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June 4th & 5th, 2016



Note: Invitation Only



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 38 players on the previous year’s Player of the Year points list, plus the Baker Hill Golf Club Champion*, and the first 36 entries will constitute a full field. After the deadline, if a field of 36 is not reached, 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 26th and may only be made online (no mail-in entries). 


SCHEDULE: The Championship will be held at Baker Hill Golf Club on June 4th and 5th, 2016. 

FORMAT: Tournament is 36 holes stroke play, 18 holes each day. Any ties for first place 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. 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 26th, 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 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 NHGA Web Site), 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. 

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: Note: 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.

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. 

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 will receive the championship trophy.

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.