BAYARD MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION LEAGUE RULES 2019
The league follows USGA rules and local Chimney Rock Golf Course rules.
In addition, the members have voted on the following rules.
League Dues: $75.00 for Team Members, $35.00 for Substitutes, plus $5.00 for steak
League members are responsible to pay for their league dues. League members are responsible for their course membership or green fees when playing on the men’s league. Dues should be paid by the first night of league play. Members with dues not paid prior to start of the third night will not be allowed to play or receive points until dues are paid. Their competition will play against par* to earn their points. Dues for substitutes should be paid within two weeks of the first day that they play.
The league will be limited to 28 teams.
The league will start on April 25, 2019 and run 16 weeks with an extra week for rain outs to August 15, 2019. The extra week could be used for a fun night or to make up a rain out date. The championships round is tentatively scheduled to be played on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Thursday, August 22, 2019, and Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
Steak night for members will be on the last night of the first half and a make up night the following week.
League play consists of a two member team competing against another two member team. If a team member is absent, the present player can use a substitute or play alone against the other team. Team members cannot combine scores played at different times or different days.
All members will start play establishing their handicap on the first night that they play. No points will be awarded the first night of league. A player will not receive points until the following week that they establish their handicap.
Play can start at 4:00 PM and must start by 5:45 PM.
Senior players 70 years of age and older may play from the red tees. Senior players must make this choice at the beginning of the season and must continue through the end of the season.
To help keep play moving the following rule applies. If a group is approaching the green or on the green, do not start your play in front of them. You may start your play after they tee off or else find another hole which is not backed up.
To help keep play moving the following rule applies. The new USGA rule applies. If a player hits a ball out of bounds, he must drop a ball at the point that the ball went out of bounds and continue play from that point with a 2 stroke penalty.
To help keep play moving the following rule applies. A ball hit into the creek on holes 5, 6 and 8, will be played from the designated drop zone after taking the appropriate penalty. The creek on all other holes will be played by USGA rules.
To help keep play moving the following rule applies. There shall be no more than 5 players in a group.
If a team does not show up and on the tee box by the 5:45 deadline, the present team may play on as a twosome to compete for day money and points. Points are earned according to scoring rules below. If a team knows that they are not going to make league play, please call the clubhouse or your opponents for that week and let them know so they don’t have to sit around waiting and can play or join in with another team to compete for points and day money.
If a team can't play on league night and wish to compete for points, they must make a request to the other team prior to scheduled league play. Competition is by mutual agreement. These teams do not compete for day money. Teams must make every effort to play a makeup round prior to Thursday league night for posting purposes. The president must be notified prior to Thursday league night for any exceptions to this rule. If one team forfeits the remaining team plays for points according to scoring rules below.
Any un-gentlemanly conduct by a team member will result in the immediate suspension of the team for that day and the league officers will meet to vote on length of suspension.
The league will use a 5 point scoring system. The A players will play for 2 points, one for Low Net for Match (Stroke) and one for Most Holes Won for Match (Net). The B players will play for 2 points, one for Low Net for Match (Stroke) and one for Most Holes Won for Match (Net). The final point will be 1 point for Team Most Holes Won for Match (Net), for a 5 point total. Points will not be awarded on the first night of league.
If a team does not show up, the present team receives 3 points, a point per player and the team point. That team can earn 2 more points by playing against par*. If an individual does not show up, the present player receives 1 point and can earn 1 more point by playing against par*. If at least one player from each team is present, the team point must be earned. Par* for this scoring will be 38 for individuals and 76 for teams.
Play During Inclement Weather
Rain outs will be called by 3:30 PM by the golf course superintendant. If a weather warning arises after the start of play, the golf course superintendant and clubhouse will call off play. If the weather warning passes in time, play may resume and the round finished.
If play is called off by the superintendant and clubhouse during league and play cannot resume after the weather warning, the following rules apply. If you stop play before you have completed 4 holes you can play the match on another day. A substitute is allowed if the round is played over. If you have played 4 or more holes and have to stop you must finish the round from that point on another day. There can be no substituting players on the remaining round. If one or the other team cannot finish the round on another day, the team that shows up plays against par* to earn the points.
Teams may play a make up round on any other night up to the following Monday night for posting purposes and if one team forfeits the remaining team plays against par* to receive the points.
Day Money – Championship Money
Payouts of the money will be as follows. There will be day money each week for the top 3 teams starting the third week of league play. There will be prize money paid to the top 4 teams, for each of the eight week sessions of play. There will also be prize money paid to the top 4 teams in championship finals. For championship playoffs, the top 4 teams in the first half will play against the top 4 teams in the second half. If a team places in both halves, their position is established in the first half and they earn the place money for the second half. For competition, the next team(s) in line will move up in the second half to play in the championship finals.
Day money on rain outs go back into the league coffers.
Day money to top three teams each week is only available to those teams playing on Thursday night. (Rainouts can be re-scheduled prior to the next Tuesday; however rain-out day money goes to league coffers)
Day money can only be won by a two member team or one team member and a substitute, not by a lone team member. A substitute playing for a team will receive his share of any day money earned.
In the event of a tie for day money in a league match – Score card playoff of team net strokes starting with the most difficult hole, the next most difficult hole, the next most difficult hole, etc.
In the event of a tie for placing in the first half or second half playoffs – Teams will play a sudden death playoff starting on hole # 1 followed by hole # 9 then back to hole # 1 then hole # 9 until a winner is decided.
In the event of a tie in the league championship tournament – Teams will play a sudden death playoff starting on hole # 1 followed by hole # 9 then back to hole # 1 then hole # 9 until a winner is decided.