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NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION


33rd ROBERT H. ELLIOTT MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP


SEPTEMBER 29 - October 1, 2016


LAKE SUNAPEE COUNTRY CLUB – NEW LONDON, NH


STROKE PLAY 54 HOLES


ENTRIES CLOSE SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 OR AFTER THE FIRST 108 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED


CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP


ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to male members in good standing of an NHGA member club. Applicants must be 25 years of age by September 29, 2016. An eligible non-resident can play in NHGA Championships if he is a member in good standing of an NHGA member club. 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 12.0. Entries close September 14th or when a field of 108 is reached.

SCHEDULE: Competition will be held at Lake Sunapee Country Club September 29 - October 1st, 2016. 

FORMAT: The tournament will consist of 54 holes stroke play with a cut to low 27 players and ties. The low 27 scores and ties from the first two days will play on Saturday, October 1st, times to be determined by scores, with lowest scores off last. Lowest scorer for the 54 holes will be the champion. Any ties for first will result in a hole-by-hole playoff at stroke play immediately after regulation play has finished, on a hole or holes to be determined by the Committee.

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 $125 shall be paid by every player. 

REFUND POLICY: Entry fee, less $10.00 service charge, will be refunded regardless of reason if the NHGA is notified by phone (603-219-0371) 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 2016-2020 Rules of Golf and current Decisions as approved by the USGA, by the NHGA Rules of Play (Hard Card – available at the starting tee), and by any Rules Addendum's 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. The consumption of alcoholic beverages during a stipulated round is prohibited. 

PACE OF PLAY: In addition to any Pace of Play guidelines set forth by the Committee, the following provision will be in force at this event: The Committee reserves the right, at any time, to time a group when the Committee deems it necessary. Further, if a player is determined by the Committee to be unreasonably slow, he may be timed individually at the Committee’s discretion, regardless of whether his group is out of position. Players should also be aware that the Committee may assess a “bad time” to a player in a group that is out of position if the player makes no effort to help his group to get back into position. Examples of this would be a player who unduly delays play between strokes or holes. Penalty: 1st Bad Time=Warning; 2nd Bad Time=1 stroke penalty; 3rd Bad Time=2 stoke penalty/loss of hole; 4th Bad Time=Disqualification. 

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.

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. Spectator carts will not be allowed (exceptions may be made for handicapped spectators).

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. 

LEGAL WAIVER: 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 Championship trophy and bowl will be presented to the winner, along with merchandise credit. Merchandise credit will be given to the top finishers, based on a full field; distribution of prizes to be determined by the Committee.

THE COMMITTEE: The NHGA Tournament Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions and schedules herein for this event/championship due to weather or other conditions warranting such action. The decision of the Tournament Committee in any matter shall be final. The Committee in charge of the tournament will consist of the officials of the New Hampshire Golf Association in attendance.