ORLGA 2021List (updated April 7,, 2021)
April 15th to August 31st
FORMAT: The ORLGA President’s Cup Tournament is a flighted Better Net of Partners Match Play event which consists of two-person teams. The tournament will end when all FLIGHTS have determined a winning team. Number of places paid will be dependent upon the number of teams in each flight.
ENTRY FEE: $10 per person ($20 per team). Please place it in the box on Jane Arnold’s porch (6558 Castlebrook Way) before your first match. All prize money will be awarded to winners in each flight.
ELIGIBILITY: Each player must be a dues-paying member of the ORLGA and have a valid handicap in GHIN. Also, the minimum-play rule is in effect for this competition.
PARTICIPATION: Members may sign up as a team or as individuals who will be assigned a partner. (See sign-up instructions below.) Both partners should be able to play the majority of the time frame (April 15th through August 31st) to facilitate greater ease in scheduling matches. You should not be signing up if you have scheduled vacations, surgeries or other commitments that make you unavailable for most of the time.
INDEX DIFFERENTIAL: The maximum partner index differential cannot be greater than 8 as of the handicap updated on April 15th. In addition, at no time can the differential be greater than 8 for handicapping purposes. Should the difference become greater than 8, then the higher handicapped person will be capped at 8 strokes more than the lower.
HANDICAP: All players will receive 90% of their handicap. In each match, the low handicap player has no strokes and the other three players have the difference between their handicap and the low handicap person or Player A. Each player receives strokes from Player A. Appropriate rounding will be used.
FLIGHTING: The flights will be determined based on indexes with an equal number of teams and as balanced as possible. Matches must be played between April 8th and August 31st. If any teams do not complete their matches by August 31st, then they will forfeit the matches not played. If needed, playoffs within flights will be played by September 30th.
SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the signup button below. Just put a check in the box to play and click "Sign Up Now". A second screen will appear to confirm your choice. In the comment section, note your name and the name of your partner- IE: Jane Doe with Mary Smith. (There is no need for Mary Smith to sign up as her name appears next to your name.)
If you are signing up as an individual, note "need a partner" in the comment section.
Should you need to remove your name, just click on the "X" under your name. A second screen will appear reconfirming removal of your name. Click "Yes-Delete". Double check to make sure your name is removed.
WITHDRAWALS: If during the event a team withdraws from the tournament because of family emergency or health related issues, etc., any games the team may have played will be forfeited. If one team member withdraws, the remaining team member may opt to play the remaining matches without the original team member. If a team member has withdrawn before any matches have been played that member may be replaced by another ORLGA member of a similar handicap.
TEE TIMES AND COURSES: Course and Tee Times must be mutually accepted by both teams.
SCORING: All players are expected to record a score for each hole on the scorecard, post a score in GHIN at the end of the round, and place one copy of the scorecard in the Handicap box. The second copy should be placed in the box on Jane Arnold's porch. If a player picks up and does not complete the hole, the player must record either their Most Likely Score (MLS) not to exceed the Net Double Bogey maximum (Double bogey plus your handicap for that hole). In both cases, an X must be added to the score, i.e. 8X
MATCH PLAY: USGA Rule 3.2. Match play is a form of play where a player (or players) plays directly against an opponent (or opponents) in a head-to-head match. You win a hole when one of the teammates completes it in the fewest number of strokes. You (or your opponent) may concede a stroke OR a hole, to each other. If your next stroke has been conceded, you are permitted to putt out, if this may help your partner (for example, by showing them the line for their putt). To win a hole, at least one player on winning team must have holed out.
AWARDS PRESENTATION: ORLGA October Meeting
Maximum Number of Players: 64
Director: Jane Arnold
Sign Up Closes on Monday, April 5, 2021 @ 8:00 PM
6:00am - 11:55pm EDT