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Playing Conditions – Club Events

Medal Play Championships 2019

TO BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH LOCAL RULES AND THE RULES OF GOLF

Eligibility:

  1. Event is open to members in the following Membership Categories:
    1. Full Playing Member (male)
    2. Regional Member (male)
    3. Under 30 Member (male)
    4. Under 23 member (male)
    5. Under 18 Member (male)
  2. Participants must be a current financial member as at the commencement of the Round 1.
  3. Participants are to be “Amateur Golfers” only as defined in the Rules of Golf.

Championship Rules:

  1. The Championship will be played over 72 holes on dates nominated by the Match Committee. Grades for each Championship will be as for normal Club competitions:
    1. A Grade: +plus – 12 handicap as at the date of Round 1 commencement
    2. B Grade: 13 -18 handicap as at the date of Round 1 commencement
    3. C Grade: 19 – 32 handicap as at the date of Round 1 commencement
  2. The winner of each Grade will be the lowest gross score returned after the 72 hole duration
  3. In the event whereby tied scores are returned after 72 holes in any Grade, to determine a winner a 3 hole playoff is to be conducted on holes 10,11 and 12 immediately after the result is known for that Grade. The winner will be the player returning the lowest gross scores for these 3 holes. In the event scores are still tied after the 3 holes play will continue from hole 13 and consecutively thereafter until a winner is determined.
  4. If a winner cannot be determined from the playoff and play is abandoned due to poor visibility or abnormal weather conditions the Playoff will be reconvened to commence from 8:00am on the next day from the next consecutive hole when play was abandoned.
  5. In the event where a player may have left the golf course after the 72 holes and is to be part of the Playoff, that player is to be contacted by the Match Chairperson and be allocated a reasonable time to return to the course and prepare for the Playoff. This timeframe however is not to exceed 30 minutes after being notified.

Senior Championship:

  1. Players who have obtained the age of 55 years as at the date of play in Round 1 and meet the membership eligibility Rules are eligible to compete for the Senior Champion held in conjunction with the Medal Play Championships.
  2. The winner will be the lowest gross score from returned scores in the 72 hole Championship rounds.
  3. In the event whereby tied scores are returned after 72 holes a playoff as for the Championship Conditions will apply.

Junior Championship:

  1. Players who are under the age of 18 years as at the date of play in Round 1 and meet the membership eligibility Rules are eligible to compete for the Junior Champion held in conjunction with the Medal Play Championships
  2. The winner will be the lowest gross score from returned scores in the 72 hole Championship rounds.
  3. In the event whereby tied scores are returned after 72 holes a playoff as for the Championship Rules will apply.

Abandoned play:

  1. If any Championship Round is abandoned due to poor weather conditions, bad light and /or the course becomes unplayable without adequate time for play to be reconvened for all players affected to complete their rounds, play for that round will be abandoned and played on the next available Saturday competition date. All scores returned for the abandoned round will be annulled from the Championship event.
  2. If no suitable date(s) within a reasonable timeframe are available for the full 72 holes to be completed the Match Committee reserves the right to reduce the Championship to a 54 hole event.

Championship Trophy Allocations:

  1. Participants are eligible to win no more than one (1) 72 hole event in either gross or nett handicap events in any Grade.
  2. In the event a player is eligible for the Senior or Junior events being held in conjunction as separate events to the Championship Grade categories an additional trophy (1) will be awarded in either the gross or nett events to the winners of each Section.
  3. Daily trophies in any Round will be awarded to the lowest returned gross and nett score recipients as per normal Club competition events.

Tee times allocated for Championship:

  1. Tee times booked by players will be final as at commencement of play on the date of each Round to be played. The booked tee times will be determined as the allocated starting time by the Match Committee.
  2. In the event a player is unable to meet with the booked tee time on any Championship day the starter at the Club’s pro-shop is to be advised and a new tee time allocated as and when available.
  3. In the event the player has been allocated a new time by the starter and is not ready to play within 5 minutes after the allocated time that player will incur a penalty of 2 strokes on the first hole of competition play.
  4. It is the players responsibility to check their tee times either on the Club website or at the pro-shop prior to the commencement of each daily event.

Motorised carts:

  1. Motorised carts can be used by any player in any or all Rounds of the Club Medal Play Championships in any Grade or Section including any playoff holes.

