The Bay Area Ryder Cup Challenge is a multi-day qualification tournament to be played at Metro and at four other courses in the Bay Area.
Six person teams will play in three separate matchplay competitions. Here's the format: Two players will play best ball, two will play alternate shot, and two will play singles. All rounds will be match play format using 80% of handicaps.
Following the familiar NCAA basketball bracket format, 32 teams will compete the first day at Metropolitan on Sunday, Sept. 28. The 16 qualifying teams will move on to play Crystal Springs in Burlingame on October 5, with the 8 winning teams moving on to play StoneTree in Novato on October 11. Semi-finals will take the remaining four teams to Pleasanton's Callippe Preserve on Oct. 16 where the finalists will match up to compete in the finals at Metro on Nov. 1.
Grand Prize winners will receive a luxury suite for the Nov. 30 Oakland Raiders game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, free entry into next year's event, and names etched on the perpetual trophy.
Second Place - $150 per player ($900 per team) as well as golf certificates for golf at participating courses.
Third and Fourth Place - $75 per player ($450 per team) as well as golf certificates for golf at participating courses.
The entry fee is $150 per player, and includes green fees and cart fees for all rounds of golf, range balls, tee prize for entry, BBQ luncheon on the first day of qualifying at Metro on Sept. 28 as well as entry for the Captain and co-Captain of each team to participate in the pairing party Friday Sept. 26.
Click here to signup online.