Tuesday Night Men's League
TUESDAY NIGHT MEN’S LEAGUE
Simsbury Farms Tuesday Night Men’s League is the only league committed to playing a match play format. We play nine (9) hold matches each week against players of similar ability. The League is limited to 48 players because we group players to an A-B-C-D handicap bracket. It is a friendly and social league which provides a great opportunity to play competitive matches in a relaxed atmosphere and then enjoy socializing with fellow golfers after the round.
As you may have surmised, based upon the league name, the league plays on Tuesday nights. Tee off is from 4-5 pm. We use a first come, first play policy. Each week it is the responsibility of each player to confirm his match with his opponent and arrange and agree on the arrival time at the course. When both you and your opponent have arrived at the course and are ready to play, you place a golf ball next to the first hole tee marker behind any other golf balls already in position. This tee off procedure provides the best opportunity to play with players from other flights so everyone gets to know each other over the course of the season.
The League is limited to 48 players, so we have 12 players per the A-B-C-D flights. Players in each flight are generally within a few handicap strokes of one another. Matches are played at full 9 hole handicaps. Handicaps are updated and posted weekly by the Pro-Shop on the Bulletin Board in the Pro Shop hallway. All players remain in their designated flight, despite handicap fluctuations over the course of the season.
The season starts with an ABCD scramble format event on April 25th. This gives existing and new members the opportunity to meet and play with golfers outside their respective flight. Over the course of the season members will play 11 matches against players in their flight. There is also an ABCD best ball event in the middle of the season. Three open/make up days are built into the schedule to allow players to catch up on missed/cancelled matches, play matches in advance of known scheduling conflicts, or just play for the fun of it if you did not experience any scheduling conflicts during the season.
FLIGHT PLAYOFFS AND CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
In order to qualify for the flight playoffs, a member must post at least 8 match scores (a maximum of 3 double matches can be played, matching cards is not allowed). At the conclusion of the scheduled matches, the 4 qualified players in each flight with the most points will make the playoffs. The highest total points, earned over the entire season, will determine seeding for all 4 playoff spots. The 1st seed will play the 4th seed and the 2nd seed will play the 3rd seed in the flight playoffs. The winners advance to the championship match for their flight. The format for the flight playoffs and championship is match play. (Your season ending handicap will be used in both).
2023 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Applications for the 2023 season are now available. Existing members are given admission preference. When there are openings for new members, they are accepted on a first come, first enrolled basis. Since we only have 48 players, any person interested in joining is encouraged to apply as soon as possible.