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2017 Member’s

Golf Program

Golf Shop Information

Main Number: (703)-670-7503

Email: Emsmith@montclaircc.com

Thomas Delasko – General Manager

Eric M. Smith – Head Golf Professional

Adam Rice, GCSAA – Golf Course Superintendent

Abel Bethancorte – Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Romana Johnson – Membership Director

 

                    

 

Dear Montclair Country Club Members,

      On behalf of the Management team we welcome you to the 2017 golf season! We went through a few changes in 2016 and are happy that we have established a great partnership between members and the club management team. We are all ready to move forward in the upcoming season!

The Golf Program for 2017 will focus on keeping our core base of participants while encouraging participation from the large percentage of our membership. Each event will have its own format, cost and payout structure in order to provide the best value to those participating. We also plan to incorporate post-round social activities into an event or two to make it more than just another day of golf.

Communication is the key to our success. We are striving to get as much information out to each member as possible in a timely fashion. The most efficient way to do this is via e-mail, so please take a moment to provide or verify your e-mail address to the club if you have not already done so. The newsletter will recap completed events and provide key reminders for upcoming tournaments and activities.

We have provided key information about the 2017 Golf Program in this member book. Please note the dates of all the events and mark them on your calendar now. We welcome each of you to contact the MCC Staff if you have any questions or comments throughout the season.

 

Hit ‘em long and straight!

 

Eric M. Smith

Head Golf Professional

Montclair Country Club  

 

Montclair Country Club – Policies and Procedures

This publication summarizes important rules and regulations for all members and guests. Play on the course will be in accordance with the current USGA Rules of Golf and local rules giving you and other members the best opportunity to enjoy your experiences at Montclair Country Club.

Check In Policy

All golfers must check in with the golf shop prior to starting play. Members are required to alert the Pro-Shop staff that they will be playing. All play will start on the first tee unless directed / approved by the Pro- Shop staff. We ask you to be considerate to fellow members by having your group “ready to go” at least (10) minutes prior to your starting time. “Ready to go” refers to all players having completed registering in the golf shop.

Scheduled Events

All Club Events and Outside Contracted Special Events have precedence over regular starting times and open play. All members are encouraged to call the Golf Shop before attempting to “Walk On” to ensure availability.

Dress Code

Appropriate attire is required at all times in the clubhouse, on the golf course, and on the practice facilities. Shorts for men and women and skirts for women, must be no more than four inches above the knee and hemmed or cuffed. For men, all shirts must have sleeves; for women, shirts must have a collar. Members and guests failing to adhere to the dress code will not be permitted on the golf course or practice facilities. It is the responsibility of the Member to inform their guests of the dress code at Montclair Country Club. Inappropriate attire includes, but is not limited to, denim, cut-off shorts, running shorts, spandex, tank tops, halter tops or tee shirts. Montclair Country Club is a non-metal spike facility.

Guests

All guests must register in the golf shop. Members are responsible for the conduct and all financial obligations incurred by their guests. If guests do not register in the golf shop, the prevailing guest rate will be charged to the member’s account.

 

Practice Facilities

All golfers are required to check in with the golf shop prior to using the range or practice facilities. Range balls are located at the golf shop and are intended for the range and short game practice areas only. The range will be open from one hour after dawn until one hour before dusk, except on range maintenance days. The 2017 range maintenance schedule is: Range will close on Wednesdays @ 5PM for clean picking. Range will re-open Thursdays @ 10AM after mowing. Please note that this schedule may change to accommodate special events.

The grass tee area will be available at the discretion of the golf course superintendent, or his designated representative, based on weather conditions and/or maintenance requirements. We will strive to have grass tees open seven days a week from mid-May to early October. All golfers using the driving range are subject to rules of the day.  

Club Repair Service

We will again offer club repair services in-house for the 2017 season. Re-gripping and re-shafting services are available. For pricing and information please call Eric M. Smith at the golf shop at 703-670-7503 x 106.

Pace of Play

An appropriate pace of play must be maintained so that all members and guests can enjoy their round of golf. A round of golf at Montclair Country Club should be completed in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Each player is responsible for their group maintaining proper position on the golf course in relation to the rest of the field. The position of the group following has no bearing in determining whether or not a player’s pace of play is satisfactory.

If a group falls out of position and is restricting the pace of play they will be instructed by the Golf Professional to improve their pace.

