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Women's Four-Ball Championship

BallenIsles Country Club - East Course, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
August 14-15, 2021
Entries Close: Wednesday, July 28th at 11:30 PM

Tournament Summary

Format:  36 holes of Four-Ball stroke play

Eligibility FSGA member, one entrant must be at least 16 years of age

Handicap:  Florida GHIN 34.0 or less

Entry Fee:  $320 (per team)

Schedule of Events

Past Results

Format

  • 36 holes of Four-Ball stroke play, (commonly known as a two-person, Best-Ball)
  • Maximum Field Size - 48 teams (96 players)
  • Three divisions - Championship, Mid-Amateur, and Middle
  • The overall Champion will be the team from the Championship or Mid-Amateur Division with the lowest 36-hole total score
    • A team competing in the Mid-Amateur Division is eligible to win the overall Championship

Eligibility

  • Female amateur golfers
  • One entrant must be at least 16 years of age as of the first day of the Championship
  • Committee approval is required for entry if the second partner is less than 13 years of age
  • Both entrants must be at least 22 years of age as of the first day of the Championship to play in the Mid-Amateur Division at time of entry
  • A valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0 at time of entry
  • Both entrants are required to be members of the FSGA

Entry Fee

  • $320 (per team)

Entry fee includes all competitive rounds of golf, tee gift, awards luncheon and gift certificate prizes. Late entries will be accepted subject to a $10 late fee should the team gain acceptance into the field. 

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 14th

  • 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM - Player registration
  • 8:00 AM - Round 1 shotgun

Sunday, August 15th

  • 8:00 AM - Final round shotgun
  • Awards luncheon immediately following play 

Entry Priority

Entries will be accepted based upon the order of receipt. Half of the number of teams for the entire field will be held for the Championship and Mid-Amateur Divisions. Entries received after the competitive field is full, or after the close of entries, will be placed on an alternates list. Alternates will be contacted in order of receipt of entry, if and when, a spot becomes available. 

Partner Changes

Partner changes will be accommodated following these guidelines:

  • One player on the original entry must remain on the side.
  • Partner changes will NOT be permitted after divisions and flights have been posted if the new player would move the side to another flight or division.
    (Example - First Flight handicap range 10-15, the new partner must have a handicap within the 10-15 handicap range). 

Divisions & Course Set-Up

Teams must select their division at the time of entry. A team may not switch divisions once pairings are posted.

  • Championship Division - 6,100 yards (Gross Only)
  • Mid-Amateur Division - 6,100 yards (Gross Only)
  • Middle Division - 5,200 yards (Gross & Net)

Suggested Handicap Guidelines

The following should be considered when selecting divisions (recommended based on combined team handicaps).

  • Championship Division - 18.0 & Under
  • Mid-Amateur Division - 18.0 & Under
  • Middle Division - 44 & Under

Committee Discretion: The Championship Committee reserves the right to move any team out of the Middle Division if their team handicap (or an individual partner's handicap) is significantly lower than the majority of the competitors in that division, and their scoring history does not reflect the need to play from the Middle Division yardage. 

Handicap Requirements

  • All valid Florida GHIN Handicap Indexes used will be from 7 days prior to the championship start date
  • Each player must have a valid Florida GHIN Handicap Index not exceeding 34.0
  • Players in the Middle Division will play to 85% of their course handicap

It is the responsibility of any player that maintains a Handicap Index lower than her current Florida GHIN Handicap to inform the FSGA for resolution. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

Flighting

The Championship and Mid-Amateur Division are gross only and will not be flighted.   

The Middle Division will be pre-flighted based on combined team handicaps.

Generally, divisions of more than 12 teams will be pre-flighted. Flights will be based on the number of teams and the range of combined team handicaps.

Breaking Ties

Championship Division – The overall Champion will be the team with the lowest total score.  A team competing in the Mid-Amateur Division is eligible to win the overall Championship. In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff on a hole designated by the Committee to determine the Champions.

Net Divisions – All ties in each flight of the Net Divisions will be broken by the USGA scorecard match. The last 9 holes will be considered holes 10-18, the last 6 holes will be holes 13-18, the last 3 holes will be holes 16-18 and the last hole will be hole 18. In the case that players are still tied after the 18th hole, the winner will be determined by lot. 

Net Divisions will pay gross first, then net. 

Practice Rounds

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the Championship on a space available basis and after 12:00 PM the weekend before. The price for a practice round is $35.00 + tax and includes cart and range balls prior to the round. Please call 561-622-6501 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

Defending Champions

It took an extra hole, but Bailey Shoemaker and Madison Hewlett were crowned the Women’s Four-Ball champions Sunday at Mission Inn Resort & Club. Shoemaker and Hewlett survived a one-hole playoff to capture the win. This is the first FSGA championship victory for both Shoemaker and Hewlett. In Saturday’s first round, Shoemaker and Hewlett fired a 9-under 63 to sit in second place, one shot behind the leaders

The pair got off to a strong start in Sunday’s final round, birding two of their first three holes. Hewlett added a birdie on the ninth to make the turn at 3-under. Their only hiccup of the day came with a bogey on the 10th, but the two quickly rebounded with two birdies over the next three holes. With back-to-back birdies, Hewlett brought the team to 14-under for the championship and into a tie for first place. Shoemaker and Hewlett fired a final-round 66 to finish the day at 14-under 130 and in a tie for first with Kaitlyn Schroeder and Lauren Clark. Shoemaker birdied the first playoff hole to give her and Hewlett the victory. Click here for the previous year's results.

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy - Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are allowed in all FSGA Championships except Junior events. However, a player must not use a parent, step-parent or guardian as a caddie. The caddie MUST walk and the player’s clubs must remain on the golf cart.
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Terms of Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final.

Host Hotel

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Payment

BallenIsles accepts all major credit cards.

Directions

BallenIsles Country Club
100 BallenIsles Circle
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
561-622-6501

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