2020 WNL Members,
While we were unable
to be together tonight for the spring social the board got together for a board
meeting tonight with Ben Disch, Brookview’s manager, giving us an update
on what we are able to do. The board and Ben agreed the number one goal
is to get the league in and started as soon as possible.
We are planning for a May
6th start date for league play, however it is up to the City of Golden
Valley attorney to give Ben the go ahead for leagues to play at
Brookview. Ben is working very hard and pushing to allow all leagues at
Brookview to move forward. Captains will be creating schedules with a May 6th
start date as week 1 and playing for 16 weeks. With social distancing in
mind and limiting common touch points we have modified league rules:.
1) There will be no rakes in bunkers,
which might create lies that are worse than expected, however we will
“Play it as it lies.” Please be courteous to other players and smooth
out the sand as best you can with your foot.
2) There will not be scorecards available when
we tee off. Captains will send out scorecards and we will post them on
the website to be printed by individuals at home. A player from each group
should keep a card for the foursome. At the end of the round both teams
must take a photo of the card and submit their scorecard to their
captain. The captains on both teams will review and submit the scorecard
to the league.
3) All nearies, longest putts, and closest to
the pin in 2 games will not be used. Instead the money that was awarded
to those games will be paid out to the team with the high point total each
week. The 8 members who played that week will receive $10 each
4) The hole in one prize will be in play this
year. The cups are being installed upside down to limit common touch points
which can cause a ball to pop out of the hole. For a Hole in One to be
counted it must remain within the cup.
5) Food sales and
beer are still up in the air. Given our league runs over dinner
time, members should plan accordingly. We may also be limited on staying
at the course afterwards to “socialize” even if at a safe
distance. We’ll work with the course to determine safe and appropriate options
as more information becomes available.
Many people have asked about the checks they have sent in. We started to hold off on cashing checks until we knew more. While we are still in limbo, but planning/ hoping for a May 6th start, we will not cash the remaining checks until we know the league will move forward. In the event we are unable to play WNL all summer, we will refund all payments.
We hope everyone is
excited for us to get going as a league with these modifications and will play
honorably given the conditions we are under and the adjustments we need to
make. Please be checking the website www.BMGA.org frequently or
your email to stay updated on the league. This is the most effective way
for us to communicate to 176 players.
Weekend events will
also be moving forward, with minor updates to come later this week.
2020 BMGA Board