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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.

TEE TIME Assignments- 7:30am - (5/29/19)

Firecliff- Individual Stroke Play

7:30- Kathryn Bruce, Maureen Brealey, Katalin Grant, Susan Pennington

7:40- Fred Hardy, Chuck Collins, Fred Johns

7:50- Tom Walton, Lou Gonzalez, Charlie Nemish

8:00- Chuck O’Rourke, Dennis Brealey, Pat Beyer

8:10- Ray Padilla, Don Swarm, Tom Hobson

8:20- Ben Wieringa, Avi Lasman, Doug Ferguson, Guillermo Castaneda

Tee Time Notes: Please arrive with ample time to check in, warm up, and get situated prior to your scheduled start time. Don’t forget! Being a Champions Club Member gives you Summer VIP Discounts from Tuesday, May 28 - Sunday, September 22 as well as access to the 2019 Summer League. Please check with Jackson for further details!

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

Individual Stroke Play- 5/29/19

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful Champions Club season! We look forward to seeing those of you who will stick around for Summer League! Have a great summer for those who are leaving. See you all in the Fall!!

Women’s Gross

T1st Place- Kathryn Bruce- 92 - $7

T1st Place- Maureen Brealey- 92 - $7

Women’s Net

1st Place- Katalin Grant- 73 - $7

Men’s Gross

1st Place- Lou Gonzalez- 71 - $13

2nd Place- Tom Walton - 75 - $11

Men’s Net

1st Place- Avi Lasman- 63 - $13

2nd Place- Chuck Collins- 65 - $11

3rd Place – Charlie Nemish- 67 - $9

4th Place- Ray Padilla- 70 - $8

T5th Place- Tom Hobson- 71 - $7

T5th Place- Chuck O’Rourke- 71 - $7

***Closest to the Pin Competition Winners***

Ladies- Maureen Brealey

Men- Avi Lasman

 

*Winnings are distributed as Golf Shop Credit

2018/2019 Champions Club Season Long NET Points Race

Congratulations to Victoria Hayes and Ben Wieringa! They are the Season Long Net Point competition winners!

The Hayes Cup

  • 1st Place - Victoria Hayes (148 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Margie Murphy (129 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Kathryn Bruce (124 pts)
  • 4th Place - Judy Almquist (118 pts)
  • 5th Place - Karen Martin (115 pts)
  • 6th Place - Madeleine Mathieu (109 pts)
  • 7th Place - Susan Pennington (105 pts)
  • 8th Place - Trudy Sylvester (95 pts)
  • 9th Place - Dee McMillan (88 pts)
  • 10th Place - Barbara Rottler (86 pts)

The Gonzalez Cup

  • 1st Place - Ben Wieringa (515 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Avi Lasman (458 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Bruce Mailhes (454 pts)
  • 4th Place - Tom Walton (390 pts)
  • T5th Place - Fred Hardy (383 pts)
  • T5th Place - Lou Gonzalez (383 pts)
  • 7th Place - Mike Kelly (367 pts)
  • 8th Place - Randy Catlett (358 pts)
  • 9th Place - Chuck Killion (354 pts)
  • 10th Place - Chuck Collins (333 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;
      • ‚Äč1st 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 5/29/19)

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