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To be eligible for the 2014 Audi quattro Cup United States Final, local
tournaments must be in compliance with all rules as stated in this document
and as delineated by the USGA (www.USGA.org
- Tournaments cannot be carried out on a par-3 course.
- Tournaments must be carried out within the host dealer's area.
- Tournaments must be completed by July 22, 2014.
- If a team wins their local qualifying tournament and attends the United States Final, that team is ineligible to attend and compete in the U.S. Final for the next two consecutive years.
- Golfers must be invited by the Audi Dealer or golf club.
- All golfers must be registered prior to their local tournaments at www.audiquattrocup.us.
- All local tournaments must have at least 48 golfers and cannot exceed 120 golfers.
- Golfers may only play in one local tournament per year.
- Teams are made up of two people.
- All golfers must be 21 years of age on or before February 1, 2014.
- Men and women are not segregated teams can be men, women or co-ed.
- Professional golfers, Audi of America, Volkswagen of America personnel, Audi dealership personnel or their immediate family members may not compete in a quattro Cup tournament.
- All golfers must have an established USGA handicap.
- Single handicap limit: 36
- Team handicap limit: 56
- Maximum handicap difference between both players: 20
Audi of America provides starter and prize packages for all local tournaments to be
shipped from Tournament Headquarters to the dealership at least two weeks
prior to the tournament date. 2014 starter and prize packages are scheduled
to arrive at Tournament Headquarters by the end of May.
Tournament Headquarters will ship a substitute prize kit containing similar
items for any tournament held prior to their arrival.
The method of play for all Audi quattro Cup tournaments is Select Drive
Alternate Shot (Greensome Stableford,
- Both players hit a tee shot.
- The best shot is selected and the partner whose ball was not selected
will hit the next shot with the ball that is in play.
- The team alternates shots until the ball is holed.
- No "gimme" putts.
- No "Mulligans."
- Each ball is to be played as it lies and the ball that is selected may not be switched during play of the hole.
- Please limit time looking for lost balls to two minutes per ball.
Players should mark their scorecards with the gross score for each individual hole. Handicap is applied at the end of the tournament by the tournament committee. Each team is to keep score of the other team and both teams are to sign the official scorecard before its turned in. The golf staff will convert the net scores to Stableford points. The winner is the team that scores the highest number of Stableford points.
The scoring in Stableford competitions is made by points awarded in relation
to a fixed score (net Par) at each hole as shown below:
More than one over fixed score or no score return: 0
One over fixed: 1
Fixed score: 2
One under: 3
Two under: 4
Three under: 5
In the event of a tie, the better net score of handicap holes 118 in that
order will decide the winner. The selection of holes takes place in accordance
with the course's handicap holes with the most difficult hole followed by
second most difficult hole, etc. If there is still a tie, the winner will be
decided by coin toss.
The Rules Committee shall be comprised of the following: director of local golf club,
head golf professional of local golf club, and a representative from Audi.
- The player with the lower course handicap is allowed 60% of his course handicap.
- The player with the higher course handicap is allowed 40% of his course handicap.
- The maximum course handicap difference between both players shall not be higher than 20.
||Player A has a handicap of 18
||Player B has a handicap of 10
The team's handicap will be calculated from:
40% of player A's handicap = 7.2
60% of player B's handicap = 6
Team handicap = 13.2
- The minimum age for the United States Final is 21 years.
Once the team handicap is determined (X), one stroke will be removed from the X most
difficult holes, which will yield the net score for that hole. The net score will
then be converted into Stableford points.
If the team handicap is 13.2, using proper rounding (04 round down, 59 round up),
the team will get one stroke removed from the 13 most difficult holes.
Team handicaps from members of all qualifying local tournaments will be
determined by evening out the scores of the respective local qualifying
tournament. The team handicaps will be reduced by the amount of Stableford
points scored above 36 during the qualifying tournaments.
||Winning team's handicap at local tournament: 18
Winning team's Stableford result at local tournament: 40
Winning team's revised handicap for Audi quattro Cup United States Final: 14
18 - (40-36) = 14
In the case that one or both handicaps go down between the time period of the local
tournament and the national final, the reduction of the amount of Stableford points
will be adjusted to new handicap.
||Winning team's handicap at qualifying local tournament: 18
Winning team's Stableford points achieved during qualifying tournament: 40
Winning team's new handicap if indexes of both are lowered by a total of 2 (combined),
between time of qualifying tournament and national final: 16
Handicap at qualifying tournament minus Stableford reduction minus
handicap difference between handicap at qualifying tournament (if lower) equals
Team handicap for U.S. Final.
18 - (40-36) - 2 = 12
The winning team(s) from the United States Final will have the opportunity to compete in the World Final.
The number of teams depends on the number of local tournaments completed based on this allocation:
|60 or greater
- The winners of an Audi quattro Cup that was not carried out under the previously
mentioned rules cannot qualify for the United States Final.
- If a team cannot participate in the World Final due to serious reasons (e.g., illness),
the next placed team could fill the spot. The final decision is subject to approval by Audi of America
and AUDI AG Sports Marketing.
- Participation in the World Final is only possible if both players of the
winning team will participate. No substitutes.
- All players who participated at a World Final cannot qualify again for three years.
(E.g., Participants at the World Final 2014 are not eligible to qualify for a World
Final again before 2016even with a different partner.)
- Each United States Final winner will be allowed to bring one guest compliments of
Audi of America to the World Final at the Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Winners and guests will be flown in coach class, but are welcome to upgrade at their own expense.
- All registration information must be submitted by September 5, 2014.
- Golfers and guests must be 21 years of age on or before February 1, 2014.
Audi of America employees, Volkswagen Group of America employees, Audi dealership personnel or their immediate family members may not compete in the World Final.
Team handicaps from members of all qualifying local tournaments will be determined by
evening out the scores of the respective local qualifying tournament. The team handicaps
will be reduced by the amount of Stableford points scored above 36 during the qualifying
||Winning team's handicap at Country Final: 18
Winning team's Stableford result at Country Final: 40
Winning team's revised handicap for Audi quattro Cup World Final: 14
If you have questions or require additional information, please contact:
Audi Tournament Headquarters
1751 East Lincoln Avenue
Madison Heights, MI 48071