Northern California Golf Association
2019 Weekend Net Tour
The Course at Wente Vineyards
August 25, 2019
Player Information Sheet
Club Information (website/address): The Course at Wente Vineyards
5040 Arroyo Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
FORMAT: Four-Ball Stableford Points. Two partners compete as a side, with each playing a separate ball. The side’s score for a hole is the lower net score of the partners on that hole. The lower net score of a hole between two partners is given a point value, which is as follows: Double Eagle or better – 8 pts., Eagle – 5 pts., Birdie – 2pts., Par – 1 pt., Bogey – 0 pts., Double Bogey or worse - -1 pt. Sides will be assigned to separate flights based off their combined handicap index as of the August 15th handicap revision. Men will receive 90% of their course handicap, Women receive 95% per USGA guidelines*. Sides who have a handicap difference of greater than 8 strokes take a further 10% reduction. The top finishers in each flight will receive gift card money to Golf Mart stores.
TEES: (Alternate tee request needs to be given no later than 72 hours before the event, otherwise tee assignment is required. *Yardages are approximate.)
Men: Custom Blue (6,174 yards*, par 72, 70.5/126); Custom White (5,637 yards, par 72, 68.7/122) - H.I. of 19.0 or higher
Women: Red (4,866 yards*, par 72, 69.6/116)
Play will begin at 7:30 a.m. with tee times in 10 minute intervals off the Nos. 1 and 8 tees. Please be at your assigned tee ready for play 10 minutes prior to your start time. There you will exchange scorecards with your fellow-competitors, and be able to pay into an optional skins game.
PACE OF PLAY & RULES: Please be sure to keep up with the group in front of you. Groups that miss their 18-hole checkpoint (finishing over the designated time and more than 14 minutes behind the group in front of them) are subject to a two-stroke penalty. In order to keep an adequate pace of play, players are asked to pick up once maximum score has been reached on a respective hole; failure to do so will result in a two-stroke penalty.
The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and the R & A are in effect. It is the player’s responsibility to have a working knowledge of the rules. For more information regarding the rules, players can visit the NCGA’s website: https://ncga.org/rules/
MAXIMUM SCORE: A net double-bogey is the worse score a player can take in this format.
CARTS: Carts are included in the entry fee. Only two carts per group. Spectator carts are not allowed.
SERIOUS MISCONDUCT & DRESS CODE: A player who is removed from the course for Serious Misconduct will result in a loss of all funds and potentially a suspension from future events. Players and Caddies are to dress appropriately. For more information, please refer to the NCGA Weekend Net Tour Hard Card.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: The top 20 overall net scores will receive points on the Weekend Net Tour Player of the Year list for their finish, while the remaining players will receive participation points for completing an 18-hole round. Players who do not have an established numeric handicap index are ineligible receive placement points.
GIFT CARD DISTRIBUTION: The top performers in each flight will win gift cards to GolfMart stores. These will be distributed by email and will be done in batches, so gift card monies may not be received for up to 6 weeks. Also, any skins not claimed at the close of competition will be paid out by GolfMart gift cards. Players who do not have an established numeric handicap index are ineligible to win gift cards. Please be sure your email in Golf Genius is up to date.
TIES: Ties for gift card prizes will be settled using USGA recommendations of a card off: best back 9 net score, best back 6 (net), best back 3 (net), followed by best 18th hole (net), finally, tie-break by coin-flip.