Rules and Format

Format of Play

FRIDAY MORNING CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING—BLACK TEES Eighteen-Hole, Four-Ball (Better-Ball of Partners), Stroke Play Qualifier

Ties for Championship Flight and the Jeff Hadley Trophy (low Gross team), will be decided by a sudden-death playoff beginning on hole #10. If still tied, play will continue to hole #18 and repeat these holes if necessary. No new holes will start after 1:15 and a winner will be decided by a chip-off. All players will hit and the closest to the hole will win. All other ties in the qualifying round will be settled under General Numerical Draw:

GENERAL NUMERICAL DRAW—For purposes of determining places in the draw, ties in qualifying rounds other than those for the last qualifying place are decided by the order in which scores are returned.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON – SUNDAY

Four-Ball, Match Play

CHAMPIONSHIP & FIRST FLIGHTS: BLACK TEES

FLIGHTS 2–6: WHITE TEES

All tied matches after 18 holes will be determined by playoff starting on the next hole and continuing for as many holes as required for a match to be won

Rules of Play

USGA RULES GOVERN ALL PLAY EXCEPT AS MODIFIED

BELOW FLAGSTICKS AND HOLE INSERTS—Flags are to be left in at all times. If the ball deflects off the flagstick or hole insert, it is not considered holed. The ball must come to rest in the hole.

BUNKERS—There will be no rakes in the bunkers. If your ball has come to rest in an area disturbed by a human, such as a footprint or divot you may lift, clean, and place the ball as close to the point where your ball was no closer to the hole. If your ball is embedded in your own “fried egg,” you must then play it as it lies.

CART PATHS—Obvious extensions of cart paths are to be treated as cart paths, and proper relief may be taken

ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS—any temporary water, the ground under repair, or hole cast or runway on the course made by a burrowing animal, a reptile or a bird

GROUND UNDER REPAIR (G.U.R.) will be defined by while enclosed white lines

DRAINAGE LINES; FRENCH DRAINS—Open trenches filled with gravel, sand, or the like: if a player’s ball comes to rest in a drainage line and/or French drain, outside a penalty area, the player may take relief under

YELLOW PENALTY AREAS—Yellow stakes or lines define the margin of the area. The stakes and lines are in the penalty area

RED PENALTY AREAS—Red stakes or lines define the margin of the area. The stakes and lines are in the penalty area

DROP ZONES—Drop Zones are available for balls lost in penalty areas left or behind #5 green and in the penalty area left or behind #11 green.

OUT OF BOUNDS—Defined by white stakes on #1, #13, #14, #15, and #18. A ball that crosses a public road is defined as out of bounds and comes to rest beyond that road is out of bounds, even though it may lie on another part of the course.

COMMITTEE’S DECISION—In the absence of a referee, any dispute or doubtful point in the Rules must be referred to the Committee, whose decision is final

PACE OF PLAY

UNDER TOURNAMENT CONDITIONS, IT SHOULD TAKE NO LONGER THAN 4 HOURS 15 MINUTES. PLEASE KEEP UP WITH THE GROUP IN FRONT OF YOU TO MAKE THE PACE ENJOYABLE FOR ALL.

Rules Committee

Michael Harger, PGA—Director of Golf
Dan Ruane, PGA–Head Golf Professional
Susan Horton, PGA—Director of Instruction