CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP POLICY 

 

In addition to RPGC's Club Tournament Policies and Local Rules, the following rules shall apply the Club Championship.


ELIGIBILITY:
This tournament is open to RPGC Members who are (a) members in good standing, (b) who have an established low index, and (c) who have competed in at least three (3) RPGC sanctioned tournaments within 12 months prior to this tournament. Participation in the same event the year prior, does not count as an eligible round.

FORMAT: 
Stroke-play (gross and net for each flight) over three (3) consecutive days (Friday August 13, Saturday August 14, and Sunday August 15). About 20 players from each flight will make the cut and will play on the final day. Cuts will be made by determining a ranking as follows: 1st gross, 1st net, 2nd gross, 2nd net, etc. All decisions made by the Tournament Committee shall be final. 

TIE BREAKER: 
Except for the Championship Flight, ties will be broken by carding off the Round Three scorecard in accordance with our 
Club PoliciesBack nine, back six, back three, 18, 17, 16, etc. For the Championship Flight, players will play sudden death (to be determined by the Tournament Committee).

HANDICAPS:
Because this a Major Tournament, all competitors will be required to use their Low Index or 
Club Index - whichever is lower. This index will be frozen from moving up during the tournament, but the Handicap Committee can always adjust down if deemed necessary. Additionally, if a player's index is revised downward (by virtue of a GHIN revision or Club Index), the player must use this new, updated lower index.  

REGISTRATION:
Members are required to pay a one-time registration fee of $165 for the tournament. This fee will cover the first two stipulated rounds of golf 
and the prize fund. If a player qualifies for round three, the club will pay their entry fee for that round.

FLIGHT BREAKS:
Flights will be divided evenly based on Low Index or Club Index, whichever is lower.  

TEES:
Championship - Black tees

President/Vice-President - Blue Tees
Secretary - White tees.


PAIRINGS: Members will not have a selection for tee times as is typical for other RPGC sponsored golf tournaments. The Major Tournament Chairman has full discretion with pairing members that are competing against each other within each flight. The tee time intervals will be assigned by flight sequence. The order by flights for each day will be as follows:

ROUND 1 (FRIDAY, AUGUST 13)

Championship Flight, President's Flight, Vice President's Flight, Secretary's Flight

 

ROUND 2 (SATURDAY, AUGUST 14)

President's Flight, Secretary's Flight, Championship Flight, Vice President's Flight.

 

ROUND 3 (SUNDAY, AUGUST 15)

Secretary's Flight, Vice President's Flight, President's Flight, Championship Flight

 

GROUND UNDER REPAIR (GUR):
Ground Under Repair (GUR) will be marked by
yellow or pink paint (not white). A ball that is in a GUR area may either be played as it lies or relief may be taken in accordance with Rule 16-1. 
An area that has a sign that reads Ground Under Repair shall be treated as such. If the player elects to take relief from this GUR, it shall do so outside of the line, rope or chain that identifies the border of the GUR. 

 

If you believe a ball is in an unmarked Abnormal Ground Condition, which includes GUR, apply Rule 20.1.c(3) and play a second ball. In this case, a picture of the area MUST be taken and emailed to RANCHOGOLFRULES@GMAIL.COM along with a description of what occurred and a phone number where you can be reached.
 

SCGA TOURNAMENT OF CLUB CHAMPIONS

The Club Champion will be eligible to compete in the SCGA Tournament of Club Champions and the Senior Club Champion (low gross score by member over 50 years old in the Championship Flight) will be eligible to compete in the SCGA Tournament of Club Champions (Men's Senior Champ Division). The club will pay for entry into these events for these two players only, no substitutions.

 

GOLFER OF THE YEAR POINTS:
30 for 1st net, 27 for 2nd net, 24 for 3rd net...etc, per flight.

 

(Points above do not include participation points....)

SCRIP PRIZE PAYOUTS ($9,600 TOTAL PRIZE PURSE):
1st Place Gross/Net (8): $500 
2nd Place Gross/Net (8): $350
3rd Place Gross/Net (8): $200

4th Place Gross/Net (8): $100

5th Place Gross/Net (8): $50
 


Thor Tandberg
Tournament Chairman