RBC Scramble - Yellowknife GC Local Qualifier

Jul 20, 2019

The Yellowknife Golf Club will be host the NWT's first ever RBC Scramble Local Qualifier on July 20th. 

RBC Scramble is a national event held all over Canada, played in three stages, with the final stage being held at Cabot Links & Cabot Cliffs GC. The Yellowknife GC is proud to host its first ever RBC Scramble Qualifier, with the winning team gaining entry into stage two held in Alberta. 

4-person Scramble, scored on NET scores with the lowest Net score advancing to stage two, teams are built up on set handicap requirements (please see the handicap requirements below). Everyone must have a valid Golf Canada Handicap to play in the RBC Scramble, please ensure you are entering all your scores through out the season.

Registration for the RBC Scramble can be found here https://www.golfgenius.com/register?league_id=139697 

Cost for the RBC Scramble;
                            RBC Fee             Yellowknife GC Fee         Total Cost
Members             $30.00                  $45.00                             $75.00
Non Members     $30.00                  $70.00                             $100.00

For more information on this exciting new event for the Yellowknife GC, please contact General Manager Matthew Gray.

The format for the RBC Scramble;
The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company Local Qualifiers are played under the typical scramble format, with teams of four amateurs:

·         All team members tee off each hole

·         Team chooses the shot that gives them the best opportunity

·         This process continues up until the ball is on the putting green, and all four players have the opportunity to sink the putt

·         Each team member has an opportunity to make the first putt, if everyone misses, the next putt is conceded for a maximum two-putt per hole (this rule applies at the LOCAL LEVEL ONLY)

·         Each team member’s tee shot must be used at least three (3) times per round and identified on the scorecard

The RBC PGA Scramble presented by The Lincoln Motor Company Regional and National Finals is a five-person team, elimination scramble format:

·         All team members tee off each hole

·         Team chooses the shot they are going to use

·         The golfer whose shot is taken is eliminated from participating in the next shot

·         A player is only eliminated for the one-shot following his/her selected shot

·         This process continues up until the ball is on the putting green, and then all five players have the opportunity to sink each putt

·         All five players tee off the next hole and the elimination process begins again, until the ball is played from the putting green

·         Each team member’s tee shot must be used at least three (3) times per round

·         The eliminated player cannot take a practice shot during the time they are eliminated

Handicap Requirements:

All players must use their CURRENT Golf Canada Handicap Factor as of the entry closing date of the Local Qualifier to determine the Course Handicap for that day’s competition.

NOTE: Players who are not members of Golf Canada affiliated golf clubs will be required to obtain a Gold Membership through Golf Canada at www.golfcanada.ca. After posting five scores, the Gold Membership will provide an official Golf Canada Handicap Factor. Only official Golf Canada Handicap Factors will be accepted at all stages of the competition.

The maximum Golf Canada Handicap Factor is 36.4 for males and 40.4 for females.

The four team members’ aggregate Golf Canada Handicap factor must be a minimum of 32.0 and maximum of 112.0 (including mixed gender teams).

A maximum of two single figure handicap (9.9 or less) players based on individual’s Golf Canada Handicap Factors are allowed on each team at each level of competition (PGA of Canada professionals are not included).

For example:
8.7 + 11.1 + 1.4 + 10.2 = 31.4 (ineligible, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Factors are lower than 32.0)
13.5 + 12.7 + 8.3 + 2.4 = 36.9 (eligible)
2.3 + 11.7 +25.3 + 27.2 = 66.5 (eligible)
1.3 + 5.7 + 9.9 + 28.7 = 45.6 (ineligible, team consisting of more than two single-digit handicaps)
5.6 + 31.4 + 34.8 + 40.4 female = 112.2 (ineligible, team aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Factors must not exceed 112.0)

To determine the net score on the day of the Local Event, team members’ Golf Canada Handicap Factors are adjusted as per the Slope Rating of the tees being played to determine their Course Handicaps. The aggregate Course Handicap for the four players is divided by 10 to determine the team’s Course Handicap. The resulting figure is then subtracted from the team’s gross score for the event.

For example:
Team aggregate Course Handicap of 54 x 10% = 5.4
Team gross score = 70
Net score = 64.6 (70 minus 5.4)

Note: Female competitors are to use the Slope Rating from their respective tees to determine their Course Handicap.

The team’s aggregate Golf Canada Handicap Factor established at the Local Event is the base aggregate handicap for the Championship.