We have laid down the below rules and guidelines to provide clarity and ensure maximum enjoyment for all entrants.
We expect matches to be played in the true spirit of the game and for competitors to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times.
Rules of the Competition
- The championship will be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as laid down by The R&A.
- We strongly recommend that competitors carry an up-to-date Rules of Golf book so that any queries during play can be resolved immediately and without delay.
- The championship is a non qualifying 54 hole Stableford event, played over 3 days on 3 courses.
- The entry fee is £235 per person.
- Entries close at 5pm on Monday 17th April 2017 or until the first 125 spaces are allocated.
- No refunds will be issued after the closure of entries. Should you need to withdraw from the competition prior to entry closing date the following refunds can be requested *upto 4 months prior to competition – Full Refund **2 months to 4 months prior to competition – 50% refund *** entry closing date to 2 months prior to competition 25% refund
- Entry is open to gentlemen and lady golfers, aged 16 or over on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.
- Entrants must hold an ‘active’ CONGU handicap at the time of the closing date and this must remain active during the championship.
- No changes can be made to the names of the entrants after the closing date (i.e.: due to injury/illness/work commitments/holidays/availability). Any changes required must be made to the Tournament Organiser before the closing date.
- Entry payment should be made online.
- All queries should be sent by email to the Tournament Organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org
- All decisions concerning the championship rest with the Tournament Organiser and his decision in all matters is final.
- The Tournament Organiser reserves the right to change the prize fund.
Handicaps & strokes
- The maximum handicap limit is 18; however, players with handicaps 19-28 may enter but must play off 18 (before any strokes are calculated).
- Strokes should be taken against the Stroke Index as displayed on the host golf club’s scorecard.
- Current handicap certificates should be taken to registration on the first day, and be used for all three rounds.
- It is the player’s responsibility to provide an accurate record of their handicap.
Playing the Competition
- Start times for rounds 1 and 2 will be allocated one week prior.
- Round 3 start times will be allocated in ascending order of the leader board, with the leader playing last.
- Players will receive notification of the draw by email from the Tournament Organiser. The draw will also be published on the official championship website.
- Players are responsible for familiarising themselves with the local rules of the host golf course.
- Players are required to register a minimum of 45 minutes prior to their tee time.
- The Tournament Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any players who fail to adhere to the rules of the competition.
- The competition tees (normally white for gentlemen, red for ladies) will be used for each day of play.
- If the scores are tied countback will be used to determine placings.
- Failure to make your start time for each round will result in no stableford points being awarded for that days play.
- If a dispute arises and an agreement cannot be reached between players the Tournament Organiser should be advised following the completion of the round and his decision will be final. If players fail to comply with the rules of the championship they will face disqualification.
- Distance Measuring Devices (DMD’s) are allowed for competitors use. However, please note devices that also measure slope/gradient, temperature, wind-speed etc are not permitted regardless of whether such an additional function is used. Please see the Rules of Golf 14-3 for further information on this subject.
- Caddies are permitted unless they are a qualified PGA or LPGA professional.
Open to men and woman
54 hole individual Stableford competition
54 hole pairs Betterball competition
3 rounds over 3 days on 3 of Yorkshires best golf courses:
2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2017
Final round played at Moortown Golf Club, home of the 1929 Ryder Cup venue
Open to male and female golfers aged 16+ with an active CONGU handicap
£235 individual entry
£470 pairs entry