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Welcome everyone to another Men’s League calendar year!  2022 will be be comprised of two-man teams vying for the most accrued points.  This year will look slightly different than pervious years. You and your partner will have multiple opportunities to earn points for your team throughout the season in various ways.  You and your partner should plan on playing each week.  Some weeks, you will need to play together with your partner… other weeks, you will not… depending on the weekly game.  This year, we will split the field up into divisions based on your team’s combined handicap.  Our Men’s League Champion will be determined by the team in each division with the most points at the end of the season.  Below is an example of what our leaderboard will look like for the season:

League Regulations

As a formal men’s league, there are additional regulations & rules we all need to abide by in the spirit of competitive fairness.  Please see additional regulations, rules & format below:

League Pricing & Signup

  • League registration fee is $75 per player.
  • In regards to weekly greens fee rates— if you do not have a golf membership, owners will be charged normal owner rates. Public players be charged the ‘Unit Owner Guest’ greens fee rate of $75 on Mon-Thurs and $85 on Fri-Sun.  This pricing only applies once per week for your weekly game.
  • You can sign up for the league individually, or as a two-person team.  Signup by emailing Ryan at  If signing up individually, the Pro Shop will do its best to pair up players onto teams. 

Weekly Games

  • You are welcome to play your game any day during the time frame shown for each week as shown on the schedule.
  • Please notice that the league week has changed and will start on Wednesdays and end on Tuesdays this year.  This will allow for results to be posted much sooner after organized Tuesday events.
  • There will be an automatic $10 weekly game charge to your member account ($15 on weeks with flag events).  If you do not have a member account established, this game fee must be paid in advance of your round.
  • You must notify the pro shop before your round that you intend to play your weekly game.  Abbey Springs will provide you with a scorecard upon notification that you desire to play your round for the week.
  • Once you start your weekly round, you must finish… unless you are rained out.
  • Bob Wisbey usually organizes an additional optional $5 cash side-game on Tuesday mornings, if interested.


  • Scorecards must be clearly marked with full name and date.
  • All scorecards must be attested by another player that is not part of your team.
  • All scorecards must be turned in on the same day as play immediately after your round is completed.
  • To qualify your score, you must turn in your scorecard into the scorecard ‘box’.  This box will be placed on the pro shop counter.  All League scores will be entered and maintained by Abbey Springs Golf Course for accuracy.  Please do not enter your own league scores unless you have permission.
  • Every 9 and 18 hole round you play must be posted to your handicap, regardless if it is for league play or not (unless match play or scramble).  Even if you don’t like your score, you still have to post it.  All rounds played at other courses must also be posted.
  • Weekly Game winnings will be posted to the player's Golf Shop Credits.


  • I will be really clamping down on this rule this year, especially with the new greens.  Picking up ‘gimmie’ putts early is the #1 complaint that I receive from league members.  ALL PUTTS MUST BE PUTT OUT.  Period.  This is a league and we will play by the rules, especially with the new greens.
  • If you, as a league member, notice someone pick up their ball early, please kindly remind them about this rule.  The individual will be allowed relocate his golf ball where it was and putt out without penalty.  Please do not take offense if someone reminds you about this rule… sometimes, we all need a reminder…!


  • If you or your partner cannot play a particular week, you are allowed to designate another player as a substitute.  This player must be an individual with an established handicap who is not on another team.
  • All substitutes must be approved by Ryan before play


  • All participating players must have an established handicap.  If you do not have a handicap, you can purchase and establish one with the pro shop.  To establish your handicap, you must play at least three 18 hole rounds before the league starts.  These rounds do no necessarily have to be played at Abbey Springs.
  • Abbey Springs has the right to change a player’s handicap if is thought to be incorrect. Any player thought to be falsifying a handicap is up for dismissal from the league with no refund.

Other Rules

  • PLAY THE BALL AS IT LIES.  Absolutely no rolling the ball.  If your ball is embedded, you must get another team’s approval to lift clean and place.  Otherwise, PLAY AS IT LIES.  There will be no “propping” or “rolling” balls up on the grass to give yourself a better lie.
  • Most areas to the left and right side of the hole is staked as a hazard.  As such, drop your ball along the line where your ball crossed into the hazard area.  You must record a stroke for your drop, but there is no other penalty.
  • All golfers must play ready-golf.  No one likes a 5-hour round.
  • Cheating of any manner will not be tolerated and is grounds for being dismissed from the league without reimbursement.
  • League commissioner reserves the right for judgement in the event of an issue coming up that isn’t otherwise described in this document.  The commissioner will do his best to make the decision that is best for the league in keeping competitive parity.


