Membership

To register (step 1) and pay (step 2) for membership, click here.

If you are a prospective member and have questions, send an email to bdgcnews@gmail.com.   However, please review the information on this website first. 

Member Types & Annual Dues
  • Regular Member ($130) - age 26 and over
  • Senior Member ($95) - age 65 and over, member prior 5 years
  • Associate Member ($80) - age 25 or less
  • Life Member ($65) - after 45 years of membership
  • Honorary Member ($50 - for reimbursement of WSGA and MCPLA fees paid by BDMGC) - by vote and induction
  • Social Member or 1-Year Leave of Absence ($40)

Golf Genius Website

To register and pay for events, log into bdmgc.golfgenius.com and look under the "Tournaments" menu.

For all Spring Tour and Summer Tour events, you will select your own tee time as part of registration.

For all Majors, tee times will be published a few days before each event.

For match play events, payment is required at the time of registration - other than for the Club Championship.  After registration closes, we will determine the low 32 handicaps for the Club Championship and send out invoices for payment.

2022 Schedule

(Brown Deer Men's Golf Club Majors in Bold)

Play as many or as few events as you choose.

Saturday, April 16 - Spring Tour 1 at Irish Course - [$100 to walk or ride] with tee times beginning at [9:00 a.m.]

Saturday, April 23 - Spring Tour 2 at Nagawaukee - [$48 to walk or $65 to ride] with tee times beginning at [8:04 a.m.]

Saturday, April 30 - Spring Tour 3 at The Bog - [$73 to walk or ride] with tee times beginning at [noon]

Saturday, May 7 - The Mixer
Net 1-2-3 game with 4-man teams (assigned by the committee) played at 85% of handicap.  8:00 a.m. shotgun start. Club meeting including lunch after golf. 

Saturday, May 14 - Suummer Tour 1

Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22 - MCPLA Spring Championship at Whitnall

Saturday, May 28 - Second Team at Whitnall

Saturday, June 6 - The Memorial
Individual stableford (gross and net). 

Saturday, June 11 - Summer Tour 2

Saturday, June 18 - Second Team at Dretza

Sunday, June 26 - The Quota Classic
2-man teams earn points (modified Stableford, net) relative to a “quota” for their handicaps. Played at 100% handicap with maximum course handicap of 33 (for Quota game - 95% for C flight skins).

Saturday, July 2 - Second Team at Currie

Saturday, July 16 - Summer Tour 3

Sunday, July 17 - MCPLA 2-Man Best Ball at Whitnall

Saturday, July 30 - Second Team at Greenfield

Sunday, July 31 - President's Cup
Individual stableford (gross and net).  Played at 95% of handicap.

Sunday, August 7 - Summer Tour 4

Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14 - Eckhardt 2-Man Best Ball
2-man best ball.  Played at 85% of handicap.

Sunday, August 21 - Second Team at Brown Deer

Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28 - MCPLA Arnold Walker Championship at Brown Deer

Saturday, September 3 - Summer Tour 5

Saturday, September 17 - 43rd Annual MCPLA vs NIMAGA Challenge Match - at Fox Lake Country Club, Fox Lake IL (new location - just south of border) NIMAGA  Application also on MCPLA Website

Sunday, September 18 - The Wind-up
Individual stroke play (low gross and low net).  8:00 a.m. shotgun start.  Played at 95% of handicap.  Club meeting including lunch after golf. 

Mid to late October - Year-end awards dinner, club meeting and officer elections

To register and pay for events, log into bdmgc.golfgenius.com and look under the "Tournaments" menu.

Handicap Reminders

Maintaining proper handicaps and playing by the rules of golf are fundamental elements of our club.  Remember to post all acceptable scores played during the active season (April 1st to October 31st in Wisconsin; other regions vary).  Upon posting three scores, you will have an active handicap for use in club competitions. 

However, for Brown Deer Men's Golf Club group events scored using GolfGenius (the "Majors", Spring Tour, Summer Tour and Ryder Cups), the Committee will post all scores for the field.  If in doubt at an event, ask if your score will be posted or if you need to do so.     

The Handicap Committee within our golf club is responsible for administering the USGA Handicap System. 
The primary goal of the system and the Committee is to enable golfers of differing skill levels to compete on an equitable basis.   The committee will verify that scores are properly posted for handicap purposes and peer review and is authorized to adjust players' indexes as documented in the Official Rules of Handicapping


Effective January 1. 2020, the World Handicap System (WHS) unified six handicap systems and provides every player in the world with a consistent measure of ability. The WHS enables players of different abilities globally to compete against others on a fair basis.  The Rules of Handicapping replaces the USGA Handicap System, which has been in place since 1911, and the USGA Course Rating System has become the Course Rating System.

For a summary of changes effective in 2020, click here.

Note that scores when playing alone are not acceptable for handicap purpose.  Click here for more information: Playing Alone FAQ

Click here for handicap procedures for matches: Handicapping

Our club follows recommendations published in Appendix C of the Rules of Handicapping.  Depending upon the format of each event, you will be assigned a course handicap equal to 85% to 100% (rounded to the nearest whole number) of your full handicap for the tee box that you are playing. 

For additional background, see below as published by the USGA:

Q. What are handicap allowances and why are they recommended for various formats of play?

A. A handicap allowance is the percentage of a Course Handicap recommended to create equity based on the format of play.

Since higher-handicap players typically have more variance in their scores and an increased potential to shoot lower net scores, when full Course Handicaps are used in certain formats, players with lower Course Handicaps are generally at a disadvantage. By taking a percentage of Course Handicap, the higher handicap players are impacted more, which brings the expected scores for all players or teams to a more consistent level. Handicap allowances are mainly applied in team formats, where the combination of players can produce lower scores compared to other teams.

Millions of scores and/or simulations were used to determine and validate the handicap allowances used under the World Handicap System, and the recommendations for each format of play can be found here. (Appendix C, Rules of Handicapping)

Competition Scores

Scores for rounds played during the following events are considered "Competition Scores" (formerly known as "T Scores") and should be posted as such. 

"Competition Scores" posted by Event Committees on your behalf:
  • BDMGC Majors (Mixer, Memorial, Quota Classic, President's Cup, Eckhardt 2-Man Best Ball and the Wind-Up)
"Competition Scores" to be posted by you:
  • BDMGC match play rounds (Club Championship, Cup Matches and 2-Man Match Medal)
  • MCPLA, WPLA and other major competitive events (if posting is not done automatically for you)