If the group continues to lag, a second warning will be delivered by the Golf Professional and the group will be asked to skip holes to get back into position.

This policy will be enforced.

 

At the Turn

It is important to keep the pace of play and maintain your position when stopping at the turn. During the golf season, weather permitting, we will provide a food and beverage cart on the course to better serve you and provide a more enjoyable golfing experience.

Cart Policy

Members and guests are required to check-in and sign our “cart agreement receipt” prior to being given a golf cart. General cart guidelines are as follows:

 

  • All carts are subject to the posted rules.

 

  • The golf cart driver is responsible for physical damage to golf carts in their possession.
  • Daily cart rules are posted in the Pro-Shop.
  • Daily cart rules will be made by the Golf Course Superintendent and will be administered  by the club Golf Professional
  • No individual without a valid driver’s license is allowed to operate a golf cart
  • All carts must remain on the cart path within 50 yards from each green and tee.
  • All carts must obey posted directional signs and rope on the fairways and cart paths.
  • Golf carts must remain on the cart path on all par 3 holes.
  • Standard golf carts may only be occupied with a maximum of two individuals.   Limousine carts allow up to four individuals.

 

 

Golf Course Care

To maintain enjoyable course conditions, we need every player to be conscientious and help. Please always take time to:

 

  • Repair your ball mark, and at least one other on the green.

 

  • Replace your divots and/or fill your divots with the sand mixture provided on the golf carts.
  • Rake bunkers and return rakes to an area inside of the bunker on the opposite side of greenside bunkers and on the fairway side of fairway bunkers.
  • Avoid all wet areas with the golf carts.

 

 

 

   Credit Book & Chit Book

   Credit book will continue. Credits need to be used by December 31st.

   Guest Passes

  Guest passes can only be used Monday – Friday. Guest passes will not be honored for               weekend shotgun play.

Cart Covers and Heaters

Montclair Country Club is not responsible for any loss of, or damages to, cart covers and heaters.

Heaters and bottles of propane must be disconnected for storage. Please do not leave propane gas connected in the carts. Any cart damages caused by a heater or cart cover will be charged               to the member responsible for the damage.

Lessons and Clinics

Montclair Golf Academy is staffed with professional instructors and is outfitted with excellent equipment to help fulfill all your game improvement goals. All members of Montclair Country Club are in entitled to a Complimentary Club Fitting or Game Evaluation annually with the renewal of their club membership.  

      Juniors

Juniors must be at least 6 years of age for access to the golf course with adult supervision. The parents of juniors, 12 years of age and older, may request that their child be evaluated by the Golf Professional to determine if they qualify to use the practice facilities and golf course without adult supervision.

All juniors are expected to follow the rules of golf etiquette as stated by the USGA. Juniors accompanied by an adult or instructor will be permitted to use the practice facilities. These rules are subject to change at the discretion of the Golf Professional based on the ability of the junior and the seasonal demand of play.

Montclair Country Club will offer Spring Break junior camps as well nine different summer half-day sessions. For a complete listing or if you have any questions, please contact Eric M Smith 703-670-03 x 106.

 

2017 Spring Break & Summer Junior Golf Program

Date for Junior Camps:

All Camps will run from Monday through Thursday from 9AM – 12PM – Lunch served daily

June 19th – 22nd and June 26th – 29th   

July 10th – 13th, July 17th – 20th, July 24th – 27th and July 31st – August 3rd

August 7th – 10th, August 14th – 17th and August 21st – 24th

(Rain dates will be on the following Friday)

Cost of the camp: $225 Members – $300 Non-Members

Includes: Junior Camp, Shirt, Hat, Glove & Lunches

Monday – 9AM – 12PM (Putting, Chipping & Irons) Grip, Stance & Posture

Tuesday – 9AM – 12PM (Putting, Chipping & Half Swing) Box Drill, 10’ circle & Punch shots

Wednesday 9AM – 12PM (Putting, Chipping & Full Shot) Around-the-World, Tic-Tac-Toe & Closest to the Pin

Thursday – 9AM – 12PM (On the Course) Playing as scramble

Lunch Menu: 12:00PM – 12:30PM

Monday: Hot Dog, Chips & Beverage   

Tuesday: Chicken Tenders, Fries & Beverage  

Wednesday: Cheeseburger, Fries & Beverage  

Thursday: Pizza Party & Beverage    

 

*** Daily contest with overall weekly winner! ***

 

Tournaments Handicapping Information * Guidelines * Requirements

All members of Montclair Country Club are entitled to maintain their handicap at the club for no additional fee.  We encourage all members to participate in member events and tournaments. (Certain eligibility requirements may be required as listed below).

