Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday League Money Lists
Thank you to all the members and tournament players whose support and participation helped to make this a successful year for the club. In addition to our leagues’ tournaments, we co-sponsored a charity event benefiting Harvest Against Hunger, held a Junior Tournament in August, and had numerous outings including to Chambers Bay, The Home Course, Druids Glen, and Legion Memorial, as well as to Jefferson Park for a viewing of the Blue Angels.
2023 Money Lists Composite – a sortable composite spreadsheet for all four leagues with sortable worksheets for each league.
Disclaimer: The stroke play numbers are downloaded from Golf Genius. The match play numbers are added manually. Both sources may contain errors, especially regarding the number of tournaments played.
Saturday League Tournament Champions
Ryan Coghill repeated as Gross Stroke Play Champion. Jack Hartley is the Gross Match Play Champion. Jay Clark is the Senior Gross Stroke Play Champion. Nik Quesnell is the Senior Gross Match Play Champion. All of them qualified this year to play in the Champion of Champions Tournament at The Home Course in April 2024 and 2025.
Six players have qualified to compete for the 2024 Match Play Gross Championship. They are Mason Phalen, Ryan Coghill, Jack Hartley, Dave Foreman, Jay Clark, and Kyle Miller, who was the Saturday League top money winner. The remaining ten spots will be filled based on the Spring Field Day 2024 performances from the blue tees.
Saturday’s Most Improved
According to Golf Genius, these ten players showed the most improvement this year in the Saturday league. All except John Puetz, a Two-Man Net Champion who partnered with his father Dan Puetz Sr in 2012, played in Saturday events.
|Name||First Index||Last Index||Improvement factor|
These are the top money winners and participants across all the club tournaments. Those people who play more on Saturdays and Tuesdays have an advantage in money winning, because those leagues pay better than the Wednesday and Friday leagues. Still, some people playing lots of Wednesdays did quite well. Friday was new this year. It is unlikely to resume in 2024.
Dan Fabela led in “Points,” “Purse,” Total Points & Purse,” and “Tournaments Played.” Because Dan led in points, he is the “Sandbagger of the Year” for 2023. Congratulations, Dan! Clearly, playing in the most tournaments helped Dan, but so did lowering his handicap from the 18.4 to the 14.8.
The club grew in 2023. Membership was up 8.3%, from 481 to 521 members. Tournament participation increased, too. The club share of payouts was kept at 2022 levels, to make sure we did not overspend given the twenty extra Friday tournaments scheduled this year. However, nine Friday tournaments were cancelled for lack of participation. The statistics for 2023 and 2022 are below. The upshot is that tourney rounds were up 17.4%, the number of payouts were up 14%, the tournament fee was up 14.8%, but the club contribution was up just .2% and the club percentage was down 9%, so that total payout was up 10.2%. This is a sustainable level of growth for the club. ~ Bold is used for 2023 numbers larger than the 2022 numbers.
|2023 Statistics||Saturdays & Match Play||Tuesdays||Wednesdays||Fridays||Combined|
|No. of Payouts||518||686||560||86||1850|
|Pct. Of Players Paid||46.92%||63.17%||56.17%||59.72%||55.54%|
|2022 Statistics||Saturdays & Match Play||Tuesdays||Wednesdays||Combined|
|No. of Payouts||526||609||468||1603|
|Pct. Of Players Paid||52.60%||64.17%||52.64%||56.48%|