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RULES FOR COMPETITIONS


JUNIOR MATCHPLAY COMPETITION


1 Conditions of Play

 (a) All ties in the Junior Matchplay Competition shall be played over one round of 18  holes 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 of the host Club.  

 (b) The winner of the competition shall be the player who is undefeated. The trophy   shall be presented at the completion of play and held by the winner. It is his 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. He shall also 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) A match which ends all square after 18 holes shall be decided by a hole by hole   play-off, starting at the first hole until one player wins a hole.

 d) All ties in Matchplay Competition shall be determined by the General Numerical   Draw system and must be played on the date and at the time determined by the Executive

 (e) 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.  

 (f) During the stipulated rounds, a competitor may not use a ride on golf buggy unless  specifically authorised by the Executive.

 (g) Restriction on Who May Serve as Caddie (Note to Rule 6-4). A player is prohibited  from having a caddy.  

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

 occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes

 (h)       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 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  

 (i) 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) Time of Starting (Note to Rule 6-3a). If the player arrives at his starting point, ready  to play, within five minutes of his starting time, in the absence of circumstances that  warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 33-7, the failure to start on time is two strokes in stroke play. Penalty for lateness beyond five minutes is disqualification.

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

2  Registration

 (a) Competitors are requested to register at the Starters Office at least 15 minutes prior  to their tee off time.



 November 2012