Thursday Group Rules

Universal Rules
  1. The regular rules of golf apply
  2. Full course handicaps will be used unless otherwise stipulated.
  3. Use the preprinted scorecards if available; if not, use a course furnished card
  4. If a course furnished scorecard is used; each player's last name, GHIN number, full course handicap and allowance handicap must be on the card to prevent disqualification
  5. All strokes are to be taken in the order assigned on the score card
  6. For example, a player with a three stroke handicap takes them on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd handicap holes
  7. All scorecards must be signed by the scorer, attested by another player and dated to avoid disqualification
  8. SLOW PLAY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE PLAY BE RESPONSIBLE - KEEP UP THE PACE OF PLAY. You will be considered playing slow or out of position if:
    • Your group reaches the tee of a Par 3 hole and the green is clear.
    • Your group fails to clear the tee of a Par 4 hole before the preceding group clears the putting green.
    • Your group arrives at the tee of a Par 5 hole when the preceding group is on the putting green.
    • If your group is out of position as stipulated above you must pick up your pace of play and get back into position. If you do not get back into position within the next hole played, your slow play will be reported to the tournament chairman. All players in your group will then be subject to penalty strokes or possible disqualification from the tournament. A pattern of slow play will result in loss of playing privileges for 2 consecutive home events for which you signup for



1-2-3 Waltz
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 4 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. Event handicaps will be calculated using the USGA recommended allowances: Men: 90% of full course handicap, Women: 95% of full course handicap
  5. One score card will be kept for each team
  6. For the 1st hole the best NET score of the team will be recorded in the space provided on the card beneath the players names and in the 1st hole column
  7. For the 2nd hole the sum of the two best NET scores of the team will be recorded in the space provided on the card
  8. For the 3rd hole the sum of the three best NET scores of the team will be recorded in the scoring row in the 3rd hole column
  9. Repeat the above process for the remainder of the holes, using the best NET score for the 4th hole, 2 best NET scores for the 5th hole, 3 best NET scores for the 6th hole and so on until the round is completed
  10. At the end of the round total the 1-2-3 Waltz scores and record the result in the space provided on the card
  11. Post your ADJUSTED GROSS score as a regular round
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1 Best Ball of Foursome
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 4 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. Event handicaps will be calculated using the USGA recommended allowances: Men: 80% of full course handicap, Women: 90% of full course handicap
  5. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  6. Select the best NET score of the 4-some for each hole and record space provided on the card
  7. At the end of the round total the best ball NET scores. Record the result in the space provided on the card
  8. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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2 Best Balls of Foursome
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 4 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. Event handicaps will be calculated using the USGA recommended allowances: Men: 90% of full course handicap, Women: 95% of full course handicap
  5. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  6. Using the allowance handicaps, total the 2 best NET scores of the 4-some for each hole and record in the space provided on the card
  7. At the end of the round total all 2 best ball NET scores. Record the result in the space provided on the card
  8. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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2-Player Alternate Shot (Pinehurst)
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 2 player team event
  3. Scores will be kept for each 2 man team
  4. Handicap Allowance: The player with the lower handicap is allowed 60 percent of their course handicap (rounded). The player with the higher handicap is allowed 40 percent of their course handicap (rounded). Add the allowed handicaps to get the team handicap
  5. Both team members tee off on every hole
  6. Each plays the partner's ball for the second shot. After the second shot, the partners select the ball with which they wish to score. Either partner may make the third shot but that ball must then be played alternately to complete the hole
  7. The team is penalized 2 strokes if a player hits out of turn once the third shot has been taken. The order of play is not changed if a player incurs a penalty. Play must return to the proper order which means the person who hit out of order also plays the next shot
  8. Record the team's GROSS score for each hole
  9. Figure the NET score by subtracting the team's ALLOWED handicap from the total gross score and enter the result in the space provided on the card
  10. DO NOT post the score
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4 Ball Stroke Play
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 2 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball, recording a gross score for every hole
  4. For SCGA Competitions: The lowest index of the last six revisions shall be used during each phase of the competition. If a player's lowest index within the last six revisions is above an 18.4, he or she will play to an 18.4
  5. Event handicaps will be calculated using the USGA recommended allowances: Men: 90% of full course handicap, Women: 95% of full course handicap. If the allowance handicap difference is more than eight strokes an additional 10 percent reduction must be applied to the course handicap of each member of the advantaged side.
