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9-Hole League information

The league plays 9 holes on Tuesday mornings, alternating between Monona Golf Course and Yahara Hills Golf Course. Tee times start at 7 A.M. and end at 8:45 A.M. Play begins in May and concludes in August. The 9-hole league's home course is Monona Golf Course located on Monona Drive.

Players pay for 9 holes of golf individually on the day of play. Members may walk or ride, but golf carts are extra. Both Yahara and Monona give our members a discount on golf for members who have purchased a Madison Parks Loyalty card. Members must play a minimum of 10 weeks in a season to be in contention for tournament prizes.

9 hole rosters are available for signup up three weeks in advance on play days to accommodate members' schedules. Players are encouraged to sign up with friends or branch out and meet new members by signing up where slots allow. Every Tuesday the league awards prizes to the best golfer in flights A, B and C. Every other week we offer fun golf challenges called "Play of the Day".

Scores are kept during play and handed in at the end of the game. Once you've handed in five scores you will be assigned to a flight, based on your handicap. The 9-hole league has three flights: A, B and C. New members sign up with their "best guess" for their handicap and play in that flight until one is established.

New members are welcome! Please call Sharon 608-221-5703.


18-Hole League Information

The WMGA 18-hole league plays on Tuesday mornings at Odana Hills and Yahara Hills public golf course, alternating golf courses each week. Tee times start at 7:30 AM and members can sign up four weeks in advance. Players are encouraged to arrive  30 minutes ahead of their tee time in case of changes in the tee order. Play begins in May and concludes in August. 

If a member is a hostesses for that day, she will need to be there by 7:00 AM for setting up the score sheets. The league requires a prepay for eight play days, and we hope players play the full four months of the city contract. Additional play days are paid for weekly.

The league plays in three flights (A, B, C) as determined by handicaps. Individual handicaps are based on a minimum of 5 current golf scores. If a member does not have an established handicap, just sign up with one of the designated flights according to your perceived skill level. A handicap will be established after the 5 scores are turned in. Members are responsible for entering scores in the computer at the course or on-line using your personal computer. The 18-hole league's home course is Odana Hills. Each member's handicap fee is included in the $45 league dues.

Think you might want to play? Call Sue at 608-274-0378 with more questions. All are welcome.


18-HOLE HOSTESS INFORMATION
Hostess Chair:       Barb Morton        608-838-4276         blmorton@tds.net

Setup
1.      Hostess should arrive at 7 a.m.
2.      Get the hostess supply box from the locker room.
3.      Locate the day’s Roster Sheet. At Odana it should be in the locker room; at Yahara it should be in the hostess box.
4.      Place the play-for-the-day schedule in a place that can easily be seen by members.
5.      Put roster sign-up sheets for the upcoming weeks on a table (three weeks of sign-up sheets will be available).

Golf Play and Report Sheets
1.      Check in arriving members by putting a check mark by their name on the original roster sign-up sheet. Pre-printed flight sheets (which are updated monthly) are provided for recording scores. Put a check mark by the member’s name on the pre-printed recording sheet as well.  (Two check marks for each playing member.) 
2.      Occasionally a member will need to be moved to another flight due to a change in handicap. If so, write in her name on the correct flight sheet and cross her name off the incorrect flight sheet. 
3.      Be prepared to advance players to fill foursomes.
4.      Hostess should re-pair groups as needed to make foursomes and to keep tee times filled.
5.      Mark ‘No Shows’ on the original roster sign-up sheet.
6.      Hostess will continue to get all groups out and then play in the last group off the tee.

Player Responsibilities
1.      Each member/foursome is responsible for checking in with the hostess.
2.      Each member/foursome is responsible for recording their scores when they are finished.
3.      Each member/foursome is responsible for recording their own ‘chips-ins’, birdies and play-for-the-day scores.

Post Golf
1.      When hostess finishes her 18 holes, she will determine low gross winners for each flight for ESTABLISHED HANDICAP MEMBERS.
2.      Current handicap sheet will be in the hostess box.

Closing Up
1.      Pre-printed flight sheets are usually picked up by Gigi Coleman and Peg Carlson.  If no one is there to collect the sheets, put them in the hostess box.
2.      At Odana, hang future roster sheets in the locker room. At Yahara, give future roster sheets to Roster Chair. If Roster Chair has left the course, put the roster sheets in the hostess box.
3.      Give the day’s roster sign-up sheet and money collected to Sylvia Krepski, Treasurer. If she is not at the course, leave it in the hostess box.
4.      Put away the hostess box.
5.      Call MADISON NEWSPAPERS between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to notify them of the flight winners for newspaper publicity. The direct line to the Sports Desk is 608-252-6170. Report low gross winners in each flight. METHOD PREFERRED BY PAPER: Email them the names and scores at wsjsport@madison.com but also call to confirm receipt of the information.

Note:  Each hostess is responsible for finding a replacement in the event she is unable to be there.  If you make a change, please notify Barb Morton and Karen Yaeger.