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The Champions Club

The Best Mens and Ladies League in the Desert

Importance announcement for the upcoming 2022-2023 season;

  • 52 players available every week
  • 64 memberships available for sale
  • First come first serve with updated Palm Desert resident card

Please use the link below to pay for your weekly green fee once your name has been updated on the starting assignments tab below.

 

$299.00 to join Champs Club
Must have a valid Palm Desert Resident's Card to participate in the Champions Club  SOLD OUT FOR 2021/2022 SEASON CALL GOLF SHOP TO INQUIRE ABOUT WAITLIST

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
    • ​Shorty Cup (Ladies) & Wieringa Cup (Men)
  • Complimentary SCGA Handicap
  • 50% OFF Resort Practice Range Fee, AFTER 10:00am ($15 instead of $30)
  • 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.

2022-2023 Season

Date Format Time Course
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Individual Stroke Play 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 9 The Hard Way 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Individual Stroke Play - Mystery Holes 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 9 The Easy Way 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Two Person Scramble 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Odds or Evens 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Individual Stroke Play 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 NO EVENT THANKSGIVING BREAK
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9 The Hard Way 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Two Person Best Ball 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Individual Stroke Play - Mystery Holes 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 NO EVENT CHRISTMAS BREAK
Wednesday, December 28, 2022 Individual Stroke Play 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 Best 9 holes 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Stableford Points 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Individual Stroke Play  7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, January 26, 2023 9 The Easy Way 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Odds or Evens 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Mystery Holes 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Individual Stroke Play 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 9 The Hard Way 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Mystery Holes 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Odds or Evens 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Individual Stroke Play 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Mystery Holes 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Orange Ball 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Odds or Evens 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 9 the Easy Way 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Mystery Holes 7:30 AM FC
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 Stableford Poins 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 No Play, Tournament buyout    
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Individual Stroke Play 7:35 AM MV
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Individual Stroke Play 7:30 AM 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 or a Temporary Residents Letter from the Recreation District.

Weekly Play Rate
Palm Desert Resident Rate (Currently $52) + $5 Buy In = $57 per week which will be paid online this season.


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 2022 through May 2023


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. 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

7:30 Tee Time Start due to Expected Frost!!!!! 

*** We appreciate everyone's understanding with pairings moving forward - the spirit of Champions Club is getting to know other Palm Desert Locals who love the game of golf. Enjoy making connections and have fun!!!

 

Mountain View Golf Course

Format - 9 the hard way

Wednesday November 30th, 2022 

7:35

Mary Hellwig

Jitka Civrna

Vicki Woodcock

Paula Shimkus

7:45

Barbara Nuismer

Jennylynn Fraser

Madeleine Mathieu

Judy McLennan

7:55

Kathy Gillespie

Gail Anderson

Barbara Briguglio

Mariane Reimer

8:05

Barbara Johns

Claudia Hildahl

Gail McClay

Lisa Buttjes

8:15

Michael Downey

Tony Martin

David Ankeny

Steve Goodfriend

8:25

Jim Young

Peter Reimer

Peter Fraser

Ken Boone

8:35

John King

Steve Jackson

Dave Freeman

Steve Shimkus

8:45

Les Anderson

Tom Kenworthy

Mike Crosby

Steve Valente

8:55

 

Doug Ferguson

Ben Wieringa

Bruce Mailhes

9:05

David Newman

Joe Marinko

Mark Plinneke

Cliff Lindgren

9:15

Peter Lewis

Don Wallace

Robert Kleinberg

Buck Pruett

9:25

Bobby Erickson

Mark Ridley

Dan Foxx

Lou Gonzalez

9:35

Fred Johns

Chuck Collins

Chuck Killion

Dale Birkland

Waiting List

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
         
         
         

Please call us in the golf shop at 760-346-7060 ex. 1 or email Jeff Grant, PGA at [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance!

RESULTS WILL BE POSTED BY FRIDAY, WEEKLY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING!

Champions Club

Individual Stroke Play

11/16/22

Updated as of 11.16.22

Desert Willow will be posting scores every week.

Points race will be updated this weekend

Based on the survey response to format regarding Men's and Ladies divisions, at the present moment we will do net and gross scoring for each division with only one place in gross being paid.  Subject to change once everyone from champions club has completed the survey.

 

 Winners 

Ladies Gross 

1st place - Vicki Woodcock - 84 - $16

Ladies Net 

1st place - Kathy Gillespie - 67 - $16

2nd place - Jennylynn Fraser - 71 - $14

3rd place - Shorty Munro - 75 - $12

T4th place - Barbara Nuismer, Gail Anderson - 78 - $9.50/player

6th place - Barbara Briguglio - 79 - $8.00

 

Men's Gross 

1st place - Bruce Mailhes - 75 - $22

Men's Net 

1st place - Peter Reimer - 71 - $22

T2nd place - Bobby Erickson, Doug Ferguson, Steve Shimkus, Don Wallace - 74 - $17/player

T6th place - Jim Young, Ben Wieringa, Steve Goodfriend - 75 - $11.00/player

T9th place - Ron Wingerson, Steve Jackson, Fred Johns, Tony Martin, Robert Kleinberg - 77 - $6/player

 

Please call us in the golf shop at 760-346-7060 ex. 1 or email Jeff Grant, PGA at [email protected] if you have any questions or need assistance!

OUR POINTS RACE WILL BE UPDATED OVER THE WEEKEND. THANK YOU! 

*** POINTS RACE REFLECTS RESULTS AS OF 11/17/22***

The Shorty Cup

 

  • 1st Place- Gail Anderson (42 points) 
  • T2nd Place - Vicki woodcock, Shorty Munro (40 Points)
  • T4th Place - Barbara Johns, Barbara Nuismer (33 Points)

The Wieringa Cup

 

  • T1st Place - Doug Feguson (125 points)
  • T2nd Place - Steve Jackson, Robert Kleinberg (116 points) 
  • 4th Place - John King (113 Points)
  • 5th Place - Don Wallace (110 Points)

 

 

 

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!!

 

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