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  SOUTH OF SCOTLAND GOLFERS’ ASSOCIATION


RULES FOR COMPETITIONS


MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP


1. Conditions of Play

(a) All ties in the 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 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.

(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

  1. 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 holes in match 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.


  1.  Registration

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




 November 2012