Entrance in the Number 1 Seed pool requires the following:
$250 annual dues, $10 Hole-In-One fee and a recommendation from a member in good
standing. Additionally, you should have a firm understanding of the Rules of Golf.
9 or 18 hole matches
All matches are determined using the match-play format. In the event of a tie, medal play
(total strokes) determine the winner of the match.
All 18 hole matches are based on 3 points. 1 point awarded for the front-nine, 1 point
awarded for the back-nine and 1 point awarded for the overall match (nassau). 9 hole
matches yield 1 point being awarded to the winner.
As an added bonus, the golfer with the highest Current Rank determines the tee box from
which to use for the foursome. Additionally, in the case of group skins (Chicago), the highest
ranking golfer determines the tee box for the whole group.
Once you've begun your round, if you fail to complete your front side, you automatically forfeit
the front side. If you begin the back side of your match, and you fail to complete the side, you
lose both the back side and the nassau. No matter what the circumstances are.
In an attempt to provide balanced matches, strokes are given based on the following:
If you "X" out of a hole, you automatically receive a 10 on the hole and if you were to be
awarded a stroke on that particular hole, you've forfeited the stroke. The strokes given cannot
be used for skins or in your medal score.
MANDATORY MINIMUM ROUNDS REQUIREMENT
You have to play once a week (or 4 times a month) or you’ll be penalized. Your rounds played
will be assessed every 4th week until week 24. If you don’t meet the minimum requirement,
you’ll be removed from the ranking system until your rounds are made up. While catching up,
you’re assumed to be in the 1st tier. That means you give strokes to all lower tiers according
to the tier structure.
Additionally, you must play a minimum of (1) weekend round with the group every four
weeks. If you don’t then you’ll be removed from the ranking system until you've made up the
You are required to play 20 rounds of golf per season to receive a rank and qualify for the
end-of-season #1 Seed Tournament.
If you’re signed up for a weekend event and you need to cancel, you must do so at least 2
hrs. in advance. If you fail to do so then you receive an 0-9 record for that day. There are no
Beginning Week 3 of each season, the 40/60 rule is in effect. This rule requires you to play at
least 40% of your golf within or above your tier. Your playing percentages will be monitored
after every round and reported every four weeks. If your percentage exceeds 60% after the
quarter, your wins and points for those wins are deleted and an additional 10 points are
deducted. This rule eliminates bottom-feeders.
MONEY & BETTING
The standard bet is a $1 nassau with $1 skins (lowest score on hole), $2 birdies and $5
eagles. To avoid confusion, birdies and eagles can be cancelled out by another birdie or
eagle in your group. Additional bets such as increasing the $1 nassau, presses, carryover
skins, greenies, sandies, dogmeat and any other variations are dependent upon mutual
agreement between all golfers in your group. If theres a discrepancy, please defer to the
standard bet. Only the $1 nassau counts toward the money list. Skins do not count toward
the money list.
END OF SEASON PAYOUT & PRIZES
$4,000 will be paid out in cash prizes. The remaining funds will pay our administrative costs
(web site hosting, enhancements and message board fees) and any money left over will be
used for our pre-season meeting and our Annual Dinner/Roast.
USGA and R&A rules of golf apply.
The only exception is the local rules of the course, which are posted on the scorecard and/or
In the event of a disagreement in the application of a rule, the player shall either: (1) call the
pro shop immediately for resolution or (2) play two balls, record both scores and ask the pro
for resolution immediately following the round. If, you do not follow this procedure you may be
disqualified for the hole, which may affect your match.
Every hole should be played out and every stroke counted (with the exception of gimmies and
X-outs). If you “X” out of a hole, you automatically receive a 10. This may affect your match
because in the event of a tie (match play), the 10 is factored into your medal score which is
used as the tie-breaker. Once a putt is given (gimmie) by a majority of players in the match it
is good. It does not matter what happens to the ball after it is given because the player has
effectively “holed out”. Practice is allowed, in accordance with Article 12-5, after all players
have holed out in match play.
Upon the completion of your match the results should be called into Darrell as soon as
possible. By rule, you have until midnight of that day to call in your scores. To be safe, you
are encouraged to save your scorecard for verification and archival purposes. If you do not
follow this procedure your match may be disqualified.
These rules may be modified or amended at any time, so please check the site frequently.
|Tier 1 Winning payout*
|Mobility Award Payout*
The golfer that improves his rank the most
positions throughout the season
(based on your previous year's finish)
+ majority vote of active Seeders.
|Tier 2 Tournament Winner
|* Mobility Award Winner
Tier Award Payout or
Mobility Award Payout,
|Tier 3 Tournament Winner
|Tier 4 Tournament Winner