  6. A score will be kept for each team
  7. Select the best NET score of partners for each hole and record on the card beneath the player's names and in the column of the hole played
  8. Enter the team total NET score in the space provided on the card
  9. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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3 Best Balls of Foursome
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 4 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball and records a gross score for every hole
  4. One score card will be kept for each team
  5. Total the 3 best NET scores of the team for each hole and record in the space provided on the card beneath the players names and in the column of the hole played
  6. At the end of the round, total the 3 best ball NET scores recording the result in the space provided on the card
  7. Post your ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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6 Hole Best Ball Eclectic
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 4 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for each hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. Event handicaps will be calculated using the USGA recommended allowances: Men: 90% of full course handicap, Women: 95% of full course handicap
  6. Total the NET best ball score(s) of the team for each hole and record in the space provided on the card:
    • Holes 1 – 6......1 best ball of team
    • Holes 7 – 12.....2 best balls of team
    • Holes 13 – 18.....3 best balls of team
  7. At the end of the round, total the best ball NET scores recording the result in the space provide on the card
  8. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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9 Best Holes Front or Back – 1/2 Handicap
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an individual event
  3. Each player plays his own ball, recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. Following the round select the best total GROSS score of either the front nine or back nine holes played and subtract ½ the course handicap (do not round off). Enter this score in the space provided on the score card
  6. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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9 Best Holes - 2 Par 3's, 2 Par 5's, 5 Par 4's
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an individual event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. Following the round, select the 9 best gross scores and record them in the space provided on the preprinted card
  6. The selection must consist of 2 par 3 holes, 2 par 5 holes and 5 par 4 holes
  7. Total the selected scores for each player, subtract ½ of their handicap (do not round off) and enter the result in the space provided on the preprinted card
  8. If course furnished cards are used; do the following: 1) Circle the selected scores for each player. 2) Total the selected scores, subtract ½ of their handicap (do not round off) and enter the result in any available space obvious to the player’s name and circle it
  9. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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Best Ball of A/B and C/D
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 4 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball and records a GROSS score for every hole
  4. Event handicaps will be calculated using the USGA recommended allowances: Men: 90% of full course handicap, Women: 95% of full course handicap
  5. One score card will be kept for each team
  6. Form pairs as follows: the 2 lowest handicap players of the 4-some will be the A & B pair. The remaining 2 players will be the C & D pair. The lowest handicap will be the “A” player and on up to the “D” player who will be the highest handicap player
  7. The “A” player will be the first player listed on the card with the “B”, “C” and “D” players following in order
  8. Select the best NET score of EACH PAIR for each hole, add them together and record in the space provided on the card just beneath the player’s names and in the column of the hole played
  9. At the end of the round total the BEST BALL NET scores, record the result in the space provided on the card
  10. Post your ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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Criss Cross - 1/2 Handicap
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an individual event
  3. Each player plays his own ball and records a gross score for every hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. Following the round, select the best 9 GROSS scores as follows: hole 1 or 10; 2 or 11; 3 or 12; and so on. Enter in space provided just below the regular scoring row and in the column of the hole selected
  6. Total the scores selected – this is your Criss Cross Gross Score
  7. Divide your full handicap by 2 (do not round off) and subtract the result from your Criss Cross Gross Score – this is your Criss Cross Net Score. Enter the scores & handicap in the spaces proved on the card
  8. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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Cross Country - 1/2 Handicap
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an individual event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. Following the round, select the best 9 Gross scores as follows: hole 1 or 18; 2 or 17; 3 or 16; and so on. Enter in space provided just below the regular scoring row and in the column of the hole selected
  6. Total the scores selected – this is your Cross Country Gross Score
  7. Total the NET scores selected and record the result in the space provided on the card
  8. Divide your full handicap by 2 (do not round off) and subtract the result from your Cross Country Gross Score – this is your Cross Country Net Score. Enter the scores & handicap in the spaces proved on the card
  9. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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Designated Ball + 1 Best Ball of 3
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 4 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. Event handicaps will be calculated using the USGA recommended allowances: Men: 90% of full course handicap, Women: 95% of full course handicap
  5. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  6. The 1st player listed on the card will be the “Designated Ball" for the 1st, 5th, 9th, 13th & 17th holes. His NET score must be used on each of those holes
  7. The 2nd player on the card will be the “Designated Ball" for the 2nd, 6th, 10th, 14th, & 18th holes. His NET score must be used on each of those holes. Repeat the process for the remaining 2 players
  8. Total the NET scores of the “Designated Ball" player and the best ball of the remaining 3 players for each hole and record in the space provided on the card
  9. At the end of the round total the “Designated Ball" NET scores and the best ball NET scores. Record the result in space provided on the card
  10. Post your ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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Designated Ball + 2 Best Balls of 3
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 4 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. The 1st player listed on the card will be the “Designated Ball" for the 1st, 5th, 9th, 13th & 17th holes. His or her NET score must be used on each of those holes
  6. The 2nd player on the card will be the “Designated Ball" for the 2nd, 6th, 10th, 14th, & 18th holes. His or her NET score must be used on each of those holes. Repeat the process for the remaining 2 players
  7. Total the NET scores of the “Designated Ball" player and the 2 Best Balls of the remaining 3 players for each hole and record in the space provided on the card
  8. At the end of the round total the “Designated Ball" NET scores and the 2 Best Ball NET scores. Record the result in space provided on the card
  9. Post your ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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Low Net - Discount 1 Hole
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an individual event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. Figure the tournament score as follows:
    • Subtract the full handicap from the total gross score. This is the NET score
    • Subtract the worst gross score from the NET score. This is the DISCOUNTED NET score
    • Enter the DISCOUNTED NET score in the space provided on the score card
  6. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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Low Net - Discount 2 Holes
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an individual event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. Figure the tournament score as follows:
    • Subtract the full handicap from the total gross score. This is the NET score
    • Subtract the 2 worst gross scores from the NET score (1 from the front 9 & 1 from the back 9 & circle the selected scores.) This is the DISCOUNTED NET score
    • Enter the DISCOUNTED NET score in the space provided on the score card
  6. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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Individual Low Net
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an individual event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A full course handicap will be used for this event
  5. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  6. Figure the NET score by subtracting your course handicap from the total gross score and enter the result in the space provided on the card
  7. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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1 Player Scramble
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an individual event using a “Scramble” and “Single Mulligan” format.
