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Welcome to the 2023 golf season! This year comes with a few changes as I look to simplify our league format…

One change this year— You will be signing up for the league individually… you will not sign up with a partner. Some weeks, we will host individual games / contests… other weeks we will host team games / contests. Who you team up with will be different from week to week as you no longer need to have the same partner throughout the year. This will also take pressure off attending every single week of play.

Another change this year— we will no longer have a season-long game with accruing point totals. That said, we will be hosting a league championship at the end of the year to determine a league champion.

Additionally, to encourage weekly participation… for each week you participate, you will get one ticket thrown in to our end-of-year raffle for some cool prizes at the banquet. More weeks of participation = better chance of winning something cool! That sounds like a win-win…

Finally, this year league play will be on Tuesdays mornings at 8am only. Again, this change is implemented to simplify our league. Having the league on Tuesdays will also ensure everyone is playing in the same conditions. Please see additional league rules & regulations below:

Men's League

LEAGUE REGISTRATION:

• League registration fee is the same as last year: $75.00 per player.
• All players sign up individually. Signup by emailing Ryan at ryanvegter@abbeysprings.org.

GREENS FEE / CART FEE RATES:

• The Tuesday Morning 18-hole league greens fee rate is $70.00. This rate only applies to Men’s League members on Tuesday with the Tues. Morning group and does not include the $10 game fee.


TUESDAY GAMES:

• Tuesday date & games are outlined in the schedule. This year, all games must be played on Tuesday.
• There will be an automatic $10 weekly game charge to your member account. NEW: If you do not have a member account established, I am requiring you to have your credit card listed on file… this game fee must be paid in advance of your round along with your greens fee.
• ***Additionally, Bob Wisbey will continue to run the $5 cash side-game on Tuesday mornings. Please be mindful to bring $5 cash and provide that to Bob right away on Tuesday mornings.

SCORECARDS:

• Scorecards must be clearly marked with full name and date.
• All scorecards must be attested by another player that is not part of your team.
• All scorecards must be turned in on the same day as play immediately upon round completion.
• To qualify your score, you must turn in your scorecard into the league scorecard ‘box’. This box will be placed on the pro shop counter. For those with a WSGA handicap, all league scores will be entered and maintained by Abbey Springs Golf Course. Please do not enter your own league scores. All players with a GHIN handicap must enter their own scores each week.
• Tuesday Game winnings will be posted to the player's Golf Shop Credits.

PUTTING:

• Okay, Okay! Look… I understand. Some players love playing by the book, and others like a more laid-back approach to leagues. And everyone is passionate about it. I can only please so many wonderful people at once on this issue. That said, we’ve had a little give-and-take in regards to putting over the past few seasons and have come up with a solution that probably won’t please everybody, but (hopefully) won’t make anyone upset to the point of storming down my office door:
• All putts longer than the length of your shoe must be putt out. Putts inside the length of your shoe can be picked up.
• Anyone picking up their putt outside the length of their shoe will be disqualified for the week, no exceptions. This isn’t about me trying to be good cop / bad cop. This is simply about trying to bring consistency across the board in terms of rules. This policy still encourages good putting and should help to encourage pace of play at the same time.

HANDICAPS:

• All participating players must have an established handicap. If you do not have a handicap, you can purchase and establish one with the pro shop.
• Abbey Springs has the right to change a player’s handicap if is thought to be incorrect. Upon establishing a handicap, Abbey Springs has the right to estimate a players handicap until an official handicap is established.
• Any player thought to be falsifying or manipulating (ei. sandbagging) a handicap is up for dismissal from the league with no refund.
• Every 9 and 18 hole round you play throughout the season must be posted to your handicap, regardless if it is for league play or not (unless match play, scramble or other unique format is being played). Even if you do/don’t like your score, you are still required to post it. All rounds played at other courses must also be posted.

OTHER RULES:

• PLAY THE BALL AS IT LIES. Absolutely no rolling the ball. If your ball is embedded, you must get another team’s approval to lift clean and place. Otherwise, PLAY AS IT LIES. “Propping” or “Rolling” balls up on the grass to give yourself a better lie is strictly prohibited. If a lift, clean and place rule is implemented on a certain day, it will be communicated before the round.
• Most areas to the left and right side of the hole are staked as a hazard. As such, drop your ball along the line where your ball crossed into the hazard area. You must record a stroke for your drop, but there is no other penalty.
• All golfers must play ready-golf. No one likes a 5-hour round.
• Cheating of any manner will not be tolerated and is grounds for being dismissed from the league without reimbursement.
• I reserve the right for judgement in the event of an issue coming up that isn’t otherwise described in this document. I will do his best to make the decision that is best for the league in keeping competitive parity.

TEE DESIGNATIONS:

• AGES 18-49 (w/ index ≤ 7.0): WALNUT TEES ONLY
• AGES 18-49 (w/ index > 7.0): MAPLE TEES (WALNUT TEES OPTIONAL)
• AGES 50+: COMBO TEES (MAPLE TEES OPTIONAL)
• AGES 70+: OAK TEES (COMBO OR MAPLE TEES OPTIONAL)
• AGES 85+: ASH TEES (OAK OR COMBO OPTIONAL)

When signing up, I will ask for your to indicate your standard tee designation. In any week, if you wish to change your tee designation, please notify me so I can make those scorecard changes accordingly.

