Last Updated: 01/05/2017

What's New for This Year?

 

The GTGP Board of Directors has been hard at work this off-season seeking out ways to improve our club for the new season.  A few important changes for this year are noted below:

 

  • Upcoming GTGP Schedule

  • Time to mix it up with some great courses!!!
    The new GTGP schedule includes this year, the Tour visits Jeffersonville, Wood Crest, Deerfield and some private courses Springford Country Club and Hartefeld National.  Several courses return after an absence last year, including  Olde Homestead and Twisted Dune .  At the same time, several favorites from our first eight seasons remain on the schedule.

  • The GTGP Tour Championship, a season-ending 36-hole stroke play event, moves to Olde Homestead & Broad Run.  We have decided to change the total to 18,000,000.  Of this, 8,000,000 will be awarded for the first event witch is ussually a less challenging course, and 10,000,000 for the last event which is typically more difficult.  There will be no bonus 10,000,000 purse for combined score anymore this was very laborsome to calculate and has drawn much criticism over the years.

  • The duration of the GTGP season schedule is set  at 23 to 25 regular season events, running from April to September.

  • GTGP will travel to a yet to be determined site for the 2017 GTGP Event.    The matches consist of a 2-player better ball competition on Saturday afternoon and individual net singles matches on Sunday morning.  Qualifying provisions for this event will be the same as last year, with the team being selected from the Top players on the final GTGP Money List (number of players to be determined), and each of the players with the lowest ten Adjusted Net and lowest ten Adjusted Gross scores who have not already qualified.  Members must play in a minimum of ten events to qualify. The final spot for the trip will always be awarded to a none qualifying board member.

  • New Club Policies

  • Effective for the 2017 season we will only be using one tee selection and try to keep everyone around 6000 yards.  We have had very little interest in the back tees in the past, and with all the other work with the web site this season we think this will make more sense.

  • The membership fee of $100 now includes a USGA handicap through the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP).  This will provide you, our members, with a $25 savings over previous seasons when the handicap fee was charged separately. As our long-time members know, our annual membership fee of $100 has remained unchanged since our inaugural 2005 season.

  • All members will be required to keep their handicap updated through the GHIN system.  This will help to streamline the Board's updating of handicaps in preparation for the events.

  • Clarifications have been made to the policy for cancelling events due to inclement weather.  If an event is cancelled in advance by the Board of Directors due to the forecast of inclement weather, the cancellation will be posted on the club web site not later than noon on the day before the event.  Please see the Club Policies page for more information.

  • A formal policy has been established (just in case!) that requires a minimum of twelve registered members for an event to be considered an official GTGP event counting toward the season ending championship.

  • New Local Rules

  • There are no changes to local rules for this year.

  • Web Site Updates

  • You will note our web site has a new look.  The format remains essentially the same, however, so members should not have difficulty finding content.