The Play The format is match play. Winning a hole earns you 2 points, halving the hole gets each player 1 point and losing the hole gets you nothing. Cards will be stroked, but if you're not sure how to score match play, please just write down what you shot on each hole and we'll figure it out for you. Even though your opponent may have won the hole, do not pick up- continue to play until you hole out your ball and write down your score. The three or four highest point totals from each team (depending on if there are teams of 4 or 5) will be used for that team's score for the week. We will allow makeups! If you miss a match, you can make it up in one of two ways: You can play a round within two weeks of the missed match and put your attested card into the envelope in the pro shop. Or... if you know you are going to miss a week, you can designate the score from the match you are playing the week before the missed match to be used also for the week you will miss. YOU MUST DESIGNATE THAT CARD TO BE USED BEFORE YOU PLAY BY HAVING BETH OR THE PRO SHOP ATTENDANT SIGN THE BACK OF THE SCORECARD STATING SUCH. Once you designate that score to be used, you cannot change your mind... in other words, if you play a really horrible round, you can't un-designate your score card. Sorry... can't have it both ways! If you reach double par and are still in the fairway, pick up your ball to keep the pace of play up. You are welcome to place the ball on the green to putt out for practice. Also, put a "P" on your scorecard to indicate you picked up. Now: A minor change from rules of the past: The brook on 9 is back in play. No free lift! It is staked out with yellow stakes and it will be played as such. If you end up in the brook you have to take a drop behind the brook and take a penalty stroke. You can drop it as far back as you want to, but you have to keep the brook between you and the hole. If the brook is dried up, you can try to play it out of there but I wouldn't recommend it... it's awfully rocky in there. Best to take the drop and the penalty stroke than to break a club or a wrist. Speaking of water, 7 is staked out with red stakes, but it often has a lot of water between the red stakes and the green, especially if we get a lot of rain. The water between the stakes and the green is considered "casual" water and it IS a free lift out of it and dropped within a club length of the nearest point of relief no closer to the hole. Same for 8 at the base of the swamp. It can get really wet and mucky in there in the spring, just sayin'. :) We will allow "preferred lies" in the fairway ONLY. This means that if you are in the fairway and don't like how your ball is lying (for example, you are in someone else's divot) you can roll your ball over NO MORE THAN A CLUB HEAD LENGTH to get a better lie. You may NOT roll your ball out of the rough. You may not roll your ball out of the sand trap. Those are big no-nos. The course underwent some changes in 2015 to make it USGA certifiable. The biggest thing that was noticed that the junk along route 119 on the 7th fairway is now OUT OF BOUNDS and has to be played as such. Likewise, the left side of the 6th fairway is also out of bounds. For more on the general rules of golf, check out the rules page.