Area Winner Circle
How much do you know about our PWGA Playdays? Do you know that all PWGA members are invited to play, they are usually on Mondays, and each area hosts five to eight of them each year? Each Area has autonomy on how they wish to run their playdays. That’s why you might see individual play, team play, 4-ball (partners) games, and other fun events. One thing they all have in common is the accumulation of Medallion Points, also known as Area Winner’s Circle (AWC) points. The usual prize for each playday is the awarding of golf balls at the conclusion of the playday, sometimes presented at the following playday, and a gift card. The Over-the-Field Low Gross and Over-the-Field Low Net winners are “paid” golf balls, as well as one low gross and several low nets in each flight. In addition to that, Medallion Points are accumulated throughout the year.
The player that shoots the lowest gross score receives ten points, the person with the next lowest gross score receives nine points, the next eight, and so on, down to one point. The same occurs for low net scores. Points of ten, nine, eight, etc. are awarded to the person with the lowest net, second lowest net, etc. If two or more women tie, all ties receive the same number of points. One person can place (and get points) in both the low gross and low net categories. At the end of the year the three players with the highest number of points will receive AWC medals for their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place showing. If there are ties, each Area has an established method of breaking ties. In the case of the AWC medals, a woman can win in either the Low Gross or the Low Net category but not both. Feel free to attend a playday of a neighboring Area if you wish to have fun on different courses; just be aware that visitors are not eligible for Medallion Points. So it pays to attend the playdays as often as you can. The more you play the more chances of accumulating Medallion Points.