Holly Challenge Begins April 2rd
This is a match play event played on the Holly Course. Signup and a separate entry fee are required. Players will be placed in flights of eight and flight winners will play in the flight champion’s round.
|Sign-up:||Open to all PMGA members. Open Date February 27th – Close Date March 25th
Signup for the tournament will be online during the month of March 2019
March 24th is the final day for signup; no entries will be accepted after this date.
|Entry Fee:||$15 Checks should be made payable to “PMGA” (with the notation that the fee is for the Holly Challenge) and left in the slotted box in the locker room. Please submit entry fee prior by the cut-off date to insureyour participation in the tournament.|
|Field||Two Divisions – Middle (white) tee and Forward (gold) tee|
|Format:||An extended, handicapped Match Play tournament held on the Holly Course. Each player will be responsible for arranging his own match with his opponent for each round. Ladder formatted pairing sheets will be kept up to date and posted in the locker room. Based on signups per division, a qualifying round may be required and the matches will be based on player indexes.
Dates for each round is as follows:
Qualifying Round – 4/1 – 4/15
** Players are encouraged to play their match on PMGA days when the PMGA plays the Holly Course. On those days notify the pro shop that you will be playing your Holly Challenge match and you will not be placed in the PMGA weekly game.
After the flight winners have been determined, there will be a play-off among flight champions to determine the Champion in each division. The flight champion’s tournament will be played between August 19th and September 25th.
|Tees:||Players play the tees based on the PMGA Tee Policy as of January 1 of current year.|
|Handicaps:||Strokes during actual match play within each flight will be based on the current bi-monthly USGA index. Net stroke play will be off the low handicap competitor. Competitors are responsible for verifying participant’s handicaps. Handicap holes are played as defined on the card even if you start on the back nine.|
|Pairings:||See format above.|
|Flights:||The number of flights will be based on the number of players in each division. Your flight placement will be based on your April 1st index.|
|Posting:||Report the results of each match by noting the date and result of the match on the tournament pairing sheet posted in the locker room. (example John Public, 4/22, 3 and 2) If a match is not played, or a player forfeits a match by the end of the allotted time, the forfeiting players will be eliminated and the next opponent will receive a bye for the next match.
Each match must be played within each period. Ample time has been allowed for the matches to be played. However if the players cannot come to an agreement on a date of play and neither player can play when the other wants to, the player who can play the final day of a round, gets a tee time and reports to the pro shop to play, is declared the winner.
If neither player shows up to play the match, both forfeit.
For handicap purposes, post scores as Tournament rounds. For conceded putts and unfinished holes use “most likely score” according to USGA guidelines.
|Prizes:||Prize money by each division and will be awarded at the PMGA finale in November to each flight winner and each runner-up. Overall winner and runner-up will receive additional prize money. The names of the flight winners and the overall champion will be engraved on the permanent plaque kept in the locker room.|
|Tournament Chairman:||Bob Behnke, phone 910-255-0470, e-mail email@example.com|
The Medal Series Begins March 14, 2018
The Medal Series Championship is individual stroke play over a number of designated events. Signup and a separate entry fee are required. Players are divided into four flights. Points are awarded for the relative placing of their Gross and Net scores within their flight each time they play. These points accumulate during the year, and the flight leaders are recognized at the Medal Series Team Championship Finale.
For the ten scheduled events players will be divided into four (4) flights based on your handicap range.
|Sign-up:||Open to all PMGA members. Open Date February 12th – Closed Date March 8th This event starts March 14th.|
|Entry Fee:||The entry fee will be $30, and must be paid before the start of play. This fee will cover all prize money (pay out to approximately 40% of the field) and the year-end Medal Series Championship with refreshments.|
|Field Limit:||The field is not limited.|
|Format:||The Medal Series competition is a year long event from April to October. There will be ten (10) scheduled events. Check the calendar for dates when this event will be running concurrently with PMGA peer play days.
Players will be divided into four (4) flights based on your handicap. Competition will be individual stroke play within your flight. For each event points will be awarded for the relative placing of your Gross and Net scores (ex. 10 points – 1st, 9 points – 2nd,…, 1 point – 10th place each time you play) and these points accumulate during the year.
For each competitor the best six events with the highest amount of points will be used to determine your year-end total. Standings in the net division of each flight are used to qualify players for the Team Championship which is held October 15 – 17, 2019. In the event of a tie, the low net score for the six rounds used to develop the rankings in the Medal Series will be used to break ties for all flights. If the first low net is tied, then the next low net will be used and so on until tie is broken.
|Course:||Magnolia and Holly (played concurrent with PMGA peer play)|
|Tees:||Flights will use the White or Gold tees based on eligibility.|
|Handicaps:||For the ten scheduled events, the competition will be individual stroke play within your flight. Your handicap for Medal Series scoring will be the same as Peer Play day.|
|Pairings:||See Format above. Pairings arranged by the Pro Shop as part of PMGA Peer Day.|
|Posting:||Each event should be recorded as a tournament round.|
|Prizes:||Prize money will be awarded for Gross and Net place finishers in each flight. Approximately 40% of the field will receive prize money.|
|Tournament Chairman:||Medal Series – Bob Cormier, phone 910-420-2425, e-mail- firstname.lastname@example.org|
Medal Series Team Championship Oct. 15, 16, 17 2019
The Medal Series Team Championship is a competition between the four flights of the season long Medal Series tournament. Players from each flight at the end of the season play will qualify and play as a team. The format is match play. The total points accumulated over the three days of competition decide the team championship.
|Sign-up:||Flight Teams from the Medal Series.|
|Entry Fee:||The entry fee is included in the Medal Series fee.|
|Field Limit:||Field limited to four teams (flights) – number of players based on Medal Series entries. The participants in each flight qualify by accumulation the most net points in six of ten Medal Series events.|
|Format:||The Three Day Medal Series Team Championship will be a competition between the four flights of the season long Medal Series tournament. The players with the highest accumulated net points from each net flight at the end of the season will qualify and play as a team.