SCHEDULE SUMMARY

JUNE 6
2-PLAYER PICK YOU’RE PARTNER SCRAMBLE

JUNE 13
QUOTA

JUNE 20
STABLEFORD

JUNE 27
1-2-3-4 BETTER BALL CHALLENGE

JULY 4
NO GAME - ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY!

JULY 11
STAKE YOUR SHOT

JULY 18
TROUBLE

JULY 25
MAKE YOUR MARK

AUG 1
A-B-C -YA ON THE LEADERBOARD

AUGUST 8
CONFIDENCE POOL

AUGUST 22
BETTER-BALL STABLEFORD

AUGUST 29
SKINS W/ FLAGS

SEPTEMBER 5
RYDER CUP

SEPTEMBER 12
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP / END OF SEASON BANQUET / RAFFLE ITEMS

*DATES / GAMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
TUESDAY, JUNE 6: 2-PLAYER PICK YOUR PARTNER SCRAMBLE
You pick your own partner for this game (or sign up individually and the shop will assign you one). You and your partner will play a normal scramble format. Handicap: 35% of Golfer A's course handicap plus 15% of Golfer B's course handicap Low Gross & Net scores win.

TUESDAY, JUNE 13: QUOTA
This is an individual game. Your handicap will be subtracted from 36. This number will be the “quota” you need to beat for the day. You earn points through a Stableford format:
Eagle: 4pts Birdie: 3pts Par: 2pts Bogey: 1pt Double or worse: 0pts
Example: If you have a handicap of 12, your quota is a 24. This is the number you have to beat. If you end your round with 32 points, and you finish at +8. Highest score wins.

TUESDAY, JUNE 20: STABLEFORD
This is an individual game. Eagle: 8pts Birdie: 4pts Par: 2pts Bogey: 1pt Double or worse: 0pts Low Gross & Net scores win.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27: 1-2-3-4 BETTER BALL CHALLENGE
This is a team competition. You will be placed into teams of four. Low score wins. Net winners only.
1 best ball on holes 1-6; 2 best balls on holes 7-12
3 best balls on holes 13-17; 4 best balls on hole 18

TUESDAY, JULY 11: STAKE YOUR SHOT
This is an individual game. In “Stake Your Shot” each player receives a certain number of strokes (in this case, each player will receive 72 strokes, plus 80% of their handicap). The player will then plant their flag on the spot of their last stroke. For example, if a player has a handicap of 15, they will receive 84 strokes. On their 84th shot, they will place a flag at the spot where their shot landed. The winner is the individual who plants their flag furthest on the course.
One additional rule: You can not plant a flag past a hole that you haven’t completed…
meaning if you’re five feet short of the 7th green with one stroke left, you can’t blast the ball onto the 8th fairway.
Disclaimer: If the farthest two players both finish on the same hole, the winner is the golfer closer to the hole. This game may be flighted based on participation.

TUESDAY, JULY 18: TROUBLE
This is a 4-player team game. Teams get one point for the following throughout the round:
Lost Ball: 2 pts. Water Hazard: 1 pt Bunker: 1 pt Three-Putt: 1pt
Four-Putt: 3 pts Putt from on the green that rolls off: 3 pts
A player can erase all accumulated points on a given hole by making par. Team with the lowest combined point total wins.

TUESDAY, JULY 25: MAKE YOUR MARK
This is an individual game. There will be two longest drive markers, two closest to pin markers, and two long putt markers on the course.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1: A-B-C-YA ON THE LEADERBOARD
This is a 3-player team game. Teams will be comprised of A, B, and C flighted players, selected by the pro shop. This event is a three-player scramble event. All players must hit at least 3 tee shots. Lowest gross score wins!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8: CONFIDENCE POOL
This is an individual game. Before your round, choose your top 3 most confident golf hole #s. Lowest total wins. Scorecard will be dotted for this game... Gross & Net
1st selection (most confident hole): Multiply +/- par by 5
2nd selection (2nd most confident hole): Multiply +/- par by 3
3rd selection (3rd Most confident hole): Multiply +/- par by 2

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15: GRAND DOMINION MATCH @ ABBEY SPRINGS
This event is Abbey Springs annual match vs. Grand Dominion, a men’s group from
Steeplechase golf club. Two man teams, net best ball match play. Open to all owners, members & men’s league participants. More information to come.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22: BETTER-BALL PARTNER STABLEFORD
You pick your partner for this Stableford format. The better score on each hole between the two players will be counted and points awarded using the Stableford format. Gross & Net.
Eagle: 4pts Birdie: 3pts Par: 2pts Bogey: 1pt Double or worse: 0pts

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29: INDIVIDUAL SKINS W/ FLAGS
This game is an individual stroke play game. A skin is defined as the lowest score on a given hole (gross or net) compared to the field. If you earn a gross skin on a hole, you are not able to earn a net skin on the same hole. Gross & Net... scorecard will be dotted. Additional flag events may also be part of the competition on Tuesday.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5: RYDER CUP
Match Play format. The field will be divided into two teams. Participants from each team will face off against each other in 2 vs. 2 matches. The round will be split into three separate formats as shown below:
Hole 1-6: Scramble Holes; 7-12: Alternate Shot Holes; 13-18: Best Ball
Team with most matches won will win the contest.
 
