Monday, August 16, 2021
Registration: 8AM Shotgun Start: 9AM
Entry Fee: $70 incl 18 holes w/cart(required), Lunch, Putting Contest and Prizes
Registration limited to first 120 paid Golfers
The Second Annual Hayward Golf Club Solheim Challenge will field 120 female golfers, playing in TWOSOMES, with two TWOSOMES making up a TEAM. All players must have a WSGA/USGA handicap, with all TWOSOMES having no more than an eight (8) stroke variance in their handicaps. If a twosome has more than an eight point variance, the higher handicap will be lowered to be within 8 handicap strokes of her partner. Assuming a full field of 120 golfers, there will be five(5) flights of six(6) TEAMS per flight. Through random drawings, 50% of the teams will be designated as Solheim “USA” and 50% will be Solheim “Europe(EU)”. The winning Solheim team (60 golfers), with the sum of best net scores from ALL five flights, will receive a HGC commemorative Solheim Championship prize. There will be EQUAL cash payouts for first and second net TEAM scores in each of the five flights, three proxies for each flight as well as other prizes. All golfers will be in a GRAND PRIZE drawing for a Scotty Cameron Newport Select putter, value $400~.
All USGA golf rules apply. Any ties will be determined by scorecard playoff. Scorecards will be marked with all current handicaps for both nines.
FRONT NINE FORMAT: Net Best Ball score is recorded for each twosome, with the two twosome scores then added together for the TEAM score. For example, Sue and Sally are partners with Sue having one stroke and Sally two strokes on the hole. They both score a gross 5. Their twosome score on this hole would be a 3. Their TEAM partners are Betty and Barb, with Betty and Barb each having one stroke on the hole. Betty has a gross 6 and Barb for a gross 5. Their score would be a 4. The NET BEST BALL for each twosome added together for TEAM score would be a 7. REMINDER, IF YOU ARE CLEARLY NOT GOING TO BETTER YOUR PARTNER’S SCORE, PICK UP. Only one score per twosome counts.
BACK NINE FORMAT: Using USGA scramble formula, the twosome will do a two person scramble, recording their NET scramble score with the two twosome scores then added together for the TEAM score. Your scorecard will be marked with your handicap for the scramble scoring. Sue and Sally have a gross 4 on a hole and one stroke, so they record a NET 3. Betty and Barb have a gross 3 on a hole and no strokes, so they record NET 3. The TEAM score will be Sue and Sally’s 3 plus Betty and Barb’s 3 for a total of 6 for the hole, etc. (Scramble score from each twosome added together for TEAM score).
FINAL Handicaps for Solheim Challenge will be pulled and verified on Thursday, August 10, 2021. Scorecards will be marked with your handicapped holes for both nines (scramble will be USGA formula). 36 handicap maximum.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hayward Community Food Shelf.
Singles may enter and we will try to find a partner for you. Twosomes may register with other twosomes, but there is no guarantee they will be in same flight (unless close to same handicap).