Format: 18 hole competition between 2-person teams.
Play will be conducted with all teams playing in the same flight without reference to handicaps. Tees appropriate to age or gender of players to be used accordingly. We have found that the great levelling factor is the alternate shot format. Overall champion to be decided by sudden death shootout following play, foursomes format, with the winning team playing against ties, or in the event of no ties the first-place team competing against the second-place team.
The tournament will be played in the Scotch Foursome format. In Scotch foursomes, both players on a side tee off. Players A and B each hit a drive, the better of the two drives is selected, and then A and B play alternate shot until the ball is holed. Who hits the second shot? The player whose drive was not selected. If A’s drive is the one the team decides to use, then B plays the second stroke.
Women are encouraged to form or join teams, either as all women or co-ed, teams. Women will compete from the forward tees. In the case of a coed team, her partner will compete from the tee appropriate to his age
Equipment: Hickory shafted clubs manufactured before 1935 or reproductions of same approved by SOHG. There is no limit to the number of clubs. Players may share clubs during tournament play. Cell phones and/or distance measuring devices are not permitted during play.
Awards: Winners and runners up in each flight, plus winners of overall championship.
Players are responsible for forming their own teams and submitting completed applications that include both players. For players losing a partner to unexpected emergencies, or for players without a partner, the tournament committee will make every effort to help. Each player must submit a handicap, be it regular GHIN or hickory. Players without a handicap will be assigned one by the tournament committee, and placed in a bracket using the best available information.
Entry fee: $60 /player; $120 /team
Non-playing spouse or significant other for daily food service: $12
Hickory Club Rental Fee: $ 40.00
Trade Show tables:
1st table: free
2nd table: $ 15.00
Note: If players wish to play a Friday practice round they must make their own arrangements with the Copley Golf Club. Note that all Friday rounds must be completed by 5 p.m. due to Copley league schedules. Practice Round Fees: 9 holes: $15.00. 18 Holes: $23.00. Cart fees: 18 holes $13.00, 9 holes $9.00. Payable to Copley Golf Club.
Application Form: The participant registration form can be downloaded here.
Application Deadline: May 26th, 2018 or contact tournament committee.
Checks should be made payable to the Vermont Hickory Golf Association. To pay via PayPal send funds to firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed forms should be mailed to:
Treasurer, Vermont Hickory Golf Association
1229 Center Road
Hyde Park, VT 05655
Tom Wawrzeniak: Twarsaw1@aol.com
Bob Titterton: email@example.com
9:30am = Group photos and tournament rules
10:00am = Shotgun start
1:00pm = Finish
1:30: Championship between flights (sudden death)
2:00pm = Trade show
2:30pm = Banquet Dinner and awards
Water, fruit and protein bars will be available at the turn