Birnamwood League Policies

Scheduling Tee times will rotate each week. If your team is unable to play a scheduled tee time, it will be your responsibility to find a substitute. No make-up games permitted. 

Tardiness If you are late for your scheduled tee time, your round will be forfeited and only your partner’s score will count towards points (see “Absences” below). However, you are welcome to join the game already in progress and enjoy the rest of the round. 

Absences/Substitutes It is your responsibility to find a substitute. There are qualified substitutes that can be used and their scores will count. A friend/family member can take the place of the absent player; however, their score will not count, unless they have an established handicap with Birnamwood. If one player is absent, the other player is the "team." The lone participating player will double his/her handicap for that week and will receive only one-half the points won. 

Rain-outs The golf course is responsible for cancelling league play one hour prior to the first tee time in the event of inclement weather. You can call the clubhouse at 952-641-1374 to see if your league has been canceled.

In the event of partial games played (due to inclement weather), your score will stand for the holes you played and your previous week’s score will be used for the holes not played. 

Make-Up Games There are no make-up games. Only games played at the scheduled league time are counted. 

Maximum Number of Strokes A maximum of ten strokes per hole is allowed. After your ninth stroke, pick up your ball (your tenth stroke) and proceed to the next hole. Any time you attempt to hit the ball it is a stroke, even if the ball is missed. Record a "10" on the scorecard. 

Handicapping Play is handicapped using the USGA Short course handicapping system. If you participated in the league last year, your handicap is already established for this season. New participants must play a minimum of two rounds at Birnamwood prior to league start to establish a handicap and be eligible for points. Leave scorecards at the clubhouse upon completing these rounds. 

Points Points are awarded each week as follow:

  • Team with Low Gross = 2 Points (Ties - 1 Point Each)
  • Team with Low Net = 2 Points (Ties - 1 Point Each)
  • Team/Special Event = 1 Point (Ties = ½ Point Each)