The “Point” System
We use a modified Stafford-Simpson point system much like the PGA Tour. Under the points system, golfers receive points based on the following scale. The points are:
- 1 point for a net Bogey
- 2 points for a net Par
- 3 points for a net Birdie
- 4 points for an net Eagle
This point system is commonly used on golf courses throughout the country with some variation, and is a fair and impartial judge of how well we play. The points are accumulated hole-by-hole and totaled at the end of the round.
A player’s SCGA handicap adjusted for MMGC is used to determine his or her course handicap using the sheets posted above the PMGA table in the pro shop. On each hole, subtract handicap strokes from gross score, and then record the Blitz points earned.
Players use our yellow PMGA scorecards available on our PMGA corner table in the pro shop to keep score, recording their score and Blitz points on a hole-by-hole basis. Points are totaled for the front and back nines, and overall.
Cost to Play
Participants in the Wednesday Blitz competition complete envelopes found on our PMGA corner table, enclose their money, and deposit the envelopes in the PMGA slot or jar at the pro shop desk.
There are 5 separate games that we play and the cost to play in each is as follows:
- 4-Man Randomly Chosen Team – $3
- 2-Man Randomly Chosen Team – $1
- Individual – $1
- Natural Birdies – $1
- Net Eagles – $1
Determining the Winners
The Pro Shop fills out a worksheet for everyone that put in money for the Blitz for that day, and randomly selects the 4 Man and 2 Man teams. A Blitz coordinator then figures out the payouts as follows: 1st Place 45%, 2nd Place 30% and 3rd Place is 15% and that leaves 10% for PMGA.
Example: 4 Man has 30 people playing, 30 x $3.00=$90.00 (1st .45 x 90= $40.50, each person gets $10.00 each. 2nd .30 x 90= $27.00, each person gets $6.00 each. 3rd .15 x 90= $13.5, each person gets $3.00 each.). The payout is $76.00 and PMGA receives $14.00 for 4 Man.
Also remember that all 18 holes are available for Birdies and Net Eagles and a hole is said to be ‘dead’ if 2 or more individuals have Birdies or Net Eagles on the hole.
The Blitz coordinators then post the results on the bulletin board before the next week.
If you would like to volunteer a couple of hours each week to serve as one of our Blitz Coordinators, please contact our Secretary at email@example.com.
- David Mickey
- George Sampson
- Don Wolfe