Men’s Day Rules

Men’s Day Regulations 2024

It is the responsibility of each participant to protect the rest of the players in the competition by ensuring your playing partners follow the rules of golf and mark the appropriate score.

START: Men’s Day is a full 18 Hole event running all day every Wednesday starting on the first Wednesday in May with the closing being held on the third Saturday in September. Participants must be a member in good standing of Berwick Heights Golf Club.

ENTRY FEES: These will be reviewed annually and published prior to the start of the first Men’s Day of the season. 2024 Entry Fee is $15.00. (Weekly Flight Prizes – $5, Keeper Pot – $3, Skins – $5, Toonies – $2)

WEEKLY FLIGHT PRIZES: Prizes will be dispersed for each Flight from the Weekly Prize Pool (minimum of 5 participants per flight must play) *NOTE: A player can only win one prize each week. Payout per flight as follows:

1st Gross – 30%      2nd Gross – 24%      1st Net – 26%      2nd Net – 20%

These prizes will be awarded in the form of credit on your Berwick Heights account and can be used in the Pro Shop or at The Heights Bar and Grill.

TIES:

USGA (Last 9,6,3,1 holes): If the tying players have the same score for the last nine, determine the winner based on the last six holes, last three holes, and finally, the 18th hole.

KEEPER POT: The KEEPER POT accumulates for the entire season and will be used for the Men’s Day Closing.

SKINS:

– Skins Games will be played within each Flight.
– Prize money will be divided by the number of skins won.
– If there are no skins in a flight the money will be carried over to the next week

TWO’S:

– All players are eligible to win: (prizes are split if more than one 2)
– Any 2 will count as a win, there is no difference between a birdie 2 or an eagle 2 or any other 2.
– If there are no Two’s in a week, the money will be carried over to the next week.

DIVISIONS: The field will be divided into 2 Divisions. (All are determined by the HDCP INDEX)

WHITE DIVISION will be 3 evenly divided Flights each week for players up to and including the Handicap Index of 19.8. All play will be from the White Tees.

GOLD DIVISION will be 3 evenly divided Flights each week for those who were born in 1954 or earlier and all players with a Handicap Index of 19.9 and higher. All play will be from the Gold Tees.

RULES OF PLAY:

a) Men’s Day is considered a tournament and is a Stroke play format using the RCGA Rules of golf and its Decisions, Local Rule for the drop zone on #4 is not in use for Men’s Day.
b) The holes on the course must be played in order 1 through 18. Due to limited daylight in the months of May and September, groups starting at 4pm and later, and with the permission of the Pro Shop staff, may start on #10, this will help players get their round in
c) All players MUST Putt Out. No Gimme’s
d) Golfers MUST play their round accompanied by at least one other participant of Men’s Day.
e) PACE OF PLAY LOCAL RULE: To help with pace of play on Men’s Day the Men’s Day Committee is implementing the following local rule as approved by the USGA and the R&A.

Balls Lost or Out of Bounds: Alternative to Stroke and Distance: A new Local Rule will now be available in January 2019, permitting committees to allow golfers the option to drop the ball in the vicinity of where the ball is lost or out of bounds (including the nearest fairway area), under a two-stroke penalty. This Local Rule addresses the concerns raised at the club level about the negative impact on pace of play when a player is required to go back under stroke and distance. The Local Rule is not intended for higher levels of play, such as professional or elite level competitions. (Key change:  this is a new addition to support pace of play)

We are allowing you to drop 2 club lengths onto the fairway from the vicinity of where the ball is lost or out of bounds.

This local rule is only to be used so players do not have to take the time to go back to the tee or location of their last shot in the instance a provisional ball was not played. However, it is strongly recommended to hit a provisional ball if you feel your ball may be lost or out of bounds.

Using this local rule will still allow your score to be posted to Golf Canada for handicap purposes.

 WEEKLY PRIZES:

CLOSEST-TO-THE-PIN: A weekly Closest-to-the-Pin prize will be awarded for all Par 3’s.

CLOSEST-TO-THE-LINE: A weekly Closest-to-the-Line prize will be awarded on Hole 14.

LONGEST DRIVE: A weekly Long Drive prize will be awarded on Hole 18.

