Northern California Golf Association

2020 Weekend Net Tour

Half Moon Bay Golf Links – Ocean Course

Sunday, June 28, 2020


Player Information Sheet


Club Information (website/address):                             2 Miramontes Point Rd.
                                                                                          Half Moon Bay, CA 94019



FORMAT: 6-6-6 Partner Format. A side of two partners compete. For holes 1-6, sides will compete in a four-ball format, with each player playing their own ball and the best net score between the partners being counted on each hole. Per USGA recommendations, players will receive 85% of their course handicap for the four-ball format. When players arrive at the #7 tee, teams will begin to compete in an alternate-shot format, and will continue this format through hole 12. Sides will need to decide which player is Player A and which player is Player B. Player A will tee off on holes 7, 9, and 11, while Player B will tee off on holes 8, 10, and 12. Player A and B will alternate between making a stroke at the ball until the ball is holed during this six-hole stretch. A side’s handicap for the alternate-shot portion of the event will be 50% of the sum between the two partners. When players arrive at the #13 tee, sides will begin to compete in a two-person scramble format. Both players will tee off on each hole and then select the shot they wish to play. Both players will then play again from the chosen spot and continue this format until the ball is holed. The side’s handicap for the scramble portion of the event will be calculated by taking the 35% of the LOW handicap player and 15% of the HIGH handicap player. The sides with the lowest net 18-hole total in each flight will win gift cards to the Golf Mart stores. NO SKINS game will be offered. Handicap indexes from June 24th or a player’s tournament index, whichever is lower, will be used.


TEES: (Due to the format, tee assignment is required.)

(All) Men: White Tees (6,052 yards; 69.1/123)

(All) Women: Gold Tees (5,461 yards; 71.1/124)  


Play will begin at 7:30 a.m. off the No. 1 tee of the Ocean Course. Please be at the No. 1 tee ready for play 10 minutes prior to your start time. There you will go over scoring and other important procedures with the starter.


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:


MAXIMUM SCORE:  A gross 9 on any hole.


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 are to dress appropriately. For more information, please refer to the NCGA Weekend Net Tour Hard Card. 


PLAYER OF THE YEAR: The top overall net scores will receive points on the Weekend Net Tour Player of the Year list for their finish, please look at the points distribution table on the Weekend Net Tour page for point allocations.


CARTS: Single-rider carts are available to all players, unless two players are from the same household, which in that situation the two players would share a cart. Walking is allowed at the player’s option.


PRACTICE GREEN: The practice green is available for use. Social distancing will be required of all players when in this areas. To avoid overcrowding and to give everyone the opportunity to use the practice green, players are to limit the amount of time on the practice green to a maximum of 10 minutes.


SPECTATORS AND CADDIES: In an effort to limit the number of people at the facility, spectators and caddies are not allowed. Spectators and caddies who show up at the facility will be asked to leave.


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. 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.