Men’s Tournaments

  • Men’s ABCD (May 7)
  • Ramsden (Memorial Day Weekend- May 28-30)
  • All Member Scramble (June 4)
  • Governor’s Cup (June 11 & 12)
  • Mixed Member/Guest (June 18)
  • Parent- Child (Father’s Day- June 19)
  • One Day Member/Guest (June 23)
  • Two Man Club Championship (July 2-4)
  • He/She (July 9)
  • Three Day Member/Guest (July 21-23)
  • Junior Club Championship (August 5)
  • 2nd Round Club Championship (August 1)
  • Final Round Club Championship (August 2)
  • Husband/Wife (August 6)
  • Senior Club Championship (August 13 & 14)
  • Invitational (August 26-28)
  • J.A. Fields (Labor Day Weekend- September 3-5)
  • Club Championship (Labor Day Weekend-September 3-5)
  • Senior Two Man Championship (September 17 & 18)
  • All Member Member/Guest (September 22)
  • Conrad Cup (September 24 & 25)

Spring Scramble ABCD
All golfers are invited to play in the Spring Scramble. Handicaps from 1- 36 will be placed into teams based on the computer selection. Number of drives per person shall be based on the range of the A- Players. The Pro and Tournament Chair will determine.

White tee: Individuals age 70 and above may play the white tees. They must designate their preference at signup.

Overall winner: All teams with the same gross score shall tie and split the prize monies.

Loop
All golfers are invited to play in a loop. Based on handicap teams will be established by the computer, with an ABCD golfer. The team score will be one gross score plus one net score (2 scores out of the 4 players). For the net score 90% of the individual’s handicap shall be used.

White tee: Individuals age 70 and above may play the white tees. They must designate their preference at signup.

Overall winner: Winner shall be determined by a match of cards. This event will have 3 tournaments in one. The overall winner(s) will be the team(s) with the best score (one gross + one net). After the overall winner(s) are awarded, the remaining teams will be placed into two pools. The A & B players will be placed into a Better Ball Gross Tournament and the C & D players will be placed into a Better Ball Net Tournament. The best AB gross score and the best CD net score will be awarded a prize. In addition there will be a team skin pool for the based on the 4 man team score for each hole.

Tees and pins: are established by the standard greens committee placement.

Men’s AB / CD Event
Players sign up individually, and are divided into A-B-C and D Groups. The A’s and B’s are set into equalized teams, and play a Better Ball Gross against the other A’s and B’s. The C’s and D’s are set into equalized teams, and play a Better Ball Net against the other C’s and D’s. This is very similar to the Tuesday Evening Men’s Leagues.

Ramsden Memorial
Three-day event with a partner. If you don’t have a partner, sign up and inform the Pro will help you find one.

Day 1 (Scramble): The player with the lower Course Handicap is allowed 60 percent of his Course Handicap. The player with the higher Course Handicap is allowed 40 percent of his Course Handicap. Each player hit their tee shot and the team selects the best shot, the team both continue to hit from the best ball until it is holed out.

Day 2 (Better Ball): 90% of individual handicap

Day 3 (Pinehurst): The player with the lower Course Handicap is allowed 60 percent of his Course Handicap. The player with the higher Course Handicap is allowed 40 percent of his Course Handicap.

Pinehurst format is as follows:
Par 3: Teammates both hit their tee shot and select one of them. They will alternate shots until the ball is holed
Par 4: Teammates both hit their tee shot then switch and hit the others tee shot. After the second shot they select one ball and alternate shots until the ball is holed.
Par 5: Teammates both hit their tee shot then switch and hit the others tee shot. They will both switch again and hit. After the third shot they select one ball and alternate shots until the ball is holed.

Course Handicap difference over 10: Should there be a course handicap difference greater than 10 (11 or more), an additional reduction of 10% shall be made to both player’s course handicaps.

White tee: Any individual age 70 and over may play the white tees when the Better Ball format is played. On the days of the Pinehurst and Scramble, both partners must play the same tee (both players must be over 70 to play the white tee).

Overall winner: A playoff to determine the overall winner for Gross and Net. All other prizes will be determined by a match of cards.

J. A Fields
Two-day event with a partner. Please sign up with a partner, if you do not have a partner sign up and inform the Pro who will assist you in finding a partner. The format for this event is a Stableford Competition, points are awarded based on the following chart:

• Double Eagle: 8 points
• Eagle: 5 points
• Birdie: 3 points
• Par: 1 point
• Bogey: -1 point
• Double Bogey or Worse: -3 points

Allow each player his full Course Handicap and points are based on Better Ball Net & Gross hole by hole.

