34th SCGA FOUR-BALL
Sycuan Resort (Willow Glen Course)
Monday & Tuesday, September 30 - October 1, 2013
NOTE: PLEASE BRING THIS INFORMATION SHEET ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
All players must check in at the SCGA registration
table near the Pro Shop on Monday, September 30th. The SCGA will have information to distribute
and a tee gift for all participants. There will not be registration on Tuesday,
TIMES AND PAIRINGS:
The Championship will be a shotgun start on both
days. Monday’s shotgun will start at
11:00 a.m. Tuesday’s shotgun will start
at 8:00 a.m. All participants are
asked to be seated in their golf carts 20 minutes before the start of each round. The pairings and starting holes will be e-mailed
to all players and posted online at www.scga.org
one week in advance of the Championship.
The Championship will be
36 holes of four-ball net stroke play competition (two-person better
ball). 18 holes will be played each
day. Each player receives 90% (men) and
95% (women) of their course handicap. After
the reduction, if partners’ course handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes, an
additional 10% reduction will be applied to their course handicaps (this is the
The lowest index of the last three
months (July 1 – September 15) will be used to calculate each player’s course
handicap. If a player’s lowest index within the last three months is above
18.4, he or she will play down to an 18.4.
In addition, the SCGA Rules
& Competitions Committee reserves the right to adjust a player’s and/or a
team’s course handicap at any time prior to or during the competition.
Play will be from the following yardage and tee
Men: BLUE yardage and tee markers. White
yardages will be used on Holes #1, 2, 6, 9, 11, 16 & 18. Course Rating: 71.2
/ Slope: 125 / 6,460 yards / Par 72.
may make arrangements for practice rounds at their own expense.
Sycuan Resort Pro Shop in advance of the day you wish to play to secure a time
- (800) 457-5568.
– Thursday: $60, Friday: $65, Saturday – Sunday: $80
fees are included in the rates above.
Driving Range will
open to participants each day of the tournament. Range balls will be available on the driving
range, compliments of the SCGA.
will be no locker rooms available. Players
are advised to arrive dressed and ready to play.
restaurant and snack bar will be open each day for purchases at player expense.
SCGA will host a player’s dinner on Monday immediately following the conclusion
of play. Caddies or guests will be permitted to join at their own expense.
Cash and major credit cards will be
accepted for all purchases.
3007 Dehesa Road.
El Cajon, CA 92019
*A special rate of $119 per night plus tax is being
offered. Rooms are Double Occupancy – 2
Queen Beds. Contact (619) 219-6028 and mention
SCGA Four Ball Net Championship to secure this rate. Players must call the hotel directly to
reserve a room.
3007 Dehesa Road.
El Cajon, CA 92019
Directions: I-8 to Second Street exit in El Cajon; south to Washington
Street; left (Washington turns into Dehesa Road) for approximately 3 miles to
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
1. RULES OF 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.
MEASURING DEVICES AND CELL PHONES
Distance measuring devices (without the
capability of measuring slope, wind etc.) are permitted. Players should be
cautioned that most smart phones with a distance measuring application do not qualify for use due to other applications on
the phone. For example, a cell phone may not be used as a distance measuring
device if the phone also has other non-conforming features under the Rules of
Golf (such as a compass application on the phone). The mere presence of a
non-conforming feature disqualifies the device even if these other
features are not being used. Any questions about such devices should be
resolved before the start of the stipulated round. Otherwise cell phone
use is not permitted during the stipulated
Awards will be given to teams that
finish in 1st through 5th place. In the event of a tie for 1st, 2nd,
3rd, 4th or 5th place, the USGA method of
matching score cards will be used. (Holes 10 – 18 of the second round).
Carts will be
provided for the championship by the SCGA. 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
5. PULL CARTS:
Pull or push carts are
not permitted for this event, all participants must ride.
Players may provide their own caddie
(See section 4 on Automotive Transportation). Caddies must adhere to the dress
code listed in section 9 below.
permitted but are not allowed in carts.
Spectators must adhere to all policies set forth by the club.
8. 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 Rules and 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
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
Players and caddies must
be properly attired in golf shirts, slacks, bermuda-length dress or golf shorts
and "soft spike" shoes. Metal spikes are not permitted. The penalty for wearing metal spiked shoes is
(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.
are not permitted for individuals representing a team who have already
qualified for this Championship at Sycuan Resort. However, one individual is permitted to
represent a team during the Championship.
withdraw for any reason prior to the start of an SCGA competition, a player
must notify the SCGA Rules and Competitions Department. During business hours (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
you may call the Rules and Competitions Department at (818) 980-3630. To withdraw on a weekend, or during
non-business hours e-mail Matt Pawlak 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. Failure to
notify the SCGA will subject the player to suspension from future SCGA