67th Annual Kennedy Invitational

Hosted August of 2015

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5th

ALL Teams play 18-Hole Qualifying Round

Tee Times off the 1st & 10th Tee

Championship Flight Playoff - 5:45pm

Contestant's Dinner & Pairings - 6:30pm

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 6th

ALL Teams play Round 1 Matches

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 7th

Championship & Santa Ana - 36-Holes - Round 2 & Quarter Finals

All other Flights play Semi-Final 18-Hole Match

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 8th

Championship & Santa Ana - 36-Holes - Semi-Final & Final

All other Flights play Final 18-Hole Match

Optional Scotch Ball event for ALL other Teams

DINNER DANCE & AWARDS at 7:00pm

 

PLAYER INFORMATION

Welcome to Santa Ana Country Club and the 67th Invitational. The following information is provided to make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible.


REGISTRATION & HOSPITALITY:
  Upon arrival, please check in at the Club entrance. Your bags will be tagged and your Tee Prize issued and breakfast and lunch are included each day.  Guest of contestants are welcome but will be requested to sign to your club.  Breakfast is from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Lunch will be located on the patio next to the putting green.


LOCKER ROOM:
  You will be issued a locker for your use during the Invitational.  Vincente and the Locker Room staff will gladly help you with anything you may need or to answer any questions you may have.  Please do not change shoes in parking lot.


PRACTICE
RANGE:  While we do use low compression range balls, we still have a problem with balls going over the range netting.  Please use your best judgment and limit your warm-up to clubs that will keep the balls within the practice area.


FORMAT:
  Teams will participate in an 18-hole Better Ball of Partners qualifying round.  The teams with the lowest qualifying scores will be placed in match play flights. The match play rounds will begin on Thursday, August 7th.  Teams participating in the Gross Division will be playing 72 Holes of Better Ball Stroke Play, with one round played each day, Wednesday through Saturday.


HANDICAPS:
  Team handicaps are determined based upon the lowest index for the period ending July 15, 2014, with a maximum of 16.  The slope of the tournament course is 127.


TIME OF STARTING:
  All teams are asked to check-in at their assigned tee 5 to 7 minutes prior to starting time as the Starter will have information for the players.  The note under USGA Rule 6-3 will be in effect.


LOCAL RULES:
  Will be posted in the Locker Room and at the Starters Table.


GOLF CARTS:
  Golf Carts will be required for all Tournament rounds in the Invitational.  Teams using caddies may have the caddy drive the cart.  NOTE:  All Caddies must be declared on the 1st Tee in order to be able to Caddy during the Invitational


CONTESTANTS DINNER:
  The Contestants’ Dinner will be on Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m., and will be served during and after the playoff.  The Contestants’ Dinner is for Invitational contestants only. Dress is golf attire.


MATCH PLAY STARTING TIMES:
  Starting times for all flights should be available after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, depending on the length of the playoff.  The staff will be sending tee times out via email.  Tee times may be also be obtained be either calling the club office at (714) 556-3000 or via Event Man link at www.santaanacc.org .


CELL PHONES:
   The use of cell phones is permitted only in the parking lot. Cell phones may not be used in the Men’s Card Room, any dining room and outside the Clubhouse.  Cell phones can be used for e-mail and texting purposes, other than during play where such use is prohibited.


CANCELATIONS:
  If you find it necessary to cancel, please call the Golf Shop at (714) 545-7260.


AWARDS CEREMONY:
  The award presentations for the Championship flight, Santa Ana flight, and Gross flight winners as well as Low Net, Low Gross winners will begin at 7:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:30 p.m.  Awards for Flight Finalist will be awarded shortly after conclusion of each round.

 

CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION

RULES OF PLAY:  Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf and the Local Rules established by the Invitational Committee.  The Local Rules will be posted in the Men’s Locker Room and available at the Starter’s Table.


DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES AND CELL PHONES:
  Distance Measuring Devices (without the capability of measuring slope, wind, etc.) are permitted.  Likewise, cell phones that calculate distance, but not slope or wind, may be used for that purpose only.  Otherwise, cell phone usage is not permitted during a stipulated round.  This includes checking voice mail messages, e-mail or text message.


PLAYOFF:
  In the event of a tie for the last qualifying place in the Championship Flight, there will be a playoff which will commence at approximately 5:45pm Wednesday August 5th.  The teams participating in the Net playoff will play the 14th & 13th holes, in that order, as necessary, and the Gross playoff will begin on Hole #1. 


CLUBS AND BALLS:
  Must be on the current USGA conforming list.  The 14 Club Rule is in effect.  The one ball rule is NOT in effect.


DRESS CODE:
  Players and caddies must be properly attired in collared golf shirts, slacks or shorts, and “soft spikes” shoes.  Collarless shirts, tank tops, sweatpants, denims or jeans are not permitted at any time. Billed hats and visors are to be worn forward at all times. Shirts must be tucked in.


PACE OF PLAY:
  Pace of play is a major focus for the Kennedy Invitational, so the Tournament Committee uses the pace of play policy adopted by the USGA for all its National Amateur Championships.  The 4th, 9th, 13th and 18th holes are designated as checkpoints.  Each group will be required to complete the designated holes in an allotted time.  Contestants will be notified if they are in violation of the time-related checkpoints and will be requested to speed up play.  Pace of Play checkpoint times will be provided for you on the inside of your cart sign for your reference throughout play.  Contestants are requested not to stop for lunch during their rounds.  Lunch will be available before or after completion of rounds.


SCORECARDS:
  Signed and attested scorecards must be turned in after the completion of the Qualifying Round to the scoring table near the Scoreboard.  During Match Play, results need to be reported to the Starters table or the Scoreboards near the 14th Green as soon possible.


SUSPENSION OF PLAY:
  The signal for suspension of play due to a dangerous situation will be a prolonged air horn.


CLOSE OF COMPETITION:
  The competition is deemed to have closed when the results have been officially announced or in a stroke play qualifying followed by match play when a player has teed off in his first match.

 

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Head Golf Professional, Geoff Cochrane, PGA, at (714)545-7260 or [email protected]

We look forward to hosting you for our 67th Annual Kennedy Invitational!!

The Invitational Committee