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ATLANTIC CITY OPEN TEE TIMES
750 inCyber points

GCNJ Match-Play Series begins

2nd Golf Club of New Jersey Saturday-Series Event
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Please re-check tee times/tournament info the night before
any event as there may be some changes

Please refer to some basic rules listed below the tee times

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ATLANTIC CITY OPEN PREVIOUS RESULTS

Year

Venue

Net Champion

Score

Gross Champion

Score

1997

Seaview (Bay)

John Panaseny

73

Cathy Reynolds

80

1998

Seaview (Pines)

Mark Piatek

63

Dan Price

82

1999

Seaview (Pines)

Jim Guerriero

66

Bob Pike

83

2000

Seaview (Pines)

PJ DeBiase

66

Mike Martell

78

2001

Seaview (Pines)

Bob Nann

+4

Craig Dempsey

79

2002

Harbor Pines

Allen Silverman

+4

Roy Vargas

76

2003

Emerald Links

Mark Small

+6

Ara Baronian

76

2004

Emerald Links

Harvey Noschese

+13

Cyrus Whitney

77

2005

Emerald Links

Brian Stringari

+11

Chris Dunham

74

2006

Emerald Links

Steve Russell

+7

Tim McKenna

74

2007

Emerald Links

Dan Marshall

+9

Charles Potter

76

2008

Emerald Links

Pat Arnotte

+6

Dave Formichella

73

2009

Emerald Links

Chick Torrence

+11

Chick Torrence

71

2010

Atlantic City CC

Pat Arnotte

E

Pat Driscoll

79

2011

Atlantic City CC

Matt Sorrentino

+4

Adam Cortese

78

2012

Atlantic City CC

Jim Keesling

+7

Jim Checksfield

79

2013

Atlantic City CC

Jack O'Brien

+4

Jack O'Brien

79

2014

Atlantic City CC

Rob Mieczkowski

+1

Carlos Rivera

80

2015

Atlantic City CC

Mitch Cohen

+2

Calvin Hobbs

78

2016

Atlantic City CC

Jessica Kelley

+5

Andy Austin

78

2017

Atlantic City CC

Rich Hooyman

+10

John Tricker

78

 AC OPEN NOTES:
 - Please pick up your scorecards from the starter - 2 cards in each group.
 

     The format for this event, The Atlantic City Open, is individual points
(with minus's) versus the field (stroke-play) and individual net versus an opponent in your group (match-play). The points format works as follows: each player will have a "points goal" which will be noted on their scorecard. Your points goal is simply your course handicap subtracted from 36. A player with a course handicap of 16 would than have a points goal of 36-16=20. If you go above your goal you are "+" and if you go below your goal you are "-". In this format "plus" is good. Players earn points BASED ON THEIR GROSS SCORE as follows: Eagle=5pts; Birdie=3pts; Par=2pts; Bogey=1pt; Double Bogey=0pts and Triple Bogey or more = -1 point. In addition to the stroke-play format against the rest of the field, each player will be engaged in an 18-hole match-play (hole-by-hole) match, with handicap, against an opponent in your group. Your scorecard will reflect the handicap differential between the two players.
    
There are also 10 GCNJ Match-Play Series matches and those players will be involved in an individual match-play match versus each other. The matches for the Match-Play Series will be breaking a tie by awarding the player with the better 18-hole net score the victory. Should the players still remain tied than we would revert to the tenth hole tiebreaker.
    The men will play the white tee at 6175yds (69.6/124) and the women will play the red tee at 5349yds (71.5/127). The closest-to-the-pin holes will be numbers 4 and 12 and the all-in price is $127. Pats is additional. Players 1 and 3 will ride together as will players 2 and 4.

      IMPORTANT: All groups MUST turn in 2 signed and totaled scorecards. Breach of this rule will be disqualification. For those of you who have been keeping a card out for other matches, you will need to copy your scores to a card for your own records.   

PAIRINGS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Red = Defending Champion
Blue = GCNJ Match-Play round #1

All qualifiers for the GCNJ Match-Play Series will pay $20 to participate in the Series.
Cash prizes for Final 4 and Champion!!

