There are varying views on new players leagues. Some would say let new players pay the $5-$6 and consider it a paid for lesson. Others appreciate the opportunity to learn the game and not spend money doing it. Understand that if it is a regular league you will be paying the $5-$6 every week you play. Another alternative is next year have an additional league at the course on a different night, say Monday, then you could had your ace fund.