Twilight League Thu 4/26 - Thu 8/23
|Description:||Teams compete in the Playoff for the Twilight League in single elimination match play.|
|Award:||Cash Prizes to playoff teams|
Individual/Team Match Play
- Eligibility requires that you be a member in good standing of the Ouilmette Golf Club and that you have a current established USGA handicap.
- The field will consist of 18 teams who will play 17 weeks of match play each week on Thursdays. There will be three weeks of championship and consolation matches after the regular season matches and one final match for the championship.
- A member can submit an entry form to play with his own team, to be placed on a team, or to serve as a substitute.
- Entry fee will be $425 per team. There is no fee for substitutes.
- Each match will be competed for 20 available points with 36 matches per team over the course of the season.
- There will be a mid-season BBQ on June 30 for all twilight league participants.
2018 Twilight League Rules
- Twilight League players must be full members of the OGC in good standing and have a current USGA handicap. All full members of the OGC are eligible to substitute.
- Twilight League matches are played according to USGA, Wilmette Golf Club, and OGC rules from the gold tees. Handicaps will be adjusted according to guidelines of the USGA Handicap System.
- Twilight League competition is individual match play where one player competes against another player. Members of the same team are not partners in Twilight League matches. They are outside agencies with respect to each other within the group. During a round, no one can provide any counsel or suggestion that could influence a player in determining his play, the choice of club or the method of making a stroke. Giving or asking for advice will result in the loss of the hole.
- Spectators will be allowed to follow Twilight League matches only if the players are in complete agreement before the beginning of the match. Statements or actions by an outside agency in an attempt to provide assistance or an unfair advantage will result in the loss of hole for the player. In this case, the spectator will no longer be allowed to follow the match on the golf course and will return to the clubhouse. No caddies are allowed in the Twilight League.
- All putts must be holed out unless the hole or a stroke is conceded.
- Each match will compete for 20 points: 2 points for winning the hole, 1 point for halving the hole; plus 2 points for winning the match, or 1 point for each player if the number of holes won in the match is equal.
- Twilight League handicaps are halved and rounded up to the nearest whole number. The low handicap players from each team are opponents as are the respective high handicap players. Handicap strokes are applied where appropriate and points are awarded on all scores net of handicap.
- It is each team’s responsibility to provide two players for a match. If one or both players from a team do not show for a match and do not provide substitute player(s), the team will be penalized -5 points per man. The opposing team or player begins at +6 points against the card and will play for a maximum of 20 points. In this case there will be no extra points awarded for a win.
- If an opponent arrives after his match has started, he may join the match up to the start of the fourth hole. He will have lost all the holes for which he was not present and the points will be awarded to his opponent. Once the group completes teeing off on the fourth hole, the late player may join the group but will not have any status in the match and be penalized -5 points. His opponent shall continue playing against the card.
- Pace of play - You are expected to complete your weekly match in two hours and ten minutes, and finish the match within nine minutes of the group preceding yours. Failure to do so can result in a -5 point penalty for both teams in the match.
- It is the responsibility of every player to check the Twilight League scorecard for accuracy once nine holes are completed. All scores and points are final once the scorecard has been turned in to the tournament official at the end of the round.
- It is the responsibility of every player to post his nine hole score at the end of the round on the CDGA handicap system in the Pro Shop or online via the CDGA website at http://www.cdga.org/