2019 Tournament Descriptions

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Tournament Sign Up:  While many events may reference pick your own partner, team, foursome, group, all members interested in playing but don’t have a “partner/group” are encouraged to sign up individually for being paired up, if possible.  Sign Ups are generally done electronically via eVite emails, but members may sign up manually on the Tournament Sign Up Sheet posted in the Men’s Locker Room or Pro Shop. 

Forward Tee Eligibility: Sum of your Age (minimum 65) + SF White Tee Handicap equals 85 or greater.  See Tournament Schedule for events that allow playing Forward Tees.

White Tee Handicap determines forward tees: 19+ plays the GREEN tees; 18 or below plays the COMBO tees.  

Championship Eligibility Requirement (1): Player must have played a minimum of TWO (2) SFMC events during 2019 prior to playing a Championship event.

2019 MATCH PLAY CLASSIC (MPC) – Full Handicap

This is a separate yearlong single elimination 18-Hole match play event within 16-player flights.  Full stroke differential is awarded to the higher handicap player as they fall on the card in each match.  Flights will be determined by handicap index on May 1st and players seeded by index within each flight.  Thereafter each player’s actual handicap on the date of each MPC match will be used.  Each flight will have two brackets: Odd Seeds & Even Seeds.  1st Round pairings will be 1vs15, 3vs13, 5vs11 & 7vs9 in the Odd bracket and 2vs16, 4vs14, 6vs12 & 8vs10 in the Even bracket.  Winners of each bracket will face one another in the bracket final, with that winner being the Champion.

Competitors arrange their own matches and tee times at their mutual convenience and make every effort to complete each match by the deadlines noted below.  There are three dates on the tournament schedule with available tee times for MPC matches.  On the day of an official match and prior to teeing off, the competitors must inform the Pro Shop they are playing their MPC match, obtain an official scorecard with strokes marked by hole and then report the final result of that match.  While players are encouraged to complete their matches early each month, it is their responsibility to notify the Pro Shop of any difficulty scheduling a match to minimize the risk of being disqualified.  The Tournament Committee will assess the facts of the matter and take appropriate action.

Sign Up for this event is in the Pro Shop only by May 1st (no eVite), along with entry fee. 

Flight Payouts for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Match Deadlines: Match 1 – May 31; Match 2 – June 30; Match 3 – Aug. 31 & Final – Sept. 30

Flights: 3 or 4 Flights depending on participation

Tees: White Tees Only. 

Handicap:  100%

Fee: $20

 

ABCD SHAMBLE – SHOTGUN OPENER

The computer picks the teams.  All players tee off; select the best drive and all players hit their second shot from that point. Players then play their own ball until holed and report their individual score for each hole. Team Score is the TWO LOWEST Gross & Net scores per hole.  

Flights: None 

Tees: White Tees with Forward Tee option. 

Handicap:  80%

Fee: $20

2-MAN Best Ball: (1A+1B) /(1C+1D) Pairings by seeding

Pro Shop selects teams and foursome within each flight by seeds. (If 24 participants in the A & B flight the 1 seed plays with the 24 seed; 2 plays with 23 & so on)  Flight 1 will be the A & B players. Flight 2 will be the C and D players. Play 18 holes Best Ball Gross and Net is recorded as the Team Score.  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicaps: 90%

Flights: 2 A/B & C/D

Tees: White Tees with Forward Tee option. 

Handicap:  90%

Fee: $10

 

Individual NASSAU TOURNAMENT

Individual event, winners are paid for the low Front 9, Back 9 and Total scores, both Gross and Net.  Flights: 2

Tees: White Tees with Forward Tee option. 

Handicap:  100%

Fee: $10

 

ABCD Team “On Your Honor”: Player picks 6Red-6White-6Blue

The computer picks the teams.  This is a NET only event with each member playing his own ball from the Tee of his choosing on each hole — 6 holes from the Blue Tees, 6 holes from the White Tees and 6 holes from the Red Tees.  Players within a foursome may be playing from different tees on a given hole but at the end of the round each player must have fulfilled 6Blue-6White-6Red.  If not, none of that player’s scores can be used for the Team Score – On Your Honor.  Sum of the two lowest net scores per hole are recorded for the team.

