For a PDF copy of these rules, click here.

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).


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, www.USGA.org/bookrule.aspx?id=14316).


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 it’s 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 1–18 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.


Scoring Example

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 (0–4 round down, 5–9 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.

Example 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.

Example 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:

Tournaments Teams
   
1–59 1
60 or greater 2


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 tournaments.

Example 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
phone 877.446.5389
fax 248.591.5199
info@audiquattrocup.us
www.audiquattrocup.us