26th SCGA AFFILIATE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon (Legends Course)
Monday - Tuesday, August 19 – 20, 2013
All players must check in with the SCGA registration table located at the bag drop upon arrival on Monday. Registration will be open at 10:00 a.m. There will be no formal registration on Tuesday.
2. STARTING TIMES ANDPAIRINGS:
Starting holes and pairings will be e-mailed to players and posted online at www.scga.orgone week in advance of the Championship.
Day 1 (Monday) will be a Shotgun Start at 12:00 p.m.
Day 2 (Tuesday) will be a Shotgun Start at 8:00 a.m.
Players are advised to be at their assigned cart 10 - 15 minutes prior to the start of the starting time.
Second round pairings will be based on the first round results. Pairings will be released approx. 2 hours after all the scores are received from round one.
36 Hole Championship. All players will play 18 Holes on Monday and 18 Holes on Tuesday.
Round 1: Four-Ball (two person better ball). Each individual will play to 90% (Men) and 95% (Women) of their Course Handicap. After the 90%/95% reduction, if partners’ Course Handicap differs by more than 8 strokes, an additional 10% reduction will be applied to their Course Handicap. Handicap Stokes are applied Hole by Hole.
Round 2: Pinehurst Format. Each partner drives from the tee and then plays the second shot with the other’s ball. After the second shots, the team selects which ball it wishes to score with and plays that ball alternately to complete the hole. The player with the lower Course Handicap is allowed 60% of their Course Handicap. The player with the higher Course Handicap is allowed 40% of their Course Handicap. The total of both partners’ Course Handicaps (Team Course Handicap) is deducted from the Team Gross Score at the end of the round.
* Handicaps are determined by using the low Index of the past 3 months (May 15th – August 1st)
4. TEES AND YARDAGES:
Men will play from the BLUE yardages and tee markers. CR: 71.0 / Slope: 128 / Approx. 6,394 yards.
Women will play from the RED yardages and tee markers. CR: 70.8 / Slope: 131 / Approx. 5,169 yards.
5. PRACTICE ROUNDS:
Contestants must contact Morongo Golf Club to arrange a practice round: (951) 845-0014. Tee times will be granted on a space-available basis. Contestants may call anytime in advance of the date they wish to play. Practice Round Fee: $35 M – F, $45 Sa. & Sun (after 11:00 AM on any of these days, cart included). Mention that you are playing in the Affiliate Team Championship to receive these rates.
6. DRIVING RANGE:
The driving range will be open at 6:30 a.m. For practice rounds, range balls are $6-small bucket, $10- large bucket. During the championship, range balls will be provided courtesy of the SCGA & Morongo GC.
7. LOCKER ROOM:
There will be no locker room available. Players are advised to come dressed and ready to play.
8. FOOD SERVICE:
The Tukwet Canyon Bar & Grill located outside the Golf Shop, will be open at 7:00 a.m. (Monday), 6:30 a.m. (Tuesday) and will accept cash and all major credit cards (except Discover). The snack bar located near the 10thtee of the Champions Course will also be open. The SCGA will be hosting food after play on Monday (beverages not included).
NOTE: There is no snack bar available on the Legends course, beverage carts will be on the Legends course to also purchase food and beverage items.
Cash and major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and AMEX) will be accepted in the golf shop and restaurant.
10. LODGING OPTIONS:
We have arranged discounted rates and blocks of rooms at Morongo Casino Spa & Resort. When making a reservation ((888) 667-6646), please provide the group code 0819SCG, the date and that you are a participant of the SCGA event. Rooms will be available for the nights of August 19th and 20th. The hotel has agreed to keep a discounted rate available to players until August 9th:
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
49500 Seminole Drive
Cabazon, CA 92230
11. DIRECTIONS TO CLUB:
Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon
36211 Champions Dr.
Beaumont, CA 92223
From I-10 West: exit Cherry Valley, turn right; left on Championship Dr. and entry
From I-10 East’ exit Oak Valley Parkway; left across freeway; immediate right on Desert Lawn Dr. to Champions Dr. and entry.
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
1. RULES OF PLAY:
Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. Local Rules in effect will be found on the enclosed SCGA Local Rules Hard Card and the Notice to Players addendum distributed at the site. Disregard all other club posted local rules including those on the back of the club scorecard.
2. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES ANDCELL PHONES:
Distance Measuring Devices (without the capability of measuring slope, wind, etc.) are permitted. A distance-measuring application may be used on a smart phone, provided the specific application is restricted to “distance only” and the device does not have any other “non-conforming” features (such as a compass application on the phone). This is the case even if these other features are not being used. Otherwise, cell phone use is not permitted during the stipulated round.
Awards will be given to those teams that finish in 1st through 5thplace in the Championship. If there are ties for 1st through 5th place, ties will be broken by the USGA method of matching scorecards, which is determined by using Holes #10-18 from the second round. (See Appendix I: Conditions of the Competition in the USGA Rules of Golf).
4. AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION:
Carts are included with the entry fee. There will be a maximum of two carts per group and two bags per cart. Drivers must be at least 16 years of age (or older if club policy dictates). Each player is entitled to one seat in a cart. If a player brings a caddie, the caddie may ride provided there is a vacant seat in one of the carts. Otherwise, either the player or the caddie must walk.
5. PULL CARTS: Carts are mandatory. Pull carts will not be allowed.
6. CADDIES: Players may provide their own caddie. Caddies must adhere to the dress code listed in section 8 below.
7. PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT:
By submitting an entry for any SCGA-administered competition, the contestant understands that his/her participation is at the sole discretion of the SCGA. A contestant may be removed from any competition at the discretion of the SCGA staff or Rulesand Competitions Committee at any time before or during the competition. Incidents of unbecoming conduct or actions deemed to be detrimental to the image of the SCGA or the “Spirit of the Game” are grounds for such removal and suspension from future SCGA-administered competitions. These include, but are not limited to the following:
1) Willful damage of the golf course or golf course property
2) Club throwing or unnecessary club tossing
3) Offensive or unbecoming language
4) Public criticism of golf course or verbal abuse of SCGA staff, officials, volunteers, host club staff or other contestants
5) Potential endangerment of others
6) Conduct deemed unbecoming
8. DRESS CODE:
Players and Caddies must be properly attired in golf shirts, slacks, bermuda-length dress or golf shorts and "soft spike" shoes. Jeans (any color or any kind), denim, cut off shorts, sweatpants, T-shirts and tank tops will not be permitted during any phase of the competition. Hats are to be worn forward at all times. Shirts must be tucked in. Under no circumstances will this attire prohibition be waived for players. ALL CLOTHING MUST BE IN GOOD REPAIR. Metal spiked shoes are not permitted.
To withdraw for any reason prior to the start of an USGA competition, a player must notify the SCGA Rules and Competitions Department at (818) 980-3630. To withdraw on a weekend, or during non-business hours e-mail Jimmy Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a player needs to withdraw on the morning of the event, notify the SCGA staff person through the golf shop staff at the host venue.