Tournament Guidelines 2017
I. USGA Rules Shall Apply, Except as Modified by These Local Rules:
A. See Local Rules

II.Team Competitions
A. 4 Man Team Competitions
       1. No flights
       2. No handicap limitations.
B. 2 Man Team Competitions
       1. 2 Flights determined by combined Handicap Indexes.
       2. U.S.G.A. recommended 90% of Course Handicap.
       3. U.S.G.A. recommends: Course Handicap of members (after above allowance) shall not differ by more than 8 strokes. A side with a large difference has an advantage over a side with a small Course Handicap difference. If a difference of more than eight strokes cannot be avoided, an additional 10 percent reduction be applied to the Course Handicap of each member of the advantaged side.
       4. Four Ball
       a. Tournament Chairman may use the alternative Stroke Hole Allocation course based on difficulty.

III. Individual Stroke Play
A. Three Flights determined by Handicap Index.
       1. One from the blue tees and 2 from the white tees
       a. Exception: Since the Club gives $25.00 gift certificates to 50% of the field there is no need for flights in the November Turkey Shoot and the December Club Turkey Shoot Tournament and everyone plays from the white tees.
       B. Stableford Format.
       1. Tournament Chairman may use the alternative Stroke Hole Allocation course based on difficulty
       2. Points:
    • Double Bogey or higher ............... -1 points
    • Bogey ................................. 0 point
    • Par ................................... 2 points
    • Birdie ................................ 4 points
    • Eagle ................................. 6 points
    • Double Eagle .......................... 8 points
    • Triple Eagle .......................... 10 points
C. Multi Round Tournaments
       1. Players may choose their first round starting time.
       2. Players must play at their assigned starting time in subsequent rounds.

IV. Tournament Pairings
A. Pairings will consist of no more than 4 tournament players, no fivesomes.
       1. Exception: Due to the limited number of starting times on Saturdays, fivesomes are allowed on Saturdays only.
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