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The Champions Club

The Best Mens and Ladies League in the Desert

$299.00 per person for 2018-2019 Season
Must have a valid Palm Desert Resident's Card to participate in the Champions Club

Champions Club Memberships may be purchased in the Golf Shop only. Please bring your valid Palm Desert Resident's Card at time of purchase. 

  • Season Long NET Points Race
    • ​Hayes Cup (Ladies) & Gonzalez Cup (Men)
  • Complimentary SCGA Handicap
  • 50% OFF Resort Practice Range Fee
  • 25% OFF Golf Shop Apparel (Non-Sale Items)
  • 15% OFF Accessories, Gift Items and Footwear (Non-Sale Items)
  • 10% OFF Restaurant Dining (Food Only)

Champions Club Tournament Schedule


Players must sign up in the Golf Shop or via telephone, 760.346.7060 Ext. 1, by close of business the Sunday before Wednesday play. Emails will not be accepted. Players may not sign up other players. Sign ups will only be available 7 days in advance of each event. Open tee times will be released at the close of business on Sundays.

2018-2019 Season

Date Format Time Course
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Individual Stroke Play 8:00 AM SG MV
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2 Person Best Ball 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Individual Stroke Play-Mystery Holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9 The Easy Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Stableford Points 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Individual Stroke Play-Fairways 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 NO EVENT- THANKSGIVING BREAK -- --
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 2 Person Scramble 7:50AM FC
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 9 The Hard Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 NO EVENT - CHRISTMAS BREAK -- --
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Best 9 Holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Individual Stroke Play- Fairways 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9 The Easy Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2 Person Best Ball - Beat The Pro's 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Individual Stroke Play - Mystery Holes 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2 Person Best Ball- Blind Partner 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9 The Hard Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Stableford Points 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2 Person Best Ball - Member/Member 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Best 9 Holes 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Most 4's, 5's, 6's 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9 the Easy Way 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2 Person Scramble- Beat The Pro's 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Stableford Points 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 9 the Hard Way 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Odds or Evens 7:30AM FC
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Individual Stroke Play 7:35AM MV
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 666 Devils Delight 7:30AM FC

**Please note this is a tentative schedule. The events and times are subject to change. Large outings will take precedence over Wednesday events. Desert Willow Golf Resort staff will work with Club Representatives to reschedule events.**

Eligibility
Must have a valid Palm Desert Resident's Card to be a participant in the Champion's Club.

Weekly Play Rate
Palm Desert Resident Rate (Currently $52) + $5 Buy In


Start Times
7:30 AM / 7:35 AM Wednesday Shotguns. Minimum of 40 players for a Shotgun Start. Straight Tee Times will be utilized for 39 Players or less. Tee Times/Shotgun Hole Assignments will be posted under the "Starting Assignments" Tab on the Champions Club webpage the Monday prior to each Wednesday event.


Season Length
October 2018 through May 2019


Number of Players
Maximum of 52 players per week (a wait list will be utilized after 52 players are signed up)


Formats | Prize Pool Fee/Payouts
Determined by Champions Club Representatives


Pairings
Pairings will be done in accordance to the sign up form unless otherwise changed by the Champions Club Representatives. Pairing requests will typically be granted, but may be adjusted if necessary.


Weekly Sign Ups
Players must sign up in the Golf Shop or via telephone, 760.346.7060 Ext. 1, by close of business the Sunday before Wednesday play. Emails will unfortunately, not be accepted. Sign ups will only be available 7 days in advance of each event. Open tee times will be released at the close of business on Sundays.


No Shows
All no shows will be charged the Palm Desert Resident Rate ($52). Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.


Cart Signs | Scorecards | Scoring
Desert Willow Golf Resort staff will provide Cart Signs, Scorecards, and Scoring for each Wednesday event. The Results will be posted under the "Results" tab on the Champions Club webpage upon completion of the event. The Champions Club Commissioner will post weekly scores to the participants active GHIN Handicap. A Valid GHIN Handicap is necessary should a competitor want to be eligible for NET prizes & the NET Points Race.

