2021 Schedule

Play as many or as few events as you choose.

Tentative dates:

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

Saturday, April 17 - Spring Tour 1 at TBD

Saturday, April 24 - Spring Tour 2 at TBD

Saturday, May 1 - Spring Tour 3 at TBD

Saturday, May 8 - The Mixer

Saturday & Sunday, May 15 & 16 - MCPLA Spring Championship at Whitnall

Saturday, May 22 - Second Team at Oakwood

Saturday, June 5 - The Memorial

Saturday, June 19 - Second Team at Grant

Sunday, June 27 - The Quota Classic

Saturday, July 17 - Second Team at Currie

Sunday, July 18 - MCPLA 2-Man Best Ball at Oakwood

Saturday, July 24 - President's Cup

Sunday, August 8 - Second Team at Greenfield

Saturday & Sunday, August 14 & 15 - Eckhardt 2-Man Best Ball

Saturday, August 21 - Second Team at Whitnall

Satirdau & Sunday, August 28 & 29 - MCPLA Arnold Walker Championship at Brown Deer

Sunday, September 19 - The Wind-up

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

2021 Membership

To register (step 1) and pay (step 2) for 2021 membership, click here.

If you are a prospective member and have any questions, send an email to bdgcnews@gmail.com

<ember Types & Annual Dues
  • Regular Member ($110) - age 26 and over
  • Senior Member ($75) - age 65 and over, member prior 5 years
  • Associate Member ($60) - age 25 or less
  • Life Member ($50) - after 45 years of membership
  • Honorary Member ($33 - for reimbursement of WSGA and MCPLA fees paid by BDMGC) - by vote and induction
  • Social Member or 1-Year Leave of Absence ($30)
For renewals, a $10 late fee is implemented after a published date in February or March. 

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 BlueGolf (the "Majors", Summer Classic, Spring Tour, Summer Tour, 9-Hole Social Nights and Fall Tour), 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)