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. A player can use 1 mulligan on each hole
  6. Mulligans can be used on any shot from tee through the green, including putts
  7. If a mulligan is taken, the player places that ball within 1 club-length of where the preceding shot was played, but no closer to the hole
  8. The 1 club-length rule must be applied as follows:
    • Cannot be used to remove ball from a hazard
    • Cannot be used to remove ball from a bunker
    • Cannot be used to move ball from rough to fairway
    • Cannot be used to move ball onto the green
    • Cannot be used on the green
    • Can be used to get relief from a tree or divot etc
  9. Other than the Mulligan shots all other shots must be played as they lie
  10. Unused Mulligans cannot be carried forward
  11. The decision to use or not use a mulligan must be made on the spot immediately after a shot is played (no provisional shots allowed)
  12. You DO NOT have to play the mulligan if the original shot was better
  13. Maximum score allowed on each hole is a NET bogey
  14. If 2 balls on the same hole are hit out-of-bounds or lost, then the player will be given the maximum score allowed; a NET bogey
  15. The net score for both men and women will be calculated by subtracting 70% of your full course handicap from the total gross score. Enter the result in the space provided on the card q
  16. DO NOT post the round
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2 Player Scramble
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 2 player team event
  3. Single players can play but are not eligible for awards
  4. Divide the team into players A (Lower Handicap) and B. Multiply Player A handicap by 0.35, Player B by 0.15 and round off to 1 decimal place. Add the products together to get the 2 player team handicap, rounded to 1 decimal place.
  5. The team gross score for each hole must be recorded in the space provided on the score card beneath the player’s names of the hole played
  6. Each player shall tee off. Pick the best shot. Balls may be lifted, cleaned and placed within one club length of the selected ball. Each will hit from that spot
  7. The 1 club-length rule must be applied as follows:
    • Cannot be used to remove ball from a hazard
    • Cannot be used to remove ball from a bunker
    • Cannot be used to move ball from rough to fairway
    • Cannot be used to move ball onto the green
    • Cannot be used on the green
    • Can be used to get relief from a tree or divot etc
  8. Play continues in this fashion until the team has reached the green
  9. Upon reaching the green, mark the ball of choice. Each player will putt from that spot continuing until the ball is holed. A player may tap in a close putt before his partner attempts the putt. If the partner then makes his putt, the tap-in doesn’t count but the partner’s does. If the partner misses his putt, the tap-in then counts. Balls not marked on the green can’t be used as putting choice
  10. Continue play as above for the all 18 holes with each player driving on each hole. At least 6 drives must be used for each player. Par 3 hole drives count
  11. KEEP TRACK of the drives used by each player
  12. At the end of the round total the gross scores, subtract the team handicap, and record the result in the space provided on the card
  13. DO NOT post the score
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4 Player Scramble
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a team event with 4 players on each team
  3. 4 Player Team Handicap
    • Divide the team into players A, B, C and D. Player A will be the low handicap player then B and so on
    • Multiply player A handicap by 0.2, player B by 0.15, player C by 0.1 and player D by 0.05. Round off to 1 decimal
    • Add the products together to get the 4 player team handicap, rounded to 1 decimal
    3 Player Team Handicap
    • Divide the team into players A, B, and C. Player A will be the low handicap player then B and so on
    • Multiply player A handicap by 0.25, player B by 0.2 and player C by 0.1. Round off to 1 decimal
    • Add the products together to get the 3 player team handicap, rounded to 1 decimal
  4. Teams with only 2 players are not eligible for awards but may play
  5. The team gross score for each hole must be recorded in the space provided on the card beneath the player’s names and in the column of the hole played
  6. Players shall tee off. Pick the best shot. The players may lift, clean and place their ball within one club length of the selected ball. Each will hit from that spot
  7. The 1 club-length rule must be applied as follows:
    • Cannot be used to remove ball from a hazard
    • Cannot be used to remove ball from a bunker
    • Cannot be used to move ball from rough to fairway
    • Cannot be used to move ball onto the green
    • Cannot be used on the green
    • Can be used to get relief from a tree or divot etc
  8. Play continues in this fashion until the team has reached the green
  9. Upon reaching the green, mark the ball of choice. Each player will putt from that spot continuing the process until the ball is holed. A player may tap in a close putt before his partner attempts the putt. If the partner then makes his putt, the tap-in doesn’t count but the partner’s does. If the partner misses his putt, the tap-in then counts. Balls not marked on the green cannot be used as putting choice
