Policy & Procedures

Cancellation & Standby, Frost Delays, Pace of Play, Scoring & Scorecards and 2020 Club Handbook

2020 Club Handbook

Cancellation and Standby

A cancellation and standby book will be maintained in the Golf Shop for those who must cancel and those who wish to sign up as a standby to fill in for cancellations. Cancellation entries in the book must be made by 4 PM on the Monday preceding the event. CANCELLATIONS AFTER THIS TIME MUST BE MADE WITH STARTER AT THE PRO SHOP.

Any member who has not been assigned a tee time may show up ½ hour before play on Wednesday to see if the Monitor has had any late cancellations or no shows.  You may also send an email before Monday night to the monitor at pattidvmgolf@cox.net to cancel or sign-up .


Frost Delays

In order to provide equity and fairness to both the AM Groups and the PM Groups, the New Frost Delay Policy of the Deer Valley Men’s Golf Club is as follows:

  1. A frost delay of less than 1 hour will result in both the AM and PM groups playing 18 holes.
  2. Frost Delays lasting MORE than One Hour:
    1. If a Frost Delay, that is to last more than one hour, falls on an EVEN NUMBERED DATE, the AM groups will play 9 holes, and the PM groups will play 18 holes.
    2. If a Frost Delay, that is to last more than one hour, falls on an ODD NUMBERED DATE, the AM groups will play 18 holes, and the PM groups will play 9 holes.

All Members (AM and PM groups) will need to call the Weather Hotline (623-544-6175, option 3) to determine when their group starts, and if they will be playing a 9 hole or 18 hole round. Please do not call the Pro-shop starters.


If you start on the front nine, play your nine holes on the front nine only. If you start on the back nine, play your nine holes on the back nine only. For sweeps competition, record your actual nine hole gross score and compute your net score using half of your handicap. Fractional handicaps in this situation are legal. Also record your adjusted gross score, if any.

Pace of Play

Ready Golf is defined as including Pace of Play and the following is recommended. WE CAN REDUCE OUR ROUNDS BY AS MUCH AS 30 MINUTES BY FOLLOWING THESE SIMPLE RULES.


  • Go directly to your ball and hit it, as long as no one is in your way and is not ready to hit.
  • Cart driver – Go directly to your passenger’s ball and drop him off.  Immediately proceed to your own ball, hit it, and return to pick up your passenger.
  • Select your club while waiting to hit.  Be ready when your turn comes.  Hit a provisional ball if you think your ball is lost or out of bounds.
  • 5 minute maximum search for a lost ball.  The other players should hit before joining in the search.


  • Putt out of turn if “away” players are not ready.  Lag up if a player is off the green and is not ready.
  • Continuous putting. – Keep putting until you hole out if comfortable.
  • Study your line while others are putting.  Be ready to putt.
  • Proceed to the next tee immediately after holing out.  Put away your clubs and enter scores at the next tee.

Scoring and Scorecards


ALL MUST HOLE OUT – NO GIMMIES. You must have three scores; Gross, Net, and Adjusted Score. The Gross Score is the total number of times you hit or attempt to hit the ball plus any penalty strokes. The (total) Net Score is the (total) Gross Score minus your current handicap. All scores for handicap purposes are subject to the application of the World Handicap System. This mandatory procedure reduces high score holes for handicap purposes in order to make handicaps more representative of a player’s potential ability. Scores subject to the World Handicap System are known as the Maximum Score allowed for any hole. 


The new World Handicap System went into effect on January 1, 2020, The Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is no longer used. Now, for Handicap purposes only, to calculate the Maximum Score allowed on any hole is NET DOUBLE BOGEY.  Net double bogey is different for each hole based on your Course Handicap.

Net Double Bogey is the PAR of the hole, Plus two strokes, Plus any strokes you receive on that hole.

Example: Player’s handipcap is 20.  On the # 1 Handicap hole, the player gets 9.

Calculation = Par 4 plus 2 = Double Bogey plus 2 strokes = 8. Eight would be the Maximum Score on that hole so the score reported on the scorecard would be 9/8.


Failure to enter the following on your scorecard for all Men’s Club Events will result in disqualification for the event.

1.  First Initial, Last Name, Recreation Card Number and Signature

2.  Gross Score

3.  Adjusted Score

4.  Net Score

This Policy applies to all Men’s Club Events (weekly sweeps and monthly special event sweeps) unless otherwise notified on the day of an event. This Policy also applies regardless of the type of scorecard being used in any event.

Members of the Tournament and Handicap Committees will audit the scorecards after each Men’s Club Event for correctness and disqualify members as necessary.


Anyone with a handicap of 26 or above must play the gold tees.

A person with a GOLD tee handicap of 23 to 25 has the option to play the gold or white tees.  Annotate a “G” or “W” in front of the rec card number on the score card.