Tournament of Champions

Tournament of Champions
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 event is open to all members. The format will be Match play – Player vs. all Players with 80% handicap applied. The field will be split into two flights based on season points*, with the top half in one flight and the bottom half in the other.  Members can play with anyone, Golf Genius will match cards within each flight and award points for each match won (6 points) and tied (3 points). Additional points will be awarded for each hole won (1/4 point) and tied (1/8 point). Total points will determine the winners for each flight.  

Each member will keep their gross only scores on their scorecard.  A standard Grassy Hill Scorecard is 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 will play White tees (No Blue Tees). Please note on scorecard tees played, last name and GHIN number.  

* Major winners will also guarantee themselves a spot in the “top half” flight regardless of points. This includes Club Championship, Senior Club Championship and Presidents Cup Finalists.

Grouping & Starting Times:

Play at your leisure on 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 payout the amounts listed below. 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.

*Subject to adjustment based on participation