JAGA Monthly Meeting Golf Rules
Established by the Executive Board on October 11, 2010
(Updated February 2020)
- All play is governed by USGA Rules except as otherwise noted below or as directed at the meetings. JAGA Rules of Play are in effect except where overridden by the rules below.
- Teams are formed from the reservations made by Officers or Directors. In order to play golf, the Officer or Director must also attend the business meeting.
- Officers and Directors may not request to play with any other Officer or Director. They may request to play with ONE guest maximum. Other guests are paired on a different team. Exceptions must be approved by the JAGA President.
- Players in the ‘game’ for prizes must have verifiable USGA handicap indexes. Officers, Directors and guests who do not have verifiable USGA handicap indexes, may play golf but they are not in the ‘game’ for prizes.
- The VP-Administration will submit a list with the names of those Officers, Directors and guests who wish to play golf 2-3 days in advance of the meeting date. All teams will be randomly arranged by the host golf professional staff. The host golf professional will be instructed on the nature of the game, prizes, blind draws to fill foursomes, pre-golf announcements, etc.
- Players are paired with the other members of their team for the ‘game’.
- Players may select the tees they wish to play from as offered on the JAGA website. Submitted USGA indexes are converted to course handicaps for the set of tees selected in accordance with the USGA Handicap System. Select your tees carefully! Tees cannot be changed at the meeting.
- Unless otherwise announced, the ‘game’ will be the 2 best balls net of a team’s players on each hole and the 18-hole net scores then totaled to determine the team score. Hole net scores are determined by applying handicap stroke(s) on applicable holes and subtracting them from their gross score on that hole. Ex: a player has a 10 handicap and the hole he/she is playing is identified on the scorecard as the No. 9 handicap hole (9th hardest hole on the course). This player would subtract one stroke from his gross score to determine his net score on that hole. The team’s net score for each hole will be the sum of their 2 best balls net (i.e., 2 lowest net scores combined).
- NOTE: A player should pick up on a hole once it becomes apparent he can no longer help his team on that hole. A player who picks up should record a score in accordance with USGA rules for incomplete holes and also put an ‘X’ in the score-box. This is considered an ‘X-out’ hole. Each team must have 2 legitimate net scores (not X-outs) on each hole. Any team which does have 2 legitimate net scores on every hole is automatically disqualified.
- Threesome teams are filled with a fourth player, after play but prior to awards, by the host golf professional staff. via a blind draw from that day’s roster of players who are not the team of three. If the original threesome had two ‘X-outs’ on any hole, the Director will assure that the player drawn does not also have an X-out on that same hole. A new player is drawn until the team has two legitimate net scores on each hole. The player drawn to fill a team receives a winner’s certificate if that team places in the money.
- The team with the lowest team score for 18 holes, as determined above, is the winner, next lowest is second place, etc.
- Ties will be broken as follows:
-First tiebreaker – the sum of the two best balls net for the back 9 (holes 10-18)
-Second tiebreaker – the sum of the two best balls net for the last 6 holes (13-18)
-Third tiebreaker – the sum of the two best balls net for the last 3 holes (16-18)
-Fourth tiebreaker – coin toss
- Prize money is $10.00 ($15 for some special events) per player, which is included in the meeting fee. Prizes are gift certificates from the host golf shop purchased with the prize money except for some events in which professionals are paid in cash. Prize amounts and places paid will be based on the number of players. Generally, 1st place will pay no more than $75 per player and the last prize awarded will no less than $20 per player. Within those guidelines, the VP-Administration or his designee, will determine the number and amounts of prizes.Prizes for the GM, Pro & GS Tournament and the JAGA Club Championship will be set by the JAGA Tournament Committee.
- Rain-outs and other cancellations – In the event that meeting golf is canceled after the club has been paid, JAGA has purchased prize certificates, and not ALL teams have completed their rounds, prizes will be awarded by lottery drawing from the teams that are present. Partial teams are only awarded prizes for those players present. Any remaining certificates will be awarded at the next meeting.