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Tournament Format

Official Rules

  • This is a Match Play Event with three different formats of play; 6 holes each. You are playing as a two-person team against your two opponents for the 1st Two matches and then one-on-one for the final match
  • 1st 6 holes = Match 1 --- Scramble
    • This is your first 6 holes you play, not necessarily the actual first six holes of the course
    • 2-on-2 - Each player tees off on each hole. The best of the tee shots is selected and all players play their second shots from that spot. The best of the second shots is determined, then all play their third shots from that spot, and so on until the ball is holed.
    • The lowest score of the two teams wins the hole.
  • 2nd 6 holes = Match 2 --- Best Ball
    • This is your second 6 holes you play.
    • 2-on-2 - Each player on the team plays his own ball until completing the hole, then the lower of the two scores is recorded as the team score for that hole. If a member of both teams ties with the lowest score, the hole is tied.
  • 3rd 6 holes = Match 3 --- Individual Matches
    • This is your third 6 holes you play.
    • 1-on-1 - Think Sunday at the Ryder Cup. Each player plays straight up match play against their designated opponent. Lowest score between you and your opponent wins the hole. A tie halves the hole. There are no carry-overs.
    • Your opponent is the person listed directly across from you on the pairing sheet.
  • Please be respectful of the pace of play. If the sun sets, you are playing too slow.
  • Tees: As a foursome you should decide which tees you wish to play. If your mediation skills are poor, play from the Blue tees.
  • Please follow all local rules and USGA rules as long as they are reasonable. Since this is match play, you may recognize gimmies, etc., but your opponent must approve such activities.
  • MULLIGANS - The only permissible way to monetarily compensate for your lack of golf skill. Mulligans can be purchased before the round at registration. Cost is $10 each. They may be used at any time during the round by either member of your team.
  • Have fun, but remember…..your pride is on the line and your teammates are counting on you.

* All rules are subject to change

Who Wins ???

Each 18-hole foursome match is worth a total of 4 points:

  • 1 point for 2-on-2 Best Ball
  • 1 point for 2-on-2 Scramble
  • 1 point for each of the individual matches

Assuming 16 foursomes, there would be 64 total points available. The first team to 32½ points takes home the Barton Cup. If both teams get exactly 32 points, it is a tie. In the event of a tie, the Cup is retained by the previous year's winner (The Alumni/Faculty Team won the 2007 Barton Cup). However, the tournament committee reserves the right to make up a tie breaker.