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The Champions Club

The Best Mens and Ladies League in the Desert

$299.00 per person for 2019-2020 Season
Must have a valid Palm Desert Resident's Card to participate in the Champions Club

Champions Club Memberships may be purchased in the Golf Shop only. Please bring your valid Palm Desert Resident's Card at time of purchase. 

  • Season Long NET Points Race
    • ​Hayes Cup (Ladies) & Wieringa Cup (Men)
  • Complimentary SCGA Handicap
  • 50% OFF Resort Practice Range Fee
  • 25% OFF Golf Shop Apparel (Non-Sale Items)
  • 15% OFF Accessories, Gift Items and Footwear (Non-Sale Items)
  • 10% OFF Restaurant Dining (Food Only)

Champions Club Tournament Schedule


Players must sign up in the Golf Shop or via telephone, 760.346.7060 Ext. 1, by close of business the Sunday before Wednesday play. Emails will not be accepted. Players may not sign up other players. Sign ups will only be available 7 days in advance of each event. Open tee times will be released at the close of business on Sundays.

2019-2020 Season

Date Format Time Course
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9 The Hard Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 8:00AM SG MV
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9 The Easy Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Best 9 Holes 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 NO EVENT - THANKSGIVING BREAK -- --
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9 The Hard Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9 The Easy Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 NO EVENT - CHRISTMAS BREAK -- --
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Best 9 Holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Individual Stroke Play- Fairways 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9 The Easy Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Best 9 Holes 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9 The Hard Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Odds or Evens 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2 Person Best Ball - Member/Member 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Best 9 Holes 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9 the Easy Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2 Person Scramble- Beat The Pro's 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Individual Stoke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9 the Hard Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Odds or Evens 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV

**Please note this is a tentative schedule. The events and times are subject to change. Large outings will take precedence over Wednesday events. Desert Willow Golf Resort staff will work with Club Representatives to reschedule events.**

Eligibility
Must have a valid Palm Desert Resident's Card to be a participant in the Champion's Club.

Weekly Play Rate
Palm Desert Resident Rate (Currently $52) + $5 Buy In


Start Times
7:30 AM / 7:35 AM Wednesday Shotguns. Minimum of 40 players for a Shotgun Start. Straight Tee Times will be utilized for 39 Players or less. Tee Times/Shotgun Hole Assignments will be posted under the "Starting Assignments" Tab on the Champions Club webpage the Monday prior to each Wednesday event.


Season Length
October 2019 through May 2020


Number of Players
Maximum of 52 players per week (a wait list will be utilized after 52 players are signed up)


Formats | Prize Pool Fee/Payouts
Determined by Champions Club Representatives


Pairings
Pairings will be done in accordance to the sign up form unless otherwise changed by the Champions Club Representatives. Pairing requests will typically be granted, but may be adjusted if necessary.


Weekly Sign Ups
Players must sign up in the Golf Shop or via telephone, 760.346.7060 Ext. 1, by close of business the Sunday before Wednesday play. Emails will unfortunately, not be accepted. Sign ups will only be available 7 days in advance of each event. Open tee times will be released at the close of business on Sundays.


No Shows
All no shows will be charged the Palm Desert Resident Rate ($52). Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.


Cart Signs | Scorecards | Scoring
Desert Willow Golf Resort staff will provide Cart Signs, Scorecards, and Scoring for each Wednesday event. The Results will be posted under the "Results" tab on the Champions Club webpage upon completion of the event. The Champions Club Commissioner will post weekly scores to the participants active GHIN Handicap. A Valid GHIN Handicap is necessary should a competitor want to be eligible for NET prizes & the NET Points Race.

