Carson Valley Women's Golf Club

CVWGC

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CVWGC

Q: How do I join CVWGC?
A: Simple, print out an Application From, or pick one up in the Carson Valley Golf Course Pro Shop, complete the form and return it along with your membership fees.

Q: Do I need to have an established golf handicap to join CVWGC?
A: No, but you will need to establish one. A portion of your membership cost goes to the GHIN Handicapping Program. Once registered, a GHIN number will be issued and all future of golf must be posted to establish and maintain your GHIN handicap. 

Q: As a member can I bring a guest to play in the weekly club tournaments?
A: Yes, and the guest cost will be the same price as the member's cost. However, the guest may not participate in any contests (i.e. weekly prize money, closest to the pin, chip-ins, etc.).

Q: Do I have to commit to play every week?
A: Of course not, but we do want you to play as often as possible and enjoy the game of golf with new and/or existing friends.

Q: As a member how do I sign up for weekly tournaments?
A: Actually, there are two (2) ways to sign up for weekly tournaments:

  1. Logon to Golf Genius and sign up for the particular play day tournament or multiple play days (see How to access Golf Genius below)
  2. Call the CVGC @ (775) 265-3181 by noon Monday for Tuesday's tournament.

Please note - If you have signed up but are unable to make a tournament please log back into Golf Genius to remove youself the play day tournament or call the golf course as soon as possibel and inform them of the change.

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GHIN Posting

Q: If I start a round, but do not finish, do I need to post my score?
A: If you are playing a 9 hole round and finish 7 holes you need to post the round. If you are playing 18 holes and complete 13 holes before termination, you must post your score.

Q: If I am playing only 9 holes do I still need to post my score?
A: Yes, provided the course has a nine-hole USGA course rating and slope and at least 7 holes have been completed.

Please note: If you have posted multiple 9 hole rounds from the same course they may be combined in groups of 2's as a single 18 hole round and will be designated with a score type of C (Combined Nines).

Q: What is an adjusted gross score (adjusted score)?
A: Gross score is, of course, every stroke a golfer has taken during a round, added up to a total score. An adjusted gross or adjusted score is a golfer's stroke total for a round after accounting for the maximum per-hole scores allowed by the USGA's Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) guidelines.

Q: What is ESC?
A: Equitabel Stroke Control (ESC) is an adjustment of individual hole scores (for handicap purposes) in order to make handicaps more representative of a player's potential ability. ESC is applied after the round and is only used when the actual score or the most likely score exceeds a player’s maximum number. ESC sets a limit to the number of strokes a player can take on a hole depending on Course Handicap. Apply ESC to all scores, including tournament scores.

  Course Handicap Maximum Strokes  
  9 or less Double Bogy  
  10 - 19 7  
  20 - 29 8  
  30 - 39 9  
  40 and above 10  

Q: What is the "Course Handicap"?
A: All golf courses are not created equal - some are more dificult than others (rating and slope). Players who have established thier hadicap index on a less difficult course may be at a disadvantage when playing on a more difficult course. To adjust for this course inequity each player should look up thier adjusted handicap index applicable to the course being played in the pro shop of the course.

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HSTP

Q: What is "High Sierra Team Play" or HSTP?
A: High Sierra Team Play is a team competition among 20 member women's clubs in Northern Nevada. There is a tournament (Stableford format) each month from May through October and each club sends a team of six to each event. Competition is open to all members, but players must qualify on the specified qualifying dates as set forth on the CVWGC Tournament Schedule which is available on the Calendar page.

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Type of Games

Q: What is "Stroke Play"?
A: Stroke play, also known as Medal play, is a scoring system in the sport of golf. It involves counting the total number of strokes taken on each hole during a given round, or series of rounds. The winner is the player who has taken the fewest number of strokes over the course of the round, or rounds.

Q: What is "Match Play"?
A: Unlike Stroke play, in which the unit of scoring is the total number of strokes taken over one or more rounds of golf, Match play scoring consists of individual holes won, halved or lost. On each hole, the most that can be gained is one point. Golfers play as normal, counting the strokes taken on a given hole.

Q: What is a "Skins" game?
A: In concept, Skins is very much a Match play format, but it is usually played between three or four players. Each hole is played separately, and is won by the player with the lowest score on the hole -- that golfer wins 'the skin'. The interesting part of the game happens when two or more players tie for the low score. In this case there is 'no blood,' and the skin 'carries over' to the next hole, doubling its worth. At the end of the game, each player settles up based on the number of skins they have.

Q: What is the difference between "Scramble" and "Best Ball" games?
A: The Scramble is probably the most-common format for team tournaments. It can be played by 2, 3 or 4 person teams, and involves choosing the one best shot following every stroke, with each team member then playing again from that one spot.

In a Best Ball tournament, all members of each team play their own balls on each hole. At the completion of the hole, the lowest score among all team members serves as the team score. If there are four members on a team, and on the first hole those four golfers score 4, 7, 6 and 5, the team score is 4, because that is best ball among the four players.

Q: What is "Stableford"?
A: Stableford scoring systems are stroke-play formats in which the high total wins, not the low. That's because in Stableford, your final score is not your stroke total, but rather the total points you have earned for your scores on each individual hole. For example, a par might be worth 1 point, a birdie 2. If you par the first hole and birdie the second, you've accrued 3 points.

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Weekly Play Days

Q: Is there a weekly play day or tournament schedule?
A: Yes. It is posted under the Calendar section as Club Tournament Schedule.

Q: What are "Flights" and why are they used in our weekly play day tournaments?
A: A "flight" is a term for a division of golfers within a golf tournament. Each "flight," or division, consists of golfers of roughly similar skills (determined by handicaps). The flights are named to indicate that skill level; for example, the best golfers in the tournament are grouped in the Championship Flight or "A" Flight; the next-best, in the First Flight or "B" Flight, and so on.

Q: In the CVWGC tournaments what are the "Flight" divisions and what are the handicap ranges for each?
A: We use the following Flight designations and divisions;

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Computer / Web Questions

Q: How do I access Golf Genius to signup for upcoming rounds, check results, etc.?
A: We have created the GG User Manual to address many of the questions related to accessing Golf Genius (GG), navigating the site and it's functionality.

Q: What is a DesktopShortcut?
A: A desktop shortcut, usually represented by an icon, is a small file containing a link to a program executable (Word, Excel, etc), a folder or document (My Document, My Pictures, etc) or a website (cvwgc.com, GHIN, etc.). Clicking on a shortcut icon takes you directly to the object to which the shortcut points. Shortcut icons contain a small arrow in their lower left corner.

Q: How do I create a shortcut to our website of to Golf Genius?
A: Please see the Creating A Desktop Shortcut Instructions document.