Event Eligibility

 

  • A member must have a valid USGA Handicap Index maintained at Montclair Country Club to qualify and participate in any of Montclair Member events.  

 

  • A new Montclair member who does not have a valid USGA Handicap Index may qualify to participate in a club event by obtaining a temporary handicap by playing three golf rounds, with other members, and submitting their scorecard to the Head Golf Professional to establish a temporary handicap.
  • To maintain eligibility, a player must follow all rules of posting scores for handicap purposes (see Members’ Responsibilities section, below)  

 

 

Members’ Responsibilities

Each member has the responsibility of maintaining his or her handicap.  It is important to become familiar with the guidelines and obligations of keeping a handicap.

In order to participate in Montclair Country Club, Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA), and Middle Atlantic Golf Association (MAGA), Washington Metropolitan Golf Association (WMGA) or United States Golf Association (USGA) tournaments or events, a member must obtain and maintain a valid USGA Handicap Index. A valid index is maintained by posting all eligible scores on the handicap computer located in the Montclair golf shop or the computer at any golf club which is part of the Virginia State Golf Association handicap network. Players may also post via the internet through the GHIN website WWW.GHIN.COM  or by using the GHIN app which is available for most smartphones through iTunes or Google Play. (Please contact the Montclair Country Club staff for details on how to post scores through the internet).  

A member must post a minimum of five (5) 18 – holes scores in order to generate an official Handicap Index. In addition, all members must post a minimum of Five (5) 18 –holes scores over the course of a 12-month period in order to participate in club events.

Tournament Handicapping Information * Guidelines * Requirements

The following guidelines must be adhered to by each member who wishes to maintain a valid Handicap Index.

 

  • The member must post all scores which are shot in accordance with the Rules of Golf. Rounds which are not valid for handicap purposes include captain’s choices (scrambles) and any rounds where the member does not play his/her own ball completely and exclusively. Playing a “practice” round should not be a reason for failing to post a score.

 

  • Nine (9) holes scores must be posted. The handicap system will save it and combine it with the next nine (9) holes score entered to make an eighteen (18) holes score. The nine (9) holes rounds may be on the same side. The computer will calculate the proper rating and slope.
  • The member must verify the tees played every time a score is posted. If 13 holes or more are played, an 18 holes score must be posted. To “fill in” the missing holes not played, the member should give himself a ‘net par’ on each hole – a gross par plus any handicap stroke(s) normally received on that hole.
  • Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) must be applied to a score prior to posting it in the computer. ESC is a process which keeps a handicap from being artificially inflated based on one or more abnormally high scoring holes during a round
  • In the handicapping system there is a special designation for “tournament” scores. A member who participates in a Montclair Country Club tournament or event must specify his or her round (if eligible) as a “tournament” round when posting that score (the computer will prompt for this information).

 

 

 

Montclair Country Club Tournament Handicapping

Each Montclair Country Club tournament or event that has a net component will have a handicapping formula specific to the event. In most occurrences, all formulas are taken from the USGA Handicap Manual, where there are numerous guidelines for handicapping various formats of golf. If a format is being played which is not recognized by the USGA (e.g. scramble), a handicap formula will be established to give all players a fair chance at winning.

 

Tournaments – Flights & Divisions, General Rules

As participation in Montclair Country Club tournaments and events has increased, some members prefer to play these events from the same tees that they play casually.

Since the Handicap System contains allowances for competitions when players are playing from different tees, there is no reason not to allow members to play their “regular” tees in a tournament, unless the specific format of a tournament requires play from designated tees.

For 2017, each tournament entry form will list all possible competitive flights for which prizes may be awarded. These are subject to change (addition and/or deletion of flights) depending on the number of players that register for a given flight.

