WESTSIDE SENIOR INTERCLUB
Founded in January 2007, the Westside Senior Interclub Golf
Association (“WSIGA”) is a self directed and administered organization composed
of Senior (aged 50 years or more) golfers from The Club at Falcon Point, Fort
Bend Country Club, Pecan Grove Plantation Country Club, Quail Valley Golf
Course, Sugar Creek Country Club, Sweetwater Country Club, Weston Lakes Country Club and Willow Fork
Country Club (the “Member Clubs”).
WSIGA shall have no more than eight (8) Member Clubs at one time. Membership preference is given to
private country clubs located within a modest sized geographic area.
WSIGA has been created to organize
competitive golfing events among Senior golfers from the Member Clubs and to
promote fellowship, fair play and equal consideration for all participants
during those events.
Each Member Club shall name one (1) Senior
golfer as its Representative and one (1) Senior golfer as its Alternate to the
Governing Board, which Governing Board shall make all decisions necessary as to
matters affecting competition and amenities related to play at WSIGA
All decisions by the Governing Board,
including changes to the provisions of these By-Laws, will be by simple majority
of those voting on any issue. Each Member Club shall have one (1) vote which
shall be cast by its Representatives, or by a club’s Alternate in case that
club’s Representative cannot cast the vote.
The Governing Board shall meet in person in
January of each year and at such other times as needed upon call of the
Commissioner. Discussion of matters
by email and voting by email are encouraged.
A Senior player from a Member Club shall
serve as Commissioner of the Governing Board. The Commissioner shall be in
communication with Representatives, Alternates and Club Pros as appropriate to
address issues as he sees them develop or as they are brought to his attention
by Representatives of the Member Clubs. He shall chair debate, whether by email
or during meetings in person, on such issues and call for, tally and announce
votes on such matters as needed.
One Representative or
Alternate shall serve as Vice Commissioner of the Governing Board and
shall be responsible for calculating and disseminating statistics showing the
competitive position of all Member Clubs after each event. Member Clubs shall take ordered turns
providing the Vice Commissioner.
The Member Club which
provides the Vice Commissioner in any year shall provide the Commissioner
in the following year.
The Governing Board shall appoint a
Webmaster to create and maintain a site for the posting of player lists and
results and other uses which may benefit Senior players from all Member
When play is at their home course,
Representatives are responsible for event co-ordination with the host pro shop
and food manager. The hosting Club is also responsible for
computing the tournament results. Additionally, Representatives shall
also be responsible to insure that the posting of
all Home, Away and Interclub scores of their Interclub
players, by the players themselves or their Pro Shop as the case may be for each
Club, is current prior to the Handicap revision date preceeding the next
upcoming Interclub event.
At all events Representatives are responsible to post a list of players and Handicap Indices on the web site before 9:00 a.m. on the third day prior to an event and to see that fees are paid by check or cash to the host club pro shop.
Additionally, Representatives shall also be responsible to insure that the posting of all Home, Away and Interclub scores of their Interclub players, by the players themselves or their Pro Shop as the case may be for each Club, is current prior to the Handicap revision date preceeding the next upcoming Interclub event.
Each Member Club will host one (1) event
each calendar year. The month of
play at each Member Club will be constant each year and Representatives from the
Member Clubs will advise the Vice Commissioner of the specific date of play at
their facilities late in the year prior to the year of play. No event will be held during January,
February, July, or December.
Eight (8) Senior golfers who are active
members of their club’s Senior organization (if their club has such an
organization) will compose a team from each Member Club, although teams as few
in number as five (5) may compete.
On-course groups will be 3-somes
to the extent possible. The
selection of on-course groups is left to each host club, but random selection on
an A / B / C or A / B / C / D basis from all participants is encouraged. Players will tee off at 9:00 a.m.
One (1) Pro from each Member Club will be
welcome to sign up and play at each event.
However, Pro’s are not part of a Member Club’s team and the details of
their play and individual $50
cost are left to them to work out with the various Member Clubs.
Details of play are given in the Appendix to
Visiting Member Clubs will pay $400
to the host club to participate in an event. Host club players will pay $280. The host club will allocate $160
to food, $120 to prizes and $120 to cart costs, range balls and green fees for
each visiting club and $160
to food and $120 to prizes for host club players. Host club players will pay their club an
amount for carts, range balls and green fees equal to each member’s normal cost
to play at home during the week.
