While winning first place is always fun, we hope you will agree that the true spirit of the Golf Classic can be found simply by participating in it. The Golf Classic provides an opportunity to visit with colleagues while raising money for youth and education. The following is an overview of the rules:
- If you do not want to build a team, you can still sign up as an individual player and be assigned to a team.
Teams must check in at the registration table (inside the club house), where golf carts and starting holes will be assigned. Golfers must check in by 7:30 a.m. for the 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. Each golfer will receive a players gift. Breakfast Burritos will be available starting at 7 a.m.
Substitutions are permitted. Please notify CIRI Golf Classic tournament officials of any “no shows” or cancellations by calling the CIRI office at 907-274-8638 prior to 4:00 p.m. ADT on July 31.
The tournament is scheduled for an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start on the Hill Course.
Each team member hits his/her own ball from the tee. Once a shot is selected, the other team members pick up their balls and move them to that position. All team members hit their next shot from a position within one club length of the team’s selected shot. BUT NOT CLOSER TO THE HOLE! Putts must be made from the same spot as the selected ball on the green. Putts must be holed out – no gimmies!
Each team member must contribute a minimum of two (2) tee shots and two (2) fairway shots during the 18 holes. The scorekeeper must record these on the team’s scorecard. A fairway shot is from any position other than the tee or the green.
Please keep the pace. Course Marshals will monitor the tournament’s timely progress (maximum of 15 minutes per hole per team) and have the authority to assess a one-stroke penalty if it is determined that a team is impeding course play.
The ball selected and hit to play may be lifted, cleaned and placed within one club length of its original position — no closer to the hole. The position of the ball must be marked before lifting. In no case shall a ball on the fringe of the green be improved to lie on the green. If the selected ball is in a bunker or hazard, the player who hit it must hit first as it lies, and then other players will place within one club length no closer to the hole but within the hazard or bunker (bunker may be raked before placing).
If you hit your ball past any of the white out-of-bounds markers, do NOT look for your ball. Standard rules apply: you may either drop your ball near where it went out of bounds or take another stroke.
“Through the Green” is the whole area of the course except:
- The teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played
- All hazards on the course.
Remember Course Etiquette: repair ball marks, replace divots and rake all bunkers.
Men use the “white tees” and women use the “red tees.”
Only one score is recorded for the team at each hole. The scorekeeper records the gross score. The highest score allowed is double par. Scorecards MUST be signed by the scorekeeper and a witness prior to turning in at the tournament scoring desk in the club house upon completion of 18 holes.
Ties will be broken by comparing gross scores from hole #18, and going back until the tie is broken.
First, Second, Third and Last Place teams will be recognized at the awards ceremony and lunch immediately after the tournament. Additional golf prizes will be randomly drawn at that time as well.
LONGEST DRIVE AND CLOSEST TO THE PIN CONTESTS
Golf Pros are excluded from participating in longest drive and closest to the pin contests.