SANTA TERESA MEN'S GOLF CLUB
Welcome to this month's tournament.
Have a good time and please observe the following rules, procedures and the Pace of Play Policy
Pace of Play Objective - If you are not waiting on the group in front of you to hit your golf shot for more than two consecutive holes you need to increase your pace of play until caught up.
Pace of Play Guidelines and Tips.
The Course Marshall has the authority to require a slow group to tee off from forward tees. If a group in our tournament plays from a forward tee, every member will be violating Rule 11-4b. The group will be Disqualified from the tournament.
It is every competitorís responsibility to avoid this situation. There are no grounds for appeal to the Committee if a group plays from an incorrect tee.
Conditions of Competition
Tee Box: Black
Scorecard Entry: Gross score by hole
Formats
Modified Stableford (January)
The idea is to have the highest score base on points earned on each hole according to the chart below.
Net Triple Eagle: 12 Net Par: 0
Net Double Eagle: 8 Net Bogey: -1
Net Eagle: 5 Net Double Bogey or more: -3
Net Birdie: 2  
Away Events - Individual Low Net (April,August)
Format: Play your own ball for scoring.
Flighted at 100% of handicap. A-Score posting.
Individual Low Net (February, May, December)
Format: Play your own ball for scoring.
Flighted at 100% of handicap. H-Score posting.
NCGA Net Amateur- Individual Low Net(July)
Format: Play your own ball for scoring.
Flighted at 90% of handicap. T-Score posting.
Art Carr - Individual Low Net(October)
Format: Play your own ball for scoring.
Non-Flighted. At 90% of handicap. T-Score posting.
Two-day events are based on the 2-Day cumulative net scores.
The low scores from Saturday will advance to Sundayís round with the 1st tee time at 10:00 am.
NCGA - 2-Man Events (March, April, June Seniors)
Format: Best-Ball/Four-Ball - In a Best Ball tournament, members of each team play their own balls on each hole. At the completion of the hole, the lowest net score among all team members serves as the team score.
Flighted at 90% of handicap.Based on team course handicap (CH), at 90% of CH with a maximum allowed index of 18.4. Players with an index greater than 18.4 are allowed to compete, but must play at an index of 18.4. If the partnersí reduced CH differs by more than 8 strokes, an additional 10% reduction will be applied to their reduced CH.
Two-day events are based on the 2-Day cumulative net scores. T-Score posting.
The low 4 teams per flight from Saturday will advance to Sundayís round with the 1st tee time at 10:00 am.
Member Guest - 2-Man Event (August)
Format: Best-Ball/Four-Ball - In a Best Ball tournament, members of each team play their own balls on each hole. At the completion of the hole, the lowest score among all team members serves as the team score.
Flighted, net Four-Ball competition at 90% of course handicap. H-Score posting.
If the partnersí handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes after the reduction, an additional 10% will be applied to their reduced course handicaps.
Club Championship - Individual Low Net and Gross (September)
Format of play for Round 1 is Net Handicap Flights from the Black tees and a Championship Scratch Medal Flight from the Gray Pro tees.
First round determines the top 8 competitors of each flight that qualify for the match play round on following days. H-Score posting.
Pairings/Flights: Flights are grouped in case of a 3-hole playoff for the 8th spot.
Round 2 1st tee time at 10:00 am. Rounds 3 and 4 1st tee time 8 am.
Note: Participation in this tournament is limited to Current Members who have played in a minimum of 2 STMGC tournaments in the current calendar year.
* Players who advance to the semi-final rounds have the option of playing two matches on Saturday and not return on Sunday for the Final-round.
* After Saturday's round you can discuss with your new competitor how to proceed.
†† Playing semi-final matches on Saturday will save you a green fee on Sunday.
Ryder/President's Cup - 2-Man Event (November)
Format: This is a net score competition played with all Course Handicaps adjusted to 90%. If the partners' Course Handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes, an additional 10% reduction will be applied to their reduced course handicaps. H-Score posting.
