Team Play Information

All clubs submitting an applications must be identified as the "club of record" and must maintain at least one 18-hole regulation length (5,000 yards or more) golf course. Each team is expected to field a team and compete as scheduled in accordance with established SCGA Team Play Rules. Withdrawal at any time after entry deadline may result in ineligibility for team play until the second year following the year of withdrawal.

During the regular season and playoff matches, the home team is required to host green fees for the visiting team (16 players plus two alternates during the regular season and eight players plus two alternates during the playoffs). Clubs within a group may agree to other arrangements, provided all clubs within the group are in agreement. Carts, food and beverages should be made available to the visiting team for purchase.

Clubs are limited to entering only one team in Thursday play and one team in Saturday play unless the club maintains two 18-hole courses (a club may enter two teams on each day if two 18-hole regulation length courses are maintained). If a club is entering two teams, a separate application must be submitted for each team.

All teams must have a Certified Handicap Chair representing the club. Certification can be obtained by completing an SCGA Handicap Certification class, offered monthly. Additionally, all clubs must be in compliance with the USGA License Agreement. Without a Certified Handicap Chair and updated license, your club will not be eligible to participate in the 2013 Team Play season. To ensure that your club meets these criteria, you may call the SCGA Office.

Entry Fee: $200 per team

Entry Deadline: Entries must be received by the SCGA no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

The SCGA is not responsible for errors in transmissions. 

Address: 3740 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604

Group Selection: The SCGA encourages teams to form their own groups for the regular season.  The Group Selection Form should be submitted with the team’s entry form.  If a team is not part of a group, the SCGA will attempt to pair the team with other teams that are similar in type of club and geographically desirable.  The possibility exists that some groups will only have three teams, meaning that each team will have two “bye” weeks during the regular season.

First Matches: Thursday, January 10, 2013; Saturday, January 12, 2013

Length of Regular Season: Six weeks of home-and-home matches.  Regular season scheduled to end by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013.  This includes time allotted for rescheduled matches.  Each team must make its golf course available for any make-up matches as needed. 

Playoff Season: Playoffs will begin on Thursday, March 7, 2013 and Saturday, March 9, 2013.  The playoff season is four weeks of split-field matches.  Teams which make the playoffs must be able to make their facilities available for playoff matches.

Championship: 

Thursday & Saturday Team Championship: Sunday, April 21 at Sandpiper GC

Club Eligibility: Each club must maintain at least one 18-hole regulation length golf course (5,000 yards or more). Each club must have a Certified Handicap Chair.

Player Eligibility: Must be 21 years of age. Individuals with an LHI greater than 18.4 may play, but will be lowered to an index of 18.4 to become eligible for Team Play and must be a member of the club he/she wishes to compete for as of Jan. 1 2013. Each player must have 20 scores posted during the 2012 calendar year (see Team Play Manual).

Team: Consists of 16 eligible players plus two alternates.

Type of Competition: A team of two players plays the opposing team of two players in a four-ball match (better-ball of partners) and each partner will play one individual match.

Acknowledgement of Entry: Upon receipt of entry, an email confirmation will be sent to the Team Play Captain at each club.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, you should contact the SCGA Rules and Competitions Department to ensure an entry is received prior to the deadline date.

Pairings and Rules of Play: All information will be released by email to participating clubs.

The Southern California Golf Association reserves the right to accept or reject any entry at any time. Reason for refusal may include unbecoming behavior.


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