HOW IT WORKS

Tournament Format & Rules

Two Man Best Ball

Friday July 31st – Round 1

Alternate Shot

Friday July 31st – Round 2

Singles Match Play

Saturday August 1st – Round 3

Two Man Best Ball

This will be a match play format.

We take the best score from each team against their opponent’s team best score. Whichever team has the lowest score from the team wins the hole. It is NOT a total score of both players, but the best score from the two players. There are no carry-over holes in match play so tie scores don’t go to either team. In this event there are a possible 7 points up for grabs. Matches that end in a tie will give a 1/2 point to each team.

Alternate Shot

This will be a match play format.

We’ll be using the modified alternate-sot method which means that each two-man team will hit their tee shot, then the team will select its best shot. Then each two-man team will hit from that spot again. They will then select the best shot from that 2nd location. The player whose 2nd shot was chosen will NOT hit the 3rd shot. You will being alternating from that point forward until the ball is in the hole. On all par 3 holes, both players will tee off and then will select the best shot and alternate shots into the hole from there. In this event there are a possible 7 points up for grabs. Matches that end in a tie will give a 1/2 point to each team.

Singles Match Play

This will be a match play format.

In this event, you will play against your opponent one-on-one. Therefore, in each 4-some, there are two matches being played. in his event there are a possible 14 points up for grabs. Matches that end in a tie will give a 1/2 point to each team.

Handicaps

We have paired each of you with an opponent of equal or comparable handicap ratings. Therefore, no individual or team has any stroke difference. No further handicapping will occur and each match will be played straight up.

Course Conditions

If it rains the night before our match and the course is wet, the following rules will apply:

  1. You are allowed to mark, lift, clean, and replace your ball only if your ball is in the fairway.
  2. If you are standing in soft, wet, mushy fairway grass, then you are able to lift, clean, and replace your ball to a dry spot, but no closer to the hole.

Rules of Play

  1. Each player has the right to concede a putt and even the hole if they feel they can’t win it.
  2. Good Sportsmanship is strongly encouraged since we all know and understand the history of the game and event. That does not mean you have to concede all close putts because that’s part of the history of the Ryder Cup match play and the pressure! Please do not applaud bad shots by a competitor. Use good judgement, have fun, and make lasting friendships.
  3. Teams can help each other read greens it they want the help, but only from their playing partner. That includes club selection or providing info on what club was hit.
  4. Only 14 clubs will be allowed in your bag during tournament play.
  5. Rules officials will not be present during the tournament. You will need to look up a rule online if it’s not known or agreed upon.
  6. If you hit an errant shot that could be OB or lost, then hit a provisional instead of looking for it and dropping where you think it went out. If you find it, then play it unless it’s OB. Do NOT look for a ball for more than 5 minutes.

Final Details

  1. All players will play from the Blue Tees. If you’re 70 years old or older, then you have the option of playing the White Tees.
  2. Shirts are required for both days of the tournament. Please wash them between tournament days.
  3. Sunscreen and Bug Spray will be available during the tournament.