Flights: None

Tees: Red, White, Blue & Forward Tee eligible play White, Green, Red. 

Handicap:  80%

Fee: $10

 

FOURSOME 4-MAN TEAM BEST 2 NET BALLS

Pick your own four-man team or sign up to be assigned to a team, if possible.  Each member plays his own ball and reports his score per hole, with the sum of the 2 LOWEST Net scores per hole recorded as the Team Score.  Scores may come from different players. 

Flights: None

Tees: White Tees with Forward Tee option.

Handicap:  80%

Fee: $10

 

Spring 45-Hole ROUND ROBIN – 30 TEAMS MAXIMUM

Pick your own partner.  Play FIVE 9-hole matches within your 6-Team flight over a two-day period (three 9-hole matches on Sat. and two 9-hole matches on Sun).  Flights are assigned based on total team handicap.  Two man best ball per hole. 10 Point Scoring per match: 1 Point awarded for each hole won plus 1 Point for winning the match for a total of 10 Points per 9-Hole match.  Ties awarded half point. 

Flights: Maximum of 5

Tees: Top Flight(s) play from Blue Tees as determined by pro shop, all other flights White tee only.

 Handicap: 100% Handicap unless the adjusted stroke differential between partners is greater than 8; then 90% handicap applies for both players.

Fee: $20

 

Tee Sponsors Weekend

Members and residents may enter this event on any single day or multiple days by informing the SF Starter and paying the daily entry fee.  This is an 18-Hole stroke play event from the regulation tees. There will be three daily payout pools based on daily participation and one overall 3-day pool.  Daily Entry Fees will be allocated 75% to the daily pool and 25% to the overall pool.  Only one score will be counted for the OVERALL.  For players entering multiple days, it’s each player’s responsibility to notify the Starter before teeing off that that day’s score will be used for the Overall.  Otherwise the player’s first score of the weekend will be used for the Overall.  Gross, Net and Callaway (no handicap) scores will determine order of finish and winners.  Note: Gross winners must play from designated tees.

Flights: Men, Woman & Juniors

Tees:  MEN-White WOMEN-Red JUNIOR- fairway designation; Forward Tee option for Net portion only

Handicap:  100% (except for the Callaway division)

Fee: $10

 

INDIVIDUAL POINT QUOTA & SKINS – FLIGHTED

Each player is assigned a point quota based on his handicap that is generally subtracted from 36 (i.e., 10 handicap has a quota of 26). Points are awarded based on Gross Score as follows: 0 points for double bogie or higher, 1 point Bogey, 2 points Par, 4 points Birdie, 6 points for Eagle and 8 points Double Eagle or a Hole-In-One.  Most points accumulated for 18-holes minus the Quota determine winners and order of finish.  There is no gross for this event as it is fully handicapped by the quota. Gross Skins.  

Flights: Determined by Pro Shop based on participation

Tees: White Tees with Forward Tee option.

Handicap:  100% as used for calculating Quotas.

Fee: $10

 

FLIGHT Match Play Championship: (1) Eligibility Requirement applies

Players seeded based on Index within each Flight. There will be (2) 9-hole matches Day1 to determine the two undefeated players who will play an 18-Hole final match on Day2 to determine 1st & 2nd place. Players with one loss move to the Losers Bracket for single elimination 9-Hole matches to determine 3rd place.   

TIE BREAKERS: FINAL 18-Hole Winners Bracket & FINAL 9-Hole Losers Bracket will be sudden death playoff starting at Hole #1/ #10 as directed.  All other 9-hole match ties will be broken by a Sudden Death Chip Off (fewer strokes wins) at the Putting Green: both players chip from a designated area in the rough to a selected pin & then alternate putts until each ball is holed.  If tied, repeat until a winner emerges. 

Winners Bracket: Day1 (2) 9-Hole Matches & Day2 an 18-Hole Final

Day1 9-Hole Match1: 8 players -> 4 Winners advance & 4 Losers drop to losers bracket.

