2019 Team Procedures

Rosters

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Each Team may have 40 players on their Roster. The maximum handicap index is 29.4. Players with an index higher than 29.4 can be on the Roster but must play down to a 29.4 index. 


Substitutions may be made to your Roster if a player must drop out due to illness, injury, moves away, no longer a Club member, etc. In addition, should a Team not begin with the maximum of 40 players, then additional players may be added during the season. 


Should there be any substitutions/ additions to a Roster, the Team Captain must notify all other Captains and Chairman in advance of the upcoming match(s) to be played. Please send copies to Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. 


Captains shall exchange alphabetical and numerical Rosters (including GHIN #’s) and information sheets prior to January 18, 2019. (Copies to Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary.)


Handicaps

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Players will play to an average index from January 1, 2018 thru December 15, 2018. Clubs that have Tournament Expert software will run the reports for those clubs that do not. 

Format

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Each Team will field 7 sides and up to 3 teams of alternates. Only one side may play short. It is the Captain's discretion which Team plays short. Playing short must be out of necessity vs. a rotation strategy. A Team cannot forfeit a side. If 13 players cannot be fielded the match must be rescheduled. 


There will be no playoffs. 


The Team with the highest Gross points will be the Gross winner, the Team with the highest Net points will be the Net Winner. The two Clubs with the second highest Gross and Net points will be the Runner-up winners. 


Each Club should make an effort to host 3 sides of Alternates

Scoring

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Hole points will be used. The Team winning the most Hole Points will win the match. Total Hole Points scored Gross and/or Net for the Season will determine the winners. In the case of a tie at the end of the Season, we will use the "Back 9 Method" from all of the Season's matches to break a tie between the two Teams tied. Team Captains must keep complete score cards, listing each Team's "Best Ball" scores on each hole until Regular Season has been completed and winners have been announced.

Rules Disputes

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If a Rules dispute arises between players, and cannot be resolved before teeing off on the next hole, a claim must be made (USGA Rule 2-5). The match should proceed.


The Committee for Rules Disputes are the two Team Captains or their representatives the day of the match. If Team Captains cannot locate a rule or decision in the Rules Book, they may consult a Pro or Assistant Pro to look up the rule or decision. However, the Pros or any other outside agency may not resolve the dispute.


Rules Disputes Procedure

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The two Team Captains should try to resolve the claim. If they are not able to resolve the dispute, the two Team Captains should proceed in the following order:

A. The Team Captains complete a Charter League Rules Dispute Form (see Downloads) and submit it via fax or email it to the Charter League Chairman or League representative no later than 4:00 pm. The Team Captains must immediately follow up with a call to the Charter League Chairman or League representative.

B. The Charter League representative will contact the SCGA for a final ruling.

C. The final Results Sheet should not be signed until there is a final ruling.


SCGA requests the Team Captains do not contact them directly for any team issue (including disputes). Please address your questions and/or concerns to the Charter League Board. A Board member will contact the SCGA on behalf of the League.

Slow Play

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Slow play should not be tolerated and Team Captains are responsible for their players and their pace of play. 


Due to new USGA Rule 6.4 regarding Order of Play, we will now add the option to play out of turn by agreement to save time. As always, once you are on the green, whoever is away putts first. 


Putting for score or practice putting after the hole is conceded will not be allowed in order to speed up play. 

Cell Phones

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Cell phones will be allowed for emergencies only. No texting or calls unless totally necessary and can only be checked in restrooms or comfort stations. The phone should be on Silence.  


If the above rule is not adhered to, the player abusing the cell phone rule will be deemed “out of the hole”, even if she has putted out. 


The cell phone policy in effect at the Home Course, if stricter than outlined above, will govern use of cell phones.


This information must be included on the Information Sheets.

Distance Finders

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Hand held distance devices and/or GPS systems approved by the USGA will be allowed during Team play, provided the Hosting Club local rules allow. Distance devices that measure elevation change/slope/wind speed, etc are not allowed.  First offense penalty is loss of hole. Second offense is DQ. Cell phone Apps will not be allowed during Team play.


This information must be included on the Information Sheets.

Caddies

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Each Club will provide two (2) Caddies per foursome, unless logistically impossible. Each Club will set their Caddie fees for walkers and/or riders and include the Caddie fees on their Club Information Sheet. Caddie fees must specify whether the cost includes a tip or not.


Captains should remind their players of Caddie fees and policies prior to their “away” matches to avoid any embarrassment or misunderstandings.  

Visiting Teams should provide the Host Team Captains a list of their walkers and riders.


Team players may not bring their own Caddies to another Club.

Other Fees

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Captains will include ALL fees associated with matches played at their Club on their Information Sheets. (Caddies fees, including suggested tips, cart fees, lunch costs/inter-club billing fees, tipping policies, etc.).


Visiting Club Captains must give a head count for those who will be staying for lunch. Visiting Club will be billed for number guaranteed. 

Rain

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If golf carts are allowed “Out of the Barn”, the match will be played. Cart path only is not an excuse to reschedule the match.  In addition, if rain is in the forecast, Team Captains will agree to reschedule the match by 8:00 pm the night before. These decisions will be based on the best available weather forecasts. Please reschedule any cancelled matches as soon as possible.


Should a match in progress be called at any time due to unplayable conditions and play cannot resume in a timely manner, then the match and all points are cancelled. The match must be rescheduled and replayed in its entirety.

Posting

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All players will be responsible for posting their own scores after each match. Scores are NOT to be posted as tournament scores. Captains or their representative are responsible for seeing that each of their players has posted their score. 


Practice Rounds

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Practice rounds are at the discretion of the individual Clubs. 

Awards

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There are two perpetual traveling trophies – one for Gross & one for Net. The winner’s trophies will be engraved and displayed at the winner’s Club for the year. The winning Teams and Runner-Up will be awarded permanent plaques to keep. The permanent plaques for  “Runner-Up” will read:


Charter League - Gross Runner-Up” 

“Charter League - Net Runner-Up”


Hole-In-One Awards: Any player having a Hole-in-One during a match will receive a pendant and Certificate of Achievement from Charter League. There will be a limit to one pendant per player for a lifetime. Should any player be fortunate to have more than one Hole-in-One, they will receive a letter of congratulations and Certificate of Achievement.

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