Montclair Country Club Tournament Rules

Except where noted, 2017 tournaments and events will follow the USGA Rules of Golf. It is the   responsibility of each player to know the Rules of Golf and apply them fairly and honestly to   protect the integrity of the field. Each tournament will have a local rule sheet distributed to participants prior to the start of the event. Rules which will be in effect for all events are listed below:

 

  • All participants wishing to compete in a Montclair Country Club member event must register either in person or via e-mail to Emsmith@montlcaircc.com. Phone entries will not be accepted. Entry registration sheets will be available in the golf shop 30 days prior to each event. Entry registration deadlines will be 72 hours prior to each event. Following the registration deadline, if a member decides he would like to play, a provisional or ‘wait-list’ will be kept by the Club Management on a first-come, first served basis. This ‘wait-list’ may be used for two purposes:

 

  • If a registered member withdraws from the event, they may be replaced by the next name on the provisional list. The replacement then assumes the financial responsibility for that spot.
  • If the number of participants is not evenly divisible by four (4), up to three (3) players from the provisional list may be added to create foursomes for each group.

 

 

Please note that members signing up for the provisional list are not guaranteed a spot in the event.

 

  • In accordance with the VSGA policies, the use of laser range-finders or GPS-based systems will be permitted for all events, providing distance information only. Rule 14-3.

 

Devices providing information about gradient, wind speed or direction, temperature, etc. are not permitted.

 

  • Participants in any Montclair Country Club sponsored event (tournament or league) may not bring a non-participant (e.g. child, parent, spouse or friend) onto the course in any capacity. Spectators nor are permitted. Exceptions may be approved upon request.

 

  • Each Participant/team will be required to submit a completed, signed and attested scorecard to be eligible for placement/prizes.

 

 

In stroke-play events, play-offs will be used to break first-place ties only. All other ties will be addressed using the USGA recommended method in the following manner:

 

  • Best score for the last nine (9) holes (holes 10-18)

 

  • Best score for the last six (6) holes (holes 13- 18)
  • Best score for the last three (3) holes (16-18)
  • Best score for the last hole (#18)
  • Hole-by-hole scorecard matching, starting with the #1 handicap hole.

 

 

 

(Note: for net ties, the appropriate handicap allowances will be used to determine the correct net score).

Tournaments – Entry Fees, Prizes & Awards Entry

In 2017, Montclair Country Club will continue to use a “pay-per-event” policy which will   allow the club to maximize the prize pool (based on the number of participants) for a given event and allow members to schedule only the event in which they choose to participate.

For each event a member enters, an entry fee must be paid by the member prior to tee off. The entry fee will cover the following:

 

  • Prize pool

 

  • Any additional amenities associated with the event (food/beverages, etc.)

 

 

 

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded in the form of credit in each members’ account (credit book). All tournament credits earned in 2017 events/tournaments may be used for in-stock merchandise at Montclair Country Club. Unused credits will expire on December 31, 2017. Credits may not be used for any other purchases including tournament entry fees, cart fees, guest fees, membership payments and lessons.

 

Awards

In addition to the credit book mentioned above, winners of various tournaments may receive other awards and/or benefits. Defined tournament winners will be invited to the Inaugural Annual Champions Dinner which will be held early in January 2018. Only members who have participated in a member tournament throughout 2017 will be invited to the Champions Dinner.     

 

Pairing/Tee Assignments

All pairings for 2017 Member Tournaments will be determined by random draw. Pairing requests will not be accepted. The only exception to this rule would be two-day events, when pairings on the second day are determined by performance on the first day of competition.

The following pages list information for each Montclair Country Club Member Tournament and Qualifiers. While every effort has been made to provide as much detail as possible in this program, and while every attempt will be made to adhere to the information provided herein, please note that Montclair Country Club Management reserves the right to make changes to any event/tournament as they deem necessary, including but not limited to dates, formats, flights, entry fees and prizes.  

 

Montclair Country Club Golf Tournaments for 2017

 

January 21st, 2017 @ 10AM SG Polar Bear 2 players 4 Clubs

February 18th, 2017 @ 10AM SG Red Tee Championship Single Event

March 18th, 2017 @ 9 AM SG March Madness

April 15th, 2017 @ 9 AM SG Member – Member

May 1st, 2017 Member Match Play Begins

June 24th, 2017 @ 10 AM SG Play With The Staff

July 4th, 2017 @ 9AM SG Red, White & Blue 3 Player Event

August 13th, 2017 Survival Flag Event on your own tee time

September 16th-17th, 2017 @ 8AM TT Both Days Montclair Ryder Cup USA Vs. European

