Tournament Reference Section
(revised May 2020)
Blind Draw or Computer Draw
The event is played as an Individual (you can sign up with you regular foursome, or fill in where available), but you don’t know who your partner is until the scoring is complete. The scoring software will draw 4-man (or 2-man) teams in an ABCD (or AB) format. It will be scored as a team best ball. You might have some new friends after this event if you have a good day.
Bring a Friend
Bring a friend from outside the Men’s Club or hook up with another member. A 2-man, Best Ball event. If you invite a friend, have them bring their GHIN number for handicap verification.
The premier 2-day event and the 3rd Major of the year. It’s format is Individual Medal or stroke play. Gross Division (players with course handicaps of 5 or less) tee from the Black markers and play 54 holes (with a cut to the lowest 8 plus ties after 36 holes). Net Division (players with course handicaps of 6 and above) tee from the Blue markers and play 36 holes. This tournament is worth “Double Points” towards Player of the Year. Gross and Net winners earn entry into the “Free Golf Shootout” after the Fall Classic member meeting.
This is an individual event and the fourth and final Major of the year. The format is Individual Medal play.Players with course handicaps of 5 or less tee from the Black markers. Players with course handicaps of 6 and above tee from the Blue markers. This tournament is worth “Double Points” towards Player of the Year and usually decides both Gross and Net Player of the year honors. The Gross and Net winners earn wildcard entry into the “Free Golf Shootout” after the member meeting.
American flags will be placed randomly on each tee box. You must tee from the American flag. Some flags will be at the back tees. Some will be at the front tees. Some in the middle.
Gross & Net Aggregate
A 2-man event. You both play your own ball and keep your own score. The team with total lowest aggregate score wins.
Individual Tournaments are Medal play. You play your own ball and keep your individual score. You must hole out every putt, even if you’ve surpassed your Net Double Bogey limit for the hole.
Match Play Championship
The season long “ladder tournament” played at match play (hole by hole) and 100% of the difference in the competitor's Course Handicaps. There is a $20 entry fee and player brackets and seeding are based on your handicap index and/or net scores during qualifying.
Member/Member is a 2-man team event. Multiple formats can be played (Shamble, Scramble, Best Ball, Aggregate, 6/6/6 Ryder Cup, etc.) For any Best Ball type formats, a score for each partner is required for handicap purposes. Flight winners earn entry into the “Free Golf Shootout” after the Fall Classic member meeting.
One of the 5 major club tournaments during each season. This is a 2-day, Best Ball event. Pick your own partner. There are 2 division payouts: Gross and Net. To pair the leaders together, tee times are arranged for the second round (usually on Sunday).
The second Major of the year. The format is Individual Medal play. Players with course handicaps of 5 or less tee from the Black markers. Players with course handicaps of 6 and above tee from the Blue markers. This tournament is worth “Double Points” towards Player of the Year honors.
Ryder Cup or 666
A 2-man (member/member) event. First 6 holes are scramble format, second 6 holes a Pinehurst format (modified alternate shot: hit, switch, hit, pick and then alternate until holed out) and last 6 holes are best ball format. Keep one team score for the first 12 holes, then 2 scores for the last 6 holes and best ball format.
Here’s how it works: All members of your team or group tee off. You pick the best drive and then everyone plays their own ball from there. You keep your own individual score.
Typically divided into 2 divisions, Gross and Net. The player who has the single best score on a particular hole, wins the skin on that hole (example: if only 1 player in the field birdies the 7th hole, he wins the skin). Total prize pool is divided among all the skins winners.
The first Major of the year and the format is Individual Medal play. Players with course handicaps of 5 or less tee from the Black Markers. Players with course handicaps of 6 and above tee from the White markers. This tournament is worth “Double Points” towards Player of the Year honors.
This individual event uses a modified or points scoring system with both Gross & Net scores. The player with the highest points total wins. Here is the scoring system:
+ 5 points - Eagle (or better)
+ 3 points - Birdie
+ 1 point - Par
0 points - Bogey
- 1 point - Double Bogey (or worse)