Format: 2 Person Best Ball
Play will be Men White Tees & Ladies Red Tees
Players will play to 50% of their full index. For each match, the lowest handicap player will play at scratch and each of the other three players in the group will receive the full difference in strokes between their course handicap and that of the lowest handicapped player.
The top two teams with the most points will play week 6 for the championship.
Match Play Rules & Local Rules
Representation of side: A side may be represented by one partner for all or any part of a match; all partners need not to be present. An absent partner may join a match between holes, but not during play of a hole.
Order of Play:
The side whose ball lies furthest from the hole plays first. Balls belonging to the same Side may be played in the order the Side considers best. If a player plays when his opponent should have played, there is no penalty, but the opponent may immediately require the player to cancel the stroke so made and, in correct order , play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played.
Out of Bounds: defined by white stakes & perimeter fencing of all homes.
Local Rule E-5:
“When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance.
For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in this relief area (see Rule 14.3):
Two Estimated Reference Points:
a. Ball Reference Point: The point where the original ball is estimated to have:
Come to rest on the course, or
Last crossed the edge of the course boundary to go out of bounds.
b. Fairway Reference Point: The point of fairway of the hole being played that is nearest to the ball reference point, but is not nearer the hole than the ball reference point.
For purposes of this Local Rule, “fairway” means any area of grass in the general area that is cut to fairway height or less.
If a ball is estimated to be lost on the course or last crossed the edge of the course boundary short of the fairway, the fairway reference point may be a grass path or a teeing ground for the hole being played cut to fairway height or less.