Day1 9-Hole Match2: 4 players -> 2 Winners advance & 2 Losers drop to losers bracket.    

Day2 18-Hole FINAL:  2 finalists -> Winner is Champion & Loser is Runner-Up 2nd place.

 

Losers Bracket: All 9-Hole Matches

Day1 Round 1:  No loser matches

Day1 Round 2: 4 Losers -> 2 Winners advance, and 2 Losers are OUT.

Day2 Round 3: 4 players -> 2 Winners advance, and 2 Losers are OUT.

Day2 Round 4: 2 finalists -> Winner takes 3rd place and Loser is OUT. 

 

Flights: There will be as many flights as needed to accommodate 8 players per flight based on participation

Tees: Flights A&B will play from the Blue Tees and all other Flights from the White Tees Only

Handicap: None — All flights play scratch unless the handicap differential between opponents is 3 or more.  In those cases the higher handicap player will get half of the differential as they fall on the card.

Fee: $20

 

Spring Member/Guest or M/M 2-Man Best Ball – 36 Teams Max.

Invite a Guest or partner up with another member or sign up individually to be paired with a partner, if possible.  Play 18 holes 2-man Best Ball Gross and Net (Guest must have valid GHIN).  The Pro Shop may modify the format (i.e., 2 balls count on par 3’s).   

Flights: 2 Flights – Member/Guest & Member/Member

Tees: White Tees with Forward Tee option.

Handicap: 90% unless the adjusted stroke differential between partners is greater than 8; then 80% handicap applies for both players.

Fee: $25

 

M-M 27-HOLE MEDLEY

Pick your own partner.  This event has flights based on total team handicap and participation.  Play three 9-Hole 2-Man matches as follows: Scramble (at ¼ team handicap), Best Ball (with strokes as they fall on the card), and Chapman Alternate Shot (1/4 handicap.

Flights: Determined by pro shop based on participation.

Tees: White Tees only.

Handicap:  90%   Fee: $20

 

PRESIDENT’S CUP (aka RYDER CUP) – 60 Players Max.

A 2-day event limited to the first 60 players to sign up.  The field is divided into two 30-Man Teams.  Team captains determine all pairings for each match played on a Gross score basis only.  SAT.’s format is two 9-Hole Matches: 2-man Best Ball and then true Alternate Shot (only one golf ball is used), with the winner of each 9-Hole match awarded 2 points. SUN.’s format is an individual 18-Hole Nassau match (Front-Back-Total) with 3 points available: 1 point each for the Front 9, Back 9 and 18-hole Total.  Ties will be awarded a half point.  The team with the most total points wins. 

Flights: None

Tees: White Tees only.

Handicap:  None

Fee: $20

 

2019 ABCD SCRATCH GAME – 2 Best Balls

The Pro Shop will make 4-man teams based on handicap and participation.  Each member of the Team plays his own ball throughout from a different set of tees without handicaps.

A Player: Blue Tees  B Player: White Tees C Player: Green Tees  D Player: RED Tees

The sum of the lowest two gross scores per hole is posted as the Team Score.

Flights: None

Tees: As described above

Handicap:  None (used for pairings only)

Fee: $10

 

Member-Member CHAPMAN ALTERNATE SHOT

Pick your own partner.  Play an 18-Hole 2-man Chapman alternate shot format.  Both partners hit their own drive and each plays the other’s ball for the second shot (including putts on par 3’s if applicable).  On the third shot of a hole, the team selects the best ball and team members alternate shots from that point with the team member whose ball was not selected being the first to play and then alternating shots until the ball is holed.  Team records the lowest gross score on each hole. 

Flights: Determined by Pro Shop based on participation

Tees: White Tees Only

Handicap: 90%

Fee: $10

 

2019 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: Gross or Net Divisions (T) (1)

Entrants must be able to commit to playing two weekends for this event should they prevail during the qualifier.  All members of any handicap are encouraged to participate in one Division:

  • Championship Gross Division from the Blue Tees or
  • Net Division from the White Tees.

