GEM PROGRAM (Golf Enjoyed More)

In order for those members whose abilities have declined somewhat to compete more favorably, the PHGA Board has adopted the GEM Program for all sanctioned events played at Palatine Hills. If you qualify and are interested in participating in this program, contact a member of the GEM Committee.

GEM UPDATE BEGINS JULY 11, 2016

Effective JULY 11, 2016, all new PHGA members who are qualifying to get into the GEM Program will become GEM members with 5 rounds played either from the blue or blue /white combo tees. This means those new members who currently have 5 rounds completed from the blue tees and are at least 62 yrs. can begin to play the combo tees if that is their choice. If already qualified you must send an Email to the committee—Bob Mathieson, Gary Schwietz, or Bob Bem alerting them to which GEM Tees you will be playing from. Please check the web site to select the tees you wish to play from that you are qualified for. This new policy also covers previous PHGA Members who are trying to get their status for GEM reinstated.

GEM PROGRAM CATEGORIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

CATEGORY 1:BLUE/WHITE COMBO PLAYER PLAYS: BLUE/WHITE COMBO TEES REQUIREMENTS:

–Be a member of PHGA with a minimum Age of 62 and above.

CATEGORY 2:PLAYER PLAYS WHITE TEES REQUIREMENTS:

–Be a member of PHGA with a minimum Age 62 and above.

–Have a handicap of 20 and higher from the blue tees

CATEGORY 3:PLAYER PLAYS WHITE TEES REQUIREMENTS:

–Be a member of PHGA with a minimum Age 70 and above.

–Have a handicap of 15-24 from the blue tees

CATEGORY 4:PLAYER PLAYS GOLD TEES REQUIREMENTS:

–Be a member of PHGA with a minimum Age 70 and above.

–Have a handicap of 25 and higher from the blue tees

CATEGORY 5:PLAYER PLAYS TEES OF CHOICE REQUIREMENTS:

–Be a member of PHGA with a minimum Age 80 and above.

–Have a handicap of 25 and higherfrom the blue tees

CATEGORY 6:TEMPORARY DISABILITY / DISABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

–Must have a temporary or permanent disability

–Must submit in writing a request to GEM committee outlining the disability

–If approved can play from the WHITE TEES

CATEGORY 7:PLAYER PLAYS WHITE TEES–NO AGE REQUIREMENT REQUIREMENTS:

–Must have a handicap of 30 and above

–Must submit a request to GEM committee by July 11, 2016

SPECIAL NOTES:

GEM Players are allowed to play only from the tee that they Qualify for. Indiscriminate changing of Tees will result in Disqualification with NO REFUND.

Please note, effective immediately, thosewho are currently in GEM may remain in their category even though their handicap may have dropped below the minimum requirements.

If you do not wish to continue in GEM please send a note to the GEM Committee.

You can only switch in/out of GEM once per PHGA season.

Any PHGA player who would like to be in GEM please contact the GEM COMMITTEE: Bob Mathieson, Bob Bem or Gary Schwietz