Revised March 6, 2019 2019 To Print2019standingrules.pdfStanding Rules



Any Quail Creek resident or renter who meets the qualifications defined in the By-Laws may become a member of the QC9LGA. New members with a current GHIN H/C Index must provide their GHIN number on the membership application form along with a check payable toQC9LGA in the amount of the current membership fee.

New members who do not have a H/C Index must complete a membership application form along with a check payable to QC9LGA in the amount of the current membership fee. See membership application for specific details.

Social: Any current or former member who is unable to play golf may become a social member at a fee of $10 per year. She will be allowed to participate in all social functions, attend meetings.

League Play Day: QC9LGA league day is Thursday with a Shotgun start. Information regarding tee times is under "Event Calendar" on the QC9LGA website (

Sign up to play:

Deadline to sign up is Sunday before 10PM.


Events such as meetings, luncheons, play days, qualifying events, and tournaments are posted on the QC9LGA website.

Cost to play:

Cost includes the green fees for 9 holes plus an amount that goes into a weekly prize fund.

Tee Times & Pairings:

Tee times and pairings are posted no later than Wednesday. Pairings will be sent via Golf Genius e-mail to those playing that week and may also be on the web site.

Weekly Winners:

Winnings are added to your North Star account by the Pro Shop and must be used by December 31st. Winners will be sent to those playing email via Golf Genius.

To Cancel:

Before the day of play; call the appropriate Tournament Chair. Check the website for the current Tournament Chairs responsible for that week's pairings.

Day of play

call the Pro Shop @ 520.393.5802 Frost Delay:

Notification of frost delays will be sent to those who have signed up to play via e-mail by the Pro Shop or you may also contact the Frost Line at 520.393-5817.

Arrival Time:

Arrive at least 30 minutes before the shotgun start.

If you are using your golf cart, park it in the designated space (by Hole #) in the staging area.

Score Cards: There is one official score card. One person is responsible for marking scores. Additionally, the other should mark scores on a QC score card to compare scores before finalizing.

Score cards must be dated, signed and attested to at the end of each round. The card must then IMMEDIATELY be placed in the designated area in the Pro Shop.

Failure to sign, attest and turn in the official score card may result in disqualification.

10-Stroke Rule:

This rule applies during QC9LGA league play. After 10 strokes you must pick up your ball.

If we are counting putts and you've already reached 10 strokes, place your ball on the green at the furthest point from the flag and putt from there. Record a 10x on your score card and record your putts

Posting Scores:

League Days; The score card must indicate your ACTUAL score up to the maximum of 10 strokes. The handicap chair will post all league day scores, making the adjustment for equitable stroke control (ESC).

Non-League Days; Players are responsible for posting their own scores as soon as possible, using the equitable stroke control (ESC).

You may post your scores on the AWGA web-site or the method requires that you use your AWGA number and your selected password.

Be sure to post the ESC score and the course and date you played. The equitable stroke control guidelines are below.

Contact our Handicap Chairperson for questions regarding posting and Equitable Stroke Control.

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC):

You are required to adjust each hole's scores when your score(s) are higher than the maximum number you can post according to your handicap. After the round, you apply ESC, deduct any extra strokes, then post the adjusted gross score. The ESC guidelines are also posted in the QC9LGA area in the Pro Shop.

Equitable Stroke Control Posting:

Nine Hole Course Handicap Maximum Number on Any Hole

4 or less - Double Bogey
5 thru 9 - Post 7
10 thru 14 - Post 8
15 thru19 - Post 9
20 or more - Post 10

Monthly Meetings:

General meetings are held monthly except during summer months. Attendance at the general monthly meetings is encouraged.
Rules are explained, upcoming tournaments are planned and it's a great opportunity to get to know others and learn about the league.

Special Events:

To sign up for special events, deposit your check in the designated envelope in the QC9LGA area in the Pro Shop. Checks should be payable to QC9LGA.

Most Improved Golfer Award:

This award will be based on a comparison of handicaps from January 1 through November 30th. To qualify you must have played at least six (6) league times during the preceding 11-month period. The award is presented at the December luncheon.

Best Putter Award:

This award is based on play days from January through November 30th. The member must have played at least six (6) league times during the preceding 11-month period. The Award is presented at the December Luncheon.

State Medallion Award:

A member must play six (6) league days during the previous 11-month period. The award is based on the best gross and net scores over 4 indicated play days typically held during the first months of the calendar year, of which the member must have played two (2) times to qualify. The qualifying gross & net winners are then eligible to compete in the State Medallion Tournament . Club Championship: To qualify to participate in the club championship, you must have played at least six (6) league days from November through March. Qualifying is held during the winter months over three (3) league play days. The Club champion is determined by the low gross scores for all three of the designated play dates. The name of the Club Champion is engraved on the perpetual trophy located in the pro shop.