AGES 18-45:  MAPLE TEES AGES 46+: COMBO TEES AGES 70+:  OAK TEES (optional)


Are you ready for another summer of golf, laughs and friendships?  Please plan on joining us for our 26th year of ladies league golf at one of Wisconsin’s most beautiful courses.  Annual membership dues will be $65 which makes you eligible for weekly play, cash awards, games and the season ending luncheon.  The fees also include you in the CHIP IN pot (non-scramble league play days only) and the end of season luncheon.

Our season kick-off event will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 9:00 am.  Please plan on joining our congenial continental breakfast held in the banquet room.  We will be sharing important information about our season, special events and hear from Dan Dlabal regarding the course, play and rules updates.  

Not only are we a group of ladies who enjoy the sport of golf, we also embrace the opportunities to give back to our community.  This year will again provide a chance to show our compassion and care.  On June 26th we will be collecting needed items for the Lakeland Animal Shelter.  August 7th will be our Charity Guest Day.  New Beginnings (Women shelter in Elkhorn) will be our charity of choice again this season!

Here is another reason to join our fun and FLEXIBLE league.  Any 9 hole member is always welcome to join the18 hole group any week and the same goes for any 18 hole member to just play 9 holes.

2023 Abbey Springs Ladies League Schedule (Tentative)

May 20            Opening Breakfast 9:00am (Banquet Hall)
June 5            Welcome Back Scramble 9 and 18 holes (OPTIONAL luncheon)
June 12            Bookends    
June 19-21        Dancing Chix on the Run
June 26            Lakeland Animal Shelter 

July 3            NO LEAGUE
July 10            18 HOLE 1-2-3 on 5-4-3…9 HOLE Mutt and Jeff 2 on 5’s  2 on 3’s
July 17            Theme Day (TBD) (OPTIONAL luncheon)
July 24            3 Clubs and a Putter
July 31            Solheim Cup (OPTIONAL luncheon)

August 7        Charity Guest Day (Lunch Included)
August 14        2 Best Balls (NET)
August 21        Lowest putts (9 HOLE SHOTGUN ONLY 7:30 am)
August 28        Blind Partners  

September 4        NO LEAGUE
September 11        Dice Game
September 18        End of Year Scramble and Luncheon

2023 Ladies League Board
Joyann Beers – Treasurer
Michelle Keller – Secretary
Sue Wendt – 9 Hole Representative
Robin Jeffers and Beth Etchingham – Co - Chairs

Junior Golf Classes

Ages 5-18

Learn fundamentals and prepare to bring your game to the course. Proper etiquette and safety will be taught. Classes will cover basic full swing fundamentals, putting and stroke fundamentals, chipping, pitching and sand shots, as well as taking your game from range to course. A limited supply of golf clubs are available to those that are in need.

Min/Max: 5/10.
Saturdays, May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th 12:00 PM… each class lasts one hour

Fee $60 per Junior
Identical program will run again starting Mid June

The clases are run via Big Foot Recreation at Abbey Springs, and taught by Abbey Springs PGA Instructor Jack Shoger.

Sign up in advance at

PGA Junior League Golf

Abbey Springs Junior League begins in May
  • Weekly practice and competitions on the course
  • Starting with Course opening through July
  • Costs per Junior $450 for entire season
  • This is a more intensive program designed to teach all aspects of the game of golf. 
  • Programs are designed to group similar ages and abilities.
  • For more information email:

Individual and Small Group Golf Lessons for Juniors

Lessons can be made by appointment for one…or groups of juniors.  Programs for small groups has become very popular in recent seasons.  For juniors to learn at their own pace in a relaxed environment…small groups can be a very economical way to learn the game of golf.
Lesson fees for Juniors will be $42.50 for 40 minutes of instruction.  In a small group format…each additional junior can attend at half the single rate.

For more information contact PGA Professional Jack Shoger by email: