NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION
1st SENIOR/MID-AM FOUR BALL CHAMPIONSHIP (Teams are 2 Senior Players or 2 Mid-Amateur Players)
OCTOBER 15 & 16, 2016
STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB
36 HOLE TOURNAMENT*
CART FEES INCLUDED IN ENTRY
ENTRIES CLOSE October 8th, 2016
AFTER THE FIRST FIFTY TEAM APPLICATIONS IN EACH DIVISION ARE RECEIVED
- Replacements will be taken at tournament site. See application for details.
- Note No Show Policy in application
* See format inside application
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
SENIOR/ MID-AM FOUR BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to male amateurs who are members 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 or play scratch. Entries close in each division on October 8th or when a field of 25 teams in each division have entered. After the close of entries, teams from either division will be added according to their date of entry, to bring the field up to 50 total teams.
DIVISIONS: The Championship will have two divisions: Senior and Mid-Amateur. Players in Mid-Amateur division must be age 25 or older on the first day of the Championship. Senior Players must be age 55 or older on the first day of the Championship. Players who are eligible for Senior may play in Mid-Am if they wish.
SCHEDULE: Competition will be held on October 15th and 16th at Stonebridge Country Club.
FORMAT: Tournament is 36 holes stroke play, 2-ball best ball, gross and net winners. Gross and net champions will be the teams with the lowest 36-hole gross and net scores respectively. NOTE: The Net division will be played at 90% handicap, with a maximum of 25 strokes given to any player. Any ties for low score in the gross division will result in a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following the completion of regulation play on a hole or holes to be determined by the Committee and will be two-ball best ball format, low gross score to be the champion. Any ties for low score in the net division will be broken by a match of cards using the USGA method found in the Rules of Golf, Appendix I, Section 11. All other ties in either division will be split. Starting times will be arranged in groups of four paired by the NHGA. Field will be re-paired on second day according to scores, high gross scores to low gross scores and then high net scores to low net scores.
ENTRY PROCEDURES: Entrants shall apply online or by printing out an entry form and mailing it to the NHGA office with the entry fee. Every team shall pay entry fee of $200 (includes cart fees). Entry forms must be mailed to the NHGA office with the entry fee. When signing up, you may list both players on entry form or only one; if only one name is entered at the time of signup, the NHGA office must be notified before the closing date of entries of who the second player is. Entry forms received after the first 50 teams or after May 28th, whichever comes first, 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 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 site prior to the first starting time; otherwise they will go to the end of the list. Players will be notified of their replacement status prior to the tournament. No other replacements will be accepted 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.
RULES OF COMPETITION: Play will be governed by the 2016 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.
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.
PRIZES: Championship bowls will be presented to teams with the lowest gross score. Gross and net prizes will also be awarded and distributed between the two host clubs, as determined by the NHGA 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.