Group

Tee
Time

Player 1

 

Player 2 

 

Player 3

 

Player 4

1

9:00

Daly

vs

Mejia

 

Formichella

vs

Jacobson

2

9:10

O’Brien

vs

Hooyman

 

P Appelt

vs

VanDezilver

3

9:20

Kiley

vs

Lauten

 

Gerbasio

vs

Rocha

4

9:30

Petrizzi

vs

Costanzo

 

White

vs

 

5

9:40

Grebel

vs

Oshidar

 

Rittinger

vs

Checksfield

6

9:50

Mieczkowski

vs

Tushingham

 

Primak

vs

Ennis

7

10:00

Trumbetti

vs

MacLeod

 

Godwin

vs

Keesling

8

10:10

Tricker

vs

Lawroski

 

Wolf

vs

Furey

9

10:20

Tormondson

vs

Tullio

 

DiDonato

vs

Nutt

10

10:30

Sorrentino

vs

Romano

 

Townsend

vs

 


     GCNJ LOCAL RULE: The GCNJ has adopted a "local rule" as follows: When preparing to make a stroke, a player accidentally causes the ball to move; OR a player accidentally drops their ball, which hits or moves the ballmarker; OR a player accidentally drops their ball-marker, which hits and moves the ball OR; a player accidentally kicks and moves their ball on the green... THEN, in all instances, there is no penalty but the ball or marker must be replaced.
     
EXCEPTIONS: If a player intentionally moves their ball on the putting green without marking it OR a player accidentally moves their ball that is lying in the fairway, rough or bunker... THEN, in all instances, there is a 1-stroke penalty and the ball must be replaced.
    
 MORE: You MUST mark your ball and replace your ball on the exact side of the marker that you originally set it down. You CANNOT move the ball forward, left or right, and need to keep the ball as close to where it settled.
     
EXCEPTION: If greens have aeration marks you ARE permitted to make sure the ball is not in an aeration hole and place it as close as possible to the original spot.

      
     GCNJ LOCAL RULE #1:
The GCNJ has adopted a "local rule" as follows: Information may be shared amongst TEAMMATES, regardless of the format for that weeks event. TEAMMATES are interpreted as follows: A player who is listed in the team standings as a member of your team and any of their guests for the week as well as a member of another team that you are teamed up with for the day. In the last instance that would be in a two-player format so it's legal anyway. There are many events where you will have a TEAMMATE in your cart with you and now regardless of the format for the week, it is permissible to provide information/advice. If the player in your cart is NOT on your team than discussing information/advice is not allowed. This rule is now in place for various reasons - the GCNJ plays a different course each week and typically we are bound to using cart paths only. Many groups I have played with in the league I often hear players discussing how far it is to this or that or to carry something over a hazard, etc. I never hear them ask a club selection, but many of these discussions are illegal anyway. The GCNJ feels that such information is more good than bad in that it encourages players/teammates to use course management and also with new courses on the schedule all the time we feel it will help to speed up play and to help in the camaraderie and sportsmanship of the league.

     GCNJ LOCAL RULE #2: The GCNJ in conjunction with the USGA's recent rulings has adopted two local rules for all events. First, the embedded ball rule is always in effect thru the green for all of our events. This means that if your ball is EMBEDDED anywhere on the golf course except in a hazard or bunker, you are entitled to relief as follows: a drop within ONE club length of the embedded ball and no nearer the hole without penalty. The second rule we have adopted allows players to remove stones in a bunker. This rule was adopted by the USGA last year allowing clubs to adopt a local rule to do so. We have. The procedure allows players to remove stones from the bunker; however, since the stones are interpreted as loose impediments, the ball shall not be moved in any way. The GCNJ has adopted this rule as well. Lastly, there have been some isolated reports of rule breaches brought to my attention and may I remind all players that the GCNJ adheres to the USGA Rules of Golf and I ask that each member does as well. If you see a breach of the rules it does not always mean that the player is cheating, rather they may not be sure as how to proceed. Should any such incidents arise, have the player play two balls and bring the  situation inside upon completion of play so that we may make a ruling on it. Thanks. 

