Established in 2011, the Snake River Seniors Cup is designed to bring together senior golfers of Eastern Idaho for a day of competition and fun at various golf courses. Seniors will be paired with other out of town seniors to develop a camaraderie for the game of golf. The season begins in April and ends in September of Each year. In “2021” we added Twin Falls, Canyon Springs GC, and Burley, River’s Edge GC to our schedule on a trial basis.
Any golfer 50 years of age is eligible. Players must have a current or established handicap from either the Idaho Golf Association (GHIN), or from their local course. If you don’t have an established handicap, one will be calculated for you using 80% of stated 18-hole score. Players need to submit a registration form and pay $15.00 association, (annual), fee with complete contact information before starting their first event.
Requirements for a Host Golf Course
1) Each course must be 18 holes
2) Pro-shop should be well stocked.
3) Have local members (15 – 20) that are willing to travel and participate at other course events.
4) Host Pro involvement with Snake River Seniors events.
Each course must have a designated contact on Mondays as most Pros are gone to Pro-Am tournaments. This person should be appointed at the first of the season. Upon appointment, each course Pro will contact the other Pro’s to share this information.
Format shall be Chicago with two (2) divisions,” Senior” and “Super Senior”. The Senior division will start at age 50. The Super Senior division will start at age 70 and above. Players turning 70 before October shall move to Super Seniors division, forward or combination tees, at the start of the year. They also have the option of staying in the “Senior” division. If there are 20 or more players in any division, then additional flight(s) will be created. USGA rules apply. There are no Gimmes. Ball may be picked up only at bogey. Maximum score on any hole is bogey. Players 80 years of age will play from forward tees. (Some courses have combination tees.) A flight (age 80+) be created if there are a minimum of ten (10) players entered.
Number of Members per Team – 2017 Addendum
Once a team reaches 20 players or more participating in any event, that team shall be divided into two (2) or more teams (Team A, B, C). After all participants have teed off, the host pro will conduct a blind draw to determine who will be assigned to each team, (Team A, B or Team C).
Team points will be awarded by taking the highest 4 scores from each team to determine the best team score. This eliminates having to split up any city.
Foursomes should be limited to a minimum of two (2) players from the same city if possible. Also, there should be consideration to players with low handicaps and high handicaps. Perhaps a spread of no more than 4 – 6 handicap points should be followed if possible.
Fees & Prize Money
All players are required to pay an annual fee of $15.00 per player. Costs will cover our web site and handicap system. All tournament fees are $55.00 per player which includes, green fees, cart, and prize fund. A minimum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) of each entry goes towards prize fund.
Closest to the Pin
Host club will donate $25.00 each in Club House credit to go towards the Closest to the Pin in each division. There will be a cap of no more than $25.00 for each prize.
Players will be assigned quota points based on their handicap using the Chicago system of 39 base points. The minimum individual quota is ten (10) points. For scoring purposes – Hole in one or less = 12 pts –Albatross = 10 pts — Eagle = 8 pts — Birdie = 4 pts — Par = 2 pts — Bogey = 0 pts.
The Team scores consist of the best four (4) Chicago scores from each course, irrelevant of division. Players must have played in three (3) events, of current year, to count towards the traveling trophy. Players with less than three (3) events can still play for individual prize money only.
Team points distributed as follows:
1st Place = 5 points — 2nd Place = 4 points — 3rd Place = 3 points — 4th Place =2 Points — 5th Place = 1 Point.
If a course does not have at least four (4) players present, they will not score any team points for that event. However, they will be eligible for the prize money.
Season Long Team Standings
The course that accumulates the most points combined for all nine (9) events will be declared the Champion for the season and will be in possession of the traveling Snake River Senior’s Cup trophy until the end of the next season. As a bonus, teams will receive double points in the final event of the year. In the event of a tie, we will use the 5TH best Chicago score from each team and continue until the tie is broken.
Entry Fee deadline is on Sunday (3pm). No entries will be accepted after 3pm Sunday. Pro’s, or course contact, will collect all entry fees, dues and forward to the host golf course with a copy of entries sent to Glen Lattin by 12:00 am Monday. No entries will be accepted after Sunday. The host Pro will then prepare groups to facilitate their event. Players may call golf courses Tuesday after 3 pm for pairing information. Special requests will NOT be taken for parings. Requests may be made for players traveling together that they play reasonably close together.
Pocatello — Highland —- 208-237-9922 — Charles Miller — email@example.com
Pocatello — Riverside —- 208-232-9515 — Charles Miller — firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackfoot — Municipal – 208-785-9960 — Chris Smith – email@example.com
Idaho Falls — Pinecrest – 208-612-8485 – 208-612-8113 — Tim Reinke – firstname.lastname@example.org
Idaho Falls —— Sand Creek —- 208-612-8115 — John Graham — email@example.com
Rigby —- Jefferson Hills – 208-745-0655 — Gary Schroeder – firstname.lastname@example.org
Preston —– Country Club —- 208-852-2408 —- John Van Vleet — email@example.com
Burley —- River’s Edge — 208-878-9807 — Scott Draper — Riversedgeburley@gmail.com
Twin Falls —– Canyon Springs — 208-734-7609 — Brandon Otte — firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of Monthly Tournaments – “2022”
City ——– Course ——- Date ——– Time
Burley —– River’s Edge —- April 20, 2022 — 10:00 —– Shotgun Start
Preston —— Country Club ——– May 11, 2022 ——– 10:00 ——– Shotgun Start
Pocatello ——– Riverside ———- June 1, 2022 ——— 10:00 ——– Shotgun Start
Rigby ——— Jefferson Hills ——- June 22, 2022 ——- 10:00 ——— Shotgun Start
Blackfoot ——— Municipal ——– July 6, 2022 ———- 9:00 ——— Shotgun Start
Idaho Falls ——– Sand Creek——– July 27, 2022 ——– 10:00 ——– Shotgun Start
Twin Falls ——- Canyon Springs —— August 10, 2022—— 10:00 —— Shotgun Start
Pocatello — Highland —– August 24, 2022 —– 10:00 —-Shotgun Start
Idaho Falls ——– Pinecrest ——– Sept. 14, 2022 ——— 10:00 ——— Shotgun Start
Jackpot, NV—Jackpot Golf Club—Sept 21, 2022 —- Shotgun start – (Tentative)