Frequently Asked PHGA Questions
Question: Any tips for viewing the PHGAgolf.com website?
Answer: A couple of quick tips.
1. Refresh the website pages. Use Control R or F5 keys to refresh your browser screen. This is a useful command for web browsers like IE Explorer or FireFox. Sometimes the webpages get stuck between you and the webserver computer, refreshing will update the information and give you the latest data.
2. If you click on most of the small pictures on this website, they will enlarge on your screen.
Question: What is the password to access the PHGA Roster Page on the Website?
Answer: We password protect the PHGA roster page so only the membership has access to the list. The password to the page can be obtained by carefully reading the text on the roster page. If you are lazy just send a message to the PHGA scorekeeper.
Question: My contact information on the PHGA Roster is incorrect. How can I get you my new contact information.
Answer: Send a message to the PHGA scorekeeper with your new contact details.
Question: How can I send a message to the PHGA membership?
Answer: We use GOOGLEGROUPS as our email messaging service for PHGA matters. If you find that you are not receiving PHGA email messages and want to be added to the distribution list, send a message to the PHGA scorekeeper with your name, PHGA code and email address.
Question: Where can I find the list of weekly events and whether they are team or individual events? It’s important for us to know this for getting proper subs when someone can’t make it for whatever reason.
Answer: Click on the Events link on the menu bar.
Question: Can I view the PHGAgolf.com website on my smartphone?
Answer: Yes, we have a custom website view for smartphones (iPhone, Blackberry, Android). Visit PHGAgolf.com on your smartphone and you will see the mobile webpage. The mobile version of the site does not show every page on the PHGAgolf.com site. It does have specific informational links to the handicap sheet, event results, player winnings, score history and roster. The pull down menu within the mobile version of the site shows you additional pages. Turn off the mobile website view (toggle located on the bottom of the page) to see the full site.
Question: How often are handicaps revised?
Answer: We revise the handicaps every two weeks. The Weekly Event Schedule notes the dates of the handicap revisions.
Question: When do I receive my winnings for playing in a PHGA event?
Answer: When you play in the Spring, Fall and Thursday Pot Games you receive your winnings at the completion of the round scoring. If you think you have a chance at winning in these events, please stick around until the completion of the scoring, hearing the stories is worth the wait. If you can’t stick around due to other commitments, we try to give it to one of your friends who will see you next. Otherwise we put the envelope in the computer bag or in the black box: Someone then chases you down to give you money.
When you play in a Travel Event, the chairmen distribute the winnings at the end of the day.
When you play in a Weekend event during the season, payment is made by check on the evening of the Takahashi Classic Smoker. If you can’t make it to the Classic Smoker, the Treasurer will either mail you the check or hand it to you in person in the weeks following the Takahashi Classic.
Holiday Tournaments (Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day): The payout for these events occurs after the scoring of the Holiday Round.
Question: Some members who have unpaid dues won money. How can they even be eligible to win anything if they have not paid their dues?
Answer: Membership Dues Policy. Members who have not paid their 2010 membership dues and pay $10 to enter into a weekend PRST PHGA event will have their entry fee refunded. Your score will not be entered into the PHGA scoring program for your day’s play. Members can pay their dues online or put their payment in the black box in the clubhouse. The scorekeeper will check the black box to pick up scorecards at the end of the day of weekend play and check to find member due payments. Members MUST have their current dues paid in order for the weekend score to count as a PHGA round during the PRST season.
Players are encouraged to read the Information for PHGA Members Page.
Questions: How do skin bets work with the PHGA? Are they handicap adjusted or based on gross score? Do we do carryovers etc?
Skins are calculated from players NET hole score.
The skin pool pot percentage is determined by the number of players who are in the event.
Information on the pot breakdown and game selection can be found on the PHGA Games Page.
Question: Can you tell me about Tournament “T” scores and how these scores may impact a player’s handicap index?
Answer: Details on this question can be found on the following page: TOURNAMENT SCORES AND HANDICAP
Question: What is my Sunday Tee-time for the Takahashi Classic? Will my Takahashi Classic Sunday Tee Time be posted on the website?
Answer: In the history of the Takahashi Classic, the tee times have started at 8am and end at 9:30am. We tee off from the 1st and 10th tee in the Classic. Your team’s tee time will fall within these times. Your Sunday tee time is determined how your team scores in relation to the field. High scoring teams tee off early and the leading teams tee off later in the morning.
The Sunday tee times are determined as soon as the final Saturday Scorecard is entered. The Sunday Tee Times are posted in the clubhouse and on the website. These times have been available by 3:30pm on the Saturday of the Takhashi Classic.
Players who ask about their Sunday Takhashi Classic Tee Time before the last Saturday scorecard is entered will now be enforced a beer penalty. This penalty will be enforced by the Takahashi Classic Security Team, you won’t be allowed to leave the clubhouse without buying the scorekeeper a beer.