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP, END-OF-SEASON BANQUET & RAFFLE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12


8:00AM LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
The end of year league championship will comprise of a one day stroke-play tournament. Low gross & net scores win. This competition will have divisions… based upon participation.

12:30PM END-OF-SEASON BANQUET
It’s a tradition at the end of each season to do a banquet following golf with a delicious
lunch, along with some fellowship & camaraderie with other golfers. The event usually
has a small fee but the banquet itself (meal TBD) is on the house!

1:15PM END-OF-SEASON RESULTS / RAFFLE
To encourage weekly participation, we will have an end-of-year raffle. This will take
place sometime during the banquet. For every week you turn a scorecard in, you will get a ticket entered into the raffle. More scorecards entered = greater chance of winning the raffle. Must be present to win!

Ladie's League

Are you ready for another summer of golf, laughs and friendships?  Please plan on joining us for our 26th year of ladies league golf at one of Wisconsin’s most beautiful courses.  Annual membership dues will be $60 which makes you eligible for weekly play, cash awards, games and the season ending luncheon.  The fees also include you in the CHIP IN pot (non-scramble league play days only) and the end of season luncheon.

Our season kick-off event will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 9:00 am.  Please plan on joining our congenial continental breakfast held in the banquet room.  We will be sharing important information about our season, special events and hear from Dan Dlabal regarding the course, play and rules updates.  

Not only are we a group of ladies who enjoy the sport of golf, we also embrace the opportunities to give back to our community.  This year will again provide a chance to show our compassion and care.  On June 26th we will be collecting needed items for the Lakeland Animal Shelter.  August 7th will be our Charity Guest Day.  New Beginnings (Women shelter in Elkhorn) will be our charity of choice again this season!

Here is another reason to join our fun and FLEXIBLE league.  Any 9 hole member is always welcome to join the18 hole group any week and the same goes for any 18 hole member to just play 9 holes.

May 20            Opening Breakfast 9:00am (Banquet Hall)
June 5            Welcome Back Scramble 9 and 18 holes (OPTIONAL luncheon)
June 12            Bookends    
June 19-21        Dancing Chix on the Run
June 26            Lakeland Animal Shelter 

July 3            NO LEAGUE
July 10            18 HOLE 1-2-3 on 5-4-3…9 HOLE Mutt and Jeff 2 on 5’s  2 on 3’s
July 17            Theme Day (TBD) (OPTIONAL luncheon)
July 24            3 Clubs and a Putter
July 31            Solheim Cup (OPTIONAL luncheon)

August 7        Charity Guest Day (Lunch Included)
August 14        2 Best Balls (NET)
August 21        Lowest putts (9 HOLE SHOTGUN ONLY 7:30 am)
August 28        Blind Partners  

September 4        NO LEAGUE
September 11        Dice Game
September 18        End of Year Scramble and Luncheon
Robin Jeffers and Beth Etchingham – Co - Chairs
Joyann Beers – Treasurer
Michelle Keller – Secretary
Sue Wendt – 9 Hole Representative

Junior Golf

Junior Golf Classes

Let's Play Nine Holes
Ages 13-18


Join PGA Professional Jack Shoger in this new program designed to take
students a step further in their golf journey! Instruction will include more playing time on the course. Improving scores, proper etiquette when playing and analyzing your play to help focus on areas of improvement. A limited supply of clubs are available to those that are in need.

Days: Sundays
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Dates: May 5th - June 2nd (No May 26th)
Fee: $200 ($80 Green Fee is included in this price)

Sign up in advance at www.bigfootrecreation.org.
 

Abbey Springs Junior League Golf

Abbey Springs Junior League begins in May
  • Weekly practice on the practice facility and on the course
  • Starting mid May through July
  • Costs per Junior $450 for entire season
  • This is a more intensive program designed to teach all aspects of the game of golf. 
  • Programs are designed to group similar ages and abilities. New for this season - format will be small group only (4 or less similar ability students at a time)
  • There will be a limited number of spots available for this program. Juniors will be accepted until the team is filled.
  • For more information email:  jackshoger@abbeysprings.org

Individual and Small Group Golf Lessons for Juniors

Lessons can be made by appointment for one…or groups of juniors.  Programs for small groups has become very popular in recent seasons.  For juniors to learn at their own pace in a relaxed environment…Small groups can be a very economical way to learn the game of golf.
 
Lesson fees for Juniors will be $62.50 for 40 minutes of instruction (this is half the adult rate).  In a small group format…each additional junior can attend at half the single rate.

For more information contact PGA Professional Jack Shoger by email: jackshoger@abbeysprings.org