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Updated:  March 2017
1. Membership Dues
BVWGC membership season begins with the spring meeting and ends at the fall meeting. Dues are currently $40. Persons joining AFTER July 1st will be assessed a prorated membership fee of $25.00.


2. Awards/Weekly Prizes

a. Birdies/Eagles: Pins will be awarded to members upon scoring their FIRST birdie and/or eagle during regular Thursday play days. They must be identified on the scorecard. Notify the Scoring Chair on the play day. This award may be won only once during membership years.

b. No member may receive more than one prize on a play day excluding special events such as closest to the pin, longest putt, etc. Prize money certificates are for the entire month’s winnings and are placed in the Prize Box only once a month (around the 10th). Money will be combined so you do not get a certificate for each win.

c. Player is disqualified for weekly prizes if two players do not sign the card. There is no disqualification for incorrect addition.

d. IN MIXED FLIGHT GAMES: Players compete in the flight number written on scorecard for CTP and longest putt.

e. Results will be posted on the POA website. Preliminary results will be available on the WGC website. Go to League Play and then select Results Archive.

f. All Ties will be paid.

3. Scoring
On Low Gross/Low Net play days, Low Gross will take precedence over Low Net. All ties will be paid. Minimum prize money is $2.00.

4. Hole-in-One Awards
The cost incurred for hole-in-one awards (charms, etc.) will be deducted from the hole-in-one funds before distribution.

5. Closest to the Pin
Each Thursday a player may pay a dollar to try for the closest to the flagstick on designated par threes. Prizes are only given to those players paying the dollar. A player must be on the green with her FIRST shot to be eligible. 

When monies for closest to the pin are NOT distributed due to play being cancelled for any reason, the monies will go to charity. One half of the collected funds will be distributed in prize money and one half will be given to charity. The charity funds will be split equally between charities determined by the members. 

Closest to the pin holes for all flights will be: Country Club - #11; Highlands - #9; Scotsdale - #4; Dogwood Hills - #2; Kingswood - #7; Berksdale - #4.

When scrambles are played, there will not be a longest putt hole. Instead, there will be 2 CTP holes. No payment is required for the second CTP hole.


6. Carts 
All BVWGC members MUST ride in a cart. If a player has not paid for an annual primary or secondary private seat registration or an annual seat lease, she must pay the pro shop for half a cart if riding in either a lease cart or in a private cart. Member should pay captain for cart and green fee.

The pairings list on the internet will determine cart partners. Generally, the 1st person listed in the pairings is responsible for providing the cart for the 2nd person, her cart partner; the 3rd person provides the cart for the 4th person, her cart partner. The captain may change this order if circumstances so dictate.


7. Rain Policy 
If there is lightning in the area on BVWGC play days, mark your ball and seek shelter (not under a tree). Return to the clubhouse when safe. After a 30 minute delay, the *Committee will make a decision to resume play or cancel the round. See inside back cover of the Rules of Golf & USGA Rules 6-8 and 33-2D. *The committee will consist of the Golf Pro, current Rules Chair, Vice President and President, or the Play Manager.

8. Past BVWGC Champions’ Club Championship Eligibility
All past BVWGC Champions (gross, net and senior) who are current members in good standing are allowed permanent eligibility in the BVWGC Club Championship.

9 . Club Championship
Only one prize will be awarded to an individual player, excepting Thursday Medalist in the Club Championship. In case of a tie for “Low Gross” awards, a scorecard playoff will be used starting at the #1 handicap hole. In case of a tie for a “Low Net” award, scorecard NET will be used as a playoff, starting at the #1 handicap hole. The Club Champion (overall low gross) award will be determined by a sudden death playoff on the golf course starting at the first hole.

Winners are determined in the following order:
First is the Club Champion Gross which equals the lowest two day gross. Second is the Club Champion Net which equals the lowest two day net.
    The above winners may come from the entire field of players.

Third is the Senior Champion Gross. Fourth is the Senior Champion Net.
    These winners must have signed up for the Seniors.

10. Equitable Stroke Control
Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is the downward adjustment of individual scores for handicap purposes. It is the maximum number that a player can post on any hole and is used ONLY when a player’s actual or “most likely score ” exceeds that player’s maximum number. There is no limit to the number of holes that can be adjusted.

 Course Handicap Maximum Score Posted on Any Hole
 9 or LessDouble Bogey
 10 thru 197
 20 thru 29
 30 thru 39
 40 & above10


11. Active Season Club: Home and Away Scores
BVWGC is an “active season” club. All members must post all home and away scores year round. The handicap committee will contact members not in compliance.