Club Championship

Club Championship
Grassy Hill Country Club, Orange, CT

General Information:

The Rules of Golf as adopted by the United States Golf Association govern play. This information sheet, the USGA Hard card, and any site specific Local Rules and Conditions of Competition sheets are supplements to the Rules of Golf. Local Rules of Grassy Hill Country Club will apply as noted.

Event Details:

This three round championship will include five flights by handicap determined by Golf Genius (Championship, First, Second, Third, Fourth (Stableford)).  The Championship and First Flight will play from the Blue tees. Secord, Third and Forth Flights will play from the White tees*. Fourth Flight, playing Stableford format at 80% handicap, will play White tees, with members 65 and older having the option to play Green tees.  All flights other than the Fourth flight will be medal play – gross only. Each player will keep their gross only scores on their scorecard. A pre-printed tournament scorecard will be used, please pass your scorecard over to a competitor in your pairing and attest the cards at the conclusion of play.  Scorecards must be signed and returned to the Pro-shop post round for official scoring. Golf Genius will post your score directly to your GHIN.

*Women will play from Green tees.

Tie breaking procedure:

In the event of a tie for 1st place in any flight; at the conclusion of play – players will proceed to Hole #18 for a sudden death playoff.

Grouping & Starting Times:

Starting times and pairings will be sent by email.

Food & Beverage: 

Food and Drink specials to be determined by GHCC GM Tim Dillman. Download the Grassy Hill App for more details.

Raffles & Contests:

To be determined by GHCC Head Pro Ken Gemmell and GHMA President Mike Russo, signup sheet will be in the pro-shop.

Attire & Footwear

Proper golf attire is required at all time by players. Shorts must be bermuda length. Shirts must have a collar and be tucked in. Jeans of all kinds, cargo pants/shorts, tee shirts and tank tops are prohibited. Hats must be worn in a traditional manner.

Shoes with traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (if such metal may come in contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round. Penalty for breach of this condition is disqualification.

Distance Measuring Devices:

For all play in GHMA events a player may obtain distance information using a device that measures distance only.

Local Rules:

All stone walls on the golf course have been determined to be integral parts of the course and are not immovable obstructions. Play the ball as it lies or take an un-playable lie with penalty. These stone walls are located but not limited to, along the left side of Hole 2, the stone wall that separates 12, 15, & 16, and the right of hole 16.

For hole 10, if a ball comes to rest between the greenside curbing (blue line) and white stakes, a free lift is permitted but the ball must be dropped in a designated drop area. If a ball comes to rest between the white stakes and the Clark Lane (includes property across the street) the ball must be dropped in a designated drop area with a one stroke penalty. This rule is for GHMA events and may defer from what is written on the Grassy Hill scorecard. This rule will be posted on bulletin board outside the pro-shop.

Relief may be obtained from concrete, blacktop, gravel, and mulch cart paths under the following conditions:  areas adjacent to cart paths if the lie, stance, or swing is affected by loose gravel, areas worn by cart traffic, areas not healed by construction or washed out by weather. Also includes flower beds and landscaped areas enclosed by cart paths.

Trophies & Prizes:

This event will pay $125 to each first-place finishers, $100 to each second place finishers, and $75 to the third place finishers. That is applicable to all divisions and all flights, total funds to be dispensed from the GHMA general fund. All monetary amounts will be issued in terms of pro-shop credit to the head pro Ken Gemmell.