Q Club Alternate Nine Challenges

Purpose

The purpose of an Alternate Nine Challenge is to promote a competitive atmosphere among Q club members to improve the skill level of players and prepare for the pressure of tournaments. 

 

Through the Alternate Nine Challenge I will also be able to collect statistics on the courses we play and provide this information online as I do with the Stat Rounds.  Eventually we will be able to see different rankings for each of the courses and we will also be able to use statistics from a variety of courses for calculating overall handicap and skill level. 

Challenge Courses

The following courses are eligible for an Alternate Nine Challenge:

 

JJ

BB

CDJ

RR

MG

PM

BK

TER

DJ

EXT

1-8

1-5

1-5

1-5

1-7

1-8

1-8

10-4

1-PB

1-4

9-2

6-9

18-7

18-2

12-6

18-1

18-1

14-1

PE-8

5-1

3-8

1-2

8-4

12-8

16-2

11-7

17-5

11-4

18-7

2-4

6-1

3-4

5-2

6-7

12-8

17-5

6-2

14-9

17-2

5-9

2-5

5-1

3-6

17-4

18-7

15-2

12-4

10-3

3-7

1-3

6-3

2-3

14-8

14-3

15-4

12-3

5-3

13-2

12-3

4-2

4-5

4-8

18-3

3-1

C-3

13-6

13-7

12-9

13-5

3-9

6-2

9-6

13-1

2-6

13-5

16-5

8-6

10-6

15-1

1-6

8-9

7-9

2-PB

14-9

15-9

15-9

16-9

16-9

11-9

7-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SA

LL

RVER

O.B

MV

SM

LN

DET

PMA

JMS

10-8

1-8

1-8

1-7

1-7

1-2

1-7

1-2

1-8

1-5

9-4

9-2

9-7

8-2

12-8

3-4

12-5

3-4

6-7

15-4

5-7

3-1

8-6

3-5

18-6

5-7

6-4

5-6

8-5

16-2

15-3

2-5

7-5

6-4

16-2

8-1

14-5

7-8

6-2

3-6

4-2

6-9

6-4

5-3

12-5

2-6

15-2

9-1

3-6

16-3

12-6

1-4

5-3

4-6

6-4

7-8

12-8

2-3

7-2

13-5

7-1

5-3

4-2

7-8

14-5

9-3

18-6

4-5

3-4

18-7

11-5

4-7

3-1

9-1

15-2

4-5

16-2

6-7

5-8

12-8

6-9

8-PB

2-9

2-9

3-8

6-9

3-8

8-9

6-9

6-9

Rules

The following rules have been developed to provide a method for all skill levels to participate in a challenge.

 

Eligibility

To participate in a challenge the following conditions must be met:

  1. Both players must be current Q Club members
  2. Both players must have at least 5 stat rounds to determine handicap
  3. Players have engaged in 3 or fewer challenges together on the challenge course being played

Handicap

A challenge handicap is based on the average of the best 5 stat rounds played.  The handicap is calculated using the following formula:

((Sum of most recent 5 rounds)/5)-54 = Round to nearest integer (Average stat round score)

 

Example 1:

Player ones last five rounds = 56; 52; 54; 48; 47

((56+52+54+48+47)/5)-54 = -2.6

Rounding to the nearest integer gives player one a handicap of -3

 

Example 2:

Player two last five rounds = 46; 44; 44; 48; 47

((46+44+44+48+47)/5)-54 = -8.2

Rounding to the nearest integer gives player two a handicap of -8

 

Example 3:

Player three last five rounds = 66; 64; 64; 68; 77

((66+64+64+68+77)/5)-54 = 13.8

Rounding to the nearest integer gives player three a handicap of 14

 

The difference between handicaps divided by 2 and rounded up is the margin of victory required by the better player to register a win.

 

Example 1:

*      Player 1 challenges Player 2

*      Player 2 is the better golfer

*      The difference is 5

*      5/2 = 2.5

*      Round up = 3

*      Margin of victory required for Player 2 to register a win is 4 strokes

*      Ties are acceptable

*      Player 1 wins if Player 2 is less than 3 strokes ahead at the finish

 

 

Example 2:

*      Player 1 challenges Player 3

*      Player 1 is the better golfer

*      The difference is 17

*      17/2 = 8.5

*      Round up = 9

*      Margin of victory required for Player 1 to register a win is 10 strokes

*      Ties are acceptable

*      Player 3 wins if Player 1 is less than 9 strokes ahead at the finish

 

If you do not know what your handicap is you can use one of the following methods to find out:

  1. Calculate your handicap from the club binder available on club nights
  2. Ask Lindsay to calculate on club nights
  3. Review the web site before club night and see what is posted online
  4. Play the challenge turn in your score card and let Lindsay figure it out when he posts online with the rest of the stats

Tracking Scores

A score card must be used to track scored during a challenge.  The score card will go towards tracking your statistics for challenge courses. Statistics will be maintained on the Q web site just like the Stat rounds but will be specific to the course played.  The score card must include the following information:

  1. Date
  2. Player names
  3. Scores on each hole
  4. Course played

Standings

Standings for Alternate Nine Challenges will be tracked using a system similar to hockey.  Points will be accumulated by players and tracked on the Q web site using the following system:

*      2 Points for a win

*      1 point for a tie

*      0 points for a loss. 

 

At the end of the summer a playoff schedule along with prizes can be arranged depending on participation levels and overall interest. 

Conclusion

At the very least this is a start and should fulfill the purpose.  As challenges are played and feedback received there may be reasons to add additional rules or modify the system used.  I am open to feedback and suggestions for improvements.

 

Good Luck,

Lindsay - qclubalert@hotmail.com