2022 Men's League Information

League Registration is now Open to all, with limited capacity available between both league nights.  This is "first come, first serve" at this point, and availability is listed below!

League 1 - Tuesday Night  (Closed) / League 2 - Tuesday Night (Closed)  / League 3 - Wednesday Night (Closed)

2022 Men's League is a Two Person Team event. 

 Please email David Hansinger: dhansinger@mountainbranch.com with any questions

New year, better weather!  We are excited to get the 2022 year kicked off with registrations for the 2022 Men’s Leagues!  

The overall concept of the league and its format will not change.  It will remain Better Ball of Partners “Net” Match Play

Leagues will start on May 3rd & 4th. 

Those that participated in 2021 have first rights to the 20 team openings for their respective league nights.  If teams wish to switch nights they will be put on a waiting list for that particular night and moved to the front of the list ahead of the “New” teams that are on the waiting list.  If a team is to split up and both players wish to play with different teammates both teams will be added to waiting list for that night they wish to play, again, given priority over “new” teams. If a teammate loses his partner from 2021 and has a new partner (the original partner is no longer playing in the league) then that team can retain is spot if paid in full by 1/31/2022.  Teams must be paid in full by January 31, 2022 in order to keep their current spot.  If those teams remain unpaid in full on February 1st we will refund the monies paid and let teams in from the waiting list that pay in full (2/1/2022) is based on position on the waiting list and paid first).  All league registrations can be paid by Credit Card, or Member Charge (Unlimited Members ONLY) and must done online, and online only!  We will not be taking payment in the shop.

**Unlimited Members who join the league but their membership ends during the league season and do not renew their membership must pay the difference between the two memberships in order to continue to play in the league.  Those that do not retain their membership through the entirety of the league will not be allowed to play for their team until the difference is paid.

The rate for this season will be $600.00  for the League Associate Membership and $225.00  for Unlimited Members.  

The Associate Membership along with the Associate Member benefits are included (with the exception of a free round).  You will still have access to all Member events with the exception of the Stroke Play Championship and Club Championship.

Each week the two leagues on their respective night will “flip flop” nines so that everyone is playing the opposite every other week

The format will remain the same with the exception of changing how we recognize teams in the standings and the top 8 teams in each division for the end of season playoffs.  The format will remain Net Better Ball of Partners Match Play, matches will be played off of the Low Ball in the group with still the max of 9 strokes the max being given.  Each league will be broken down into 2 divisions with the 10 lowest combined team handicaps being placed in the Mountain Division and the 10 highest combined team handicaps being placed in the Branch Division.  Teams within each division will play each other one time over a 9 week regular season with the exception of cancelations due to weather.  As always if the weather prohibits us from playing multiple nights we will make it up to you but the nights missed will not be made up in regards to the league standings.  We have always tried our very best based on technology and experience to make the correct call based on player safety and timing of travel.  This isn’t a perfect science as I have never heard of an actual Meteorologist having a perfect record.  The schedule will be set and kept for the season.

The matches will be 9 hole matches with each hole having a point value.  Each hole is worth 1 point.  The team that wins that hole will receive a full point, if teams halve that hole they each receive a half a point and the team that loses the hole gets zero points. The team that wins their match will also receive an extra point towards their 9 hole total.  If a match is halved after 9 holes neither team will receive a bonus point for the match.  Teams must win their match to get that extra point.  Team Total Points will now rank teams within the division first to last.  In the past it was based on Win/Loss Record (it will no longer be this way).  At the end of the regular season the Top 8 teams in each division will go into a single elimination playoff bracket with the winner of each division playing each other for the Overall League Night Championship.  The playoffs are Better Ball of Partners Net -  Match Play (points don’t matter in match).  

Leagues will once again have their own dedicated webpage as we did in 2022.  That information will be given out as we get closer to the season getting started. 

