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2023 Latah Creek Senior Men’s Golf Club Tournaments:
Tournament Schedule: All LCSMGC Tournaments will be played from the Gold Tees on a Tuesday!
April 18th (9:05 – 10:36) Individual Stroke Play Gross & Net (95% of players Course Handicap)
May 9th (9:00 – 10:36) Two Man Best Ball Gross & Net (80% of each player’s Course Handicap)
June 27 th (7:21 – 8:51) Two Man Scramble Gross & Net (35% low + 15% high of Course Handicap)
July 11 th (9:00 – 10:30) Two Man Chapman Gross & Net (60% low + 40% high of Course Handicap)
August 1st (9:00 – 10:30) Two Man Best Ball Gross & Net (80% of each player’s Course Handicap)
August 22nd (9:27 – 10:57) Two Man Scramble Gross & Net (35% low + 15% high of Course Handicap)
September 12th (9:00 – 10:30) Two Man Best Ball Gross & Net (80% of each player’s Course Handicap)
October 3rd (9:00 – 10:30) Two Man Chapman Gross & Net (60% low + 40% high of Course Handicap)
October 24th (9:00 – 10:30) Two Man Scramble Gross & Net (35% low + 15% high of Course Handicap)
All Latah Creek Senior Men’s Golf Club Tournaments request a $10 entry fee. All Entry fee $$ is then paid back to the field.
To calculate your Playing Handicap: Your Handicap Index is converted to a Course Handicap (Golf Tees) then converted to a Playing Handicap (% of Course Handicap) The easiest way to determine your Course Handicap, on any golf course from any set of tees, is to find the laminated sheet (ours is next to the easel at the top of the stairs) select the tees you’re playing that day, look for your index & your course handicap will be next to it. .
The GHIN app. makes it even more simplified once you know the course’s Rating & Slope – Golf Tees 67.3/118 - Par 72
Following the conclusion of each Tournament, the results will be posted (score sheets) on the easel at the top of the stairs in the clubhouse. All $$ payouts will be placed in labeled envelopes & placed behind the front counter.
If you have $$, please pick up your envelope as soon as possible – it’s your $$!!
2023 Latah Creek Men’s Golf Club Senior Tournaments: Requirements – Procedures - Protocols
Participants: All Senior Tournament participants must have a current 2023 Latah Creek Men’s Golf Club Membership, hold & Maintain a USGA GHIN Handicap Index and be 60 years old or will reach their 60th birthday during the 2023 year.
USGA Rules of Golf: All participants ‘are expected to play in the spirit of the game’, conduct themselves with the highest integrity ‘by following the Rules of Golf & applying all penalties through the course of play’ and to display compassion for all fellow participants. Those who fail to follow this simple policy will lose their ability to play in future LCMGC Senior Tournaments.
Posting Scores: All Applicable Tournament Scores to be posted to USGA GHIN will be posted for you. Please do not post your individual scores. I will post all applicable scores before the end of the day on each Tuesday.
Tee Times: All Tournament Participants are required to play within the blocked times made available from the Pro Shop!! Your name must appear on the printed sign-up sheet (which doubles as the Pro Shop’s Tee Sheet) whether you call the Pro Shop or add your name in person. The printed sign-up sheet will be behind the counter one week prior to each Tournament. I will collect the sign-up sheet the Sunday before each Tuesday Tournament! Participants will not be accepted once the sign-up sheet is removed! You will not be able to sign-up Tuesday Morning! To avoid gaps of tee times on the sign-up sheet, whether this means there are twosomes or open times between foursomes, I will combine twosomes to fill times and move foursomes earlier or later to condense the time gaps. I will notify you via email Sunday night or Monday morning if those changes are to be made and affect the time you originally signed up for. You could help me and avoid this manipulation by signing up as foursomes or if you are a twosome, simply add your names to an existing twosome. Please do not sign-up as a single player for Two Man Tournaments, contact me and together we will try to find a partner for you.
Entry Fees: Each participant is required to pay a $10 (cash) entry fee prior to play. Entry fees will be collected the Tuesday morning of Tournament Play. It is greatly appreciated if you bring a $10 bill, $5’s or singles.
Awards: All entry fee $$ will be returned to the field divided equally between Gross and Net. My philosophy for payouts is to simply pay more places to attract more players! For example, our last 18-hole Tournament of 2022, 9-holes chapman & 9-holes scramble, consisted of 15 two-man teams. Dividing the $300 of entries - $150 Gross and $150 Net and paid 5 places deep in each (paying 20 of the 30 players), fifth place finishers received their $10 entry back.
Playing Handicaps: The printed sign-up sheet will be removed from the Pro Shop the Sunday before each scheduled Tuesday Tournament. Individual and Team Playing Handicaps will be calculated using that Monday’s Handicap Index, converted to our Course Handicap (Gold Tees), then adjusted following the USGA Recommended Handicap Allowance (Appendix C) for each Tournament Format.
Score Cards: Official Score Cards will be handed to you/team once entry fees are paid Tuesday morning. Official Score Cards will display player/team names and playing handicap allowance for that day’s tournament format.
Course Set-up: Course conditions will be evaluated prior to the day of play to determine whether special rule(s) are required; lift-clean-& place, ground under repair…All participants will play from the Gold Tee Markers as they are positioned on the day of play.
USGA Rules of Golf and Local Rules: All Tournament Players will follow the USGA Rules of Golf. Latah Creek currently does not have any existing Local Rules that deviate from USGA Rules of Golf.
Tom C Walker
Latah Creek Men’s Golf Club Handicap Chairman