Team Competition

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Greater Seattle Women’s Public Golf Association
(GSWPGA) includes twelve clubs, seven of which
compete in a team competition throughout the season. Each club is represented by six players - three teams of two - to compete. The competition is match play scored in scratch play and handicap play. In match play, each hole is a separate competition. The player/team with the fewest strokes on an individual hole wins that hole; the player/team winning the most holes wins the match. It is that simple The stroke total
for 18 holes simply doesn't matter in match play. Stroke play is more a player vs. the course while match play is directly player vs. player, or team vs. team. There is one opponent you must beat, and that's the opponent you're facing in the match you're playing right now. Handicaps are used and applied to each hole starting with the hardest hole (hdcp#1) and proceeding through
as many holes as needed. This is determined by the difference from the lowest handicap in the foursome. There is also a separate competition that does NOT use handicaps. This is called the ‘scratch’ play. The cumlative points from each event are added together through the team play season and the winners for handicapped match play and scratch match play are awarded at the end of the season. RLGA has won the ‘scratch’ division three out of the past five years! Our first event is Friday, April 25th at Mt Si. We need to field six players for each competition. It also important to have a couple of players to step in for last minute cancellations. If we don’t provide a full team, we have to forfeit points.