NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION
13th STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
July 31, August 1–2, 2012
GREEN MEADOW GOLF COURSE (JUNGLE)
ENTRIES CLOSE JULY 23, 2012
AFTER THE FIRST 132 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED
• Replacements will be taken at tournament site. See application for details.
• Note No Show Policy in application.
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
STROKE PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP
ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to male members in good standing of member NHGA clubs who are legal residents of New Hampshire. An eligible non-resident can play in NHGA championships if he has been a member in good standing of an NHGA member club for the last three complete golf seasons and has played a minimum of 25 rounds of golf at this club in each of the three seasons. A letter signed by the president of the member club must accompany his first entry, stating that the player complies with NHGA eligibility requirements. 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 not exceeding 9.0. Entries close on July 23rd or when a field of 132 is reached.
SCHEDULE: Competition will be held at Green Meadow Golf Club (Jungle) July 31, August 1-2, 2012.
FORMAT: Tournament is 72 holes stroke play, 18 holes for each of the first two days; field will be cut to low 40 plus ties and anyone within 10 shots of the lead after 36 holes. Groups will be re-paired after first two rounds. 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 first two rounds is cancelled, the cut for the third round will be based on the low 40 scores and ties from the round that was completed.
ENTRY PROCEDURES: Entrants shall apply online or by printing out an entry form and mailing it to the NHGA office with the entry fee. Entry fee of $110 shall be paid by every player. Entry forms received after the first 132 players or after July 23rd will be held by the NHGA office in the event of withdrawals. The late entry forms will be entered into the field on a first-come first-served basis or you may have your entry returned. Replacements will be taken at the tournament site based on the order that the late entries were received. In order to maintain their waiting list position, replacement players must be at the tournament site prior to the first starting time, otherwise they will go to the end of the waiting list. Entries by telephone, telegraph, e-mail, or fax will not be accepted.
REFUND POLICY: Entry fee, less $10.00 service charge, will be refunded regardless of reason if the NHGA is notified by phone (603-569-3471) or email prior to close of entries. After the close of entries, fees will only be refunded if a replacement is available. In the event of injury or illness after the close of entries, refund will require written confirmation and will still be subject to a $10.00 service charge. No refunds will be made after the tournament date for any reason.
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 stroke play 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. Anyone who wishes to withdraw during the championship MUST notify the Committee. IF A PLAYER NO SHOWS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE ON FOLLOWING DAYS, HE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE PENALTY DESCRIBED PREVIOUSLY.
SCORE POLICY: Any player who shoots a score of 18 strokes or higher than the course rating may be denied entry into the tournament the following year.
CADDIES & CART TRANSPORTATION: Players may use caddies and/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. Only two carts per group. 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: A trophy will be presented to the champion; merchandise prizes will be given to the top finishers, as determined by the Committee.
THE COMMITTEE: The Committee in charge of the tournament will consist of the officials of the New Hampshire Golf Association in attendance.