WARREN, Vt. – It’s hard to believe that Labor Day is this weekend, which means that the sixth annual Sugarbush Resort Golf Club Ryder Cup event is not far away. The event is to be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 and Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. The competition will follow the traditional Ryder Cup format, consisting of two-person teams competing in both better ball and alternate shot formats, as well as singles matches.
Saturday’s round will consist of two-person teams, with nine holes played as a better ball competition and nine holes played using alternating shots. Points will be awarded for each nine-hole segment, with the winning team earning one point on each nine-hole segment. Ties will earn a half point for each team.
Sunday’s round this year will consist of a two-person team match for the first 9 holes using alternating shots, and singles matches for the second 9 holes. Points will be awarded for each nine hole segment, with the winning team earning one point on the first 9 hole segment, and each winner in the singles matches earning one point for his or her team. Again, ties will earn a half point.
As before, entrants will be randomly assigned to either Team USA or Team Europe. While the selection is random, it will be based upon each entrant’s handicap such that each team has as close to the same level of players as possible. In the matches, players will also be paired according to their handicaps so that players will be competing against someone with nearly the same handicap. Adjustments will be made in the singles matches for any large difference between the players’ handicaps using USGA recommendations. Unless there is an odd number of players, men will play against men and women against women.
Entry is open to all members, passholders, and employees with a USGA handicap. On Saturday evening following the first round there will be a dinner at Hogan’s. There will be live music from Roy and the Wrecks on the deck. Guests are welcome at the dinner. If you plan to attend the dinner and bring a guest, we would appreciate it if you would let us know by checking off the signup sheet at the clubhouse. We hope everyone can join us at 5:30 p.m. for dinner. On Sunday, there will be hors d’oeuvres after the matches.
Deadline for signing up for the tournament is Thursday, Sept. 5. Sign up at the clubhouse or by calling 802-583-6725.