URVGC Competition Rules

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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 handicap is marked as non-competitive 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]

4. BEFORE PLAYING YOU MUST:

• Sign in by use of the PSI terminal or the Competitions Book, whichever is in use

PENALTY: No penalty as per Clause 8.6 of CONGU Rules 2016 but any score recorded does not count for any purpose and an entry fee paid is forfeit

• Pay the appropriate Competition Fee

PENALTY: Disqualification

• Enter your full name, competition name, start time/date and correct playing handicap at the head of your scorecard

PENALTY: Disqualification

• Exchange scorecards with one of your playing partners, who will act as your marker

PENALTY: Disqualification

• Comply fully with the course dress code

PENALTY: Disqualification

• Report to the starter one tee time before your allotted tee-off 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


5. 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

• With the exception of use of the toilet facilities, entry into the Clubhouse during a competition round is prohibited

6. ON COMPLETION OF YOUR COMPETITION ROUND:

• You and your marker must sign your card before entering the Clubhouse

• You must submit your card, even if it is a “No Return” and enter your score via the PSITouch screen unless otherwise instructed

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

Revision Date:
22nd March 2016

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