A Member Club that cannot field a team for
an event and notifies the host club Rep, the host club Pro and the Vice
Commissioner of that fact before 9:00 a.m. on the third day prior to the event, will not
be responsible for any fees for that event. A Member Club that withdraws, with or without
notice, after 9:00 a.m. on the third day prior to an event shall send the
host club a check for $160 for late withdrawal. Should a Member Club fail to field a
team three (3) times during any calendar year, that club shall be removed from
The host club will provide coffee for
arriving guests, water on the course during play and a respectable lunch after play that excludes hamburgers and
hot dogs while including desert.
The host club pro shop will accept fees as
players arrive, provide a scoreboard in the lunch room, arrange for carts and
range balls, create on-course groups from players posted on the web site, print
scorecards and create prize certificates that may be redeemed in the pro
Certificates that may be redeemed for
merchandise in the host pro shop will be awarded to players on the top three (3)
teams and to four
(4) individuals at each event.
awards will be based on “closest to the pin” at par 3 holes. Pro shop merchandise shall be sold at
“member prices” or at a discount of at least 20% from full retail if the host
pro shop does not utilize “member prices”. Certificates shall be good for one
year and pro shop sales at "member pricing" or discounts shall also be available to other
players on event day.
player shall receive all prize money for which he qualifies. The attached Appendix details prize
A rotating plaque will be awarded to the best performing Member Club each year and kept by that club until a different Member Club wins the competition in a subsequent year.
WSIGA member clubs shall insure their players maintain a handicap index, and each
WSIGA player is responsible for keeping an accurate handicap index at their home club to insure fair play for each WSIGA event.
Each player's handicap index calculation must be compliant to USGA Handicap handbook. Should the WSIGA Handicap Committee
discover a player's handicap index is not compliant to USGA standards, the player will not be eligible to participate
in WSIGA events until handicap index issue is corrected.
Handicap Adjustment Procedure
Following each WSIGA tournament the WSIGA Handicap Committee will review scores
identifying all individuals who achieved 37.5 WSIGA Stableford points or above. Should an individual achieve a score
of 37.5 WSIGA Stableford points or above in two consecutive events the WSIGA Handicap Committee will begin the
process of adjusting that player's handicap index for the next WSIGA tournament.
In these cases, the WSIGA Handicap Committee will apply USGA Handicap Rule 10.3 for exceptional tournament scores to
justify index adjustment. The following calculation will be used to establish a Tournament Adjusted Index for each
round 37.5 WSIGA Stableford points or above. Once the adjusted index is calculated for the two consecutive events
they are averaged to arrive at the next events handicap index.
Handicap Adjustment Calculation
TSP: Total Stableford Points (unadjusted)
HCP: Players Course Handicap
ETGS: Equitable Tournament Gross Score
CR: Course Rating
TAI: Tournament Adjusted Index
36 - TSP + HCP + Course Par = ETGS
(ETGS - CR) * 133 / Slope = TAI
The average of the two consecutive rounds TAI will be compared to player's
current index and the lower of the two will be used for the next WSIGA tournament in which they participate.
These By-Laws, including the attached
Appendix, were passed by vote of the Member Clubs as of
February, 2018, and will remain in effect until amended by further vote of the
A team is composed of 8 Senior players. No player may represent more than one
(1) Member Club in any calendar year.
USGA rules shall apply to play along with local rules printed on the host
club scorecard or separate local rules sheet placed on each golf cart prior to
Each player will play his own ball with 100%
handicap. Handicap shall be
determined from each player’s periodically published Handicap Index effective
5 days prior to the date of play and the slope of the host course. Maximum allowed handicap is 36.
Beginning the season of 2015 there will be play from two different tees on each hole at all scheduled tournaments, the regular men's tee and the forward men's tee. Play from the regular men's tee will be on a course of 6000 to 6300 yards. Play from the forward men's tee will be on a course of 5300 to 5700 yards.
The singular qualification of a player eligible to play the forward men's tees is that he has reached the age of 70 at the time of the event. The qualified player can choose to play from either the regular men's tees or the forward men's tees at the time the team 8 man roster is reported to the Host Club. He must play from the chosen tee throughout the round. Each Club must clearly indicate players who will be playing forward by placing an "F" next to the player's name when reporting to the Host Club. Clubs are not required to include a forward player's age. However, if it is determined a forward player is not at least 70 at the time of the tournament, that player will be disqualified. Remaining players will be used to determine points awarded for the team's placement and quota for the next event.
