Comp Rules - Bellingen R.S.L. Country Club Limited

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Comp Rules

Comp Rules...

General

All competitions are under the control of the Golf Committee, which reserves the right to change any date, cancel or vary any competition.

On  days when competitions are arranged by the Golf Committee, all MEMBERS and VISITORS not taking part in the competition MUST pay green fees and give way to all competition players when on the course.

The Bellingen Golf Club uses a Tier 3 Golf  Link system provider.

All Handicap Golf Members (AGU and WGU) must have a current Golf Link handicap number. New members must apply for a number through the Clubs Handicapper or provide a current number.

All members must nominate their  home club for handicap purposes.

All results of competitions are down loaded to Golf Link. Handicaps are calculated accordingly.

No player will receive an increase in handicap unless they play regularly.

In order to assist  the handicapper. All cards should be returned by each member for rounds played, particularly at other clubs.

In most cases, a members handicap may be reduced on nine hole cards and four balls.

Members are requested to exercise due  care in compiling score cards and thus make the assessors task less onerous.

Practice before Competition

Members may not practice on the course proper prior to a competition. (Practice areas are available).

Competitions

For the purpose of this Club, the Match Committee has defined that there must be a minimum of 15 players before a normal competition can take place.


When there are fewer than 15 competitors, such an event shall revert to a chicken or ball competition, when the value of the prizes distributed shall not exceed the total of the nomination fees.


A runner-up trophy will apply if the field exceeds  40 in a single event. In a four-ball event runner-up trophy will apply where the field exceeds 25 pairs.

Rules

All members should be sufficiently advanced in the knowledge of the Rules of Golf to be competent to perform the duty of the marker for a fellow competitor.


Hole in One, Eagles Nest and Jackpot apply to Members only

Dress Code

Dress for Men and Ladies must be of clean, neat and tidy appearance at all times and when playing golf appropriate golfing attire must be worn.

Footwear: Shoes and long or sports socks with dress shorts.


Shirts - Collared shirt must be worn for all competitions.

Ladies - Skirts & tops (with collar), slacks, tailored shorts (medium length).

COMPETITION NOTES

Individual, Stroke, Par and Stableford will be played off full handicap.

Foursomes will be played off half the combined handicap.

4 Ball Match Play

Reduce lowest marker to scratch. Reduce other three players by the same number of strokes.
Strokes to be taken in accordance with match play index.

Mixed 4BBB

Stroke - Members and Associates - Full handicap.

Members and Associates - Full handicap.

All individual stroke rounds are Vardon events.  The round begins in November and concludes in October. Event will be played as an individual net. At least 10 rounds must be played to qualify. Open to members only.

Club championships - Men

Are determined over four rounds of stroke play. Players are divided into three grades according to current handicap at the commencement of the first round  as follows:

0-12 A Grade; 13-19 B Grade; 20-32 C Grade.

In each grade, ties for best 72 hole gross score shall be determined by a sudden death play off over the sixteenth, eighth and eighteenth holes.

All other ties shall  be determined by a comparison of cards as follows: best last nine holes; best last six holes; best last three holes; then hole by hole counting back from the last hole to the first until a result is achieved.

Where net scores are being compared,  players will be granted handicap strokes in the same proportion to their full handicap as the number of holes being considered bears to 18, regardless of whether this yields a whole number, except that where the comparison becomes hole by hole, handicap  strokes shall be applied according to the stroke index.

Where weather or other circumstances render the course unplayable, the Committee may reduce the number of rounds or reschedule one or more rounds.

Mens Foursomes Championship

Is decided over two rounds of foursomes stroke play, the first round being eighteen holes and the second being nine holes. Both rounds are played on the  same day.

Ties for best 27 hole gross score shall be determined by a sudden death play off over the sixteenth, eighth and eighteenth holes.

All other ties shall be determined by a comparison of cards as follows: best last nine holes;  best last six holes; best last three holes; then hole by hole counting back from the last hole to the first until a result is achieved.

Where net scores are being compared, players will be granted handicap strokes in the same proportion to their  full handicap as the number of holes being considered bears to 18, regardless of whether this yields a whole number, except that where the comparison becomes hole by hole, handicap strokes shall be applied according to the stroke index.

Mixed foursomes championship

Is decided over two rounds of foursomes stroke play, the first round being eighteen holes and the second being nine holes. Both rounds are played on the  same day, with men to tee off on the first hole.

Ties for best 27 hole gross score shall be determined by a sudden death play off over the sixteenth, eighth and eighteenth holes.

All other ties shall be determined by a comparison of  cards as follows: best last nine holes; best last six holes; best last three holes; then hole by hole counting back from the last hole to the first until a result is achieved.

Where net scores are being compared, players will be granted handicap  strokes in the same proportion to their full handicap as the number of holes being considered bears to 18, regardless of whether this yields a whole number, except that where the comparison becomes hole by hole, handicap strokes shall be applied according  to the stroke index.

Except as otherwise provided, ties in all competition rounds shall be determined by a comparison of cards as follows: best last nine holes; best last six holes; best last three holes; then hole by hole counting back from  the last hole to the first until a result is achieved.

Where net scores are being compared, players will be granted handicap strokes in the same proportion to their full handicap as the number of holes being considered bears to 18, regardless  of whether this yields a whole number, except that where the comparison becomes hole by hole, handicap strokes shall be applied according to the stroke index.

Ambrose Competitions

Handicap to be applied shall be - Two person - one quarter of combined total; Three person - one sixth of combined total; Four person - one eighth of  combined total.

Through the green the selected ball shall be marked and may be lifted. Each player shall place a ball within one club length of the place where the selected ball lay but not nearer the hole, and play.

If the selected  ball lay in the rough, all players shall play from the rough.

Order of play should be from highest marker to lowest marker, however the order may be changed to save time, such as when a higher marker is retrieving a ball from some distance away,  and a lower marker is ready to play.

In a hazard, the selected ball shall be played as it lies, and other players shall drop as nearly as possible to the point where the selected ball lay but not nearer the hole and play. A bunker may not be  smoothed between strokes.

On the putting green the selected ball shall be marked and may be lifted. Each player shall place a ball within one card length of the place where the selected ball lay but not nearer the hole, and play.

Local Rule:

Gardens: Formed garden beds may be treated as G.U.R.

Matchplay Conditions

Any member nominating to play in any matchplay competition, including Club Championships must be prepared to fulfill his commitments for the duration  of the competition. A member failing to play, as set down in the conditions of play, will be automatically ineligible to participate in any matchplay for a period of twelve months.

Protest

Any competitor desiring to enter a protest in connection with a match or competition shall do so in writing, addressed to the Captain and shall deposit  same in the box with the cards of play. The Captain, upon receipt of such protest, will convene at the earliest possible opportunity, a meeting of the Match Committee, which shall consider such protest and whose decision will be final. Protests must be  entered immediately on completion of the match or competition.


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