What struck me right off the bat were the obvious signs that the players look forward to getting together each week for some easy-going rounds of indoor golf.
The guys gently ribbed one another about the upcoming morning’s games and talked about this, that and other things that are going on in their lives.
“The league is a mix of golf and socializing,” said league co-ordinator, Brian Kebic. “It’s a great opportunity to get out and make new friends with golfers of all calibres who have a love of the game and a desire to compete with others on their own skill level in a fun and positive atmosphere.”
The EG Champions League is open to men and women players 50 years of age and up. The indoor season will run until the end of March and the outdoor season happens from May through September.
“Players who join us don't have to worry about being a great golfer,” said Kebic. “The EG Champions League is designed to accommodate and appeal to all skill levels. We use a modified handicap system, appropriate tee boxes to match each player’s skill level and a variety of formats (match play, best ball, scramble, stableford, handicap) from week to week. It works well because most of our matches are decided on the 17th or 18th hole and many end in draws.”
In-game games such as closest-to-the pin, longest drive, making birdies and making pars on the two toughest holes of that week’s course also add to the positive vibes.
There are no fees to join the league since it is a pay-as-you-play deal. The screen fees are $22 for Executive Golf members and $27 for non-members and guests.
“We are always welcoming new golfers to come out with us on Tuesday mornings whether it be during the indoor season or in the summer when we rotate our rounds at various courses in the region,” Kebic said.