Tournament Rules

VGA Tournament Rules - USGA Rules in effect

  • A Flights are index from 0.0 - 6.0. Tee box will be determine for each tournament

  • B Flights are index from 6.1 - 12.0. Tee box will be determine for each tournament

  • C Flights are index from 12.1 - Higher. Tee box will be determine for each tournament
     

Handicap index is NOT locked at the beginning of the year; we will use your "trend" handicap index for each tournament. In the event an individual is dominating that flight, the committee will handle the situation accordingly.

Anyone with a NET under par will be subject to have their index adjusted. Once your index has been adjusted, you MUST play 2 tournaments with that adjusted index. In the event your current index is lower than the adjusted index, the lower of the 2 will be use for tournament play. See Table below.

 

Index Adjustment
     NET Index         Adjustment

  • -1 to -3           1 Stroke

  • -4 to -6           2 Stroke

  • -7 to -9           3 Stroke
     

Please keep the pace of play with the group in front or you’ll be penalize two strokes each for your whole group gross scores. Each group must complete their round within 5 hours or 20 minutes after the group in front.
 

20 minutes or 5 hours rule applies (2 stroke penalty) 


Double Par rules: (players can pick up once you double par the hole)
 

  • Par 3 = max of 6 strokes

  • Par 4 = max of 8 strokes

  • Par 5 = max of 10 strokes
     


Settling Ties in Stroke Play:

Summarizing the non-playoff, "matching score cards" method by compare Gross Score as following:

  1. Gross score for last 9 holes minus one-half handicap; if still tied continue

  2. Gross score for last 6 holes minus one-third handicap; if still tied continue

  3. Gross score for last 3 holes minus one-sixth handicap; if still tied continue

  4. Gross score for 18th hole minus one-eighteenth handicap

Example:
          Assume Dan has a 10 handicap and Joe a 14 handicap.
          Last 9 holes
          Dan 39 - (10 / 2) = 39 - 5 = 34
          Joe 41 - (14 / 2) = 41 - 7 = 34
          Still tied...

         Last 6 holes
         Dan 27 - (10 / 3) = 27- 3.3 = 27 - 3 = 24
         Joe 29 - (14/3) = 29 - 4.7 = 29 - 5 = 24
        Still tied...

        Last 3 holes
        Dan 12 - (10/6) = 12 - 1.7 = 12 - 2 = 10
        Joe 14- (14/6) = 14 - 2.3 = 14 - 2 = 12
        Dan WINS!

 

New Member:

  • New member with verified GHIN qualify immediately tournament prizes.

  • New members do not have GHIN verified handicap, cannot win tournament net prizes for 1st month.

  • New members do not have GHIN and do not have verifiable handicap, cannot win tournament prizes for 3 tournaments

  • New members Qualify for closest to pins or gross or long drive



Tournament Points Distribution

The following points system shall be awarded to players ranked for each regular tournament played:
Note: Point earning increment toward to end of the season. For May 1.2x, June 1.4x and for the Club Championship 2 days event, points is worth 2x times to each participating player.


 

Tournament Points Distribution

The following points system shall be awarded to players ranked for each regular tournament played:
Note: Point earning increment toward to end of the season. For May 1.2x, June 1.4x and for the Club Championship 2 days event, points is worth 2x times to each participating player.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CA Challenge Cup Qualification
 

  1. To qualify for Challenge Cup, team member shall be minimum of 21 years of age and shall be of amateur status

  2. Team member must participate at minimum four (4) Monthly Tournaments

  3. Challenge Cup shall have the following Flights:
     

  • A-Flight Requirements

    • Player handicap index shall be less than 6.0

    • Eight (8) Team members with two (2) alternates

    • Two (2) non-Vietnamese shall be allowed

  • B-Flight & Requirements

    • Player handicap index shall be 6.0 or greater

    • Six (6) Team members with one (1) alternate

    • One (1) non-Vietnamese shall be allowed

  • Senior Flight & Requirements

    • Minimum age : 50 years

    • Six (6) Team members with one (1) alternate

    • One (1) non-Vietnamese shall be allowed



VGA Cup Qualification
 

  1. To qualify for VGA Cup, players shall be minimum of 21 years of age and shall be of amateur status

  2. VGA Cup shall have the following Flights:
     

  • A-Flight & Requirements (index: 0 - 9.9)

    • Any player with an handicap index between 0 - 9.9 at September 30th, 2019 shall be declared as A-Flight player

    • A-Flight shall consists of twelve (12) players with two (2) alternates (Captain’s choice)

    • Each A-Flight match competition is worth 1.0 point

    • After 18 holes of match competition, if a match ends in a tie/square, 1/2 points is awarded to each team

  • B-Flight & Requirements (index: > 10.0 )

    • Any player with an handicap index between > 10.0 at September 30th, 2019 shall be declared as B-Flight player

    • B-Flight shall consists of six (6) players with one (1) alternate (Captain’s choice)

    • Each B-Flight match competition is worth 0.5 point

    • After 18 holes of match competition, if a match ends in a tie/square, 0 points is awarded to each team

  • Senior Flight & Requirements

    • Minimum age : 50 years

    • Senior Flight shall consists of six (6) players with one (1) alternate (Captain’s choice)

    • After 18 holes of match competition, if a match ends in a tie/square.
       

    3.  In each flight, non-Vietnamese shall be qualified for VGA Cup team.
 

  • A-Flight – two (2) Non-Vietnamese qualified

  • B-Flight – one (1) Non-Vietnamese qualified

  • Senior Flight – one (1) Non-Vietnamese qualified

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