An 18-hole stroke play team Tournament with no GHIN based handicap allowance.
The format of competition play is two person scramble.
The entries shall consist of two players. A foursome will consist of two teams and will be paired for the round.
The teams will be responsible for keeping their own score as well as the score of the paired team.
The tournament winner shall be the team with the lowest stroke total. There is no allowance for GHIN based handicaps.
Prices will be awarded for First, Second and Third places.
RULES OF PLAY:
For the purpose of this rules discussion and ease of readability we shall use the following terminology.
Team A: One of the teams in the foursome Team A will have player A1 and A2
Team B: The other team in the foursome. Player B will have player B1 and B2
Rule 1: All USGA Rules of play will apply unless otherwise stated.
Rule 2: The two teams in the foursome are to attest each other’s score on the scoreboard. For example, Team A will keep it’s own score and Team B’s score. We encourage teams to compare scores after each hole to eliminate any confusion at the end. Both teams are to sign off on each other's scorecard.
Rule 3: Each player shall tee off from the designated tee box. Each team shall pick the best shot. Once the ball is marked, it may be lifted/cleaned and placed within one club-length of the mark in the fairway or the rough but no closer to the hole.
Play continues in this fashion until the team has reached the green. Upon reaching the green, the team shall mark the ball of choice. Each player will putt from within one clubhead of that spot continuing in that fashion until the ball is holed or a max score of double bogey is reached.
[Please note the differences above in club-length (on the fairway) versus club-head (on the green)]
Rule 4: Each team must hole out unless the team has reached the maximum recordable score of double bogey. Competing against the entire field, teams cannot concede a gimme putt to themselves or to the paired team.
Rule 5: The one club-length rule cannot be used in a hazard [red stakes], in a bunker, or on the green. The one club-length rule can be used to avoid an obstruction or a divot [within that club length].
Rule 6: If the ball of choice is playable within lateral hazards [red stakes only] the ball may be lifted/cleaned and placed within one club-head of the mark no closer to the hole. Make every attempt to not change the lie of the ball. No penalty strokes are added.
Rule 7: If the ball of choice is in a bunker the ball may be lifted/cleaned and placed within one club-head of the mark no closer to the hole. Make every attempt to not change the lie of the ball.
Rule 8: If the chosen shot by the team happens to be in a lateral hazard and is NOT playable then the team can use the USGA rules to take a club length relief from the point of entry, no closer to the hole and assess themselves a ONE stroke penalty.
Rule 9: If the chosen shot by the team happens to be out of bounds (white stake) then the team must use the USGA “amatuer club” rules to take a drop on the fairway perpendicular to the point of entry into the out of bounds area. The drop shall be no closer to the hole. The team shall assess themselves a TWO stroke penalty.
Rule 10: Lost ball ruling: If both balls (shots from both Player A1 and A2, for example) for a team are deemed lost and not out-of-bounds, then that team must use the USGA “amatuer club” rules to take a drop on the fairway perpendicular to the closest point to where the ball of choice was deemed lost. The drop shall be no closer to the hole. The team shall assess themselves a TWO stroke penalty.