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55th Parent-Child Championship


AUGUST 2, 2016



Derryfield Country Club
Manchester, NH

Stoke Play*

Entries close July 26, 2016
after the first 50 team applications are received

  • Cart fee and lunch are included in entry fee



ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to male and female members in good standing of member NHGA Clubs or who are legal residents of New Hampshire. Entries are subject to approval or rejection at any time by the NHGA. All entrants must have an up-to-date NHGA/USGA GHIN Handicap Index or play scratch. Senior division: 18 and over as of August 2nd. Intermediate Division: 13-17 as of August 2nd. Junior Division 10-12 as of August 2nd. Each parent may play with one child only. Only one team member need be a New Hampshire GHIN card holder. Entries close July 26th or when a field of 50 total teams has entered.

SCHEDULE: Competition will be held at Derryfield Country Club on August 2nd. Tournament is 18 holes stroke play for all divisions. 

FORMAT: Both players hit tee shots, alternate for second shot, then select one ball and alternate until holed (children in the Junior Division will play a forward set of tees). Penalty shots do not affect order of play. Ties for 1st Gross in any division will  be broken by a match of cards using the USGA method found in the Rules of Golf, Appendix I, Section 10. All other ties will be split.

ENTRY PROCEDURES: Entrants shall apply online . Entry fee of $125 (includes cart fee and lunch) shall be paid by every team. Entries received after the first 50 teams or after July 28th will be held by the NHGA office in the event of withdrawals. The late entries 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. No other replacements will be taken at tournament 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.

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 or cart transportation during play. 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. Cart fee has been included in entry fee.

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 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: Championship bowls will be presented to the team with the lowest gross score for each division. Each division will also have other gross and net prizes awarded.

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.