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29TH FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY LECOM

Venue:Bedford Springs Resort
(Directions)
Dates:Oct 1-2 2018 
Entries Deadline:9/17/2018 Player Fee:$155.00
Tee Times:Pairings  
 Overview
The 1990’s saw the game of golf grow tremendously leaving most State and Regional Golf Associations with the task of adding new tournaments such as the Four-Ball.

In 1990, Hillcrest Country Club was the site for the inaugural Four-Ball Championship. Guy Costin and Tom Shallow of Philadelphia Country Club won by two shots over Sean Knapp and Jeff Schroeder of St. Jude Golf Club.

 Format
36-hole four-ball stroke play competition. Both stipulated rounds will be played on the Militia Hill Course at Philadelphia Cricket Club. The address for the Militia Hill course is 401 Stenton Ave, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.
 Eligibility
The Four-Ball Championship is open to any male amateur golfer who is member of a club belonging to the Pennsylvania Golf Association or an individual member of the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Players need not be members of the same club.
At time of entry, one player from the side will complete the entire entry process. That player will need the partner’s GHIN number or User ID. If unsure of that information, please contact the golf office at 610-687-2340 x19.
 Field
Selection of the field will be based on the lowest 72 combined indexes as of the close of entries (May 1st revision date). All indexes must be valid. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the entry closing date. Entry fee for the Four-Ball is $310 per team, which must accompany the entry.
 Pairings
Players who have been accepted as participants in Pennsylvania Golf Association championships will receive event information concerning course assignment, practice rounds, pairings, and starting times approximately 10 days prior to the event. If you have not received your information seven days prior to the event, it is your responsibility to contact the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Information can also be found at www.pagolf.org.
 Starting Times
The PAGA staff, following as closely as practical the preferences indicated on the entry blanks will determine pairings and tee times. Contestants will be notified of starting times by mail. The "Official Time" will be maintained at the starting tee(s) only. Starters will not page players in advance of their starting time. Players should report to the tee one starting interval prior to their tee time. 1st round results will determine 2nd round pairings.
 Caddie & Cart
Carts are MANDATORY at the request of the host club. Cart fee of $35/person/day will be collected during time of entry.
Carts are MANDATORY at the request of the host club. Cart fee of $35/day/player will be collected during registration.
 Prizes
The team with the lowest gross score after 36 holes will be declared Four-Ball Champions and have their name engraved on the Mayor’s Trophy. Additional prizes will be awarded to the top 5 places.
 Ties
In the event of a tie for the Four-Ball Championship, there will be a sudden-death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play Thursday afternoon. All other ties will be broken by matching scorecards in accordance with USGA guidelines.
 Trophy
The Mayor’s Trophy
 Practice Round
Practice rounds will be available any day based on course availability. Please call the golf shop at 814-624-5637 to schedule a tee time up to ten days in advance.
Practice round fee: $69 includes cart. Walking permitted, pull carts not permitted.
 Practice Range
Will be open approximately one hour prior to first starting time. The practice range is a significant distance away from the clubhouse and first tee. Please allow extra time for transportation.
 Registration
Please be at your starting time at least ten minutes prior to your starting time.
 Food & Beverage
Lunch is included in entry and will be provided for all competitors on each day of competition. Cookout stations will be setup at the 1st and 11th tees from approximately 10:00-2:00 as you pass through those areas.
 Hotel
Rooms are available on property at Omni Bedford Springs Resort for a discounted rate starting at $164/night with a waived resort fee. Please call the resort at 1-800-THE-OMNI and be sure to mention the PA Four-Ball Championship to secure the discounted room rate. Reservations must be made prior to Friday, August 31st.

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