Golden Swan Country Club recently held their monthly tournament called The Golden Swan Premier League. It was the first tournament to be held after the recently renovated 9 hole golf course was opened. And yours truly is definitely going down in history books of Golden Swan for sure. Read on to know more.
The Golden Swan Premier League (GSPL) consists of 4 teams, namely SPACE EAGLES, TERMINATOR FORE, FAIRWAY GLADIATORS and ATOMIC ACES. Each member who wishes to participate in the tournament is assigned to a team, with a maximum of 4 team members in each team. 4 groups of 1 member from each team then play a round of the course.
The tournament format is Modified Stableford, although with not much punishment. In this format, each stroke is awarded a point against it, as per below. The winner is the team with the highest points gathered by it’s team in the whole.
Points for each stroke
Double bogey – 1 point
Bogey – 2 points
Par – 3 points
Birdie – 4 points
Eagle(Hole in One) – 5 points
I believe, the original Modified Stableford format contains negative markings for Bogey and beyond, but thankfully it was not the case here. Any score worse than a double bogey was considered a scratch and the player could concede the hole. This also helps quickening the pace of play, as when a player knows he’s not going to score a point on that hole he can pick up the ball, and the others could finish.
It was a fun experience. Being my first tournament ever, it was fun and a very good learning experience.
The winner for the first GSPL was the team Terminator Fore, of which I was a part. And, hold your breath, I was the highest scorer on that day!!! 🙂
I scored 20 points, with 5 pars, 2 bogeys, 1 double bogey and 1 scratch. It was the best day I’ve had in a long time.
Unfortunately in the excitement of playing a tournament, I could not click any pictures or take videos. But you can check them out on Golden Swan Country Club’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GoldenSwanCountryClub .
Here’s to many more trophies in the future!