GAME DESCRIPTIONS

Game Descriptions as of 3/11/2020

Alternate Shot (Two Man Team Game). Two-man teams alternate hitting the same ball. The first player tees off, the second player hits the second shot, the first player hits the third shot and so on until the ball is holed. Tee shots are alternated with the first player hitting the tee shot on odd numbered holes and the second player hitting the tee shot on even numbered holes (on the second nine being played, hole 1 becomes hole 10 or even numbered, hole 2 becomes hole 11 or odd, and so forth.)

Beat the Club President (Individual Game). The Club President and everyone else plays net. Pot divided by each member whose net score is less that of the Club President.

Beat the Course Rating (Individual Game). All players who beat the course rating get equal distribution of total pot. To determine whether a player beats the course rating, the player’s course handicap is deducted from his gross score. If the result is below the course rating, that player has beaten the course rating.

Beat the Pro (Individual Game). The Pro or Club President plays gross, everyone else plays net. Pot divided by each member whose net score is less than Pro gross.

Best Ball (Team Game). Each player on the team plays his own golf ball throughout the round and on each hole the low score (or “best ball”) of the team serves as the team score.

Beat Your Handicap (Individual Game). All players who beat their handicaps get equal distribution of total pot. To determine whether a player beats his handicap, the player’s course handicap is deducted from his gross score. If the result is below par, that player has beaten his handicap.

Double Elimination Match Play 2020. Play begins June 1, 32 Player Limit, $25 Entry Fee, Pro Shop Assigns First Round Matches. 14 days to complete matches.  There will be a default winner if one player is unable to complete match in required time frame.  Defaulted  matches to be reviewed by the Tournament Committee.  Estimated final date of matches is the 3rd week in August.

Eliminator (Four Man Net Game). Eliminator is a best ball format with a twist; the game is played in three “4-hole segments” (one best ball per hole), and a final segment of 2-holes (two best balls per hole).

  • for hole 1, the best net score of the four members is used as the team score; that player’s scores for the next holes 2 through 4 cannot be used as a team best ball (his score is eliminated for the next 3 holes)
  • for hole 2, the best net score of the three remaining members is used as the team score; that player’s scores for the next holes 3 and 4 cannot be used as the team best ball (his score is eliminated for the next 2 holes)
  • for hole 3, the best net score of the two remaining members is used at the team score; and that player is eliminated for the next hole
  • for hole 4, the remaining member’s score will be the best ball for the team score on that hole.
  • repeat this process for holes 5-8, and again for 9-12, and again for 13-16.
  • for hole 17, the best TWO scores of the four members is used at the team score; and they are eliminated for hole 18
  • for hole 18, the remaining TWO players’ scores are used at the team score

In summary, the team’s scorecard will show ONE best ball score on holes 1-16, and then will show TWO players’ best ball scores on 17-18.  A team scoring net pars on all holes would show a team score of 69 (par 62 plus 7 for counting a second player on the last two holes).

Nine O’ My Heart. Game is based on score from your best 9 holes out of 18.

Orange Ball (Four Man Team Game). Each player rotates using the colored ball; the rotation remains the same throughout all 18 holes.  The team score is the score for the colored ball plus the best ball for the remaining three balls.

Patriots Day. This is an individual game played to commemorate United States Patriots Day. Each player is allotted a number of strokes based on course par plus his course handicap. The object is to play as far around the course as your allotted number of strokes will permit. If you have strokes left after completing the eighteen holes you continue by replaying the first holes you played (hole #1, hole #2, etc.) until you have exhausted your stroke allotment. When you have reached your allotted number of strokes you plant your Patriots Day flag. Entry fee is increased to $10.00 with half of the fee donated to The Wounded Warriors.

Red, White and Blue (Team and Individual Games) – Revised for 2020. Play 6 holes each from red tees, white tees and blue tees.  Hole #1-Red, Hole #2-White, Hole #3 – Blue.  Every 4th hole repeat the same order Red, White, Blue through hole #18.  EVERYONE PLAYS FROM THE SAME TEE ON EACH HOLE.  Record Gross Scores Only.

Scramble. In a Scramble, each team member tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected, and all team members play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is then determined, then all team members play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed. Requirements may exist as to how many of types of shots must be used by each team member, e.g., three drives each or three field shots. Any tee shot is a drive; any shot not hit by a putter is a field shot. Scrambles may be teams of two or four players.

Shamble Two Man Team Game. New Game Description for 2020.  Both members of the team tee off and the best of the two tee shots is selected.  Both members move their balls to the spot of the best ball.  From that point, the hole is played out at stroke play, with both members of the team playing their own ball into the hole. Minimum 5 drives per player.  Scoring is as specified, e.g. 2 low nets, 1 low gross, 1 low net, etc.

Stableford Scoring. Score 1 point for a bogey, 2 points for a par, 3 points for a birdie and 4 points for an eagle. Greatest number of points wins.