     MATCH PLAY PICK-UP RULE: During match-play there has been some confusion regarding "picking-up" on a hole. The league rule is as follows: we ask players to pick-up for pace purposes only if they are out of the hole. If the hole you are playing is still in question regarding with no clear winner, you must continue to play out until the hole has been decided. If a player hits 2 balls OB off the tee and says I pick up and takes a max, and than his opponent gets on the tee and does the same after the first player already conceded, player 2 wins the hole. Also, when a player picks up, his handicap strokes are forfeited so he can not pick-up and take an 8 net 7 for his/her score. Once you pick-up, the hole is automatically awarded to your opponent regardless of what happens after that. 

    
USGA EXPLANATION ON STATUS OF "WASTE BUNKERS": Recently a ruling involving Stewart Cink in a playoff at the 2004 MCI Heritage Classic at Harbour Town Golf Links has given rise to a number of inquiries regarding the status of 'waste areas' or 'waste bunkers'. The Rules of Golf do not define such areas. By Definition, a bunker is a prepared area of ground from which turf or soil has been removed and replaced with sand or the like. On the other hand, a natural sandy area is not a hazard, and a player whose ball lies in such an area may ground his club lightly in, or remove loose impediments from, the area as the area is through the green. The PGA Tour Rules Committee identified a number of these areas around the Harbour Town Golf Links, referred to them as "waste areas" on their Local Rules sheet and treated them as areas through the green for the competition. It is a fact that the removal of loose impediments (in accordance with Rule 23-1) may incidentally cause the removal of a small amount of sand or similar material. However, if the player removes more sand or like material than would incidentally occur in the removal of such loose impediments and this action improves the lie of the ball, then a breach of Rule 13-2 occurs.

    
LATERAL WATER HAZARD: (DESIGNATED BY A RED STAKE): A player hits a shot into a red staked hazard. This is known as a lateral water hazard. The player has four options that he may consider. First, the player may play his ball from the hazard, being careful not to ground his club similar to being in a sand bunker, and incurring no penalty. Second the player may take relief from the hazard, marking two club lengths, no nearer the hole, from the edge of the hazard or from the red line if there is one, from the point at which the ball crossed into the hazard, not from where it currently lies, and incurring a one-shot penalty. Third, the player, after establishing the point that the ball crossed into the hazard, may take his ball from the hazard and go back as far as he would like, keeping the spot where the ball entered the hazard (not where it currently lies, rather where it first went in) between him and the hole and incurring a one-shot penalty. Lastly, the player may re-play his ball from the previous spot he just played from again incurring a one-shot penalty. Note: You must know without a reasonable doubt that your ball entered the hazard, you can not assume that your ball went into a hazard just because there is one in the area. If you do not know for sure that your ball went into the hazard than you have a lost ball and must proceed accordingly (see below).

     OUT OF BOUNDS: A player hits his tee shot, or any shot for that matter, out of bounds. (OB is clearly marked with a white stake). The player has only ONE option and that is to replay from the previous spot he just played from incurring a penalty of one-stroke. NOTE: If the player, after hitting his original shot into an area of uncertainty, puts a "provisional" ball into play at that time and gets up to the spot of his first ball and has no success finding it, than the provisional ball is now "in-play" with a one-stroke penalty. 

     LOST BALL: Player A hits his tee shot, or any shot for that matter, into an area of uncertainty and is unsure if his ball is safe or not. After spending NO MORE THAN 5 MINUTES searching it is determined that the ball is lost. The player's ONLY option upon discovering that his ball is lost is to return to the previous spot where the original ball was played from and re-play from there incurring a one-shot penalty. In this instance, and any others like it the player also should have played a "provisional" ball off the tee at the time he played his original shot into the uncertain area. If the player determines their original ball was lost, the provisional ball now becomes "in play" with a one-stroke penalty as well. The provisional ball also saves time rather than having to drive back to the original spot.

 


 


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