Men's Club Information 2017 / Men's Club Application 2017

It is the intention of the Executive Board for the Fox Valley Men’s Club to accommodate as many members in Wednesday League team play as possible. In order to do this the board has adopted the following changes:

It is the intention of the Executive Board for the Fox Valley Men’s Club to accommodate as many members in Wednesday League team play as possible. In order to do this the board has adopted the following changes:
  1. New teams will be added to the 18 and 9 hole league only if a current team drops out.
  2. Previous team members cannot split up to form 2 new teams without the approval of the Executive Board.
  3. All 2 man teams should actively pursue a 3rd partner as a permanent alternate or a rotating member that would play every 2nd or 3rd week.
  4. All permanent alternates will automatically be entered on the substitute list and are eligible to substitute on other teams.
  5. Teams may only participate in league play during the prescribed Wednesday tee times for the Fox Valley Men’s Club.

Your Men’s Club enrollment will entitle you to the following:

Men’s Club April Mixer:
We will be holding a Men’s Club mixer on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM with an open bar and “finger foods”. Come out meet the Men’s Club Board members and visit with your friends. New and prospective members, come out to meet other members, ask questions, and learn about the Men’s Club and all of our special events. Please call your reservation to the club at 683-6161 ext. 17 and let us know if you’re planning to attend.

Opening Stag:
The Opening Stag will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Lunch served from 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM with a shotgun start at 1 PM.
Beer, soft drinks and water will be served on the course.
Following play we will have hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dinner.
The field will be limited to the first 144 Men’s Club members to sign up
with overflow sign ups to play in a morning shotgun start.
Watch for sign up notices and details during April.

Men’s Club 9 & 18 Hole Leagues starting dates and times:
League play will start on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
Schedules for both leagues will be made available at the
April Mixer and will be posted in the locker room.
Starting time for the 18 Hole League will be 12:00 PM and starting time
for the 9 Hole League will begin at 3:15 PM.

Special Events:
All Men’s Club members will be eligible to participate in the Fox Run qualifier, as well as all weekend special events that may be run. We will post all weekend special sweeps events in the Pro shop and on the bulletin board in the Men’s locker room.

Wednesday Night Grill Room & Patio:
As in the past, light beer on tap and soda will be free on Wednesday evenings when Men’s Club league is scheduled. Call drinks will be available at half price. Premium drinks will be charged at the current price to your member account. The complimentary bar will open for Men’s club at 4:30 PM on league days. Weather permitting, food will be grilled and served on the patio.


In the event you are not playing, or have a sub playing in your place, please contact the pro shop and advise the changes. This will ensure a proper score card is available prior to the start of your match.

Wednesday League Information Golf league participation is limited to the first 144 Men’s Club members, IN ORDER OF ELIGIBILITY, to sign up for Wednesday league play. All other Men’s Club members can be substitutes and/or 3rd alternates.

Eligibility:
 

  1. Home membership at Fox Valley.
  2. Men’s Club dues must be paid in full.
  3. Previous year league members.
  4. Previous year alternate/substitute.
  5. Previous Men’s Club members – by date of application receipt.
  6. New members to Men’s Club – by date of application receipt.

Details of League

The Wednesday 9 Hole League will consist of two or three man teams which will tee off between 3:15 PM and 5:30 PM on Wednesday. The 18 Hole League will also consist of two or three man teams with tee times alternating between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Wednesday. The schedule of play will be posted and distributed at the April Men’s Club Mixer. You must play to the schedule. If you have any questions about either league please contact:

  • Bill Lunney (9 Hole) Phone # (716) 626-2504 - email: William.lunney@axa-advisors.com
  • Dr. John Tibbetts (18 Hole) Phone # (716) 839-1855 - email: drtibbetts@yahoo.com
  • Doug Gross (Membership) Phone # (716) 472-5148 -  email: cfooddoug@aol.com

Scoring Rules for 2014

Matches will be based on a 10 point per match system for the 9 hole league and 20 points per match for the 18 hole league. Each league match will be worth 10 (9 hole league) or 20 (18 hole league) points. We will be playing a two man best ball system with the team having the better ball being awarded 1 point for each hole won. If the better ball on the hole is tied, the lowest score of each of the partners balls will break the tie. If the hole is still tied each team will earn ½ (.5) point for the hole. The team with the most points at the end of nine holes will earn a 1 point bonus or the 10th point for the 9 hole segment (or 9 hole match in the case of the 9 hole league). If the teams are tied at 4 ½ points each at the end of the 9 hole segment they would split the bonus point and finish with 5 points each for that 9 hole segment.

Since this is a better ball format, the second ball will only come into play if the two low balls from each team are tied for the hole. In this case, the lower of the two partners’ balls will determine the winner of the hole. Pace of play is and always will be a concern so once again, and this must be adhered to in order for it to work, pick up your ball and move on if you are out of the hole.

  • All playoff handicaps will be based on your season-long league scoring, not your Club handicap.
  • All scorecards must be filled out properly. Final score must be added; taking into account your ESC, signed by both teams, and submitted immediately after your round or your team receives 0 points for that round of play.

Scoring Example

  • 9 & 18 Hole Leagues
  • Team 1 wins holes 1, 3, 6 & 7
  • Team 2 wins holes 4, 5 & 8
  • Ties on holes 2 & 9
  • Team 1 awarded 5 points for the holes won and tied
  • Team 2 awarded 4 points for their holes won and tied
  • Team 1 awarded extra 1 point for winning most holes
  • 18 Hole League “Back Nine” use same scoring format