NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION
39th STATE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
AUGUST 28 & 29, 2012
COUNTRY CLUB of NEW HAMPSHIRE
NORTH SUTTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 21, 2012
AFTER FIRST 72 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED
* Replacements will be taken at tournament site. See application for details.
* Note No Show Policy in application.
*Cart fee for both days included in entry fee
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to male members of member NHGA Clubs who are legal residents of New Hampshire. Applicants must be 55 years of age by August 28, 2012. 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 of 12.0 or less. Entries close August 21st or when a field of 72 is reached.
SCHEDULE: Competition will be held at Country Club of New Hampshire August 28 & 29, 2012.
FORMAT: Tournament is 36 holes stroke play, gross, in four age divisions: 55-62, 63-69, 70-74, 75 and up. All divisions will play from same tees. Any tie for overall first will be played off at sudden death stroke play on a hole or holes to be determined by the Committee, after regular play has finished. All other ties will be split. LODGING AND FOOD ARE AVAILABLE; players must make their own arrangements.
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 is $110 (includes cart fee both days; see below) and shall be paid by every player. Entry forms received after the first 72 players or after August 21st 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. Replacements will be taken at 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 first starting time, otherwise they will be placed at the end of the waiting list. Players will be notified of their replacement status prior to the tournament. No other replacements will be taken at the site. 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 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.
CADDIES & CART TRANSPORTATION: Players MAY use cart transportation during play. Cart fee for both days has been included in the entry fee and is applicable whether the player takes a cart or not. Golf Carts are to be used by the player and his caddy only; any other person riding in the cart may be asked to leave the golf course at once.
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: Low gross score overall will receive the championship bowl and merchandise credit in the pro shop. Gross division prizes will be given in each age bracket in the form of merchandise credit in the pro shop.
THE COMMITTEE: The Committee in charge of the tournament will consist of the officials of the New Hampshire Golf Association in attendance.