The Edmonton Golf Association (EGA), Ladies Division provides opportunities for interclub competitions within the Edmonton area as noted below. Additional information is available on their website at http://www.egagolf.org/ladies-division/ladies-division/
MATCH PLAY – MARSHALL and PODERSKY CUPS
The Victoria Ladies Golf Club was one of the five founding members of the Edmonton Ladies Golf Association in 1934. As a current club member of the EGA, Ladies Division our members have access to their events and can participate in these tournaments.
The Marshall Cup was donated in 1932 to encourage serious competition, foster good sportsmanship and promote interclub friendship. The competition changed over the years to the present format and scoring system. The competition is played on four dates in May and June (usually on Mondays). Business Ladies Clubs participate in this competition on a Sunday. The format is single match play, in twosomes from each club. Each week, four players visit two clubs and four players remain at home to host the two visiting clubs. Players are placed on A or B teams based on handicap. A maximum course handicap of 36 is allowed for stroke calculation. Strokes are given to the higher handicap player as the full difference between the handicaps of the two players.
The Podersky Cup, donated by the family in memory of their son, has also evolved since 1948 to the two-ball handicap interclub team competition now in place. The competition is usually played on four consecutive Thursdays in late May to June. Played as a 2-ball foursome match in which a team of two plays another team of two. Each side plays one ball with alternate shots including penalty shots. Each week, 2 teams of two players play at home to host the visitors and two teams play away as representatives of Victoria. This tournament encourages higher handicap players to participate, therefore the two players on a team must have a combined minimum handicap factor of 30.0. Individual maximum converted handicap for a player is 40.
Guidelines for Marshall and Podersky Competitions
These interclub competitions have a long and illustrious past. They were set up to promote competition and friendly relationships between clubs via match play. It is expected that those chosen to take part in the Marshall and Podersky games are knowledgeable about golf, understand the rules, and will represent our club well.
These guidelines are in place to outline the process being followed by our Coordinators who assign players for home and away play and provide information on the format to our teams.
- All members will be encouraged to participate.
- Since the individual maximum converted course handicap for a player is 40 in the Podersky and 36 in the Marshall, priority will be given to those with a handicap factor below 40.4.
- Efforts will be made to give all those who sign up the opportunity to play.
- Members who want to play will be able to sign up at the spring meeting in April, have others sign up for them, or contact the Coordinators directly. For those individuals who are unable to attend, the sign up list will then be posted in the locker room. It will be taken down by May 1st to give the coordinators lead time to prepare the draws.
- Members with lower handicaps will be chosen for the Marshall; higher handicap members will be chosen for the Podersky.
- Priority for both competitions will initially be given to those with the lower handicaps.
- If more players sign up than there are spots, those not assigned will put be on a reserve list maintained in case someone has to be replaced on short notice.
- All members who sign up for the competitions, regardless if they are chosen to play or not, will be contacted.
Those chosen to play can confirm their availability for the various dates.
Those not chosen to play will be asked if they want to be placed on a reserve list. If they agree to do so, they will indicate their availability for the various dates.
- Players will be informed of their draw by the week of play.
- Results for the competitions will be posted weekly on the website.
- To ensure equal opportunities and fairness to all members, golfers who visit other clubs for these competitions are also expected to be willing to play games hosting visitors at Victoria.
EGA LADIES’ AMATEUR, SENIOR, and SUPER SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
This competition, usually played in June, is a combined two day tournament, limited to 96 players, with different age categories in each group. Format is 36 holes of stroke play. The host club is rotated among EGA member clubs.
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
This tournament is an annual event scheduled near the end of the golf season and is hosted by the Highlands Golf Club. Participants are the club champions from each EGA member club. Victoria is represented by the season winners of the Ladies, the Business Ladies, the Men, and the Senior Men’s Leagues. A banquet and awards ceremony follow.
EGA member clubs host and visit other member clubs for golf and lunch. This enables members to experience playing golf at other courses in the Edmonton region. The number is often restricted to thirty golfers, so our members must sign up on the list posted in the locker room. The green fees are paid by the host club for visitors, but lunch is the responsibility of each person. The funds will be collected ahead of time. When visiting a private golf club be aware of the club’s dress code. For example, some clubs do not permit denim clothing or wearing headwear in their clubhouse.