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Two member Men’s team that is a Match Play Better Ball (Fourball) THURSDAY NIGHT league with a 10-week season. Fourball is the format used for the Ryder cup, Presidents Cup, and Solheim Cup. Men’s tees are white.
Entrance fee: $35/person ($70/team) Greens Fees: $12.00/person Cart Fees: $8.00/person per week. Membership to River Downs does not cover weekly league fees. Any single player without a teammate will be randomly matched to other singles to form a team.
Shotgun start at 5:30 p.m. each night, beginning May 6, 2021. Some tees may have two groups depending on how many teams sign up. Time maybe be adjusted to compensate for weather or daylight.
The cash prizes will be distributed to First, Second, and Third place teams. The actual distributed amount will be posted after all teams have entered.
- All PGA and USGA rules will be observed.
- The maximum score by any player is double par.
Due to the Match Play Better Ball (Fourball) format there will be no handicaps incorporated into scoring.
You may have a sub fill in for you up to two times. If you do not show up you and have no sub, your partners scoring will count for the match play. A team that is a complete no show will forfeit the match and the other team automatically awarded the 1 match point for the win.
Any skins games between teams or players are separate from the league and are between the players and/or teams themselves.
To play better ball match play, two golfers – we’ll call them A and B – partner against two others, C and D.
- On the first hole A scores 4 and B 5. The A/B team’s score is, therefore, 4.
- C scores 6 and D scores 5. The C/D team’s score is, therefore, 5.
- So A/B wins the first hole against C/D, 4 to 5, going 1-up.
- The match is won when one team is 5-up; however, play may continue until all 9 holes are played.
- The winning team is awarded 1 point for the match victory, with no points for the losing team
After play, the score cards must be turned into the Pro Shop. It is the golfers responsibility to determine which team won the match. Commissioner will double check scoring.
In the event of a tied match, one additional hole will be played to determine the winner. A tie on the additional hole will result in both teams splitting the 1 point for the win. If there is not enough day light for an additional tie breaker hole, a putt-off on the practice green will determine the winner.