THELMA-LOUISE and LUCY-ETHEL
Deadline for signing up is April 28, 2023.
Thelma/Louise is a two member team, single elimination, ladder tournament and Lucy vs. Ethel is an individual, single elimination ladder tournament. These tournaments are intended to give people match play experience. Ladders are blindly drawn from participating players after the signup deadline and posted on the bulletin boards in the locker room. Players must have an established handicap and have played at least 2 times prior to participation.
Matches are arranged by the players and are to be played on non-league days, if at all possible. If necessary, the match may be played on a Tuesday league day after the 9 hole league tee times, but must be arranged with the 9 hole tee-time chair 5 days ahead.
Match play is scored hole by hole, win, lose, or draw (halve) comparing net ball scores.
The tournament winner is determined by the number of holes won, rather than total gross and net score; i.e. If player A wins 11 holes and opponent player B wins 9 holes, then player A is the winner of the match .
Each player plays her own ball into the hole (see exceptions *).
See RLGA Rules - Match Play
• The match is finished and won when a player (or team) leads by a number of holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played (e.g. 4 holes ahead with only 3 holes left to play).
• If there is a tie at the end of the match, sudden death will begin on hole #1.
• To start the match, determine the player/team to tee off first by a flip of a coin or drop of a tee. On subsequent holes, the last player/team to have won a hole shall have the honor and tee off first.
• The ball farthest from the hole shall be played first. However, in team play, balls belonging to the same team may be played in the order the team determines.
• If you play out of turn (on the tee, fairway or on the green), your opponents can make you re-hit your shot. On any given shot, you can deviate from this rule if one of your opponents consents prior to the shot.
• Follow USGA rules for play. Summer rules apply (play the ball where it lies). Play the ball where it lies.
• *The scoring ball MUST BE HOLED OUT, unless the other player/team concedes the putt. Be alert as to when you concede a putt, so you don’t make your opponents putt really short putts!
• *If there is no way you/your team can win the hole, concede the hole to your opponent(s).
• *In team play, if you are clearly not able to do better than your partner, declare that you are “out of the hole” and pick up your ball.
• For score posting, on conceded or unfinished holes, either determine what you believe you would have finished the hole with or take the maximum allowable strokes (see MEMBERSHIP- HANDICAPS). Your score from this round must be posted for handicap purposes.
• When you have finished your match, submit the results to the tournament chairs and the webmaster. If there is an issue with the outcome of the round, keep the original scorecard or take a photo of it and discuss with Frank and/or one of the tournament chairwomen.
Players must coordinate a date to play the match within the following round deadlines, and if possible, on a day other than Tuesday. If they must play on a regular Tuesday, notify the tee time coordinator and your group will be put at the end of the tee time schedule (after the 9 hole league).
Round Complete Play By Forfeit Date*
Play in round June 16, 2023 June 20, 2023 (if odd number of players)
1 July 21, 2023 July 25, 2023
2 Aug. 25, 2023 Aug. 29, 2023
3 Sept. 22, 2023 Sept. 26, 2023
4 N/A N/A
* If a match is not able to be played by the round's deadline, the match will be required to be played on the following Tuesday (after the 9 holers). If a player/team is unable to play on that Tuesday, they will forfeit. A team has the option to compete with just one of their members.
- An 18 hole handicap must be established before the first round of play begins.
The handicaps used will be the handicap in effect on the date the round is played. It is the players' responsibility to ensure the correct handicap is reflected on the card before the match begins and mark the cards accordingly.
For Thelma & Louise tournaments use 90% of your handicap. For Lucy v Ethel contests use 100%
The player with the lowest handicap among the 4 will receive no strokes. The remaining 3 players will receive the difference between their course handicap and the low handicapper.
FOR LUCY VS. ETHEL CONTESTS, USE THE GHIN APP TO LOOK UP YOUR COURSE HANDICAP.