La Tournette GC hosted the first round of IGC’s Winter Cup competition on
6 October 2018 as well as it’s final round on 31 March 2019.
Out of 48 players who participated in the competition only 12 succeeded in entering the min. of 6 cards required to put themselves in contention.
Congratulations to Peter Brown who had excellent results and becomes the 2019 Winter Cup Champion. John Hughes, who unfortunately was travelling and couldn’t go for the battle against Peter on the final day, comes in second place with 4 shots behind.
Barry McAlpine, who ended the competition with two very good scores on the last two days, grabbed third place from Mark Adams, IGC Secretary, by just 1 shot.
From left to right: Rodolphe Matossian – President,
Peter Brown Winter Cup 2019 Champion and Barry McAlpine, Captain
The format is stableford from the tees decided by the committee for the day (normally front). The maximum playing handicap is 36. Scores from your best six cards will count – the committee will decide if this number should be reduced as a result of a large number of cancellations due to bad weather.
In the event of a tie for 1st place, the winner is decided by eliminating the highest and lowest card (1st and 6th), then 2nd and 5th and so on, until a winner is found.
For events where winter greens are in operation, any stationary ball either equidistant from or closer to the hole than the length of the grip of a standard putter may automatically be considered as holed in one further shot (i.e. as a ‘gimme’).
There is one category.
You may notice a difference in your score on the day and that posted in Albatross – this will be because there was an error on the scorecard. For the Winter Cup, the Albatross score is the one that counts!
The Committee’s ruling on the day is final!
New R&A rules are applicable as of Jan 1, 2019. Summary of the 20 most important rules changes on https://igc.golf/new-golf-rules-2019/