Players Need for CGA Interclub Matchplay Tournament
There are many ways to be the Best Men's Golf Club in Colorado. But one way stands out: as State Champion of the CGA Interclub tournament. We have done it twice, but twice is not enough, and we want our trophy back.
We are fortunate that Captain Jim Eliassen is in charge again this year. That's the good news. The bad news is that he is apparently incorruptible. No matter what I try (charm, bribes, good arguments) Captain Jim looks at my LHI (low handicap index for the last year), compares it with my recent performance, and politely but firmly declines my request to play. Bummer.
So Jim needs players who love and excel at match play. Here's his spiel:
It's that time again! I'll provide our first round schedule of matches so you can mark your calendars.
Match #1 - Murphy Creek/Saddle Rock
Saturday, May 30th, Tee Times: 12 Noon, 12:10 and 12:20 PM
Match #2 - South Suburban GC
Friday, June12th, Tee Times: 1 PM, 1:10 PM and 1:20 PM
Match #3 - The Meadows GC
Friday, July 17th, Tee Times: 1 PM, 1:10 PM and 1:20 PM
The Team winning the most points in these Round Robin Matches earns the right to advance to the Playoffs which begin in mid-August. This year, there are 52 Teams registered to compete from all over the state. Last year's defending Champion is The Broadmoor GC who we beat in the Playoffs a few years ago.
It's time to select our Team for our 1st Match against the combined team of Murphy Creek/Saddle Rock. All their matches are played at Murphy Creek as they have an easier time scheduling than at Saddle Rock. All four Teams will be looking for players that have competed in our respective Club Tournaments so it is important for newer Members to post some Tournament scores in order to be considered. We have WON this season long event TWICE so let's get ready to RUMBLE and bring the trophy back to the Lone Tree Golf Club!
Each Match consists of 12 players from each Club along with Alternates in each Flight. Handicaps are based on 100% of your lowest Handicap Index of record for the last 12 months. Everyone uses the following flight format:
4 "A" players (LHI - 7.0 and under)
4 "B" players (LHI - 5.0 up to 13.0)
4 "C" players (LHI - 11.0 up to 18.4)
Six players compete at Lone Tree and six compete at Murphy Creek. A and B Flights play from the Blue Tees and C Flight players play from the White Tees at each course.
Please respond directly to me at: (firstname.lastname@example.org). I encourage you to provide feedback if you prefer to compete at Lone Tree GC or if you think you play Murphy Creek GC well as it is a long, links-style course and usually windy. We will look at everyone's tournament play, how close you are playing to your Low Handicap Index, all of your posted scores especially for 2015 rounds, etc.
We will select our Team along with the Alternates and let everyone know about a week and a half prior to the match so all have a chance for a practice round. I am only soliciting players at this point for our first match with Murphy Creek/Saddle Rock. I'll send out separate emails later looking for players for the South Suburban and Meadows matches.
Thanks for your submissions as this will be lots of fun and a fantastic experience for all who compete!