The 2023 Old Trail Cup will be a season long two-person match play net competition that will conclude by crowning champions in August.
Conditions of the Competition
Each team is required to sign up by April 24th, 2023 by email, call or in-person to the professional staff. The field will be thirty-two (32) two-person teams. The thirty-two (32) teams will be split up into 8 groups based upon each teams combined handicap. Each group of 4 teams will play Round Robin matches within the group. Each match is worth 19 points (1 point for each hole, & 1 point for the total).
*If you win all 3 of your matches in the Round Robin stage, you automatically move on to the quarterfinals regardless of points.
The team that achieves the best record within their group will move on to the quarterfinals. In this case, eight teams will move on to the quarterfinals, where teams will play traditional match play. Any tiebreakers will be broken by the number of points that each team earned throughout the Round Robin stage.
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 24th, 2023.
Tees of Play:
Mens Net 59 & under – White Tee Markers
Mens Net 60 & over - Gray Tee Markers
Womens Net – Red Tee Markers
The format for the Old Trail Cup will be fourball match play. Each player will play their own ball and will select the best score between the two players on a team. 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, will be played at 90% of each team members individual handicap stroked off the low ball of the foursome.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Round Robin Matches 1-3 – May 1 – June 30
Quarterfinals – July 1 – 31
Semifinals – August 1 – 31st
Finals – Must be completed in September
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 for Quarterfinals-Finals: 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, those two teams would play a 9 hole sudden death match to determine the winner of the group)
The winning team will be presented the Old Trail Cup champions trophy. 1st and 2nd place finishers will receive prizes.
Unlimited Members - $55 entry fee plus $10 per person for every round played
Flex Members - $55 entry fee plus $25 per person for every round played
Guests - $150 entry fee plus $40 per person for every round played