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The Champions Club

The Best Mens and Ladies League in the Desert

$299.00 per person for 2018-2019 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) & Gonzalez 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.

2018-2019 Season

Date Format Time Course
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Individual Stroke Play 8:00 AM SG MV
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2 Person Best Ball 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Individual Stroke Play-Mystery Holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9 The Easy Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Stableford Points 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Individual Stroke Play-Fairways 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 NO EVENT- THANKSGIVING BREAK -- --
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 2 Person Scramble 7:50AM FC
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9 The Hard Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 NO EVENT - CHRISTMAS BREAK -- --
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Best 9 Holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9 The Easy Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2 Person Best Ball 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Individual Stroke Play- Most Fairways Hit 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9 The Hard Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Stableford Points 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2 Person Best Ball - Member/Member 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Best 9 Holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Odds or Evens 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9 the Easy Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2 Person Scramble- Beat The Pro's 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9 the Hard Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC

**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 2018 through May 2019


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.

SHOTGUN Hole Assignments- 7:30am - (4/17/19)

Firecliff- 9 the Easy Way

1A- Margie Murphy, Madeleine Mathieu, Trudy Sylvester

1B- Barbara Johns, Vickie Brown, Kathryn Bruce, Victoria Hayes

18- Judy McLennan, Katalin Grant, Barbara Rottler, Judy Almquist

17- Ben Wieringa, Avi Lasman, Doug Ferguson, Randy Catlett

16A- Tom Walton, Lou Gonzalez, Harold Klempner, Michael Downey

16B- John McCall, Joe Weber, Roger Frichette, Pat Beyer

15- Bruce Maihes, Charlie Nemish, Len Hall, Ed Erikson

14- Don Swarm, Tom Hobson, Ray Padilla, Hal Hinds

13A- Chuck Collins, Fred Johns, Fred Hardy, Mike Kelly

13B- Clay Meeker, Tom Dwyer, Randy Swangard, Jim Young

12- Murray Quance, Ken Boone, Dennis Brealey, Bill Schmidt

Shotgun Notes: Please arrive with ample time to check in, warm up, and get situated prior to your scheduled start time.

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 Easy Way- 4/17/19

Women’s Gross

1st Place- Madeleine Mathieu- 39 - $11

2nd Place- Trudy Sylvester- 40 - $10

Women’s Net

1st Place- Barbara Rottler- 31 - $11

2nd Place- Victoria Hayes- 33 - $10

T3rd Place- Margie Murphy- 34 - $4.50

T3rd Place- Katalin Grant- 34 - $4.50

T3rd Place- Judy Almquist- 34 - $4.50

Men’s Gross

1st Place- Randy Swangard- 35 - $15

T2nd Place- Bruce Mailhes- 36 - $14

T2nd Place- Mike Kelly- 36 - $14

T2nd Place- Lou Gonzalez- 36 - $14

Men’s Net

1st Place- Ed Erikson- 28 - $15

2nd Place- Len Hall- 32 - $14

T3rd Place- Pat Beyer- 33 - $12

T3rd Place- Clay Meeker- 33 - $12

T3rd Place- Tom Dwyer- 33 - $12

T6th Place- Chuck Collins- 34 - $10

T6th Place- Michael Downey- 34 - $10

T6th Place- Ray Padilla- 34 - $10

*Winnings are distributed as Golf Shop Credit.

2018/2019 Champions Club Season Long NET Points Race

The Hayes Cup

  • 1st Place - Victoria Hayes (138 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Margie Murphy (129 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Kathryn Bruce (119 pts)
  • 4th Place - Judy Almquist (118 pts)
  • 5th Place - Madeleine Mathieu (109 pts)
  • 6th Place - Karen Martin (108 pts)
  • 7th Place - Susan Pennington (97 pts)
  • 8th Place - Dee McMillan (88 pts)
  • 9th Place - Trudy Sylvester (87 pts)
  • 10th Place - Barbara Rottler (86 pts)

The Gonzalez Cup

  • 1st Place - Ben Wieringa (463 pts)
  • T2nd Place - Avi Lasman (408 pts)
  • T2nd Place - Bruce Mailhes (408 pts)
  • 4th Place - Randy Catlett (358 pts)
  • T5th Place - Fred Hardy (349 pts)
  • T5th Place - Lou Gonzalez (349 pts)
  • 7th Place - Tom Walton (340 pts)
  • 8th Place - Mike Kelly (320 pts)
  • 9th Place - Chuck Killion (317 pts)
  • 10th Place - Randy Swangard (306 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 4/17/19)

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