Champions Club SHOTGUN Hole Assignments- 7:30am (2/19/20)

Mountain View- 9 the Hard Way

1A- Barbara Johns, Andrea Rifkin, Judy Almquist

1B- Cindy Pieper, Victoria Hayes, Mardie Murphy, Madeleine Mathieu

18- Judy McLennan, Vickie Brown, Bette Shuler

17- Chuck Collins, Fred Johns, Mike Kelly, Fred Hardy

16A- Ben Wieringa, Avi Lasman, Doug Ferguson, Chuck Killion

16B- Steve Sippel, Joe Weber, Orrin Weinstein, Chuck O'Rourke

15A- Tom Walton, Lou Gonzalez, Will Carrillo

15B- Michael Downey, Jim Young, Randy Swangard, Tom Dwyer

14- Bruce Mailhes, Charlie Nemish, Gordie Johansen

13A- Len Hall, Ed Erikson, Michael Austin, Tom Hobson

13B- Lee Jaeger, Randy Catlett, Tom Osenton, Tony Marsic

12- Don Swarm, Hal Hinds, Ray Padilla, Ellis Fluet

Shotgun Notes: Please arrive with ample time to check in, warm up, and get situated prior to lead out at 7:25am!

Please call us in the golf shop at 760-346-7060 ex. 1 or email Jackson Vance at jvance@desertwillow.com if you have any questions or need assistance.

Champions Club

9 the Hard Way- 2/19/20

Women’s Gross

T1st Place- Victoria Hayes- 48 - $9

T1st Place- Madeleine Mathieu- 48 - $9

Women’s Net

1st Place- Barbara Johns- 35 - $9

T2nd Place- Andrea Rifkin- 38 - $6

T2nd Place- Judy Almquist- 38 - $6

T2nd Place- Judy McLennan- 38 - $6

Men’s Gross

T1st Place- Bruce Mailhes - 36 - $13

T1st Place- Randy Swangard - 36 - $13

T1st Place- Randy Catlett - 36 - $13

T4th Place- Orrin Weinstein - 37 - $11

T4th Place- Tom Osenton – 37 - $11

Men’s Net

1st Place- Ellis Fluet- 31 - $13

T2nd Place- Ben Wieringa- 32 - $12

T2nd Place- Tony Marsic- 32 - $12

T4th Place- Fred Johns- 33 - $11

T4th Place- Doug Ferguson- 33 - $11

T6th Place- Chuck Collins - 34 - $8

T6th Place- Avi Lasman - 34 - $8

T6th Place- Tom Walton - 34 - $8

T6th Place- Tom Dwyer - 34 - $8

T6th Place- Lee Jaeger - 34 - $8

 

*Winnings are distributed as Golf Shop Credit

2019/2020 Champions Club Season Long NET Points Race

The Hayes Cup

  • 1st Place - Victoria Hayes (106 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Madeleine Mathieu (99 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Kathryn Bruce (78 pts)
  • 4th Place - Cindy Pieper (67 pts)
  • 5th Place - Margie Murphy (65 pts)
  • 6th Place - Judy Almquist (57 pts)
  • 7th Place - Trudy Sylvester (51 pts)
  • 8th Place - Andrea Rifkin (50 pts)
  • 9th Place - Barbara Johns (49 pts)
  • 10th Place - Dee McMillan (48 pts)

The Wieringa Cup

  • 1st Place - Lou Gonzalez (322 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Len Hall (317 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Hal Hinds (309 pts)
  • 4th Place - Avi Lasman (283 pts)
  • 5th Place - Bruce Mailhes (282 pts)
  • T6th Place - Randy Catlett (253 pts)
  • T6th Place - Ben Wieringa (253 pts)
  • 8th Place - Doug Ferguson (241 pts)
  • 9th Place - Tom Osenton (236 pts)
  • 10th Place - Will Carrillo (234 pts)

 

Points Race Rules & Regulations

  • Two Divisions - Men & Ladies
  • Points are weighted based on event participation
    • Example: If Three Players play in the event for the Men's Division, point distribution would be as follows;
      • ​1st Place = 3 pts
      • 2nd Place = 2 pts
      • 3rd Place = 1 pt
  • Points are distributed to BOTH players in a Partner Event
  • The Winner of each Division will receive a $299 Desert Willow Gift Card!!

(Standings as of 2/12/20)

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