GASPAR CHALLENGE

Results

Rick Rhodes 1-1-1 tied Sergio Delgado 0-1-1
Rick Rhodes 1-1 def. Sergio Delgado 0-1
Todd Broadbent 1-4 def. Rick Rhodes 0-1
Frank Perez 2-1 def. Jack Coffey 4-2
Jack Coffey 4-1 def. Todd Broadbent 0-4
Frank Perez 1-1 def. Tres Fenton 3-1
Tres Fenton 3-0 def. Todd Broadbent 0-3
John Lamberg 1-1 def. Todd Broadbent 0-2
Jack Coffey 3-1 def. John Lamberg 0-1
Tres Fenton 2-0 def. Todd Broadbent 0-1
Tres Fenton 1-0 def. Jack Coffey 2-1
Jack Coffey 2-0 def. Frank Perez 0-1
Jack Coffey 1-0 def. Frank Guistiani 0-1

Gaspar Challenge Rules

Gaspar Challenge Matches are for Official Gaspar Golf Members, and involve a lower ranked player challenging a higher ranked player in an 18-hole Match Play round.  The rules are as follows:

  1. Both players must be Official Gaspar Golf Members.  An "Official" member is someone who has played in at least 1 Gaspar Invitational Tournament.
  2. Every Gaspar Challenge match is handicapped, unless you and your opponent have the same exact points quota number.  To figure your Gaspar Challenge handicap for a match, subtract the person's quota who is lower from the player whose quota is higher, and take 75% of that number, rounding up to the next number at .50.  For example, if Player A has a quota of 35, and Player B has a quota of 20, subtract 20 from 35 to get a difference of 15.  75% of 15 is 11.25, rounded down to 11.  The player with the lower quota receives a stroke on the 11 hardest holes on the course where the Gaspar Challenge is played.  Now, Big Mex can play White Mike in a Bragger Challenge, wager $10, and have a fighter's chance against The Great One.  Players separated by 1 quota point play with the person with the lowest point quota receiving 1 stroke on the hardest hole on the scorecard.  75% of 1 is .75.  Round up to 1.
  3. Anyone can challenge any other player in the Gaspar Rankings, no matter who is ranked higher.  The other player does not have to accept.  Want to move up in the Gaspar Cup?  Play more Gaspar Invitationals and Gaspar Challenges, and stop your lollygagging and pity partying.
  4. You may only challenge and play one Gaspar per round of golf.  You may NOT challenge two or more players in a single round of golf.  Another player may challenge YOU, effectively allowing you to play 2 matches at once, but you can't challenge two Gaspar.  You can challenge someone, and someone can challenge you, and then you're playing 2 matches at once.  Be careful when this happens.  BOTH opponents must agree to concede your putt before it's conceded, because you are playing against 2 players.
  5. All challengers must play in the same group.
  6. The minimum wager amount is $5 per player.  Winner takes all.  Side bets are encouraged.
  7. Gaspar Challenge Matches will be played under Match Play rules, where a player may win a hole by shooting a lower score on that hole.  There are NO CARRYOVERS, like in a Skins Match.  If the two players tie on the hole, it is just that, a tie.
  8. A match is over when there are not enough holes remaining for the losing player to at least tie the winning player.  Scoring is like this:  If player A wins the first hole, he is 1-up.  If he is up by 3 holes when arriving at the 16th tee, the match is "Dormie," meaning the losing player cannot win.  He can only tie.  If they tie on hole 16, the match is over, and the winning score is 3 and 2.
  9. Gaspar Challenge winners are awarded 10 Gaspar Cup points, and the loser is awarded 5.  If there is a tie, both players receive 8 points.
  10. Two tee shots are allowed on the first tee, with players choosing between the two balls.  If you hit both balls out of bounds, or both in a hazard, you must play one of those balls, and take your penalty accordingly.
  11. No additional mulligans or "breakfast balls" are allowed during the rest of the match.
  12. All balls must be "played as they lie," except when in the fairway.  If a ball lies in the fairway, it may be lifted, cleaned and placed as close its original position as possible, also allowing balls to be removed from divots.  The ONLY exception is if a ball is on tree roots in the rough, or in such a placement that the player's club would strike a root, causing injury to said player.  The player may only move his ball far enough to allow striking the ball without contacting roots, and must be no closer to the hole.  This does not mean you may move your ball away from the tree so you have a clear line to the green.  Move your ball backward, keeping the obstruction between you and the hole.  This also doesn't mean you can move your ball away from a tree if your ball is sitting on a root-free lie.  You must hit the ball out sideways, if necessary.  If the course has gotten a lot of rain, and the players agree it should be played as "lift, clean and replace," then you can play with that temporary rule that day.
  13. All putts must be made, unless conceded.  Players may not pick up their ball unless it is conceded by his or her opponent, and can be any distance from the hole to be "given."  No "my ball is inside my putter grip" concessions in Gaspar Challenge Matches.  Your opponent is the only person who can allow you to pick up your ball.  You may pick up your ball and concede the hole to your opponent at any point in a hole.  You may also concede the match at any point.
  14. USGA rules are to be followed on out of bounds and balls hit into hazards.  ANY ball hit OB must be replayed from the original spot.  Please play a provisional ball if you think your ball MAY be out of bounds.  Out of bounds is determined by looking from one white stake to the next closest white stake.  The entire ball must be out of bounds to be considered OB.  Balls hit into hazards MUST be played from where they entered, not on the other side.  It is amazing how some of us do not seem to understand out of bounds and hazard rules.  ALL balls hit out of bounds MUST be replayed from the same spot where the errant shot was struck, and you suffer a one-shot penalty.  You cannot "take the distance," and then take your penalty stroke.  This is why it's imperative to take a provisional shot when your ball MAY BE out of bounds.  Please make sure you identify your provisional ball (ex:  Titleist Pro V1 #4, logo on side).  If you fail to hit a provisional ball, and there is a group behind you waiting, you have the option of dropping within 2 club lengths of where the ball entered the out of bounds area, taking a 2-SHOT PENALTY, and playing from the current lie.
  15. There are no "max scores" on any holes.  You must finish your hole, even if you make a 12 on a par 3, unless your opponent allows you to pick up your ball, which he or she may do ANYWHERE on the course.  We highly encourage you to tell your opponent to pick his or her ball up when the outcome on the hole in question is already decided.  If you are in the hole with a par, and your opponent is chipping for a bogey, PLEASE tell him or her to pick up their ball for a bogey, and move on to the next hole.  As mentioned before, if you pick up your ball, you have conceded the hole to your opponent.  You may do this anywhere on any hole.
  16. Starting in 2020, the Gaspar Cup will be used in an end of year Gaspar Match Play Event, which will be a single elimination tournament, beginning in October 2020.

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