2019 Partners Extravaganza
Last Updated: 04/24/19

Partners Extravaganza
Rules for 2019 Season


Schedule:

Round 1 Matches:      Can Begin on Thursday February 28th

                                       Round 1 Club Event on Sunday March 3rd

       No later than March 24th

Round 2 Matches:       Round 2 Club Event on Sunday March 31st

                                       No later than April 14th

Round 3 Matches:           No later than May 12th

Round 4 Matches             No later than June 2nd 

Round 5 Matches:           No later than June 23rd

 

Eligibility:

 

1.   All Regular Members in good standing that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to participate

 

a.    have an USGA/SCGA established handicap

 

b.   Must be a member in good standing either 1) active in the preceding 12 months prior to playing the first match of the tournament, or 2) a new member who has played in at least three Directors Tournaments prior to playing the first match of the tournament.

 

Handicaps:

 

1.   The tournament handicap is based on 100% of your current handicap index.

2.   This tournament will be played with the most current club handicap on the day the match is played.

 

Format:

1.   Partners Extravaganza will consist of a single elimination round of match play competition consisting of two players per team.

2.    Four –ball match play rules shall apply with the following modifications:

a. Two point scoring system shall be used – Team A low ball (net) vs Team B low ball (net)

(1 point), and Team A high ball (net) vs Team B high ball (net) (1 point).

c.    Under the modified scoring system, all players must be present at the start of the match. A team may not play a match with one player representing the side.

3.   The lowest handicap player of the foursome will play to “scratch”, the other three golfers will receive the respective difference in handicap strokes where they occur on the card.

4.   Unless otherwise agreed, ties shall be decided by “sudden death” playoffs beginning at the first tee, strokes taken where they occur on the card.

5.   Any disputes or protests must be filed immediately with the tournament chairman.

6.   All rounds must be played from the BLUE movable markers.

7.   The tournament will be limited to a maximum of 64 teams. Signups will end on February 24, 2019. No teams will be added after that date. Pairing brackets and tee times will be posted by February 26, 2019.

8.   First round Participation is the Club Hosted Event on Sunday March 3rd is encouraged but not mandatory.

9.   There will be no extensions of any preliminary matches and matches cannot be played within a Director’s Tournament format due to a conflict with USGA Rules, which govern the formats under which each individual tournament is played. If you play your match within a Director’s Tournament, both teams will be disqualified. If you would like to play your match on the back end of a Director’s Tournament, that will be allowed, however you will not be allowed to compete in that month’s Director’s Tournament.

10.                 There will be no extensions of a match granted due to inclement weather except for the championship match. The deadline for the championship match may be adjusted if agreed upon by all members of both teams and the Tournament and Rules Director.

11.                 The event will be contested under the 2019 USGA rules, except as modified on the back of the scorecard and by our SAGC local rules. No other “proposed local rules” by the USGA are to apply to this event.

12.                 The Tournament will be limited to a maximum of 32 teams in divided into two flights. Signups will end on February 24th 2019, and pairing brackets will be posted by February 26th.

13.                 The Hosted Club event for the first round will be on Sunday March the 3rd. If you are unable the play in the club hosted event, you may still play in the tournament.

Please notify the Tournament Director if you can’t play in the club event and he will attempt to pair you with another team which also can’t play on the 3rd.

Your team and your opposing team can play the first round match between February the 28th and March the 24th.

 

Entry Fees & Prize Fund

 

1.   An entry fee of $10.00 per player ($20 per team) in cash/check or $11 per player ($22/team) if paid by credit card is being charged for this event and is due by February 24, 2019. The PREFERRED METHOD of payment is by credit card on the signup page. You may also leave your entry fees in an envelope addressed to Coulter Winn/Partners Extravaganza with the pro shop staff. Make checks payable to the Santa Anita Men’s Golf Club.

2.   Entry fees collected will be added to the Prize Fund from the Club Treasury. The Prize fund will be determined by the number of participants. The top 8 teams will receive payouts.

Note: greens fees are the responsibility of each player and are not included in the entry fee.

 

Player Responsibilities

 

1.   Each player must post their score within 24 hours of completion of each round and each team will post the winning team on the bulletin board. If during the course of play you started, but did not finish a hole, you should take a score equal to what you would most likely have scored had you completed the hole, keeping in mind Equitable Stroke Control for any adjustments.

2.   Post all scores as a “NON” Tournament round”. Score cards must be completely filled out, signed, attested, dated and totaled. Omissions will result in disqualification. The completed scorecards must be deposited in the marked slot in the posting computer console in the Camden Bar. DO NOT LEAVE THEM IN THE PRO SHOP.

3.   Once a match is completed, players may complete the round and post “NO WORSE” than net par if the hole was not played and “NO WORSE” than their “Equitable Stroke Control” score if the hole was completed. If you completed 12 or less holes you must post a 9 hole score and if you completed 13 or more holes you must post an 18 hole score.

4.   Failure to post your score will result in a Tournament Disqualification. If for some reason you are unable to post your score due to technical problems, you must notify the Tournament Director within 24 hours of completing your match.

5.   Each team will designate a “Captain” who will have the responsibility of coordinating with the opposing team “Captain” when a match will be played. It is strongly suggested that players choose partners with similar availability to play as it greatly assists in scheduling matches.

6.   If matches between “week-end” and “week-day” golfers present a problem getting together for a match, and a dispute should arise, preference shall be given to the “week-end” golfer. The “week-end” golfer must be available at least half of the weekend days in the allotted period to get preference.

a)   If one team is available to play a majority of the weekends during a given period, that team shall be declared the winner. Meaning, if TEAM A was available two out of the three weekends and TEAM B was available to play one out of the three weekends, and that weekend was the one weekend TEAM A was not available, TEAM A would be declared the winner.

b)   If neither team can agree to a scheduled time or cannot get a tee-off time by the deadline, opponents shall appear at the Santa Anita Golf Course by 9:00AM on the deadline date and put their name in for the first available opening. If one of those teams does not appear, that team is disqualified.

c)    Should darkness end the match because of a late start before 18 holes are completed, the team ahead at such time shall be declared the winner. Darkness is defined as sunset.

d)   If opponents agree to decide the match by coin flip, a nine hole match, card draw or other such device, they shall notify the Tournament Chairman to that effect as soon as possible.

 

Player Substitutes:

1.   Once the event has begun, if a participant is unable in the event (injuries, work or family requirements, illness, financial hardship, as examples), the remaining participant will be allowed to substitute another player for all future matches, as long as the substitute meets all eligibility requirements and is not already entered in the tournament.

2.   In the event a substitute is needed, the player making the substitution must notify the Tournament Chairman at least 24 hours prior to any match being played, otherwise the proposed substitute will be disallowed and the match declared forfeited.

3.   No substitute players will be allowed after completing the third round match.

 

Other Rules

 

1.   All teams entered will conduct themselves as gentlemen during play, agree to observe golf etiquette and sportsmanship, and above all, must have FUN!

 

Major Tournaments and Rules Director

Coulter Winn – (626) 483-9874

coulterwinn@yahoo.com