URVGC Competition Rules Updated 9th June 2020

UPCHURCH RIVER VALLEY GOLF CLUB
COMPETITION RULES


MISSION STATEMENT

These rules exist to:

Maintain high competition standards in accordance with the rules and traditions of golf;

To ensure equality of opportunity for, and treatment of, all competitors

APPLICATION OF THE RULES

These rules apply to all club competitions:

Unless varied on an exceptional basis by the Competitions Committee

Except Matchplay events, the rules for which are published separately

They do not supersede or overwrite the R & A Rules of Golf which apply at all times


BEFORE THE COMPETITION:

To enter any competition, you must be a fully paid-up member of URVGC, hold a current CONGU handicap and not be subject to any extant club suspension

Those members whose competition marker has been removed from their handicap as they have not submitted three qualifying scores in the previous twelve months will be able to enter competitions in order to submit a qualifying score but they will not be able to win prizes, their scores being added at the foot of the score sheet

Having entered a competition and been included in the draw, a competitor must notify the PRO SHOP, with as much notice as possible, of his/her need to withdraw

PENALTY: Suspension from future competition(s) [at the discretion of the Disciplinary Committee]


BEFORE PLAYING YOU MUST:

Sign in by notifying the selected club representative present in the Pro Shop

PENALTY: Disqualification

Pay the appropriate Competition Fee, by a contactless means of payment or with the correct money.

PENALTY: Disqualification

Comply fully with the course dress code

PENALTY: Disqualification

Report to the Pro Shop 10 minutes before your allocated tee time
Late arrival will be penalised as follows:

Up to 5 minutes late

PENALTY: Two-stroke penalty, to be added to 1st Hole score

Over 5 minutes late

PENALTY: Disqualification


DURING COMPETITION PLAY:

Use of mobile telephones is forbidden

Use of caddies is not permitted

Use of buggies is permitted only in exceptional circumstances and with the advance permission of the Competitions Committee. Such permission is granted


on the understanding that use of the buggy is restricted to the carriage of the person and his equipment for whom it is authorised

You must complete your round unless a satisfactory explanation can be provided



ON COMPLETION OF YOUR COMPETITION ROUND:

You must sign and print on the card you are marking before returning it to a drop box in the Pro Shop. You must not swap cards.

You must submit your card, even if it is a “No Return”

SLOW PLAY

Slow play impedes everybody’s enjoyment of golf and should be avoided at all times. It is, however, generally a breach of etiquette and not golf rules. Notwithstanding this, persistent slow play can be treated as a disciplinary matter at the discretion of the Competitions Committee

REPORTING COMPLAINTS

Competitors observing any breaches of golf, competition or course rules, should provide full details, in writing and preferably supported by a witness, to the Committee without delay

CLUB COMPETITION REFEREE

The Committee have appointed the Club Captain as the rules referee for any rules disputes that occur during competition play at URVGC


Club Committee
Revision Date: 9th June 2020

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