The Legacy
Men’s Member – Guest
December 8-10, 2021

Team Buy-in: Play will begin on Thursday morning with the first nine-hole match starting at 8:00 am.  All teams will have the option to participate in the OPTIONAL Team Buy-in by paying $500 at registration to buy your team.  The Team Buy-in winners will be the Flight Champions and Runners Up in each flight (daily and overall) and three Shoot-out finalist teams.

*This year we are adding pari-mutuel opportunities for each match and the entire tournament. This will all be setup on Wednesday at the Putting Course between 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Match Play Format/Pace of Play: The format of the event is five 9-hole matches against the other teams in your flight. In match play, you are able to give putts or concede a hole at any time.  Once a putt is conceded (given) the player MUST pick up his ball and not putt it.  In an effort to play fast golf, please make friends and give makeable putts.  Please be sensitive to pace of play standards: Each 9-hole match should be completed within two hours and 15 minutes.

Senior Tee/Handicap Option: Like many other events, there will be an option for Senior players to move forward to the IV tees during the event. This option will be available to competitors aged 60 or older and whose age and and handicap combined are equal or greater than 70. Under the USGA tournament guidelines, this will cause your handicap to be reduced. Please notify the Diamante staff at registration if you want to use this option.

Caddies/Payment: We will assign three caddies to each flight.  The caddies will provide service to the 6 teams in each flight with one caddie assigned to each match. We suggest that you pay caddies after each match, however you are welcome to wait until you have played your final match and pay the two caddies at that time.  If you are fortunate to win your flight and make it to the Flight Winners Shoot-Out you can hire the caddie of your choice to accompany you from your flight. We would recommend that you pay the caddies $40-60 per 9-hole match per team.

TEAMS
30 Teams (60 players), Five Flights of Six Teams

TOURNAMENT
This is a 45-hole match play point tournament

FORMAT
The field is divided into 5 flights, each containing six 2-men teams determined by the total USGA handicap for the Member and his Guest. Each team will play a 9-hole match against all other teams in their flight. Players will receive 90% handicaps in each match rolled off the lowest handicap in the group.

HANDICAP
Strokes will fall as they would on an 18 hole card (no half shots). There will be a maximum of 10 strokes allowed between partners.

TEES
Tees played will be assigned based on flight. Players aged 60 or greater whose age and handicap combine to 70 or more have the option to move forward one tee with the associated handicap reduction.

SCORING

  • 1 point for winning a hole
  • 1 point for winning a match
  • .5 point for tying a hole
  • Bye matches and all unopposed matches will be played vs. par as the opponent, with a minimum score of 5-4
  • All matches are to play the full 9 holes

AWARDS
Flight Champions:

  • The team with the most points in each flight after 45 holes (5 matches) is the Flight Champion. The top team in each flight qualifies for the Flight Winners Shoot-Out on Friday.
  • In the event of a two-way tie for Flight Champion, the tiebreaker will be the score in the Head to Head match followed by a match of cards using USGA guidelines.
  • In the event of a three-way or more tie for Flight Champion, the tiebreaker will be the record In the Head to Head matches, followed by total points accumulated in the matches, followed by points against the 4th place team, finally a sudden-death playoff using the shoot-out format beginning on hole #10.

FLIGHT WINNERS SHOOTOUT

Format: All flight winners will qualify for the Shootout. Teams will compete in a True Alternate Shot format, including chip-offs using continuous putting. Partners may decide order of play on the First Tee.

Rules: USGA Rules will govern all play with the exception of the local rules, which are followed throughout the tournament.

Play: Play will take place on the 18th hole of El Cardonal with determined tees for each flight.

Chip-Offs will be conducted from predetermined locations on each round. The ball may be placed by hand. Players participating in the chip-off must turn their backs while opponents are chipping.

Elimination:

  • 2 teams eliminated after Round 1
  • 1 team eliminated after Round 2
  • Final 2 teams will play Round 3 for the Overall Championship

Wagering on the Winners:

Pari-mutuel
This year we are adding pari-mutuel opportunities for each match and the entire tournament. This will all be setup on Wednesday during registration or at the Putting Course between 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Straight Pick
Individuals may pick the overall champion of the Flight Winners Shootout. Tickets may be purchased after Flight Winners have been announced for $20. All winning tickets will share in the Prize Pool.

Blind Draw
At registration each team entered in the Buy-in will draw a team out of a hat from another flight to win The Shootout. Pot will be determined based on the number of entries into the Buy-in.

TEAM BUY-IN

Entry Fee: $500 Per Team

Event Payout: 85% of the money wagered in each flight will stay within the flight. The remaining 15% will go into a pool for the Overall Champion. Should a team elect to not buy their team and win the flight, flight winner payout will be paid to second place.

Payouts:

Flight Champion 70% (Determined by tournament tie break format)

Second Place 30% (All ties will split the proceeds)

Overall Champion Pool
First Place 50%
2nd Place 30%
3rd Place 20%
(All ties for 2nd and 3rd will split proceeds)

PRIZE SHEET

 Hole in One 1st and 2nd Round
2) $10,000.00 USD
9) $10,000.00 USD
11) $10,000.00 USD
16) $10,000.00 USD

Closest to the Pin for the Day
2) Member Hole – Private Yacht Trip for Four
9) Guest Hole – Golf Villa Accommodations for 4-nights with Airport Transportation
11) Member Hole – Taylormade Gift Package
16) Guest Hole – Golf Villa Accommodations for 4-nights with Airport Transportation

Hole in One 3rd Round
2) $10,000.00 USD
9) $10,000.00 USD
11) $10,000.00 USD
16) $10,000.00 USD

Hole in One 4th & 5th Round
2) $50,000.00 USD
9) $1,000.00 Footjoy Credit & NO DUES 2022
11) $50,000.00 USD
16) $1,000.00 Titleist Credit & NO DUES 2022

Closest to the Pin 4th & 5th For the Day
2) Member Hole – Private Yacht Trip for Four
9) Guest Hole – Golf Villa Accommodations for 4-nights with Airport Transportation
11) Member Hole – Private Yacht Trip for Four
16) Guest Hole – Golf Villa Accommodations for 4-nights with Airport Transportation

THE SHOT (El Cardonal)
18) $1,000,000.00 USD

  • One shot from each member of the 1st place team of every flight
  • One shot from each 2nd place team of every flight
  • One shot from the winning team on the putting contest

Last Place Overall Points – Golf Academy Package