Conditions of Competition & Local Rules

The following Conditions of Competition and Local Rules shall apply, together with any additions or amendments as published on the official competition Entry Form, the F.C.L.G.A. website, and/or at the event, to all F.C.L.G.A. events under Rule 33-1 unless otherwise indicated. All references are to the current edition of the Rules of Golf as published by R&A Rules Limited.
 
ELIGIBILITY
1.       Unless otherwise indicated, competitions are open only to amateur members of F.C.L.G.A. holding a CONGU Competition Handicap.


ENTRIES
1.       Entry Application Forms and Closing Dates for Entries are helpful for administration purposes.    Competition Entries should be submitted using the official Form available on the F.C.L.G.A. website prior to any closing date specified in the Form AND must be accompanied by payment. (Cheques should be made payable to ‘F.C.L.G.A.”)
2.      Entries submitted after the closing date may be accepted subject to the availability of suitable starting times.
3.      If an event is oversubscribed, the competition places, and those on any “waiting list “ operated, will be determined by the earliest date of paid entries received. Should a resolution not be possible under this procedure, places will be decided by ballot.
4.      Entry fees will be refunded ONLY where notice of withdrawal is received prior to publication of the Draw.
5.      The Committee reserves the right to arrange and/or alter starting times.
6.      The Committee reserves the right to alter the rules of entry and Conditions of the competition     (including the prohibition or restriction of use of sit-on motorised vehicles for safety or other good reasons).
7.       The Committee comprises those members of the F.C.L.G.A. committee present at and/or responsible for management of the event on the day. Its decision is final.


COMPETITIONS
1.       Competitions shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited.
The Spring Meeting shall act as an 18 hole stroke-play qualifying round for the County Championship and the Handicap Championship. The 16 players returning the lowest gross scores and the 8 players, thereafter, returning the lowest nett scores will compete in  match play for the County Championship and the Handicap Championship respectively. Ties for the last place(s) and all other ties for the automatic draw shall be decided on card countback using the scores for the second 9,6,3,1 hole(s).If still a tie, the scores for the first 9,6,3,1 hole(s) will be used. If still a tie, the Committee will reach a final decision.
2.       The draw for the match play stage of the Championships shall be in accordance with the automatic draw.
3.       In match play events, each match shall be over 18 holes after which if the match is all square it shall continue from the 1st tee on a “sudden death” basis until a hole is won. In handicap events, stroke allowances will be in accordance with the applicable CONGU (UHS) regulations.
4.       A player may use ride-on motorised transportation subject to her ensuring that she is appropriately insured against any claim which may be made for any loss, Injury, or damage occasioned by such use. In playing in the event, the player agrees that she will have no right to claim against F.C.L.G.A. and discharges F.C.L.G.A. from all and any liability in this respect.


LOCAL RULES
1.       A player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect her play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.),the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.
2.       “Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green”. Rules of Golf 18-2,18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows; when a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, her partner, her opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.

This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2,18-3 and 20-1.

Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.

Penalty for Breach of Local Rule:
Match play - Loss of hole;
Stroke play – Two strokes




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