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 is approximately $175 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 non-competitive. Each player records her own score for posting purposes or can play in a group and designate her round as a “practice round”. Play Days are not competitive and do not qualify for any prizes. One score card should be completed for the foursome and turned into the Pro Shop after play and they will post all scores.

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 is approximately $1000 and is funded by the WGRLQ dues. The event fee includes lunch and beverages after golf.

What is a WGRLQ “Guest Day”?

Each season, WGRLQ hosts 3 Guest Days and its’ signature invitational event - The Fiesta de Las Damas.  The Guest Days are typically scheduled for early December, mid February and early April. The Fiesta is scheduled for early to mid March. Each WGRLQ member may invite one lady as her guest for each event. The guest receives a complimentary round of golf which is a $130 value. The guest day event fee covers the cost of the lunch and beverages, the tee gift and the prizes. Each guest day is a themed event and the formats are generally fun team event formats.

What is the “Fiesta de Las Damas” event and how do I sign up?

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 tournament. The format includes play on Wednesday and Thursday of the tournament week. The first day of play is generally Better Ball and is recorded as a Tournament Score for each player. Each guest is entitled to 2 practice rounds and her spouse is entitled to play at a significantly discounted rate as well. The golf value of the Fiesta is substantial, representing a $520 value for 4 rounds of golf, considering practice and event participation.
 
The Fiesta event fee includes the cocktails/dinner appetizers at the opening party on Tuesday night as well as breakfast for both play days, and lunch and beverages for both play days. The fee also includes a very significant tee prize for each player.
 
RLQCC provides significant monetary support for the event including a DJ at the opening party, decorations and staffing support. The prize purse for the Fiesta is approximately $4000 which is funded in part from the WGRLQ dues. The tournament is flighted for equal opportunity, at least 1/3 of the field is awarded prizes and both low gross and low net performances are equally awarded.

How can I find a guest for one of the WGRLQ Guest Days if I don’t have someone to invite?

You may contact the Guest Day chairs or the Pro Shop for guest suggestions.
 
WGRLQ as established a Guest Day Data Base for WGRLQ Members who would like to play in other desert country club Guest Days and a Data Base for other desert country club women who would like to play in WGRLQ Guest Events. Please contact the Pro Shop to seek a guest from the data base or to add your name to the external guest day data base.
 
Your guest may be a Rancho La Quinta property owner. If that guest is also a RLQCC golf member, she is entitled to attend one guest day per season. If that guest is not a RLQCC golf member, she may attend more than one guest day.
 

What is the Birdies competition?

Birdies is a season long event and awards prizes of approximately $350. The prizes are funded by the WGRLQ dues. Each time a Member scores a gross birdie, 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, such as the Eclectic, the Partner Challenge and the Fiesta), 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 of approximately $700. 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 from November 1 of each season until the stipulated end of the season. This Member is awarded the “Most Improved Golfer” award which is a $50 prize which is funded from the WGRLQ dues.

What is the “Eclectic” event?

The Eclectic competition is a two-person, two day tournament. Any Member can pair with another Member for play. The format includes play on Tuesday and Thursday in one week in mid-January. On Tuesday, the team records the one best ball from the 2 players (both gross and net) and on Thursday the team only records a score on each hole if such one best ball performance is BETTER than the team’s Tuesday score. Lunch is included after the conclusion of play on Thursday which is included in the event fee.
 
The total prizes and tee gifts for the Eclectic are approximately $3500 which is funded from the WGRLQ dues. The tournament is flighted for equal opportunity, at least 1/3 of the field is awarded prizes and both low gross and low net performances are awarded.

What is the “Partner Challenge” event?

The Partner Challenge competition is a two-person, two day tournament. Any Member can pair with another Member for play. The format includes play on Tuesday and Thursday in one week in mid or late April and typically signifies the conclusion of the season of play. On Tuesday, the team records the one best ball from the 2 players (both gross and net) and that score is recorded as a Tournament Score for each play. The format on Thursday varies from year to year.
 
Lunch is included after the conclusion of play on Thursday and lunch includes the final General Meeting of the year, including the election of the next season’s Board and officers. The total prizes and tee gifts for the Partner Challenge are approximately $3500 which is funded from the WGRLQ dues. The tournament is flighted for equal opportunity, at least 1/3 of the field is awarded prizes and both low gross and low net performances are awarded.