50 S. Peoria St, Aurora, Colorado 80012


First of all, Welcome

Secondly, see below for answers to the most commonly asked questions

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.       How do I join the Men’s Club?

2.      Why should I join a Men’s Club?

3.      How do I sign up for tournaments?

4.      When?

5.      What do I do if I have a rules question in tournament?

6.      What if I don’t know anyone? Can I still play?

7.      Do I have to play against all players or just those of my skill level?

8.      How do I get a handicap?

9.      How do I turn in my scores?

10.   Is there a minimum amount of scores I must have turned in to play?

11.   Do I have to turn in all my scores?  
      *What about scores from other courses?

              *What about 9 hole scores?

12.   And if I don’t turn in the scores?

13.   If I do well, do I get a prizes or money?

14.   What are “skins”?

15.   Do I have to post my tournament score?

16.   How do I find out if I won?

17.   When will I get paid for a tournament?

18.   How does the match play tournament work?

19.   What is the member guest and why do I have to pay extra to play it?

20.   What is the Inter-League competition?

21.   Who do I ask if I have questions?

22.   How can I become a Board Member?

23.   Do I get paid or get any personal benefit for being on the Board?

   

  How do I join the Men’s Club?

Applications are available at the pro shop or on line at www.ahillsmc.com..  You must   fill out the application completely and mail it with your payment to the address listed on the application or bring it in person to the Annual Business meeting and Kick-  Off  Banquet held in March.

Bringing your payment to the meeting is the best option because the meeting gives you  the opportunity to meet other members in the club, ask questions about the club, attend the business meeting, have dinner and have a chance to receive drawing prizes.


2.     Why should I join a Men’s Club?

You will be given the opportunity to compete in golf competition with fellow members of this Club and to be awarded prizes for placing in those tournaments.

You will be able to establish a USGA handicap which will be based on your golf play.

You may attend the spring meeting and banquet.

Your dues are your tournament entry fee for all tournaments except the “member-member”.  You must still pay for green fees to the Aurora for all tournaments.

You will be able to learn the rules of golf.

But most important of all, you WILL meet new friends that share your enthusiasm and love of the game of Golf.


3.     How do I sign up for tournaments?

You need to physically go to the appropriate course and pay your green fee on the Monday before the tournament!


4.     When?

You must sign up to play and pay your green fees at the pro shop on the Monday before the tournament date.  You may sign up at an earlier date if you so wish.  If you try to sign  up at a later date than Monday, you might not be able to play.

If the tournament is an individual you will sign up as a single.  If the tournament is a team event, some events are listed as pick your own team. In those types you may sign up with your team or sign up as a single, or twosome or three some.  You will be teamed with appropriate team mates if you do not have a team.

In some of the team events the computer will pair you with appropriate team mates.

An example is the first tournament, which is a scramble type. You will be assigned a team based on your handicap.


5.     What do I do if I have a rules question?

If you have a question about the rules during a tournament you can ask your opponent or the player in your group.  If you disagree with their interpretation of the rule you may play two balls from that point. One following the suggested rule and one ball as it lies. Holing out both balls on that hole, then at the end of the round present your question to the score keepers or officers. They will present the rules question to the Pro whose decision will be final. Individual tournament rules are posted the day of the tournament.


6.     What if I don’t know anyone. Can I still play?

Yes, you can sign up as a single, with a partner, a threesome or a foursome. You will be put on the appropriate team.


7.     Do I have to play against all players or just those of my skill level?

All tournaments are broken into flights. That is broken into separate groups based on the handicap.

        An example for an individual tournament might be;

                    A flight, 0-8 handicap

                    B flight, 9-14 handicap

                    C flight, 15-22 handicap

                    D flight, 23-up handicap

        An example of a 2 person tournament might be;

                    A flight, combined handicap of  both players is 0- 25,

                    B flight, combined handicap of both players is 26-40.


8.     How do I get a handicap?

If you are a new member and do not have a handicap from any club the procedure is as follows;

After joining this club the handicap chairmen will assign you a temporary GHIN number until the CGA activates your permanent one. From that point on you will post your scores on the computer and it will generate your handicap. You will be able to print out your handicap from the computer.


9.     How do I turn in my scores?

Once you have a GHIN number, you will be able to go to the computer located in the pro shop, enter your GHIN number and your name will “pop” up with information. You will   be asked if you want to post a score and then it will walk you through the process. It will ask you the date you played, if it was 9 or 18 holes, and what tee box you played. That’s  it. Press enter and it will then show you your handicap trend. This is not your official handicap. That doesn’t happen until a print out from CGA arrives. Current handicaps are posted on the bulletin board and updates typically happen every two weeks.