Club Championships 2019 (Matchplay)

TO BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH LOCAL RULES AND THE RULES OF GOLF

Eligibility:

  1. Event is open to members in the following Membership Categories:
    1. Full Playing Member (male)
    2. Regional Member (male)
    3. Under 30 Member (male)
    4. Under 23 member (male)
    5. Under 18 Member (male)
  2. Participants must be a current financial member as at the commencement of the Round 1.
  3. Participants are to be “Amateur Golfers” only as defined in the Rules of Golf.

Championship Rules:

  1. The Club Championships will be single Match Play conducted in four (4) Grades as following:
    1. Club Championship: Open
    2. A Reserve Grade: 6-12 handicap as at the commencement of the 1st Qualifying Round of the Medal Play Championship.
    3. B Grade: 13-18 handicap as at the commencement of the 1st Qualifying Round of the Medal Play Championship.
    4. C Grade: 19-32 handicap as at the commencement of the 1st Qualifying Round of the Medal Play Championship.

The Qualifying Rounds:

  1. The Club Championship will be conducted over the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the Medal Play Championships.
  2. The top 8 players who have returned the lowest gross score over the 36 hole qualifying rounds will qualify for the Club Championship.
  3. The top 8 players remaining for each Grade after the Club Championship field has been determined will qualify for their respective Grade Championship.
  4. Qualifiers will be determined on a count-back basis for each Championship Grade based on the returned score of the 2nd Qualifying round. Qualifiers will be seeded based on the lowest scores returned over the 36 hole Qualifying rounds including any count-backs to determine seeded positions for any Grade.
  5. Qualifiers for the Championship or each Grade to be announced and a Final seeded draw published at 12 noon on the Wednesday immediately preceding the 1st Match Play round.
  6. A “Reserves list” will be determined for each Grade for those players who have returned the next lowest 36 holes Qualifying score outside the top 8 qualifiers.
  7. If a seeded player(s) withdraws from the Championship in any Grade AFTER the final draw is published, the next available player(s) from the “Reserves list” is to be offered to play in the 1st round in the vacated position(s). Any Reserve listed player for each grade can take up the vacated position up until 15 minutes prior to the 1st tee allocation on the day of the 1st elimination round.
  8. If all “Reserves list” players are unavailable and cannot take up that vacated position by the commencement of play, the seeded Qualifying player must present to the starter at the allocated tee time and thereafter be awarded a walk-over/forfeit of that Match and proceed to the next Match play round.
  9. It is the players responsibility to check their tee time after the draw is published. The draw will be posted on the Club noticeboard and be available at the pro-shop on the Wednesday prior to the 1st Match Play playoff round being conducted.

Championship Match Play playoff rounds:

  1. The Match-Play playoffs for all Grades will be conducted over 18 holes as single Medal Match Play.
  2. The Final of each Grade is to be played over 36 holes.
    In the event matches are squared after each of the stipulated Match-Play rounds additional holes will be played until the Match is won.
  3. If a winner cannot be determined after the Match extends to additional holes and it is impossible due to poor visibility or abnormal weather conditions or the course becoming unplayable the Match will be reconvened to commence from 8:00am on the next day from the next consecutive hole or position when the Match was suspended.

Tee times allocated for Championship:

  1. Tee times allocated by the Match Committee will be final for each Match. Players are to report to the starter and be ready to commence their Match at least 15 Minutes prior to the allocated tee time. Players MUST commence their Match at the allocated tee time.
  2. In the event the player has failed to commence the Match at the allocated tee time but arrives within 5 minutes after the allocated tee time, the penalty for not starting on time will be a loss of 1st hole. The players will then proceed to the 2nd hole and take up their position in the field.
  3. If a player is not able to commence within 15 minutes of the allocated time the Match will be lost and the offending player disqualified.
  4. Exceptional circumstances may apply if a player is delayed. The Match Committee Chair or a nominated representative agree the player has incurred an exceptional circumstance then no Penalty will apply and the Match to proceed as scheduled on the same date at a new allocated tee time as determined by the Match Committee Chair.

Play suspended:

  1. In the event whereby the 1st Qualifying Round is unable to be completed or play is abandoned then this Qualifying Round will revert to the next Medal Play round of the Club Championships.
  2. Should the 2nd Qualifying Round be unable to be completed or play is abandoned then the 1st Qualifying Round shall be used to determine the qualifiers in all Grades.
  3. If any Match is suspended due to adverse weather conditions, bad light and /or the course becoming unplayable without adequate time for play to be reconvened for the Match to be completed on that day, the Match is to recommence on the next day at 8:00am.
  4. If several or all matches cannot be convened at this time or date, the Matches will be reconvened to be completed on the morning prior to play commencing for the next Play-off Match Play round.

