New and returning players seeking membership with the Potomac Golf Association should submit a membership application form no
later than March 10, 2019. The membership fee is $85.00 per person.
Please return the completed application form by USPS mail with your membership check to: Rob Osterhout - 15293 Surrey House Way -
Centreville, VA 20120. Membership fees are used entirely to pay for league & web site administration, monthly
and year-end prizes, and the end-of-season banquet.
The number of members for 2019 will be an indicator that each of you contributed in some small measure if we are successful in
achieving our maximum number of teams. Please keep our recent trend going by early membership activation and nomination of teams
and/or individuals in your organizations and golfing circles. If you know of potential members, share this invitation with them
(feel free to make copies as needed), or encourage them to contact your League Coordinators.
Due to the loss of historical membership data, we need to get (updated) contact and e-mail addresses for all members as this and
the web site are our primary means of communication. Please use e-mail or the web site to send your golf outing communications. We
expect that each partnership will have email available or will use the PGA web site to obtain and provide all information needed
during the golf season.
2019 PGA REMINDERS:
The PGA coordinators will prepay green fees and then collect payment from each PGA member (or substitute) on the day of
each scheduled outing. Please plan to pay greens fees by check (cash is a nuisance for League coordinators).
Checks should be made payable to either the PGA or Rob Osterhout.
The burden is ON YOU not to incur any unnecessary cost. Each course will be provided a guaranteed number of players 10-15
days in advance of our outing. As was the policy in past years, you can either sign-up or decline to play in a scheduled golf outing
via the PGA web site using our Can You Play?
player notification form. Please use this method whenever possible; otherwise, use email.
NOTE: If you have committed to play, you will be responsible for Course Fees if you do not let us know 15 days in advance of
the scheduled outing in which you will not be available to play! An email announcement 7-10 days prior to each event will
list all players who have announced that they are not playing in that event. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy of those
announcements and note any errors therein so that we have sufficient time to rectify them.
Any costs incurred as a result of your NO-SHOW will be passed on to you. Our "prepay process" has worked well, so we expect your
continued cooperation. If you are scheduled to play but cannot because of your job or other circumstances - you can find a substitute
for that round (see PGA Rules for restrictions on substitutes). Please use the
Can You Play? player notification form to let League Coordinators know about your intent to play or not play at a scheduled PGA outing.
- The first-place GROSS team will assume the duties of league coordinators for the 2020 season. In case
of a refusal to perform, this duty will pass to the second-place team and so forth (until no members are left). Anyone refusing
to accept his or her "special prize" will be banned from membership for a period of three years. A second refusal will result
in permanent expulsion. A five-year exemption is enacted for sitting league coordinators before they become eligible again,
so if they are first, the second place team gets this honor. Also, note that the web site maintainer´s team and the handicap
chairman´s team are also exempt. Be aware that if a PGA member forms a new team, any exemption that he or she may have does
NOT carry over as they will be considered a new team and will be subject to all rules and regulations applicable to new teams.
If you desire to play with a particular team at any scheduled outing, send your match pairings to Rob Osterhout at
PotomacGolfAsssociation@gmail.com at least three weeks in advance for scheduling
purposes. Pairings received after that cutoff will normally not be accepted. .
- In an effort to control the length of time of 2019 PGA outings, only those scores submitted within 5 hours of a team´s tee
time will be accepted as official. Our better-ball format easily supports completion of rounds within a 5 hour time period. This
"pace-of-play" policy will apply to monthly and year-end competitions.
- Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read over the 2019 Potomac Golf Association
Rules page. Ask for any clarification you
- We will continue the practice of awarding numerous prize categories at each monthly outing (see Prizes section under 2019 PGA
Rules). The prize distribution will be similar to those in
previous years. This means that they are based on individual or team performance for each scheduled outing or on winning a drawing
at the post-round winners´ presentation.
- We need to get (updated) e-mail addresses for all members as this and the web site are our sole means of communication. Please
use e-mail or the web site to send any requests in season. We expect that each partnership will have email available or will use
the PGA web site to obtain and provide all information needed during the season.
- You can download a copy of the 2019 Membership Application Form
(please coordinate completion with your teammate). Please return the completed application form by snail mail with your ($85.00
per person) membership check to Rob Osterhout - 15293 Surrey House Way - Centreville, VA 20120. The
PGA web site is available to review all PGA information.
- We welcome you to the 2019 PGA season and look forward to hearing back from as many of you as possible. If we can be of
assistance or provide additional information now or in the future, please don´t hesitate to
PLEASE NOTE: Last year, the PGA was able to slightly increase its membership. Let’s keep the membership moving in
an upward direction. Ideally, we would like to keep our membership at or above 72 members. Therefore, to encourage all
members to recruit additional teams, we are offering a $50 Recruiting Bonus for each new team - that is, a team with 2 NEW PLAYERS - that you
recruit to play in our 2019 PGA outings. All we ask is that you have them make a note on the 2019 Registration Form when they send it to us
noting your referral!