Mission:

To provide an opportunity for students of The First Tee of Greater Pasadena to participate in competitive golf matches as a means to practice and develop the life skills and core values introduced by staff, coaches, and volunteers.

When:

Spring, Summer & Fall 2018 (see attached schedule)

The League will consist of (1) tournament day per week on Saturday from approximately 4pm to 7 pm at one of the below mentioned locations (schedule attached). Teams will travel among area locations each week to play. Transportation not provided by TFTGP.

What:

The cost of the Tournament League will be $250 per student per season, which covers the costs of  coaching fees, green fees, trophies, medals, team shirt and hat with the logo of their location and a Jr. pull cart.

Seven total 9-hole matches: six regular season meetings, one championship meet

Teams                          Home Course Locations

Brookside                            Eaton Canyon Golf Course (practices at Brookside)

Alhambra                             Alhambra GC

Marshall Canyon               Marshall Canyon GC

Altadena                              Altadena GC

12 players will earn spot on each team

Any additional players that tryout will qualify play on secondary team

-Qualifying will be based on a comprehensive skills assessment on tryout day:

  • 9-hole putting course: 3 short putts (7-10 feet), 2 medium putts (15-20 feet), 4 long putts (25-30 feet)
  • 3-hole short game course (10 yds. off green – fairway, 10 yds. off green – rough, 15 yards off green – fairway, 1- greenside bunker shot)
  • Fairway Driving (10 attempts to hit fairway 40 yards wide using “Tee-off” club i.e. Driver, 3-wood, Hybrid)

All team members that qualify must be currently enrolled in a PLAYer, Par, Birdie or Eagle class.

PLEASE EMAIL TO REGISTER FOR THE TOURNAMENT LEAGUE AFTER YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN SELECTED. danhufford@hotmail.com

-Regular season matches will be a two-team matchup.

-Each team will play three home matches and three away matches.

-Championship week will host all players at one site.

How: 

Regular Season 

-Stroke Play Format

Team: To qualify for a win, a minimum of four players must complete 9-holes. Each team will count the top four scores to determine total score. Otherwise, a team may forfeit a match. (But still play 9-holes)

(Sample Team Score)

Player 1                50

Player 2                58

Player 3                40

Player 4                52

Player 5                44

Player 6                53

Total:                     186

-A team will earn points based on wins, losses and ties. For each win, a team will earn three points. A tie will earn each team one point. Losses will earn zero points.

(Sample Regular Season Standings)

Team               W         L          T          Points

Team 1                 4             2             0             12

Team 2                 3             2             1             10

Team 3                 2             4             0             6

Team 4                 1             5             1             4

Championship week:

Stroke Play Format

 Team Championship

Point Values

1st Place Team: 12 points

2nd Place Team: 9 points

3rd Place Team: 6 points

4th Place Team: 3 points

-In the event of any ties for points or final standings, they will be broken via a card-off between the scorecards of the lowest score of each team. Card-off will go in order of handicap hole. (Card-off will begin with handicap hole 1, followed by 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 15th, and 17th)

-Team with highest total points from combined regular season and championship week points will be named champions.

(Sample final standings score)

Team               W         L          T          Points              Champ. week points     Total

Team 1                 4             2             0             12                           6                                             18

Team 2                 3             2             1             10                           12                                           22 (Champions)

Team 3                 2             4             0             6                             9                                             15

Team 4                 1             5             1             4                             3                                             7

Individual Championship

Each player must complete at least four rounds prior to championship week to qualify.

Players will drop their highest round(s) of the season to determine their standing in the pool of players. Rather than utilizing raw score, player’s standings will be determined by their score in comparison to the par of a particular golf course.

(Sample Best Four Rounds)

Name                           Round 1           Round 2           Round 3           Round 4           Total

Player 1                                ALT 40 (+4)         SC 38 (+8)            ALH 41 (+5)         ALT 39 (+3)         +20

Player 2                                ALH 44 (+8)         SC 40 (+10)         SD 41 (+5)           SD 40 (+4)           +27

Player 3                                SC 45 (+15)         SD 45 (+9)           ALH 39 (+3)         ALH 40 (+4)         +31

The four best rounds plus the final round score combined will be an individual’s final total. Any ties will be broken via card-off.

Top three finishers will earn medals. 

Most Improved Player

 The most improved player is the player that scores the lowest championship round in comparison to their four-round average.