The Battle of Gowanbrae | 2024 – St. Marys Golf & Country Club

Member-Member Golf Event 

Rules Sheet

Each team will play four (4) 9-hole matches, over the weekend, against four (4) different opponents:

  1. In each 9-hole match, there is a possibility of gaining, or losing, up to a maximum of THREE POINTS:
    • However many holes you beat your opponent by, up to a maximum of three (3), is the number of points you gain for your cumulative point total.
    • If you lose the match, you subtract the number of holes you lost by, up to a maximum of three (3), from your cumulative point total.
    • EX.) If Joe/Bill beat Tom/Kenny 2 UP, Joe/Bill receive 2 points, and Tom/Kenny lose 2 points.
      • If this is the first match of the weekend, Joe/Bill's cumulative points would be 2 points, and Tom/Kenny's cumulative points would be -2 points.
    • EX.) If Joe/Bill beat Tom/Kenny 5 UP, Joe/Bill only receive the maximum of 3 points, and Tom/Kenny only lose the maximum of 3 points.
      • If this is the first match of the weekend, Joe/Bill's cumulative points would be 3 points, and Tom/Kenny's cumulative points would be -3 points.
  2. The team with the most points in your division, over the weekend, qualifies for the shoot-out. Note:
    • Advise Rebecca Parsons/Brandon De Groote of point totals after each match.
    • First tie breaker is head-to-head match and if still tied, there will be a closest to the hole competition from 100 yards to the 9th green.
  3. The Battle of Gowanbrae “Shoot-Out”: There will be two (2) shoot-outs. Note:
    • Handicap shots awarded where applicable.
    • The Ladies shoot-out will be played on Hole #10 and will be a sudden-death one hole shoot-out.
    • The Men’s shoot-out will involve six (6) teams over three holes. Four teams will remain after Hole #1. Two teams will remain after Hole #2, and one team will remain on Hole #3 to determine the overall B.O.G. champion.
    • All ties decided by a chip-off.
  4. Prize Winnings:
    1. 1st = 50% 
    2. 2nd = 30%
    3. 3rd = 20%

The game is a Net Best Ball:

  1. Each team takes their best net score versus your competitor’s best score. Note:
    • If you are not going to be your team’s lower score, or not beat your opponent, pick up and move on. Your score means nothing in match play.
    • Please be aware of your gross score and net score on each hole, at all times. Your opponents can ask, at any stage, how many shots you have taken.
  2. The lower net score wins the hole – otherwise the hole is halved. Note:
    • Both teams should keep score and agree the won/loss/tie of each hole before teeing off on next hole.
  3. Please agree to the number of shots per player, before you play, and enter on each team’s scorecard. Note:
    • The process for shots is based on your handicap, in comparison to the lowest handicap in the foursome. The lowest handicap gets zero shots. The other three players get their shots by subtracting their handicap against the lowest handicap. For example:
      • If the lowest handicap among the four players is a 16 handicap and you are a 20 handicap, then you get two (2) shots over 9 holes. If the third player is a 24 handicap, then they get four (4) shots over 9-holes. If the fourth player is a 27 handicap, then they get 5.5 shots over 9 holes.
    • This year the Ladies' and Men's division strokes will be set up the same way 
      • A ½ shot means that if you tie on your gross score you win if you have a ½ shot. If you get beat by one shot (gross) you lose.

    Divisions + Teams




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