Twilight League Thu 4/25 - Thu 8/22
|Description:||Teams compete in individual / team match play|
|Award:||Cash prizes to all playoff teams|
Individual / Team Match Play
- The field will consist of 24 teams (divided into two 12 team divisions), who will play 17 weeks of match play on Thursdays. There will be three weeks of playoff matches after the regular season. Playoff matches will determine 1st thru 8th place.
- There is no Twilight League on July 14th due to the Healy Classic.
- Entry fee will be $425 per team. There is no fee to be listed as a substitute.
- There will be a mid-season BBQ for all twilight league participants. The date will be published once The Lawn is up and running.
Twilight League Rules
- A Twilight League player must be a current member of the OGC in good standing and have a current USGA handicap. All current members of the OGC are eligible to be a substitute. The Substitute List within the Twilight League Member List should be utilized when your team needs a substitute player, as these members have expressed an interest in participating.
- League matches are played according to USGA, Wilmette Golf Club, and OGC rules from the gold tees. Handicaps will be adjusted according to guidelines of the USGA Handicap System.
- Twilight League competition is individual match play where one player competes against another player. Members of the same team are not partners in Twilight League matches. During a match, no one can provide any counsel or suggestion that could influence a player in determining his play, the choice of club or the method of making a stroke, this includes reading putts. Giving or asking for advice will result in the loss of the hole.
- Spectators will be allowed to follow Twilight League matches. Please refrain from disrupting play or providing assistance to your teammates or it may result in the loss of the hole for your team. In this case, the spectator will no longer be allowed to follow the match on the golf course and should return to the clubhouse. No caddies are allowed in the Twilight League.
- All putts must be holed out unless the hole or a stroke is conceded.
- Each individual match will compete for 20 points: 2 points for winning a hole or 1 point for tying a hole, and 2 points for winning the match or 1 point for each player if the match ends in a tie.
- Twilight League handicaps are halved and rounded up to the nearest whole number. The low handicap players from each team are opponents as are the respective higher handicap players. Handicap strokes are applied where appropriate and points are awarded on all scores net of handicap.
- It is each team’s responsibility to provide two players for every match. If one or both players from a team do not show up for a match and do not provide substitute player(s), the team will be penalized -5 points per man. The opposing team or player begins at +6 points and will play against the card starting on Hole 1 through Hole 9. The player(s) will be able to win a maximum of 20 points. Any points over 20 will not be awarded. There will be no extra points awarded for a win. When playing the card, a net birdie or better is worth 2 points, a net par is worth 1 point, and a net bogey or worse is worth 0 points.
- If an opponent arrives after his match has already started, he may join the match up to the start of the fourth hole. He will have lost all the holes for which he was not present and the points will be awarded to his opponent. Once the group completes teeing off on the fourth hole, the late player may join the group but will not have any status in the match. He will be penalized -5 points. His opponent shall continue playing against the card.
- Pace of Play - You are expected to complete your weekly match in two hours and ten minutes, and finish the match within nine minutes of the group preceding yours. Failure to do so can result in a -5 point penalty for both teams in the match.
- It is the responsibility of every player to check their Twilight League scorecard for accuracy once nine holes are completed. All scores and points are final once the scorecard has been turned in to a Twilight League committee member or Pro Shop personnel at the end of the round. Twilight committee members are Kelley Kruger, Tony Maruska, Ron Thurber, Tim Boudos or Chris Delaney.
- It is the responsibility of every player to post his nine hole score at the end of the round on the CDGA handicap system in the Pro Shop or online via the CDGA website at https://www.cdga.org/
- Regular season points tiebreaker will be determined by:
- Winner of the regular season match
- Most points won within the division
- Most points won against the other division
- Playoff matches ending in a tie will be determined by playing extra holes. Play resumes on hole #1 and continues sequentially until a winner is determined.