MENS RULES OF THE CLUB REGARDING CONDITIONS OF PLAY

General Conditions:

  • All events are to be played over 18 holes unless otherwise stated.
  • In the event of a tie in ordinary competitions, except when the committee decides to divide the trophy, the winner shall be decided by a count-back in the manner laid down by the N.S.W.G.A. All major event ties will be decided by a play-off. Trophy events will be decided by count-back.
  • Members are required to acquaint themselves with local rules. All changes will be posted on the notice boards.
  • A payment of green fees will be imposed on any member failing to appear or canceling (less than one hour) prior to their booked-in time on the starting sheet. Failure to pay fees, after 21 days, will result in suspension from golf playing.
  • Players not complying with the above on three (3) occasions, in any 12 month period, will forfeit their privilege of booking in for golf, prior to the morning of the event, for one calendar month. Further no shows will result in a one-month suspension from all golf playing privileges.
  • All players should make themselves available to commence golf at least 15 minutes prior to the booked tee time. Player’s should abide by the starter instructions at all times. Failure to do so may result in a 2-stroke penalty and/or disqualification.
  • Start and finish times should be displayed on the singles card of the lowest marker in the group or on the team card for all other events. Failure to do so is a two stroke penalty, for each member of the group.
  • Competition cards/scores are to be entered on the computer kiosk within 10 minutes of completion of the round. Failure to do so is disqualification.
  • The use of motorised transport in Club Board events will only be permitted subject to the approval of the Golf Committee and the provision of a current medical certificate, stating they cannot play 18 holes of golf without the use of a cart or other motorized transport, issued no more than 3 months prior to the commencement of the event or a permanent disability certificate. Participation in any club competition without the use of a cart will void that certificate.
  • If a player in a 36 hole match-play final has permission to use a motorized cart their opponent will also be allowed the use of a cart.
  • Mobile phones are not permitted to be used on the course during play.
  • Ringing/vibrating (audible) whether answered or not is deemed to be “used”.
  • Penalty is disqualification
  • Mobile phone use in the case of emergency is deemed permissible.
  • Dress regulations apply whilst playing in any competition event.
  • Match Play Events – Conditions of Competition:
  • In all match play events, in the event of a tie at the end of the number of holes specified by the Committee for the match, the stipulated round is to be extended to as many holes as is required for the match to be won (Rule 2-3).
  • Matches must be played on dates set down unless otherwise sanctioned by the golf committee.
  • Members competing in match play are ineligible to compete in a stroke play event of the day.
  • Championship Matches – Stroke Play;
  • In all championship stroke play events, if a tie exists for the scratch score, an 18 hole play off will take place on a date fixed by the committee. In the event of a tie still persisting after the 18 hole play off, a sudden death play off will follow as soon as practically possible (as determined by the committee). The winner of the sudden death play-off will be the player who is the first to hole out in fewer strokes, than his opponent at a play-off hole.
  • All stroke play, runner-up ties and nett ties, will be decided on a count back.
  • All players eligible for a championship event must play on the day allocated by the committee or forfeit.
  • A player must be a full member of the club for a minimum of 3 months prior to the commencement of a championship event to be eligible to compete. New members without an AGU handicap must also have submitted a minimum of 20 cards to be eligible for a championship