National ClubCorp Tournaments
Rules and Regulations
Required Release Form - Couples Tournament
The last step of registration is to mail in the release form.
March 1, 2018 Handicaps will be used for flighting the Event
- Senior Division - Men's age 62 plus - Men will play from Senior Tees
- Open Division - Men's age 61 or less - Men will play from White Tees
All Ladies will play from the Ladies' Tees.
Senior Division Qualification: The male player must be 62 years or older at time of tournament for the team to play in this division.
Each field within each division will be flighted by combined handicap indexes. Formats and course rotation are as follows with 80 Couples in the event:
- Practice Rounds | Courses No. 6 & 8
- Tournaments Rounds:
- Course No. 2
- Course No. 6
- Course No. 8
Format for each course to be determined and will be posted soon.
Handicapping for each format will be as follows in both divisions:
BEST BALL - Each player will receive individual strokes based on his or her handicap index - USGA handicapping 90%.
MODIFIED CHAPMAN - Both team players tee off on every hole; each player plays his/her partner’s ball for the second shot. After the second shot, teams select one ball and play that ball alternately until holed out. The same player shall never stroke a ball consecutively. (Ball in play must be holed out.) Handicaps will be combined and divided by two.
SCRAMBLE - Each couple will receive 25% off their combined total handicap indexes after they have been converted to the appropriate course handicap.
Ties For Final Prizes | Based on Gross Scores
Will be broken by back 9 score using the course played on Saturday, followed by:
- Front Nine
- Last 3 holes of back Nine
- Middle 3 holes of back Nine
- First 3 holes of back Nine
- Last 3 holes of front Nine
- Middle 3 holes of front Nine
- First 3 holes of front Nine
The tournament will be governed by USGA rules except that: the 14-club rule and one-ball rule are waived. All golf equipment must comply with USGA specifications. Distance finders will be allowed, however slope indicators must be disabled. The tournament director along with the club professional has final say in all situations.
Practice Round Tee Times
May be scheduled beginning March 5 by emailing Tina Sheppard, at Tina.Sheppard@pinehurst.com. Let her know you would like to book your Tee Time for your Practice Round as part of the ClubCorp Couples’ Tournament.
Pairings for Thursday and Friday will be sent prior to the tournament. Saturday pairings will be by gross scores within each division and flight.
Skins Game will be daily and paid on gross scores within each flight within each division. Sign up will be Wednesday during registration and during dinner Wednesday night.
Approximate yardages for each Course and set of Tees
|Course||Open Division Men's||Senior Division Men's||Ladies'|
|Course No. 2||White – 6,300 yds||Green - 5,800 yds||Red - 5,200|
|Course No. 6||White – 6,100 yds||Green – 5,600 yds||Red – 5,000 yds|
|Course No. 8||White – 6,300 yds||Green – 5,800 yds||Red – 5,100 yds|
These are subject to change in the near future.