10th NCGA Master Division Four-Ball Championship | Bayonet/Black Horse GC | October 7-8, 2013
First played in 2004 at Poppy Ridge, the NCGA Master Division Four-Ball Championship is a two-person, better-ball scratch event for NCGA members 40 years of age and older. The duo of Terry Foreman and James Hay won the first three championships, and in 2008 Hay won a fourth championship with partner Mark Hill. Since 2009 the event has been played at Seaside’s Bayonet/Black Horse GC. The first year at the new venue was shortened to one round due to inclement weather, but years following no such misfortune has occurred. In 2012 for the first time both courses were used in the championship with the first round on the Black Horse 18 and the final round taking place on the Bayonet.
ENTRIES CLOSE: September 20, 2013
ENTRY FEE: $320 per team. Field limited to the first 56 teams, including exempt teams.
FORMAT: 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, 18 holes per day.
ELIGIBILITY: Players must have reached their 40th birthday by October 11th and have a numeric handicap index listed on their club’s Master Report of 5.4 or less on the date of registration. Partners need not be members of the same club. One partner may represent the team for any part or all of a stipulated round.
Master Division Four-Ball Exemptions
The best word to describe the winning team of the 2012 NCGA Master Division Four-Ball Championship is comfortable—at least that’s how Jeff Hoffman and Russell Humphrey would define their four-ball partnership. Having played with one another in about five four-ball tournaments prior to this event and no victories to show for, the duo knew that something good was bound to come their way. With a final round of seven-under 65, Hoffman and Humphrey shot up to the top of the leaderboard to win by a single stroke, putting together a 36-hole total of 134, 10-under par. Read Full 2012 Recap | View 2012 Photo Gallery
NCGA Player of the Year Randy Haag and Darryl Donovan captured the 8th Annual Master Division Four-Ball Championship for the second straight year Tuesday at Bayonet GC. Fifty-four duos of players aged 40 and over from across Northern California competed in a four-ball stroke-play format, where each player plays his own ball and the team records the lowest score. Posting a staggering eight under for the second round, the Olympic Club’s Haag and CordeValle’s Donovan tied with Bayonet’s own Casey Boyns (a four-time Player of the Year honoree) and William Moore at 10-under par 134. A one-hole playoff decided the winner as Donovan sank a 40-foot putt to claim the title. Read Full 2011 Recap | View 2011 Photo Gallery
|2004||Terry Foreman and James Hay at Poppy Ridge||67-67-134|
|2005||Terry Foreman and James Hay at Poppy Ridge||67-63-130|
|2006||Terry Foreman and James Hay at Poppy Ridge||65-66-131|
|2007||Jeff Burda and Jamie Looper at Poppy Ridge||66-65-131|
|2008||Mark Hill and James Hay at Poppy Ridge||64-65-129|
|2009||John Driver and Ken Helwig at Bayonet||65|
|2010||Randy Haag and Darryl Donovan at Bayonet||66-68-134|
|2011||Randy Haag and Darryl Donovan at Bayonet||70-64-134|
|2012||Jeff Hoffman and Russell Humphrey at Black Horse / Bayonet||69-65-134|
About Bayonet GC
Named after the Army’s 7th Infantry Division – the first major unit to occupy Fort Ord, as well as the last. The famed Light Fighters (nicknamed the “Bayonet Division”) marched for the last time during inactivation ceremonies in 1993 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC).
With 7,104 yards of oak and cypress-lined fairways, Bayonet Golf Course was designed in 1954 by General Robert McClure, the Commanding Officer of the post at that time. Gen. McClure, a left-handed golfer with a severe slice, designed the course to fit his game. This is evidenced by holes #11-15, a series of sharp doglegs, widely known as “Combat Corner.” Notoriously known for its magnificently manicured, long, and narrow fairways, Bayonet is one tough, but rewarding 18-hole adventure. With four sets of tees, the course is a par 72, with a slope of 141 and a rating of 74.8.
About Black Horse GC
Named in honor of the 11th Cavalry Regiment (nicknamed “Black Horse”) which was stationed at the Presidio of Monterey from 1919-1940.
Black Horse was designed in 1964 by General Edwin Carnes, the Commanding General of Fort Ord from April 1963 until June of 1965. With the most breath-taking views of the Monterey Bay imaginable, the most recent renovations transformed Black Horse into a longer, more challenging “championship golf course.” With long rolling fairways, “championship golf tees,” and alluring panoramic views of the Monterey Bay, Black Horse will not only take your game through its paces, it will also captivate your soul. Black Horse is now 7,024 yards long, with four sets of tees; a par 72, with a slope of 141 and a rating of 73.7.