Conditions of Play

2018 Strokeplay Tournament Conditions

  1. The Rules of Golf as adopted by the R. & A. Rules Ltd shall apply, together with any local rules as drawn up by the host clubs, Richmond, Dunheved and Stonecutters Ridge. Please consult local notice boards.
  2. Entries shall be made on the official entry form provided, or a photocopy of same, or by downloading the entry form from the NSWVGA website at Golf NSW (SOOM)
  3. The entry fee is $110 with cheques or money orders being made payable to Western Sydney Region Veteran Golfers Association (WSRVGA. Direct debit can also be used with full account details available on the entry form.
  4. All completed entry forms, including payment, must reach the tournament director on or before Monday, 12 March 2018. Refunds in full will be made following appropriate notification on or before 12 March 2018. Any withdrawals after 12 March 2018 will incur an administration fee of $25. If in the event of over-subscription for the event a full refund will be made for any player who does not secure a position in the final field. No refunds will be given after 25 March 2018.
  5. Eligible players are male, having been born on or before 26 March 1963, affiliated with the NSWVGA through their veteran group or club, or the VGA of another State, and holding a current Golf Australia handicap not exceeding 36 strokes. Proof of affiliation will be checked using the NSWVGA database.
  6. Non Members of NSWVGA or interstate equivalent, wishing to play in the tournament can join NSWVGA by becoming a Special Playing Member of WSRVGA for a fee of $5.00.
  7. Play will be in three grades with handicap limits calculated when all entries are finalised. For the 54 holes scratch championships only, the three age divisions will be determined at completion of receipt of entries.
  8. For the 54 holes event, your starting GA Handicaps will be used to determine grades which will remain for the duration the event.
  9. For each of the 18 hole events, daily current handicaps as determined by Golf link will be used.
  10. In the event of a tie for the overall stroke play championship only, a playoff will be conducted, as set down by the tournament committee. All other trophy winners will be determined by using the Golf Australia count back system.
  11. Play on the first two days will be a two tees start at Richmond and Dunheveed. Tee times will be allocated as entries are received. On Wednesday at Stonecutters Ridge play will be a shotgun start in an endeavour to have as many players as possible for the presentation.
  12. Each group must maintain its position on the course with respect to the group preceding it. Any group with a clear hole in front of it will be considered out of position. Penalties will be issued for slow play and warnings may not be issued prior to such penalties.
  13. Competitors will be allowed to ride in, or on, any form of automatic locomotion during play. Regarding booking of carts at each course this will be done by the Tournament Director, based on the information provided on your entry form.
  14. Any disputes arising from a particular round must be communicated to the tournament committee within fifteen minutes of the completion of that round. The Committee’s decision on any dispute is final.