2024 Northland Ho National Member-Guest

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2024 Northward Ho! National Member-Guest July 11th - 13th, 2024

Northland Country Club

Duluth, Minnesota


Table of Contents Invitation

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Registration

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Tournament Format

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Tournament Schedule

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Optional Events

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Past Champions

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Staff Contact Information

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Invitation On behalf of the Tournament Committee at Northland Country Club, you are cordially invited to play in the 2024 edition of Northward Ho!, to be held from July 11th through July 13th in Duluth, Minnesota! Inside this booklet you will find pertinent information about the tournament format, schedule, and optional events. We look forward to hosting everyone at Northland in July! Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Golf Professional Staff with any questions, comments, or concerns. All the best, Connor Bergman, PGA

Bill Kelly & Phil Ebner

Head Golf Professional

Tournament Chairpersons

Northland Country Club

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Registration Entry Fee The entry fee is $1,100 + tax per team, and includes golf, food, tee gifts, prizes, and carts for the weekend.

Registration Registration for the tournament will open on March 5th at 9:00 AM on ForeTees and will remain open until the field is full.

Field Size The field will be comprised of 60 two-person teams.

Waitlist Once the field is filled, members will be able to register on the waitlist via ForeTees.

Withdrawal Policy The withdrawal deadline is June 26th. Teams withdrawing after this date may be subject to forfeiture of their entry fee.

In the case of a withdrawal, the Northland Golf Professional Staff will reach out to the first person on the waitlist, who will then have 48 hours to confirm or decline their spot in the field. 4


Tournament Format Handicaps Each player must have an active GHIN Handicap. The event will utilize the 12-month low handicap for every player. In accordance with USGA recommendations, each player will receive 90% of their handicap for round robin matches. Each team will receive 40% of their combined handicap for the Shootout.

Flights The field will be divided into 10 flights of 6 teams based on each team’s combined handicap index.

Round Robin Matches Each team will play a 9-Hole Net Best Ball match against every other team in their flight, resulting in 5 matches total. Matches will be scored using the 10-point system, which is as follows: 1 point for each hole won 1/2 point for each hole tied 0 points for each hole lost 1 bonus point for a match won 1/2 bonus point for a match tied 0 bonus points for a match lost

Flight Champions After all 5 matches, the team with the most points in their flight will be Flight Champions. In the event of a tie for Flight Champion, the first tiebreaker is the result of the head-to-head match. If the match was tied, a chip-off will determine the Flight Champion. 5


Tournament Format Cont. Wild Card Teams The team that wins the most points in Saturday’s matches without winning their flight will be one Wild Card Team.

The team that wins the most points in all 5 matches without winning their flight will be the other Wild Card Team. In the event of a tie for the Wild Card Teams, the first tiebreaker is the result of a head-to-head match. If the match was tied or not played, a chip-off will determine the Wild Card Teams.

Shootout Format The 10 Flight Champions and the 2 Wild Card Teams will advance to the Shootout. The Shootout format will be Net Select-Drive Alternate Shot. The Shootout will begin with 2 groups of 6 teams. Odd Flight Champions plus the Saturday Points Wild Card Team will be in one group, and Even Flight Champions plus the Overall Points Wild Card Team will be in the other. The Odd Flight group will play Hole 1 and the Even Flight group will play Hole 16. The 4 highest scores in each group will be eliminated. In the event of a tie for the 4th highest score, a chip-off will determine which team advances. The final 2 teams from each group will join to create a group of 4. They will play Hole 17, and the highest two scores will be eliminated. In the event of a tie for highest score, a chip-off will determine which team is eliminated. The final 2 teams will play Hole 18, and the lowest score on the hole will be the Northward Ho! Champion. In the case of a tie, the teams will repeat playing Hole 18 until a winner is determined. 6


Tournament Schedule Thursday, July 11th - Optional Practice Round Lunch available beginning at 11:00 AM The Practice Round will be a 1:00 PM Shotgun Start Stag Dinner begins at 6:00 PM in the Ballroom Discussion of Teams at 8:00 PM in the JR Link Grill

Friday, July 12th - First Tournament Day Three Matches - Shotgun Starts at 8:30 AM, 11:45 AM, and 2:45 PM Breakfast Buffet available from 7:00 to 9:30 AM in the Fireside Room Lunch available from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the 1st and 10th Tees =

Saturday, July 13th - Final Tournament Day Two Matches - Shotgun Starts at 8:30 AM and 11:45 AM The Shootout begins at approximately 3:00 PM

Breakfast Buffet available from 7:00 to 9:30 AM in the Fireside Room Lunch available from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the 1st and 10th Tees

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Optional Events Players Pool Entry is $400 per team Payout is based on Shootout results

All teams who wish to buy themselves must pay the Golf Professional Staff prior to 7:00 PM on Thursday Evening

Practice Round $100 per team Net Best Ball

$40 per player Skins (Net & Gross) and Field Events

First Tournament Day $20 per player for Field Events in Matches 1 & 2

Final Tournament Day $20 per player for Field Events $40 per team Dog Flight - most points on Saturday only

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Past Champions 2021

2022

Trent Johnson

Jim Heuer

Sam Jorgenson

Gaylen Allen

2023 Adam Wright Peter Bassett

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Northland Country Club 3901 E Superior St. Duluth, MN 55804 www.northlandcountryclub.com Main Office: (218) 525-1941 Golf Shop: (218) 525-1970

Connor Bergman, PGA Head Golf Professional cbergman@northlandcountryclub.com Bill Kelly & Phil Ebner Tournament Chairpersons

Kordell Swanson

Assistant Golf Professional kswanson@northlandcountryclub.com Sam DuPont Assistant Golf Professional sdupont@northlandcountryclub.com Sean McCarthy Assistant Golf Professional smccarthy@northlandcountryclub.com 10


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