While winning first place is always fun, we hope you will agree that the true spirit of the Golf Classic can be found simply by participating in it. The Golf Classic provides an opportunity to visit with colleagues while raising money for youth and education. The following is an overview of the rules:
- If you do not want to build a team, you can still sign up as an individual player and be assigned to a team.
Teams must check in at the registration table (inside the club house), where golf carts and starting holes will be assigned. Golfers must check in by 7:30 a.m. for the 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. Each golfer will receive a player’s gift. Kaladi will have their coffee cart stationed by the clubhouse and breakfast burritos will be available in the clubhouse.
Substitutions are permitted. Please notify CIRI Golf Classic tournament officials of any “no shows” or cancellations so changes can be made to the score sheets.
Each team member hits his/her own ball from the tee. Once a shot is selected, the other team members pick up their balls and move them to that position. All team members hit their next shot from a position within one club length of the team’s selected shot, BUT NOT CLOSER TO THE HOLE. Putts must be made from the same spot as the selected ball on the green. Putts must be holed out – no gimmies!
Each team member must contribute a minimum of two (2) tee shots and two (2) fairway shots during the 18 holes. The scorekeeper must record these on the team’s scorecard. A fairway shot is from any position other than the tee or the green. Please keep the pace. Course Marshals will monitor the tournament’s timely progress (maximum of 15 minutes per hole per team) and have the authority to assess a one-stroke penalty if it is determined that a team is impeding course play.
The ball selected and hit to play may be lifted, cleaned and placed within one club length of its original position — no closer to the hole. The position of the ball must be marked before lifting. In no case shall a ball on the fringe of the green be improved to lie on the green. If the selected ball is in a bunker or hazard, the player who hit it must hit first as it lies, and then other players will place within one club length no closer to the hole but within the hazard or bunker (bunker may be raked before placing).
If you hit your ball past any of the white out-of-bounds markers, do NOT look for your ball. Standard rules apply: you may either drop your ball near where it went out of bounds or take another stroke.
“Through the Green” is the whole area of the course except:
- The teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played
- All hazards on the course. Men use the “white tees” and women use the “red tees.”
SCORING The teams will be recognized during the awards ceremony and lunch immediately after the tournament. This year, back by popular demand, we will be serving a taco bar by Serrano’s Mexican Grill. First, Second, Third and Last Place prizes will be awarded at that time. Alaska Airlines has graciously donated 4 round-trip tickets to the first person to get a hole-in-one on any of the par three holes. This is for the first hole-in-one only. Additional prizes will be randomly drawn as well, including 4 roundtrip Alaska Airlines tickets! LONGEST DRIVE AND CLOSEST TO THE PIN CONTESTS The raffle winners will also be drawn at that time as well.
Golf Pros are excluded from participating in the longest drive, closest to the pin contests and hole-in-one prizes.
Only one score is recorded for the team at each hole. The scorekeeper records the gross score. The highest score allowed is double bogey for pace of play. Scorecards MUST be signed by the scorekeeper and a witness prior to turning in at the tournament scoring desk in the club house upon completion of 18 holes. Ties will be broken by comparing gross scores from hole #18, and going back until the tie is broken.
Remember Course Etiquette: repair ball marks, replace divots and rake all bunkers.
Ask any CIRI Volunteer and they will get in touch with the Tournament Director for clarification.