In the past, eligible members (anyone age 65 or older plus their handicap equaled 85 or more) could have played forward tees in approved SFMC events with no handicap adjustment. Due to the lack of rating difference between the various tee boxes, further tweaks were implemented to level the playing field. A player with a handicap of 18 or lower played the combo tees and 19+ played the green Tees.
While many of our members played Men’s club events from the same tee’s they enjoyed during their other rounds, several members-only played forward tee’s during SFMC events. Rather than eliminate the option of forward tee’s, so deserving players can compete fairly in SFMC events, we are implementing a new process to establish eligibility for forward tee use for 2020 SFMC events.
2020 SFMC Forward Tee Approach:
o Members age 70 and over with an index of 18 or higher are eligible to qualify for use of forward tees.
o Members with medical/health circumstances may submit a request.
o Members who wish to play forward for 2020 SFMC events can just complete the attached form and submit it to the Rules/Handicap Committee at SFMC.firstname.lastname@example.org prior to beginning tournament play for the season.
o The committee will confirm to you and the pro shop of approval.
o The form will be available on SFMC website.
o Once approved, all forward-eligible SFMC events will be played from the combo tees only.
o Should your status change, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can accommodate your needs.
o The Pro Shop will determine handicaps for the Combo Tees and scorecards will be marked accordingly.