We no longer rank teams based on wins and losses!  Ties at the end of the season will be broken by the following: 1. Head to Head record.  2.  Most regular season wins.  3. If teams are still tied there will be a chip off on the putting green at 5:00PM on the first night of the playoffs of the team’s respective night.  The playoffs will be played over 4 weeks.  The winner of each division within their league night will play each other for that league night’s championship.  The Playoffs will be played the same as the regular season format.  Teams that do not qualify are invited to come out and play 9 holes during the playoffs on their respective night.  Information regarding what time to tee off and how that will be established will be emailed to the league as we get closer to the end of the regular season

Addressing the handicapping -   

We will continue with the 100% handicap for players with a max of 9 strokes.  Gentlemen, we have worked very hard to try to audit, keep an eye on and flush out any sandbaggers that might be participating in the league.  Unfortunately without following each person in the league around every day of their lives and every round they play or don’t play, it is very hard to call someone a liar without proof. What I can say is that this a game of Honor and if folks are going to find a way to cheat the system, they will do so and there really isn’t anything that we can do about it.  Based on this new format, teams are competing against each other instead of the entire field making teams more accountable to knowing the rules and not letting players get away with things that wouldn’t maybe affect them.  Our goal is to make it as fair as possible so that it’s enjoyable as possible for everyone.  If a team is to call a penalty on the team they are playing and the team disagrees, then knowledge of the rules or using the rule book will be a necessity.  Penalties are not called because opponents don’t like people, they are called because there are rules and if they are not being followed teams need to be penalized or even used to their advantage based on knowing the rules.

Divisions for each league night will be made based on Team indexs on 5/1/22.  Teams that do not have both players with an established handicap after the 5/3 revision they will be placed in the higher handicap division of their league night and penalized 10 points off their total points for each week they play as such along with that those players with NH (No Handicap) will play at scratch with no exceptions until they have established an index here at the club. (3) 18 Hole Scores or 54 Holes posted after 3/15/22 and prior to 5/1/22 will begin to establish an index.  In the past this minimum Teams will be assigned a team number within each division randomly after the 5/1 revision and the divisions are established.  Team numbers and the season schedule will all be posted on the website.

We will continue with NO SUBSTITUES allowed.  This is an investment of your time and money and with the format being match play the final results can be altered based on who subs and who doesn’t.  For this reason and others we are doing away with subs. Teams can still compete with one player from the team playing they will just be at a little bit of a disadvantage.  Matches that take place with missing participants will still play off of the Low Ball in the group that is actually playing.  If a team is complete “No Show” for a match that team will lose 2 points from their regular season Total Points.  The team that does show up to play will play their 9 Hole Match against Par.  

Players will be required to post a score for each hole based with a Max score of NET Double Bogey. 

Example of Handicap for league night: Team 1 Player A is a 0 handicap and Player B is a 5.  Team 2 Player A is a 2 and Player B is a 12.  The match will be played off of Team 1’s Player A’s zero handicap , Player B on Team 1 will get his 5 strokes, Team 2 Player A will get his 2 strokes and Player B will get 9 strokes (the max).  Example 2; Team 1 Player A is a 3 Handicap, Player B is a 7 handicap.  Team 2 Player A is a 6, Player B is a 10.  The match will be played off Team 1’s Player A.  Player A on Team 1 will play the match at scratch, his partner will get 4 strokes, Team 2 Player A will get 3 strokes and Player B will get 7 strokes.  Player B on Team 2 does not lose 3 strokes off of his max of 9 strokes, he only loses them off of his handicap.  The reason for this is Player B is already losing strokes to start with because of a max of 9, we are not going to “Double Penalize” him for playing with strokes off of the max handicap allowed.  If you have questions or don’t understand the format please feel free to discuss with me individually via phone or in person to explain the process.

*There will ONLY be ONE official scorecard for each group/match  that card will require 2 signatures (one from each team) verifying the card after play.

Men 59 and younger – Black Tees
Men 60 and older – White Tees

Each Men’s League will consists of Weekly Winnings(Total Points) & Longest Drive and Closest to the Hole winners from both the Black Tees and White  Tees.