The low net score for the six rounds used in the Medal Series will break ties for all flights. If the first low net is tied, then the next low net will be used and so on until the tie is broken. The format is a three day round robin match play competition. Each team (flight) will play each other over three days. The Captain for each flight will be chosen based on the final individual standings as follows: 1st low net, 1st low gross, 2nd low gross, etc. based on his willingness to serve as Flight Captain.
Each round will consist of nine holes of foursome’s match play and nine holes of four-ball match play. The total points accumulated over the three days of competition decide the team championship, 1 point for each hole won, ½ point for each hole halved.
|Course:||Magnolia and Holly (played concur with PMGA peer play)|
|Tees:||All flights will use the White, Hybrid (White/Gold) or Gold, tees|
|Handicaps:||The championship competition will be match play off the low handicap using the USGA recommended method.
For Four-Ball Match Play, two play their better ball against the better ball of two other players. The low handicap player plays scratch and each of the three other players is allowed 100 percent of the difference.
For Foursome Match Play partners play alternately from the teeing grounds and alternately during the play of each hole. The lower handicapped side competes at scratch. Each team handicap is established by taking 50% of the sum of the individual handicap at 100%.
|Pairings:||See format above.|
|Flights:||For the ten scheduled Medal Series events, players will be divided into four (4) flights based on your handicap.|
|Prizes:||The names of the Medal Series Championship flight winners will be engraved on the permanent plaque kept in the locker room.|
|Food:||Beverages during the Medal Series Championship.|
|Tournament Chair:||Ed Rackowski, 910-215-0312, email@example.com
Pete Nehlsen, 910-215-9558, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blazer Tournament Begins April 1, 2019
The Blazer Tournament is a two-man team handicapped match play event (net better ball). Signup and a separate entry fee are required. The field is divided into flights based on the low handicap player on each team. Flight winning teams play single elimination for the Overall Championship. Flight winners receive awards and the champion team members receive blazers at the annual Finale in November.
|Sign-up:||Open to all PMGA members. Open Date February 26th – Close date March 24th. Teams can sign up on our Web Site. Singles are welcome to sign up at the Pro Shop and will be paired, if at all possible.|
|Entry Fee:||$15 per person/$30 per team. $15 checks should be made payable to “PMGA” (with the notation that the fee is for the Blazer) and left in the slotted box in the locker room. Entry fee must be paid before the start of play.|
|Field Limit:||64 two-man teams.|
|Format:||The Blazer tournament will be two-man team match play off the low handicap player using the USGA recommended method. For Four-Ball Match Play, two play their better ball against the better ball of two other players. The low handicap player plays scratch and each of the three other players is allowed 100 percent of the difference. The field will be divided into flights based on the low handicap player on each team. Ladder-formatted pairing sheets will be kept up to date and posted in the locker room.
Each match must be played within a one month period. Ample time has been allowed for the matches to be played, however if the teams can not come to an agreement on the date of play and neither team can play when the other wants to, whichever team shows up and plays before the last day will be declared the winner. If neither team shows up, both forfeit.
While the format of the tournament is better ball of a two-man team, if one team member is unable to play, his partner may play the match for his team. Also one member can play one member. If the match is not played, both teams will forfeit. Teams must play within the scheduled round dates in order to win a forfeit.
If there is to be a forfeit, you must notify the tournament chairman Frank Bishop BEFORE you play your round. Without this notification, and resulting discussion, the round will be invalid and no forfeit will be awarded.
Round 1: April 11 – May 1
|Course:||To facilitate potential scheduling conflicts the Blazer Tournament elimination rounds may be played on either the Holly Course or the Magnolia Course provided both teams agree with the match venue. If agreement is not forthcoming, between the two teams, the default course designation is the Magnolia. Flight Championships shall be decided only on the Magnolia Course. The overall Championship match shall be decided only on the Magnolia Course.|
|Tees:||All competitors will use the white tees, hybrid tees or gold tees based on eligibility and handicaps will be adjusted accordingly. Players using hybrid tees or gold tees will use them for all matches.|
|Handicaps:||Handicaps will be those in effect on the day of play (based on your bi-monthly index). We will play at 100% of a player’s handicap. Strokes will be based on the low handicap in a foursome. There will be no penalty for handicap differentials on a team. Scorecards must be signed by all players competing in a match. Incomplete, incorrect or unsigned cards will be grounds for disqualification of a team. Competitors are responsible for verifying participant’s handicaps. Handicap holes are played as defined on the card even if you start on the back nine.|
|Pairings:||See format above.|
|Flights:||Teams will be flighted by team handicap. Competition will consist of flights of eight teams each. The number of fights will be determined by the number of teams participating.|
|Posting:||For handicap purposes, post scores as Tournament rounds|
|Prizes:||Prize money will be awarded at the PMGA final in November to the Championship Team, runners-up and flight winners. The championship team members will also receive blazers at the annual Finale in November. The names of the flight winners and the overall champion will also be engraved on the permanent plaque kept in the locker room.|
|Food:||Beverages will be provided for the final championship blazer match.|
|Tournament Chairman:||TBD each year|