Tee Time Assignments - 12/19/18 - Firecliff

Odds or Evens

  • 7:30- Victoria Hayes, Kathryn Bruce, Judy Almquist
  • 7:40- Candice Jones, Karen Martin, Vickie Brown
  • 7:50- Susan Pennington, Barbara Johns, Barbara Rottler
  • 8:00- Bruce Mailhes, Cory Stepanek, Randall Catlett
  • 8:10- Ray Padilla, Don Swarm, Hal Hinds
  • 8:20- Len Hall, Ed Erikson, Tom Bishop
  • 8:30- Ken Boone, Bill Schmidt, Murray Quance
  • 8:40- Fred Johns, Chuck Collins, Fred Hardy, Chuck Killion
  • 8:50- Mike Kelly, Ray Lee, Pat Beyer, Steve Sippel
  • 9:00- Ben Wieringa, Avi Lasman, Doug Ferguson, Ken Jens

Tee Time Notes: Please arrive with ample time to check in, warm up, and get situated prior to your tee time

2018 Overseeding Schedule

  • November 12th - December 25th: Mountain View CLOSED

Please call us in the golf shop at 760-346-7060 ex. 1 or email Jackson Vance at jvance@desertwillow.com if you have any questions or need assistance.

Champions Club

Individual Stroke Play- 12/12/18

Women’s Gross

1st Place- Dee McMillan- 88 - $12

2nd Place- Barbara Johns- 92 - $9

Women’s Net

1st Place- Judy Almquist- 69 - $12

T2nd Place- Susan Pennington- 74 - $10

T2nd Place – Vickie Brown- 74 - $10

Men’s Gross

1st Place- Lou Gonzalez-  78 - $15

2nd Place- Ben Wieringa- 79 - $13

Men’s Net

1st Place- Chuck Killion- 63 - $15

2nd Place- Len Hall- 66 - $13

T3rd Place – Tom Bishop – 67 - $12

T3rd Place- Hal Hinds- 67 - $12

T5th Place – Tom Hobson – 68 - $11

T5th Place – Ray Padilla – 68 - $11

T5th Place – Mike Kelly – 68 - $11

T8th Place- Raymond Lee- 69 - $8

T8th Place- Ken Jens – 69 - $8

*Winnings are distributed as Golf Shop Credit

 

2018/2019 Champions Club Season Long NET Points Race

The Hayes Cup

  • 1st Place - Madeleine Mathieu (41 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Victoria Hayes (37 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Karen Martin (36 pts)
  • 4th Place - Barbara Johns (33 pts)
  • 5th Place - Susan Pennington (28 pts)
  • 6th Place - Dee McMillan (26 pts)
  • T7th Place - Maureen Brealey (21 pts)
  • T7th Place - Kathryn Bruce (21 pts)
  • T7th Place - Candice Jones (21pts)
  • T7th Place - Vickie Brown (21 pts)

The Gonzalez Cup

  • 1st Place - Tom Walton (160 pts)
  • 2nd Place - Lou Gonzalez (152 pts)
  • 3rd Place - Ben Wieringa (146 pts)
  • 4th Place - Fred Hardy (136 pts)
  • 5th Place - Chuck Killion (132 pts)
  • 6th Place - Hal Hinds (127 pts)
  • 7th Place - Bruce Mailhes (122 pts)
  • 8th Place - Len Hall (116 pts)
  • 9th Place - Cory Stepanek (105 pts)
  • 10th Place - Doug Ferguson (100 pts)

 

Points Race Rules & Regulations

  • Two Divisions - Men & Ladies
  • Points are weighted based on event participation
    • Example: If Three Players play in the event for the Men's Division, point distribution would be as follows;
      • ​1st Place = 3 pts
      • 2nd Place = 2 pts
      • 3rd Place = 1 pt
  • Points are distributed to BOTH players in a Partner Event
  • The Winner of each Division will receive a $299 Desert Willow Gift Card!!

(Standings as of 12/14/18)

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