Foursomes & Greensomes Pairs

“Over to you partner”

When things go wrong in singles, it’s solely down to you to put things right.  We think it’s nice to have a partner to rely on sometimes.

It’s time for a mixed format ‘Foursomes & Greensomes’ Pairs Competition

Date: Friday 24 July 2020 – Postponed

Venue: The Players Club

The Players Club, Codrington, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6RZ
Tel; 01454 313029   Club Website

We will be playing on the clubs second course, the Stranahan Course, which requires more of a positional style of play and is ideal for higher handicappers, ladies and seniors.

Competition Format

Both Foursomes and Greensomes are formats of pairs golf in which you don’t get to play every shot.

The added benefit of Greensomes is that both players get to hit a tee shot, while only one tees off in foursomes, with tee shot duties alternating from hole to hole just as players then hit alternate shots until the ball is holed out.

Foursomes

Playing as a pair, players take alternate shots using the same golf ball.  Foursomes really is no more complicated than that.

Each player in each pair hits every other shot, so if one hits the tee shot, the other plays the second shot and they then alternate on every shot until their ball is holed out.

One player tees off on the even numbered holes and the other tees off on the odd numbered holes.

Should the pair have to play a provisional ball or another ball at any point, again it is whoever didn’t hit the original shot who will play again from the tee or wherever it was played from.

Foursomes is the most difficult of the formats played by pairs.

It requires a bit more use of your brain as you also have to think about how to help your partner play well, on top of playing well yourself.

Greensomes

Playing as a pair, both players will tee off using a ball each.

They will then choose the ball that is lying in the best position for the next shot.* once selected this ball is then played until the hole is completed with players, again as in foursomes, taking alternate shots using the same golf ball.

*Hint: This is not always a case of just choosing the longest drive

Handicap Allowances

  • 9 holes of Foursomes: 50% of the combined handicap.  Then we divide by 2 as we’re only playing 9 holes
  • 9 holes of Greensomes: 60% of the lower player’s handicap and 40% of the higher player’s, added together.  Then we divide by 2 as we’re only playing 9 holes

If both players have the same handicap, then it will be half the combined total for Greensomes.  Then we divide by 2 as we’re only playing 9 holes

Event Schedule

  • 10:00 Registration & Coffee
  • 10:15 Warm up with Free Range Balls for all players
  • 11:00 First Tee Time  – 18 Holes
  • 17:00 Dinner
  • 18:00 Prize Presentation

Prizes

There will be prizes for the Winners and Runners Up

Entry Fees per player

Tour Member £40.00  |  Non Tour Member £50.00

Secure your place – Pay £20 Deposit

About The Players Club

Situated just one mile from junction 18 of the M4 (Bristol/Bath) on the outskirts of Bristol bordering Wiltshire and Gloucestershire ‘The Players Club’ is dedicated to the game of golf.

With two 18 hole courses, a 9 hole Par 3 course and together with first class practice facilities it has become home to many golf professionals competing on the European tours.

stranahan course at the players club

The Club have staged nine SKY televised EuroPro Tour events, eleven Stage 1 EuroPro Q School Events, seven West Region PGA Championships and the English Over 48’s championship three times, as well as regional finals for many top amateur and professional events.

In 2019 the Club held stage 1 of the European Tour Q-School for the second time.

In 2020 the Club will host the UK AM Golf Tour Champs for the first time.

The club opened in 2002 and was quickly ranked 113 in  the Golf World 2006 ‘Best Courses in Great Britain and Ireland’. All the courses have been built to the finest specifications with USGA greens, fairway irrigation and a rich landscape with woodland, lakes and gorse all coming into play.

The courses are designed by Adrian Stiff who also designed highly rated neighbours Cumberwell Park and The Kendleshire.

The flagship course, the Codrington course, is designed to test you, thrill you and frustrate you in equal measure, with the Stranahan course requiring positional play and is ideal for higher handicappers, ladies and seniors.

Stranahan Course Tour

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