Four-Ball Net Rules

Tournament Director: Men’s Club Tournament Director

Tournament Committee: Tournament Director, Rules and Handicap Chair, Director Appointees

Eligibility: Entrants must have been a regular club member for a minimum of six (6) months and have played in at least ten (10) TC Men’s Club events during the past twelve months. Players must hold an amateur status as defined by the United States Golf Association (USGA). Participants must have an established index provided by the Southern California Golf Association. Entrants must be at least 18 years old prior to the start of the tournament.

Handicaps: Club members will play to their lowest local index for the past 12 months. The Tournament Committee using the SCGA slope rating for the courses played will determine the player’s course handicap. The resulting course handicap will be determined for each participant.  The TCI Men’s Golf Club Rules and Competitions Committee reserves the right to adjust a player’s handicap at any time prior to or during the competition.

Tournament Format: The tournament format will be “Four-Ball Net” (two person better ball) and played from the white tees.  Each player receives 85% of their course handicap. If a players lowest Handicap Index is above 18.4, he will play down to 18.4.

The first round pairings will be ordered by ascending total team handicap index. The pairings for the second round will be ordered by ascending net team scores.  In the event of ties, the teams who finished their round first go out first. (first in, first out)

The tournament will consist of two (2) 18-hole rounds of golf. The TCI Men's Club  Four-Ball  champions will be determined by the lowest thirty-six (36) holes cumulative net score. In the event of a first or a second place tie in the aggregate total net scores after the second round the tie breaker will be an eighteen (18) hole "playoff round" between all the entrants with the same aggregate net score.  An alternate tie breaking methodology can be used (e.g. Sudden death playoff, 3-hole playoff, 9-hole playoff, etc.) if it is unanimously agreed between the competitors and the tournament committee. A playoff that ends all square will be played off hole-by-hole until one side wins a hole.

Competition Rules: The rules of Medal Play Golf as established by the USGA, SCGA, and the TC Men’s golf club local rules will apply. All entrants must abide by these rules and if any situations occur which you and your playing competitors cannot resolve, then you must finish the hole (play 2 balls if necessary) and  report the results to the Rules and Handicap Chairman for final resolution.

Entries: Members can sign-up by clicking here

Entry Deadline: The Thursday before the week of the tournament at 6pm.

Dates of Competition: The two rounds (18 holes each) will be played on the last two Wednesdays in May.  If a "playoff round" (18 holes) is required, it will be played, by all of those effected, on the first Wednesday in June.

Awards: Winners will be added to Champion list on club web site.

SCGA Four-Ball Net Championship:  The 1st and 2nd place finishing teams will have their entry fee into the Scga Four-Ball Qualifying event paid for by the Temecula Creek Men's Golf Club.


RGM: 03/09/20