Step Aside Four Man Scramble. In a “Step Aside” Four Man Scramble, play is the same as a Scramble with the twist that the player whose ball is chosen for each shot must sit out the next shot. The step aside resets at each new hole (i.e. all four players tee off on each hole, followed by three players hitting the chosen ball until finishing the hole).

Summer Games. This is a regular two-man team best ball competition. However, by signing up to play in the “Summer Games” you also have the option of making your team available for auction at the preceding Wednesday Men’s Night Out and there is an additional competition among these teams.

Sweet Sixteen.  In this game we drop you worst two holes!

U.S. Open. Play from the blue tees with U.S. Open pin placements. Before starting, pick a Pro who is playing in the U.S. Open and he becomes your partner for the day. Your team score is the combination of your net and his gross score.

1 Gross, 2 Nets Four Man Team Game. Count 1 gross score and 2 net scores each hole for the team score. The Golf Genius will select the lowest score possible on each hole.

1, 2, 3 Net Four Man Team Game. Count 1 net score for the first hole, 2 net scores for the second hole and 3 net scores for the third hole, and repeat the 1, 2, 3 rotation through the eighteenth hole.

1, 2, 3, 4 Net Four Man Team Game. Count 1 net score for the first hole, 2 net scores for the second hole, 3 net scores for the third hole, all 4 net scores for the fourth hole and repeat the 1, 2, 3, 4 rotations through the sixteenth hole. For the final two holes, count 1 net score for hole 17, and 2 net scores for hole 18.

3 Clubs + Putter. Each player must choose only three clubs with which to play. A putter is permitted as a fourth club.

27 Hole Match Play. This is a flighted match play event in which you play up to three 9-hole matches in one day. Each flight is comprised of eight players who play in two foursomes. Each pair of players in the foursomes play a 9-hole match against each other. The winner in each foursome then plays the other winner in the foursome and the loser plays the other loser in the next 9-hole match. After those matches are concluded, the winner in the first foursome plays the winner from the second foursome and the winner among the losers in the first foursome plays the winner among the losers in the second foursome in the final 9-hole match. Yes, based on this format, the winner of the first match, but loser of the second match gets a raw deal because he does not go on to a third 9-hole match.

Charbonneau 2020 Cup Competition. (Committee approved on 3/10/2020) — The 2020 Competition for Charbonneau Cup Points commences March 30 through September 30.  Charbonneau Cup points will be assigned to both individual scoring games as well as to team games.

  • For selected individual scoring events, points will be assigned so that 1st place will get 100 points, 2nd gets 80 points, 3rd 60, 4th 40, 5th 20.  All other golfers finishing the event will get 10 points each.
  • For team scoring games, points are divided among the team members.  For example, a 4 man scramble event will be assigned a total of 200 points for the 1st place team; each team member will receive 50 points each, including a blind draw member if needed.  2nd place team gets 160 points, 3rd place team gets 120, 4th team gets 80, 5th gets 40, and all other teams get 40 points per team (i.e. 10 points per member).  Two man teams get 100 points (50 points each) for 1st place, etc.

Other rules applicable to this season long competition are:

  • This Cup competition series is for 18-hole games only.
  • There will be “ties” for split prizes and points payouts.
  • Points may be assigned for gross as well as net winners, depending upon the game rules for that day.
  • Members will be notified via email “prior” to an event if the points are changed.
  • Only Members points will count towards the Cup.  Guests are not eligible for Charbonneau Cup rankings, even though they may have played on a winning team with a Member in a team game (e.g. 100 1st place points for a two-man best ball winning team (member and a guest); member gets 50 and guest not eligible).
  • An individual whose score is used in a blind draw, will be considered a member of the team and eligible to receive points.

The total available points will be different for each event; assigned by the Tournament Committee Chairman at the beginning of the season.  Status List of Cumulative Points ranking will be posted on a regular basis in the Pro Shop bulletin boards, as well as via email and website.

  • On October 1st, the top 20 cumulative points rankings win prizes; about $1000 prize pool.
  • If there is a tie in points for the top 20 cumulative points rankings, the field will be expanded.
  • On October 1st, the top 20 cumulative points rankings will be invited to play in the Charbonneau Cup Tournament event in early October (before the season finale dinner event); about $500 prize pool for top 10 places.
    • If anyone in top 20 can’t play in this event, then the next ranked player (e.g. #21) is invited until the field of 20 is filled.
    • The winner of this final tournament is the winner of the Charbonneau Cup (i.e anyone playing in this tournament has a chance to win the Cup).
    • Proposed Prize Pool Payouts are:
Cumulative Cup Event
Top 20 Top 10
Place  $      1,050 <–totals–> Place  $       775
1  $         100 1  $       100
2  $            95 2  $         95
3  $            90 3  $         90
4  $            85 4  $         85
5  $            80 5  $         80
6  $            75 6  $         75
7  $            70 7  $         70
8  $            65 8  $         65
9  $            60 9  $         60
10  $            55 10  $         55
11  $            50
12  $            45
13  $            40
14  $            35
15  $            30
16  $            25
17  $            20
18  $            15
19  $            10
20  $              5