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Business House is a social team’s event held on one Sunday each month. With teams of four, bring your mates, family or colleagues to take on the Ambrose competition.

Registration is at 6:30am with a shotgun start tee off at 7am. You will be accompanied by a drinks cart while your team tackles the beautiful fairways of Mackay’s premier golf course.Lunch is provided for all players and there are always plenty of prizes up for grabs at the post-golf presentation.

From the everyday golfer to the casual chopper, Business House suits all skill levels and is designed to get you out on the course for a bit of fun between friends.

Business House Team Registration

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2017 CALENDAR

January 15th

February 5th

March 5th
March 12th

April 2nd
CANCELLED

May 14th
POSTPONED

June 4th

July 2nd
July 9th

August 6th

September 3rd

October 1st

November 5th

November 26th

Correct as at 18 May 2017

COST

Non MGC Member = $32

MGC Member = $28

MGC Member w/ BGF’s = $14

$20 one-off fee to nominate a team

Registration: 6:30am

Shotgun Start Tee-off:   7:00pm

Drinks available on course: 8:00am

Finish Golf: 11:00am

Lunch: 11:30am

Presentation: 12:00pm

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Don’t have any clubs?

No problem, just call the boys at WeRGolf on 4942 1362 and book a set of clubs. If you need a pull buggy
they have them too.

If you’re too slack to walk you can book a motorised cart for you and a mate. Be sure to book as carts are popular and get reserved quickly.

Shotgun Starts

In layman terms, a shotgun start is just everyone starting at the same time.

Handicap

Add each players handicap together and divide the total by 8. If you don’t have a handicap then we’ll give you a 27 to get started.

How to get involved

Simple! Fill out the team nomination form above to register your team of four. Don’t worry if all of your team mates can’t make every event, you are more than welcome to find a sub-in.

If your whole team can’t make it for a Business House day don’t sweat! Just come to the next one, you’re always welcome.

Ambrose Event

An Ambrose is a great format to get everyone involved; all four team members play their tee shots. The best tee shot is selected and the other three players pick up their ball.

All four players then play their second shot from within one club length of the selected ball and so on, until you reach the green. Only the selected shots count.

After the 18 holes have been completed,
the team’s gross score is totalled.

CONDITIONS OF PLAY

COMPETITION

The Teams Ambrose format consists of four members of each team playing their tee shot. The best tee shot is selected and the other three players pick up their ball.

All four players then play their second shot from within one club length of the selected ball and so on, until you reach the green. Only the selected shots count.

After the 18 holes have been completed, the team’s gross score is totalled, and then the team handicap is deducted for a net team score.

¨ Four Players = 1/8 combined handicap

¨ Three Players = 1/6 combined handicap

¨ Two Players = 1/4 combined handicap

Maximum handicap:

Men – 24
Women – 36

NOTE
A FAST GAME IS A GOOD GAME, PLEASE ENSURE THE SHORTER HITTERS PLAY FIRST AND YOUR GROUP MAINTAINS THEIR POSITION IN THE FIELD. PLAY WELL AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HAVE FUN.

HANDICAPS

COMPETITION
• The Business House Competition is an ambrose event which may be played with teams of 3 or 4 players.

HANDICAPS
• Club members will commence the competition season using their GA/WGA Handicap.

• Non club members who have maintained an AGU/WGU Handicap during the previous three (3) years will commence the season with that handicap.

• Non club members who have never had a handicap before will initially be assigned – Men 27; Women 36

TEAMS OF THREE 1/6 OF COMBINED HANDICAP
TEAMS OF FOUR 1/8 OF COMBINED HANDICAP

THIS WILL BE THE TEAM HANDICAP.
ALL TEAM HANDICAPS WILL THEN BE AMENDED ON PERFORMANCE AFTER EACH ROUND

• WINNING TEAM DECREASES – 5 SHOTS PER TEAM

• SECOND TEAM DECREASES – 3 SHOTS PER TEAM

• THIRD TEAM DECREASES – 2 SHOTS PER TEAM

• ALL OTHER TEAMS FINISHING A ROUND WILL HAVE THEIR TEAM HANDICAPS INCREASED BY ONE (1) SHOT.

• MAXIMUM HANDICAP OF 18

PROGRESSIVE POINTS

The first six (6) places will be awarded points each month ie.
1st = 14 points, 2nd = 12 points, 3rd = 10 points, 4th = 8 points, 5th = 6 points, 6th = 4 points

Every other team that plays each month will be awarded TWO attendance points. In the event of a tie eg. Two teams in third place, each team would receive 10 points.

ON THE TEE:

• All men play from the WHITE blocks

• All women play from the RED blocks

• All players hit from the tee, then choose the best positioned ball

• THREE TEE SHOTS EACH MUST BE SELECTED BY ALL PLAYERS AND RECORDED ON YOUR TEAM SCORE CARD

ON THE FAIRWAY:

• The position of the selected ball should be marked

• All players then PLACE their ball within one (1) club length of the marked position, no nearer the hole

• Any order of play

OFF THE FAIRWAY:

• The position of the selected ball is marked

• All players then DROP their ball within one (1) club length of the marked position, no nearer the hole

• The drop must be made in the same conditions as the marked position (e.g. Hazard, rough, bunker)

• Any order of play

ON THE PUTTING GREEN:

ON THE PUTTING GREEN –
• The selected ball is marked

• Other balls must be putted from within ONE PUTTER HEAD LENGTH either side of the selected ball, no nearer the hole

• Do not make TAP IN putts until all players have had the opportunity to attempt the team’s original putt

• Once the ball is HOLED OUT, no further strokes are permitted.

• Each player must putt their own ball