WGRLQ Golf Events

What is the difference between a “game day” and a “play day”?

Game Days are scheduled on Tuesdays during the season and they include both individual and team formats. RLQCC reserves tee times for Game Days on one course (alternating courses) between 8am-10:30am. However, any Member can play in the Game Day format several tee times before and after this window on the specified course so long as she plays with other Members. Each Game Day prize purse varies per event and the prizes are funded from the WGRLQ dues. The Pro Shop will print the score cards in advance and they are to be turned into the Pro Shop after play and they will post all scores.
 
Play Days are scheduled on Thursdays during the season and are a little more casual with no specific game format assigned. WGRLQ works with RLQCC to reserve a block of tee times for these Play days. Like Game Days, they can be registered for 7 days in advance starting at 7 am.  Each player records her own score for posting purposes and Play Days qualify for Ringers and Birdies season long competitions. You may designate your round as a “practice round” by writing this on  the face of the scorecard . All golfers who played should be acknowledged and not a “no show”. Take all completed scorecards and turn them into the Pro Shop after play. The Pro staff will post all scores, unless “practice round” is written on the score card.

What type of an event is a “Mixer”?

A Mixer is a golf event that is designed to provide an opportunity for Members to be randomly paired with other Members to promote socialization among the Members. The Pro Shop will make all of the pairings. Mixers will be played with various different types of golf event formats as selected by the Tournament Chair-most Mixer formats will be fun/stress free formats such as scrambles. The total prize budget for each mixer varies and is funded by the WGRLQ dues. The event fee is for lunch and 1 specialty cocktail or 1 house wine or 1 draft beer.
 

What is a WGRLQ “Guest Day”?

Each season, WGRLQ hosts three single day Guest Days that are themed. The Guest Days are typically scheduled for early December, mid-February, and early April. The golf format is a scramble to promote fun and designed to promote pace of play. Typically, the group of four would consist of 2 members and 2 guests. However, from time to time, our Board will accept 3 guests and 1 member in a foursome of players.
The tournament is flighted for equal opportunity with at least one-third of the field being awarded prizes for their golf performance.

What is the “Fiesta de Las Damas”?

The themed Fiesta is scheduled for early to mid-March. Each WGRLQ member may invite one lady as her guest for each event.  The guest day event fee covers the cost of golf, lunch or appetizers ,the tee gift and the prizes.
 
The Fiesta de Las Damas is WGRLQ’s signature invitational event of the season!!!!! Each WGRLQ Member is entitled to invite a guest (subject to capacity restraints) for the two-person, two-day golf tournament. In addition to the two rounds of golf played during tournament, each guest is entitled to two practice rounds of golf prior to the tournament. Plus each guest’s spouse is entitled to play golf either prior to or during the tournament dates at a significantly discounted rate as well.
 
Along with the four rounds of golf, the Fiesta event fee includes a party with dinner along with breakfast and lunch for both days of golf. The fee also includes a very significant tee gift for each player. The tournament is flighted for equal opportunity with at least one-third of the field being awarded prizes for their golf performance.
 
 

What is the Birdies competition?

Birdies is a season long event and awards prizes in April. The prizes are funded by the WGRLQ dues. Each time a Member scores a gross birdie, during a qualifying Game Day ,a Play Day  or select Guest Day or Tournament event (if the format is a recordable format-i.e, Best Ball, such as the Eclectic, the Partner Challenge and the Fiesta Invitational Guest Event), she records the Birdie, date and course on the Birdies Scoring Sheet on the bulletin board. At the end of the season, the number of Birdies on each course are calculated for all participants and the event is flighted and the prizes are awarded per flight. The Pro Shop software will also track all birdies.

What is the “Ringers”competition and how would I sign up for that program?

Ringers is a season long event and awards prizes in April.The prizes are funded by WGRLQ dues. You are automatically entered into the Ringers contest the first day of play on any course during an eligible event.  The next time you play that course during a Game Day event, a Play Day event or a Guest Day or Tournament event (if the format is a recordable format-i.e, Best Ball), the Pro Shop software will enter in any hole score on which you improve. At the end of the season, the USGA computer will determine your very best score on each hole for that course as played throughout the entire season and record that score for you on each course.
 
The contest then flights the participants and prizes are awarded per flight. Prizes are awarded for both the Jones and the Pate players. You can enter the contest at any time during the season!
 
The Birdies and Ringers Competitions are eligible on the same dates and during the same time periods. The Handicap Chair will indicate which dates are available for these competitions and they will be posted on the bulletin board.

What is the “Most Improved Golfer” award?

The USGA system records the Member whose handicap has improved the most during the stipulated season for WGRQ. This awarded member must have met WGRLQ Standing Rule qualifications in order to win.
 

What is the “Eclectic” event?

The Eclectic competition is a two-person- two-day golf tournament. Any Member can pair with another Member for play. The format includes play on Tuesday and Thursday during a week. On Tuesday, the team records the one best ball from the two players (both gross and net) . On Thursday the team only records one best ball score when that score is BETTER than the team’s Tuesday score on that particular golf hole.

What is the “Partner Challenge” event?

The Partner Challenge Tournament is a two-person, two-day golf tournament. Any Member can pair with another Member for play. The format includes play on a Tuesday and Thursday during a week. The golf format for this tournament varies from year to year.