           

10.   Is there a minimum amount of scores I must have turned in to play?

No, you may play with out any scores being turned in, however, you will play as a 0 handicap or as “scratch”.

If you want to compete with a handicap you must have a minimum of 5 scores posted at Aurora Hills Golf Course.

        (See Article III-Membership, Section 2.) of the

        AURORA HILLS MEN’S CLUB BY-LAWS


11.   Do I have to turn in all my scores?  
                    What about scores from other courses?

               What about 9 hole scores?

Once the course is set up for regular play, (one cup on each hole, established tee boxes, etc.), and so identified by the Club, you are expected to turn in all scores from all courses  you play.  9 holes scores are also to be posted. The computer will direct you to the entry of those scores.


12. And if I don’t turn in the scores?    

If you have been found to be playing with out turning in your scores, the Handicap Chairman or a Board Member, at their discretion, will enter a score of 72 for that day.   If you are found to be a repeat offender, as stated on your application for membership, you may have to forfeit your membership.


13. If I do well, do I get a prizes or money?

Prizes are awarded for each flight. Prizes are in the form of a gift certificate that you can use in the Pro-shop for merchandise.

Additional prizes are awarded for contests within the tournaments such as “closest to the pin or longest drives”.  These prizes may be gift certificates from the Pro-shop or  merchandise or certificates from neighborhood establishments.


14. What are Skins?

Skins is a contest within a tournament in which you pay an amount ($5.) to enter. You only will play against men in your flight.

            Example;

If there are 30 players in the C flight and they all put in the $5., there would be $150 in the pot.  If on hole #1 for example you get a birdie and no one else matches that birdie, and no one else had the single best score on any other hole, you would win the entire  $150.  If lets say someone also beat everyone on hole 9, you would share the pot between  the two of you.


15. Do I have to post my own tournament scores?

   No, your scores will be posted by the handicap chairman.

16. How do I find out if I won?

17. When will I get paid for a tournament?

As you finish your round, the score card must be checked and signed by you and the     scorer in your foursome.  That score will then be immediately posted on the tournament sheets  that are usually located on the patio.  As each flight is completed the winners will be noted as well as the “skins” winners.  The results and payouts will also be posted on the club bulletin  board the following Tuesday and on the Web site later that week. The Pro shop does not have the results and you cannot call them for the results.

18. How does the Match Play Tournament work?

You sign up on a special sheet that will be posted on our Bulletin board. You will be assigned a spot in the appropriate flight. A tournament sheet will show you who you will be playing.  It is up to you and your opponent to set up the time of play. You will have to set your own tee time. No times are set aside for this tournament through the city.

If you beat your opponent, (per match play rules), you will advance your name on the tournament sheet and when your next opponent is determined you again will set up your own match.  Specific time lines will be posted indicating by when each match must be played. This time line is very important because your final match for championship of your flight will be played with other members playing their final match.  This date will be posted on the tournament sheet.

When you have questions please contact the tournament chairmen.

    19.  What is the member guest and why do I have to pay extra to play  in it?
The member guest is a 2 day tournament that is run by members of the men’s club but is not affiliated with the men’s club.  It is a Calcutta tournament and details will be presented separately.


20.  What is the Inter-League competition?

It will be a competition among all City of Aurora Men’s Clubs.  It will be held on 5   Friday afternoons through the summer months. Each tournament requires 8 players, 2 from each of the four flights. A traveling trophy will be presented after each tournament for the winning team to keep at their Club.  At the end of the five tournaments a  Championship individual tournament will be held at Meadow Hills in October. This tournament will have 16 players representing the four flights. The winners of this tournament will keep the City trophy.  This is the first year for this tournament and more information will be forth coming.


21. Who do I ask if I have questions?

You may ask any of the Board Members if you have questions about the Men’s Club.  If you have a specific concern or complaint, please bring it to the attention of the  President or Vice President.

22. How can I become a Board Member?

Details can be found in the By-Laws. But the short version is you sign up as a volunteer in the late summer. You are voted on by the members and if approved will take a position on the Board. To become an officer you must be appointed by the President.

23. Do I get paid or get any personal benefit for being on the Board?

Sorry you do not. This is a volunteer position and no moneys will be paid to you for your services.