24th Annual Fletcher Allen Golf Tournament
Benefitting the Vermont Children's Hospital
Monday, July 15, 2013 (Rain Date: Tuesday, July 16)
Burlington Country Club
Thank You to all of our Tournament Sponsors:
Enjoy a rare opportunity to play one of the finest courses in Vermont, Burlington Country Club, and support a great
cause – Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen.
The tournament will feature two shotgun starts, at 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. The 4-person scramble features several contests including many hole-in-one contests, a putting contest and other exciting elements.
At the end of the day, join us for the 19th Hole Cocktail Party. Bid on great gift packages at the silent auction, enjoy live music and share your stories with other players from the day.
Players are also invited to purchase dinner tickets for $30 each. Dinner will be served in the Clubhouse.
Rules of Play
Shotgun start, 4-person scramble. All players tee off - play the best drive. Scorekeeper must record two tee shots from each player in the foursome during the tournament.
All players hit from the chosen spot. Play preferred lie within one club length. Do not move the ball into the fairway from the rough or out of a hazard. Continue this format until the ball is holed out.
Men - Gold tees
Women - Aqua tees
USGA Rules Govern Play
- White stakes designate out of bounds
- Red stacks deisgnate lateral hazards
- Yellow stakes designate water hazards
Burlington Country Club Local Rules
USGA rules govern all play except where modified by the following rules:
- Out of bounds is defined by white stakes orlines, property fences, roads, and property lines.
- Ground under repair is defined with white lines
- Staked trees are free relief (only if it interferes with the player's stance or area of intended swing), one club length
- 1st or 10th hole - If a ball comes to rest between the fence and the road, you may take free relief under rule 24-2 or go to the nearest drop area without penalty.
- 1st hole - Hazard in front of tee, proceed under rule 26 or use drop area under penalty of one stroke.
- Once your ball is holed - that is your score for the hole.
Special Tournament Rules
- Each team is given (1) Mulligan. A maximum of an additional (3) per team may be purchased for $10 EACH.
- Each team is allowed one Throw.
Explanation on usage:
Mulligan - A mulligan may be used anywhere on the golf course including the tee, fairway, rough, trap, green, etc. If a person chooses to use a mulligan, then they must use that shot. The team is free to use any one of the other player's shots or the mulligan.
Throw - Each team will be entitled to one throw. Any member of the team may exercise the throw. The throw can be used from any place on the golf course including an out of bounds position. The purpose of the thros is to pick up the ball wherever it has landed and to advance it towards the hole by way of a throw. It does not count as a stroke, but merely an extension of the shot. Thus, if one member of the team has an extremely long shot but it is two feet out of bounds, one can pick up the ball, throw it toward the green and wherever it lands it will lay one. A throw cannot be used once you are on the green. The throw may be used from the "frog hair". Clue: best place to use a throw is usually on a par 5 when you want to take a second shot and extend it onto the green so that you have a putt for an eagle. Another common use of the throw is when the best shot on a par 3 is in the greenside trap. One may stand in the trap and throw the ball toward the hole.
Mulligans and Throws cannot be used towards Skins game or hole-in-one contests. Be sure when using a mulligan or throw to mark the holw on your scorecard with an M or T.
Team handicaps will be determined by adding individual handicaps and dividing the total by 8. Men will be allowed a maximum of 28 strokes and women will be allowed a maximum of 34 strokes. The next score will be calculated by subtracting the team handicap from the gross score for 18 holes. Ties will be broken by matching cards beginning with the number one handicap hole.