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Tournament Formats

*TEE AREA DEFINITION:
All tournament tees are played from the "NCGA Disks" not the ball markers in the teeing area (except if noted on the tournament sheet)

REGULAR*:
Our regular tournaments are played from the BLUE tees*.  We include the 85 RULE, if your handicap plus age is equal to or greater then 85 you may play from the WHITE tees*.

NCGA "Norcal" Qualifiers*:
Our regular individual tournament with a side event for those wanting to qualify for one of the upcoming Northern California Golf Association events.
  WPMC is involved with two NCGA qualifiers; Individual qualifier and 2-person best ball.  For the individual qualifiers the club sends four players; top 2 GROSS and top 2 NET scores.  For the 2-person best ball qualifier the club sends the team with the top NET score.  (Also see 2 Person Best Ball)

PRESIDENTS - "MAJOR"*:
This is the first of our WPMC "Majors". The US Open, Masters, etc were already taken so we named them the "Presidents", "Directors" and "Club Championship". Play is regular individual stroke.

DIRECTORS - MAJOR*:
This is our second "Major". Play is regular individual stroke.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - MAJOR*:
This is the last of our majors and the most important. This is conducted over two days and the Low Gross combined score over
the two days is the "Club Champion". Play is individual stroke with flight winners determined also over the combined two days.

REGULAR + SKINS COMPETITION*:
This is a regular individual stroke play event. There is a side event of a skins format competition. Rules to qualify for the skins
event are elsewhere on this website.

2-PERSON BEST BALL*:
This is a team event. Each player on the team plays his or her own golf ball throughout the round, and on each hole the low
score - or "best ball" - of the group serves as the team score. Player A gets a 5, B gets a 4,then the team score for that hole
is 4, because the low score of the group was B's 4.  For NCGA Qualifiers, players do not need to play in the same
foursome but teams must be declared before the start of play.  The NCGA Qualifier is a NET score event so player's handicaps are
factored into player's score.

6-6-6 2-PERSON Team Event*:
This is a 2 person team event., Holes 1 - 6 are played as a Best Ball event, Holes 7 - 12 are played as a Scramble event and
Holes 13 - 18 are played as a Alternate Shot event.

Best Ball:
In a Best  Ball format, each player on the team plays his or her own golf ball throughout the round, and on each hole the low score of the group serves as the team score. Player A gets a 5, B gets a 4,then the team score for that hole is 4, because the low score of the group was B's 4.

Scramble:
In a scramble, each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed.

Alternate Shot:
In an Alternate Shot format, players alternate hitting the same golf ball. The first player tees off, the second player hits the second shot, the first player hits the third shot, and so on until the ball is holed. Tee balls are alternated so that the same player doesn't hit every drive.

TOURNAMENT CHAIRPERSON'S SURPRISE*:
These are tournaments that our Tournament Chair adds a twist to the event.  Five Club, Red White and Blue and Colored Ball are examples of such twists.

5 CLUB*:
This is an event were the play will be individual stroke but you are only allowed the use of 5 clubs. Prior to starting you have to remove all but 5 clubs from your bag. The 5 to be used is entirely up to the player.

COLORED BALL*:
This is an event were the play will be individual stroke but you must use a colored golf ball.

COLORED BALL TEAM*:
This is a team event in addition to the individual flight stroke play. Each group will be given a colored ball. This ball will be in play on each hole rotating based upon handicap. The Colored ball net score will act as the team score. Winning team will receive an additional prize. Ball must be turned in with score card for team to qualify. If ball is lost the group is out of the team competition.

GUEST/MEMBER*:
This has been called many things with many formats but basically this tournament is were guests are allowed to enter. The format and structure are defined by a number of committees formed several months prior to the event.

SUPER BOWL*:
We typically have a tournament on Super Bowl Sunday. The tournament itself is regular individual stroke play. As a side event, each player is given a raffle ticket. The last two numbers of the raffle ticket indicate the score you are assigned. For example let's say your ticket is number 54321. You will be assigned the number 2 for team "A" and the number 1 for team "B". The payoff will be end of 1st quarter, Halftime, end of 3rd quarter and final score.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE*:
In this tournament you tee off on 6 holes from the red, 6 from white and 6 from blue. (3 on the front nine, 3 on the back nine) By playing the different tee's* it changes the course, and you will find that a hole played normally from the blue tee* is a lot harder from the red tee*.

TURKEY SHOOT*:
This is a end of the year tournaments (December & sometimes November). It is a regular individual flight tournament but the winners in the flights receive a $25 gift certificate at a local market.

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