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Updated:  March 2018
BVWGC Policies
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
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Player is disqualified for weekly prizes if two players do not sign the card. There is no disqualification for incorrect addition.
    4. IN MIXED FLIGHT GAMES: Players compete in their team flight letter (A, B, C, D) written on scorecard for closest to the pin and longest putt.
    5. Results will be posted on the BVWGC website.
    6. 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.  Closest to the Pin (CTP)
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.

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. When monies for closest to the pin are NOT distributed due to play being cancelled for any reason, the monies will go to charity.  

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

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.
5. 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 website 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.

6. 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.

7. 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 BVWG Club Championship.

8. Club Championship

Only one prize will be awarded to an individual player. In case of a tie for "Low Gross" Senior and flight awards, a scorecard playoff will be used starting at the #1 handicap hole. In case of a tie for a "Low Net" overall or flight award, scorecard NET will be used as a playoff, starting at the #1 handicap hole. The Club Champion awards (overall low gross from the red tee and overall low gross from the gold tee) 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 and second are the Club Champion Gross players from the red tees and the gold tees which equal the lowest two day gross. 
      • Third is the Club Champion Overall Net which equals the lowest two day net from either the red or the gold tees. 
      • Fourth and fifth are the Senior Club Champion Gross players from the red tees and the gold tees. 
      • Sixth is the Senior Club Champion Overall Net. Senior Club Champions must have signed up for the Seniors. 
9. 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 Less

Double Bogey

10 thru 19


20 thru 29


30 thru 39


40 & above


10. 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.