Golf

Golf


Golf

If you have general questions or are looking for a team/teammate, please click here to post your inquiry or view people looking for teams on the 2014 Gay Games bulletin board.*

The 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation golf competition will take place in the Akron area. Golfers play two rounds in two days. Separate morning and afternoon rounds begin with a shotgun start. Participants can play as individuals as well as a member of a team. Akron-Summit County sports are hosted by the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation.

To learn more about the sport's specifics, click on "competition specifics" and "venue" tabs above.

*The Gay Games encourages participants to use the bulletin board and other outreach to connect to a relay or a sport partner. If all else fails, the Gay Games will attempt to connect players needing a relay or a sport partner. Contact the Sport Manager for Golf via email tspence@gg9cle.com.





Dates

11-12 August 2014

Venue

Firestone Country Club - Playing on the North and West course. One round on each course

452 E. Warner Road, Akron, OH. 44319

8:00 a.m. shotgun starts each day

* Lunch will be provided after daily competition at the Firestone Country Clubhouse (cost is included in registration)

* Medals will be awarded the 2nd day at lunch

Divisions

Each division (women and men) will be separated into 4 Flights. These flights will be determined by dividing the total number of contestants cores after their 1st round into equal flights. 

Women Men Teams
Flight A (0-12 hcp)
Flight B (13-25 hcp)
Flight C (26-36 hcp)
Flight D (36+ hcp)
Flight A (0-12 hcp)
Flight B (13-25 hcp)
Flight C (26-36 hcp)
Flight D (36+ hcp)
2 -person–best ball events

Participation

The Golf tournament will be played over two (2) days, 18 holes each day.

Participants may compete in one individual event and one team event.

Individual Event:

Medals will be awarded to the top finisher in each genders' Flight, awarding 48 individual medals.

Participants will compete for both gross* and net* scores in each Flight

  • Gross Score is the total number of strokes you take to complete both rounds
  • Net Score is the total number of strokes you take to complete both rounds - minus your handicap*
  • *Handicaps will be established by using the Callaway Scoring System for all players based on your 1st round

You will only be able to win in either gross or net category, but not both.

Team Event:

You must register to play in the individual event, as those scores will be used to determine the winners of the team events.

Divisions are:

  • 2 best ball women gross
  • 2 best ball women net
  • 2 best ball men gross
  • 2 best ball men net

You may form and register your team up until the 1st day of the competition (space permitting).

Participants may only win either the gross or net category, but not both.

Rules

The Golf tournament will be played in accordance with the Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews rules (www.randa.org) in combination with the United States Golf Association (USGA).

Rules specific to the days of play will be on the riding carts each day.

All players will be required to ride. No Caddies allowed.

All players must comply with Firestone's dress code

Best GPS Address:

Firestone Country Club - 452 E Warner Rd - Akron, OH 44319

Parking: Free parking venue.

To read more about the venue, visit http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Firestone-Country-Club