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2-Man Match Medal

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Rules:
  • Format: 2-man teams play hole-by-hole matches throughout the season as determined by the brackets. The team with the lowest total net score wins each hole (or holes are halved if tied).  The winning team of each match advances to the next round.  
  • Members must compete from the blue tees unless approved to play forward for the 2017 season (see Forward Tee Policy).
  • If competing from different tee boxes, a white tee player's course handicap (from the white tees) should be decreased by two per USGA guidelines (and be compared against the other players' blue tee course handicaps).   
  • Matches must be played at Brown Deer prior to due dates on a weekend unless all players unanimously agree to play at another course and/or on a weekday. 
  • USGA rules of golf for stroke play apply and disputes shall be handled accordingly.
  • Any player without a current WSGA handicap index at the time of a match must compete as a scratch.
  • Use current handicap indexes to determine course handicaps.  The player with the lowest handicap should always play as a scratch.  Reduce the course handicaps of three members by the course handicap of the member with the lowest handicap.   Handicap strokes should be allocated at 100% according to the scorecard rankings of the course played.
    • For example, assume that members with indexes of 5.5, 10.5, 15.5 and 20.5 are competing.  Also, the player with an index of 20.5 will be competing from the white tees.
    • Indexes should first be converted to course handicaps of 6 for Member A, 12 for Member B, 17 for Member C (from the blue tees) and 22 for Member D (from the white tees).  Member D's course handicap would be reduced by 2 strokes to 20 to compensate for the different tee boxes played (resulting in a 3 stroke reduction relative to Member D's blue tee course handicap of 23).   For details regarding the adjustment for players competing from different tee boxes, click here and view the bottom of the page.
    • For the match, Member A would play at scratch.  Members B, C and D would play with course handicaps of 6 (blue tees), 11 (blue tees) and 14 (white tees), respectively.  So Member B would receive one stroke on holes ranked 1-6.  Member C would receive one stroke on holes ranked 1-11.  Member D would receive one stroke on holes ranked 1-14.
  • All deadlines must be met, or both teams will be disqualified.  In the event of a tie after 18-holes, the following rules apply:
    • Members should request permission from the starter to play a sudden death playoff starting on hole #1.  If starting on hole #1 isn't feasible, the pro shop will attempt to suggest a different starting hole.  Regardless of the starting hole as dictated by the pro shop, handicap strokes should again be allocated as they fall on the card.       
    • If the above does not resolve the Match, it shall be considered a tie and the Match should be played over. A one week grace period will be granted if necessary.
    • If the Match is still unresolved, the team with the lowest net team Medal Score for the initial 18 holes is the winner.
  • If a player is disabled prior to the first Match, another member may replace him. Once the first match is played, there can be no substitutions of players for any reason.