The 2023 Players Cup
Wednesdays Beginning at 5 p.m. – Register Today!
Compete and Win Cash Prizes in The Players Cup
The Players Cup is looking for new golfers to join us for the 2023 season! League play rotates weekly between Mallard Creek and Pine Brook and begins each Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
Much like the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup format, each player will receive points on a weekly basis. Points are calculated depending on where each player finishes their weekly round in comparison to the rest of the league. The Players Cup is an individual-based league consisting of a weekly 9-Hole round with cash payouts, cookouts, prizes and more!
Cash Payouts Based on 16 Players in each flight (Regular Season / Playoffs):
1st – $250 / $300
2nd – $100 / $165
3rd – $75 / $100
4th – $50 / $75
5th – $40 / $50
6th – $35 / $40
General League Info
Dates: Wednesday, May 3rd – August 30th
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
# of Players: 32
Handicapped: Yes (Weekly)
Flighted: Yes (A and B Flights)
Cookouts : June 7th and August 23rd
League play will begin on Wednesday, May 3rd at 5 p.m. For additional information, please contact Zach Poudrier at Zach@TheMallardCreek.com or by phone at 440-748-8231. We are happy to help!
2023 Players Cup Overview
Want to test your golf abilities against an entire league and win cash prizes? We have made that possible with The 2023 Players Cup!
Kicking off the 7th season in 2023, The Players Cup is one of the most unique and competitive leagues in all of the Greater Cleveland area and we want you to be a part of it.
League play will alternate between Mallard Creek and Pine Brook Golf Clubs, so you will enjoy playing a variety of holes and layouts. The league is formatted similarly to the individual scoring style of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup. Tee times begin at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday night and run until the entirety of the league has teed off. For the 2023 season, League play will officially begin on May 3rd and go until August 30th.
League fees are $100 per person. The league fee breakdown is as follows:
• $80 will go towards cash payouts.
• $20 will go towards food, beverages (beer included) and prizes that are provided at the two cookouts during the season. After the league signup fee is paid you just pay greens fees and/or cart fees each week.
If you would like more information or have any questions, please email Zach@TheMallardCreek.com or call (440) 748-8231 to obtain an informational packet regarding the league. We look forward to another successful season of The Players Cup!
Individual Stroke Play, FedEx Cup Style Scoring
Each player will golf 9 holes each week using stroke play scoring and every player’s individual handicap will factor into their net score. Players will be going head-to-head against their flight instead of having a different opponent each week. Players will earn points based on the position they finish for the week. For example, if you finish with the lowest net score on a certain week, you will be the first-place finisher and receive the highest possible points for that week. On the other hand, if you finish with the highest net score on a certain week, you will be the last-place finisher and will receive the lowest possible points for that week. Your total points will be added up throughout the season. The ultimate goal is to have the most total points at the end of the season. We will payout the winners for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th place.
Points will be distributed based on how a player finishes each week in relation to the field.
In the case of a tie, point totals are added together and divided among all golfers tied for a particular position at the end of the round. For example: if four golfers finish tied for fifth place, the fifth through eighth place points are summed and divided by four, with each of the golfers receiving the same number of points.
Weekly Points Breakdown
1st Place: 50 Points
2nd Place: 30 Points
3rd Place: 19 Points
4th Place: 13.5 Points
5th Place: 11 Points
6th Place: 10 Points
7th Place: 9 Points
8th Place: 8.5 Points
9th Place: 8 Points
10th Place: 7.5 Points
11th Place: 7 Points
12th Place: 6.5 Points
13th Place: 6 Points
14th Place: 5.7 Points
15th Place: 5.5 Points
16th Place: 5.3 Points
There will be two different weeks labeled as Major Weeks. On these days, the point values will double for everyone in the league. This gives golfers that are behind in the standings a chance to come from behind and catch the rest of the league.
All cards must be turned into the active manager in the clubhouse at the end of each round. Handicaps will be managed through our league manager software and the maximum handicap a player can have is +18 for 9 holes.
If your ball is hit out of bounds or into a hazard you may play a provisional ball or spot your ball at the nearest entry point to the hazard and penalize your score for that hole with a one stroke penalty. You may move your ball anywhere with your club head within six inches from the original spot (everywhere but the fringe and green). However, do not improve your position (i.e. around a bush/tree). No gimmes, no mulligans. No loss of distance or out of bounds. Drop your ball within two club lengths of the point of entry.
Maximum Stroke Rule:
The highest score that may be allotted is a 10 on any hole. If you have reached 10 please pick up your ball and move onto the next hole.
USGA rules hereafter apply.
All Men will play from the white tees, ladies from the reds, and seniors (65 & older) may play from the gold tees.
Make-ups & Forfeits
If you plan on missing any particular week please let Zach know. That way we are not waiting for you to arrive. Makeup rounds must take place within two weeks of the scheduled playing date). Failure to make up your round by the deadline will result in 0 points for that date.
Everyone in the league will make the playoffs at the end of the year. Players’ points will carry over into the playoffs. There will be a new point system for the playoffs to make things more interesting. Points will be two times the amount they were in the regular season.
For example, the first-place finish is worth 50 points during the regular season and 100 points during the playoffs. Cash payouts will go out to the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth place winners.
Skins & Pins
Skin & Pin games will be voluntary for each golfer. Your name and $5 must be put into the skin box before you go out to play. Shots will be considered valid for the pin shot if you are on the green (not the fringe) and you have signed up for the pin contest. All others will be excluded from skins and pins if money and name is not registered in the clubhouse. The money allotment works as follows: upon entry $2 from each participant will be added to the two pin shot prizes and the remaining $3 dollars will go into any skins prizes. Skins will only be awarded for scores of par or better (a skin will not be rewarded for bogeys). If there are no skins, then money will be split among the pin shot winners. If there are no pin shot winners, then the money will be allotted towards the skins game. If no skins or pins are awarded for that week, then the money will be carried over for next week.
For more details call Zach Poudrier at (440) 748-8231 or email him at Zach@TheMallardCreek.com and he will be glad to tell you more about The Players Cup.
5/3 – Mallard Creek – Handicapping Week 1 (S&P)
5/10 – Mallard Creek – Handicapping Week 2 (S&P)
5/17 – Mallard Creek – Handicapping Week 3 (S&P)
5/24 – Mallard Creek – League Play Week 1 (S&P)
5/31 – Mallard Creek – League Play Week 2 (S&P)
6/7 – Mallard Creek – Man Scramble Day & BBQ Cookout (S&P)
6/14 – Pine Brook – League Play Week 3 (S&P)
6/21 – Pine Brook – League Play Week 4 (S&P)
6/28 – Mallard Creek – League Play Week 5 (S&P)
7/5 – Mallard Creek – League Play week 6 (S&P) Major Week
7/12 – Mallard Creek – League Play Week 7 (S&P)
7/19 – Mallard Creek – League Play Week 8 (S&P) Major Week
7/26 – Pine Brook – League Play Week 9 (S&P)
8/2 – Pine Brook – Playoffs Week 1 (S&P)
8/9– Mallard Creek – Playoffs Week 2 (S&P)
8/16 – Mallard Creek – Playoffs Week 3 (S&P)
8/23 – Mallard Creek – 4 Man Scramble & Subs & Sides (S&P)
8/30 – Mallard Creek – Playoffs Week 4 (S&P)
9/6 – Mallard Creek – Playoffs Rain Out Date (S&P)
9/13 – Mallard Creek – Playoffs Rain Out Date (S&P)
9/20 – Mallard Creek – Playoffs Rain Out Date (S&P)