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Updates for the 2017 season are in-process.  Click the links below to view information recently posted:





2017 Event Registration Procedures

To register for events, click on links in email invitations and reminders sent to you.  Links will not be posted to our website this year.  If you need a new invitation, email a request to bdgcnews@gmail.com.

If you're not interested or not available to play in an event, please click on a decline link to help us plan and you will not receive any follow-up messages.

Register for events early and pay promptly as instructed.  Entries are considered incomplete until payment is received.  Failure to pay by due dates will result in cancellation of your online registration.

For your convenience and ease of Club administration and record keeping needs, we prefer electronic payments by PayPal, credit card or debit card.  To establish a PayPal account and login, click here.   We also accept checks by mail.

New Hole-in-One Club

Register for our new Hole-in-One Club.  The first member(s) to make a witnessed hole-in-one at Brown Deer during a Club major, the Summer Classic, the Invitational or a Club Championship, Cup, Senior Cup, 1st or 2nd team match will earn all funds collected (to help cover all the beverages you will need to buy...)!  If two or more registered members make an ace on the same day, they shall split the pot.

Registration for the next Hole-in-One Club will open upon the earlier of the day after a registered member(s) makes an ace or at the start of the 2018 season.  Any funds remaining from 2017 will be carried over to the 2018 Hole-in-One Club.

Watch for an email invitation soon.

Kreger 2-Man Match Medal Championship

Entries for the 41st annual Kreger 2-Man Match Medal Championship will be accepted online until 6:00 p.m. on March 29th.   Register and pay individually or as a team ($10 per person).  If you need a partner, let us know and we will pair you.  To register, click on links in email invitations and reminders sent to you.  If you need a new invitation, email a request to bdgcnews@gmail.com.

If more than 32 team entries are received, first round elimination matches must be concluded by Wednesday, May 8th. 

To view detailed tournament rules and guidance regarding how to calculate handicaps for matches, click here.

The winning team of each match is responsible for immediately updating the online brackets.

Individual Match Play

Entries for the 2017 Club Championship, Cup Matches and Senior Matches will be accepted online through April 30th.  To register and pay ($10 per competition), click on links in email invitations and reminders sent to you.  If you need a new invitation, email a request to bdgcnews@gmail.com.

To view detailed tournament rules, click here.     

The winner of each match is responsible for immediately updating the online brackets
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2017 Major Events

Saturday, May 13th: The Mixer

Saturday, June 10th: The Memorial

Saturday, July 8th: The Jeff & Jeff

Saturday, July 29th: President's Cup

Saturday & Sunday, August 12th & 13th: Eckhardt 2-Man Best Ball

Sunday, September 17th: The Wind-Up

See the events page for a full list including other events.

2017 Meetings & Social Nights

We are taking a new approach for 2017 and limiting regular meetings to during the Winter Social, the Mixer lunch (May 13th), the President's Cup lunch (July 29th) and the Year-End Awards Dinner (October date TBD).  Social nights will include brief announcements and discussion of any topics raised by members, but activities will be the primary focus.  Social nights will be held on the following evenings:
  • Wednesday, March 29th:
    • 6:00 p.m. - Brief discussion
    • 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Texas Hold’em tournament ($25 buy-in)
  • Thursday, May 4th:
    • 5:30 p.m. - Clinic
    • 6:15 p.m. - Putting & chipping competitions (A & B flights - entry fee TBD)
    • 7:00 p.m. - Brief discussion
  • Wednesday, May 31st:
    • 6:30 p.m. - Brief discussion
    • 7:00 p.m. - 6-hole team scramble (shotgun start - entry fee TBD)
  • Tuesday, June 27th:
    • 5:45 p.m. - Clinic
    • 6:30 p.m. - Brief discussion
    • 7:00 p.m. - 6-hole, 2-man net BB (shotgun start - entry fee TBD)
  • Wednesday, July 26th:
    • 6:15 p.m. - Brief discussion
    • 6:45 p.m. - 6-hole team scramble (shotgun start - entry fee TBD)
  • Monday, August 30th:
    • 5:45 p.m. - Putting & chipping competitions (A & B flights - entry fee TBD)
    • 6:30 p.m. - Brief discussion

Member Survey

Thanks to everyone who took time to complete our off-season Member Survey.  If you didn't complete the survey yet but would like to share your views, it's never too late.

The data has been helpful to the Officers and Advisory Board for planning 2017 events and Club operations.  Summary results will be discussed at our upcoming meeting.

Handicap Reminders

Maintaining proper handicaps and playing by USGA rules 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 states vary) using Equitable Stroke Control ("ESC").  However, the club will post scores for all majors and Summer Tour events.    

The USGA announced key changes to its handicap system during 2016: USGA 2016 Key Handicap Changes

Note that scores when playing alone are no longer acceptable for handicap purpose.  Click here for more information: Playing Alone FAQ

Equitable Stroke Control:

            Course Handicap     Maximum Score per Hole

            9 or less                              Double Bogey

            10 through 19                           7

            20 through 29                           8           

            30 through 39                           9     

            40 or more                               10


Click here for handicap procedures, including how to set handicaps for players competing from different tee boxes: Handicap Reminders.