6th Linville Cup @ Mid Pines Inn & GC
FINAL MATCHES LIVE LEADERBOARD
INVITATION ONLY EVENT
- Girls 5-19
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Each Team Roster has a Priority Waiting List should an exempt player choose not to participate. Official waiting lists will be set at the conclusion of the Storie Apparel Order of Merit Points Standings for each PKBGT Regional Series.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE OFFICIAL 2023 LINVILLE CUP WAITING LIST (posted October 5th)
PRACTICE ROUNDS: The official practice round (included in the entry fee) will take place on Saturday, January 14, 2023, with a 1:30 PM shotgun start. An optional practice round will be available on Friday, January 13, 2023, by calling the Pro Shop at 910-692-2114.
SPECTATOR CARTS: The course offers spectator carts on a first-come, first-served basis for $30. Spectator carts must stay on the cart paths at all times.
MEALS PROVIDED: As part of the event, a boxed lunch will be provided for the players each day.
COMPETITION YARDAGES: Prep & Futures players will compete at ~5,600 yards and Discovery players at ~5,000 yards.
RULES SHEET & MATCH PLAY STRUCTURE: Players can download the official rules sheet for the Linville Cup by clicking here. All matches will be played in the Modified Alternate-Shot Match Play format.
ACCOMMODATIONS: A PKB group room block has been set-up at the Mid Pines Inn and Pine Needles Lodge. The Mid Pines Inn is located on site of the course and the Pine Needles Lodge is located across the street. Group rates are as follows: Mid Pines Inn: $119.00 plus tax per night, Pine Needles Lodge: $129.00 - $169.00 plus tax per night (Deluxe Room $129, Master Room $149, Loft Room $169). Please book by calling 910-692-2114 and use Group Name "PKBGT".
TRAVEL: Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club is located 69.0 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
Mid-Pines Inn & GC
Play is governed by the 2023 USGA Rules of Golf except as amended by the PKBGT Rules of Play and the following Local Rules shown below. Disregard local rules printed on the club scorecard.
DOUBT TO PROCEDURE: Only members of the Rules Committee are authorized to render a Rules Decision. If in doubt as to the correct procedure, contact your Team Coach or a member of the Rules Committee.
RULES HOTLINE: Call 336-347-8066. If a group is waiting for a ruling, and the hole in front of that group is open, wave to the following group to play through.
NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
COURSE TEES: See PKBGT scorecard for details. Players will play the PKBGT Prep/Futures or Discovery tee markers.
- BUNKERS: There are NO bunkers as defined by the USGA. All sandy areas will be played as in the general area. A player does not receive free relief for an embedded ball in a sandy area.
- SAND CART PATHS: A player does not receive free relief if their ball comes to rest on a sand cart path or if the sand cart path interferes with a player’s stance or swing.
- OUT OF BOUNDS is defined by white stakes and the inside edge of all paved public roads. A ball that crosses a road and comes to rest on any other part of the course other than the hole being played, the ball is defined as out of bounds.
- MODIFIED ALTERNATE SHOT: Both players on the team will hit a tee shot and then choose one of the shots as the team’s ball. The player who did not hit the selected tee shot will play the 2nd shot. The two players will alternate shots until the ball is holed.
- POINTS: Each won match is worth 2 points, a tied match is worth 1 point to each team.
- MATCH IS TIED: A match that ends as tied will earn 1 point for each team.
- TEAM MATCH TIED – Each team will designate two players to face off in a sudden death, alternate shot playoff. The playoff will start at a hole determined by the Committee.
RULES COMMITTEE: Mike Parker (OIC), Erika Hallmark (PKBGT), Ellen Lavoie (PKBGT) Eric Eshelman (Rules Official)
MATCH PLAY OVERVIEW
MATCH PLAY: Match Play is a format of play that is scored in a hole-by-hole competition. The side that completes the hole in less strokes than their opponents wins that particular hole.
WINNING: The side who has won the most holes wins the match. When a side is winning by more holes than there are holes remaining to be played, the match is won by that side. A match can be won before all 9 or 18 holes are played. For example, if a side wins the first 10 holes, the side has won the match because there are only 8 holes left to play. In the Linville Cup, each winning match is awarded 2 points toward the team total and tied matches are awarded 1 point.
STATUS OF A MATCH: All players are expected to know the match score at all times. The match score is defined as “holes up” by the side that has won the most holes or the match is tied, also known as ‘all square”. Therefore, a side that has won the first two holes would be “2 up”.
TIED HOLE: A tied hole is a hole where opponents complete the hole in the same number of strokes. The opponents are said to have "tied" the hole and the status of the match remains the same.
Match play allows for specific rules that differ from stroke play. Below are some of the most important:
- Communicating Information
Sides compete solely against each other on every hole, they can see each other’s play and can protect their own interests. Players on the same side can provide advice to their teammate. Players must not give wrong information to their opponents on the number of strokes or penalty strokes during the play of a hole.
- Rules Issues During a Round
the players in a match may agree on how to decide a Rules issue and the agreement is conclusive even if it turns out to have been wrong under the Rules of golf as long as the players did not deliberately agree to ignore a Rule or known penalty; if there is no agreement, any player can request a ruling and should do so by informing their opponents of the circumstances before beginning a new hole. Playing a second ball is NOT allowed in match play formats.
- Breach of Rule in Match Play
General Penalty for breach of a Rule in Match Play is loss of hole and not two strokes. For example, in alternate shot formats, if the wrong player on a team plays a shot, that side loses the hole.
- Order of Play
Players must play in a specific order. At the first tee, the order of play is determined by the draw. The side who wins a hole has the honor at the next teeing area. During play of a hole, the ball that is farther from the hole is to be played first. If a side plays out of order, the stroke may be recalled by their opponents.
Concessions should be made clearly. A side may concede their opponents next stroke at any time when their opponent’s ball is at rest and the opponents are considered to have holed out with that next stroke. A hole may be conceded at any time and a hole may be considered tied once any player has hit a stroke on that hole.
Exempt players must accept their spot in the event and register by this date. After this date, their spot will be offered to the next player on the waiting list.
Optional Practice Rounds for Participants
Official Check-In for all players will be held in the Mid Pines Terrace Room
Welcome & Team Building for all Players and Team Coaches. This is a players only event. Lunch will be provided to players.
Parents will have an orientation meeting at the same time outside the Mid Pines Clubhouse for instructions on the weekend.
Official Practice Round for Linville Cup will be a shotgun start. Parents may follow along as spectators. Players will be with teammates and coaches.
Day 1 Morning Competition Begins. Players will provided a boxed lunch after the round.
A boxed lunch will be provided for all players
Day 1 Afternoon Competition Begins
Players are invited to attend the Linville Cup Leadership Experience & Final Match Pairings Banquet. Linville Cup Coaches will share their experiences in business and golf to all the participants. The event will end with pairing announcements for the final matches on Monday!!
Day 2 Competition Begins with a 18-hole final match. Tee format and exact time will be weather permitting. Players will provided a boxed lunch before/after the round.
The Linville Cup will be presented to the Champions on the 18th Green
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