Purpose: The purpose of this document is to be able to inform everyone of why the club exists and the rules for the competitive team as well.
Mission: To give people the opportunity to learn how to play golf competitively and/or socially. People will learn the etiquette of the golf course and become more knowledgeable about the game. Encourages leadership and individuality. It gives people the opportunity to meet new people and compete in the Central New York Collegiate Golf League (CNYCGL) league and National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA)
Club History: SU played intercollegiate golf from 1925 – 1973. After this, the club golf team became the main way for students to golf competitively.
Officers: President- Bram Berkowitz VP- JT Smith PR Chair- Michael Hacker Finance- Breezy Knight Social- Krysta Kirby Advisor/Coach- Ken Walcyk
Dues: The dues for the competitive team will be $30-$50 per semester. The dues for non-competitive team will be $20-$40 per semester (I will an have exact idea once budget comes out). No one plays in any tournaments or takes advantage of the benefits of the club until they pay dues.
Tryouts: Right now it looks like Tryouts will be on September 5-7. We will have three days of nine holes. The best two scores out of those three days will count. However, being a club sport no one gets cut. Everyone will have a chance to play their way into tournaments by improving their average at practices, which will be held every week.
Scoring (MAKE SURE TO READ): In the past, we have struggled to have a good scoring system that is really fair to everyone. My goal with the scoring system this year is to make sure that everyone’s average contains roughly the same amount of rounds played compared to everyone else.
§ The average score over par for each player is a weighted average of each player's practice rounds and tournament rounds. The average is based off 18 hole scoring. So if you only play 9 holes (like we will in tryouts), your nine hole score will be doubled to make an 18 hole score.
§ If you shoot 76 or better at Drumlins during a match or +7 or better during an away match, you will be guaranteed into the following week’s match because you proved yourself during a pressure situation, which is not easy to do.
§ Everyone who wants to play in tournaments is expected to play one 9 hole practice round a week and submit it to me to count in their average. The easiest and best way to accomplish this is to go to practice. However, I understand that not everyone can attend the practice time so I will allow you to play a 9 hole round outside of practice during the week at your convenience, but preferably with another member of the club, and then submit the score to me.
§ I will allow members of the club to submit up to two practice round scores during one week to put into their average (This is an attempt to give the people who are really trying to play tournaments the ability to lower their average)
§ Submit scores to me by emailing me at email@example.com with the date, your name, the score of your 9 or 18 hole round, and the person you played with (if you did).
Match and Practice Schedule:
§ Practices will be held every Friday around 3 or 4 pm. Once the semester gets going, I may start to hold morning sessions as well where I might hold a practice at 10 am and JT would run another at 3 pm to provide schedule flexibility for everyone.
§ CNYCGL are one-day 18 hole events that usually are held Saturday or Sunday morning.
§ NCCGA Tournaments are two weekends of the semester and are 36 hole events starting Saturday afternoon and continuing Sunday morning (Weekend of October 5th and October 26th).
§ These tournaments can be long rounds of golf so expect to spend most of the day for these matches, especially away ones.
§ We drive each other to away matches, which can be up to 2 hours away sometimes. As you might expect, we do not get funding for travel and gas is expensive. So the people playing in the match are expected to give gas money to the driver. This situation will be worked out by the driver and players and should be based on how far away the tourneys are.