Motorised carts:

  1. Motorised carts can be used by players competing in A Reserve, B Grade and C Grade.
  2. Players competing in the Club Championship category must not ride in /on any form of motorised cart or transportation.
  3. Under special circumstance and at the concurrence of the Match Committee Chair a player may apply to use a motorised cart for the Club Championship.

Mobile phones:

  1. Mobile phones must be turned off during the play of any Match. Under special circumstance a player may use the mobile phone for medical or emergency purposes only with the concurrence of the Match Committee Chair.

Seeded Draw:

  • Qualifier 1 versus Qualifier 8
  • Qualifier 2 versus Qualifier 7
  • Qualifier 3 versus Qualifier 6
  • Qualifier 4 versus Qualifier 5

Trophy Allocation:

  1. Trophies will be awarded to the Finalists of the Club Championship and for each Grade.

Ladies Matchplay Championships 2019

TO BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH LOCAL RULES AND THE RULES OF GOLF

Eligibility:

  1. Event is open to members in the following Membership Categories:
    1. Full Playing Member (Female)
    2. 6 day Member (Female)
    3. Regional Member (Female)
    4. Under 30 Member (Female)
    5. Under 23 member (Female)
    6. Under 18 Member (Female)
  2. Participants must be a current financial member as at the commencement of the Round 1.
  3. Participants are to be “Amateur Golfers” only as defined in the Rules of Golf.

Championship Rules:

  1. The Matchplay Championship will be single Match Play conducted in two (2) Divisions as following:
    1. Division 1: +plus-22 handicap as at the commencement of the 1st Qualifying Round of the Medal Play Championship.
    2. Division 2: 23-36 handicap as at the commencement of the 1st Qualifying Round of the Medal Play Championship.

The Qualifying Rounds:

  1. The Club Championship will be conducted over the 1st and 3rd Rounds of the Medal Play Championships.
  2. The top 8 players who have returned the lowest gross score for their Division over the 36 hole qualifying rounds will qualify for each of the Match Play Championships.
  3. Qualifiers will be determined on a count-back basis for each Division based on the returned score of the 2nd Qualifying round.
  4. Qualifiers will be seeded based on the lowest scores returned over the 36 hole Qualifying rounds including any count-backs to determine seeded positions for any Division.
  5. Qualifiers for each Division is to be announced and a Final seeded draw published at 12 noon on the Wednesday immediately preceding the 1st Match Play round.
  6. A “Reserves list” will be determined for each Division for those players who have returned the next lowest 36 holes Qualifying score outside the top 8 qualifiers.
  7. If a seeded player(s) withdraws from any Division AFTER the final draw is published, the next available player(s) from the “Reserves list” is to be offered to play in the 1st round in the vacated position(s). Any Reserve listed player for each Division can take up the vacated position up until 15 minutes prior to the 1st tee allocation on the day of the 1st elimination round.
  8. If all “Reserves list” players are unavailable and cannot take up that vacated position by the commencement of play, the seeded Qualifying player must present to the starter at the allocated tee time and thereafter be awarded a walk-over/forfeit of that Match and proceed to the next Match play round.
  9. It is the players responsibility to check their tee time after the draw is published. The draw will be posted on the Club noticeboard and be available at the pro-shop on the Wednesday prior to the 1st Match Play playoff round being conducted.

Championship Match Play playoff rounds:

  1. The Match-Play playoffs for each Division will be conducted over 18 holes as single Medal Match Play.
  2. The Final of each Division is to be played over 36 holes as Medal Match Play.
  3. In the event matches are squared after each of the stipulated Match-Play rounds additional holes will be played until the Match is won.
  4. If a winner cannot be determined after the Match extends to additional holes and it is impossible due to poor visibility or abnormal weather conditions or the course becoming unplayable the Match will be reconvened to commence from 8:00am on the next day from the next consecutive hole or position when the Match was suspended.

