Guidelines for Ringers Challenge

The purpose of the Ringers Challenge is to reward improvement of play. This is a season-long flighted event taking place on three courses: Lion’s Paw, Panther’s Run and Tiger's Eye. Flights will be determined by the Ringers Committee using the October 1 (of the challenge year) USGA handicap of the participating players in the Challenge. All participants must have 5 or more scores recorded per course to be eligible for the Best Ringer score awards and a minimum of 3 or more birdies or chip-ins per course to be eligible for Most Birdies or Chip-ins in a flight.

The objective of the Ringers Challenge is for each player to improve their GROSS score on each hole over the course of the season. The Ringers Challenge score is the total of the lowest scores on each hole for each of the courses.

Participation:

Players must choose to participate in the Ringers Challenge at the time they submit their Annual League Dues, which must also include the Challenge payment. Competition for Ringers awards shall begin on January 1 for members paying League dues and the Challenge fee by December 31 of the prior year. New members joining the League and the Challenge during the year will enter the competition the 1st of the month following receipt of payment of dues and fee. The Challenge will end on October 31 and will include scores obtained during ORLGA play only. ORLGA play is defined as follows:
* Monday and Wednesday weekly play
* Wednesday PALS
* Monday 9-Hole
* President’s Cup Competition
* OR Ladies Club Championship Tournament
* Spring and Fall Ringers Tournaments - both days' scores are eligible
* Member/Member/Guest - except alternate shot, scramble and shamble formats
* Battle of the Sexes - only if hole is completed
* Carolina Cup - except alternate shot format
* Neighborhood Challenge
* Couples Championship - except scramble and alterante shot formats.

Procedures:

On ORLGA play days, the game coordinators/directors will place the Ringers box for that course on the game meeting table. As the Ringer participants come in, they will record their Ringer score on their Ringers Challenge Card. After the first 18 holes are recorded, participants will record only the improvements for each hole after each additional play day. Scores entered shall be GROSS scores from postable rounds only, NOT NET nor EQUITABLE STROKES. It is the responsibility of the Ringers participants to record their scores as soon as possible after playing. If a participant is not available, a teammate may record the scores for them.

In addition to the gross scores, each participant shall record the date and the number of birdies and chip-ins on the back of the Ringers Card.

NOTE: If a participant did not improve upon any holes, date of play should be entered on the sticker at the bottom of the card.

SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES:

Players should report any milestones by marking them on the scorecard in red and reporting the milestone to the Ringers Committee Chair. The following milestones will be recognized: Breaking 100, Breaking 90, Breaking 80, Breaking 70 for the first time in league play, Natural Eagle and Hole in One

One set of game day score cards for Lion's and Panther's will be placed in the red leather pouch for Ringers located next to the computer at Tamers Pro shop. Score cards for Tiger's will be placed in the front of the Tiger's Ringers Box.

The current members of the Ringers Committee can be found by clicking the Committee link on the League Information page.

Front of the Ringers Sheet

Back of the Ringers Sheet

Updated January 31, 2024