Sucker in a Bucket

Sucker in a Bucket
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:

For this event there is one net division with no flights, 100% handicap is applied.

Sucker in a bucket is a fun game that is played with foursomes. Starting on hole #1 after all players have putted out, choose one ball to score. On the next hole, after putting out choose one ball of the remaining three.  On the next hole choose one of remaining two to score. For the next hole use the players ball you have not already used (that’s the sucker) Next hole start all over again. On the 17th and 18th holes use any ball but not the same one twice.  Please clearly circle the score of the ball used on each hole. As a default, if no scores are circled, Golf Genius will automatically choose the best applicable net score per hole with the tiebreaker being low handicap.  

A standard Grassy Hill Scorecard is also sufficient. Scorecards must be signed, attested and returned to the Pro-shop post round for official scoring. Golf Genius will post your score directly to your GHIN.  Members age 65 and over may play from Green tees.   All other members may choose to play White or Blue tees.  Please note on scorecard tees played, last name and GHIN number. If played as a threesome, you will be subject to a random blind.

Grouping & Starting Times:

Play at your leisure between Wednesday – Sunday.  The scorecard you turn into the pro-shop serves as your registration.

Food & Beverage: 

Weekly 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, 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 $30 to each member of the first place team, $25 to each member of the second place team, and $20 to each member of the third place team. 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.