Rossmoor Men's Golf Club
Rossmoor Match Play Team
2023 information to follow:
2022 NCGA Team Match Play Invitation Rossmoor Golf is forming its team roster for the 2022 Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) Team Match Play season. Do you enjoy match play? Are you a competitive golfer? Thrive on Rossmoor camaraderie? If so, you’ll love being a member of the Rossmoor Team, playing in the 2022 NCGA Team Match Play. Annually, the NCGA sponsors Team Match Play consists of multiple private and public golf clubs in Northern California grouped into ‘Pods’ of four golf clubs. NCGA establishes team groupings (pods) of similar clubs (private or public), geographical location and team’s willingness to travel. NCGA will announce Pods in the near future. The Rossmoor team will play the other three clubs in its Pod twice (home and away). Twelve players (6 twosomes) from each club compete. Each twosome plays the opposing team’s twosomes in three simultaneous matches: – Two individual matches (2 points each) – One Four-Ball (best ball of partners) match (2 points) There are 36 possible points in a team match. The team with the most points wins the team match. The team with the greatest number of wins at the end of the regular season will be declared the winner of the Pod. Tiebreaker is based on accumulated points in the regular season. Pod winners advance to post-season playoffs to determine a Club Championship team. This is a ‘Net’ format activity. All players will use their current handicap index for calculation of their course handicap for any given match. Per NCGA rules of competition, players must play to a 18.4 maximum index. Matches will be played on assigned Thursdays during the months June – August 2022. A member of any Rossmoor golf club with a NCGA recognized Handicap Index is eligible. The NCGA and Rossmoor have no gender restrictions for this interclub activity. This is a self-funded activity. There will be a $25.00 membership fee to join and a $15.00 match fee for the twelve participants selected for a specific match. There are no green fees charged for matches. The monies collected are utilized to fund the NCGA entry fee, facilities, and the food & beverage costs associated with hosting visiting clubs. For further information or to sign-up, contact Co-Captains: Barry Savnik 510-913-6143, [email protected] or Bill Ikard 949-910-7744, [email protected] . Additional details are posted on the NCGA website under “NCGA Team Match Play”. Join us and hit ‘em straight.
Rossmoor Match Play Team Finishes Season Strong
On 28 July, the Rossmoor NCGA Team beat, previously undefeated Green Valley CC of Fairfield 23 – 13. Leading the commanding victory were Bill Ikard, Curtis Mitchell, Jon Shaffer, Brad Smith, and Mike Stone who won both the individual and team matches. Mike was even able to overcome his opponent’s albatross (3 under par) on Hole 15. Celebrating the team’s win at the after-party are Greg Gould, Brad Smith, and Bill Ikard (left to right).
Rossmoor’s season ended with a record of 2 wins and 4 losses. The team endured several adversities including injuries, Covid infections and play from Blue & Black tees at the ‘away’ events. Players deserving of special recognition, with season long winning records are Bill Ikard (7 wins, 3 losses), Jon Shaffer (4-2), Mike Stone (4-3-1), and Brad Smith (2-0).
Rossmoor Match Play Team hopes to finish strong
Home field advantage was good to the Rossmoor Match Play Team on 30 June. Rossmoor won at home against Moraga CC with a 20-16 final score. Winning both their individual and team matches were Bill Ikard, Richard Jones, John McDonnell, Barry Savnik and Jon Shaffer.
However, the Rossmoor team continues to struggle on the road with a 33 -3 drubbing to Contra Costa CC on 7 July. The lone win comes from James SooHoo winning his individual match 1 Up.
Rossmoor Match Play Team brings its 1-3 season record back home for its final two matches on 21 July against Contra Costa CC and on 28 July against Green Valley CC.
Rossmoor Loses NCGA Match Play Season Opener
Rossmoor Golf Club’s first NCGA Match Play event was on the road at Green Valley Country Club in Fairfield. To their advantage, Green Valley strategically placed our seniors on the longer Black and Black/Blue tees. Longer tees and an unfamiliar golf course led to a 29-7 point loss to Green Valley.
Leading our team was Rossmoor Club Pro Brent Mulanax with 3 points. A two-person team win (2 pts.) with Brent Atkins and a tie (1 pt.) in his singles match. Other winners include Bill Ikard winning 3&2 in his singles match and Greg Gould, coming from 4 down, to win his singles match ‘2 Up’.
Rossmoor stays on the road and moves on to play a match on June 23 at the Moraga Country Club.
Barry Savnik, Team Captain
2022 NCGA Team Match Play Invitation 21 April 2022 Rossmoor 2022 NCGA Team Match Play (12 Member) Pod is set:
- – Green Valley Country Club
- – Contra Costa Country Club
- – Moraga Country Club
- – Rossmoor
Rossmoor’s scheduled events are;
- June 9 – Rossmoor @ Green Valley
- June 23 – Rossmoor @ Moraga
- June 30 – Moraga @ Rossmoor
- July 7 – Rossmoor @ Contra Costa
- July 21 – Contra Costa @ Rossmoor
- July 28 – Green Valley @ Rossmoor
A member of any Rossmoor golf club with a NCGA recognized Handicap Index is eligible. The NCGA and Rossmoor have no gender restrictions for this interclub activity. We are currently accepting sign-ups from those with a NCGA Handicap Index of 18.4 or less. There will be a $25.00 membership fee to join and a $15.00 match fee for the twelve participants selected for a specific match. There are no green fees charged for matches. To sign up contact Co-Captains: Barry Savnik 510-913-6143, [email protected] or Bill Ikard 949-910-7744, [email protected].