NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION
8th PLAYER’S CHAMPIONSHIP
June 2 – 3, 2012
BAKER HILL GOLF CLUB
ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 20, 2012
AFTER THE FIRST 36 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED
Note: Invitation Only
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to males who are members in good standing of member NHGA Clubs who are legal residents of New Hampshire. Invitations will be extended to the top 40 players on the previous year’s Player of the Year points list. After the deadline, players may be added off the points list to bring the field up to 36 players. Entries are subject to approval or rejection at any time by the NHGA. Entrants must have an up-to-date NHGA/USGA GHIN Handicap Index. Deadline for entries is May 20th and may only be made online (no mail in entries).
PLAYERS TO BE INVITED FOR 2012:
Dan Arvanitis, Chelso Barrett, Jack Benson, Mike Blair, Josh Chamberlain, Jim Cilley, Codi Daudelin, MacKenzie Denver, Kevin Doherty, Chris Durocher, Austin Eaton III, Dylan Evans, Nick Fairweather, Pat Gocklin, Jim Jankowski, Nick Kalil, Chris Kelloway, Josh Kibbe, Ryan Kohler, Bob Landry, DJ Lantz, Joe Leavitt, Jay Leonard, Nick MacDonald, Mike Mahan, Nick McLaughlin, Will McLaughlin, Bob Mielcarz, Jake Nutter, Brendan Ojala, Allen Pattee, James Pleat, Phil Pleat, Damon Salo, Jaron Slattery, Jamin Somero, Craig Steckowych, Tim Strout, Joe Toland, and Peter Williamson.
SCHEDULE: The Championship will be held at Baker Hill Golf Club on June 2-3, 2012.
FORMAT: Tournament is 36 holes stroke play, 18 holes each day. Any tie for first will be played off at sudden death stroke play on a hole or holes to be determined by the Committee immediately after regular play has finished. In the event that one of the two rounds is cancelled, the winner will be determined by the lowest score over 18 holes.
ENTRY PROCEDURES: Entrants shall apply online only. There is no entry fee. Entries received after the first 36 applicants or after May 20th, whichever comes first, will be held by the NHGA office in the event of withdrawals. Entries by telephone, telegraph, e-mail, mail, or fax will not be accepted.
RULES OF COMPETITION: Play will be governed by the 2012-2015 Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA, by the NHGA Rules of Play (Hard Card – available at the starting tee), and by any Rules Addendums handed out at the respective site. Questions will be settled by the tournament director in charge of the competition as assigned by the NHGA and the tournament director’s decision shall be final. Consuming alcoholic beverages during play of the stipulated round will result in disqualification. Possession of alcoholic beverages, or use of cell phones and/or pagers by player or caddy during play of the stipulated round, may result in disqualification. The use of Distance Measuring Devices is allowed, and shall include cell phones when used exclusively for this purpose. Possession of any device capable of providing any information other than course layouts and straight distance (i.e. elevation corrections, club selections, etc.) will result in disqualification. Competition shall be deemed to have closed when the results have been officially announced.
PLAYER’S ACTIONS: Any player whose actions during any NHGA tournament are deemed by the Committee to be detrimental to the NHGA, to the tournament, or to the Host Club will be subject to penalties as determined by the Committee, such possible penalties to include removal from the tournament, and suspension from future NHGA events for a period of time to be determined by the NHGA Board of Directors.
STARTING TIMES: The player shall start at the time laid down by the Committee. Rule 6-3 will be in effect with regards to starting times. Starting times will be posted on our web-site at www.nhgolf.com. Players are responsible for knowing their starting times and being present and ready to play at the time laid down by the Committee.
NO SHOW POLICY: Any player who no shows for prequalifying rounds or stroke play rounds without notifying the NHGA prior to their starting time or who walks off the course during play other than for injury or emergency reasons will be subject to the following penalty: THE NHGA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WITHHOLD THE ENTRY FORM FOR ANY OR ALL NHGA EVENTS FOR ONE YEAR FOLLOWING THE INFRACTION. Any player who qualifies for match play and who no shows for any scheduled match without notifying the NHGA prior to their starting time will be subject to the same penalty.
CADDIES AND CART TRANSPORTATION: Players may use caddies or cart transportation during play. Those players who wish to use carts are responsible for making their own arrangements with the host club. Golf carts are to be used by players and caddies only; any other person riding in the cart may be asked to leave the golf course at once. Spectator carts will be authorized for those persons with disabilities, provided some written proof of disability is provided.
DRESS CODE & GOLF SHOE POLICY: Proper dress code of host club for all stages of the competition will be observed. Host clubs’ policies may prohibit the use of certain golf shoe spikes. In such cases, it will be a condition of the competition that such spikes will not be permitted for use at such clubs. The penalty for breach of this condition will be disqualification. The NHGA assumes no liability to players for this condition of the competition. By submitting this entry form and subsequently playing in the competition, players agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NHGA and its respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, and losses, including without limitations reasonable attorney’s fees and costs and expenses of litigation, arising out of any negligent act or mission of the indemnifying party in connection with the tournament. Pictures of players may be displayed on the NHGA web-site; those players not wishing their picture to be used should notify the NHGA office at the time of application.
PRIZES: Champion: The winner will receive the championship trophy.
THE COMMITTEE: The Committee in charge of the tournament will consist of the officials of the New Hampshire Golf Association in attendance.