TGA Plans for the 2018 season

Welcome to the Tanglewood Golf Association
Clemmons, North Carolina

Our First VP has written an explanation of the impact of the course improvements on the association.

2018 Membership application

MEMBERSHIP FEES

We will not be making any changes to the fee structure.  Membership fees will remain $120 for a Full Membership; $40 for a Handicap-Only Membership and $20 for a Junior Membership.  Our intention is to continue to provide the same activities and functions that we have in past years.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

We will still be conducting a full tournament schedule in 2018; starting with our traditional kick-off Tournament (Easy Day) in mid-February and continuing with one event per month through the November event.  The closure of the Championship Course has forced us to modify the order and placement of a few events.  Based on the results of the survey that was sent out earlier this summer, one of those modifications was to the Member-Guest.  It was decided that we would not hold the Member-Guest for 2018.  The Club Championships (in October) and Hatfield and McCoy tournament (in November) will be the closing events for us in 2018.

TOURNAMENT FLIGHTING

Upon a thorough research of the aging status of our membership; it was decided to modify the flighting within our Tournaments.  We have chosen to adopt the CGA method that allows for Flights based on Age and/or Handicap.

    • Men A: 7.9 index or less (all ages);
    • Men B: 8.0 index or higher (all ages);
    • Senior Men A: 7.9 index or less (age 55+);
    • Senior Men B: 8.0 index or higher (age 55+);
    • Super Senior Men: No index restriction (age 65+).

Players may choose to compete in any Flight in which they are eligible.  For example, if a member who is 60 years old and has a Handicap Index of 12 chooses to do so, he may sign up for the Men B Flight, rather than the Senior Men B Flight.  It is entirely up to the member to select the Flight they wish to compete in.  This designation will be Tournament based, so you can switch back and forth throughout the year.  When you register for a Tournament, you will be asked to designate which Flight you wish to participate in.  Note: Flight changes will not be allowed after entries close.

TEES TO BE PLAYED

One benefit of this new Flight structure will be that different Flights can play from different tees, but you will be competing against members that share common factors with you – either age or handicap.  Expected tee placements will be:

    • Men A: 7.9 index or less (Blue Tees);
    • Men B: 8.0 index or higher (White Tees);
    • Senior Men A: 7.9 index or less (age 55+, White Tees);
    • Senior Men B: 8.0 index or higher (age 55+, White Tees);
    • Super Senior Men: No index restriction (age 65+, Black tees).

TOURNAMENT PAYOUTS

 This new Flight format will also allow us to change the payouts within Flights to allow Gross and Net payouts in every Flight.  The number of payouts in each Flight will be determined by the number of entries in each flight.  At a minimum, there will be a 1st Gross and 1st Net paid in each flight.  Players will be awarded the highest payout they are eligible for.  The payout grid for each Tournament will be provided at the time the Tee/Flight information is distributed.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Decisions on such events as the Interclub will be discussed and voted on at the Kick-off meeting in February.  There is a cost associated with entry in to the regular and senior Interclub events, so a consensus of the membership will be sought on whether we wish to participate in 2018.

It is still expected that we will conduct the Gross and Net Match Play again in 2018 – provided we have a member(s) who will volunteer to lead that effort again next year (Art Vanderlip and Chris Dalton were the 2017  leaders).

We expect to also conduct the Summer League in 2018, with the understanding that the schedule may take some modifications to the courses, dates and/or nine hole combinations we play to allow Tanglewood as much latitude they can have to still conduct Tournaments during the summer months.

2018 will be a challenging year for us as an Association; but we expect the challenge to be well worth it when we see the finished product – a golf course that we will all be proud to call our home course.

 

52 weekends, 11 tournaments, 1 round of fun