As the event grows it is evaluated each year and slight changes to format are accommodated to enhance the experience for our golfers. The format for the inaugural event is as follows:
Round Robin Team Event – each team member plays 3 x 6-hole matches per 18 holes. Each day you are allocated a new fourball. Each of the 4-team members play 3 matches over 18 holes against golfers in the same Championship Course Handicap bracket.
This means that in every 4-ball:
Each player competes in 12 x 6-hole matches over 4 days for their individual score. Simultaneously and collectively, the team plays a total of 48 x 6-hole matches for an accumulative score
Women Players with a Handicap Index over 30 will play off 30 before adjustment to the championship course slope rating. Men will play off 24 Handicap Index before adjustment to the championship course slope rating.
VERY IMPORTANT! HANDICAP INDEX AND COURSE HANDICAP
Your Handicap Index will be calculated from your home course, and a new course handicap for the championship allocated according to the course played and the difference between two players over 18 holes will be divided by 3 for six holes and rounded off from 0.5 up or 0.4 down e.g. 7 shot difference over 18 holes is 7/3=2.3 rounded down to 2 shot difference between the two players for the 6-hole Match Play Championship. These will be allocated on the lowest stroked holes over the six holes. Golfer 1 plays off scratch and golfer 2 plays off 2.
At the end of each day’s play each player has played 3 matches and the 4-team members’ scores are added together to determine the team position on the log.
Team A scores
Team B scores
Team A is ahead of Team B
All teams compete across 8 trophy categories:
Round Robin Stages
The 4-ball team is split with each player competing against 3 players from 3 different teams in other 4-ball draws daily.
Team Count Out Rules
In the event that after the rounds, two or more teams finish on the same accumulative score then the following rules will apply in terms of a count out.
The team with the highest combined points on the same course on the 4th day of play will win the count-out.
All players are to play off the handicap supplied by the Tournament Director on the scorecard. The tournament committee reserves the right to reduce a player's handicap based on performance.
The par value and stroking on all holes will be the same for ladies and men. In order to ensure fairness there are some instances where the ladies tee may be on the fairway to ensure the hole plays to the same par and stroke as the men.
General Rules Applying To All Host Courses
The event organisers and tournament officials will provide you with the hard card applicable to the event.
When a match is declared won, the 4-ball will complete the six holes where those still competing continue in competition and those whose match is complete can simply play the holes for practice and not to disrupt the flow of play through 18 holes where matches are taking place every 6 holes.
Location details will be displayed in the lobby on arrival.
The Tournament Committee will include the Tournament Technical Director, Event Communications Director, and the course rules official on the day.
All amateurs will be required to compete off their full handicaps for the duration of the tournament.
NOTE PENALTIES: Each Club Team will be required to complete the handicap form confirming the handicap of each player as at date of entry. The form will be considered incomplete if the club stamp, signature of the relevant person and contact details is not provided on registration. Failure to submit a handicap form at registration will result in a 2-shot deduction off the amateurs handicap for the duration of the tournament.
Tournament Committee reserves the right to adjust a competitor's handicap during the tournament.
At registration the following must be supplied:
Certified handicap forms for all 4 amateurs in each team
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