The Thursday 9

Fox Hollow rolls on with our popular Thursday evening 9-hole golf league. Sign up with however many golfers you have in your group (or as a single), sign up for a specific tee time that will be yours for the duration of the league, and enjoy a stress-free, 19-week league with a different event format each week. This league will culminate in a year-end banquet event with golf followed by dinner and awards.

Tee times for the Thursday 9 run from 3:45-6:15, so check out the details below and then call the Fox Hollow Golf Shop to sign up, or email your registration form to golfshop@foxhollowgolf.net, and give us a call (763-428-4468 x.7) with your credit card details.

2019 Thursday 9 Results

4/18 Throw Out

A regular NET scoring event with one exception.  For 9-hole events the 2 highest GROSS scores in relation to par on your scorecard will be thrown out.  For 18-hole events, the 4 highest GROSS scores in relation to par on your scorecard will be thrown out.  The remaining 7 or 14 holes will be totaled and the assigned handicap will be subtracted from the gross score.

 

4/25 Low Net

Shoot your score, subtract your handicap, and that’s your Net score.

5/2 Low Gross

The simplest and purest format in golf.  Low score wins.  We’ll split the field into flights so the higher handicap golfers will be separate from the lower handicap golfers.

5/9 Skills Challenge

Each hole in this event will have an individual skills challengeLongest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Longest Putt, etc.  So 9 holes means 9 winners.  Having a bad round?  Just save one good shot for that last hole and you can still win, so keep grinding.

5/16 Quota Points

In this event, the players accumulate points based on the GROSS scores they make on each hole. Players are attempting to reach a predefined “QUOTA” number of points which is based on their handicap.

Each player’s QUOTA is 37 minus their 18 hole COURSE handicap (i.e. if your handicap is 15, your quota is 22). For 9-Hole League members, the QUOTA is 19 minus their 9 hole COURSE handicap.

Points awarded for the GROSS score on each hole are as follows:

Double Eagle or less 16 Pts
Eagle 8 Pts
Birdie 4 Pts
Par 2 Pts
Bogey 1 Pt

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full names
  • All Players Local Numbers (please look this up to double check it)
  • Individual gross hole scores for the entire round
  • Individual Quota points on each hole for the entire round
  • Indicate each player who achieved their quota
5/23 Stableford Points

This is an individual event in which points are awarded for various scores made on each hole in relation to par.  Points are assigned as follows based on your NET score for that hole:

Double Eagle 8 Pts
Eagle 5 Pts
Birdie 2 Pts
Par 0 Pts
Bogey -1 Pt
Double Bogey or worse -3 Pt

Players should record both their actual score and their Stableford points on each hole. The net score for a hole is determined by subtracting any strokes that the player receives (based on course handicap) from the players actual score.

How do I know what holes I get strokes on?

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full Names
  • All Players Local Numbers
  • Individual gross hole scores for all players for the entire round
  • Individual Stableford points for all players for the entire round
5/30 Low Net (Blue Tees)

Shoot your score, subtract your handicap, and that’s your Net score.

For this event, everyone steps back and plays from the BLUE TEES.

6/6 Beat the Fox Hollow Employee
In this event, 4 players compete as a team.  All players play their own ball on each hole. The 2 lowest net scores (or the 3 lowest depending on the event) of the 4 players is recorded as the team score for each hole.  The net score for a hole is determined by subtracting any strokes that the player receives (based on handicap allowance) from the players actual score.

How do I know what holes I get strokes on?

Handicap Allowance is calculated by taking 90% of the course handicap per USGA handicap manual Sec 9-4(b)(ii).

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full names
  • All Players Local Numbers (please look this up to double check it)
  • Individual gross hole scores for all players for the entire round*

* If any members of the 4-man team picks up before completing the hole because their partners have better scores, the player who picked up must record a reasonable estimate of the score they would have recorded had they completed the hole. See USGA handicap manual section 4

6/13 Pick Your Pro (U.S. Open) 5:00 Shotgun Start
This is a low net event where you pick which tees you will play from at the beginning of the round – it does not have to be the same as your playing partners. If you choose the white tees your handicap for the round will be your white tee COURSE handicap for the course combination being played. If you choose other than white tees, use the following table to determine your handicap for the event.

FOR AN 18-HOLE EVENT:
If you choose to play the white tees that will be your handicap for the day.
If you choose to play the blue tees you will receive 2 ADDITIONAL strokes on your white tee hdcp.
If you choose to play the yellow tees you will receive 2 LESS strokes off your white tee hdcp.

FOR A 9-HOLE EVENT:
If you choose to play the white tees that will be your handicap for the day.
If you choose to play the blue tees you will receive 1 ADDITIONAL strokes.
If you choose to play the yellow tees you will receive 1 LESS strokes
If you choose to play the red tees you will receive 2 LESS strokes.

NOTE: If you choose RED tees, your score WILL NOT be posted for handicap purposes as Fox Hollow does not have a rating and slope for men from red tees.