Course Handicap difference over 10: Should there be a course handicap difference greater than 10 (11 or more), an additional reduction of 10% shall be made to both player’s course handicaps.

White tee: Any individual age 70 and over may play the white tees.

Overall winner: Playoff to determine the Overall Net Winner. All other prizes will be determined by a match of cards.

Member-Guest Spring
Members and their guests play as foursomes with various formats.

Governor’s Cup
One-day individual event medal play with full handicap.

Use of white tee: Any individual age 70 and over may play the white tees.

Overall winner: A playoff will determine the Overall Net winner. All other prizes will be determined by a match of cards.

Two-Man Championship
Three-day event with a partner. Please sign up with a partner, if you do not have a partner sign up and inform the Pro who will assist you in finding a partner.

The format is Better Ball Match Play. Teams generally play without strokes except the last flight will be handicapped using 90%. The Pro and Tournament Chair will use handicap in other flights if necessary.

Course Handicap difference over 10: Should there be a course handicap difference greater than 10, an additional reduction of 10% shall be made to both player’s course handicaps.

Use of white tee: Any individual age 70 and over may play the white tees.

Three-Day Member Guest
Two Man Round Robin format, using 90% of Handicap. Flights determined by combined handicap.

Senior Championship
Two-day individual event (age 55 and over). Full handicap will be used. Flights will be established based on age.

Use of white tee: Any individual age 70 and over may play the white tees.

Overall winner: A playoff will determine the Overall Gross & Net Winners. All other prizes will be determined by a match of cards.

Club Championship
Three-day individual event. There will be one flight to determine the Shaker Ridge Club Champion based on gross score, Match or Medal Play. All play for Championship Flight is Black Tees.

Overall winner: A playoff will determine the overall winner. All other prizes will be determined by a match of cards.

Member-Guest Fall
Members and their guests play as foursomes with various formats set up for a good time.

Sr. Two-Man Championship
One- two day event with a partner. Please sign up with a partner, if you do not have a partner sign up and inform the Pro who will assist you in finding a partner. Format will be Better Ball Gross and Net, using 90% of individual handicap.

Course Handicap difference over 10:
Should there be a course handicap difference greater than 10, an additional reduction of 10% shall be made to both player’s course handicaps.

Use of white tee: Any individual age 70 and over may play the white tees.

Overall winner: Decided by Playoff for Overall, match of cards thereafter.

Falling Leaves Double Hole
SHAMBLE DOUBLE STIMULI
Teams are set (A-B-C-D) by computer, based on handicap. Two of the four balls will count on each hole (1 Gross & 1 Net). There will be Two holes on each green, with no pins. Upon reaching the green, the player can play to either hole on the green, and is not required to continue to that hole. The player may switch at anytime during the play of the hole.

A Shamble format will be played with all four players in the group teeing off. Each player will then bring their ball to the best tee shot, and play their own ball from that point until ball is holed out. Format will start over again on the next tee.

Use of white tee: Any individual age 70 and over may play the white tees.

Quota Event: Individual event with 100% of handicap. Subtract your handicap from 36. This becomes the “quota” that you must generally exceed. You get 8 points for an eagle, 4 points for a birdie, 2 points for a par, 1 point for a bogie. These are gross scores on each hole. The goal is to get more points than your quota. The person with the MOST points OVER their quota wins.

If your handicap is 10 then your goal is 36-10= 26.
Below is an example of how the scoring works. Over the 18 holes you had the following:
No eagles, 2 birdies, 8 pars, 6 bogies and 2 double bogey or greater.
Eagle 8 points * 0 = 0
Birdies 4 points * 2= 8
Pars 2 points * 8 = 16
Bogies 1 point * 6 = 6
Over double bogie no points
Total points = 30 – quota 26 person has 4 points.

Local Rule
Shaker Ridge has adopted a local rule to adjustment a gross score between white and blue tees. There is no USGA formula to adjust gross scores between tees. The proposal would be to take the difference between the course rating between the white and blue tees (2.8 which is adjusted to 3) and adjust scores accordingly.

Practice on the Golf Course
A player must not make a practice stroke during play of a hole. Between the play of two holes, a player must not make a practice, except that he may practice putting or chipping on or near:
(a) the putting green of the hole last played,
(b) any practice putting green or
(c) the teeing ground of the next hole to be played in the round, provided a practice stroke is not made from a hazard and does not unduly delay play (Rule 6-7)

Strokes made in continuing the play of a hole, the result of which has been decided, are not practice strokes.

