Effective July 11, 2019, MPWGA players have the option to play from multiple tee choices on regular Tuesday Play Days at both MountainView and The Preserve. This option is flexible week to week. Tees must be selected when members sign up for each Tuesday golf date on ForeTees. Red Tees will remain our regular association tees for all Gross games. Special Events will be exempt from this policy as Special Events Chairs will need the flexibility to decide which tees to use for each tournament.
Weekly tee selection for regular Tuesday Play Days must be made on ForeTees when members sign up to play.
This policy is designed to allow members to choose the same tees as often as they like or to change their tee selection every week.
MountainView tee choices are Yellow Tees, Red Tees, Green/Red Combo or Green Tees.
Preserve tee choices are Red/Yellow Combo, Red Tees or Green Tees.
To qualify to win in GROSS format games or tournaments, such as Ace of the Month/Year (Gross) and Club Championship, members must play from the Red Tees on the date of that event.
Special Event Tournaments will offer only tee selection(s) chosen by individual Tournament Chairs.
COURSE HANDICAPS (FOR PLAYING NET COMPETITIONS):
Different tees usually have different USGA Course Ratings, with the higher rated course being more difficult. Rule 3-5 of the USGA Handicap Manual requires that when players are competing from different tees, the player playing from the set of tees with the higher course rating receives additional strokes equal to the difference between each course rating, with .5 or greater rounded upward. These additional strokes may be added to the Course Handicap of the player playing from the higher-rated set of tees, or alternatively, it may be subtracted from the Course Handicap of the player playing from the tees with the lower course rating.
If you play from the Red Tees at MountainView or The Preserve you will receive your normal Course Handicap on Tuesday Play Day. If you select forward tees you will receive less strokes (usually one to two strokes) than your Course Handicap for the forward set of tees. If you select back tees you will receive more strokes (usually one to two strokes) than your Course Handicap for the back tees. This is automatically computed by Golf Genius.
If strokes are subtracted or added to your Course Handicap as explained above, those strokes are disregarded when applying ESC when your score is posted. For example, if you normally have a 31 Course Handicap from the Yellow Tees, then your max is 9 on each hole for posting your score. If 2 strokes are subtracted on Tuesday Play Day, even though your Course Handicap is 29 for the competition, your max is still 9 on each hole for posting. This will be automatically done by Golf Genius when your Tuesday Play Day scores are posted by the Weekly Events Chair.