Tee times allocated for Championship:

  1. Tee times allocated by the Match Committee will be final for each Match. Players are to report to the starter and be ready to commence their Match at least 15 Minutes prior to the allocated tee time. Players MUST commence their Match at the allocated tee time.
  2. In the event the player has failed to commence the Match at the allocated tee time but arrives within 5 minutes after the allocated tee time, the penalty for not starting on time will be a loss of 1st hole. The players will then proceed to the 2nd hole and take up their position in the field.
  3. If a player is not able to commence within 15 minutes of the allocated time the Match will be lost and the offending player disqualified.
  4. Exceptional circumstances may apply if a player is delayed.
  5. The Match Committee Chair or a nominated representative agree the player has incurred an exceptional circumstance then no Penalty will apply and the Match to proceed as scheduled on the same date at a new allocated tee time as determined by the Match Committee Chair.

Play suspended:

  1. In the event whereby the 1st Qualifying Round is unable to be completed or play is abandoned then this Qualifying Round will revert to the next Medal Play round of the Club Championships.
  2. Should the 2nd Qualifying Round be unable to be completed or play is abandoned then the 1st Qualifying Round shall be used to determine the qualifiers in each Division.
  3. If any Match is suspended due to adverse weather conditions, bad light and /or the course becoming unplayable without adequate time for play to be reconvened for the Match to be completed on that day, the Match is to recommence on the next day at 8:00am.
  4. If several or all matches cannot be convened at this time or date, the Matches will be reconvened to be completed on the morning prior to play commencing for the next Play-off Match Play round.
  5. Motorised carts:

    1. Motorised carts can be used by players in all Division 2 only. Players competing in the Division 1 category must not ride in /on any form of motorised cart or transportation. Under special circumstance and at the concurrence of the Match Committee Chair a player may apply to use a motorised cart for Division 1.

    Mobile phones:

    1. Mobile phones must be turned off during the play of any Match. Under special circumstance a player may use the mobile phone for medical or emergency purposes only with the concurrence of the Match Committee Chair.

    Seeded Draw:

    • Qualifier 1 versus Qualifier 8
    • Qualifier 2 versus Qualifier 7
    • Qualifier 3 versus Qualifier 6
    • Qualifier 4 versus Qualifier 5

    Trophy Allocation:

    1. Trophies will be awarded to the Finalists of the Club Championship and for each Division.

Medal of Medals

  1. The event will comprise each of the Monthly Medal winners from the most recent completed full year calendar period.
  2. The event will be conducted on the 1st Saturday of February in conjunction with the Monthly Medal for that month.
  3. The event will comprise a Medal Play format (stroke) with the best returned nett score from the participants to be awarded the winner of the Gold Medal.
  4. Participants will play from their current daily handicap as of the date of play of the Event.
  5. In the event of a tie an 18hole play-off will be scheduled for the next Monthly Medal with the lowest returned nett score to be awarded the winner. If a tie is again the result another play-off will be required for the next Monthly Medal and so on.
  6. In any play-off the participants handicap allocated for the initial event in February will be fixed.
  7. Participants will be drawn together in a ‘seeded draw’ format at a time set down by the Golf Management Committee. No departure from the allocated tee times is permitted.
  8. Motorised carts are permissible for use by the participants on the day of the event.
  9. No additional competition fee is required by participants for this event.

Dalton and Canobolas Cups

  1. DALTON AND CANOBOLAS CUPS will comprise 18 holes Medal Play (stroke) qualifying round.
  2. The top (available) 16 qualifiers based on their returned nett score will proceed to the Matchplay Rounds.
  3. The “Even Numbered” qualifiers (Qualifiers #2,4,6,8) will qualify for the Dalton Cup.
  4. The “Odd Numbered” qualifiers (Qualifiers #1,3,5,7) will qualify for the Canobolas Cup.
  5. The Matchplay rounds will be Handicap Matchplay with each qualifier playing off their qualifying handicap for all rounds however the maximum handicap of 27 will apply for all elimination rounds.
  6. The Matchplay elimination rounds will be played over 18 holes on the dates and tee times as scheduled by the Golf Management Committee. The Final will be played over 36 holes.
  7. In 2019 the dates are as follows:
    Qualifying Round: Saturday 5th January 2019
    1st Elimination Round: Sunday 6th January 2019
    Semi Finals: Sunday 13th January 2019
    Finals: Sunday 27th January 2019
  8. All matches are to commence from the 1st Tee and be played out to achieve a result.
  9. Motorised carts can be used for any elimination round and the final.