Holes 1 thru 6 - Net Better Ball: Net better ball score by hole - Handicap strokes are taken where they fall.
Holes 7 thru 12 - Alternate Shot: Alternate tee shots from tee box (Player 1 holes 7,9,11 / Player 2 holes 8,10,12) - Alternate shots from tee through green. - Handicap is 60% of lower handicap plus 40% of higher handicap applied to applicable holes. (Note: All players may compete for CTP and Hole-in-One on Hole 7 even if their shot is not used per the tournament rules).
Holes 13 thru 18 - Combined Total Score: Total net score for both team members. - Handicap strokes are taken where they fall.
Multi-Day Events Green Fees
Each player must pay his green fee to the Pro Shop for subsequent rounds. Check in 20 minutes prior to your tee time at the Pro Shop
Tiebreak Procedure - NCGA Events
Saturday Round 1 - Ties for the last spot for the first day cut will be broken by comparing the teams' net best ball scores for the
back nine, last six holes, last three holes and last hole, in that order. If this does not determine a winner, this procedure will be applied to the front nine. If still tied a coin toss will determine who advances.
Sunday Round 2 - A tie for 1st place will be decided by a 3-hole aggregate playoff, with one-sixth of the handicaps used for the 3-hole playoff, allocated over the first 3 holes. Handicap stroke fractions of one-half stroke or more will count as a full stroke, and any lesser fraction shall be disregarded. The 3-hole Playoff Handicap Allocation for the first 3 holes will be 1, 3, and 2, respectively. If still tied after 3 holes, a sudden-death playoff will commence on the 4th hole, with handicaps spun off the lowest handicap, and the handicap
strokes will apply as stated on the official scorecard used for the competition proper.
Non-NCGA events ties are decided by card match as above Round 1.
Rules
USGA rules apply. Also see the Local Rules that are posted on the bulletin board and scorecard.
In the event of a rules dispute that cannot be resolved on the golf course, play two balls, keep both scores, and obtain a ruling after the round from the Tournament Committee. (RULE 3-3, Doubt As To Procedure).
Payouts
Member Credits will be awarded based on order of finish. See tournament flights + payout for breakdown.
Optional Contests: Closest to the Pin, Hole-In-One and Skins are only paid on the first day of competition as member credits.
NCGA events In lieu of credits, the winning team/individual will have their entry fee paid to the Sectional Qualifier, see home page for dates. Sectional qualifiers will compete from a list of courses, if you advance to the Championship play could be at Spyglass and another bay area course. NCGA winners will be notified by email after event with a list of courses for the qualifier.
Tournament Procedures
Exchange your scorecard with another member in your group.
Record the time of the first tee shot on the 1st hole, and the last putt holed on the 9th, 13th, and 18th holes on the scorecard.
When you are finished playing, Marker signs the card and the Scorer or other team member must attest the scores and sign.
Turn in your SIGNED and COMPLETED score card to the tournament chairman as soon as possible at the scorer's table in the restaurant.
DO NOT POST SCORES on the computer after the round, your cores will be posted for you.
Tournament Issues
Rule 7-1. Before or Between Rounds b. Stroke Play
- Before a round or play-off on any day of a stroke-play competition, a competitor must not practice on the competition course or test the surface of any putting green on the course by rolling a ball or roughening or scraping the surface.
- When two or more rounds of a stroke-play competition are to be played over consecutive days, a competitor must not practice between those rounds on any competition course remaining to be played, or test the surface of any putting green on such course by rolling a ball or roughening or scraping the surface.
Rule 25-1 Abnormal Ground Conditions
- All fresh animal damage to the course is deemed to be an Abnormal Ground Condition. Fresh animal damage includes areas with loose sod or covered by seed or mulch. Take relief according to Rule 25-1.
- Through the green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green. On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.
 
Have fun and good luck,
Stefan Winer, Tournament Director