GSGA Launches Statewide Interclub Matches League Play

Interclub Matches may seem like a big undertaking to those clubs that have never participated in a similar style competition before. Utilizing a well-organized Golf Professional, Team Captain and GSGA, the Interclub Matches can be handled quite easily.

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ABOUT INTERCLUB:

  • Teams will consist of a minimum of 8 male players, Additional players may be added to the team at any time during the regular season.
  • Eight players will compete each month in Four-Ball matches during each portion of a regular season match-up (session).
  • One (1) player on the team each session may be a club golf professional or represent the club staff, i.e. assistant professional, etc.
  • Four-Ball match play points are awarded in a Nassau scoring format (F9,B9,18) totaling 3 points in a Four-Ball match and totaling 24 individual match points in an entire home and away regular season session. To win a session, a team must total a minimum of 12.5 points.

SCHEDULE:
Each match-up (session) will consist of four home matches and four away matches against that month’s scheduled opponent.

  • Entries Open, February 1st, 2018
  • Entry Deadline – February 28th, 2018
  • Pod/Draw Party/Captains Meeting – March 2018
  • Schedule Deadline – March 31st, 2018
  • Regular Season including make-ups completed by July 31st, 2018
  • Championship Finals – August 25-26, 2018 at Currahee Club, Toccoa

ELIGIBILITY
CLUB ELIGIBILITY: Open to any current GSGA member club in good standing meeting the following criteria:

  • a. TYPE 1: Owns and/or operates at least one 18-hole golf course measuring at least 6,400 yards.
  • b. COURSE RATING: Has a current and valid USGA course rating/slope issued by the GSGA within last 10 years.
  • c. HANDICAP COMPLIANCE: Has a designated handicap committee in place as required by the GSGA membership agreement and the USGA handicap system manual.


PLAYER ELIGIBILITY: Open to male amateur golfers and golf professionals who meet the following criteria:

  • a. CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Amateur players must be full dues paying active golf members in good standing with the club and appear on the handicap roster by March 1st, 2018.
  • b. GHIN #: An amateur player must have an active GHIN number.
  • c. PROFESSIONALS: A member of the club’s professional staff who is a full time employee of the club is encouraged to participate. Touring Professionals belonging to a club, are ineligible to participate. Note: Only one professional is eligible to play per team each match session.
  • d. AGE: Players and professionals’ must be at least 21 years of age as of the date of the match in which they wish to participate.

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Georgia State Golf Association is the official golf association of the state of Georgia, and its membership is open to men, women, juniors, seniors, and golf clubs throughout the state. Golfers who join GSGA have access to invaluable resources and competitions that allow them to advance their knowledge and improve their golfing skills. Joining GSGA means joining an association of more than 350 clubs and 75,000 people who all have one thing in common: a love of golf.