Old Trail Cup
2022 Old Trail Cup
The 2022 Old Trail Cup will be a season long two-person match play net competition that will conclude by crowning champions in late September.
Conditions of the Competition
Each team is required to sign up by April 1, 2022 by email, call or in-person to the professional staff. Qualifying rounds will take place in the month of April. Qualifying rounds are to be scheduled on your own. Each team is required to notify a professional or the golf shop before playing their qualifying round so that we can provide your team with a scorecard with accurate handicaps and stroke allotments. A qualifying round will consist of 18 consecutive holes. Your round must be marked by at least one other player in addition to the team. The team will be allowed to qualify only once throughout the month of April. Each team must play from the appropriate tees (ALL competitors will play the course as a PAR 72) during the qualifying round and turn their signed scorecard into a professional or the golf shop once the round in complete.
After the qualifying round, twenty-four teams will be split up into six groups. Each group of 4 teams will play Round Robin matches within the group. Each match is worth 19 points (1 point per hole and 1 point for winning the match). The teams who earn the highest number of points during the Round Robin stage will move on to the quarterfinals, except for the top two-point earners overall from the round robin stage, which will move on to the semi-finals automatically. The four remaining teams that won their group will compete in the quarterfinals to earn their way into the semifinals. This format is dependent on the number of teams that are playing and is contingent upon the total amount of teams being divisible by four. It may happen (dependent on the sign ups) that a team(s) in a group may have to play against Par. This is will consist of each team(s) playing against the golf course at Par with allotted strokes based on playing their handicap.
SAMPLE 4-TEAM ROUND ROBIN FORMAT
Match #1: Team 1 vs Team 4; Team 2 vs Team 3
Match #2: Team 1 vs Team 3; Team 2 vs Team 4
Match #3: Team 1 vs Team 2; Team 3 vs Team 4
The golf professional staff will update the results after each round and post in the golf shop.
Old Trail Member or Guest with current USGA handicap as of April 1, 2021.
Tees of Play:
Mens Net 59 & under – White Tee Markers
Mens Net 60 & over - Gray Tee Markers
Womens Net – Red Tee Markers
The qualifying round will be team NET better ball (appropriate handicaps apply). Once the match play portion of the competition starts each round will be played under the four-ball match play format. (Four-ball consists of two teams of two players competing directly against each other. All four competitors play their own ball throughout the round; each hole is won by the team whose member has the lowest score). If a team fails to play against their competitors within the match deadlines, that team will forfeit their match. The golf professional reserves the right to extend the round or disqualify a team. All matches, other than the qualifying round, will be played at 85% of each team members individual handicap stroked off the low ball of the foursome.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Qualifying – April 1 – April 30
Round Robin Matches 1-3 – May 1 – July 15
Quarterfinals – July 15 – August 15
Semifinals – August 15 – September 15
Finals – Must be completed by October 15
Rules: All play will be governed under the USGA Rules of Golf. If you, your team or your group is in doubt of how to proceed under the rules, please play two balls and alert the golf professional after the completion of your match. For fairness and equality as it pertains to hole #11, the tournament committee has decided to play #11 as a Par 4 for all teeing areas. It is the recommendation by the Virginia State Golf Association and the United States Golf Association that in competition style formats, no one team will play any hole as a different Par than their competitors. As it pertains to the handicapping of individual holes under the provision above, Hole # 11 will be handicapped as 3, Hole #14 as 7 & #16 as 5 for the gray tees during the competition.
Tie Breakers: If the match is tied after 18 holes, the two teams will play as many holes as it takes to determine a winner. The match will continue starting on Hole #1. (in the event that two teams are tied after the round robin group stage of the event, the winner of their head to head match during the round robin stage would move on)
The winning team will be presented the Old Trail Cup champions trophy. 1st and 2nd place finishers will receive prizes.
Unlimited Members - $35 entry fee plus appropriate cart fees (if riding)
Flex Members - $35 entry fee plus $25 per person for every round played
Guests - $150 entry fee plus $25 per person for every round played
Questions? Call 434-823-8101 or email email@example.com.