What’s New for This Year

This was written for the 2018 season so needs to be updated. We’ll keep it here as we work on the 2019 schedule.

The GTGP Board of Directors has been hard at work this off-season seeking out ways to improve our club for the new season. A few important changes for this year are noted below:

Upcoming GTGP Schedule

Time to mix it up with some great courses!!!

The new GTGP schedule includes this year, the Tour visits Inniscrone, Makefield Highlands, Golden Phesant and some private courses Bellewood and Hartefeld National. Several courses return after an absence last year, including Harbor Pines and Iron Valley . At the same time, several favorites from our first eight seasons remain on the schedule.

The GTGP Tour Championship, a season-ending 36-hole stroke play event, moves to Five Ponds & Downingtown. We have decided to change the total to 18,000,000. Of this, 8,000,000 will be awarded for the first event witch is ussually a less challenging course, and 10,000,000 for the last event which is typically more difficult. There will be no bonus 10,000,000 purse for combined score anymore this was very laborsome to calculate and has drawn much criticism over the years.

The duration of the GTGP season schedule is set at 23 to 25 regular season events, running from April to September.

GTGP will travel to a yet to be determined site for the 2018 GTGP Event. The matches consist of a 2-player better ball competition on Saturday afternoon and individual net singles matches on Sunday morning. Qualifying provisions for this event will be the same as last year, with the team being selected from the Top players on the final GTGP Money List (number of players to be determined), and each of the players with the lowest ten Adjusted Net and lowest ten Adjusted Gross scores who have not already qualified. Members must play in a minimum of ten events to qualify. The final spot for the trip will always be awarded to a none qualifying board member.

New Club Policies

Effective for the 2018 season we will be using multiple tee selection in an effort to make the league more enjoyable for everyone. We have had a strong interest in the forward tees and plan to reinstate them.

The membership fee of $100 now includes a USGA handicap through the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP). This will provide you, our members, with a $25 savings over previous seasons when the handicap fee was charged separately. As our long-time members know, our annual membership fee of $100 has remained unchanged since our inaugural 2005 season.

All members will be required to keep their handicap updated through the GHIN system. This will help to streamline the Board’s updating of handicaps in preparation for the events.

Clarifications have been made to the policy for canceling events due to inclement weather. If an event is cancelled in advance by the Board of Directors due to the forecast of inclement weather, the cancellation will be posted on the club web site not later than noon on the day before the event. Please see the Club Policies page for more information.

A formal policy has been established (just in case!) that requires a minimum of twelve registered members for an event to be considered an official GTGP event counting toward the season ending championship.

New Local Rules

There are no changes to local rules for this year.

Web Site Updates

You will note our web site has a new look. The format remains essentially the same, however, so members should not have difficulty finding content.