2018 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 designated events allowing Forward Tee Option, which is 1 set ahead of the event’s designated tees.  Handicap adjustment: 1 stroke reduction for handicaps 15 or less and 2 strokes for handicaps 16 or more.  Each player is responsible for notifying the Pro Shop prior to teeing off and adjusting the scorecard for the appropriate stroke reduction, as well as recording his gross score from the actual tees played for GHIN, adjusted per USGA Equitable Stroke Control guidelines.

Championship Eligibility Requirement (1): Player must have played a minimum of TWO (2) SFMC events during 2018 prior to playing a Championship event.

2018 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.  Ties after 18-holes, if any, will be decided by sudden death on the day of each match.  Winners of each bracket will face one another in the Flight Final, with that winner being the Flight Champion.

Sign Up for this event is in the Pro Shop only by May 1st (no eVite), along with a $15 entry fee. 

White Tees will be played by all flights with no Forward Tee Option. 

100% handicap.  Payouts will be for 1st & 2nd in each Flight and runner-up in each Bracket.

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 if needed.  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 the 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.

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

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.  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicaps: 80%.

2-MAN SHAMBLE: FLIGHTED (1A+1B)  /  (1C+1D)

Pro Shop selects teams and foursome within each flight. Flight 1 will have an A player and B player teamed together. Flight 2 will have a C player and D player teamed together.  Both players drive off on each hole (minimum of 6 drives used per player) and then select the best shot from where both players hit their 2nd shot and then play their own ball until each ball is holed. The lowest gross & net scores per hole are recorded as the Team Score.  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicaps: 90%

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.  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicaps: 80%

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 is recorded for the team.  Forward Tee Option: NO & Handicaps: 80%

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).  This event will be divided into flights based on participation.  Points are awarded based on Gross Score as follows: minus ONE (-1) point Triple Bogey or higher, 0 for Double Bogey, 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 and net for this event as it is fully handicapped by the quota.  Gross Skins.  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicaps: 100% as used for calculating Quotas.

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. 

Forward Tee Option: NO and 100% Handicap unless the adjusted stroke differential between partners is greater than 8; then 90% handicap applies to both players.

SIMSBURY BANK INVITATIONAL

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 – MEN: White; WOMEN: Red and JUNIOR: designated in the fairway.  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 the order of finish and winners.

Forward Tee Option, if eligible: YES (for the Net portion only) & 100% Handicap (except for Callaway division).     Note: Gross winners must play from designated tees noted above.

Individual NASSAU TOURNAMENT

Individual event, winners are paid for the low Front 9, Back 9 and Total scores, both Gross and Net.  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap: 100%

FLIGHT Match Play Championship:   (1) Eligibility Requirement applies

There will be as many flights as needed to accommodate 8 players per flight based on participation.  Flights A&B will play from the Blue Tees and all other Flights from the White Tees, with 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.   

Forward Tee Option: NO & Handicaps: None  — All flights play scratch unless the handicap differential between opponents is 3 or more.  In those cases, the higher handicap player will get ½ the differential as they fall on the card.

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. 

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).  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap: 90% unless the adjusted stroke differential between partners is greater than 8; then 80% handicap applies to both players. 

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).  Forward Tee Option: NO & Handicap: 90%.

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.  Forward Tee Option: NO Handicaps: None Tees: Green/White Tees for all players. 

 

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: 54-Hole Stroke or Net Division (T) (1)

Each entrant of any handicap must select only one Division: Championship Gross Division from the Blue Tees or Net Division from the White Tees.   Both divisions play a 36-Hole Qualifier and 18-Hole Final.  Participants must complete each hole and record the gross score per hole.  Each player must then input his ESC score as a Tournament Score for GHIN.  Ties, if any, in final 18-hole round will be broken by sudden death playoff.

 

Club Championship Division: members play Gross from the BLUE TEES.  36 Hole Qualifier: 18-holes Sat. & Sun to determine the low eight 36-hole GROSS scores & ties to advance to an 18-Hole final the following Saturday. The low 54-hole Gross score will become the CLUB CHAMPION.   Forward Tee Option: NO & Handicap: None (all scratch)

Net Division: members play NET from the WHITE TEES.  36-Hole Qualifier: 18-holes Sat. & Sun to determine the low eight 36-hole NET scores & ties to an 18-Hole final the following Saturday. The low 54-hole NET score will become the 54-Hole NET CHAMPION.  Forward Tee Option: NO & Handicap: 100%

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.  All Flights play from the White Tees.  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. Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap: 100% 

2 Man Cha Cha Cha Tournament New format.

Select your own partner. Each partner plays his own ball for 18 Holes.  However, prior to teeing off on Hole #1 each team decides which player’s score will count on the first hole, thus designated Player A. Team Score is determined as follows: Hole#1 Player A score only; Hole#2 Player B score only & Hole#3 the sum of Player A&B scores. Then repeat this sequence through 18 holes by recording both gross and net scores per hole.   Ties, if any, will be broken by Back9, Front9, Last3, Last6, and then by handicap hole.  It’s helpful to keep two scorecards to verify Team Scores. 

Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap: 100%.

Simsbury Farms Open: 18-Hole 2-Man Best Ball & 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 TWO-MAN BEST BALL (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 (combined handicap of 18 or less or no valid GHIN) and the 2nd flight from the WHITE TEES (combined handicap of 19 or greater). 

Forward Tee Option: NO & Handicap: 90% unless the adjusted stroke differential between partners is greater than 8; then 80% handicap applies to both players.

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 and the 80% handicaps are taken into account with the quota calculation.  Forward Tee Option: YES.

36-Hole Member-Member Best Ball & Skins – FLIGHTED

Pick your own partner. Play 36 holes of Best Ball Gross and Net over two days. This event will be flighted based total Team handicap and participation.  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap 90%. 

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. 

Forward Tee Option: NO & 90% team handicap will be deducted from the gross score.

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).  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap: 90% unless the adjusted stroke differential between partners is greater than 8; then 80% handicap applies to both players. 

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 points wins. 

Forward Tee Option: NO & Handicaps: None. Tees: White for all players.

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.  The 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.  It’s helpful to keep two scorecards to verify Team Scores.  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap: 90%.

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. 

Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap: 100%   

FINAL SHOTGUN & AWARDS EVENT

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 Pro Shop may add individual skins and/or modify the format slightly. 

Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap: 90%.  Cookout, Meeting & Awards immediately following golf.

INDIVIDUAL BEST 16 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 16 holes by dropping his worst hole on the front9 & back9.  90% handicap used due to only 16 holes being counted and stroke holes are dotted on the card (in whole numbers only) for use in determining the net score. 

Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap: 90%

2-Man SHAMBLE & Skins–36 Teams Max.

Both players drive off on each hole (minimum of 6 drives used per player) and then select the best shot from where both players hit their 2nd shot and then repeat for subsequent shots until a ball is holed. The lowest gross & net scores per hole are recorded as the Team Score. 

Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicaps: 90%

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 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.  Forward Tee Option: YES & Handicap: 100%