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Men’s Member-Guest Invitational

July 8 - July 10

The Men’s Member-Guest committee is extremely excited about this year’s event. Our Invitational has become one of the finest Member-Guest events in West Michigan and the state. It promises to be a memorable three days for both members and invited guests, and we trust it will exceed your expectations. Registration will be open first to all 2020 Men’s Member-Guest Invitational participants until Friday, May 14. After this date, registration will be open to all members until the deadline date of June 18.

Deadline to Register: June 18

Please review the information below for a tournament itinerary, a list of special events, our entry fee, and more. There are optional items and events (as well as the costs associated with them) included. The field will consist of the first 64 teams to register by Friday, June 18. A waitlist will be established after the field reaches 64 teams.

Questions? Please contact Matt Koets, our Head PGA Professional, or Brad VanGorder, our Assistant PGA Professional.


Tournament Format

Four ball match play: One best ball of two, nine-hole round-robin within flights. Each hole will be worth one point with a maximum of nine points available in each match. Competitors will play the white tees. Competitors with an age and handicap index combination of 80 and higher will have the option of playing the gold tees.

Handicaps: USGA or tournament handicaps will be used to determine flights. Once the field is flighted, 90 percent of each individual’s nine-hole course handicap will be used in matches. Handicaps will be adjusted to a maximum difference of five strokes between teammates. Any player that does not have an established USGA Handicap must submit a minimum of five scorecards to the golf staff so that a handicap may be established.


Entry Fee

Entry fee of $950.00 per team entry fee includes:

  • Optional practice round on Wednesday, July 7 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Registration, tee favor, lunch, match #1, #2, #3, and player-only stag dinner on Thursday
  • Breakfast, tee favor, match #4, #5, lunch, Horse Race, Cookout, and Rich McDonald Putting Contest on Friday
  • Breakfast, tee favor, match #6, #7, lunch, Shootout, and Awards Reception on Saturday


Special Events

  • Hole-in-One Contest – Each day
  • Closest to the Pin Contest – Each day
  • Skins – Each match within flights
  • Team Buy – 1st and 2nd place within flights
  • Beat the Pro #16- Thursday match #1 and #2
  • Horse Race – Special five-hole single elimination alternate shot competition. Teams are created by taking the lowest handicap member and pairing him with the highest handicap guest, creating equal two-man teams with one member and one guest. All players will be included in the horse race. Members and guests may choose not to participate in the Horse Race if they wish.*
  • Shootout – Flight winners will play off in a five-hole elimination, four- ball stroke play. One best ball of two format to determine the overall event champion

*Please notify the professional staff by June 18.

Other Events

These events are not included in the entry fee:

  • Team Skins (total for all matches) $70.00/team or Team Buy – $100.00/team
  • 50/50 raffle each day: 1 ticket=$5.00 / 5 tickets=$20.00 / 20 tickets=$50.00 / 50 tickets=$100.00
  • Awards Reception (Saturday) $25.00/person*
  • Horse Race Cookout (Friday) $25.00/person*
  • Horse Race & Awards Reception $40.00/person*

*For additional guests. Please no children. The Awards Reception is included in the entry fee for event participants.


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Men’s Member-Guest Invitational is considered one of the finest events of its kind, not only in West Michigan, but in the entire state. Your generous support will help ensure that this tradition continues.

Platinum Sponsorship – $1,350
This package includes entry into the event, four (4) 18-hole guest round certificates, two dozen custom imprinted Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls, and signage on the course during the event displaying your personal message and company logo. You will also receive special recognition in the tournament program and at the awards reception.

Gold Sponsorship – $600
This package includes two (2) 18-hole guest round certificates, signage on the course, and special recognition in the tournament program and at the awards reception.

Silver Sponsorship – $300
This package includes signage on the course and special recognition in the tournament program and at the awards reception.

Event Underwriting Opportunities
Special events are a big part of the Invitational. If you are interested in underwriting one of the following events, please contact Matt Koets.

  • Friday Night Horse Race
  • Daily Golf Course Refreshments
  • Thursday Night Stag Dinner
  • Saturday Awards Reception




Wednesday, July 7

  • 12:00pm–4:00pm Optional Practice Round (schedule a tee time)

Thursday, July 8

  • 10:00am Registration
  • 11:00am Lunch
  • 12:00pm Match #1
  • 2:30pm Match #2
  • 5:00pm Snack
  • 5:30pm Match #3
  • 8:00pm Player’s Only Stag Dinner

Friday, July 9

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Match #4
  • 11:00am Match #5
  • 1:30pm Lunch
  • 2:30pm Horse Race
  • 6:00pm Cookout
  • 7:00pm Rich McDonald Putting Contest & Closest to the Pin Contest

Saturday, July 10

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Match #6
  • 11:00am Match #7
  • 1:30pm Lunch
  • 2:30pm Shootout
  • Hors d’oeuvres and Awards (immediately following the shootout)


Sign Up

This event capacity has been reached. Please email matt@railsidegolf.com to be added to the waitlist.


July 8
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