WOMEN'S & MEN'S GOLF
Required Pre-Championship & All-Conference Meeting Date: Sat. Apr. 14 2PM (required coaches meeting) @ Cutter Creek before practice
Required Off Season Meeting/Call Date: Thur. 1/11/18 10:00am
Link to: Coaches Group Procedures and Requirements
Link to: Sport Chair Report Form
Golf Committee Chairperson: Jason Gault, Belmont Abbey
Athletic Director Liaison: Stephen Miss, Belmont Abbey
2018 Championship Date: April 15-17 at Cutter Creek Golf Club (Sun.-Tues.) hosted by Barton College.
Players Awards Banquet (All-Conference, All-Tournament, & BBQ Cookout: Tuesday, April 17 at Cutter Creek (all teams/coaches required attendance following Tuesdays play.
2017 Tournament: Approved by ADs 5/23/16 to move championships to Cutter Creek Golf Club (within alloted 15K budget) with Barton serving as tourney host, and Mount Olive providing back-up assistance.
M&W Golf All Conference Teams will come from a coaches ranking spreadsheet (distributed the week before the league championships from coaches chair) that are based around golfstat program stats (which includes the nomination process from the spreadsheet). The leagues regional coaches representatives will be responsible for bringing up-to-date statistics to the golf coaches meeting, where golfstat stats will be distributed to help voting confirmation of men's & women's 1st/2nd/3rd (5 per team) All-Conference team listings. Freshman-of-the-Year, Player-of-the-Year, & Coach-of-the-Year nominations and voting will all be done at the required pre-championship coaches meeting. (per coaches vote 1/11/18).
Tournament Methods: Each team will enter five players with the top four scores per day counting towards the team championship,. A 54 hole championship tournament format will be played. At least 36 holes must be played to determine a champion. If rained out on any day and all teams have completed the same nine holes, those nine holes scores will count toward the championship. Official entry form accompanied by the entry fee must be postmarked by March 30th and sent to the Commissioner's office. Late entries will pay an additional $250, payable to the league.
In the event of a weather shortened tournament the highest seeded team remaining in the tournament (per NCAA Golfstat regional rankings) becomes the conference champion receiving the golf automatic NCAA bid. When the winning team is not eligible for automatic qualification the runner up team receives the automatic qualification.
For future tournament scheduling, when the league receives NCAA required "completion dates", they will then always schedule a week prior to that NCAA deadline (or 2 weeks if Easter interference). Exp: NCAA completion date is Thur, the conference tournament will schedule the tournament to be completed the prior Tuesday - unless Easter weekend.
Tie Breaking Procedures: Team-utilized for first and second places only. All members of the tied teams play the first hole and count the best four scores. If tie remains, play similarly on a hole-by-hole basis until the tie is broken. When weather or darkness prevents playing off a tie, the non-counting players scores in the third round will be used to determine the winner. Should a tie remain the same procedure will be used for the second round and first round if a tie still remained.
Individual- All players tied for medalist immediately have a sudden death playoff to determine the winner. If weather or darkness prevents a playoff, the final round score will determine the winner. If still tied the second round is used and if still tied the first round is used. If still tied, a card playoff will take place using the last 18 hole round completed by all tied starting with hole number 18. The winner shall receive the Medalist Award. The men's award recognizes former Barton golf coach Edward L. Cloyd, Jr.
Multiple Sport Policies: Link to League Mutiple Sport Policy
Media Policy Regarding Officials: Link to Confernce Media Policy
Delay of Game Policy: Link to Conference Delayed Game Policy
Visiting Team Expectations: Link to Visiting Team Expectations
All-Conference Teams: (Also see above) 5 First-Team, 5 Second-Team, 5 Honorable Mention members, 1 Player of the Year, 1 Freshman of the Year, & 1 Coach of the Year will be determined.
All-Tournament Team: Top ten individual finishers
Players of the Month: Distributed throughout year each month (at end/beginning of each new month including Fall and Spring play) -passed fall 2012
Tournament MVP: Tournament medalist
Student Sportsmanship Pledge Form & Link (Reminder to be signed by each student athlete during preseason and filed in schools athletic department)