The Croc'n'Brock Memorial Cup
(SMERGS Pairs Championship - equivalent in status to the June long weekend Beige Jacket)
1 To be held over 18 holes at Royal Northbridge GC on Labor Day (October long weekend) over 18 holes.
2 To be played in teams of two as follows:
holes 1-4: stableford ambrose (averaged handicaps rounded up applying – each team member to have at least one tee shot counted)
holes 5-8: stableford foursomes (averaged handicaps rounded up applying – alternate tee shots)
holes 9-13: stableford better ball
holes 14-18: stableford aggregate
Highest stableford team score becomes SMERGS Pairs Champions (naturally).
(Note: the difficulty of remembering what is happening and scoring should lead to many disputes. This is good!)
2 October 2006 Results (Inaugural Event):
|Bruce Rowe & Gary Skulander (The Champions)||56 points|
|2||Nick Hillyard & John Ferreira||50 points|
|3||Rick Butler & Steve Figgis||47 points|
|4||Rob Miller & James Halliday||44 points|
|5||Phil Stabback & Rick Chadwick||43 points|
Longest Drive - Rob Miller
NTP 2nd shot, 2nd hole - James Halliday & Rob Miller
3 Teams to be formed in the following manner -
players nominate their intention to play to the Tournament Director by an agreed deadline fairly close to the event (like a week before).
once nominations close, players are committed to play no matter what (almost).
in the event of odd numbers of nominees, appropriate pressure is applied to recalcitrant SMERGS to find an additional player (no boundaries apply in this process). 4, 8, 12, 16 or 20 nominations would be best so that we play in groups of 4.
nominating SMERGS are divided into two groups based on handicaps applying at the time nominations close; higher handicaps to be referred to as the Greg Norman Group, lower handicaps to be referred to as the Peter Thompson Group
TD then forms teams by drawing one player from the Greg Norman Group and one from Peter Thompson Group in some fair and random fashion that involves at least one SMERGS cap. This should ideally occur at coffee on the Sunday before the event itself.
4 Prize: Suggestions welcome – special caps? Pair of pillow slips? Festive candles?
Phil Stabback, Acting Temporary TD
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