Membership

To register (step 1) and pay (step 2) for 2021 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 ($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)

New Golf Genius Website for 2021!

To register and pay for 2021 events, log into bdmgc.golfgenius.com and look under the "Golf" 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.

2021 Schedule

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

Play as many or as few events as you choose.

Saturday, April 17 - Spring Tour 1 at Irish Course - $100 to walk or ride with tee times beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 24 - Spring Tour 2 at Nagawaukee - $48 to walk or $65 to ride with tee times beginning at 8:04 a.m.

Saturday, May 1 - Spring Tour 3 at The Bog - $73 to walk or ride with tee times beginning at noon

Saturday, May 8 - The Mixer
Net 1-2-3 game with 4-man teams (assigned by the committee) played at 85% of handicap.  Tee times beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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

Monday, May 17 - Social Night 1

Saturday, May 22 - Second Team at Oakwood

Sunday, May 23 - Spring Tour 1

Saturday, June 5 - The Memorial
Individual stableford (gross and net) with pairings by flights (+ mixed groups upon request). 

Monday, June 7 - Social Night 2

Saturday, June 12 - Summer Tour 2

Saturday, June 19 - Second Team at Grant

Sunday, June 20 - Summer Tour 3 (Father's day with optional bring a guest)

Sunday, June 27 - 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 - not C flight skins).

Saturday, July 10 - Summer Tour 4

Saturday, July 17 - Second Team at Currie

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

Monday, July 18 - Social Night 3

Saturday, July 24 - President's Cup
Individual stableford (gross and net) with pairings by flights (+ mixed groups upon request).  Played at 95% of handicap.

Saturday, July 31 - Summer Tour 5

Sunday, August 8 - Second Team at Greenfield

Saturday & Sunday, August 14 & 15 - Eckhardt 2-Man Best Ball
2-man best ball.  Played at 85% of handicap.

Saturday, August 21 - Second Team at Whitnall

Sunday, August 22 - Summer Tour 6

Monday, August 23 - Social Night 4

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

Saturday, September 12 - Summer Tour 7

Monday, September 13 - Social Night 5

Saturday, September 18 - 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 19 - The Wind-up
Mid to late October - Year-end awards dinner, club meeting and officer elections

To register and pay for 2021 events, log into bdmgc.golfgenius.com and look under the "Golf" menu.

Individual stroke play (low gross and low net) with pairings by flights (+ mixed groups upon request).  Morning tee times (or shotgun start if possible).  Played at 95% of handicap.

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", 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)