February 29, 2024

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

Published: September 9, 2020
Last Update: January 3, 2024

The Terms of Competition – NSW Women’s Stroke Play & NSW Amateur Championship, are to be read in conjunction with the Golf NSW Standard Terms of Competition, the Golf NSW Code of Conduct and the Golf NSW Hard Card.

Should a conflict occur between terms, then the terms outlined on the entry form take precedence.

Table of Contents

  1. Championship Procedure
  2. Championship Committee
  3. Rules of Play
  4. Entries
  5. Motorised Transport
  6. Practice
  7. Registration
  8. Pace of Play
  9. Golf NSW Hard Card

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 each will be played at Belmont GC and Pacific Dunes GC.

The leading player at the end of this stroke play stage will be the 2024 NSW Stroke Play Champion.

In the event of a tie, the winner of 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:

  • 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 (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.
  • Leo Wray Bowl – 36 holes net, played in conjunction with 36 Holes Stroke Play.
  • 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.

The NSW Amateur will be match play over 18-holes, with the Final being played over 36-holes.

Ties for 16th position will be determined by sudden death playoff. If insufficient time is available for a play-off, such ties will be determined by using the Golf Australia Countback System.

Other ties for positions will be determined by lot.

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 2024 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 Events Manager 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 $220 (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 subsequently compete, 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.

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