RMGC forming NCGA Team Match Play roster

The RMGC is forming its team roster for the 2021 NCGA Team Match Play golf season. Are you a competitive golfer; do you enjoy the Match Play golf format; is golf not complete for you without some bet or action to focus your round? If so, the RMGC is looking for you!

NCGA sponsored Team Match Play is like a bowling league. Four (4) golf clubs are assigned to a POD. Each club will play the other clubs in the POD twice. Once at their own club and once while visiting each of the other clubs. Twelve players from each club compete in each match. A club team of two players from each club compete in three simultaneous matches: Two individual matches and a Four-Ball (best ball of partners) match. Individual matches are played for 2 points. The Four-Ball match is played for 2 points. There are 6 points possible in each match. The team with the greatest number of points at the end of the six (6) matches will be declared the winner. POD winners progress to post-season playoffs to determine a Club Championship team

This is a NET format activity. All players will use their current handicap index for calculation of their course handicap for any given match. Per NCG rules of competition, players with a current handicap index higher than 18.4 are eligible to compete but must play to the maximum allowed NCGA course handicap of 18.4.

Matches will be played on Thursday. This year our POD consists of Antioch Golf Club (Lonetree golf course), Concord Golf Club (Diablo Creel golf course), Oakhurst Country Club (Oakhurst golf course) and Rossmoor. Scheduled match dates are June 3, June 17, June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug 5. Playoffs start Aug 26.

A member of ANY Rossmoor golf club with a NCGA recognized Handicap Index is eligible. The NCGA and Rossmoor has no gender restriction(s) for this interclub activity. The Men’s club has never had a lady golfer join us but if the first paragraph describes you, please join us.

This is a self-funded activity. There will be a $20.00 membership fee to join; a $10.00 match fee for the twelve participants selected for a specific match. There are no green fees charged for matches and carts are included. The monies collected are utilized to fund the NCGA entry fee; Rossmoor room rental for post-match festivities; and food & beverage costs associated with hosting visiting clubs.

Our Proshop has indicated that golf carts are an issue this year due to Covid restrictions (one person per rental cart) and direct revenue impact to golf course operations (not enough carts for daily operations). Our Proshop has indicated they will donate “a few carts” but not all carts required for the event. RMGC will be requesting Members donate the use of their personal cart to fulfill our match needs.

Normally, there is a pre-season social get-together at the Dollar Clubhouse where all this is explained, and questions are answered. Facility closures and social distancing requirements makes that problematical this so far year but will be attempted if possible.

For further information or to sign-up contact Co-Captains: Brent Atkins, 256-509-5906, bj_atkins@comcast.net or Tom Snyder, 661-203-7581, tomsynder@gmail.com.