RULES FOR PLAY – January 2018

1. We want to keep our events to about four hours (less, if possible); therefore the following rules are established:

a. PLAY READY GOLF! When you get to your ball, play it unless someone else is ready to hit.  If possible,

cart-mates should park their cart midway between their balls and then each walk to their ball. This will speed

the pace of the game. Observe "Honors" only on the green and then only if it does not unduly slow the pace

of the game. Case in point: The last player to hit onto the green is also the first to putt; however, he is physically

many yards away. DO YOU WAIT FOR HIM? NO! Whoever is ready should begin putting. We are not playing a

professional tournament. We want everyone to enjoy our golf. Waiting around is not fun.

b. It is not necessary for everyone to stay on the green while others putt. If you are finished, move on to the next hole.

2. USGA rules apply except as modified by local course rules and/or instructions given before starting play.

4. All course handicaps will be based on the GHIN handicap index.  All Competing players must have a current GHIN handicap.

5. Treat the course well. We may want to come back again. Rake the bunkers, repair divots and ball marks. Do not drive

carts into restricted areas.

6. Play the ball down unless notified otherwise before play.

7. In case of a dispute regarding a played ball, play two balls, keeping both scores. The problem will be resolved after

the end of play with the involved parties, the resident pro, and club officials.

8. ELECTRONIC MEASURING DEVICES (EMDs):  Will be allowed during the championships provided they do not give

information regarding slope, elevation or wind. 

9. The prize fund will be awarded through host facility gift certificates or through player’s home courses.

10. There will not be any score card playoffs to determine gift certificate winners. In the event of ties the following

procedure will be followed for disposition of payouts. If there is a two (2) way tie for 1st place, then 1st and 2nd place

winnings will be added together and the sum divided equally between the two players. If there is a three (3) way tie

for 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winnings will be added together and the sum equally divided between the

three players. The same procedure will be used for all place ties.


Scoring will be either ZIA Quota or ZIA Net.

Like in regular Quota, scoring is based on earning as many points as you can.
Your Quota is determined by subtracting your handicap from 36.
Example:  if your handicap is 22, then your quota is 14. (36-22=14).

Mark your gross score on the score card, and the scorer's table will figure it out.
If at the end of your round you have earned 18 points, you are plus 4 (18-14=+4)
If at the end of your round you have earned 14 points, you are even (14-14=0)
If at the end of your round you have earned 12 points, you are minus 2 (12-14=-2)
Points are earned as mentioned above.  The more plus (+) your are, the better.
Scoring will be:
+6 points for Eagle
+4 points for birdie
+2 points for par
+1 points for bogie
0 points for double bogie
holed out
-1 points for triple bogie.  Pick up at this point and mark an x in the score box.
Play your own ball, write your score per hole, but pick up when double par for a hole has been reached.

 (Whether on the green, trap, water, rough, fairway, or tee box) mark the score and add an x next to the maximum score in the score box.

Par 3 ... Double par is a 6.  If you are putting for 6 pick up and move on.  Mark 6 with an x for the score.
Par 4 ... Double par is an 8.  If you are putting for 8 pick up and move on.  Mark 8 with an x for the score.
Par 5 ... Double par is a 10.  
If you are putting for 10 pick up and move on.  Mark 10 with an x for the score.





We will also have a voluntary SKINS game to enter the day of the meet.  Entry will be $10 per person

of which $5 will go towards Gross Skins and $5 to Net Skins.  The skins payoff will remain in each

flight. For example the skins will be determined for the first flight, second flight and third flight independently.

The handicap per hole will be the same no matter which tee you play from.

We might introduce 50/50 putting contest.  50% of the pot goes to the winner the other half to add

to the championship purse.

2018 will be a fun year for all with the new Hybred and Forward Tees.  Let’s all get a friend to join us. 

The more players we get the more $$$ in the payoffs.

Go to the link concerning the “Membership App” and the “Entry Forms”.  Remember we need the

Entry Forms mailed in at least 7 days in advance. 

The two Alto courses are limited to 40 players…get you entries in early.

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