Conditions of Play

2014 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, Penrith 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 www.nswvga.com.au.
  3. The entry fee is $99, or part thereof, 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. Entries for single days will also be accepted.  In the event of the tournament being oversubscribed, priority will be given to those entering to play on all 3 days.
  4. All completed entry forms, including payment, must reach the tournament director on or before Monday, 31st March 2014. Refunds in full will be made following appropriate notification on or before 31st March. 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.
  5. Eligible players are male, having been born on or before 14th April 1959, affiliated with the NSWVGA through their veteran group or club, 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 wishing to play in the tournament can join NSWVGA by becoming a Special Playing Member of WSRVGA.  See entry form for further details.
  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. 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.
  9. Please ensure all mobiles are switched off. Measuring devices may be used to obtain information re distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that may affect his play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc), the player is in breach of rule 14-3 for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.
  10. Play on the first two days will be from the first tee at Richmond and Penrith with women veteran players playing in an associated event, using the 10th tee, on the first two days. On Wednesday at Stonecutters Ridge play will be a ‘shotgun start’ in an endeavour to have as many players present at presentations as possible.
  11. 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.
  12. Competitors will be allowed to ride in, or on, any form of automatic locomotion during play. Please make your own arrangements regarding booking at carts at each course.
    Richmond GC 4578 2272, Penrith GC 4736 1613, and Stonecutters Ridge GC 9627 1816
    Note:  No private carts allowed at Stonecutters Ridge.
  13. 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.
  14. For the 54 holes event your starting handicap will remain for the duration of the event however for each of the 18 holes events daily current handicaps as determined by Golf Link will be used. GA Handicaps will be used to determine grades.

Please note women veteran golfers who are interested in playing on Monday and/or Tuesday should contact Nancye Cullen on 8764 0796 or email to