June 24, 2022

Terms of Competition – NSW Women’s Stroke Play & Amateur Championship

Terms of Competition – NSW Women’s Stroke Play & Amateur Championship

These are to be read in conjunction with the Golf NSW Standard Conditions for Events Run By Golf NSW, the Golf NSW Code of Conduct and the
Golf NSW Hard Card. Should a conflict occur between conditions, then the conditions outlined on the entry form take precedence.

1. Championship Procedure

1.1 The Championship will be played in separate stages:

(a) NSW Stroke Play Championship – stroke play over two rounds of 18-holes. One round will be played at Links Shellcove and Wollongong. The leading player(s) at the end of this stroke play stage shall be the 2022 NSW Stroke Play Champion. Ties for first place in the Stroke Play Championship will be determined by sudden death play-off, should time permit, otherwise joint winners will be declared. All other ties shall be determined using the Golf Australia Countback System for deciding prize winners. See 1.1 (b) regarding ties for determining positions in the match play draw.
Other Perpetual Trophies played in conjunction:
Leo Wray Bowl – 36 holes nett, played in conjunction with 36 Holes Stroke Play.
Country Championship Cup – 36 Holes Stroke Play, best scratch score recorded by a player who is a bona fide ACT or NSW resident outside the Sydney Metropolitan Area (defined as the County of Cumberland) and are members of a club in Zone E (see exception).
Exception: An entrant who resides within 50kms of a NSW state border who meets the other membership criteria in the Conditions may be eligible subject to the approval of the Championship Committee.
Metropolitan Championship – 36 Holes Stroke Play, best scratch score recorded by a player whose Home Club is in Metropolitan NSW.
Silver Basket – played in conjunction with 36 Holes Stroke Play, best scratch score.
(b) NSW Amateur Championship – The leading 16 players from the NSW Stroke Play Championship, who have nominated to participate in the NSW Amateur, will be eligible to compete in the NSW Amateur Match Play. Ties for 16th position will be determined by sudden death playoff. If insufficient time is available, such ties will be determined by using the GA count back system. Other ties for positions will be determined by lot. The NSW Amateur will be match play over 18-holes, with the Final being played over 36-holes at Magenta Shores. The match play draw will be a seeded draw. If any match is halved at the completion of 18 holes, players shall continue to play until a player wins a hole, when the match is then considered won. The winner of the match play stage of the Championship will be the 2022 Women’s NSW Amateur Champion.

2. Championship Committee

2.1 The Championship Committee will comprise the Chair of the Golf NSW Golf Committee, Golf NSW General Manager – Golf or their appointees.
2.2 In the absence of a full Championship Committee, such members that may be present at the time may give a decision, and any decision so given will be deemed to be a decision of the full Championship Committee.

3. Rules of Play

The Rules of Golf, as adopted by R&A Rules Limited, will apply, together with Golf NSW Hard Card (see condition 10), and any additional Local Rules as drawn up by the Championship Committee.

4. Entries

4.1 Handicap: Eligible players are female amateurs whose GA Handicap (or overseas equivalent) does not exceed 12.4 strokes at the time of entry.
4.2 Age: there are no age restrictions in this event.
4.3 Entry Fee: the entry fee applicable for this event is $190 (including GST).
4.4 The maximum field size for the Championship will be 264 players (132 men, 132 women). The Championship Committee reserves the right to increase the number of male or female players should the total field size not be achieved. In the event of entry applications exceeding the number of places available in the Championship, applications from those higher handicap competitors not exempt from a handicap ballot will be decided by a handicap ballot. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed without delay and given the opportunity to compete if withdrawals subsequently occur. Monies received from balloted entrants, who do not subsequentlycompete, will be refunded in their entirety.
4.5 Exemptions: There are no exemptions for this Championship.
4.6 Acceptance: The decision of the Championship Committee as to acceptance or refusal of any entry will be final.
4.7 Withdrawal: upon withdrawal, as detailed in the Standard Conditions, a $10 administration fee is deducted (the $10 admin charge for entries not
made online is also non-refundable).

5. Motorised Transport

See Golf NSW Standard Conditions. Participants must walk at all times during a stipulated round unless permission has been granted by the Committee. Applications for permission MUST be made at the time of entry. Golf NSW takes no responsibility for the availability of golf carts.

6. Practice

Practice rounds prior to the Championship are at the discretion of the host club. Permission must be sought from the host club’s Professional Shop for play.

7. Registration

Competitors MUST register 30 mins before their starting time on each day of play.

8. Pace of Play

Rule 5-6 will be strictly enforced. See the Golf NSW Pace of Play Guidelines for this Championship.

9. Golf NSW Hard Card

The Golf NSW Hard Card will be in effect throughout this event.