Zubz Rules

TCP Zubz Doubles is an 11-game season using alternating methods of doubles that occurs the 3rd Sunday of each month at Zebulon Community Park.  Registration is 9:00am to 9:45am.  Round starts at 10am.

Format Schedule

January - Captain's Choice
February - Best Disc
March - Alternate Shot
April - 6-6-6 (Holes 1-6 - Capt Choice; Holes 7-12 - Best Disc; Holes 13-18 - Alternate Shot)
May - Everyone Cali
June - Captain's Choice
July - Best Disc
August - Everyone Cali
September - 6-6-6 (Holes 1-6 - Capt Choice; Holes 7-12 - Best Disc; Holes 13-18 - Alternate Shot)
October - Alternate Shot
November - Member's Choice

Formats

Captain's Choice - Both players throw from each lie (starting with the tee shot), then the team chooses which of the resulting lies to continue play from, until the hole is completed.  A team may take a reasonable amount of time to pick which lie they want before the 30-second play clock starts.  A lie that is picked up without being marked is gone forever; the team must throw from the other lie. If the second lie is picked up, it must be replaced in accordance with PDGA rules.  All lies must be marked according to PDGA rules. If the first player throws from the wrong lie, the second player may still throw from the correct lie. In case of injury or disqualification, one partner may play alone, throwing one shot at each lie (essentially playing singles).

Best Disc (aka - Best Score) - Each player plays the round as they would while playing singles; there are no shared lies. The team score is the best score on each hole by one of its players.  Play should be carried out as a normal singles game, the player who is away will always throw first.  In case of injury or disqualification, one partner may play alone.  If a player is designated "Cali", they will play as 2 players on each hole, having 2 tee shots and playing out the hole from each lie, taking the best score.

Alternate Shot - In Alternate Shot, only one sequence of throws is made on each hole. The team selects a player to throw the tee shot at the beginning of the round. The other player then throws from the subsequent lie, and play alternates in that fashion until the hole is completed.  Once a hole is completed, the the player on a team that did not throw the tee shot on the hole prior, tees off on the next hole - regardless whether they made the last putt, and the team continues to alternate shots on each hole and alternate players on each tee shot until the round is completed.  Alternate Shot is closer to a singles format, where one partner can't bail the other out.   If the wrong player on a team throws, another team must call it immediately, like a foot fault. The team receives a warning, and the correct player throws. Subsequent violations incur a one-throw penalty. For any violation that requires a re-throw (stance violation, provisional throw), the same player throws.  If a player is designated "Cali", they will play a singles round.

6-6-6 - In 6-6-6, 3 formats of doubles will be used on 18 holes.  For the holes 1 through 6 - Captain's Choice doubles will be played.  On holes 7 through 12 - Best Disc will be played.  On holes 13-18 - Alternate shot will be played.  The rules around each of these formats listed above will be applied.  If someone is designated as "Cali", they will play 1 extra shot on any tee shot or lie (meaning a total of 2 shots per drive and lie), except within the putting circle (10 meters - 33 feet) for the Capt Choice portion (Holes 1-6).  Play
as 2 players on each hole, having 2 tee shots and playing out the hole from each lie, taking the best score for the Best Score portion (Holes 7-12) and a singles round from Holes 13 through 18.

Everyone Cali - All participants will be playing "Cali" during the round - multiple throws per hole.  At registration, each player will designate themselves as an Open, Advanced, Intermediate or Recreational player.  That said, division classification is ultimately determined by the TCP official (TD).  If a player is Open, they are able to take 1 extra shot per hole (from tee or lie).  If a player is Advanced, they are able to take 2 extra shots per hole (from tee or lie).  If the player is Intermediate, they are able to take up to 3 extra shots per hole (from tee or lie).  Open, Advanced and Intermediate players are not able to use their extra tee shot in the putting circle (10 meters/33 feet).  Advanced and Intermediate players are only allowed to take a maximum of 1 extra shot per lie/tee shot.  A Recreational player is allowed an extra shot per tee shot and lie, including the putting circle.  Players may NOT take more than 2 throws from the tee or lie.

Entry and Winnings

In order to participate, each player will pay an entry fee of $8 for each round, ace pool included.  $6 of that fee will be applied to the round winnings.  $1 will be applied to the ace pool.  $1 of the event is applied to the club for expenses.

The ace pool will accumulate from round to round.  A player that hits that ace will be awarded the pool and it will start over in the next round.  If more than one player hits the ace pool during a game, it will be divided between the players evenly - regardless of when the ace was achieved.  If the ace pool is not hit throughout the season, then it will be applied to our upcoming spring/summer event's ace pool.

Round winnings are based on the PDGA pay table - paying out 40% of the participants.

