Bowlin Cup
Home of the Women's
Handicapped Team
Match Play Tournament!

The Bowlin Cup is a Bella Vista women’s golf tournament which is played like the Solheim Cup where players compete on teams against other teams using the match play format.  However in the Bowlin Cup, match play will be handicapped.  Any woman who has an established Bella Vista handicap is welcome to play.  The tournament has been named in honor of Bella Vista’s own golf pioneer Dolores Bowlin.  

Players will be divided into teams according to their handicaps and will be playing against others with similar handicaps. However, any differences in handicap will be factored into play.  There will be three days of team match play competition using Best Ball, Alternate Shot and Singles formats. For the Best Ball and Alternate Shot play days, players will have partners. The singles competition will be individual match play.  Tournament details are thoroughly explained in the Play and Rules document.

The idea for the tournament has been circulating in the Village for a number of years.  Biddy Pyle and Marianne Smyth finally put things together and it was played for the first time in 2011.  Questions should be directed to them.  

Why play?
Cuz we're gonna have fun!!!

Want a taste of the Bowlin Cup ... click this link!!!

Mark Your Calendar ... check back this winter for 2020 Bowlin Cup dates!

May 6th 8am Dogwood, Fourball ... Rain
May 8th Noon Kingswood, Alternate Shot ... Rain
May 10th 8am Country Club, Singles ... FUN DAY!

Consider reading the rules before signing up to play and especially before teeing it up!

RAIN POLICY:  If golf is cancelled, a bulk email will be sent to all players by 6:30am.  Captains, please remember to call your players who do not have email.  A message will also be posted on this website.

If neither of these occur, come to the course. We will play if the course is open. We will probably not play if when we are to start, it is raining. But if you choose to not come to the course, that is a loss of the match.

A must read for those unfamiliar with match play.

... or How to Get Disqualified!?!