Exception: When play has been suspended by the Committee, a player may, prior to resumption of play, practice (a) as provided in this Rule, (b) anywhere other than on the competition course and (c) as otherwise permitted by the Committee.
Penalty for Breach of Rule 7-2:

Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes. In the event of a breach between the play of two holes, the penalty applies to the next hole.

Inclement Weather
No one can be involved very long in the administration of golf competitions without encountering weather problems. It is a rare thing for the USGA to go through a championship season without having to suspend play at least a couple of times on account of bad weather. Committees should be prepared for inclement weather. Note in Appendix E that the USGA alerts players that play has been suspended by means of an air horn.

It is suggested that the Committee establish some means by which players can be alerted when the Committee has decided to suspend play. A competition need not be suspended simply on account of rain, unless the rain is so heavy that it would be unfair to require players to continue. In any event, if rain is of sufficient intensity to present an unfair condition, normally it would take little time for casual water to accumulate around a hole on at least one putting green. When that occurs, the Committee would be remiss if it did not consider the course unplayable and suspend play.

Canceling a tournament (one day or the full event): Should the Course Superintendent determine that the course is unplayable or determines that carts will not be permitted a tournament will be cancelled. Until a final decision is made the event is only suspended.

Ties
Playoff: Unless posted that there will be a playoff. In USGA match-play championships, the following is a condition: “In the event of a tied match, (a) the winner is decided immediately by a hole-by-hole playoff
and (b) the stipulated round is deemed to extend to as many holes as are required for a match to be won.”

Match of cards: the winner will be based on a match of cards as follows: If a play-off of any type is not feasible, matching score cards is recommended. The method of matching cards should be announced in advance and should also provide what will happen if this procedure does not produce a winner. An acceptable method of matching the cards is to determine the winner on the basis of the best score for the last nine holes. If the tying players have the same score for the last nine, determine the winner on the basis of the last six holes, last three holes and finally the 18th hole. If this method is used in a competition with a multiple tee start, it is recommended that the “last nine holes, last six holes, etc.” is considered to be holes 10-18, 13-18, etc.

Stones in Bunkers
Stones are, by definition, loose impediments and, when a player’s ball is in a hazard, a stone lying in or touching the hazard may not be touched or moved (Rule 13-4). However, stones in bunkers may represent a danger to players (a player could be injured by a stone struck by the player’s club in an attempt to play the ball) and they may interfere with the proper playing of the game.
When permission to lift a stone in a bunker is warranted, the following Local Rule is recommended:
“Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1 applies).”

RELIEF SITUATIONS

Yellow Stakes indicate Water Hazards
Red Stakes indicate Lateral Water Hazards.

A Yellow or Red Stake can be removed, and are considered Movable Obstructions.

26-1. Relief for Ball in Water Hazard

It is a question of fact whether a ball that has not been found after having been struck toward a water hazard is in the hazard. In order to apply this Rule, it must be known or virtually certain that the ball is in the hazard. In the absence of such knowledge or certainty, the player must proceed under Rule 27-1.

If a ball is in a water hazard or if it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in a water hazard (whether the ball lies in water or not), the player may under penalty of one stroke:

a. Play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played (see Rule 20-5); or

b. Drop a ball behind the water hazard, keeping the point at which the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped, with no limit to how far behind the water hazard the ball may be dropped; or

c. As additional options available only if the ball last crossed the margin of a lateral water hazard, drop a ball outside the water hazard within two club-lengths of and not nearer the hole than (i) the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard or (ii) a point on the opposite margin of the water hazard equidistant from the hole.

When proceeding under this Rule, the player may lift and clean his ball or substitute a ball.

Out of Bounds
When out of bounds is defined by reference to stakes or a fence or as being beyond stakes or a fence, the out of bounds line is determined by the nearest inside points at ground level of the stakes or fence posts (excluding angled supports). When both stakes and lines are used to indicate out of bounds, the stakes identify out of bounds and the lines define out of bounds. When out of bounds is defined by a line on the ground, the line itself is out of bounds. The out of bounds line extends vertically upwards and downwards.

A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies out of bounds. A player may stand out of bounds to play a ball lying within bounds.

Objects defining out of bounds such as walls, fences, stakes and railings, are not obstructions and are deemed to be fixed. Stakes identifying out of bounds are not obstructions and are deemed to be fixed.

Provisional Ball
1st player MUST announce to others his decision to play a provisional ball
2nd play must indicate difference between balls
3rd may not play a provisional ball when it may be in a water hazard.