October 21st- 22nd, 2017 @ 8AM TT Both Days Club Championship

November 18th, 2017 @ 10 AM SG Turkey Trot food drive

Dec. 9th, 2017 @ 10 AM SG Toys for Tots

                    ( For more details, please refer to the table of contents )  

 

Polar Bear Scramble

What is it: This is a 2-Player and 4-Clubs scramble. No club sharing is permitted.                                                                         

When is it: Saturday Jan. 21st, 2017 @ 10AM – Shotgun Start

Format: _ 18 Holes scramble: each player must choose & play with only 4 golf clubs    

Tees: White tees – Men under 60

Gold tees – Men 60 and over

Red Tees – Ladies

Handicapping: There will be no handicapping in the Polar Bear event. The event will post flights following play.

Winners: Flights will be determined by the Montclair Professional Staff based on the number of entrants. Minimally, 1st and 2nd place, Flight A and Flight B will be awarded.

Tiebreakers: All tiebreakers will be determined using USGA recommended tiebreakers.

Fees: $40 Member/ $65 Member-Guest

Includes: 2 drink tickets for the beverage cart, banquet, awards

Entry: Registration will be accepted in person or via e-mail to: Emsmith@montclaircc.com. The deadline date is Wednesday Jan. 18th, 2017 by C.O.B.

 

Red Tee Championship

What is it: _    This event is a single player event. Each player will tee off from the red tees for all 18 holes. The lowest score will be crowned the Red Tee Champion.  

When is it:    Saturday February 18th, 2017 @ 10AM – Shotgun Start

Format:     Single player

Tees:                      RED Tees for everyone!

Handicapping: This format will use your handicap from the Red Tees only 70%.

Winners:   Gross flight 1st & 2nd, Net Flight 1st, Ladies Flight 1st Gross & 1st Net

                                    (subject to change based on number of entries).

Tiebreakers:     All tiebreakers will be determined using USGA recommended tiebreakers.

Fees: _   Member $20 / Member-Guest $65 * Member guest fees cover greens fees plus entry fee. 100% pay out.

Entry:  Sign-ups will be accepted in person or via e-mail to: Emsmith@montclaircc.com. The deadline date is Wednesday Feb. 15th, 2017 C.O.B.

 

March Madness Scramble

What is it: This is a four-person scramble. Each player on the team tees off from a different tee box for the entirety of the event (Blue, White, Gold & Red).

When is it: Saturday March 18th, 2017 @ 9AM Shotgun Start

Format: Four-person team captain’s choice scramble. Each team member must choose a different tee box, blue, white, gold or red from which to tee off from for all 18 holes. Each player will be required to play a minimum of three (3) of their individual drives throughout the round. Only two (2) of the mandatory three (3) tee shots required of each player may be used on the par 3’s.

Tees: _ Each player will tee off throughout the entirety of the event from a different tee box; blue, white, gold or red.

Handicapping: There will be no handicapping in the March Madness Scramble Event. The event will be post-flighted following play.

Winners: _   Flights will be determined by Montclair Professional Staff depending on number of entrants. Minimally, Flight A (1st & 2nd) and Flight B (1st & 2nd) will be awarded.

Tiebreakers:   All tiebreakers will be determined using USGA recommended tiebreakers.

Fees: _ $40 Members / $75 Member – Guest. Entry includes 2 drink tickets for the beverage cart only. Post play awards banquet, prizes for the winning team.

Entry:  Sign-ups will be accepted in person or via e-mail to: Emsmith@montclaircc.com. The deadline reservation date is Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 by C.O.B.

 

Member – Member 2017

What is it: 18-holes team competition

When is it: April 15th, 2017 @ 9AM Shotgun

Format: 18 Holes – better ball

Tees: Men under 60 – Blue Tees

Men 60-65 – White Tees

Men 65 and over – Gold Tees

Ladies – Red Tees

Handicapping: Event will have a Gross & Net Competition. A member and their guest may have a maximum handicap difference of 18 strokes. If there is a difference greater than 18 strokes, prior to percentages below being applied, the handicap in question will be modified to reflect a difference of 15 strokes – (example: if a member has a 0 handicap and their guest has a 22 handicap, their guest’s handicap would be modified to a 15 handicap, prior to the percentages below being applied). Following any necessary adjustments as listed above, the following handicapping percentages will be applied to the event participants for the net competition:

Better Ball – 80% of individual handicap.

