Tournament Formats

Club Championship

  • This is a postable round, and will be posted as a Tournament round by the Handicap committee.
  • USGA Rules apply except when superseded by local rules.
  • Standard TGA Protocol Rules apply.
  • Range finders that measure yardage only are allowed.
  • The format is a 36 hole stroke play event.
  • The field will be divided into five Divisions based upon the handicap index and age:
    • Men’s A:  5.9 index or less (all ages)
    • Men’s B:  6.0 index or greater (all ages)
    • Senior Men’s A:  5.9 index or less (age 55+)
    • Senior Men’s B:  6.0 index or greater (age 55+)
    • Super Senior Men:  No index restriction (age 65+)
  • Players may choose to compete in any Division in which they are eligible.  A minimum of four entries is required to create a Division.  Otherwise, Divisions may be combined together.
  • The Men’s A Division will play the Gold tees both days.
  • The Men’s B and Senior Men’s A Divisions will play the Blue tees both days.
  • The Senior B Division will play the Blue tees on the Reynolds Course and White tees on the Championship Course.
  • The Super Senior Division will play the White tees on the Reynolds Course and Black tees on the Championship Course.
  • Your scorecard shall be returned to the Tournament Committee with appropriate number of signatures. If all Players are on one scorecard, all four players must sign the scorecard. Individual scorecards must be signed by the player and the marker. A scorecard is deemed returned when the score is posted on the scoreboard.
  • The player returning the lowest 36 hole score in each Division will be declared the winner of the Division. If there is a tie for 1st place (Gross or Net), there will be a sudden-death playoff to determine the winner. Resolution of ties for other positions will be determined by the USGA recommended method.
  • Payouts will be Net and Gross within each Division, with the number of payouts determined by the number of entries in each Division. At a minimum, there will be a 1st Gross and 1st Net paid in each Division. Player will be paid the highest payout they are eligible for.

Easy Day Format

  • This is not a postable round.
  • All players will play from the RED Tees.
  • The field will be divided into (up to) five divisions based on age and handicap index.  Players may choose to compete in any division in which they are eligible.
    • Men A: 7.9 index or less (all ages)
    • Men B: 8.0 index or higher (all ages)
    • Senior Men A: 7.9 index or less (age 55+)
    • Senior Men B: 8.0 index or higher (age 55+)
    • Super Senior Men: No index restriction (age 65+)
  • A minimum of four entries are required to create a division.  Otherwise, divisions are combined together at the discretion of the Tournament Committee.  Division changes are not allowed after entries are closed.
  • Payouts will be Net and Gross within each flight, with the number of payouts determined by the number of entries in each flight. At a minimum, there will be a 1st Gross and 1st Net paid in each flight. Players will be paid the highest payout they are eligible for.
  • Players will be assigned 50% of their Handicap to determine Net payouts.
  • Lift, Clean, and Place: you may place your ball within one club length no closer to the hole in the same condition – fairway, rough and bunkers, but not water hazards (unless you’re using a throw – see below).
  • If there happens to be snow on the course, you can place your ball one club length no closer to the hole out of the snow.
  • A combination of 3 mulligans OR throws is available for purchase prior to starting the round. A throw is not considered a new stroke, but is an extension of your prior stroke.
    • The throw must be taken from approximately one step behind the point where the ball originally resided – no running to get a better throw!!
    • If you choose to use a throw to drop a ball into the hole, your body must stay behind the point where the ball originally resided; but you may lean forward from that point.
    • The competitor must announce to his fellow competitor that he intends to use a mulligan or a throw.
    • You are responsible for keeping track of your throws/mulligans
  • If you can get to your ball in any hazard (water or otherwise) without the use of a club or a ball retriever and throw it, that is legal – but counts as a throw.
  •  Gimmies are good inside of 18″.  A gimmie string, or an 18″ ‘mark’ on your putter may be provided by the tournament committee, at their discretion.  NOTE:  Gimmies count as an additional stroke – you just don’t have to putt them.
  • Ties will be determined with a scorecard playoff of the back nine score, if that doesn’t decide it will go to the last 6 hole score, if that doesn’t decide it will go to the last 3 hole score, if that doesn’t decide it we will go to the front 9 hole score, then the last 6 holes on the front 9, if still not settled then the last 3 holes on the front 9. If that doesn’t decide it we go by hardest handicap hole to the easiest.

