The Memorial Tournament

2-person scramble

Hosted by Erika Meland

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2017 Memorial Tournament

Saturday, May 20 at Links at Gateway

9:00am SHOTGUN start

Entry fee: $60 (includes cart, food, prizes)    Registration deadline: May 11

PURSE = $240   1st place = $40 for each partner

2nd = $30 each     3rd = $20 each    4th = $15 each     5th = $10 each     6th = $5 each

Par 72      GOLD tees (6,216 yards)   Rating = 68.6  Slope = 121
               GREEN tees (4,895 yards)  Rating = 67.6  Slope = 108

The event that spawned the Mulligan Tour, the Memorial Tournament was played annually at the Willow Metropark golf course.   First played in 1995, when the event was formally known as the "Erik Meland Memorial (Hey, He's Not Dead Yet!) Golf Tournament", the 2-man scramble format yields a pair of winners.   The tournament became an official Mulligan Tour event in 2000 and is regarded as one of the Mulligan Tour's major championships.   The Memorial Tournament moved to Gateway GC in Romulus in 2006.

The first "Grand Slam" event of the season is highlighted by a series of closest-to-the-pin challenges (each par-3), long drive challenges (men and ladies) and a fewest team putts challenge.  Additionally, all participants win a prize based on their finish in the tournament and get a hot dog, chips, and soda for lunch.

Earnings at the Memorial tournament are shown on the Overall Money Standings

2 man scramble competition

Each partner tees off.  The better drive is selected.  Each partner hits a 2nd shot from there.  Again the better shot is selected and each partner hits a 3rd shot from there.  This process continues until the ball is holed out. Men tee off from gold tees.  Ladies tee off from green tees.  Low net score wins.

Handicap strokes calculated by the following formula:
Each player's strokes are calculated as usual (MTHI x Slope/113).
Then team strokes are calculated using:  
(Lower Strokes – (100 / Higher Strokes)) X 0.5
     

Example:

Player #1 - 11.9 x 121 / 113 = 12.74 which is rounded to 13

Player #2 - 12.4 x 121 / 113 = 13.28 which is rounded to 13

13 - (100 / 13) = 5.3 x 0.5 = 2.65 rounded to 3.


Player #1 (male) - 11.9 x 121 / 113 = 12.74 which is rounded to 13
Player #2 (female) - 18.2 x 108 / 113 = 17.39 which is rounded to 17
To adjust for rating difference of tees (1.0), subtract 1 from female strokes to 16
13 - (100 / 16) = 7.12 x 0.5 = 3.38 rounded to 3.

Handicap strokes may go negative.  If this happens, strokes are added to the #18 handicap hole, then #17, etc.

Note:
1) Mixed teams are acceptable.
2) Individual handicap differentials cannot be calculated, therefore, there is no update to individual’s MTHI from this tournament.
3) Individual player statistics are not recorded for this tournament.
4) Amateur teams (invited non-Mulligan Tour players) can play for “low amateur” honors.  No handicap strokes are granted to amateur teams.

Individual challenge prizes for:
Closest to the Pin
Mens Longest Drive
Ladies Longest Drive
Fewest putts (team)

Food (hot dog, chips, soda) and prizes immediately following the conclusion of the tournament at the course.

Mulligan Tour “pros” may play as an amateur with a non-tour player (see note #4 above).

 

Each year the Memorial tournament honors a past member or person passed
2017 - Arnold Palmer           2016 - none
2015 - John Gmitter             2014 - Harold Ramis            2013 -    none
2010 - Ken Biedron Sr.        2011 -    none                        2012 -    none

2007 - Ron Jones                 2008 - Tim Snitchler             2009 -    none
2004 - Dorene Lund            2005 - Mary Petree               2006 -    none

Quick Links:

Past Memorial Tournament Results

visit the Links at Gateway website

Tournament History

Year Champion Team Course Score
2017 Willi Hesse - David Hansen
Links at Gateway
67 (-5) *
2016
Jeff Klipa - Mike Prieskorn
Links at Gateway
64 (-8) *
2015
Chris Cooley - Chuck Withey
Links at Gateway
64 (-8)
2014
Karl Carter - Sam Akunuri Links at Gateway
70 (-2) *
2013
Darren Hamman - Jeff Howey
Links at Gateway
66 (-6) *
2012 Jeff Kellstrom - Samantha Kellstrom
Gateway GC 67 (-5) *
2011 Karl Carter - Sam Akunuri Gateway GC 68 (-4)
2010 Thom Bales - Mike Prieskorn Gateway GC 67 (-5)
2009 John Powell - Joe Robar Gateway GC 65 (-7) *
2008 Rick Persichetti - Kelly Arnold Gateway GC 68 (-4)
2007 Jeff Klipa - Victor McCoy Gateway GC 68 (-4)
2006 Greg Kline - Bob White Gateway GC 71 (-1) *
2005 Tom W. Litzler - Tom R. Litzler Willow Metropark 65 (-6)
2004 Rick Persichetti - Ray Collins Willow Metropark 66 (-5)
2003 Frank Caruana - David Martin Willow Metropark 69 (-2) *
2002 Jim Cwikla - Chris Drake Willow Metropark 68 (-3)
2001 Frank Caruana - David Martin Willow Metropark 67 (-4)
2000 Jim Cwikla - Sue Cwikla Willow Metropark 66 (-5) *

* won playoff

The GREEN TOWELS awarded annually to the winners of the Memorial tournament

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