Please check our
Membership Guide for
additional information. If you cannot locate the answer to
your question, please
does it cost to join GTGP?
Membership cost for the upcoming season remains the same as
in our first ten seasons. The annual membership fee is
$100. No refunds after first event. This fee now includes a USGA handicap through
Golf Association of
Philadelphia (GAP). This cost
also provides you playing privileges for all events, except for
any special events that require qualification.
much do events cost?
Costs vary depending on the course, time of year, day of the
week, and other factors. The average event cost is
about $75. Unless otherwise noted, GTGP charges the
standard course greens fee with a surcharge of $15 to cover
club expenses. A portion ($5) of this surcharge goes
directly to the prize pool for that event, with the
remainder going toward the seasonal budget including the end
of year banquet and Special Events.
do I register for events?
Registration details for
each event are posted several weeks before the event on our
web site. Once details are posted, you can register
for an event using the simple online registration form in
the Members' Area. Payment may be made
electronically (online via PayPal), by check, or by cash.
Deadlines for registration vary by event, but range from
about one week to two weeks prior to
the day of the event.
formats are GTGP events?
events are individual net, however, additional
formats are occasionally used. See the schedule for a
list of the formats associated with each event, and the
page for a detailed description of each format.
prizes can I win for each event?
each event, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers win credit toward the registration fee for a future GTGP event.
The value of the credit depends on the size of the field for
the event. Optional closest-to-the-pin and skins pools
are also available at each event.
there a minimum number of events that I have to play?
You may play in as many or as few events as you like.
Of course, playing in more events increases your potential
for earning season championship points (GTGP $) and
qualifying for any special events. Members must play
in Ten events to qualify for any special events and other season-long awards.
are season long awards determined?
Players earn points (GTGP $)
their finish each week. These points are compiled in a
season-long money list that is used to determine season
awards and decide qualifiers for any special events. Point distribution for each event is modeled after
the PGA Tour's
own formula for money distribution. Each event has a
different "purse", with majors having the highest. Click
here for more details.
To Qualify for season long awards you must play a minimum of
have to have a USGA handicap?
All members must have a
to earn prizes in events. We will provide
you with an official USGA handicap (through the
Golf Association of
Philadelphia) as part of your membership fee.
If you do not currently have a USGA handicap prior to
joining GTGP, we will ask you for a score history to help
establish your handicap.
do I keep track of my handicap?
post all scores from GTGP events automatically. To be
consistent with USGA handicapping policy,
members must post all scores from play outside of GTGP,
whether those scores are from tournaments or just casual
play. All scores must be posted online
through the GHIN system.
good do I have to be?
golfers range from low to high handicappers, and include
both men and women. There is no specific requirement to
join, and all events are net (using handicaps) to encourage
fair competition. However, we do adhere to the maximum
handicap index limits suggested by the USGA (36.4 for men
and 40.4 for women).
tees do you play?
Men will be
playing from the forward tees for each event,
and handicaps are
adjusted according to USGA procedures
to account for the set of tees played. Though it
varies by course, most forward tees will typically be in the
6000 to 6400 yard range. Women will play the standard women's
Forward tees for the course.
there any special rules?
adhere to the
USGA rules of golf for all events. Gimmes and mulligans are not permitted. We also have a
few local club
you monitor pace of play?
we strongly feel that a round of golf should be completed in
a reasonable amount of time. Members who repeatedly
engage in slow play will be warned,
given late tee times, and if necessary, penalized.
bring a guest to a GTGP event?
Absolutely! We encourage all members to bring guests
to GTGP events. However, guests may play in a maximum
of two events prior to joining the club and are not eligible
to win GTGP$ or
event prizes, with the exception of optional
closest-to-the-pin and skins pools.
is GTGP organized?
is a non-profit organization, with a
Board of Directors
managing the events and club activities.
there a deadline to join?
We accept membership applications at any time.