Golf  >  Competition Conditions

The Standard Conditions of Play apply to all amateur golf competitions run by Glenmore Heritage Valley. Any additional conditions of play, specific to an event, will be placed on the local rules board for the day of competition.

Specific conditions for the Glenmore Cup can be found at the bottom of this page.

Click here to view the Eligibility Criteria for Glenmore's Major Events.


Definitions:


Match Committee means the match committee of Glenmore Heritage Valley, the body responsible for the running of all amateur competition golf at Glenmore.

Rules of Golf means the Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status (2016-2019) published and approved by the
R&A Rules Limited and The United States Golf Association (Effective 1 January 2016).

Recognised Golf means a golf club affiliated with Golf Australia

Starter means the person designated by the match committee to start each group in the competition and to collect entry fee.

PART A – ADMINISTRATION AND ENTRY CONDITIONS

  • Committee
    • The Committee reserves the right to make all arrangements, to fix and/or alter starting times, to change handicap limits, alter the number of Divisions in any event, or in the case of insufficient entries, cancel any event.
    • The members of the Committee present may exercise all functions of the Committee in relation to the event and shall constitute the Committee within the meaning of the Rules of Golf for the purpose of the conduct of the event.
    • Protests must be made in writing and submitted to the Committee within fifteen (15) minutes of the conclusion of the day’s play.
  • Eligibility
    • A player must be an Amateur golfer and have a current Golf Australia handicap.
    • Eligibility is determined by the player’s handicap at the time of entry.
    • To be eligible to win nett prizes of major events, players must have played a minimum of 5 round in the 12 months leading into the event which have counted towards their handicap, these cannot include rounds used to obtain a handicap.
  • Entries
    • Players are able to enter a competition by contacting the proshop to book or by making their own booking through the online member services (only available to members of Glenmore Heritage Valley)
    • Handicaps for multiple round events (ie club championships) will be as at the date of play for each round. Grading for multiple round events will be based on the player’s handicap as of the first round.
    • Players are required to report to the starter a minimum of 15 minutes before their tee time
  • Draw
    • The match committee reserves the right to alter starting times
    • The starter may, at their discretion, alter the configuration of the groups if required.
  • Cancellations
    • Players who are unable to compete for any reason should cancel out of the timesheet / competition as soon as they are aware they will not be competing to allow other players an opportunity to play. Cancellations should be done by contacting the proshop.
    • Players who fail to show up for their tee time without cancelling may be required to pay the normal entry fee for that day of competition.

PART B – COMPETITION CONDITIONS

  • Pace of Play.
    • Players are required to maintain their place in the field at all times. Your place in the field is directly behind the group in front NOT directly in front of the group behind.
  • Visiting Members.
    • Visiting members must book through the Pro shop at least one day before play and must provide their Golf Link number (Competition bookings will not be accepted without a valid Golf Link number).
    • Visiting members must have played at least 5 of their last 20 Golf Link rounds (25%) at their home club in order to be eligible to play in our competitions.
  • Mobile Phones.
    • The use of a mobile phone or portable phone by a competitor or his caddie, whilst on the golf course during an event is distracting and inconsiderate. If the competitor or caddie is in the possession of a mobile or portable phone it should be turned off. If the phone rings this is deemed to be in use and the match committee may take disciplinary action against the offending player in accordance with the concluding paragraph of section 1, Etiquette of the Rules of Golf. If a mobile phone has a distance measuring device facility it may be used in line with Condition 5, provided the device does not have the facility to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, direction etc). However the 'phone communication' facility of the mobile phone should be turned off. In match play, the opponent should be informed if the player plans to use this facility.
  • Suspension of play due to a dangerous situation.
    • The specimen condition on page 158 of the Rules of Golf is in effect.  All practice areas are closed during suspension due to a dangerous situation until the Match Committee has declared them open.
      The following signals will be used: Discontinue Play Immediately:
      • One prolonged note of siren. Discontinue Play:                     
      • Three consecutive note of siren, repeated. Resume Play:                                                
      • Two short notes of siren, repeated.
  • Distance Measuring Devices.
    • A player may obtain distance information using a device that measures distance only. If during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is able to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, direction etc), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.
  • Returning Scorecards.
    • Immediately upon leaving the final hole, all players are required to ensure their scorecard is completed and returned to the Match Committee without delay. Any scorecards not returned when the competition is closed (see Condition 6) will be entered as No Score Approved.
    • A player’s score is deemed to be officially returned to the Match Committee when the player has left the designated recording area.
  • Closing Competitions.
    • The competition is closed immediately after the last competition group has left the course and their scorecards have been received, recorded and approved by the Match Committee.

GLENMORE CUP – COMPETITION CONDITIONS

  • The Glenmore Cup is open to male amateur golfers having a current Golf Australia handicap with an affiliated golf club.
  • All entries MUST have a valid current Golflink#.
  • The G.A. handicap limit for visitors is 4.4. In the event that the number of entries exceeds the number of available tee times, a ballot will be conducted based on the handicaps of the players entered and at the discretion of the match committee.
  • The Rules of Golf and local rules apply for the duration of the Glenmore Cup.
  • The Glenmore Match Committee has sole control of the Glenmore Cup and reserves the right to vary the conditions should they deem it advisable.
  • Protests: Protests must be made in writing and submitted to the Match Committee within fifteen (15) minutes of the conclusion of the day's play.
  • Any disputes or protests will be decided by the Match Committee of Glenmore and their decision shall be final (Rule 34.3)
  • All players must report to the starter at least 15 minutes prior to their allocated tee time.
  • All scorecards must be completed and submitted to the Match Committee representative inside the clubhouse immediately upon leaving the course. No card will be accepted after the results are recorded. No cards will be accepted after 15 minutes of the final group completing the 18th hole.
  • Only one trophy may be won per person.
  • All ties will be decided by count back, except for the Glenmore Cup. In the event of a tie for the Glenmore Cup a three hole playoff will be held starting on the 1st hole, followed by the 2nd and then the 9th. If scores are still tied at this point, a sudden death playoff will take place using the 1st, 2nd and 9th holes until a decision is reached.
  • Mobile Phones: the use of a mobile phone or portable phone by a competitor or his caddie, whilst on the golf course during an event is distracting and inconsiderate.  If the competitor or his caddie is in the possession of a mobile or portable phone it should be turned off.  If the phone rings this is deemed to be in use and the committee may take disciplinary action against the offending player in accordance with the concluding paragraph of section 1 Etiquette of the Rules of Golf. Players or caddies, who have a medical or serious reason to have their mobile phone switched on, must inform the starter. Should the starter agree this reason is substantial, the player or caddie may have the phone switched on in silent mode.
  • Entries must be on the official entry form (a photocopy of the entry form will also be accepted). Entries close, 5pm, 8 days prior to the scheduled date of the event. Entrants will be notified of their tee time via text message where mobile# has been provided

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