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Preview: 4th Carolinas Women's Club Team Championship

 

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (October 12, 2020) -- The Carolinas Golf Association will conduct the 4th Carolinas Women’s Club Team Championship at River Landing Golf Club (Landing) in Wallace, N.C. from October 13 -15, 2020. The field will compete at approximately 5,060 yards, par 72.

 

The CGA will be conducting this championship under the COVID-19 Tournament Protocols. Learn more here

 

Related: Championship Web Site | Full Field of Players | Starting Times | Scoring | History

 

A total of 48 players are representing nine CGA Member Clubs in the field this week. The field includes three-time champions, Pinehurst Country Club and three-time runners-up, Cowan’s Ford Country Club. Each club will enter two, two-woman sides each day. Each round’s score is the aggregate of the two, two-woman sides. Club Teams may choose to compete in the Championship Division (gross scores only) or the Carolinas Division (net scores only). The overall champion will come from the Championship Division.
 

Round 1: Two-woman captain’s choice – each player tees off, then the team selects the best shot and each player hits the next shot from that spot and subsequently selected spots until the ball is holed. In the Carolinas Division, handicap strokes for the side are allocated based on 35% of the A player’s course handicap and 15% of the B player’s course handicap.
 

Round 2: Four-ball stroke play (better ball of two). In the Carolinas Division, players receive 85% of their course handicaps.
 

Round 3: Pinehurst alternate shot – each player tees off, then players switch balls and proceed to hit their partner’s ball on the second shot, then the side selects the ball to be played. Players then alternate shots from there until the ball is holed. In the Carolinas Division, handicap strokes for the side are allocated based on 60% of the A player’s course handicap and 40% of the B player’s course handicap.

 

Flights: Teams in the Carolinas Division will be flighted based on 36-hole club team scores.

 

Championship Division:

 

River Landing Golf Club

Pinehurst Country Club

Compass Pointe Golf Club

Cape Fear Country Club

Cowan's Ford Country Club

 

Carolinas Division:

 

Pinehurst Country Club (B) 

Starmount Forest Country Club

Starmount Forest Country Club (B) 

Wildwood Green Golf Club

River Landing Golf Club (B)

Green Valley Country Club

Porters Neck Country Club

 

Any CGA member club may enter a team of four female golfers who belong to that club. Every member of the team must hold an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at the CGA member club they are representing. Members of the team must also meet the following eligibility criteria: team members must be female amateur golfers who have reached their 13th birthdays by October 13, 2020, maintain a residence in North Carolina or South Carolina, are members in good standing of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and have an active GHIN® USGA Handicap Index® at that CGA member club.

 

Schedule of Rounds:

 

Monday, October 12

Tee Times Available for Practice Rounds

 

Tuesday, October 13

First Round - 18 Holes of Captain’s Choice

Starting times from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. off of #1 tee

 

Wednesday, October 14

Second Round - 18 Holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play

Starting times from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. off of #1 tee

 

Thursday, October 15

Final Round - 18 Holes of Pinehurst Alternate Shot

Starting times from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. off of #1 tee


 

About the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA)

The CGA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization that was founded in 1909 to promote and to protect the game of golf in the Carolinas by providing competitions, education, support and benefits to golf clubs and golfers. The CGA is the second largest golf association in the country with over 700 member clubs represented by nearly 150,000 individuals.

The CGA annually conducts 48 championships and five team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. It also runs over 150 One-Day (net and gross) events as well as qualifying for USGA national championships. The CGA serves golf in the Carolinas with numerous programs such as: the USGA Handicap System; tournament management software and support; course measuring and course/slope ratings; agronomy consultation; answers about the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, and Handicapping; Carolinas Golf Magazine; Interclub series; Tarheel Youth Golf Association; Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame; expense assistance for USGA Junior and Girls' Junior qualifiers from the Carolinas; and the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF). The CGF has distributed nearly $2,000,000 since 1977 to benefit Carolinas' golf initiatives including junior and women's programs.     

For more information about the CGA, visit our website.

 

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