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CGA Interclub Update 6/5

CGA Interclub Update Friday, June 5, 2020

 

Despite the crazy world we live in right now, the 2020 CGA Interclub season is finally underway. Go to the CGA website to view recent results and standings. In addition, you might find the Golf Genius Instruction document (attached) helpful if you have not set up your Team Roster yet.

 

Chris, Brandon and I have been busy responding to questions and comments by captains, co-captains and your golf staff to get started. If you have not received your invitation email as a captain with the link to your team via Golf Genius, please contact us. Setting your Team Roster should be complete by now. Call if you have not established a Team Roster.

 

As the Interclub regular season heats up, we will continue to update captains, co-captains and the golf staff weekly with specific Golf Genius instructions and other points of interest that will assist your duties as team captain. We may also repeat some of the information from time to time. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

 

  • LIABILITY WAIVER & Protocol Prior to Each Match:

REQUIRED: Please email this Liability Waiver link to all players that are participating on your team. Captains are required to confirm with their teams that players have filled out this form and returned it to you.  https://form.jotform.com/201484524792964

 

NOTE: All CGA Guidelines and Protocols below must be followed. These guidelines and protocols will be adjusted accordingly as both NC & SC officials allow.

 

In order to ease back into a normal season of competitive golf, we have made some changes to our policies and procedures during tournament play including Interclub Matches. PLEASE COMMUNICATE the FOLLOWING TO YOUR PLAYERS PRIOR to each match:

  • All players must practice social distancing (6 feet from all other people, including players, spectators, club staff, association staff, etc.) at all times. This includes all areas of the host facility (i.e. the parking lot, putting green, practice area, on the golf course, in the scoring area, restrooms, clubhouse (if open), and golf shop (if open)).
  • We recommend teams call and pay in advance to minimize the number of people inside clubhouse.
  • Players should refrain from the traditional hug or handshake before or after your rounds. We recommend a friendly nod, a tip of your cap, or a simple wave is recommended as a form of greeting or sportsmanship.
  • Please bring your own tees, pencils, traditional golf supplies. Please make use of online scoring to avoid passing of scorecards when possible.
  • Currently clubs must provide each player with their own cart. Players are also allowed to walk. If your club cannot provide single carts, you need to reschedule your matches for a later date. This is a mandatory CGA Policy.
    • Players are allowed 2 golfers to a cart if the host clubs policies allow it. However, single-rider carts must also be available when requested.
    • Walking is allowed.
  • If tournaments are played without bunker rakes, then in all bunkers and sandy areas a player may: Lift the ball, smooth the area, and place it within club length not nearer the hole. The ball must stay in that area.
    • Please discuss this with the opponents as some clubs have returned bunker rakes to the course therefore teams should not utilize this Rule.
    • Players may adjust the flagstick without penalty with their putter if the flagstick is not straight.
  • Under the Rules of Golf, players are permitted to leave the flagstick in the hole while putting. At this time, touching or removing the flagstick is deemed a CGA Code of Conduct violation and is subject to penalty. Touching the flag can be instinctual. Therefore, First Time: Warning (Flag must be replaced before next stroke), Second Time: Loss of Hole to Player not Team).
  • For objects in the hole (pool noodles, plastic piping), your ball must still come to rest in the hole or be at rest below the surface of the green to be considered holed. If your ball pops out of the hole before coming to rest the balls is not considered holed.
  • In accordance with the state laws the CGA will allow the gathering of teams after the round.  Teams must abide by both the Host Club’s policies and the State’s policies.

 

 

  • NOTE: Handicap Indexes will be updated every MONDAY. Please post players post scores within 24 hours following a match. The host captain is responsible for posting ALL scores from a match.

 

  • GOLF GENIUS QUICK GUIDE (see attached Word doc). This guide contains information to:

A.       Getting Started

B.       Setting your Team Roster

C.       Setting Up a Match

  1. Creating A Match Roster
  2. Setting the Match Date
  3. Edit Course & Tee Assignments
  4. Printing Scorecards/Cart Signs/Pairings Sheet
  5. Entering Scores

D.       Live Scoring

E.       View Standings

If unable to open please email tthorpe@carolinasgolf.org for additional help.

 

  • POD GGID for APP:  GGIDS have been assigned for players or fans to access all POD information. Senior Interclub-2020pods”Z” or  Regulars-2020podr”Z” replace the “Z” with your pod letter. Players will be able to access pairings, leaderboards and pod standings. However, for live scoring they will need to utilize the GGID on the bottom of the scorecards. This is different than the overall GGID for each pod.

 

  • PORTALS PAGES: Each Pod has their own portal pages on the Carolinas Golf website. This will show starting times, match results and Pod Standings. Regular Interclub- Click this link and then click the drop down “Pod Information” to find your Pod. Share that link with your team. DO NOT SHARE YOUR CAPTIANS LINKS. Senior Interclub- Click this link and then click the drop down “Pod Information” to find your Pod. Share that link with your team. DO NOT SHARE YOUR CAPTIANS LINKS.

 

  • Don’t forget that each match is worth an additional 2 points this year making it 20 points per Four-Ball Match. Golf Genius will award appropriately but we wanted to remind you!

 

We will continue to work with anyone that calls for help in getting started. Please don’t hesitate to contact Chris, Brandon or me for assistance.

Good luck, stay healthy and have a good round!



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