Allright, the time has finally arrived!
Tomorrow evening will kick off the first ever handicapped singles league in the STL area! For the first couple of weeks (while everyone is establishing their initial handicaps), I will be breaking the field into 2 divisions (PRO and AM). Since this will obviously benefit the more skilled players, I am taking the $5 entry fee and spreading it around a bit. $2 will go towards the payouts, $2 will go towards the 50/50s, and $1 will go towards the ACE POOL. This will give everyone some added value until they officially set their handicap. Once your handicap is set, all of your $5 entry fee will go towards the payouts. The 50/50s and ACE POOL will revert to being optional "extras".
On the topic of payouts, score based payouts and SKINS payouts will happen the following week. There is obviously going to be a bit of calculating involved with all of this, so expecting those particular payouts to happen on the same evening just isn't realistic. On the other hand, if time/light permits, I will do my best to payout the 50/50s, ACE POOLS, and FREE CTPs on the same day.
Soon enough everyone will also have the option of making their league rounds PDGA rated as well. Here is a link to the PDGA website on this topic - http://www.pdga.com/leagues
. Hopefully it will answer all of your questions. It might take a week or 2 to get everything hammered out and coordinated properly with the PDGA (I think they were a bit busy this past week with Worlds), but rest assured that I will do my best to get it all finalized ASAP.
For the first week, we will be playing from the red tees (posts) to the current basket locations. I might move Basket 1 to the "A" position tomorrow before everyone heads out, but otherwise everything will stay where it is. Down the road, I will hopefully be able to get the course captains to assist in moving the baskets around every other week or so.
Please post any questions you might have, as I am trying to figure all of this out myself too!
Hope to see you all there!
____________________________Legend on the Sign-In Sheet
L = League Fee ($5)
P = PDGA Fee ($1)
F = Front 9 50/50 ($2)
B = Back 9 50/50 ($2)
S = Skins ($2)
A = ACE POOL ($1)