Playing Conditions for Competitions

All Club Competitions and Championships are conducted under conditions determined by the Golf/Match Committee.

The following conditions apply to all competitors:

a) All conditions are in compliance with the Rules of Golf as authorised by the Royal and Ancient Club of St Andrews and modified by local rules from time to time.

b) Any dispute shall be decided by the Golf/Match Committee and their decision shall be final.

c) It is the responsibility of competitors to inspect the notice board, located at the Professional Golf Facility, for temporary local rules and other information.

d) Players in all competitions must report to the first tee Marshal 15 minutes before their allocated hit-off times. All players, other than ongoing competition players playing on the same day, must have their names entered on the competition sheet, located at the Professional Golf Facility, and pay the appropriate entrance fee before participating in any competition. The penalty is disqualification for failure to comply with this rule.

e) Upon entering a competition each player/team will be issued with a score card.

f) Each player is responsible to ascertain any alteration to his/her handicap at the Golf Shop prior to the commencement of each round and his/her handicap is to be inserted on the competition card in the space provided.

g) Only competition cards, correctly signed by both the player and marker, dated and lodged in the appropriate box located in the Golf Shop or Clubhouse within 15 minutes of the completion of his/her round, will be considered in the day’s competition.

h) In Par or Stableford competitions players shall pick up their ball when they have exhausted the number of strokes available to them to score at a hole.

 

i) The use of motorized golf vehicles by members is permitted for all competitions. If the motorized golf vehicle is privately owned, proof of public liability insurance MUST be lodged with the club office before using the vehicle on course.

 

Determining Ties in Competition

a) For 18 hole events, the best score for the last 9 holes of the course will be used to determine the winner. If there is still a tie the last 6 holes and if still a tied result the last 3 holes. If a tie still exists then the winner shall be decided by a countback hole by hole from the 18th(holes 10-18).

b) In 27, 36, 54 and 72 hole events, the last 18 holes shall be used and if still tied a countback, as described above, shall be used to determine the winner.

c) In handicap stroke events the relevant handicap or fraction thereof shall be applied to each set of holes used for the countback and the winner shall be decided by the best nett score.

d) For stableford and par events, the handicap is allowed for in determining the score of each hole, therefore the winner is determined by the best score for the set of countback holes being used to break the tie.

e) For a 9 hole event the best score for the last 6 holes shall be used and if there is still a tie the last 3 holes. If a tie still exists then the winner shall be decided by a countback hole by hole from the last hole played in the event. (For stroke event sub-para ‘c’ above applies.)

f) When a penalty applicable under rule 3.5 of the Rules of Golf is applied to a result this penalty shall be ignored so far as the countback is concerned.

g) In events where a play-off is required by arrangement of the Golf Committee, if the play-off is still tied after 18 holes, play will continue until a result is achieved, i.e, 19thhole or further.