Men's Bucket League



The Bucket League is a Wednesday mid Day (first Tee Time is at Noon) 18 Hole Men’s League. New Teams will be drawn by computer now (instead of out of the Bucket) each week based on the number of players signed-up. You can sign up on a week by week basis – play when you can.

  • Formats -- New format each week which will include two, three and four man team formats (click here for a list of possible formats).
    • Players will always play their own ball (no scramble formats)
  • Teams -- will normally be flighted based on handicap.
    • We will have a few pure blind draw formats (not flighted).
    • Teams will be drawn Monday evening.
    • Teams and Tee Times will be e-mailed to Bucket League Members and, be posted on Province Lake Golf website on Monday night or Tuesday AM.
  • Sign-Up -- is on a week to week basis based on your availability.
    • You need to let the League Coordinator (Dave Johnson) know by Monday evening of each week if you are playing.
    • You may sign-up via e-mail (, or call Dave Johnson (603-522-6381).
  • Greens Fees
    • Members -- all membership plans are in accepted.
    • Non- Member  -- Wednesday Senior Rate is in affect for all players ($40.00 with cart).
    • (Note – you may want to consider one of the PLG Memberships if you are going to play in the Bucket League, Men’s League, Quota League, etc. (Click Here For More Information about PLG Memberships.)
  • Prize Pool – $5.00 in addition to Greens Fee.
    • Includes prizes for closest to pins, long putts, and team scores (based on the total prize pool). All players, including guests will be part of the weekly format and will be required to enter the prize pool.
    • Each foursome will be resposible for turning in the Prize Pool with their score card.
  • ScoreCards -
    • Please enter full names or at minimum “last Names”. We have three Daves, three Howies, two Johns etc., etc.
    • Please do not split the individual blocks for the score (i.e. for gross & net). I have to enter each score for each player – please enter just the gross score (clearly) for each player for each hole.
    • Holes that are not finished (ball picked up) should just have an X in the score block for that hole. Our Computer Program will enter the Equitable Stoke Control score (based on the player’s handicap) for that hole.
    • Enter the “Gross” Score only for each player. Our computer program will tally the team score, individual scores gross and net etc. Keep a separate card for your own games please.
    • Turn your score card (and prize pool for your group) into Dave Johnson or Dave Sanfason – in Fore's if open, Pro Shop if Fore's is closed.
  • Guests – Members are always welcome to bring a guest (s) during the season.
    • We need a handicap or, average 18 score for your guest (s).
    • All guests will be part of the competition and are required to contribute to the Prize Pool.
  • Handicap
    • USGA Handicap INDEX preferred – either from GHIN or from etc. For information regarding Myscorecard (for Men’s League Members or individuals who play at PLG on a regular basis), contact Dave Johnson at
    • Handicaps for new members who do not have a GHIN Index will be based on lowest score for first five rounds.
  • Tees - Players may play from the Blue, White Tees or, (Purple Tees based on age and handicap).
    • You will be able to change your Tee Preference but, on a limited basis.
    • For development of teams each week, all players will be assigned to the White Tees -- adjustment will be made based on USGA procedure for players playing off the Blue or Purple Tees.
    • You will need to let the League Coordinator know if you will be playing from a tee other than the default tees (White).
  • League Objectives:
  • Have Fun. Play 18 holes weather permitting.
  • Play your own ball at all times.
  • Play with different players each week.
  • Compete for Closest To The Pin, Long Putt and Team Prizes.


  • League Rules - USGA Rules apply with the exception of all Posted Local Rules and, the following "League Rules":
    • Breakfast Ball --FIRST HOLE ONLY -- to insure you get your day off on a positive note, you may hit a second ball off the First Tee (IF NEEDED ONLY).
    • Provisional Lies In Your Own Fairway ONLY -- width of our score card, no closer to the hole. Please use your club (roll the ball) not your hand to improve your lie under this "League" Rule. Do not pick the ball up or clean the ball unless Lift, Clean & Place is posted by the Pro Shop due to wet course conditions.
    • Out Of Bounds WHITE STAKES (Stroke & Distance Penalty) – if you think your ball is OB, you need to hit a Provisional ball before you go forwardsee USGA Rule 27. below). If you do not hit a Provisional Ball and you find your ball is OB, you are out of the hole (League Rule) – DO NOT GO BACK TO HIT ANOTHER BALL. Mark your card with an X on that hole – you will receive a triple bogie for a score.
      • 27-2. Provisional Ball - a. Procedure
      • If a ball may be lost outside a water hazard or may be out of bounds, to save time the player may play another ball provisionally in accordance with Rule 27-1. The player must inform his opponent in match play or his marker or a fellow-competitor in stroke play that he intends to play a provisional ball, and he must play it before he or his partner goes forward to search for the original ball.
      • Lost Ball Red Stakes (Stroke Penalty) – areas marked by Red Stakes (lateral hazard) (right side of 15th hole for example) – with the help of the other players in your group, determine where the ball crossed the margin of the hazard – drop a ball two club lengths from the margin of the hazard under penalty of One Stroke.
      • Rock & Root Rule -- our objective is to play golf and have fun without injury or damage to our clubs. If your ball is on a rock or root or in a position that you may hit a rock or root during your swing, you may roll the ball away (ONLY THE DISTANCE REQUIRED TO ALLOW RELEIF FROM THE ROCK, ROOT ETC.) from that type of a situation without penalty under the Unplayable Lie Rule. In all other situations, USGA Rules apply.
      • Putts Absolutely, Inequitably No Gimmes (Period)– put the ball in the hole. We all have a different ideas of what length putt is, “a Gimme Putt”. In fairness to all players, put the ball in the hole on every hole. If the ball does not go in, you have not finished the hole.
      • Handicaps--
        • Max of 30.
        • USGA Handicap (GHIN or MYSCORECARD) is preferred. 
        • Is some cases, we will use 80% of USGA Handicap
      • Blind Draws
        • If we are short a player(s) as we are assigning teams, we will allow our computer program to select blind draws.
        • Day Of Play – if we need a blind draw because of a NO-SHOW, DNF etc. we will draw out of the Bucket at the completion of play for the day.
      • Ties - 18th hole backwards in all cases.

If you are interested please send a note to Dave Johnson at