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Nickesquire
GK Cup Rules of Competition Guidelines
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Must be a member of Greenskeeper.org to be eligible to compete.

Can no longer use the GK Scoretracker. Must be a format that calculates the best 8 of 20 most current scores @ 100%. We need all competitors handicaps being calculated the same way, utilizing the same adjustments to scores.

** If you have been exclusively using the GK Score Tracker, you can convert your last 10 scores on the Score Tracker into a USGA GHIN Index if you join the SCGA GK Golf Club.

** $25 entry fee per player to help defer the expense of Greenskeeper hosting a GK Cup.**

**If you are a member of our SCGA GK Golf Club your $25 entry fee is waived.**

Greenskeeper.org will handle all payments through a link to be posted soon or VENMO to @John-Hakim-4

https://blog.greenskeeper.org/product/gk-golf-club-scga-ghin-membership /


Message: Nickesquire on Greenskeeper.org or Email: Nick Byrd at nickesquire@hotmail.com if you are not already on the eligible list of opponents.

Please provide your information for the following:
• Greenskeeper.org username
• Last Name
• First Name
• City
• Phone
• E-mail Contact (personal E-mail)
• Current USGA/GHIN Index #

Individual match play using the handicapped net score for each player to determine the winner of each hole. This is an individual net match play event played under the match play rules as determined by the USGA**.

**Recent POP alterations to strict tournament OB/lost balls are acceptable in the GK Cup. Not required to go back to the previous spot and rehit if no provisional was played. Just +2 to score to account for the normal stroke/distance penalty.

All competitors are expected to post all rounds played and maintain current handicap indexes. One through a governing body now uses the best 8 @ 100% of the last 20 scores. Scoretracker is no longer acceptable because it uses the old system of the best 10 at 96% of the last 20 like GHIN's used to before changes a few years ago. Need to keep them consistent for all competitors. So please post all your rounds, using net double bogey as your adjustment guideline. We always use the most current update on all participants indexes, their 20 most current rounds played. GHIN now updates daily, so score posted yesterday show up as current today.

It is the responsibility of all competitors to have current and verifiable handicap information for their opponent. It is the responsibility of the match opponents to request and verify current handicap information. Screenshots that include the current index plus the date and place of the competitors most 20 current rounds are recommended. Preferably BEFORE the match so all parties can determine course handicaps and the stroke differences for each set of tees that may be utilized.

All competitors may play any set of tees they choose, with course handicaps for tee differences adjusted accordingly.

All competitors shall figure their COURSE Handicap based on the tees they are playing. You can find your course handicap for each tee box using the Handicap Calculator on https://www.usga.org/course-handicap-calculator.html or going to Ghin.com.

The player with the lower course handicap of the match will receive zero handicap strokes in GK Cup matches. The opponent with the higher handicap will have their course handicap reduced by the amount of the lower course handicap in the match.

Example:

Player A is playing the Whites and after all tee and handicap adjustments has a course handicap of 7.
Player B is playing the Blacks and after all tee and handicap adjustments has a course handicap of 16.

Player A as the lower course handicap gets 0 handicap strokes in this match.
Player B is 16-7 = 9 handicap strokes in this match. One stroke on the 1-9 handicap holes.

Anyone 19 above after subtractions for the lower course handicap will start receiving 2 strokes on the #1 handicap hole until they have received their allotted amount of handicap strokes.

It is critical that all participants play all matches under the same set of guidelines/rules. All matches are a one on one format.

1-All participants are a member of the SCGA GK Golf Club, or
2-All participants have paid their $25 entry fee.

AND

All participants have established an active index meeting the above guidelines with a minimum of 10 scores.

These requirements have to be met before the parties are eligible to play in GK Cup 17.


Pool play can start forthwith and shall conclude on August 31, 2021. All pool play matches must be reported by 8/31/21 to count.

Semi Final and Final matches should be held in September, 2021 on courses selected by Greenskeeper.org. @ a date/time TBD.

Each participant sets up their own matches. Maximum of one match v. 8 different opponents. 8 matches maximum in preliminary pool play.

Match points awarded on a three point system. 1 point for the front 9 winner, 1 point for the back 9 winner, 1 point for the overall 18 hole winner. No tiebreakers, any ties result in 1/2 point awarded per player.

Four highest point totals after pool play advance to the semi finals for a knock out round to determine the finalists. 1 v. 4 and 2 v. 3 seeds play in the semi finals.

