GAP Men’s Team Match Information
Men’s GAP Matches – Save the Dates!
The golf season is fast-approaching and the men’s team matches conducted by the Golf Association of Philadelphia (“GAP”) will be here before you know it. The matches will be held this year on April 22, 29 and May 6. Information about GAP and the team matches can be found at the following link: http://gapgolf.org/gtmhome.asp?id=2. At both home and away matches, hors d’oeuvres will be available for both members and their opponents. Members and opponents playing at Wilmington Country Club will utilize the lunch buffet in the Pub. Members are encouraged to treat their opponents to a cocktail.
Wilmington Country Club will have three teams competing in GAP matches this year. Team 1 will compete in the A Division with a yardage similar to the blue tees. Team 2 will compete in the C Division with a yardage similar to the white tees. Team 3 will play in Division D, also from the white tees. Coordination of our Club’s participation will be done through your captains and the golf shop. Please direct any questions to them at (302) 655-6022.
Our first team will be competing against Lehigh, Scranton, and Northampton. The second team will be competing against Coatesville, Kennett Square, and Broad Run. Finally, our third team will be competing against West Chester, Kennett Square, and Honeybrook.
To participate in the matches, you must have a minimum of 10 scores posted in 2017. The captains will field teams they believe will be the most competitive, regardless of handicaps. As such, members’ records in previous GAP matches will be taken into account in determining teams. Based on current information, it appears our first team will be comprised of golfers with South course handicaps of 4 or less, the second team will have handicaps in the 4 to 8 range, and the third team will have handicaps in the 8 to 18 range. These ranges may change depending on the level of interest, availability of players, etc.
Each week, we will need 12 players for each team. Six players will play at home and six players will play at our opponent’s course. Pace of play at WCC will be strictly monitored and enforced by the Golf Shop to assure the matches remain enjoyable and our members are inconvenienced as little as possible.
If you are willing to play in one or more match, please use the link below to indicate which dates you are available and whether you have a preference for playing at home (WCC) or away. Remember that when playing in a GAP match, you will be representing all members of WCC. Gentlemanly and hospitable conduct is required. In addition, since we will not be able to accommodate all members who wish to play, if you indicate your availability and are selected to play, WCC will rely on your participation. In the event that you fail to play when scheduled, and have not arranged with the Golf Shop for a substitute, your absence will reflect badly on WCC and your team. In addition, penalties will be assessed in the form of a ban from further GAP participation for a period of at least two years if you agree to play, but do not (penalties will be assessed in the sole and absolute discretion of the GAP captains). We sincerely hope the issue of penalties will not surface. Accordingly, should you indicate that you are available to play any of the GAP matches, please reserve those dates on your calendar.
Thank you for your anticipated interest. We strongly encourage you to indicate your availability by March 31st, even if you are able only to participate in one match.
Jared Green and Jeff Ciconte