Sign up for which tee you are playing in the pro shop before your round.

Event will be flighted by players Handicap Index but net scores within the flights will be determined by the above handicap calculation.

Please clearly indicate on the card which tee was used for each player.

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full names
  • All Players Local Numbers (please look this up to double check it)
  • Individual gross hole scores for all players for all 18 holes
  • Tee box choice for each player
6/20 Low Gross 6:00 Shotgun Start
All players who sign up are guaranteed 2 matches. Winners of the first match will go to the right side of the bracket and continue to compete to be flight champion. Losers of the first match will move to the left side of the bracket and compete for the consolation title. ALL players who lose AFTER the first match are eliminated from Match Play.

For the match, the higher handicap player will receive the number of strokes that is the difference between the 2 players’ course handicaps.  Your 9-hole handicaps for your appropriate tee (white or blue) will be located at the pro-shop desk when you check-in and also with the starter before you tee off.  Be sure and use this most recent and appropriate 9-hole handicap for you match.

Example:  If Player A is a 6 handicap (for 9 holes) and Player B is a 4 handicap (for 9 holes), then Player A would receive 2 strokes from Player B on the two most difficult holes (using the scorecard rating) for their match.

The match is won by the player who is leading by a number of holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played.

If the match if tied after 9 holes, then the two players can decide whether or not to extend their match by playing sudden death extra holes (with handicaps) or a chip-off to be officiated by the pro-shop

The winning player should please enter the result on the bulletin board after play and turn in their scorecard to the pro-shop.

Calculating your 9-Hole handicap
The USGA method for calculating a course handicap for a 9 hole event – and the method we use – is as follows:  Take your handicap index and multiply by the slope for the 9-hole course you are playing (see those slopes listed below).  Divide that number by 113 and divide that result by 2.  Round the result up if .5 or higher, round down if under .5.    If you’re handicap index is a 6.0 and you are playing the Front 9 from the white tees the calculation would be 6.0 x 125 = 750.  Divide by 113 = 6.6371.  Divide by 2 = 3.318.  So your handicap for the event would by 3.

Fox Hollow Slope Ratings
Course/Tee Slope
Front White tees 124
Back White tees 128
Front Blue tees 127
Back Blue tees 133
6/27 2-Man Best Ball 6:00 Shotgun Start

In this event, 2 players compete as a team. Both players play their own ball on each hole.  The lowest net score of the 2 players is recorded as the team score for each hole.  The net score for a hole is determined by subtracting any strokes that the player receives (based on handicap allowance) from the players actual score. 

7/4 Holiday--No League Event
7/11 Quota Points

In this event, the players accumulate points based on the GROSS scores they make on each hole. Players are attempting to reach a predefined “QUOTA” number of points which is based on their handicap.

Each player’s QUOTA is 37 minus their 18 hole COURSE handicap (i.e. if your handicap is 15, your quota is 22). For 9-Hole League members, the QUOTA is 19 minus their 9 hole COURSE handicap.

Points awarded for the GROSS score on each hole are as follows:

Double Eagle or less 16 Pts
Eagle 8 Pts
Birdie 4 Pts
Par 2 Pts
Bogey 1 Pt

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full names
  • All Players Local Numbers (please look this up to double check it)
  • Individual gross hole scores for the entire round
  • Individual Quota points on each hole for the entire round
  • Indicate each player who achieved their quota
7/18 Pick Your Pro (The Open Championship)
In this event, the players accumulate points based on the GROSS scores they make on each hole. Players are attempting to reach a predefined “QUOTA” number of points which is based on their handicap.

Each player’s QUOTA is 37 minus their 18 hole COURSE handicap (i.e. if your handicap is 15, your quota is 22). For 9-Hole League members, the QUOTA is 19 minus their 9 hole COURSE handicap.

Points awarded for the GROSS score on each hole are as follows:

Double Eagle or less 16 Pts
Eagle 8 Pts
Birdie 4 Pts
Par 2 Pts
Bogey 1 Pt

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full names
  • All Players Local Numbers (please look this up to double check it)
  • Individual gross hole scores for the entire round
  • Individual Quota points on each hole for the entire round
  • Indicate each player who achieved their quota
7/25 Stableford Points

This is an individual event in which points are awarded for various scores made on each hole in relation to par.  Points are assigned as follows based on your NET score for that hole:

Double Eagle 8 Pts
Eagle 5 Pts
Birdie 2 Pts
Par 0 Pts
Bogey -1 Pt
Double Bogey or worse -3 Pt

Players should record both their actual score and their Stableford points on each hole. The net score for a hole is determined by subtracting any strokes that the player receives (based on course handicap) from the players actual score.

How do I know what holes I get strokes on?

