Golf Tournament 2017
  • Host
  • Dates
  • Venue
  • Participants
  • Schedule
  • Rules and regulations
  • Awards
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks

Host


Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket
Manfred Björkquist allé 8
193 31 Sigtuna
Sweden
Tel: +46 8 592 571 00
Fax: +46 8 592 572 50

Tournament director: Thomas Persson
Contact: +46 73 038 00 41 or send email‎

Dates


Wednesday May 10th Arrival in Sigtuna
Thursday, May 11th Tournament Play
Friday, May 12th Tournament Play (end at 14:00)


Venue


Sigtuna Golf Course
Norra Venngarn 187
193 91 Sigtuna Sweden
Telephone: +46 592 540 12
www.sigtunagk.se


Participants







Schedule


Click here for the schedule.





The NECIS Sports Council recommends that the following guidelines should be implemented whenever possible. Tournament matches should abide by the Royal and Ancient (R&A) rules with adaptations for junior golf. These can be found on http://www.randa.org, with particular regard to the following:



General behaviour


Please remember that at no time during a N.E.C.I.S. Tournament will participating athletes be allowed to smoke, use drugs or consume alcohol. This behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. All N.E.C.I.S. rules (including curfew times) will be in operation this weekend.

Please remember that the N.E.C.I.S. organisation values good sportsmanship very highly !

We are extremely fortunate to be able to host the golf tournament at Sigtuna Golf Club and are grateful to be able to play on such a well-regarded course. Please respect the facilities and show courtesy and respect to the club members who will also be playing on the course. In particular, please follow these rules:

• No jeans are allowed anywhere on the course and especially in the clubhouse.
• Please wear shirts with a collar, such as a polo shirt.
• No mobile phones are allowed! The only people permitted to have a mobile telephone with them are the tournament director, the marshalls and the referee.



Teams


Teams of 4 players consisting of students drawn from grades 6 to 12. All players must be in possession of a green card (golf license) and have a recognized handicap of 36 or lower.



Tournament Officials


Tournament Director – Thomas Persson
Joint Referee – Tom Nicholson
Scorer – Joakim Kjellberg



Format


Flight lists will be available at the club.

We will be using the following tee markers for all three rounds – red for the girls and yellow for the boys.

Thursday morning: Stroke Golf with handicap over 18 holes.

Each team to play single rounds of stroke golf (not stroke play) where the 3 best rounds count towards a school’s score. Players will be organized into flights of 3 (based on handicaps) by the Tournament Director and the Joint Referee. Wherever possible, no two players from the same school will play in the same flight.

Stroke golf is close to stableford. The difference in our tournament is that you play your strokes and if you reach the maximum of double the listed par of the hole and the ball is still not in the hole, you pick up the ball and write, for example on a hole par 5, 10 as the score or on a hole par 3, 6 as the score. This is done to save time and to ensure that the rounds finish in a timely manner.

Final Score for the round: Gross Score minus the handicap. For example, Gross Score of 92 minus a handicap of 11 gives you a Net Score of 81. The three best scores from one school to count towards that school’s total.

Thursday afternoon: Fourball Bestball with handicap (9 holes).

Four Ball is a match pitting two teams of two players (a total of four balls being played, hence the name) against each other. Wherever possible, each flight will contain two pairs of players from two different schools. All four players play their own ball throughout. At the end of each hole, the lowest score (taking into account handicap and the stroke index) between the two partners on each team counts towards that team's score. Players will be organized into flights of 4 (based on handicaps) by the Tournament Director and the Joint Referee although coaches will be permitted to name their pairs.

If a player reaches the maximum of double the listed par of the hole and the ball is still not in the hole, he/she should pick up the ball and write, for example on a hole par 5, 10 as the score or on a hole par 3, 6 as the score. This is done to save time and to ensure that the rounds finish in a timely manner.

As we will be using handicap and the stroke index system (in parallel) for this format, there follows a brief explanation of scoring:

First, you must calculate on which golf holes you will be awarded shots.

If you have a handicap of 9, you would be awarded one extra shot for the holes with a stroke index of 1 to 9. A handicap of 24 would give you one shot for every hole plus one extra for the 3 most difficult holes giving a total of 12.

The two best team scores from each of the two/three different pairings from the same school in two/three different flights are added to a school’s overall total i.e. only one score per pairing and up to a maximum of two scores per school will be used.

All players must record their own personal score for each hole (even if you pick up) – these scores are important for the calculation of the two “Most Outstanding Golfer” awards.

At the end of Day 1 the schools will be ranked, taking their scores from both rounds over 27 holes. The highest ranked school will be the one with the lowest score from the day’s play. At the end of Round 2, each player’s handicap will be recalculated by the golf club for use in Round 3 on Day 2. In order to do this, they will take the results from both Rounds 1 and 2.

If two or more schools are tied for position at the end of Day 1, the following tie‐breaker method will be used:

Compare the teams’ scores from the last 9 holes played (i.e. Round 2) – best score wins.
If the scores are still equal, compare the teams’ scores from the last 6 holes (of Round 2) – best score wins.
If the scores are still equal, compare the teams’ scores from the last 3 holes (of Round 2) – best score wins.
If the scores are still equal, compare the teams’ scores from the last hole played (of Round 2) – best score wins.

In the unlikely event of a tie still existing, the team with the lowest total in Round 1 wins (taking the three best scores only).

On Day 2, the two highest ranked schools will play 4 matches of match play with handicap for Places 1 and 2. The next two highest ranked schools will play for Places 3 and 4. Schools will use their four best players (solely based on the scores from Day 1) to compete in the match play. All other golfers will compete for the individual Plate Trophy using the Stroke Golf format with handicap used in Round 1 (re‐calculated handicap to be used).

