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Guidelines

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Eligibility
Stanley Men's Golf Club Members must have a valid GHIN Handicap to play in Men's Club events.  New members without a GHIN Handicap must post a minimum of five 18 hole scores to get a temporary handicap until 20 scores are posted. 

Pace of Play
18 hole rounds are expected to be completed in 4 hours and 10 minutes.  Slow play will not be tolerated. Members who do not adhere to the pace of play will forfeit early tee time privileges.  Remember, it's your responsibility to keep up with the group in front of you, not just stay ahead of the group behind you. 
 
Tournament Descriptions
Tournament descriptions can be viewed online in the Events Calendar.  In addition, weekly email notifications will be sent to the membership containing the tournament description.
 
Tournament Registration
Tournament Registration begins two weeks prior to the event date.  Registration deadline is Sunday at 7:00 pm the week before the event.  Online registration can take place by clicking the “Register Now” button in the tournament description or weekly email notification.  Alternatively, players can register in the Pro Shop.  Payment will be accepted at the registration table on the day of the event.  Players who register and do not show will be required to pay the registration fee before they are allowed to play in any other Stanley Men's Golf Club event.  
 
Tee Times and Results
Tee Times are blocked generally starting at 7:57 am.  The Pro Shop will set the tee times for the field and post them online the Friday before the event.  On the Tuesday following the event the Pro Shop will post the results. Tee Times and Results can be viewed online in the Events Calendar.  Tee Times and Results will also be posted in the Pro Shop.
 
Weekend Events
Played every weekend throughout the season Weekend Events will be posted in the Pro Shop or at the registration table.  Register and pay on the day of play.  Players must obtain their own tee time unless they have registered for a Men’s Club Tournament and wish to play in both events.  Participants must play with at least one other Men’s Golf Club Member.
 
Ties for First Place
The following events will hold a sudden death playoff starting on the first hole to determine the overall gross winner:  Two Ball Championship, City Championship, Club Championship, and Senior Club Championship.  The Two Man Match Play Championship will hold a sudden death playoff to determine the flight winner.  All other events will use the USGA recommended tie breaker system last nine, last six, last three, last hole(s) except for events with a shotgun start in which case the tie will be broken starting with the number one handicap hole.
 
Ties for Last Place
NEPL Gross Team qualifying will hold a sudden death playoff starting on the first hole for last place and two alternates.  All other events will use the USGA recommended tie breaker system last nine, last six, last three, last hole(s) except for events with a shotgun start in which case the tie will be broken starting with the number one handicap hole.
  
POSTING SCORES

Score Posting 

Rounds played at Stanley Golf Course should be posted as a Home score or Tournament score following play on the computer in the Golf Shop. Unless otherwise noted post as a Home score. Rounds played at other courses should be posted as Away score within 7 days on the computer in the Golf Shop or on the GHIN website. Scores for CSGA and CT Section PGA events should be posted as a Tournament score. Ask a Golf Shop staff member if you need assistance posting scores. 

Violations for not Posting 18 Hole Scores 

The first violation for not posting an 18-hole score is a written warning after we post your score. The second violation for not posting an 18-hole score is a Penalty Score equal to the lowest Handicap Differential in the player's last 20 scoring records. The third violation for not posting an 18-hole score is a Penalty score equal to the lowest Handicap Differential in the player's last 20 scoring records and a manual reduction of -3 to your handicap index for a period of 45 days. A fourth violation for not posting an 18-hole score will be membership suspension until you meet with the Board of Directors on a set date within 45 days after the violation date on why you are not posting your scores. 

Scoring Differentials 

If competitive scores are abnormally lower than noncompetitive scores, a manual reduction of -3 to your handicap index will be administered by the Stanley Men's Golf Clubs Handicap Chairman / Committee for a period up to 60 days. Any reduction of your handicap index by the Stanley Men's Golf Club will be reflected by a letter "M" following your index. At each handicap revision the most recent twenty scores as calculated are weighed against the average of the two best Tournament score differentials, and if the difference of both Tournament score differentials is at least three strokes lower than the Handicap Index (as calculated from the most recent 20 scores), a reduction by the CSGA will be administered reflected by the letter "R" following your index.