2022 Club Championship Sat 8/27 - Sun 8/28
|(RESCHEDULED) Two day stroke play competition. Entry fee includes two day handicapped (net) skins event.
|Winnetka Golf Club
|Gross and Net - Also new for 2022 is a Senior Gross Champion.
MEN’S 2022 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Winnetka Men’s Club - RESCHEDULED TO Aug 27th and 28th
Open to Winnetka Men's Club members and members from prior year.
Includes $10 each day for net skins and (nearly endless) beer/soda on Sunday!
On Saturday, times begin at 9:20 and on Sunday they begin at 9:00, although we will be carving out times amongst the member's permanent tee times that may be earlier than these times.
All play will use your index from Friday, July 22nd (ignorning any update on the 23rd or 24th).
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”).
1. OB and Lost Ball
For this competition, we have adopted the local rule that permits you to take relief from a lost ball or out of bounds from the spot the area the ball is presumed lost or went out of bounds. You can still play a provisional, but that may not always be your best option. Brush up on this rule here: https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rules-modernization/major-changes/golfs-new-rules-stroke-and-distance.html
2. Unmarked hazard areas
The forrest preserve areas and the area behind the greens of 14 and 16 are lateral hazards; use the edge of the rough as the hazard line. The pond on 8 is inncorrectly marked; it should be a lateral hazard.
3. Speed of Play (aka "No Grinding") (aka "This is NOT the US OPEN")
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.
For net participants, you can elect to take a maximum score as follow:
Par 3: 8
Par 4: 9
Par 5: 10
If you take the maximum, please place a star on the scorecard next to that hole.
Any additional local rules will be posted before each round.
36 Hole Individual Stroke Play Event for both net and gross score. We will also award a senior champion to the lowest gross score of all players older than 50, regardless of the tees played. You will win the highest prize you are eligible to receive, with gross taking the priority. You can win the net or gross plus the senior championship.
To be eligible for the Gross Championship you must play from the black tees; otherwise Class A and B play from the blue tees, and Class C and 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 the player may play from the White tees or if the sum of the age plus index exceeds 94 the player may play from the red tees.
Skins are net with 1/2 strokes will be applied where each shot would fall.
GROSS AND NET WINNERS:
The player returning the lowest 36 hole score will be our gross champion. For players 50 and older, the lowest 36 holes gross score will be our senior champion. 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 or for the senior champion, 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.
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.
POSTING YOUR SCORE:
Make sure you post your scores and use the tournament indicator.
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.
The Men’s Club Tournament Committee shall resolve any disputes or doubtful points and its decision shall be final.