At Pumpkin Ridge, September 22-24, the 2017 Wedge Golf Tour season will culminate with the first annual Emerald Rose Cup—a Ryder-Cup- style Battle Royale that pits the best of Portland against the best of Seattle. Golfers from both regions earn their chance to protect their turf, and gain Cascadia-wide bragging rights, by qualifying during a two-round, match-play, single-elimination tournament at which players are seeded based on their points throughout the 2017 Wedge Golf Tour season. The more events you participate in throughout the year, the more opportunity you have to qualify and defend your corner of the Pacific Northwest.

How It Works

  1. Sign up for our Tournament + Handicap membership or Tournament Only membership
  2. Register and play in one or more Individual events
  3. Qualify for the Emerald Rose Cup in one of two ways;
    1. Finish 1st or 2nd in your flight at any one of four qualifying events for your city to earn a seed to play in the match play tournament – a two round one-on-one match play tournament starting with 8 players and ending with 2 players.
    2. Get selected as 1 of 3 Captain’s picks for participation and exceptional play.
  4. Play – Two players from each flight will represent their city, along with three captain’s picks, and one playing captain
  5. Win – The first city to win 14.5 points will win the Emerald Rose Cup.

* If a player finishes 1st or 2nd in two qualifying events, that player will receive a first round bye in the match play tournament.

** If a player finishes 1st or 2nd in all four qualifying events, that player will automatically earn a spot on the Emerald Rose Cup team. 

The Details

  • Each year the Emerald Rose Cup will alternate cities to host the event. The first year will be held in the Portland area at Pumpkin Ridge – Ghost Creek.
  • Portland and Seattle teams will each be represented by 14 players
    • 1 playing Captain
    • 2 players from each of the five handicap flights (0 – 4.9, 5 – 9.9, 10 – 14.9, 15 – 19.9, 20 – 30)
    • 3 Captain’s picks
  • The Emerald Rose Cup is a 3 day event including Foursome, Fourball and Individual match play formats;
    • Friday — Front 9 Fourball, Back 9 Foursome (7 matches/points available)
    • Saturday — Front 9 Foursome, Back 9 Fourball (7 matches/points available)
    • Sunday — 18 hole Individual match-play (14 matches/points available)
  • The first team to 14.5 points wins the Emerald Rose Cup.  If both teams get 14 points, the team currently holding the cup will retain the cup. *In the event of a tie the first year, the home team (Portland) will win the cup.
  • The visiting team will submit their lineup to the home team each day prior to play.  The home team will have to adjust it’s lineup to match the visiting teams lineup. ie. The visiting team may want the low handicappers to tee off first followed by the high handicappers, or vice versa.  The home team has to send out equal handicap players for each of the starting times.



  • Win 1 of 2 remaining spots in the match play tournament.
    • Each of the 4 qualifying events will have two seeds up for grabs in the tournament bracket.
    • Finish 1st or 2nd place in your flight to earn a seed in the bracket.
    • After the 4 qualifying events, and the bracket is filled, each person will have around 2 weeks to complete their match for each round of the bracket.
    • The bracket will start with 8 players for each flight, and after two rounds will end up with 2 players.
    • The remaining 2 players will earn spots on their cities team.
  • Bypass the first round or the entire match play tournament for an automatic spot on your cities team.
    • If a player take 1st or 2nd at all four qualifying events, they will get an automatic qualification into the Emerald Rose Cup.
    • If a player takes 1st or 2nd at two qualifying events, they will get a first round bye in the match play tournament.
    • If any player receives and automatic qualification or a first round bye, the bracket will be updated.
    • This is where seeding can become a factor. If the bracket is adjusted for a player who earned a first round bye, there could be a situation where we award another player a first round bye to make the bracket work.  In this type of scenario we will choose the highest remaining seed to benefit from a bye as well.
  • Get selected as 1 of 3 Captain’s picks
    • We will be selecting 3 players in addition to the 10 players who have qualified.
    • Players can be from any flight, but a player from the same flight must selected for each city.
    • Multiple players from one flight can be selected.
    • Players will be chosen based on participation throughout the season and exceptional play.