Tie breaker to advance (or for 1-4 seeds) if one or more players are tied after pool play:

1-Head to head total points won if tied players played each other. If inapplicable or still tied,
2-Player that wins the most overall matches, if still tied,
3-Player that posts their final point first, if still tied,
4-18 hole match to determine who advances.

This is meant to be a friendly competition. We should never receive complaints from any competitor about an opponent throwing clubs in anger. If this happens, the offender will forfeit match points. Repeated violations will result in removal from the GK Cup.

If the front 9 is already concluded before any incident of this nature occurs, that point stands as is. The front 9 "match" has already concluded. No basis to retroactively change that point result for something that occurred after that part of the match was concluded.

If the front 9 match is still ongoing, participant loses that hole and every remaining hole on the front for the front 9 match result and they also forfeit the overall match point.

They still start the back 9 even and are eligible for that point only.

If the incident occurs on the back 9, they lose every remaining hole from that point forward and forfeit the overall match point.

This is meant to be punitive. Common sense here. I think we all know the difference in flipping a club 5' to your bag and hurling it 50 yards down a fairway. Since in most GK Cup matches it will only be the two competitors present, it is up to the competitor to call a penalty on his opponent if this occurs. It was forewarned and is being enforced that there is zero tolerance for club throwing in the GK Cup.

Point of emphasis added: Going back over a decade, we have had challenges getting all participants to accurately and fully post their rounds played. We need to ensure that everyone is posting their rounds. Tracking all rounds you play your own ball for 9+ holes is pretty inclusive. We cannot have any participants going many rounds not adding their score(s) and using non current handicaps.

COVID Sand Trap Guidelines removed, no longer needed. 7/7/21.

[[Edited by Nickesquire on Wednesday July 7, 2021 7:56 PM]]
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The goal has always been long and straight! But since I can no longer hit them long, hopefully straighter could be achieved more than occasionally?
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dconnally
RE: GK Cup 17 Rules of Competition Guidelines

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Wednesday April 7, 2021 10:19 AM
OK, so what changed since this was last posted?
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Remember, we could be at work!!
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Itslikeimsayin
RE: GK Cup 17 Rules of Competition Guidelines
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Wednesday April 7, 2021 12:28 PM
And while we're at it, why do so many of Nick's posts disappear and reappear further down in the thread from where they were originally?

I suspect he has some unusual editing process that's causing it, but I've never been sure.
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Nickesquire
RE: GK Cup 17 Rules of Competition Guidelines
GK Event: Played in a GK Event SCGA GK Golf Club: Member GKGC EAGLE: GKGC Eagle Supporter

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Wednesday April 7, 2021 5:39 PM
QUOTED  OK, so what changed since this was last posted?


QUOTED  And while we're at it, why do so many of Nick's posts disappear and reappear further down in the thread from where they were originally?

I suspect he has some unusual editing process that's causing it, but I've never been sure.


Pretty simple actually. If I notice anything incorrect or anyone advises me anything is incorrect, I make the effort to correct it.
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The goal has always been long and straight! But since I can no longer hit them long, hopefully straighter could be achieved more than occasionally?
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dconnally
RE: GK Cup 17 Rules of Competition Guidelines

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Wednesday April 7, 2021 6:01 PM
OK, so what did you change or correct that’s different from the original post?
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Remember, we could be at work!!
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Nickesquire
RE: GK Cup 17 Rules of Competition Guidelines
GK Event: Played in a GK Event SCGA GK Golf Club: Member GKGC EAGLE: GKGC Eagle Supporter

Member Since:
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Wednesday April 7, 2021 6:47 PM
Forgot to add the part that if anyone throws clubs in anger, they are disqualified.
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The goal has always been long and straight! But since I can no longer hit them long, hopefully straighter could be achieved more than occasionally?
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Itslikeimsayin
RE: GK Cup 17 Rules of Competition Guidelines
GK Event: Played in a GK Event GKGC BIRDIE: GKGC Birdie Supporter SCGA GK Golf Club: Member

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Wednesday April 7, 2021 8:28 PM
QUOTED  Pretty simple actually. If I notice anything incorrect or anyone advises me anything is incorrect, I make the effort to correct it.


But if you edit a post, it doesn't become the newest post on the thread (like yours often do). It stays where it is. Do you delete and re-post?
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