We at the VTL are heading into our fifth season in 2019 and for the very first time the entire season will have a handicap division using a similar handicap to Techniques CC Open Handicap.
Start of season Handicaps per round.
Tour Legends +2
Legends + 4
Tour Masters + 6
Masters + 8
Hack to Tour Pro,s +10
Winners handicap penalty = 1 shot ( plus tier handicap re-assessment )
The end result will be an open championship as well as a handicap championship both will be run as ONE competition with a top 16 prize based on the handicapping system.
The Tournament Of Champions will become our final tour stop.
At the conclusion of our tour the top 5 players will play a stepladder final to determine our 2019 handicap champion.
Open champion will be the player with the highest winning penalty handicap. If tied it will go on WGT style tiebreak. ( Player that has won the latest tourney ).
Q : What is a stepladder final.
Players will accumulate points as they do now every tournament winner will be given a one shot handicap for their win.
Once again the Tour will be over 18 tournaments.
Max handicap penalty 18.
It will require consistency in these to make the top 5 finals.
How it works. Handicap division only. All games played over 18 holes.
4th vs 5th with the 4th player being the higher seed they will select the course and conditions.
3rd vs the winner of above game. 3rd selects course and conditions
2nd meets the winner of above game. 2nd selects course and conditions.
Title game for championship 1st vs winner of above game.
More on how the handicap will work soon.
The Open champion will be the player with the highest handicap.
You may say why make changes if we are heading into the 5th year. We need to give more players the opportunity to win. We used to have 250 members now we are struggling to keep 150 with only 24 to 30 playing the League.
A handicap division has proven it's popularity with CapeBrettons's doubles and Techniques singles. This is the next most obvious direction for our CC
More will be revealed as we approach 2019.
We are a Friendly and Competitive Club. Full Tour with points and great prizes based on single play. Individual and Team Handicap events Monthly. Now completing our 4th Season. No pressure, minimal contribution requirements.
If you’re tired of your clubs unlimited red tee events come and see us.
Please enjoy your stay and enjoy your golf and our friendly members.
p.s. No compulsory clashing here just have fun.