PGDGC Handicap League
The PGDGC Handicap League is a weekly league that allows players of all skill levels to be competitive. Scores are adjusted based on individual player handicaps. Handicaps are determined over time based on previous week scores. Players receive points each week based on their finishing position. Anyone can win!!
The PGDGC league is for club members, so please sign-up here if you have not already.
To manage the league, we will be using a google sheets page with fancy calculations in the background. We will be keeping all scores for the season, so if there are any issues we can revert to alternative calculations.
Lastly, this is a league that is open to anyone, however there is an age restriction of 16 and up.
Show up Wednesday nights and try to shoot your best round! Play a lot and you have a great shot at winning some cash! Most importantly, Have fun!
How DO I ENTER?
First-time players may register in person before the start of any league event throughout the season. New players will be provided a starting zero handicap that will adjust over time to their actual league handicap. All players are always eligible for ace pots, and are eligible for payouts once they have a handicap.
Entry fee for players with a handicap: $5 per round
Entry fee for players without a handicap: $1 per round
Ace fund buy-in: $1
HOW DO I ESTABLISH A HANDICAP AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Handicaps are determined by averaging the BEST FOUR ROUNDS from the player’s LAST FIVE ROUNDS, and there is a minimum of THREE ROUNDS for a player to get a handicap. If a player does not have a handicap, from a previous PGDGC league, then for their first 3 rounds they are not eligible for a payout. By the end of the players third round, they will have a handicap and will be eligible for a payout that evening.
The calculation looks a bit different than last year, as the ‘nightly’ par is going to be the average of all participants score and the course par.
Course par: 58
Average round of all participants: 62
Nightly Par: 60
Your Round: 64
Your Handicap: +6.5 (based on best 4 of your most recent 5 scored league rounds; i.e. +6, +6, +5,
Nightly Score: 57.5 (your round minus your handicap)
Your handicap for the next round will be adjusted based on this round of +4, so your handicap moving forwards would adjust to be +5 (+6, +5,
+8, +5, +4)
HOW TO REPORT SCORES
Each group or “card” will have 3-5 players. One person on each card will keep score. On each card, one player will be designated as the scorekeeper. This individual will be responsible to post the scorecard to the League Night channel on discord. Note that this channel is restricted to members only.
HOW ARE PAYOUTS DETERMINED?
The entry fee to play in the league is $5 per night, and players may choose to pay $1 per night into the Ace pool. Players may pay at registration weekly or prepay via Paypal or eTransfer. The fee will be dispersed as follows: $1 goes to PGDGC, $1 goes to season payout pool, and $3 goes to nightly payouts.
Payouts are as follows:
Players may choose to opt-in to the Ace pool. If a player hits an ace, they will win everything in the Ace pool at the start of the round. The Ace pool will accumulate until such time as a player makes an ace during league play. Non-league play aces do not pay out.
HOW ARE SEASON POINTS CALCULATED?
Each week a ranked player participates in the league, they will be awarded 10 starting points. Players will receive 2 points for each player they beat. Players without a handicap will receive 8 points. Points will be awarded to all players at the event and tracked to determine a season winner. Note that only the best 10 points finishes will count towards the year end scoring. So this means that you can miss a week without being completely out of contention, as there will be
Season Winners Payout
At the end of the season, the top three players on the season points leader board will be paid out as follows:
- 1st Place: 50% of pool
- 2nd Place: 30% of pool
- 3rd Place: 20% of pool
Spirit of play
This league will follow the standard PDGA rules, but the main purpose of the league is to provide a fun and welcoming environment for everyone. The game relies on the players to show sportsmanship, integrity, and consideration for other players.