Maplewood Women's Golf Association

4050 Maple Valley Highway
Renton, WA 98058

New Member Tips

  1. Before you Play:
    • Check in at the Pro Shop counter 45 minutes - 1 hour prior to your tee-time. (Allows time to do the following)

      • Check in & pay at the Pro Shop (if someone in an earlier Tee-time has cancelled you could move up to fill that Tee-time)

      • Sign up for the following week if Tee-times are not drawn. (Tee Sheet will be dated and competition identified for that date).

      • Ladies Club Competition (when qualified) after having turned in 3 score cards to establish your handicap. Fill out the WHITE scorecard for the ladies club weekly competition. PRINT your first and last name on your scorecard along with your handicap for that week. A Handicap Sheet will be available each Tuesday morning with the latest handicaps for that day of play. Find your handicap and write it on your card.
        NOTE: You must have an established handicap to participate in any competition. A signed, attested and dated scorecard of three 18-hole rounds, six 9-hole rounds or a combination of both, from any USGA sloped and rated course should be placed in the “New Members” cards-only Red Mailbox. The Handicap Chairperson will post the scores and will notify you of your handicap when established. You will then be eligible to participate in all competitions.

      • Hit a bucket of balls and practice putting.

      • Locate your foursome and introduce yourself.

      • 1st Tee - Be on deck - when the group ahead of you is teeing off or when your group is called to the tee by the Pro Shop.

  2. Between 9's stops -- keep to a maximum of 4 minutes
  3. After your Round:
    • Date, sign and attest all score cards with PRINTED names (first and last) of each player in the foursome. Place your scorecard in the "New Members" card only Red Mailbox. After turning in 3 scorecards and establishing your handicap, you qualify for Ladies Club Competition and no longer need to put your score cards in the Red Mailbox. Please put them in the Ladies Club Competition box. The Handicap Chairperson will enter scores of New Members into the GHIN System, once you have been assigned a GHIN#. After you have 3 cards posted, you enter your own scores. It is highly recommended you post your scores hole by hole. Your score must be posted on the day of play or you will be disqualified from the competition.

    • Posting Scores & Competition - Ladies Club Competition - Once a handicap has been established each player posts their own score on the GHIN App downloaded to your mobile phone or on your desktop computer.

    • Birdie Book - (Located with all the other colored binders). If you score a birdie during your Maplewood round, sign your name, the date and the hole # you scored the birdie, on the sheet in the Birdie Book. If more than one birdie is scored during your round enter each one on separate lines with the above information.Indicate if this is your first birdie
  4. Anytime before or after your round, or when you stop by the course:
    • Check all colored binders next to the tall cabinet for the: City tournament book, State tournament book, Invitational book, ECCI book and Birdie book. Once qualified for City and State tournaments you will sign up on the sheet provided in the appropriate book.

    • Check the bulletin board for Pro Shop winners, Ladies Club Information, weekly competition winners, City and State winners, team sign up and status sheets and financial information.

    • Check for Maplewood Ladies tournament sign-up sheets.
  5. Miscellaneous Information
    • Chairperson references - A list of current Chairpersons (Including Mentor,Handicap and Rules) can be found on the "Members" Tab on the website or in the current Member Directory booklet

    • Rules - Periodic emails will be sent regarding rules. If there are questions not resolved while playing, address with the Rules Committee after you finish playing.

    • READ and become familiar with the Women's Club Directory to be mailed by the first of April.
      • Information in the Directory: Calendar, Constitution and By-Laws, competitions, requirements for qualifying, tournaments, explains dues and lists all members of the Ladies Club with home and e-mail addresses, phone numbers and other important information pertaining to the Club.
    • Tournaments and Notifications - The Tournament Chairs will have tournament sign up sheets available by the bulletin board 3 weeks prior to the tournament. Tuesday prior to the tournament, the sheet will be removed and the Tournament Chairs will assign foursomes and Tee-times and will notify via e-mail or telecom everyone of their Tee-times and foursome by Sunday afternoon (before Tuesday's tournament). You can call the Pro Shop Sunday evening and after to ask for your tee-time. NOTE: Tournament and Handicap Chairs post tournament scores.

    • WHOOPS - If you have posted an incorrect score or date in the computer, fill out a line on the WHOOPS sheets identifying correction to be made and the Handicap Chair will make the correction.
      • WHOOPS sheets are located on the clip board and stored with the colored binders.
    • TEAM - Anyone with a GHIN Handicap (for new members, after the 3 Maplewood scorecards are submitted) can sign up on the Team sign up sheet if they are available on the date specified, & meet the Eligibility Requirements of the GSWPGA (4 club competition cards during the 2 months prior to the Team match & 1 home course competition 30 days prior to each team match thereafter).
      • The Team Captain will notify the 6 lowest handicap players that they will play the Team Match prior to the Match.
Questions : See - Mentor Chairperson
Revised February 2022

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