Player Skill Guidelines

The following guidelines for player skills will help chapter members select a league that provides a happy playing experience.

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Beginner Leagues: Beginner Leagues play at par 3 courses. These leagues are designed to help develop the brand new player, building on familiarity with the basic equipment and rules of golf. Beginner Leagues focus on golf etiquette, ball-striking skills, learning the rules of the game, and pace of play. Beginner leagues’ fees include lessons from golf professionals; members are strongly encouraged to take these lessons before advancing.

Advanced Beginner Leagues: Advanced Beginner Leagues provide a stepping stone to General League participation. Advanced Beginner Leagues may play at par 3 or regulation courses and do not include a lesson component. Members must possess a general knowledge of USGA rules and be able to play Ready Golf.

General Leagues: General Leagues play at regulation courses and provide members with the opportunity to establish a handicap. Members of General Leagues must have at least one season of golfing experience. Each player must possess a general knowledge of USGA rules and must be capable of playing Ready Golf and maintaining the pace of play.

Intermediate Leagues: Intermediate Leagues play weekly competitive matches in various formats. Members and subs must have an established handicap index of 40.4 or less. To sign up for an Intermediate League, you must provide proof of handicap index via copy of a recent card, web site printout, or verifiable registration number from the USGA GHIN or EWGA GN21 system. A certification from a golf professional verifying your playing ability will also suffice.

Advanced Intermediate Leagues: Advanced Intermediate Leagues play weekly competitive matches in various formats. Members and subs must have an established handicap index of 38.0 or less. To sign up for an Advanced Intermediate League, you must provide proof of handicap index via copy of a recent card, web site printout, or verifiable registration number from the USGA GHIN or EWGA GN21 system. A certification from a golf professional verifying your playing ability will also suffice.

Advanced Leagues: Advanced Leagues play weekly competitive matches in various formats. Members and subs must have an established handicap index of 32.0 or less. To sign up for an Advanced League, you must provide proof of handicap index via copy of a recent card, web site printout, or verifiable registration number from the USGA GHIN or EWGA GN21 system. A certification from a golf professional verifying your playing ability will also suffice.