Winner:    Awards for 1st and 2nd place Gross and 1st and 2nd place net. Additional places may be awarded based on the number of event participants.

Tiebreakers:   All tiebreakers will be determined using USGA recommended tiebreakers.

Fees: $80/ team – includes: 2 drink tickets during the round, buffet dinner after the round & awards.

Entry: Registration will be accepted in-person or via e-mail to: Emsmith@montclaircc.com. The deadline date is Wednesday April 9th, 2017 by C.O.B.

2017 Member Match Play

What is it: This is the Montclair Member Match Play Championship! There will be four event categories: Gross, Net, Senior Net & Ladies

When is it: Members must be registered before May 1st, 2017.

Each competitor will be responsible for coordinating a tee time to play their match once the bracket has been seeded and distributed. Brackets will be distributed to Gross & Match Play participants no later than c.o.b. April 29th, 2017. Match play Championship will begin on May 1st, 2017, with each round lasting two weeks. Any matches not played within a two-week period will be subject to a coin flip by a Montclair Professional Staff member to determine the winner. An official schedule for the match play event will be issued. The brackets will be on display in the Pro Shop for members to check the progress of the event.

Eligibility: All Members in good standing are eligible to play in the Match Play Championship. Weekday-only Members are invited to play without any additional weekend green fees if a match is played on a weekend. Members will be eligible to participate in the four flights corresponding to the age groups defined for each (Gross, Net, Senior Net & Ladies).

Format: Each match will consist of 18 holes of match-play. A match is won by the player who is leading by a number of holes greater than the number of holes remaining to be played.

TEES: Gross: Men under 60 – Blue Tees * Men 60 – 65 – White Tees  

Net: Men 65 and under – White Tees * Men 65 and over – Gold Tees

Senior Net: Men 65 and under – White Tees * Men 65 and over – Gold Tees

Ladies – Red Tees

 

Handicapping: The Gross Event will be contested as a gross competition, with no handicaps.

Net Flights – All registered players will be ranked in compliance to their May 1st, 2017 handicap index – lowest to highest. Those players with the eight, lowest handicap indexes will be placed   

 

In the first flight, the next eight in the second flight, and so on. A traditional match-play bracket will be set up for each flight.

Each player will receive 100% of his/her 18 holes, course handicap. Each player’s handicap will then be reduced by the handicap of the lower handicap player, who will then play as scratch. Secondary adjustments will be made for the players’ different tees. Strokes will be awarded as they fall on the scorecard.

Winners:    Each Flight will have first through fourth place winners. All flight winners and runners –up will receive invitations to the Inaugural Champion Dinner in January 2018.

Tiebreakers: If a match is tied after 18 holes, participants will play both holes #18 and #10 in the match play format. If the match is still tied, continue to Hole #11 and forward until a winner has been determined. The sole exception is the final round match to determine the Montclair Country Club Match Play Champion (Gross, Net, Senior Net or Ladies). If a Championship Match is tied after 18 holes, match participants will continue to a playoff on holes #1 through #4. If still tied after hole #4, play will continue to hole #5 and forward until a winner has determined.

Prizes: _ Winner will receive Montclair Country Club credit book. Each event will pay out 100% of fees collected as follows:

 

  • 1st place – 50% of monies in the pool

 

  • 2nd place – 25% of monies in the pool
  • 3rd place – 15% of monies in the pool
  • 4th place – 10% of monies in the pool

 

 

Registration Fee: _ $30 per player per event

 

Registration: _ Sign-up sheets will be available in the Pro Shop for each flight beginning April 1ST. Registration fee must be paid at the time of registration. Entrants will not be seeded without advance payment

 

Play With the Staff 2017

 

What is it: This event will be a scramble with 1 Staff Member + 3 Members  

When is it: Saturday June 24th, 2017 @ 10AM

Format: 4 – player scramble

Tee: Blue tees –   Men under 60

White tees – Men 60 – 65

Gold tees   – Men 65 and over  

Red tees – Ladies

Handicapping: 100% of your handicap

Winners: _ 1st & 2nd Gross, 1st & 2nd Net – depending on the number of entries.

Tiebreakers: All tiebreakers will be determined using USGA recommended tiebreakers.

Registration Fees:        $30 Members (includes 2 drink tickets)

Registration: Sign-ups will be accepted in person or via e-mail to: Emsmith@montclaircc.com. The deadline date is Wednesday June 14th, 2017 by C.O.B.

