HOW OUR EVENTS ARE RUN
Entry fees for each event include green fees and the fund from which prizes are awarded. Members can pay their entry fee on the day of the event, except at certain events that require either a deposit or prepayment. The cost varies depending on the course being played. Prizes are normally paid out in the form of B.A.G.S. credit vouchers redeemable towards the entry fee of any future event. A few courses require the purchase of their pro shop merchandise as part of their outing package - at those courses, pro shop credits are substituted for B.A.G.S. credit vouchers.
Motor carts are an optional extra except at those courses that require their usage. Where motor carts are required, the cart charge is included in the entry fee.
Entry forms, which are provided as part of your B.A.G.S. membership package, are to arrive at the B.A.G.S. office no later that seven days prior to a tournament. Tournament entries may also be communicated via Email or telephone. Cancellations are generally allowed without penalty up to 48 hours prior to a tournament.
The first tee time for each event is published as part of the season's schedule, so members know in advance approximately what time each event will start. Actual tee times and pairings are prepared the day before the event and are posted on our web site and on a voice recording on our voice mail. Members need only to register with the B.A.G.S. on site official at the course at least twenty minutes before their assigned tee time. Certain events will be "shotgun starts", where all players start at the same time on different holes.
Tournaments are held in rain or shine. The only time a tournament is cancelled is if the course is deemed unplayable by the course pro or the on site B.A.G.S. official.
Most events are individual stroke play using a stableford scoring method. Members are allowed 90% of their current (or assigned) handicap index. The stableford scoring system assigns a point value to each hole based on the player's net score (net bogey = 1 point, net par = 2 pts., net birdie = 3 pts. and net eagle = 4 pts. - net double bogey or worse = 0 points). A few events will be designated as team best ball events, and other formats may be used from time to time.
The prize fund, which is paid out of the entry fee, is posted at each event, and is based on the field size. Typically, one in 7 will win - the first 6 net finishers will win a portion of the prize fund in a 40 player field. Additionally, a closest to the pin and low gross prize is awarded at each event
Telephone: (617) - 697-1784
Address: Jim Rooks, 10 Nonantum Road, Marblehead, MA 01945