All players will be required to have a USGA/GHIN/World Handicap again this season. We will be using GHIN across the board in all of our leagues and other tournaments so every player has one handicap. This also travels with you and can be used worldwide, anywhere you play. The cost for this service is $32 this year. If you have already paid this for 2023, you're all set.
League Fees for the season will be collected at the start of the season and are due April 20.
League Specific Fees:
2023 GHIN: $32 payable directly to Ohio Golf Association HERE
Dues: $50 (for prize payout fund and end of season party)
League Special Golf & Cart Fees per your status: (17-week season)
Riders (golf & cart): $340 ($68 savings over regular rate)
Walkers (golf only): $255 ($34 savings over regular rate)
LHGC Member (cart only): $119 ($17 savings over regular rate)
LHGC Members (with annual cart or walkers): $0
2023 Schedule Highlights
April 20- League Fees Due
April 27- First week of league competition
August 10- Rain date/Position Round
August 17- Tournament Play Begins, 4:30 Shot-gun start followed by party & prizes
League Rules & Format
- Best Ball format will be played with two player teams playing head to head matches. Best Ball is played as each player playing his own ball through the hole. The lowest net score (with handicap) of the two is the “team score” for the hole.
- WHITE tees. (70+ have option to play SILVER and Ladies & 80+ have the option to play RED).
- Improve your lies everywhere, including bunkers
- Double Par plus any handicap strokes for that hole will be the max score allowed on any one hole.
- SUB POLICY:
We use nightly Subs, not makeup matches. Any sub who is not in our Ghin handicap system will play to a 0. League members from other teams in this league are not eligible to sub during tournament. All sub notifications should be called in to the golf shop at 937-592-4653 no later than 12 noon league day. There is no longer a deadline for subs. Any player in our Ghin system is eligible to sub on any date.
How Best Ball is Played: The Basics
Two players (partners) play a match against two other players. In a best ball format, each player on a team plays their ball from where it ends up (no "best shot" or picking up and moving the ball to another location). It can be viewed as each player playing a typical round of golf, with their own score for each hole. The team score for each hole is the lowest score by any one player (subtracting any stroke adjustments for handicap.) For example, a team of 2 players score 5 and 5 on a hole. Let's say one of the players gets a handicap adjustment on that hole of 1 stroke. The team score for this hole would be a 4 because the player's score was 5 less 1 stroke adjustment. The team score for each hole is compared with one team winning each hole or "halving" the hole if there is a tie. The team winning the most holes wins the match.
Handicaps are applied beginning on the most difficult holes on the golf course. That is determined on the scorecard where each hole is ranked with 1 being the most difficult and 18 being the easiest ranking. Let's say one player has a 3 handcap and another has a 1 handicap. The 3 handicapper would get a stroke on each of the three most difficult holes and the 1 handicapper would only get a stroke on the most difficult hole. These strokes are subtracted from the players actual score on any given hole to determine their net score for that hole. The lowest net score from one team is compared to the lowest net score from the other team.
Single Elimination Tournament Bracket, begins week 17
FORMAT OF PLAY: We play MATCH PLAY (with handicap) for the tournament which means you need to keep track of the match as you play. The team score for each hole is the lowest score by any one player (subtracting any stroke adjustments for handicap.) For example, a team of 2 players score 5 and 5 on a hole. One of the players gets a handicap adjustment on that hole of 1 stroke. The team score for this hole would be a 4 because the player's score was 5 less 1 stroke adjustment. The team score for each hole is compared with one team winning each hole or "halving" the hole if there is a tie. The team winning the most holes wins the match. Unlike the regular season, you do not need to play all holes. Once the match has been determined, you can suspend play. For example, if team A is ahead by 5 with 4 holes to play, they win 5-4 and the match can be suspended at this time. The app does not support this format of play so we will use printed scorecards so you can see where handicap strokes are applied.
Early Bird League Players are eligible to play in the LIBERTY CHAMPIONSHIPS!