 

Red, White & Blue Championship

 

What is it: Independence Day Golf Championship

When is it: Tuesday July 4th, 2017 @ 9AM Shotgun

Format: Individual Stroke Play event, in which competitors play 6 holes from the red tees, 6 holes from the white tees and 6 holes from the blue tees.

Handicapping: Members and their guests will receive 100% of their USGA Handicap adjusted to the white tees.

Winners: Minimally, prizes will be awarded for both 1st & 2nd place in Gross & Net Divisions. Additional awards may be given based on field size.

Tiebreakers: The USGA recommended method of score card matching will be used for tiebreakers.

Fees: Members -$20 per person * Members guests – $20 per person plus applicable guest fee.  100% of entry fees will be paid out in the prize fund.

Registration:       Sign-ups will be accepted in person or via e-mail to: Emsmith@montclaircc.com. The deadline date is Wednesday April 13th, 2017 by C.O.B.

 

Survival Flag Event 2017

 

What is it: Individual players – your score plus handicap

When is it: Sunday August 13th, 2017 (come get your flag and go play)

Format: Single Player event * Play golf with your handicap. (i.e., par is 71 plus 10 for your handicap). Players will have 81 strokes to go as far as possible. Player will insert their flag into the ground where their 81st strokes was taken. The player that goes the farthest will be the winner.  

Tees: Play from your normal tees

Handicapping: 100% of your handicap from the tee you choose

Winners: Splits will depend on the number of entries. 100% payout for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Tiebreakers: All tiebreakers will be determined using USGA recommended tiebreakers.

Fees: _ $10 Member

 

Registration: Sign-ups will be accepted in person or via e-mail to: Emsmith@montclaircc.com. The deadline date is Wednesday August 9th, 2017 by C.O.B.

 

Montclair Ryder Cup 2017

 

What is it: Two-day Ryder Cup competition between team Americans and team Europeans.

When is it: Friday September 15th – Sunday September 17th, 2017

 

  • Friday September 15th – 7PM pairing party with drink specials

 

  • Saturday September 16th – 8AM consecutive tee times followed by light appetizers
  • Sunday September 17th – 8AM consecutive tee times followed by dinner, drinks and awards

 

 

Format: In keeping with the tradition of the actual Ryder Cup, the following formats will apply to this event:

                                                 Saturday

 

  • Front 9 – Four ball (Better Ball) – 1 Point Awarded

 

  • Back 9 – Foursomes  (Modified Alternate Shot) – 1 Point awarded

 

 

    Sunday

 

  • Singles – 18 Holes Match Play – 1 Point Awarded

 

Eligibility: All Members in good standing are eligible to play in this event.

 

Tees: All male participants will play from the white tees and all female participants will play from the red tees except those participants identified by the club Ryder Cup Committee who may be eligible to play from different tees (due to age or handicap index). Ryder Cup Committee will consist of American and European captains and Montclair Head Golf Professional.  

If the club Ryder Cup Committee determines that some participants are eligible to play from different tees (due to age or handicap index), those participants must announce which tees they intend to play from for the entire of the Ryder Cup Event, prior to the conclusion of the pairing evening, Friday, September 15th.

 

Handicapping: All Participants will receive the following percentages throughout the weekend for different formats during the event:

 

  • Four Ball (Best Ball) – Each team member will receive 80% of their individual 9-hole handicap. All strokes will be assigned off the low handicap player in each foursome.

 

  • Foursome (Modified Alternate Shot) –  Each team will receive 50% of their combined 9-hole handicap. All strokes will be assigned off the low handicap for the group.
  • Singles (18 Hole Match Play) – 100% of individual Handicap awarded. All strokes will be assigned off the low man in the match.

 

 

Secondary Tee Adjustment: Section 3:5 of the USGA Handicapping Manual will apply for this event regarding participants competing in the same event from different tee boxes.

Winners: The team with the most points upon conclusion of Sunday’s round will be declared the 2017 Ryder Cup Champion.

Tiebreaker: If at the end of the two-day competition play has resulted in a tie, the team captains, plus one other player from each team, will tee off from the 18th hole to break the tie using the four ball, Sudden Death format. If still tied after playing hole #18, the players will move to hole #1 and continue to play forward until the tie is broken.

