Welcome to The Herndon Golfer’s Club

Mar 30, 2011   //   by Bryant Smith   //   General  //  Comments Off on Welcome to The Herndon Golfer’s Club

How to Sign Up for the Tournaments: For the first tournament the sign-up sheet will go up on the bulletin board at the Herndon Golf Course two weeks prior. It will be taken down the weekend before the tournament. Tournament sign-ups are closed the Friday a week before the tournament date. It is each player’s responsibility to sign up at the golf course. DO NOT CALL THE HERNDON GOLF COURSE. It is not their responsibility to sign you up. If you are unable to get to the golf course either to sign up or to cancel, please e-mail Dick Witters at rwitters@wittersandbank.com.  Late sign-ups or golfers who show up on tournament day without having signed up, may not be able to play if our tee times and pairings are full.

Tournament Awards: Tournament awards will be pro shop “gift certificates” for both NET and GROSS places. Tournament ties are settled for 1st and last place finishes only. Ties are broken by matching cards using the total score for the three lowest handicap holes. Three-hole totals will continue until ties are broken. Ties for other places will share equally in their respective share of the awards. Ties in our two Club Championships (Individual and Two-Person) will be decided by sudden death playoff. Playoff will begin with holes 1, 2 and 3. Please be sure to remain after your round. Failure to play the same day will result in forfeit.

Handicaps: Handicaps are calculated by HGC and are based on the better of the best 5 HGC tournament scores out of the last 10 HGC tournaments index and your valid GHIN handicap index. Handicaps will be adjusted after every postable tournament. If you do not have five tournament scores then we will use either 80% of a valid VSGA handicap or load your last five scores and take 80% of that number until you meet the minimum threshold of five tournaments.  We also compare your tournament handicap with the VSGA handicap.  We use the lower of the two.  if they are more than two apart, we will add two strokes to the lower of the two.

New Members: If you do not have five scores or an otherwise valid handicap, you are eligible to compete only for gross awards until your handicap is established. Our maximum handicap for men is 28 and for women is 36