NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION
1st Senior Match Play Championship
Senior Players Age 55 and Up as of August 29th, 2016
August 29th - 31st
Country Club of New Hampshire
SUTTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
STROKE PLAY to MATCH PLAY
CARTS ARE INCLUDED FOR ALL DAYS
ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 25, 2016
AFTER FIRST 72 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED
ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to male members of member NHGA Clubs who are legal residents of New Hampshire. Applicants for the Senior Match Play must be at least 55 years of age by August 29, 2016. 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. Entries close August 18th or when a field of 80 is reached.
SCHEDULE: Competition will be held at Country Club of Hampshire on August 29th - 31st.
FORMAT: Tournament is 18 holes stroke play after which the competition will transition to match play. The top 16 players will make the Championship Flight, with four flights of eight players each after the Championship flight. Two matches will be played Tuesday with the Championship flight concluding Wednesday afternoon.
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 $125 (includes all cart fees) and shall be paid by every player. Entry forms received after the first 72 players or after August 24th 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 (603-219-0371) 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.
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.
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.nhgolfassociation.org. Players are responsible for knowing their starting times and being present and ready to play at the time laid down by the Committee.
CADDIES & CART TRANSPORTATION: Players MAY use cart transportation during play. Carts are included for all players during all rounds of play. 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.
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 winner of the Championship Flight will be named the Champion and will receive a Championship Bowl and credit. Winners of all flights will receive credit.
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.