New Member Information


Welcome: the Ironwood Mens Golf Association is happy to welcome you as a new member.
To help you feel at home and comfortable with our routine, we offer the following orientation.

MEN’S PLAY DAY: Tuesday every week. There are two shotgun starts, one in the morning and
one in the afternoon. You may choose whichever fits your schedule best that week. The start
times will vary with the seasons.

SIGN‐UP: Sign‐up for league play on Chelsea system by phone (895‐1805) or online at using “event request”. You may sign up anytime in the two week period
before the play day, but you must sign up no later than noon Friday preceding the Tuesday play
day. If you sign up by phone, simply follow the prompts for an “event request” for Ironwood
and for the Ironwood Mens Golf Association (IMGA). Make sure you write down your
confirmation number in case you need to cancel later (see below). The Chelsea system is
available 24 hours a day.

CANCELLATIONS: How you cancel golf, depends on when you cancel golf. Until Friday noon
prior to the play date, call Chelsea (895‐1805) and follow the prompts, or go online
( under “event request” and cancel your reservation using your
confirmation number. If you must cancel after noon Friday, call the pro shop (895‐0617, ext 7).

ADD‐ONS: If you did not call Chelsea and are not on the pairing sheet for the Tuesday play
day, you may come to the pro shop on Tuesday at least 30 minutes prior to the starting time to
see if there is space available. IF there is space available and IF it is in your handicap group, you
may play. We encourage you to sign up in a timely manner with Chelsea and to not add‐on

PAIRINGS: Pairings will be posted on the bulletin board outside the pro shop and on the IMGA
website (

PLAY DAY: Arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time to check in at the pro shop,
arrange your riding order and, if necessary, pay your green fees. This is also a good time to
check the bulletin board for any notices of special tournaments/events.

WINNERS: Winnings will be in the form of Chits posted to your credit book. The pro shop staff
will keep track of your winnings which you may spend at any time at either the Ironwood or
Oakwood Pro Shop. The majority of league games are flighted so you will be competing for
prizes against players of your same golfing ability. Prize lists will be posted on the bulletin
board and on the IMGA website.

RECORDING SCORES: On league day the Handicap Chairman enters scores on the computer
after the scoring committee has verified the accuracy of the cards and determined the prizes
for the day. YOU are responsible for recording all other scores whenever you play, whether at
Ironwood or “Away”. This will ensure that your handicap is accurate for your level of play.

Your dues include payment for weekly prize
money, hole‐in‐one insurance, entry into the major tournaments, and fees for AGA. IMGA is
an officially recognized league of the Arizona Golf Association, the state organization
responsible for assuring that you have a recognized handicap.

IMGA has 2 major tournaments each year ‐ the Ironwood Cup (a three‐week
cumulative Net score tournament), and the Club Championship (a three‐week cumulative Gross
score tournament). In addition, there is an annual Member/Guest event and Home & Home
events with the other Sun Lakes men’s leagues. Sign up sheets for these events will be posted
on the website and in the computer room.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:
Bill Ranney, Orientation Chair,


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