Fees: $100 / player. Entry fee includes tee gift, appetizers, post play on Saturday and Dinner, Drinks and Awards for the winning team on Sunday.

Registration: _ Registration for this event will be accepted from Wednesday, August 13th, 2017 through Wednesday September 13th, 2017 by C.O.B.

 

2017 Montclair Country Club Championship

What is it: Two-Day 36 hole individuals stroke play event to determine the 2017 club champion in several different flights.

When is it: Saturday & Sunday, October 21st – 22nd, 2017 – 8AM TT Consecutive start times off 1st tee. Pairings will be made randomly for Day 1 with the Championship Flight teeing off first, the first flight teeing off second, Senior flight teeing off third & the Ladies flight will be the fourth flight. The same teeing order will be used for day 2 with the tee times and pairings being decided by scores on the first day.

Format: Individual Stroke Play for 36 Holes – 18 Holes on Saturday and 18 holes on                 Sunday.

Flights: Participants in the event MUST declare by the registration deadline in which of the four flights they will be participating. Flight options are: Championship Flight (Gross ONLY), First Flights, Senior (Must be 60 or older) and Ladies flight is Net.

Tees:

 

  • Champion Flight

 

  • Men:
  • Blue Tees
  • First Flight
  • Men
  • Index 10.0 or Lower – Blue tees
  • Index Above 10.0 – Option to play Gold Tees (must be declared at registration)
  • Senior Flight (Must be 60 to participant in Senior Flight)
  • Men
  • Index 10.0 or Lower – White Tees
  • Index Above 10.0 – Choice of White or Gold Tees (must be declared at registration)

 

 

Handicap: The Champion Flight will be a gross competition. For the 1st Flight and Senior Flight, each player will receive 100% of his/her 18 – hole course handicap from the tees she/he is playing. Secondary handicap adjustments will be made in accordance with section 3-5 of the USGA handicap manual relating to players competing from different sets of tees in the same event.   

Tiebreakers: A sudden-death playoff will be used in the event of a tie for 1st Place after 36 holes for any of the flights. The USGA recommended method of scorecard matching will be used for all second-place ties (last 9 holes, last 6, last 3, etc.). The sudden-death playoff will be conducted by playing hole #18 repeatedly until one winner has been determined.

Fees: $60/ Player – must be paid prior to tee off on Day 1 of the Club Champion.

Registration: Deadline is Wednesday October 18th, 2017 by 5PM. Register in the Golf Shop or via e-mail to: Emsmith@montclaircc.com.   

 

Turkey Trot Food Drive 2017

 

What is it: Food drive for the local food bank.

When is it: Saturday November 18th, 2017 @ 10AM Shotgun

Format: This is a 4-player scramble with Greenkeeper’s Revenge  

Tees: Blue tees – Men under 65

White tees – Men 65 and over

Red tees – Ladies

Handicapping: 80% of each individual handicap; add together, then divided in half for a team handicap.

Winners: Flight will be determined by Montclair Professional staff based on the number of participants. Minimally, 1st and 2nd place for flight A and flight B will be awarded.

Fees: $50 Members / $65 Guests

Includes: 2 drink tickets for the beverage cart, banquet and awards

Registration: Register in the golf shop or via e-mail to: Emsmith@montclaircc.com. The Deadline date is November 15th, 2017 by C.O.B.

 

Toys For Tots 2017

What is it: This event will be raising money and toys for kids that are less fortunate. Please let’s all dig deep to help as many children as possible have a Merry Christmas! 50% of the prize money will go to the Toys for Tots Foundation!

When is it: December 9th, 2017 @ 10AM Shotgun

Format: 4 player scramble  

Tees: Men under 60 – Blue Tees

Men 60-65 – White Tees

Men 65 and over – Gold Tees

Ladies – Red Tees

Handicapping: This event will use 80% of each individual handicap, added together then divide by 50% for a total team handicap.

Winners: Flights will be determined by Montclair Professional Staff depending on the number of entries. Minimally, 1st & 2nd place – Flight A & Flight B will be awarded.

Tiebreakers: All tiebreakers will be determined using USGA recommended tiebreakers.

Fees: $50 Members / $65 Guests

Includes: 2 drink tickets for the beverage cart, banquet and awards

Registration: Register in the golf shop or via e-mail to: Emsmith@montclaircc.com. The deadline is Wednesday December 6th, 2017 by C.O.B.