2018 Winnekta Golf Club Championship   Sat 9/15 - Sun 9/16

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Description: 2018 Winnetka Golf Club Championship - The event is played with handicap (net) and without (gross), plus there is an optional skins game.
Award: TBD
Chairman: Jonathan Kunkle
Email: jonathan.kunkle@gmail.com
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MEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Winnetka Men’s Club  -  September 15-16, 2018

ELIGIBILITY:

Open to Winnetka Men's Club members 

ENTRY FEE:

None, but bring $20 cash for the two day skins game.

RULES:

USGA Rules of Golf will apply. Rangefinders are acceptable for measuring distances provided slope is not used (subject to disqualification).  All putts must be holed by the player (no “gimmies”).

Speed of Play:

If you are not competing for a gross even award (i.e. net only) you are obligated to pick up your ball when you’ve achieved a maximum score for the hole  as follows:

par 3 =7
par 4 =9
par 5 = 12 

Please put an asterisk next to the hole in which a maximum score was achieved so that we can ensure you are excluded from the gross event.  You can still win a net award even after invoking the maximum score rule.

You are also obligated to keep pace with the group in front of you.  It is each player’s responsibility to ensure the entire group remains on pace.  We will follow the USGA’s guidance on slow play by placing golfers “on the clock” if they are out of position.  Players who are on the clock and do not speed up their pace will be assessed a two stroke penalty.
If you hit your ball in an area where finding it may be difficult, immediately hit a provisional ball from the area in which the prior shot was struck.  Don’t forget you must verbally declare it as a provisional to the other players in  your group (otherwise it’s considered the ball in play and you’ve unintentionally declared the other as lost).
If you cannot find a ball please ask your playing partners to assist.
If your group is behind in position, assist other players with raking bunkers.

Please take extra care of the course conditions so that your peers are not affected by an un-raked bunker or spike marks.  Smooth out spike marks before you leave the green (but not prior to holing your putt, as that is a penalty).

When you post your scores mark them with a “T” for tournament and ensure you adjust for equitable stroke control.

LOCAL RULES:

Wet grounds:  Players have the option to invoke the embedded ball Local Rule b) described below if applicable, or USGA Rule 25-1 for abnormal ground conditions (including casual water).  25-1 provides the player may lift the ball and drop it from casual water without penalty within one club-length from the nearest point of relief, but not nearer the hole.

Embedded Ball Rule:  USGA Rule 25-2 is in effect “through the green” at all times; i.e. everywhere except hazards, the putting green and teeing ground of the hole being played.  The ball may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole.

Out of Bounds:  Out of bounds is defined by the inside edge at ground level of white stakes, white lines and/or perimeter fence posts (Hole #1,2, 3, and 13) and paved roads (Hole #1).

Water Hazards and Lateral Water Hazards:  Stakes identify the type of hazard.  Painted lines define the margin of the hazard.  In the absence of painted lines, the imaginary line between two adjacent stakes shall define the margin.   PLEASE BE COGNIZANT THAT ONLY A PORTION OF THE LAKE ON HOLE #9 IS MARKED AS A LATERAL HAZARD (i.e. yellow stakes do not allow you to take line of sight relief).

Obstructions:   An “obstruction” is anything artificial, including the artificial surfaces and sides of roads and paths and manufactured ice, except:  i) Objects defining out of bounds, such as walls, fences, stakes and railings.  ii) Any part of an immovable artificial object which is out of bounds; and  iii) Any construction declared by the Committee to be an integral part of the course.   An obstruction is a movable obstruction if it may be moved without unreasonable effort, without unduly delaying play and without causing damage.  Otherwise it is an immovable obstruction.

Paved Cart Paths:  Relief is granted for concrete, asphalt, gravel & crushed stone paths only.  Curbs bordering the cart paths are considered part of the path.  The nearest point of relief is used and relief is of one club length no nearer the hole. Curbs bordering dirt paths are immovable obstructions – relief of one club length no nearer to the hole is granted.

Environmentally Sensitive Areas:  Free relief at nearest point, no nearer the hole from all flower beds, staked trees, or trees with tubing around the trunk.   Trees with mulch around them are not considered environmentally sensitive areas.  Free relief to the nearest point not nearer the hole also applies for balls coming to rest on the wrong putting green.

Any additional local rules will be posted before each round.

FORMAT:

36 Hole Individual Stroke Play Event with 1st, 2nd and 3rd places paid for both net and gross score.  You will win the highest prize you are eligible to receive.

FLIGHTS:

The Championship Class plays from the black tees; A, B, and C play from the blue tees, and Class D plays from the white tees.  In all cases, if the sum of a member's handicap index plus their age equals or exceed 80 they may play from the White tees.

SKINS:

There will be an optional net skins game - $30 cash for both rounds.  80% of your handicap from  your teeing area will be used.

GROSS AND NET WINNERS:

The player returning the lowest 36 hole score winner of the gross flight.  For the net flight, 100% of the handicap will be used, with a maximum of 36 strokes.  If there is a tie for 1st place in the gross event, there will be a sudden-death playoff to determine the winner. Resolution of ties for other positions will be determined by the USGA recommended method.

SCORING:

One scorecard per player shall be returned to the Tournament Committee with two signatures. A scorecard is deemed returned when the score is posted on the scoreboard.

PACE OF PLAY:

Each group shall keep pace with the group ahead. If a team fails to keep pace, the group or individual player may be subject to a warning and penalty.

DOUBT AS TO PROCEDURE:

RULE 3-3: If a competitor is doubtful of his rights or procedure, he may, without penalty, complete the hole with two balls. After the doubtful situation has arisen and before taking further action, the competitor must announce to his fellow-competitor that he intends to play two balls and which ball he wishes to count if the Rules permit. The competitor must report the facts of the situation to the Tournament Committee before returning his scorecard. If he fails to do so, he is disqualified.

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE:

 

The Men’s Club Tournament Committee shall resolve any disputes or doubtful points and its decision shall be final.