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Gringo Classic Horse Race Rules & Format

The Horse Race will commence after the 18 hole better ball competition on the first day. The teams will be picked on the Draft Night Monday February 25, 2019 at Chasers. An email will be sent to all players so that they can indicate whether they want to participate. The email must be replied to by 12:00 hours (noon time) Monday February 25, 2019. If you forget to reply, then you have one chance to enter the competition by showing up at Draft Night and indicating you want to participate, otherwise you will not play. The entry fee is $200 peso per player.

The horse race is a 2 man alternate shot format with the following rules.

All players will be seeded into 2 flights via a circle seed format meaning that the highest and lowest handicap players will be paired together as the first team, and so on until all players are paired. For this reason we will be using the League handicap index from the white tees (for guests it will be there USGA or RCGA) index. All players will play from the white tees for this event.

We need to have a even amount of players hopefully everyone competing will participate which will give us 26 players or 13 teams per flight.

Please note that because of the circle seed there will be no separation of country i.e. no Canada USA division, all participants will be blended together.

There will be a referee for each flight. Steve Johnson will referee flight A and Hector Rodrigues will referee flight B

Preferably we will tee of the flights as follows: Flight A will tee off on hole 3 and Flight B will tee off on hole 1. This will depend on the course availability.

On the first hole the 2 man team will pick who tees off first, and from there on in it will be a true alternate shot. For example “If player 1 putts out player 2 must tee off on the next hole”.

We will be eliminating teams on every hole. The amount of teams that will be eliminated will depend on how many teams are entered but for example if we have a full field of 13 teams per flight we will eliminate 3 teams on the first 2 holes, 2 teams on the next 2 holes, 1 team on holes 5, and 6 which will then leave 1 winner who will claim 70% of the prize pool and the last team eliminated will receive 30%.

In the event of ties for elimination, the ties will be broken via a blind chip-off. Please note that the alternate shot rule applies for the chip offs as well meaning that which ever partner putts out the other partner must compete in the chip off.

Hopefully this all makes sense but if your unsure please feel free to email me.


Alan Bayliss

One thought on “Gringo Classic Horse Race Rules & Format

  1. simonvallarta says:

    Very clear instructions thank you Alan. Well done!

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