WE ARE BACK!!
We are happy to announce the return of the RIGCSA Centennial Cup Matches. After being forced to take the last year off with all the unknowns surrounding Covid-19, we believe we can safely run this event providing everyone adheres to the recommended State and RIGA guidelines. That being said we all agree to “play at our own risk”.
I do want to take a moment, to express gratitude to all the courses that have hosted competitors in the past. I would ask those participants in this year’s event, to be mindful of the requests you are making of our fellow members. Too often I hear of the same courses, getting inundated with requests. Let us not try to play the same courses, year after year, but rather strive to play some courses that we normally do not. One of the founding principles of this event, was to play some courses we do not normally play, with some people we do not normally play with. RIGCSA is home to some great and wonderful golf courses and layouts, explore them all.Deadline to sign up for this year’s event will be March 31, 2021.
Depending upon number of entrants, the following schedule would be followed. It is important to make the commitment to get these matches played on schedule in fairness to all participants involved.
(Note: this allows more time in the Round 1, as all participants will be playing. Round 3 allows more time, as summer stress conditions can make it difficult to schedule play. Other consideration, at the discretion of the Tournament Chair).
**subject to change**
2021 CENTENNIAL CUP RULES OF PLAY:
- Round 1 completed by May 15, 2021
- Round 2 completed by June 15, 2021
- Round 3 completed by August 15, 2021
- Round 4 completed by September 15, 2021
- Final Round completed by October 15, 2021
We will be making a slight adjustment to this year’s rules of play. As always, USGA rules will govern (click here for rules).
We would prefer that teams consist of at least (1) Superintendent, but teams can consist of any RIGCSA members. Based on the number of entries, the Tournament Committee will create brackets based off current USGA handicaps.NEW
this year, we will follow the USGA recommendation on Match Play Four Ball at a 90% handicap allowance.
Click here for USGA Handicap Allowances**Using the GHIN app, you can easily accomplish this. Under Handicap Calculator. Simply select course; select your playing partners; under handicap allowance select 90%. It will calculate it for you** All strokes will be played off the lowest handicap in the group.
- All players must have a current USGA/GHIN handicap, otherwise play at a 0
- The winners of each match, will be responsible for reporting the results to the Tournament Chair
- $50 per team, 50% of purse goes to Centennial Fund, 50% to the winners
As always, the point of this competition is to have fun. So, keep it light out there and enjoy each other’s company.
Thanks for playing & Good Luck!!!
Nicholas Burchard, Centennial Tournament Chair firstname.lastname@example.org