Teams

For the purpose of the standings, there are no divisions in doubles, it is a single division.  Although doubles teams will be determined by the PDGA division classification - Open, Advanced, Intermediate, Recreational.  Ideally, Open players will be paired with Recreational players.  Advanced players will be paired with Intermediate players, etc.  In summary, we will use a random method to make teams, but is still based on skill, in order to field the most fair teams.  Players will declare which division they want to be in, but actual division assignment is up to TCP officials.

If there are an odd number of players during the Capt Choice format, one player will play "Cali".  The player to play "Cali" will be determined randomly after pairing of players.  Regardless of division, the "Cali" player is allowed 1 extra shot on any tee shot or lie (meaning a total of 2 shots per drive and lie), except within the putting circle (10 meters - 33 feet).

If less then 3 players attend an event, each participant will play the round "Cali".  If only a single player attends the event, they will play the round "Cali" and be able to score points based on their results.  If a player's partner quits during the round, that remaining player may play "Cali".

Round Scoring

Points are determined for each member of the team based on score under course par, # of teams they defeat, first place points and attendance.  Point values will vary though, based on the format being played.

All Formats

1 point to each player in attendance
5 points to each player on the first place team

Captain's Choice and Best Disc Scoring

1 point to each player for each stroke under course par - typically Par 57 - unless we have a temp hole(s)/tee pad in place.  (example - if you finish 6 strokes under course par, you get 6 points)
1 point to each player on a team for every team you defeat (only applies normal regulation - not playoff play)

Alternate Shot Scoring

2 points to each player for each stroke under course par - typically Par 57 - unless we have a temp hole(s)/tee pad in place.  (example - if you finish 6 strokes under course par, you get 12 points)
1 point to each player on a team for every team you defeat (only applies normal regulation - not playoff play)

6-6-6 Scoring

1.5 points to each player for each stroke under course par - typically Par 57 - unless we have a temp hole(s)/tee pad in place.  (example - if you finish 6 strokes under course par, you get 9 points)
1 point to each player on a team for every team you defeat (only applies normal regulation - not playoff play)

Everyone Cali Scoring

1 points to each player for each stroke under course par - typically Par 57 - unless we have a temp hole(s)/tee pad in place.  (example - if you finish 6 strokes under course par, you get 6 points)
0.5 point to each player you defeat (only applies normal regulation - not playoff play)

If there is a tie for first place, then the teams will play a 1-hole "Closest to the pin" playoff (likely Hole 18) to determine the winner.  If still tied, the teams will continue replaying a "Closest to the pin" playoff until a winner is determined.

Course Rules

We will be using recognized course rules, OB designations and general PDGA rules for tournaments - any fouls will be determined by the group at the time of play.

Hole 1 - Mando left.  Perpendicular creek (surrounded by water) is OB
Hole 2 - Mando left.  Creek (surrounded by water), sidewalk and beyond are OB.  The bridge is considered the sidewalk and is, therefore, OB.
Hole 3 - Creek (surrounded by water), road and playground are OB.
Hole 4 - Sidewalk and beyond are OB.  The plants on the right of the fairway are not OB.  You get relief behind the plant with no penalty (up to 1 meter).
Hole 5 - Water is casual.  Sidewalk that is parallel to the fairway (on the left) and beyond is OB.  This is not marked on the sign.
Hole 6 - Sidewalk and beyond is OB.
Hole 7 - Mando left.  Sidewalk and beyond is OB. Creek (surrounded by water on the right side) and beyond is OB.
Hole 13 - Sidewalk and beyond is OB.  Gravel road is safe.
Hole 14 - Parking lot is OB.
Hole 15 - Parking lot is OB.
Hole 16 - Parking lot is OB.
Hole 17 - Parking lot is OB.  Sidewalk and beyond is OB.
Hole 18 - Baseball field and basketball courts are OB.  Sidewalk and beyond is OB.

Season Champion


The player with the highest point total at the end of the season will win the season championship.  There is no Championship Winnings Pool awarded as in past seasons, but a trophy only award.  Depending on revenue from the season, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive awards, as well.

Tiebreakers

In the event that there is a tie for the season champion at the season, the following tiebreakers will be applied:
  1. Most event wins
  2. Most attended events
  3. Lowest shared cumulative round score (at least 4 rounds from the same venue/course)
  4. Most 2nd place finishes
  5. Most 3rd place finishes
  6. Most 4th place finishes
  7. Most 5th place finishes
  8. CTP - 5 throws - at the final event to determine the winner.

Miscellaneous

Any expenses incurred for the doubles season will be posted on the site for the club to review.

Club officials have the right to change the venue, rules, format and standings at any time.


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