NEW 1st ROUND FORMAT THIS YEAR. PLEASE READ BELOW.
PLAY-IN ROUND, APRIL 1ST:
16 teams in each flight. Each team plays a 2-Man Best Ball. The top eight teams in each flight advance to the Knock-Out stage of the tournament. In this round you won't be playing directly against the guys in your foursome, but against the entire flight. Each player will also get their allotted strokes on their card. Team best scores will be added hole by hole to get a final team score.
Teams will tee off according to flight. Championship, then President, then Vice President. As teams enter the bar after their round to receive a free beer/beverage coupon, the Tournament Committee will officially tally their scores.
Once all scores are counted for a flight, teams that qualify will be placed on a large board and seeded according to how they finished on the day. #1 will play #8, #2 will play #7, etc in the Knock-Out stage. If your team isn't on the board, it means your team did not advance.
Tie breakers for the Play-In Round will be determined by the best net score from the back nine and, if necessary, the back six then the back three. If teams are still tied then we'll start at 18 and go back, hole by hole, to determine the winner.
KNOCK-OUT / FOURBALL STAGE:
Once the Play-In round is over, all further rounds will be head-to-head, single elimination Fourball matches. Match play. The last teams standing in each flight will get their names on the trophy.