  10. Continue this play for the all 18 holes with each player driving on each hole. For teams with 4 players, at least 3 drives must be used for each player. For teams with 3 players at least 4 drives must be used for each player. Par 3 hole drives can be used
  11. KEEP TRACK of the drives used by each player or be disqualified
  12. At the end of the round total the gross scores, subtract the team handicap, and record the result in the space provided on the card
  13. DO NOT post the score
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Stableford (Modified)
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an individual event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A full course handicap will be used for this event
  5. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  6. Record a NET score for each hole in the row just below the player’s gross score
  7. Directly under the net scores; enter the Stableford points based on NET par as shown in the following table:

    Net ScorePoints
    Two or more over net par-2
    One over net par0
    Net par1
    One under net par3
    Two or more under net par6

  8. Total the points and enter in the space provided on the card
  9. Post the ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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Total Net Score of Partners
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 2 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A full course handicap for each player will be used for this event
  5. A score will be kept for each team
  6. Players must complete each hole or the team will be disqualified
  7. Figure the TEAM NET score as follows: Total each player’s gross score and subtract his (her) full handicap to get each player's net score. Add the 2 net scores together to get the team net score. If a “NP+X” score is used; add that score to the player's score to get the team net score. Example: for a 72 par course with a rating of 4 (NP+4); the net score would be
  8. If the player shot a 74 net score; the team net score would be 76 + 74 = 150. Enter the TEAM NET score in the space provided on the card
  9. Post your ADJUSTED GROSS score as a REGULAR round
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3-2-1 Cha Cha Cha
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is a 4 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. Event handicaps will be calculated using the USGA recommended allowances: Men: 90% of full course handicap, Women: 95% of full course handicap
  5. One score card will be kept for each team
  6. For the 1st hole; the sum of the 3 best NET scores of the team will be recorded in the space provided on the card in the 1st hole column
  7. For the 2nd hole; the sum of the 2 best NET scores of the team will be recorded in the space provided on the card in the 2nd hole column
  8. For the 3rd hole; the best NET score of the team will be recorded in the space provided on the card in the 3rd hole column
  9. Repeat the above process for the remainder of the holes, using the 3 best NET scores for the 4th hole, 2 best NET scores for the 5th hole, the best NET score for the 6th hole and so on until the round is completed
  10. Upon completion total the scores, record the result in the space provided on the card
  11. Post your ADJUSTED GROSS score as a regular round
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Turkey Shoot
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an individual event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. Figure the NET score by subtracting your course handicap from the total gross score and enter the result in the space provided on the card
  6. Post the adjusted score as a REGULAR round
  7. Gift certificates will be awarded at the course to those players who card a NET score of 72 or less. But, do not despair; we will continue to payoff for higher net scores if we have gift certificates remaining. Net scores of 75 have received awards in the past. Those with the higher net scores who qualify for an award will be notified ASAP
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Hero-Bum
  1. The Universal Rules Apply
  2. This is an 4 player team event
  3. Each player plays his own ball recording a gross score for every hole
  4. A score card will be kept for each 4-some
  5. Event handicaps will be calculated using the USGA recommended allowances: Men: 90% of full course handicap, Women: 95% of full course handicap
  6. Total the LOWEST NET SCORE (Hero) + the HIGHEST NET SCORE (Bum) of the team for each hole and record in the space provided just below the player's gross scores in the column of the hole played
  7. Figure the NET score by subtracting your course handicap from the total gross score and enter the result in the space provided on the card
  8. The total team score will be the sum of the Hero + Bum net scores recorded. Enter the total score in the space provided on the card
  9. Post the adjusted score as a REGULAR round
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