NJGA All Star Cup
National Junior Golf Association All Star Cup
The NJGA will host a team format called the NJGA All Star Cup. It will be played after the NJGA National Championship in September. Only 24 players will be invited to play. There will be 12 boys and 12 girls participating. 6 Boys and 6 Girls from the North will be on the same team and the 6 boys and 6 girls from the South will be on the same team. The age groups will be ages 13-19. The Top 6 in the NJGA All-Star points standing from each team will qualify to participate in the All-Star Cup, then the rest of the spots will be filled by the captains pick.
The All-Star Cup will be a two-day match play format. 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday, playing three different formats in each match; Four-Ball, Alternate shot, and singles.
FOUR-BALL: Each member of a two-man team plays his own ball. Each team counts the lowest of its two scores on each hole, and the team whose player has the lowest score wins the hole. If the low scores are tied, the hole is halved.
Alternate Shot: Each two-man team plays one ball per hole with the players taking turns until the hole is complete. Players alternate hitting tee shots. The team with the low score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.
SINGLES: Each match features one player from each team. The player with the lower score on each hole wins that hole. If their scores are tied, the hole is halved.
POINTS SYSTEM: Each match is worth one point, with matches ending in a draw worth 1/2 point to each side. The first team to reach 12 1/2 points (of the 24 points available) wins the Ryder Cup. If the matches end in a 12-12 draw, there will be a sudden death playoff between the one player on each team.
The matches consist of 24 total matches, each of which is worth one point. Should the two sides be tied after 18 holes, each side earns a halve (1/2 point).
Schedule of the event:
Friday: This will be a team breakfast and team meeting occurring around 9 AM. The practice round will take place around noon and after practice, there will be lunch available. Friday evening will be team pictures, the opening ceremony, announcing the players on each team, the announcement of first-round matches and dinner.
Saturday: There will be an optional breakfast before the first tee time. Saturday afternoon will be an optional lunch before the second round of matches and dinner Saturday night.
Sunday: There will be an optional breakfast before the first tee time. Sunday afternoon will be the award ceremony which will include, team pictures, press conferences, and lunch. Lunch will be provided for both teams.