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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 Stableford Points 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 Tee Time Assignments- (12/11/19)

Firecliff- Individual Stroke Play

7:30- Kathryn Bruce, Clare Jackson, Victoria Hayes

7:40- Cindy Pieper, Barbara Johns, Andrea Rifkin

7:50- Candice Jones, Dee McMillan, Madeleine Mathieu

8:00- Dale Birkland, Gordie Johansen, Charlie Nemish

8:10- Tom Osenton, Steve Sippel, Charlie Wozow, Lee Jaeger

8:20- Ellis Fluet, Hal Hinds, Ray Padilla, Don Swarm

8:30- Tom Hobson, Mike Kelly, Fred Johns, Chuck Collins

8:40- Ben Wieringa, Avi Lasman, Randy Catlett, Chuck Killion

8:50- Ed Erikson, Cliff Lindgren, Len Hall, Michael Austin

9:00- Tom Walton, Lou Gonzalez, Orrin Weinstein, Randy Swangard

9:10- Joe Weber, Pat Beyer, John King

 

Tee Time Notes: Please arrive with ample time to check in, warm up, and get situated prior to your 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

Individual Stroke Play- 12/11/19

Women’s Gross

1st Place- Kathryn Bruce- 89 - $9

2nd Place- Victoria Hayes- 94 - $8

Women’s Net

1st Place- Madeleine Mathieu- 77 - $9

2nd Place- Barbara Johns- 78 - $8

3rd Place- Dee McMillan- 80 - $6

Men’s Gross

T1st Place- Tom Osenton- 78 - $14

T1st Place- Ben Wieringa - 78 - $14

T1st Place- Randy Catlett- 78 - $14

T1st Place- Orrin Weinstein- 78 - $14

5th Place- Lou Gonzalez- 79 - $11

Men’s Net

1st Place- Fred Johns- 67 - $14

T2nd Place- Michael Austin- 71 - $13

T2nd Place- Randy Swangard- 71 - $13

T4th Place- Steve Sippel- 72 - $11

T4th Place- Hal Hinds- 72 - $11

T4th Place- Len Hall- 72 - $10

 

*Winnings are distributed as Golf Shop Credit

 

 

2019/2020 Champions Club Season Long NET Points Race

The Hayes Cup

  • 1st Place - Madeleine Mathieu (36 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Kathryn Bruce (28 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Victoria Hayes (26 pts)
  • 4th Place - Trudy Sylvester (25 pts)
  • T5th Place - Judy Almquist (20 pts)
  • T5th Place - Candice Jones (20 pts)
  • 7th Place - Andrea Rifkin (15 pts)
  • T8th Place - Emily Carlin (14 pts)
  • T8th Place - Cindy Pieper (14 pts)
  • 10th Place - Barbara Johns (12 pts)

The Wieringa Cup

  • 1st Place - Len Hall (169 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Hal Hinds (168 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Lou Gonzalez (158 pts)
  • 4th Place - Bruce Mailhes (155 pts)
  • 5th Place - Avi Lasman (140 pts)
  • 6th Place - Michael Austin (129 pts)
  • 7th Place - Charlie Nemish (121 pts)
  • 8th Place - Ben Wieringa (120 pts)
  • 9th Place - Will Carrillo (110 pts)
  • 10th Place - Chuck Killion (107 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 11/20/19)

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