Northern California Golf Association
South Bay Zone Championship
Black Horse GC and Poppy Hills GC
Thursday-Friday, July 18-19, 2019
Player Information Sheet
Club Information (website/directions):
Bayonet/Black Horse GC
1 McClure Way
Seaside, CA 93955
Poppy Hills GC
3200 Lopez Rd
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Best Two Balls of Four. 36-holes stroke play, 18-holes per day. Two players from each club will be paired with two players from another club. For this format the NCGA defines a “side” as the two players from a club playing together. Should a disqualification penalty affect the “side,” the other two players from that club are still eligible to compete. The two best balls can both come from any of the four players.
Men will play from the WHITE tee markers at Black Horse GC and the WHITE NCGA tee markers at Poppy Hills GC. Women will play from the RED tee markers at Black Horse GC and the RED NCGA tee markers at Poppy Hills GC. Please see the “Yardage” page on the event portal for hole-by-hole yardages. Play will be 90% (men) and 95% (women) of the Course Handicap using a maximum current Handicap Index of 18.4. Players with a Handicap Index of 18.5 or higher are eligible but must play to a maximum Handicap Index of 18.4. The tournament will be played using the July 15, 2019 Handicap Revision. Teams will be paired by score for the second round.
If a player starts but does not complete a hole, his marker shall record an “X” followed by the score he most likely would have made. This score is for handicap purposes only and shall not exceed the Equitable Stroke Control limit for his/her Course Handicap.
The first round will be played at Black Horse GC. The second round will be played at Poppy Hills GC. The first starting time will be at 7:30AM on BOTH days. Players should be at their assigned tee 10 minutes prior to their starting time.
Practice Round Information:
The NCGA does not arrange practice rounds for either golf course.
Black Horse GC – Contact the Golf Shop at (831) 899-7271 to schedule a practice round. NCGA member green fees are $80 ($60 for twilight rate) Monday-Friday, $100 ($60 for twilight rate) Saturday-Sunday. Cart rental is $20 per rider. Range balls are included in this fee. Players may also book starting times at www.golfnow.com.
Poppy Hills GC – Contact the Golf Shop at (831) 622-8239 to schedule a practice round. NCGA member green fees are $85 Monday-Thursday and $115 Friday-Sunday. Cart fee is $25 per rider. Range balls are included in this fee.
Cart Fee Information:
The NCGA is committed to providing golfers with disabilities as much course access as the conditions allow. Please contact the host Head Professional to make requests for additional access at least one week prior to the event. SPECTATOR CARTS ARE PROHIBITED.
Black Horse GC – Golf carts are optional at the player’s expense. Cart rental is $20 per rider.
Poppy Hills GC – Golf carts are optional at the player’s expense. Cart rental is $25 per rider.
Practice balls are included at both facilities before the round.
Black Horse GC – Range opens at 6:30AM or sunrise, whichever is earlier.
Poppy Hills GC – Range opens at 6:30AM or sunrise whichever is earlier.
Cash and major credit cards accepted at both facilities.
Food and Beverage Information:
Black Horse GC – The restaurant opens at 6:30AM.
Poppy Hills GC – The restaurant opens at 6:00AM.
No outside food and beverage is permitted at either facility. To avoid losing position and penalty for slow play, we recommend all players order ready-made food at the grill or restaurant if doing so during their stipulated rounds.
Only a club official may make substitutions, pairing changes and/or revisions by notifying the NCGA Rules and Competitions Office at least one week prior to the first tournament day.
The winning team will be awarded a plaque for the club and silver medals for each player. The second place team will be awarded bronze medals for each player. These two teams qualify for the Zone Championship on Monday-Tuesday, August 26-27, 2019 at Spyglass Hill GC and Poppy Hills GC.
Golf shoes – Model Local Rule G-7 is in effect.
Maximum Score – The maximum allowable score for a side on any hole is 9, Rule 21.2 applies.
Alternative to Stroke and Distance – Model Local Rule E-5 is in effect.
Play-off – The format is the same as the championship, two best balls of four. All players start from the same tee. Ties for first place or second place will be broken by a hole-by-hole play-off. If a play-off cannot be conducted (decision of the Committee and the golf course) the USGA suggested method of matching cards will be used. Only two teams will advance to the Zone Championship at Spyglass Hill GC and Poppy Hills GC on August 26-27, 2019.
See the above links for policies on Dress Code, Withdrawals, No Shows, and Conditions of Competition.
It is the PLAYER’S responsibility to know the Rules and Conditions of the Competition.
Please direct any questions concerning this event to the NCGA Rules and Competitions department at (831) 625-4653.