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full Names
  • All Players Local Numbers
  • Individual gross hole scores for all players for the entire round
  • Individual Stableford points for all players for the entire round
8/1 Throw Out

Throw Out Event

A regular NET scoring event with one exception.  For 9-hole events the 2 highest GROSS scores in relation to par on your scorecard will be thrown out.  For 18-hole events, the 4 highest GROSS scores in relation to par on your scorecard will be thrown out.  The remaining 7 or 14 holes will be totaled and the assigned handicap will be subtracted from the gross score.Handicap assignment :  Event handicap will be 78% of course handicap – rounded (up for .5 or more) to the nearest whole number.

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full names
  • All Players Local Numbers (please look this up to double check it)
  • Individual gross hole scores for all players
8/8 Low Net

Throw Out Event

A regular NET scoring event with one exception.  For 9-hole events the 2 highest GROSS scores in relation to par on your scorecard will be thrown out.  For 18-hole events, the 4 highest GROSS scores in relation to par on your scorecard will be thrown out.  The remaining 7 or 14 holes will be totaled and the assigned handicap will be subtracted from the gross score.Handicap assignment :  Event handicap will be 78% of course handicap – rounded (up for .5 or more) to the nearest whole number.

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full names
  • All Players Local Numbers (please look this up to double check it)
  • Individual gross hole scores for all players

Match Play

All players who sign up are guaranteed 2 matches. Winners of the first match will go to the right side of the bracket and continue to compete to be flight champion. Losers of the first match will move to the left side of the bracket and compete for the consolation title. ALL players who lose AFTER the first match are eliminated from Match Play.

For the match, the higher handicap player will receive the number of strokes that is the difference between the 2 players’ course handicaps.  Your 9-hole handicaps for your appropriate tee (white or blue) will be located at the pro-shop desk when you check-in and also with the starter before you tee off.  Be sure and use this most recent and appropriate 9-hole handicap for you match.

Example:  If Player A is a 6 handicap (for 9 holes) and Player B is a 4 handicap (for 9 holes), then Player A would receive 2 strokes from Player B on the two most difficult holes (using the scorecard rating) for their match.

The match is won by the player who is leading by a number of holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played.

If the match if tied after 9 holes, then the two players can decide whether or not to extend their match by playing sudden death extra holes (with handicaps) or a chip-off to be officiated by the pro-shop

The winning player should please enter the result on the bulletin board after play and turn in their scorecard to the pro-shop.

Calculating your 9-Hole handicap
The USGA method for calculating a course handicap for a 9 hole event – and the method we use – is as follows:  Take your handicap index and multiply by the slope for the 9-hole course you are playing (see those slopes listed below).  Divide that number by 113 and divide that result by 2.  Round the result up if .5 or higher, round down if under .5.    If you’re handicap index is a 6.0 and you are playing the Front 9 from the white tees the calculation would be 6.0 x 125 = 750.  Divide by 113 = 6.6371.  Divide by 2 = 3.318.  So your handicap for the event would by 3.

Fox Hollow Slope Ratings
Course/Tee Slope
Front White tees 124
Back White tees 128
Front Blue tees 127
Back Blue tees 133
8/15 Thursday 9 Championship
Your Low Net score is your total actual (gross) score minus your COURSE handicap for the tees and course combination being played.  Handicap allowance is 100% of course handicap.

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full names
  • All Players Local Numbers (please look this up to double check it)
  • Individual gross hole scores for all players
8/22 Quota Points 5:00 Shotgun Start
Your Low Net score is your total actual (gross) score minus your COURSE handicap for the tees and course combination being played.  Handicap allowance is 100% of course handicap.

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full names
  • All Players Local Numbers (please look this up to double check it)
  • Individual gross hole scores for all players
8/29 4-Man Scramble
This is a low net event where you pick which tees you will play from at the beginning of the round – it does not have to be the same as your playing partners. If you choose the white tees your handicap for the round will be your white tee COURSE handicap for the course combination being played. If you choose other than white tees, use the following table to determine your handicap for the event.

FOR AN 18-HOLE EVENT:
If you choose to play the white tees that will be your handicap for the day.
If you choose to play the blue tees you will receive 2 ADDITIONAL strokes on your white tee hdcp.
If you choose to play the yellow tees you will receive 2 LESS strokes off your white tee hdcp.

FOR A 9-HOLE EVENT:
If you choose to play the white tees that will be your handicap for the day.
If you choose to play the blue tees you will receive 1 ADDITIONAL strokes.
If you choose to play the yellow tees you will receive 1 LESS strokes
If you choose to play the red tees you will receive 2 LESS strokes.

NOTE: If you choose RED tees, your score WILL NOT be posted for handicap purposes as Fox Hollow does not have a rating and slope for men from red tees.

Sign up for which tee you are playing in the pro shop before your round.

Event will be flighted by players Handicap Index but net scores within the flights will be determined by the above handicap calculation.

Please clearly indicate on the card which tee was used for each player.

At a minimum, score cards should contain:

  • All Players Full names
  • All Players Local Numbers (please look this up to double check it)
  • Individual gross hole scores for all players for all 18 holes
  • Tee box choice for each player