Hannah D. Townshend Cup                         

July 22, 2019

Easton Country Club

265 Purchase Street, South Easton, MA 02375





Historical Context:  This tournament was established in 1930 when Hannah D. Townshend presented The Townshend Cup to the WGAM in memory of her sister, Miss Fanny Osgood.


Format: 18-hole four-ball stroke play (better ball of partners), 95% handicap.   


Starting Time: 9:00am Shotgun Start - please refer to pairings and starting hole assignments.


Included: Golf, cart, driving range & buffet lunch.


Golf Carts, Caddies and Pull Carts:  Golf carts are included in the Championship entry fee. Players are strongly encouraged to use golf carts. Caddies and pull/push carts are permitted. (at the host clubs’ discretion)


Handicap: Indexes will be computed as of the June 15th GHIN Revision.            


Rules of Play: All play will be from the White Tee’s (Mass Golf tee markers)

The 2019 USGA Rules of Golf are in effect and are supplemented by the Mass Golf rules card.

The Committee will provide any additional Local Rules needed at the site.

It is the individual player’s responsibility to know the Conditions of the Competition.


Rules of Golf: The Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association and the R&A given play. Questions will be settled by the Committee in charge of the competitions consisting of staff and officials assigned by Mass Golf, whose decision shall be final.


Distance Measuring Devices: The use of distance measuring devices is permitted.


Scorecards: In order for a side’s score to count, the scorecard must be individually identifiable. Partners that do not make a score on any particular hole should mark an “X”.   Scorecards are to be exchanged and brought to the scoring area immediately upon completion of play.  Scoring table will be on the back deck of the club house. 


Scores will not be posted by Mass Golf, please post your score as a Tournament score.


Awards:  The Hannah D. Townshend Cup is a permanent trophy and will be engraved with the names of the gross winners.

Ties will be decided by a match of cards in accordance with USGA recommended method. 

Prize Certificates (gross & net places) will be given out and must be redeemed at Easton Country Club.  


Hole Placement Charts & Local Rules Sheets will be provided on the day of tournament.


Golf Shop and Practice Area: The golf shop will open at 6:30 am.  The practice area will be available at 7:00 am. A barrell of range balls will be provided for the players at the practice area, take at will.


The locker rooms will be available before and after golf.    


Dress Code: Appropriate golf attire is required at all Mass Golf competitions for players, caddies and spectators. The dress code of the host facility will take precedent if there is any question.


Any questions please refer to the host club policy.   


Food & Beverage Services: Included is a Buffet Lunch at the conclusion of play. Breakfast and snacks will be available at the snack shack and will be available throughout the round. (opening at 8:00 am cash or credit accepted)


Restrooms: Located at the Clubhouse/Golf Shop areas. Portable bathrooms located on the golf course.


Care of the Course: Please rake all bunkers, repair all divots and ball marks, and prevent unnecessary damage.


Mass Golf  Policies & Procedures: Please refer to Policies & Procedures and Pace of Play.


Weather Warning:  We will blast a hand-held air horn. 


Additional Information:              Click here to view Mass Golf additional Policies & Procedures

                                                        Click here to view NEGA additional Policies & Procedures