Five-Club

The tournament is called the “5-Club Memorial’ because years ago, a TGA member passed away while playing this event. We’ve lost some good friends and competitors throughout the years. If you feel it’s appropriate, take a moment to remember those folks.

  • This is not a postable round.
  • You select the five (5) clubs that you wish to use. If you choose a putter, that doescount as one of your clubs.
  • Field divided into five Divisions based upon handicap index and age. Players may choose to compete in any Division in which they are eligible.
    • Men A: 7.9 index or less (all ages, Blue Tees)
    • Men B: 8.0 index or higher (all ages, Blue Tees);
    • Senior Men A: 7.9 index or less (age 55+,White Tees);
    • Senior Men B: 8.0 index or higher (age 55+,White Tees);
    • Super Sr Men: No index restriction (age 65+, White tees).
  • A minimum of four entries is required to create a Division. Otherwise, Divisions are combined together at the discretion of the tournament Committee. Division changes are not allowed after entries close.
  • Lift, clean and place in your own fairway.
  • Root and rock rule in effect ‘between the tree lines’ on the Reynolds Course. Confirm with your playing partners before taking any relief. You may move your ball one club length.
  • 18 hole stroke play event.
  • Your scorecard shall be returned to the Tournament Committee with appropriate number of signatures. If all Players are on one scorecard, all four players must sign the scorecard. Individual scorecards must be signed by the player and the marker. A scorecard is deemed returned when the score is posted on the scoreboard.
  • Payouts will be Net and Gross within each Division, with the number of payouts determined by the number of entries in each Division. At a minimum, there will be a 1st Gross and 1st Net paid in each Division. Player will be paid the highest payout they are eligible for.
  • Ties will be determined with a scorecard playoff of the back nine score, if that doesn’t decide it will go to the last 6 hole score, if that doesn’t decide it will go to the last 3 hole score, if that doesn’t decide it we will go to the front 9 hole score, then the last 6 holes on the front 9, if still not settled then the last 3 holes on the front 9. If that doesn’t decide it we go by hardest handicap hole to the easiest.

Hatfield and McCoy

    • This is a postable round and will be posted by the Handicap committee.
      • As in any match play round, you may “pick up” if your score for that hole does not matter.  However, you must mark on the card your ‘most likely score’ — maximum of a net double bogey.
      • The CGA recommends any conceded putt inside 5 feet should be recorded as a one putt.  Any putt outside of 5 feet as a two putt.
    • The Hatfield and McCoy Tournament is designed to give one group of the Association ‘bragging’ rights for the next year.
    • The participants are divided into two opposing groups = either a Hatfield or a McCoy. Once you are assigned to a group, you remain in that group for as long as you are a member of the Association.
    • To determine the matches to be played, the Captains will meet at the Pairing Party and assemble their respective pairings.
    • The Captain of the defending team will offer up a Player (Player A). Then the opposing Captain will decide who he wants to face that Player (Player B). Once the initial pairing has been determined, the pre-selected partners will then be paired.
    • The Captains then alternate offering a selection until the rosters have been set. Note: Different pairings are selected for each day.
    • The format consists of a Hatfield 2-man team playing a McCoy 2-man team in a NET front/back/overall (i.e. a “nassau”) four-ball (or Team) match as follows:
    • The lowest handicap player will play at scratch and each of the other three players in the group will receive the full difference in strokes as the strokes fall on the scorecard.
      • Example:  Of the four players, one player has a 2 handicap, and the others have a 4, 6 and 9, respectively.
      • The lowest handicap (the 2) will play as scratch (zero), and  get no strokes.  The others will receive 2, 4, and 7 strokes, respectively.
    • Total possible points for the two-man teams are: two for the front nine; two for the back nine, and two for overall — for a maximum of six (6) points.
    • If any match is tied, the two points are split (one point for each team).
    • Total possible points for the entire Hatfield/McCoy teams depends on the number of teams in that year’s competition.
    • TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES (Play-off Matches) –
    • In the event of a tie, there shall be a sudden-death play-off, beginning on hole #1 to determine the winning team. Team captains will have selected one participant to represent their team at the Pairing Party.  The names will be placed in a sealed envelope to be opened in the event of a tie.
    • I. The sudden-death play-off will involve only the two individuals pre-selected by their Captains.
    • II. The sudden-death play-off will involve the same format of play as used during the regular match for an individual match, and the strokes will be assigned based on the highest handicap player of the two players receiving the full difference in strokes, as they fall on the scorecard, between his handicap and that of his opponent.

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