Average Green Size, What’s Yours?

This is from the GCSAA Tournament Fact Sheet: “Golf course management facts: Average tour green size (sq. ft.): The average green size on the professional tours is approximately 6,000 square feet, ranging from 3,500 sq.ft at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif. to 9,000 sq.ft. at The Rail Golf Club, Springfield, Ill”.

Greens that average 9,000 square feet! Can you say 5 putt?

LOP Green #1 is 2,735 square feet and Green #18 is almost the same size at 2710 square feet.

#18 at Jefferson Country Club in Ohio is a single green that measures nearly 40,000 sq.ft. – Hole #18 (Par 5): Black – 652 yds.; Blue – 585 yds.; Jones – 540 yds.; White – 540 yds.; Silver – 530 yds.; Forward – 458 yds.


MGC members & Guests. 2 person teams, 3 different formats
9:00 a.m. shotgun start

ELIGIBILITY – Entries MGC members & Guest; Must have an established handicap

FORMAT – 3 Formats in 1 Game – 6 holes each of alternate shot, best ball, and scramble.

CONDITIONS OF PLAY – Holes 1-6 Alternate Shot. Both hit a drive, pick best drive and alternate from there. Holes 7-12 Two Man Best Ball. Holes 13-18 Scramble format. The closest to the pin on holes; 7 and 15. Number of flights will be determined by number of entries.

SCORING – Net score. Both player’s current handicaps will be added together and divided by 2. This handicap will be deducted from the gross score to determine the final net score.

Example: Player 1 handicap is 11 and player 2 handicap is 16, add the two handicaps and divide by 2 (27/2). The team handicap is 13.5. Your Gross score for example is 85 your net score would be 71.5

FOOD & BEVERAGE – Keg of beer & soft drinks on the Sports Lounge Patio following play. MGC will also provide 1 $5 meal/beverage ticket to each player

PRIZES – Prizes will be a Combination Pro shop credit and Cash.

Hole #6 Tree Triming




If you’re new to fundraising or new to the sport of golf, this may be the first time you’ve thought about planning your own golf tournament. The first question you might be asking yourself is the most simple and often overlooked: Why have a golf tournament in the first place?

There are many different reasons people throw golf events. Whether its for a non-profit or corporate effort, most golf tournaments are fundraisers of some sort. Golf tournaments are a great way to raise money and bring people together, so raising money for an organization is probably the most common reason that people plan golf tournaments. Non-profits turn to golf tournaments because they are money-makers and can run on volunteers. They are a fun and relatively easy way to get people involved in a cause and out socializing, and they help the non-profit raise money and awareness for their cause. If you have a cause that you hold dear to your heart, you should definitely consider holding a golf tournament to fund raise and foster involvement in your organization. If you aren’t a member of a specific non-profit, you can also hold a golf tournament to solicit donations for a particular cause. This is very similar to raising money for a non-profit, but your tournament will have a specific cause in mind (example: raising money for a loved one’s surgery bills) and will not be going towards a non profit’s general funding. Using this relaxed and positive environment is a great way to attract new donors, volunteers and board members to an organization. When it comes to using Golf tournaments for non-profit efforts, you really can’t go wrong.

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