Tournament and Local Rules


Format: Four-Ball Match Play.

Competition Two man teams will compete against each of the other five teams in their respective flight, in a 9-hole better ball match stroking off the low handicap in the group.

General Information: The format will be a 45-hole, two-man net best ball, match play event playing the white tees.

Players will be assigned to flights of six, two-man teams, based on each team’s average handicap.

Each team will play a total of five (5) nine-hole matches against every team in the flight.

Prizes will be awarded to the first place team in each flight, as well as to the top three teams of the shootout, the winner of which will be deemed the Overall Champion.

Tournament Rules & Scoring: Each 9-hole match is worth 10 points. (1 point for each of the 9 holes plus 1 point to the winner-- in the event of a tie the additional point will be split).

There is no limit as to how many points a team may win in any given match.

Handicaps: Each player will receive 100% of his USGA handicap as of the most recent handicap revision. The maximum allowable course handicap is 36 for 18-holes. Teams will be flighted based on the combined handicap indexes of the two Members with six teams per flight.

Each match will be stroked off the low ball with the strokes being awarded as they fall on the card. ½ shots are in effect.

The Tournament Committee reserves the right to adjust a handicap at any time.

Ties: Ties for each nine-hole match will not be played off. Half points will be awarded to each team.

Ties for the flight champion will be determined as follows:

Will be resolved in favor of the team that won the most points in their head to head match, but both teams still advance to the Shootout.

If the teams in question tied their match. The flight champion will be determined by total points scored against the 3rd place team. If still tied then their total points against the 4th place team and so on.

Any tie unable to be resolved in this manner will be determined by coin toss

Shootout Rules: The Shootout starts on Hole #15.

Teams eligible for the shootout (and order of start in shootout) are as follows:

  • Winners of each flight (& ties)
  • Death Flight Winner (& ties) – last place team and ties in each flight on Day 1 will enter the death flight (Death Flight Winner will be the total accumulated points for the last three nine-hole matches).
  • 4 wildcards (& ties).

Shootout Format The format for the Shootout will be alternate shot (net stroke play), with the team receiving strokes as they fall on the scorecard. Strokes will be calculated by taking the combined total of each player’s handicap and dividing by 2 (rounded down - no half strokes).

Natural pars ADVANCE throughout the shootout.

At least nine teams will advance to the 16th hole with any Ties broken by a chip off on the 15th green - chip on green closest to hole.

A maximum of three teams may be eliminated on the 16th and 17th hole. All ties will be broken with a chip off on each hole - chip on green closest to hole.

Remaining teams left on the 18th hole playing for the overall championship. Any ties on 18th will continue on to the 1st hole and so on until there is one overall winner.

Low net score on 18th or succeeding hole wins. Ties for second and third place will share prizes.

*If the Shootout is rained out, the team that has accumulated the most points in the round-robin competition will be considered the Overall Member-Member Champion. If a tie exists in this case, we will have a chip-off on #18 green. In the event the shootout cannot be completed due to darkness, the overall winner of the teams remaining will be drawn by lot.