President's Cup:

To qualify to participate in the president's cup you must have played at least six (6) league days from November through March. Qualifying is over two (2) league play days. The winner is based on the low net on the two designated league play days. The name of the President's Cup Winner is engraved on the perpetual trophy located in the pro shop.

Junior Tournament:

This tournament is held in conjunction with the golf unit at Continental Middle School. We host 18 boys and 18 girls and 36 QC9 members. This is usually held in the spring and the final date is determined by the school in accordance with student activities.

QC9/Putter Tournament: This tournament features a QC9LGA member is paired with a putter from the QC Putter League. The QC9LGA member plays from the tee box and the putter takes over when the ball reaches the green.

QC9LGA & Duffers League Tournament:

This annual tournament with the Duffers is typically held in late fall.
Inter-Club Charity Event :

This inter-club tournament held by QC9LGA, QCLGA and the QC Lady Putters is a fund-raiser for local, under-served charities and is usually held in the fall.

Outside Invitational Events:

Information flyers are in a binder in the QC9LGA area in the pro shop. Sign up is usually limited to 4-5 players per event. If it becomes necessary, a lottery system will be used to select participants. Invitationals take place during the winter/spring season. They are a great opportunity to play other courses in the Tucson area, some of which are private. Amendments:

These guidelines may be amended by majority vote of the Executive Board at any meeting provided notice of the proposed action has been given. Amended & Approved March 6, 2019


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TEAM BEST BALL: Players are paired in 2-somes or 4-somes. Players record their actual scores but the winner is determined by the best ball recorded by the team, minus "pops" (net score) for each hole. Post Gross.

ODD OR EVEN: Players can elect at the end of the round to count "ODD" (1,3,5,7,9) or "EVEN" (2,4,6,8) holes. There is a winner for both "ODD" and "EVEN" holes. Player must indicate on scorecard "ODD" or "EVEN" before submitting the scorecard. If "ODD" holes are selected only 4 holes will be used to score this game. The hole not used will be determined by Tournament Chairperson prior to start of game and noted on the scorecards. Post Gross.

"O". "N"."E"."S": Only holes that start with "O", "N", "E", and "S" (1, 6, 7, 8, 9) will count toward your tournament score. Deduct handicap. Post Gross.

ACES WILD: Keep putts. At the end of the round, deduct the number of "one" putts the player had from the total score and deduct handicap. A player who chips (off the green) into the hole, may deduct 2 strokes. If the player exceeds 10 strokes before getting on the green, place ball at the farthest spot on the green from the hole and putt from there. Post gross score.

CRIERS: At the end of the round, the player chooses 2 holes to revert to par. Deduct full handicap to determine low net score. Post gross score.

THROW OUT WORST 2 HOLES: Same as above but player deducts strokes from 2 holes thrown out. Deduct full handicap to determine low net score. Post gross score.

TWO BLIND HOLES: Two holes are chosen by the Pro Shop to be thrown out after the start of play. Players do not know which 2 holes until play is completed. Calculate Gross & Net Score. Deduct the score of the 2 Blind Holes to determine Game Score. Gross Score will be posted.

LOW GROSS, NET: Winners will be the low gross and the low net scores (usually by flights). Post gross.

LOW GROSS, NET, PUTTS: The same as above except also keep track of putts. Winners are Low Gross (by flight); low net (by flight); and low putts (1 overall winner). If player exceeds 10 strokes before getting on the green, place ball at the furthest point on the green from the hole and putt from there. Count every stroke after putting process begins (ball on green). This includes chips/putts if you go off green and have to chip/putt back on.

FLIGHTED LOW NET: Gross score minus handicap determines winner. Post gross score.

SCRAMBLE: Scramble format can be 2, 3, or 4 person teams. Each player will hit a tee shot, the team will then choose the best tee shot and all players will play their second shot from that spot. Continue until the ball is holed. Do not post scores.

TEXAS SCRAMBLE: Same as Scramble but each team must use a minimum of 2 drives from each player. DROP OUT SCRAMBLE: Same as Scramble except that the person whose ball has been chosen cannot hit the next ball except that everyone putts.

4 CLUBS AND A PUTTER: Play using 5 clubs including the putter. Do not post scores.

TEE TO GREEN: Players record number of strokes from tee to green. Play continues to include putts but winners are determined by strokes from tee to green. Post gross score.

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Casual Water
Artificial Immovable Obstructions
Ground Under Repair
Embedded Ball in any closely mowed area through the green. ('Winter Rules' includes rough).



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