The 2015 Scottsdale Golf Club Round-Up Gentlemen’s Member-Guest has been scheduled for April 22-25, 2015. Registration will be available beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16th on ForeTees under the “events” tab or by calling the Scottsdale Golf Club Golf Shop at 480.342.7210. We recommend signing up online as phone lines will likely be busy. Entries will not be accepted prior to 7:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16th so please mark your calendars and plan on registering in a timely fashion. The entry deadline is Friday, February 6th, 2015 at midnight.
Based on Member survey results this year’s Scottsdale private golf club Round-Up will be returning to the popular five nine-hole match play format played in past DC Ranch Member-Guests from 2000-2012. The field will be limited to 72 Scottsdale golf club teams. Should entries exceed the 72 team maximum; teams will be accepted based upon the following point system; 1 point will be given for each year that a member has participated in past Round-Up Tournaments and 1 point for members who registered for past events but did not get into the field. Teams not making it into the 72 team for 2015 will receive priority entry into the 2016 Round-Up field. The remainder of the 2016 field will be filled based on the point system.
Teams that make it into this year’s field will receive confirmation on Saturday, February 7th. Teams not making it into the field will also be notified and will be placed on an alternate list in order by the number of points they have, and then by the date and time in which their entry was received on Scottsdale Country Club ForeTees. Once the deadline of February 6th has passed teams in the field will be asked to provide their Guest’s information.
The entry fee for the 2015 golf club Round-Up is $1,400 per team. A $700 deposit will be placed on your February statement. The remaining balance of the entry fee will be placed on your March statement. Deposits are non-refundable after April 1st.
Included below for your review is the schedule of events and general Scottsdale Golf Club tournament information. We have added a few new twists to this year’s tournament which we believe you will enjoy including a new way to determine our 2015 Golf Club Overall Champions. We are very excited and look forward to hosting you and your special guest this year. We hope you can join us!
Scottsdale Country Club Championship Format
The Scottsdale Country Club tournament will consist of two-man teams divided into flights of six teams based on combined team handicap indexes. Each team will play five nine-hole matches within their flight to determine the flight champion. Flight champions qualify to compete for the Overall Championship to be played during the 6th and final nine-hole round. The sixth and final nine-hole round will be a two-person modified chapman format (select drive alternate shot).
Teams not qualifying for the Overall Scottsdale Country Club Championship will also play a 6th nine-hole round in a separate competition to be scored using the same format as the Overall Championship round for a separate cash purse based on the specific nine-holes they are playing.
Nine-hole matches will be played using the four-ball match play format. In four-ball match play, the better ball of the partners will be played against the better ball of the other two players. A hole is won by the team who holes the ball in the fewest NET strokes.
Play will be from the Blue or Blue/White tees based on flight. Players over 70 years of age may choose to play the White tees for the appropriate reduction per USGA guidelines.
Teams will receive 1 point for each hole won, ½ point for each hole halved, and 0 points for each hole lost. Each match has a total of 9 possible points. This scoring format requires that teams play all nine holes in each match regardless of the number of holes won or lost. Flight Champions will be determined by total points won and not by win/loss record.
HandicapsThe course handicap of all four players in each match is reduced by the course handicap of the player with the lowest handicap, who then plays from scratch. All indexes will be course adjusted and divided by half to determine the nine-hole handicap for each player. Nine-hole adjustments will not be rounded and half strokes will be given where appropriate.
The maximum handicap index and course handicap differential between partners is 10. If the differential is greater than 10, the higher handicap will be adjusted down to maintain the 10 stroke differential. Every player is responsible for playing with his correct handicap index as of April 15, 2015. The committee makes its best effort to obtain correct handicaps. If there is an error, it is the responsibility of the player to report it to the committee immediately. The Tournament Committee has the responsibility to adjust handicaps based on the USGA Exceptional Score Probability Table.