Tournament signups are to be done via the Tournament Registration page on the website www.trga.org. Signups will be accepted until 5pm the Wednesday before the tournament date (and reset for the next tournament after that deadline).
Anyone wanting to participate after the deadline should email their request to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be added if space allows.
Tee Times and Pairings will be emailed to all current members and will also be available on the website by 5PM the Thursday before each tournament
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tee time to check in for the tournament and pay any tournament fees and get your official scorecard (we will have a table set up to the side). Green fees and/or carts are to be paid separately at the course counter.
For each FULL FIELD tournament (minimum 80 players):
There will be no more than 4 similarly sized flights based on handicap index.
Winnings will be as follows for both Gross and Net scores in each flight and be determined in the following order:
1st Gross, 1st Net ---- $45 each
2nd Gross, 2nd Net ---- $35 each
3rd Gross, 3rd Net ---- $25 each
4th Gross, 4th Net ---- $15 each
First Place ties will be broken using the USGA method (last 9, 6, 3, 1) - all other ties will be shown
All team tournaments will be Net Only
All official side games will be separated into two pools, 1st & 2nd Flights and 3rd & 4th Flights
Closest to the Pin: a minimum $20 for each closest to the pin (4 for 1st & 2nd Flights and 4 for 3rd & 4th Flights)
Skins: a minimum $300 ($150 for 1st & 2nd Flights and $150 for 3rd & 4th Flights) will be divided equally between any player(s) that win a hole outright in their respective pool.
All winnings (tournament and side games) will be paid via gift card (Metro Parks, Edwin Watts or Dick’s Sporting Goods) or TRGA credit (can be saved and used for entry fees and cashed out at the end of the year)
Each hole in one will receive an equal share of the hole in one pool at the end of the year banquet. The total pool is set by the total number of members x $5.
If you have a rules questions or need a ruling and are unable to find a board member, please call Steve Counce at 615-668-8364.
If you are unable to find an immediate rules answer (or we need to look it up), please play 2 balls for the remainder of that hole, noting which is being played under which rule. We will determine the appropriate score in the clubhouse.
LOCAL RULES IN PLACE
Maximum TRIPLE BOGEY – if you reach a triple bogey before finishing a hole, pick up and move to next hole
Local Rule 1 – If a ball is lost or out of bounds, as an alternative to stroke-and-distance relief, Model Local Rule E-5 may be used. For instance, a player may drop a ball within two club-lengths, but not nearer the hole, of the nearest edge of the fairway at an equal distance from the hole to where the ball was believed to be lost or went out of bounds and add two penalty strokes. This Local Rule may not be used: 1) if a provisional ball is in play, or 2) for a ball in a penalty area, or 3) for an unplayable ball.
Local Rule 2 – If a ball is determined to be in a bare spot with no grass under the ball, a player may determine the nearest point of relief and drop a ball within one club-length, but not nearer the hole. This option is not available in bunkers, for an unplayable ball or in any penalty area.
Local Rule 3 - Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 16.1. The player also has these extra options to take relief when such immovable obstructions are close to the putting green and on the line of play (such as sprinkler heads): Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is:
On the line of play, and is:
Within two club-lengths of the putting green, and
Within two club-lengths of the ball.
Exception – No Relief If Line of Play Clearly Unreasonable. There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.
Local Rule 4 - Temporary Immovable Obstructions (“TIOs”) such as fans, fountains and electric boxes.
This Local Rule provides an additional relief option that is not allowed from immovable obstructions, although the player can still choose to treat the TIO as if it were an immovable obstruction and use the relief procedures available in Rule 16.
The additional relief provided by this Local Rule includes the ability for a player to take relief when the TIO is located on the straight line between his or her ball and the hole (known as “line of sight relief”) by moving sideways, keeping the same distance from the hole, so that the TIO is no longer between the player's ball and the hole (also known as moving along the “equidistant arc”).
When a player takes relief from a TIO, whether under this Local Rule or the relief procedures in Rule 16, the player is guaranteed complete relief from physical interference. But only when relief is taken using the additional relief option under this Local Rule will the player be guaranteed complete relief from the TIO being on his or her line of sight.
Local Rule 5 – In bunkers, you may choose to lift, rake and replace as close to the original location as possible. You must attempt to recreate the lie as closely as possible.
On the course tips:
All players are required to confirm and sign for their score before turning in the card.
All putts must be holed out.
Play the same ball from the teeing ground into the hole. Change only when the rules allow.
Play the ball as it lies (unless under lift, clean and place)
Enter only tournament scores on the tournament scorecard – use course cards for any personal use.
Enter scores on the scorecard at the next tee
Pay or determine any side bets after your round of golf
While you are permitted to ask and share yardages from/with fellow competitors, please do not request shot or club selection advice.
Play at a reasonable pace (18 holes should take 4 hours total)
If you fall behind, use the continuous putt and ready golf rules until caught up.
Be ready to play when it is your turn
Don't wait to hit your second shot on a par 5 unless you clearly can reach the players in front of you. In other words, if you have a 250 yard shot left to the green and you've never hit a 250 yard shot, chances are you won't this time either.
If you fall behind, you will receive a warning from a board member or authorized marshal. You will have 2 holes to catch up fully. If not caught up after 2 holes, each member of your group will be assessed 2 penalty strokes.
Pay attention to the group behind you, especially when leaving a green.
Replace divots, repair ball marks and rake bunkers.
Don't move or talk while someone in your group is hitting the ball (or about to hit).
Don't walk across the line of another player's putt on the green.
Don't hold up other players.