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SOUTH OF SCOTLAND GOLFERS’ ASSOCIATION


RULES FOR COMPETITIONS

  

GILLESPIE LEISURE CLASSIC


1 Conditions of Play

 (a) The Gillespie Leisure Classic is a Four Ball Better Ball handicap stableford   competition and shall be played over one round of 18 holes at Brighouse Bay Golf Course,  in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and in accordance with the current local rules.

(b) The winners of the competition shall be the players who return a score with the

        highest stableford points. If 18 holes are not completed by all the competitors the competition shall be abandoned and the Executive of the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association shall attempt to find another date. The trophy, which shall be presented at the close of play, shall be held by the winners for one year and it is their responsibility to ensure that the trophy is returned to the Secretary, South of Scotland Golfers’ Association at least 4 weeks prior to the following year’s competition. They shall also each receive a monetary voucher, as will all other prize-winners, issued by the Scottish Golf Limited and these vouchers must be used within the stipulated time and in accordance with the current conditions.

(c) In the event of a tie, matching score cards will take place to determine the winner as

follows:-

Best score for last nine holes

Best score for last six holes

Best score for last three holes

Best score at last hole.   

Best score at last two holes

Best score at last four holes

Best score at last five holes

Best score at last seven holes

Best score at last eight holes

  (d) The competition shall be under the charge of a Member of the Executive of the South of Scotland Golfers’ Association to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final. In certain circumstances, the Executive reserves the right to appoint authorised persons to act on their behalf to carry out specific duties.

(e) During the stipulated rounds, a competitor may not use a ride on golf buggy unless

specifically authorised by the Executive.

(f) Restriction on Who May Serve as Caddie (Note to Rule 6-4). A player is prohibited

from having a professional golfer, another player in the competition or person deemed to be

unsuitable by the Executive serve as his caddie during the stipulated round.

   Penalty for Breach of Condition: Two strokes for each hole at which any breach

occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes.

(g)       Pace of Play (Note to Rule 6-7). The Executive has established a pace of play of 4  hours to help prevent slow play. Notwithstanding, it is a group’s responsibility to keep up  with the group in front and not in front of the group  behind. In the absence of extenuating  circumstances the Penalty for Breach of Condition shall be:-

1st Offence: One stroke to all players in group

    2nd Offence: Two strokes to all players in group

    Subsequent Offences: Disqualification

(h)  Suspension of Play Due to a Dangerous Situation (Note to Rule 6-8b)

  When play is suspended by the Executive, or by a person authorised to act on behalf  of the Executive, for a dangerous situation, if the players in the match or group are  between the play of two holes, they must not resume play until the Executive has    ordered a resumption of play. If they are in the process of playing a hole, they must   discontinue play immediately and not resume play until the Executive has ordered a resumption of play.

All players on the course are requested to ensure that all other competitors are aware

of the suspension of play.

  The signal for suspending play due to a dangerous situation and the resumption of play will be notified to all competitors on the day of the competition.

  Penalty for Breach of Condition: Disqualification

(j) The use of electronic measuring devices is permitted provided that they are only capable of measuring distance and no other variables.


2. Qualification

 (a) To be eligible to enter, a player must be, a Member of a Golf Club affiliated to a National Union and of Amateur Status as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club.

(b) All players must be in possession of a handicap under the current CONGU SSS &

Handicapping Scheme or the handicapping scheme adopted in the country from which the

entrant has entered.

 Reserves may be able to compete subject to subsequent withdrawals. Only cash entry

fees will be returned to entrants who fail to gain entry and do not compete. Cheques in this

category will be destroyed.

(c) All entries are subject to the approval of the Executive of the South of Scotland   Golfers’ Association who retain the right to refuse or accept any entry and shall not   be called upon to give any reason for their action.

(d) The draw sheet will be posted on the Association’s web site www.sosga.uk

one week prior to the event and be published in the local press during the week preceding the event.

(e) Entries shall close one day before the event.


  1.              Registration

(a) Competitors are requested to register at the Starter’s office at least 15 minutes prior to their tee off time.