WOODBURN, OR (July 17, 2005) -- Justin St. Clair, a senior on the University of Oregon golf team, and his father Wes of Springfield, Ore. (Shadow Hills CC) took top honors at this year’s Parent/Child Chapman at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore. The team, with a team handicap of plus-2 had a gross score of 64 in this unique event.
The format for the event is 18-hole Chapman stroke play. Each player tees off and each plays their partner’s ball for the second shot. After the second shot, the partners select the ball with which they wish to score and play that ball alternately to complete the hole. Teams choose to play either Saturday or Sunday.
“The Parent Child Chapman is a wonderful family event consisting of over one hundred 2-person teams comprised of a parent or grandparent (including in-laws) and a child (of any age) with at least one person from each team who is a member of the Oregon Golf Association,” commented OGA Executive Director Jim Gibbons.
“This is a great event for anyone,” he added. There is no minimum handicap criterion for any participant, and a team handicap is computed using 60% of the low handicap and 40% of the high handicap. If a player does not have a handicap, one will be computed for them. Gibbons added, “Each player’s course handicap is used to compute a Net score, so players of all abilities (even those without an established handicap) can compete on a level playing field.”
In the Net Division, top honors went to Scott Baines and his son Nicholas with a score of 59. Scott, the immediate past president of the OGA, was one of several individuals who played on two different teams on each of the two days. He also played on Saturday with his other son Mitchell, with that team finishing in a tie for third place in the Net Division.
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