 

Both Divisions play a 36-Hole Stroke Play Qualifier with the 4 Low medalists advancing to single elimination 18-Hole Match Play the following weekend to determine the Champion and Runner Up of each division.  Ties, if any, during the stroke play qualifier and 18-hole match play will be broken by sudden death playoff. 

 

Match Play Seeding & Pairings: Once the 4 low qualifiers are determined in each division, they will be seeded 1-4 based on their 36-hole score.  Should any qualifying scores be identical, a flip of a coin will determine seeding.  Initial Match Play Pairings: 1vs4 and 2vs3.

During the two 18-hole qualifying rounds, participants must complete each hole, record his gross score per hole and then post each 18-Hole gross score as a Tournament Score for GHIN according to Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) procedures

The Match Play winner becomes the 2019 CLUB CHAMPION.  

 

During the qualifier, gross score minus full handicap equal net score.  During Match Play, the higher handicap player receives strokes based on 100% handicap differential as they fall on the card, including sudden death. The Match Play winner becomes the 2019 Net Division Champion.

Flights: Gross & Net

Tees: Championship Gross Division – Blue Tees; Net Division – White Tees

Handicap:  Championship Gross Division-None; Net Division – 100%

Fee: $15

 

INDIVIDUAL BEST 15 HOLES

Arrange your own foursome or sign up to be paired up.  Flights & Tees determined by the Pro Shop.  Each entrant plays his own ball for 18-holes and reports his best Gross and Net score for his best 15 holes by dropping his 3 holes.  90% handicap used due to only 15 holes being counted and stroke holes are dotted on the card (in whole numbers only) for use in determining the net score. 

Flights: Determined by Pro Shop based on participation

Tees: White Tees with Forward Tee option.

Handicap: 90%

Fee: $10

 

Simsbury Farms Open: 18-Hole Individual Stroke Play & Skins

Amateur players from anywhere can sign up to play this gross and net event.  A GHIN is required to play in the net portion of this event.  18 holes of  (GROSS AND NET) play.  The Pro shop assigns groups and tee times.  The event will consist of two flights: 1st flight will play from the BLUE TEES (Handicap of approximately 9 or less or no valid GHIN) and the 2nd flight from the WHITE TEES.  

Flights: 2 Flights determined by Pro Shop

Tees: 1st Flight – Blue Tees; 2nd FlightWhite Tees; No Forward Tee option.

Handicap: 100%

Fee: $15

 

ABCD Team POINT QUOTA TOURNAMENT

Refer to the individual point tournament for point awards. This is a team event with a team quota determined by the computer (Pro Shop may flight by team handicap). One score is used from the team of four on each hole.  This is purely a net event.

Flights: Determined by Pro Shop based on participation

Tees: White Tees with Forward Tee option.

Handicap: 80% handicaps are taken into account with the quota calculation.

Fee: $10

 

M-M 2-MAN COMBINED SCORE – FLIGHTED (T)

Pick your own partner.  This event has at least two flights based on participation and total team handicap.  Each partner plays his own ball throughout and records his gross score on each hole, with the Team Score being the SUM of both scores.  Team Gross Score minus Team Handicap equals Team Net Score. Ties, if any, are broken by Combined Score first on the Back9, Front9, Last3, Last6, and then by handicap hole.

Flights: Determined by Pro Shop based on participation

Tees:  All Flights White Tees with Forward Tee Option

Handicap: 100%

Fee: $10

 

4-MAN TEAM – Net 1-2-3

Select your own team or sign up individually to be assigned to a team, if possible.  This event will be Flighted based on total team handicap and participation.  Tournament is a 1-2-3 format whereby each member plays his own ball throughout and records his gross score per hole.  The Team Score per hole is the lowest net score(s) as follows: One score on the par 5’s, Two scores on the par 4’s and Three scores on the par 3’s. Ties, if any, will be broken by Back9, Front9, Last3, Last6, and then by handicap hole.   

Flights: Determined by Pro Shop based on participation

Tees:  White Tees with Forward Tee Option

Handicap: 90%

Fee: $10

 

Fall Member/Guest or M/M 2-Man Best Ball – 36 Teams Max.

