BMW INTERNATIONAL GOLF CHALLENGE.JUNE 9TH 2017.
Taiheiyo Golf Club, Minori Course, Ibaraki
Format: 2-Ball Team Scramble | Open Competition | Shotgun Start | Play Through | 72 Teams
The BMW International Golf Challenge is a 2 person per team best-ball scramble event nearby Tokyo, in Ibaraki Prefecture Japan.
Schedule & Location:
- Friday June 9, 2017
- 8:45 Full shotgun start (please arrive before 8:15 for instructions and group photo)
- Taiheiyo Minori Course (Home of the LPGA Tour Event)
- 3:00 Awards ceremony with buffet and open bar
- 4:30 Departure (*times subject to change)
Price ¥25,000 Per Player Includes:
- Green fee
- Return bus (subject to availability)
- On course food and drinks
- Awards ceremony with buffet and open bar
- Fantastic prizes
- All players will receive a goody bag!
- Winning team will receive the
BMW INTERNATIONAL GOLF CHALLENGE trophy
- BMW rentals for one week
- Golf bags supplied by Callaway Golf
- Weekend golf break at Taiheiyo G.C.
Prizes will also be awarded for runner up teams, longest drive,
closest to the pins and best dressed team!
- Tokyo American Club
- Rain Interactive
- Taiheiyo Club
Hole-in-One-PrizeThe All-New BMW 5 Series.
2-Ball Team Scramble
A 2-Ball Scramble is a competition format that is exactly what it sounds like: a scramble in which the teams consist of two players each. After each shot, the best of the two shots is selected and both players play from that spot. Repeat, until the ball is holed.
On the first tee, both golfers will hit their drives. Please compare the results. Which ball is in the best position? Let's say Golfer B's drive is best. So Golfer A picks up his ball and moves it to the location of Golfer B's. Both golfers hit their second shots from that location. They compare the results of the second strokes and, again, select the ball in the best position. The other golfer moves his or her ball to that location. And so on, until the golf ball is holed to record the team score.
1 / Ball Placement (Outside of Putting Green)
All balls must be played one club length from the ball that is selected, no closer to the hole and can be placed in position ONCE. The player whose drive has been selected may also mark, lift, clean and replace their ball within 1 club length of the original position.
For example: A ball that is selected that lies in the rough just off the fairway may not be played from the fairway, even if it is within one club length and no closer to the hole. Also if the ball lay on the fringe it MUST also be placed on the fringe.
2/ Ball Placement (On the Putting Green)
All balls must be played one scorecard width from the ball that is selected, no closer to the hole. However, all balls must remain on the green and can not be moved off the green.
3/ Shot Minimum
Each player is required to have 4 tee shots MINIMUM chosen during the round.
4 / Putt in Policy
To speed up the pace of play, participants may putt in their ball into the hole instead of marking it, with the lowest total strokes recorded.
For example: Player 1 hits a putt and it ends up two feet from the hole on the 3rd stroke. Player 1 may tap in the ball for a total score of 4. However, Player 2 can still make the 3rd stroke for a total team score of 3 instead of 4
5 / Extension of Line
Team members may stand behind a team member, or in an extension of their line, while the golfer is making a stroke.
6 / Distance Measuring Device
Players may use approved distance measuring devices in accordance with the rules of the United States Golf Association.
7 / Handicaps
The player’s team handicap is decided by the scoring committee, Brian Joseph and Joe Gaughwin who are both PGA professionals. Handicaps are added together and divided by 4. Rounded to the nearest whole number.
Ties will be determined by the teams final 9 hole team score.
9/ Local Rule
If both players hit their tee shots OB, then the `play 4` local rule will be enforced and the players will play from the designated yellow markers.
10 / Tee marker
Men will play from the BMW markers and ladies to play from the Red Tees.
11 / Scorecards
Each scorecard will have 1 team score per hole. The total score minus the handicap will give the net score. The net score will be used for the competition placings.
Please hand your completed scorecard to your caddie after the round.
Taiheiyo Golf ClubMinori Course.
- Designed by: Shunji Kurakami
- Course: 18 holes (6,983 yards, par 72)
- JGA Course Rating: 72.5
- Supplemental facilities: Practice ranges (16 teeing stalls, 270 yards, approach practice and bunker practice)
- Address: 952 Sanga, Omitama-shi, Ibaraki 319-0104
- Phone: 0299-49-1177
- Web: https://www.taiheiyoclub.co.jp/course/minori/index.html
Arrive by AutomobileJoban Expressway Route
- 10 km (about 15 minutes) from the Omitama Smart interchange (dedicated ETC)
- 12 km (about 20 minutes) from the Chiyoda/Ishioka interchange
- 12 km (about 20 minutes) from the Iwama interchange.
*Owing to the likelihood of traffic jams, use of the Ishioka Omitama Smart interchange (dedicated ETC) is recommended on weekdays between 07:00 and 10:00 and after 16:00.
Arrive by Train
Take the JR Joban Line to Ishioka Station (55 minutes by special express from Ueno Station.) A taxi from Ishioka Station to Taiheiyo Minori course, 7km, takes 15 minutes and costs about 3,000 yen.
Arrive by Bus
The Club Bus is by reservation only.
Ishioka Station, JR Joban Line
Departs at 08:30 (connects with the Fresh Hitachi train No. 5; arrival 08:27)
Departs at 16:30 (to connect with the Fresh Hitachi train No. 48; departure 17:13)
Departs at 17:30 (to connect with the Fresh Hitachi train No. 52; departure18:13)
Take Bus from Tokyo Station
The Club Bus is by reservation only. Availability limited to 40 seats.
Tokyo Station, Yaesu Gate near BMW head office
Departs at 06:00 sharp. Don't be late!
*(if you miss it, you should have plenty of time to take the train to the course provided you are not too late!)
Enter the BMW International Golf Challenge
The BMW International Golf Challenge is a 2 person per team best-ball scramble event.
There are 72 teams, with 144 available player places.
The entry fee is ¥25,000 per player.
Single Entry Participants
If you are a single entry with no playing partner we will match you with another player.
You will be able to specify any preferences you have in the registration form's request area.
- Payment for the event can be made through either credit card or through bank transfer.
- Bank transfers must be made within 7 business days of registration or your reservation will be cancelled.
- You can pay for your playing partner or as many participants as you like.
Separate Team Member Payment
If your playing partner and you are paying separately, please put their name in the registration form requests section.
Please let us know if you wish to take the bus leaving from Tokyo station at 6am.
The bus is free of charge but limited to 40 seats.
Therefore it is first come first serve with priority to participants who have paid.
Cancellations after payment has been processed will be charged 10% of the participation fee, so please make sure you can make it before you pay. However you can transfer your registration for free.
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