 CANCELLATION POLICY: There will be no cancellation of Men’s Day unless Berwick Heights Golf Course closes the course for safety and/or playing condition reasons. Men’s Day will not be moved to another day. A minimum of 5 participants per Flight must play to be considered an official Men’s Day.

All other games will be played as usual and will include any carryovers from previous weeks.

REFUND POLICY: If a participant cannot finish their Men’s Day round due to weather, a full refund of the entry fees paid will be provided. The participants score and other related prizes will not count for that day.

SCORECARDS:

– All scorecards are to be returned to the Pro Shop following play.
– Scorecards MUST include the following information:

FIRST and LAST name PRINTED on the scorecard for each player.
– Attested scores, as prizes are being awarded based on the scorecards.
– Legible numbers and if you played from the Gold Tees.

NOTE: The responsibility to turn in the scorecard lies solely with the players in the group. If a scorecard is NOT turned into the Pro Shop following play, the scores will NOT be included in the scoring. The onus is not on the Pro Shop staff, or Men’s Day committee to retrieve cards so PLEASE turn them into the Pro Shop following play.

Anyone not returning a scorecard will be disqualified (DQ).

Anyone returning an incomplete or illegible scorecard will be marked as Did Not Finish (DNF).

HOLE-IN-ONE: Any player of Men’s Day scoring a Hole-In-One will receive a $50 cash prize.

MEN’S DAY HANDICAP:

  • Participants will use established Men’s Day Handicap Indexes.
  • New participants, who do not have an established Men’s Day Handicap, will play using their RCGA Handicap Index. If the participant does not have an RCGA Handicap Index, he will play with a 0 Handicap until a Men’s Day Handicap has been established.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the participant to enter your score in the RCGA Handicap System.

SIDE GAME:

RINGER BOARD:

– Entry Fee $10 for the season.
– After Week 5 (so new members have a Men’s Day Handicap) the Ringer Board will be divided as evenly by Flights based off handicap index.
– The Flight the player is in aftre the Week 5 reshuffle is the Flight the player stays in for the year. However, if a Player changes Divisions during the season they will be moved to the appropriate Division in the Ringer Board
– Players MUST sign up on their first round of the season, a record of your lowest score for each hole will be recorded.
– Prize money will be divided in each flight as follows: 1st Place – 50%, 2nd Place – 30%, 3rd Place – 20%
– Ties will be broken by the number of weeks played, the player with the lower weeks, wins the tie. If there is still a tie, the money will be split.

MEN’S DAY CLOSING:

  • Men’s Day Closing is held on the third Saturday of September.
  • Entry Fee for the closing will be the same as the regular season, however a meal & prizes will be provided.
  • To be eligible for the closing, 5 or more Men’s Days must have been played during the season.
  • The format will be the same as a regular Men’s Day with the following exceptions:
    • Shot Gun Start at 9:00am
    • Groups can be requested by the participants however we will attempt to keep the Top 4 from each Flight Ringer Board grouped together.
    • Following play, a meal and prize presentation will follow.

END OF SEASON DRAW:

The ownership of Berwick Heights Golf Club has provided a Full 2025 Membership which will be drawn for at the end of the season. The details of the draw and eligibility are as follows:

  1. Players will receive 1 ballot for each Men’s Day they participate in throughout the season, including the Men’s Day Closing.
  2. To be eligible for the draw, the individual MUST participate in at least 50% Men’s Day events (May to September) throughout the season, not including the closing.
  3. The draw will take place at the Men’s Day Closing.

POINT SYSTEM:

  • Points will be awarded each week for the top 20 overall scores in Division A of Men’s Day.
  • Points will be awarded up to and including the final Men’s Day in August.
Position Men’s Day
(last event in August)
Position Men’s Day
(last event in August)
1 400 11 70
2 300 12 65
3 250 13 60
4 200 14 57
5 150 15 55
6 100 16 53
7 90 17 51
8 85 18 49
9 80 19 47
10 75 20 45
  • The Top 5 point leaders who did not qualify through the Men’s Club Championship will qualify for the Berwick Heights Fraser’s Cup team.

All decisions of the committee are final and will be made with the interest of fairness, rules of golf and common sense. Anyone who criticizes the work of a volunteer should be prepared to take on the position of the person he is criticizing.

2024 Men’s Day Committee:  Dan Keddy, Mike Newman, Terry Bryski, Colin Best & George Kennedy