2017 ACGT Tour ~ Spring Event #7 @ Northern Hills Match Play

2017 ACGT Tour Summer EVENT #7
FORMAT: Individual Match Play - 70% Net
COURSE - Northern Hills GC
DATE - 9/2, 9/3 & 9/4

****Limited to first 64 Registered Golfers****

8:30 am Shotgun Start ~  Round #1 Northern Hills  ~  9/2/17
2:00 pm Shotgun Start ~ Round #2 Northern Hills  ~  9/2/17
Guaranteed 2 Rounds Saturday. After Round #1, all rounds elimination matches. 

Match Play ~ 70% Net will be used for all matches



Match Play Scorecards will be given out at registration
8:30 am Shotgun Start ~ Round #1 Saturday a.m.
Driving Range @ NH opens @ 7:15am
Golfers who have a 1st round bye may still play during the time frame of round #1
All handicaps are 70% of the ACGT Tour Index. This number will be transfered to NH Course Hcap chart.
All Golfers will receive 100% of thier 70% allotment. Meaning, a 5 handicapper will give a 6 handicapper 1 stroke on the 6th handicap hole. 
All matches were blind draw.
The 1st round will be double elimination. All matches from Sat. afternoon on are elimination matches. 

Opening announcements promptly @ 8:15 am.

Registration :
***There will be a registration table for this event located at the first tee of Northern Hills. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for being at the registration table no later than 10 minutes prior to your tee time.
***Post round scoring will take place in the the Clubhouse Area. Please promptly turn in scorecards to the scoring table following play. 
All Golfers will play from the Black ACGT Tour TEES
2017 - Pace of Play Rule:
•There will be 5 Checkpoints on each golf course After Holes #3, #6, #9, #12, #15
The Tee Time Group may be advised of their pace of play position at any location on the course
If a Tee Time Group falls out of position, they can only be “Put on the Clock” & warned @ one of the checkpoint locations.  (1 or more Holes Behind)
The entire Tee Time Group is put on the clock, Not ONE Individual.
The entire Tee Time Group has until the following checkpoint to “Regain Position”.
At the next checkpoint location, if the entire Tee Time Group has failed to regain position, THE ENTIRE GROUP IS PENALIZED, and is continued on the clock until the next checkpoint.
Ø First offense – One stroke     Ø Second offense – Two strokes      Ø For subsequent offense – Disqualification
2017 - Handicap Index Guidelines:
We would like to continue to make this TOUR as competitive and enjoyable as possible, while providing a fair and equitable opportunity for players of all skill levels to compete. The integrity of our TOURevents is important to us and our participants, and the following requirements have been put in place...

A verifiable ACGT Tour handicap index will be used. This index is the total average of all individual golfers ACGT Tour Scores. This index will take preference over GHIN or any other handicap indexes. If you do not have a Tour handicap index, you are still eligible to compete in the Tour Event. The ACGT Tour will put you into a flight based on 80% of your USGA Verified Handicap Index or an Average Score. The ACGT Tournament Committee will record all tournament scores into the NEW Tour Handicap Database which is available for public viewing now at Handicap Database. Two ACGT Tour Scores are needed to create a ACGT Tour Handicap Index. 
In addition to the tighter ACGT Tour Index Guidelines above, The following Handicap Adjustments Explanation will also pertain to Tour Events: 

USGA Section 9 Handicap Competitions Rule States: The committee may, in an exceptional individual case, modify a player's handicap before or between rounds of a competition.
In the event that a ACGT Tour golfer shoots an exceptional tournament score on any event date and requires handicap adjustment for the Next day of, or next Event, the following formula will be used. (3 shots or better below their handicap) In these cases, the amount of shots below your course allowance was divided by two and subtracted from your Handicap. For example, if you shot 3 shots below your handicap, or a 68, 1.5 strokes was deducted from your previous handicap. That becomes your index for the next round/event. However........The ACGT Tour Handicap & rules committee will track these golfers. If any adjusted golfer shoots above his unadjusted handicap, HE WILL RECEIVE the unadjusted index value. The ACGT Tour will strive to protect the integrity of the handicap process for the rest of the 2017 Tour Season &  Playoffs.