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NEWHAMPSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION

ADAPTIVECOMMUNICATIONS JUNIOR TOUR


ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open tomale and female members in good standing of member NHGA Clubs who are legal Residents of New Hampshire. Applicants must not have reached their 18th birthday by June 30, 2016. Entrants must have an up-to-date NHGA/USGA GHIN Handicap Index. Entries close a week before the tournament start date or when the max capacity for the event has been reached (72 for Eagle, 27 for Birdie). 

SCHEDULE: The 2016 schedule can be found HERE and is subject to change. 

FORMAT: Play will be nine-holes for birdie and eighteen for eagle. Lunch will be provided for all participants following their round.  

REFUND POLICY: Entry fee 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 the 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 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. Possessing alcoholic beverages or tobacco products at any time during the Championship will result in disqualification. Use of cellphones and/or pagers by player or caddy during play of the stipulated round may result in disqualification. The use of Distance Measuring Devices is prohibited. 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 anytime, 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 stroke play 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 penalty. 

CADDIES & CART TRANSPORTATION: Players may not use caddies during play. No use of motorized carts is allowed, except as authorized by the NHGA Tournament Committee.

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: Top players in each division with receive merchandise and/or a trophy. 

THE COMMITTEE: The Committee in charge of the tournament will consist of the officials and staff of the New Hampshire Golf Association in attendance.