019

James Livingstone, 8696 Lomas Azules Court

June 2019

Rick Tobler, 7387 Via Laguna
Dan Hernandez, 8022 Pinot Noir Court
Eddie Taituha, 6208 Wehner Way

July 2019

Brian Sullivan, 8686 Lomas Azules Pl.
Tom Wilson, 9006 Village View Drive

September 2019

Mike Spencer, 7388 Via Laguna

October 2019

Kurt Pagnini, 7945 Caledonia Drive

November 2019

Ted Escobar, 6102 Montgomery Court
Michael Bailey, 8382 Riesling Way
Brian Tract, 7526 Morevern Circle
Gordon Carbonetti, 8245 Claret Court

December 2019

Pete Duke, 6230 Gerdts Drive
Joe Beltrano, 7767 Beltrane Drive
Karl Reid, 8375 Riesling Way
Len Townsend, 8825 Wine Valley Circle

 

Congratulation to Hole-In-One and Eagle Shooters!!

Hole-In-One

Ted Escobar - Hole #11 on December 14th, 2019 (Holiday Tournament)

Ron Burke - at Seascape on November 15th, 2019 - Hole #12

Victor Castillo - Hole #4 on October 12th, 2019 (Fall Classic Tournament)

Dennis Conway - at Tahoe Donner on September 6th, 2019

Gordon Knapp - Hole #6 on July 15th, 2019

Nick Corsello - at Madison CC, Madison CT, on June 21st, 2019

Eagle Shooters

Larry Angel, #2 on December 30th

Mike Tuft, #16 on December 18th

Willie Weisend, #13 on November 13th

Brad Baldinger, #9 on November 10th

Dave Needham, #2 on October 16th

Dale Baird, #1 on September 29th

Brad Baldinger, #2 on September 18th

Bong Chang, #13 on September 18th

Brad Baldinger, #2 on July 17th

Chad McDougal, #10 on July 13th

Bob Dando, #2 on June 29th

Dave Dimmick, #1 on June 20th

Michael Tuft, #16 on June 12th

Mark Garcia, #16 on June 8th

John Thomas, #18 on June 5th

Mickey Adelman, #14 on June 2nd

David Gonzales, #2 on May 25th

Brad Baldinger, #16 on May 1st

Mark Garcia, #16 on April 22nd

David Gonzales, #2 on April 14th

David Gonzales, #12 on April 7th

Mickey Adelman, #9 on April 4th

Bob Dolci, #7 on March 19th

David Gonzales, #16 on February 16th

Chon Gallegos, #7 on January 12th

 

Membership and events are for The Villages Golf and Country Club residents and their guests.