Invite a Guest or partner up with another member or sign up individually to be paired with a partner, if possible.  Play 18 holes 2-man Best Ball Gross and Net (Guest must have valid GHIN).  The Pro Shop may modify the format (i.e., 2 balls count on par 3’s).   

Flights: Member/Guest & Member/Member

Tees:  White Tees with Forward Tee Option

Handicap: 90% unless the adjusted stroke differential between partners is greater than 8; then 80%

Fee: $25

 

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: 36-HOLE STROKE PLAY (T) (1)

                      (aka Carl Hill Sr. Championship)

36-hole stroke play within 2 Age Divisions: Seniors (55+); Super Seniors (65+) and Overall Champion from both divisions.  65+ are eligible for overall Championship.  The Low 36-hole Scores determine the winners.  Ties within or across divisions will be decided by a sudden death playoff to determine the Flight winners and overall Senior Champion. All Scores posted as GHIN Tournament.

Flights: 55+ & 65+

Tees:  White Tees Only

Handicap: None

Fee: $15

 

2019 FLIGTED 2-Man Best Ball BLIND DRAW

The Pro Shop will make FLIGHTS and 2-man teams based on handicap range and participation.  The intent is to have players of similar handicap competing against one another as a group/flight, with a maximum of four Flights — A/B/C/D.

Each 2-Man Team will compete Gross & Net against other teams in their flight.  The lowest gross and net score per hole are posted as the Team Score.

Flights: 4 Flights A,B,C,D

Tees:  White Tees with Forward Tee Option

Handicap: 90%  

Fee: $10

 

Individual Gross & Net by Flight (T)

The Pro Shop makes flights and groups based on handicap and participation.  Each entrant plays his own ball for 18 holes of Stroke Play and cards his gross score per hole.  Net score is total gross score minus handicap. Utilize Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) for recording this Tournament Score for GHIN.  Ties, if any, will be broken by Back9, Front9, Last3, Last6, and then by handicap hole. 

Flights: Determined by Pro Shop based on participation

Tees:  White Tees Only

Handicap: 100%  Fee: $10

 

Year End Green Keepers Revenge & Pro Shop Contests

Pick your own foursome or sign up individually to be assigned to a group, if possible.  This event is 3 Best Balls NET per Hole.  The Course set up and contests will be determined by Pro Shop,

Flights: Minimum of 2 Flights determined by Pro Shop based on participation

Tees:  White Tees with Forward Tee Option

Handicap: 90%

Fee: $20

 

2-Man No Scotch  

The Pro Shop makes flights and groups based on handicap and participation. Format is as follow: The two team members each hit drives. They switch balls to play the second strokes (each hitting the other’s drive).

They then select the best position that resulted from the second shots and beginning with their third strokes, they play a scramble into the hole. A Gross & Net score is recorded on each hole.  

Flights: Determined by Pro Shop based on participation

Tees:  White Tees with Forward Tee Option

Handicap: 90%

Fee: $10

 

M/M 2-Man Best Ball Nassau.

Pick your own partner. Teams play 18-Hole Best Ball Gross & Net against the field or flight for the lowest Front 9, Back 9 and Total scores, both Gross and Net.
Flights: Determined by Pro Shop based on participation
Tees: White Tees with Forward Tee Option
Handicap: 90%

Fee: $10

 

Food Share (Turkey Shoot) – 6 Club Challenge

All entrants will play 18-holes of individual stroke play.  Each player selects a maximum of 6 Clubs, which includes the Putter, to play exclusively throughout the entire round.  To avoid disqualification, players should carry only the 6 Clubs selected (use a separate golf bag or remove the other clubs prior to your designated tee time).  Gift certificates are provided for low gross and low net based upon participation.  100% of the entry fee from this event is donated to the Jack Bannon’s Turkey Trot – FoodShare Fundraiser during the Thanksgiving week. 

Flights: None

Tees:  White Tees with Forward Tee Option

Handicap: 100%

Fee: $10