Rules & Format

2021 Rules @ Lake Arbor


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Scoring


NEW FORMAT

  • We will be playing two 9 hole matches instead of one 18 hole match
  • Each 9 hole match is worth 1 point
  • You will play the same opponent for both 9 hole matches. 

Example/Permutations:
Team 1 wins first 9 and wins second 9 = 2 points for Team 1 and 0 points for Team 2
Team 1 wins first 9 and loses second 9 = 1 point for Team 1 and 1 point for Team 2
Team 1 wins first 9 and ties second 9 = 1.5 points for Team 1 and .5 points for team 2
Team 1 ties first 9 and ties second 9 = 1 point for Team 1 and 1 point for Team 2

Each hole is the sum of the team’s strokes: Player 1’s score + Player 2’s score = hole total.

For example: 

Hole 1
Team 1: Player 1 scores a 4, Player 2 scores a 5. Hole Total = 9
Team 2: Player 1 scores a 4, Player 2 scores a 4. Hole Total = 8 (this team wins the hole)

If you tie a hole, it is considered halved (each team gets .5 for the hole i.e. a push). When a hole is halved, it is not carried over…this is not a skins game. 

Margin of Victory
There has been some confusion on how to record margin. You do not simply add up how many holes each team won. Each hole is it’s own competition. If your team wins the first hole, you are one up. If your team wins the second hole, you are two up. If your team loses the third hole, you are now one up and so on. 

Example: If you are up 4 with 3 holes to play, you win 4 & 3

If you need help understanding how this works, please ask!

Please turn in one scorecard for the foursome that I can read with clearly marked scores, names and which team won.


Speed of Play Rules


  • Triple Bogey is the maximum number of strokes any player can take on one hole:
    • Par 3’s = 6
    • Par 4’s = 7
    • Par 5’s = 8
  • Lost Balls
    • Please don’t take forever looking for a lost ball. Take a peek (2 minutes max) and if you don’t find it, drop a ball and take a penalty stroke. Drop your ball within two club lengths of where you believe it crossed into lost territory.
    • If you go OB from the tee, do not re-tee. Play it like a water hazard with stroke and distance. Please ask if you need clarification.
      • Examples:
        • If your tee shot goes OB, drop where it crossed and now you’re hitting your 3rd shot
        • If your second shot goes OB, drop where it crossed and now you’re hitting your 4th shot

You must count each stroke! This includes: whiffs, out-of-bounds, footwedges, handwedges, missed tap-ins and any other action determined to be a stroke.

THERE ARE NO “GIMME’S”…But you can concede your opponents putt.


Tee Boxes


Players 60+ years old: White Tees
All other Players: Blue Tee Boxes


Contest Holes


Long Drive

  • A Player – Hole 9
  • B Player – Hole 16
    • Ball must be in the fairway to count.
    • Mulligans DO NOT count towards the contest.
    • Penalty Shots DO NOT count towards the contest.

Close To Pin

  • A Player – Hole 4
  • B Player – Hole 13
    • Ball must be on the green to count.
    • Mulligans DO NOT count towards the contest.
    • Penalty Shots DO NOT count towards the contest.
    • A hole-in-one wins close to pin regardless if it’s a contest hole or not. Plus, you gotta buy beers for everyone!!!

Longest Putt

  • A Player – 18
  • B Player – 5
    • Longest putt made. Ball must be on green (fringe putts do not count)

Mulligans


A Players will receive one mulligan
B Players will receive two mulligans

    • Mulligans can be used anywhere with one exception: Mulligans cannot be used when using a putter and/or on the green.
    • You must declare a mulligan so that your opponents know that you are using a mulligan (this will be self-evident on tee-shots but is important on all other shots).
    • Mulligans can be used on contest holes, however, they do not count towards the contest.
    • You can hit a mulligan on any hole and chose either your mulligan or your original shot. However, once you hit your mulligan it is considered used regardless if you chose to use it or not. There are no provisional mulligans.
    • Mulligans must be declared on the tee box. You cannot hit a tee shot that might be lost, go look for it, then drive back the tee box and re-tee. Respect pace of play!
    • If you have unused mulligans, strokes cannot be deducted from your score. Use it or lose it.

Tiebreaker



If the tournament ends in a tie, we will head to a scorecard playoff. We will use the scorecard from the lowest twosome from each team. We will use the combined score from each team starting on the number one handicap hole. If no winner is decided on the first handicap hole, we will move to the second handicap hole and so on.

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