Through the Host Club Course Rating and Slope, along with the player's Handicap Index, a determination of the number of strokes each player will receive from the tee at which he will play will be made by the HOST CLUB using the USGA Handicap Manual rule 3-5 regarding handicap differences when competing from different tees. In the event a Host Club has not had the course rated at one of the two tees, it will refer to the USGA Handicap Manual Section 5-2g to establish a temporary Course Rating and Slope for any unrated tees.
Individual scoring will be Stableford – 0
for net double bogey or worse, 1 for net bogey, 2 for net par, 3 for net birdie,
4 for net eagle and 5 for net double eagle.
for team place will be broken by comparing the Stableford points of the sixth
highest scorers on the tied teams, or the seventh highest scorers if necessary,
or the eighth highest scorers if necessary, or by scorecard playoff in handicap
hole order of the highest scoring individuals on the tied teams if necessary. Ties for “closest to the pin” will be
won by the first player to reach the tie position.
TEAM SCORE will be the sum of the 5 highest
individual player scores on a team.
purposes of calculating TEAM SCORE, an individual player’s score will be deemed
to be all Stableford points earned up to 36 points and ˝ point for each
Stableford point above 36. For
example, a player scoring 40 Stableford points will contribute 38 points (36 + 4
half points) to TEAM SCORE for his club.
At the first event of the year, each team
will be given a “Quota” of 180 (5 players x 36, which is the score a player
makes by shooting all net pars).
At the end of the event, each team’s Quota
shall be subtracted from their TEAM SCORE to see by how much each team exceeded,
or failed to exceed, their Quota.
TEAM PLACE in the event shall be determined
by best performance versus Quota. 8
points are awarded to the best performing team, 7 to the second best and so
on. No points are awarded to a “no
Each team’s Quota is then modified by adding
half the excess (or subtracting half the deficit) of their TEAM SCORE versus
their current Quota. The modified
Quota becomes the team’s target at the next event.
Example: In the first event team A had a TEAM
SCORE of 200. Since this is 20 higher than their first event Quota of
180, their second event Quota will become 190.
Example: In the first event team B had a TEAM
SCORE of 165. Since this is 15 lower than their first event Quota of
180, their second event Quota will become 172.5.
All calculations involving Quotas are
rounded to the nearest 0.5 .
The team with the most cumulative points
based on performance versus Quota at all events will be the winner of the
competition for the year.
CANCELLATION, INTERRUPTION AND
If the weather forecast looks bad for the
following day’s event, the host club should cancel by 6:45
p.m. If the event day’s weather looks
favorable but turns overnight or early the next morning and golf cannot be
played, the host club must cancel by 6:45
a.m. NOTE: If the event is not cancelled
early and players arrive, and if the event is thereafter cancelled prior to the
start of play or during play, players will be charged for brunch/lunch and
should stay until served.
Interruption of Play
All players must complete nine holes of play
for the event to count. If not, the
event will be rescheduled for the host club’s rain date.
Scoring in Case of
Those players having completed the most
number of holes will be determined.
All other players will add 2 Stableford points to uncompleted hole(s) to
reach that same number of holes played.
Protocol for Cancellation
Once the host club Pro and Representative have communicated and decided it is necessary to cancel:
(1) Host Pro calls the other pros.
(2) Host Rep calls the Webmaster first to post cancellation on the web site.
(3) Host Rep emails all Reps, Alternates and Pros.
(4) Host Rep calls Commissioner, Vice Commissioner and other Reps to confirm cancellation.
(5) Each Rep calls his team members.
Host Rep calls food service.
If the weather is favorable and we are
playing as scheduled, the host Rep will call the Webmaster by 6:45
a.m. the morning of the event so that a “GO” can be posted on the web
NOTE: All Reps and
Alternates should pay attention to the web site the evening prior to and the
morning of an event. They should
advise their team to do the same and NOT call the host club if play is in
there is no cancellation posted by 7:00 p.m. the prior evening, then play is a
“GO” up to that point. If the
weather is questionable, everyone should check again at 7:00 a.m. the morning of
Payout Credits at
the Host Club Pro Shop
8 teams playing 7 teams playing 6 teams playing
($960.00 in prizes) ($840.00 in prizes) ($720.00 in prizes)
1st (8 players) - $50 each 1st (8 players) - $45 each 1st (8 players) - $40 each
2nd (8 players) - $35 each 2nd (8 players) - $31 each 2nd (8 players) - $27 each
3rd (8 players) - $20 each 3rd (8 players) - $17 each 3rd (8 players) - $14 each
Closest to the Pin
4 individuals - $30 each 4 individuals - $24 each 4 individuals - $18 each
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