NEW HAMPSHIRE GOLF ASSOCIATION
SPRING FOUR BALL
MAY 15, 2016
AMHERST COUNTRY CLUB
CARTS ARE INCLUDED IN ENTRY FEE
8:00 AM SHOTGUN START
18 HOLE TOURNAMENT*
ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 10, 2016
AFTER THE FIRST FORTY TEAM APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
SPRING FOUR BALL
ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to male amateurs who are members in good standing of member NHGA Clubs who are legal residents of New Hampshire. An eligible non-resident can play in NHGA Championships if he has been a member in good standing of an NHGA member club for the last three complete golf seasons and has played a minimum of 25 rounds of golf at this club in each of the three seasons. A letter signed by the President of the member club must accompany his first entry, stating that the player complies with NHGA eligibility requirements. 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 at scratch. Entries close MAY 10th or when a field of 40 teams has entered.
SCHEDULE: Competition will be held on May 15, 2016 at Amherst Country Club.
FORMAT: Gross and net winners will be the teams with the lowest 18-hole gross and net scores respectively. Any ties for low score in the either 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 in either division will be split.
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 $120. 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.
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.
STARTING TIMES: The event will be an 8:00AM shotgun start.
CADDIES & CART TRANSPORTATION: Carts are included in the entry fee. 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.
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.
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: Gross and net prizes will be awarded and distributed 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.