Championship Series Point System
The SoHG Championship Series (CS) point system was developed to help determine an overall winner, or winners, at season’s end. It is a performance-based system.
At the conclusion of the CS (the U.S. Hickory Open in 2014), awards will be given to those SoHG member/competitors who have accumulated the most points in three distinct divisions – the Championship, Senior (60-69), and Super Senior (70 and over). Points are automatically tallied for Open and Reserve categories within each division. Awards will be announced each year at the Mid Pines Hickory Open.
- Points will be awarded on a descending scale from 1st place to 30th place; from 400 points to 20 points.
- Points may NOT be commingled. That is, a player must declare eligibility in only one division – the Championship, Senior, or the Super Senior. Points earned in one will not be transferable to any other division. Thus, a player is able to compete, and win, in only one of the three divisions. After a player declares his division, he may not change divisions during that year.
- If a tie exists after the final event of the CS (from 2014 forward, the final event of each CS season will be the USHO), the first tournament that both players competed in for that season, and their total score for that tournament, will be used to determine the winner.
- As the Southern Hickory Four-Ball is unique in that it is a team event, each partner in a winning category will receive the full point value. Each partner must declare the division he or she will be playing in.
- Points toward the CS Championship will be selected from each player's four highest tournament point totals (three events for the shortened 2014 season). For example, if a player were to compete in all five CS events, the four events in which he earned the most points would be used to determine his rank in the CS points listing.
In the box at right:
- Event Finish is where a competitor places for any given event, 1-30.
- Point Award is the point total awarded to that finish.
- Percentage of 400 is the percentage of 400 possible total points awarded to that finish placement.
So, if you finish first in a CS event, you’ll win 100 percent of 400 possible points. If you finish in 30th place, you’ll receive 20 points, or 5 percent of 400 possible points.
(Note: Open is often called the Championship or Gross division. Reserve is often called the Handicap or Net division.)
Beginning in 2014, each CS season will begin with the Mid Pines Hickory Open and end with the following year's U.S. Hickory Open.
The 2014 CS season will be an abbreviated one of just four tournaments, beginning with the 2014 Mountain Valley Hickory Open and ending with the 2014 U.S. Hickory Open.
For questions about the point system, contact Chris Deinlein at email@example.com.
Current results, are shown below. Or, click here for a PDF of current totals.
A PDF of earlier Championship Series Point totals can be downloaded by clicking the following links:
2011 Final.pdf 2012 Final.pdf 2013 Final
MVHO = Mountain Valley Hickory Open
SH4B = Southern Hickory Four-Ball championship
BHO= Belvedere Hickory Open
USHO = U.S. Hickory Open