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The Lay Up: March 2017

Golf in the Community


We are excited to announce Tuesday, May 2 as the first-ever Golf Night at the Wilmington BlueRocks!  Working in conjunction with the Philadelphia PGA Section, there will be giveaways, on-field golf themed games, free 5 minute lessons from our PGA professionals and more!  Proceeds from the night will benefit all the major golf organizations in Delaware – including The First Tee of Delaware, PGA Foundation, The DSGA Scholarship Fund and more!

Here’s how to purchase tickets for May 2:

1) Click here: TICKETS
2) Enter Special Offer Code: GOLF
3) Select a seat in the Golf Night Reserve Box section
4) Enjoy the game! 

Can’t make the game, but still want to make a donation?  No problem.  Click below to make a donation today:

Another great community event coming up this month on March 28 is a showing of “The Founders” which is a film about the 13 women who founded the LPGA.   Click here for more information and watch the trailer below:

Section 9-4: Why It’s our Favorite

Yes, we’re referring to Section 9-4 of the USGA Handicap Manual which details the appropriate percentage of your course handicap to use in the most popular forms of play.   Where did these numbers and percentages come from?  Thousands of scores posted through the USGA Handicap System and a great deal of research and math to determine the most fair way to conduct a competition.

Remember:  All percentages listed below are based on a player’s course handicap. You can calculate your course handicap using the DSGA GolfLife App, or the USGA Course Handicap Calculator.    All you need is your handicap index and the slope rating for the set of tees your plan to play.

Four Ball (Better Ball of Partners): Women – 95%, Men – 90%

Individual Stroke Play: Full handicap

Best 2 of 4:   Women – 95%, Men – 90%

Best 1 of 4: Women – 90%, Men – 80%

Alternate Shot: 50% of combined team handicap

Chapman: 60% of higher handicap + 40% of lower handicap 

Stableford: Full handicap 


Volunteer Opportunities

DSGA Members have some fantastic upcoming opportunities to volunteer at professional events in our region.

  • The Senior PLAYERS Championship heads to Caves Valley: July 13-16
  • The LPGA Shoprite Classic returns to Seaview Resort in Atlantic City: June 2-4
  • 2018 BMW Championship at Aronomink – Priority Volunteer Registration opens in April for DSGA members!

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