Friday morning: Match Play with (75%) handicap over 18 holes.

The top four players from each school will compete in match play in which players compete to win individual holes, with the school winning the most holes claiming the match. Players will be sent out in flights of four, with Player 1 from School A playing against Player 1 from School B; and Player 2 from School A playing against Player 2 from School B etc. Players will be organized into flights of 4 by the Tournament Director and the Joint Referee based on handicaps and results from Rounds 1 and 2.

Each player will only be allowed to use 75% of their recalculated handicap. For example, a player of official handicap 24 will use handicap 18 for Round 3.

Singles Match Play pits Player A from one school against Player B from another school, hole after hole. If Player A scores a net score of 4 on the first hole while Player B records a net score of 5, Player A wins the hole for his/her school.

As we will be using handicap and the stroke index system (in parallel) for this format, there follows a brief explanation of scoring:

First, you must calculate on which golf holes you will be awarded shots.

If you have a handicap of 9, you would be entitled to 9 extra shots. Therefore you would be awarded one extra shot for the 9 most difficult holes with a stroke index of 1 to 9.

A handicap of 24 would give you one shot for every hole plus one extra for the 6 most difficult holes. Therefore, 2 shots for holes with a stroke index between 1 and 6 and one shot for holes with a stroke index between 7 and 18, giving a total of 24.

All other players not involved in the match play competition on Saturday will play for the individual Plate Trophy using the format in Round 1.

At the end of the play on Day 2, the two schools competing for places 1 and 2 will compare their results from the four matches:

For example, the players from Schools A and B return the following scores:
Game 1: School A wins 1 Up
Game 2: School A wins 2 Up
Game 3: School B wins 2 Up
Game 4: Match halved.
School A wins 2½ to 1½ .

The schools playing for places 3 and 4 do likewise. In the case of the two schools being tied for position (i.e. 2 matches to 2 matches) then the school with the most number of holes won would win the trophy.

For example:
Game 1: School A wins 1 Up
Game 2: School B wins 2 Up
Game 3: Match halved.
Game 4: Match halved.

School B wins: although the match score is tied at 2 ‐ 2, School B wins by virtue of having won one more hole.



Coaching


Coaching during a match will not be allowed.



Clothing


Players should wear suitable golf clothing and golf shoes acceptable to private golf clubs (no jeans, casual T-shirts or sandals).



Caddies


Caddies may not be used by any player.



Distance Measuring Devices (DMD’s)


Electronic technology devices to measure distances may be used.




Awards


Every player will receive a tournament patch.

Team trophies will be awarded to those schools finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Medals will be awarded to all players on a team finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Two individual trophies for the “Most Outstanding Golfer” will be awarded to the male and female players with the lowest gross score from Rounds 1 and 2 of competition (Thursday morning and afternoon). It is important that each player records his/her own personal score for each hole, even if he/she reached double the listed par of the hole and picked up.

A plate trophy will be awarded for the Plate Competition on Friday. This competition will use the stroke golf format with handicap used in Round 1 (re‐calculated handicap to be used). Those golfers not participating in the Match Play competition (Round 3) on Friday (either because schools are permitted to use four players only for that competition; or because their school was ranked lower than position 4 after Thursday’s rounds) will be competing for the Plate which is an individual competition.

Please note that players will be included in the match play competition if the two schools competing for a position have an equal number of golfers, for example, instead of playing 4 players from School A against 4 players from School B, schools could play 5 players from School A against 5 players from School B and so on.

Accommodation for students


Parents will be informed by the coach/AD of the hotel the athletes will be staying in.



Hotels for parents


Sigtunastiftelsen Hotel & Conference
Manfred Björkquists allé 4
193 22 Sigtuna
+46 8 592 589 00
info@sigtunastiftelsen.se
www.sigtunastiftelsen.se

Sigtunastiftelsen Hotel & Conference is located in the centre of Sigtuna within walking distance from Lake Mälaren as well as shops, boutiques, restaurants and attractions.

It is situated just five minutes from Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket, overlooking the school and Lake Mälaren. It is only 16 kilometres from Stockholm Arlanda Airport and 48 kilometres from Stockholm. It is a five minute drive to the golf course.

Prices start from 110 Euros per night.
Directions to the hotel are available on the hotel's website.


1909 Sigtuna Stadshotell
Stora Nygatan 3
193 30 Sigtuna
+46 8 592 501 00
info@sigtunastadshotell.se
www.sigtunastadshotell.se

1909 Sigtuna Stadshotell is a five star city hotel set in central Sigtuna, overlooking the water. It is conveniently located allowing fast access to Stockholm and Arlanda Airport. Approximately 20 minute drive to Arlanda and 40 minutes to central Stockholm.

The hotel is described as a jewel in the crown of historical Sigtuna, located on the main street, lined with small shops, cafes and only 20 meters from the stunning Lake Mälaren.

Prices range start from 220 Euros per night.
Directions to the hotel are available on the hotel's website.


32 rum & kök
Stora gatan 79
193 30 Sigtuna
08 592 566 95
info@32rok.se
www.32rok.se

Set Sigtuna, this small, stylist hotel overlooks Lake Mälaren and is just five minutes walk from SSHL and the town. It offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and brightly decorated rooms with a flat-screen TV and work desk. Arlanda Airport is just 20 m away. The golf course is just a five minute drive away.

The hotel's restaurant is well regarded.
Prices start from approx 150 Euros per night.
Directions to the hotel are available on the hotel's website.

Dinner on Thursday evening


A meal and social function will be arranged for all the tournament participants on Thursday evening.



Lunch


A buffet lunch will be served by the golf club on both days. Water and snacks (fruit and an energy bar) will be distributed to all participants at the beginning of each round. Please note that it is not permitted to wear jeans anywhere in the clubhouse or on the course.