September 25, 2021

Terms of Competition – Women’s Senior Order of Merit

Terms of Competition – Women’s Senior Order of Merit

Table of Contents

  1. Events
  2. Eligibility & Entry
  3. Points Allocation
  4. Miscellaneous
  5. Points Schedule

1. Events

1.1 The NSW Senior Order of Merit competition consists of designated Senior Golf events approved by the Golf NSW Golf Committee conducted from 1 January until 31 December 2021. NSW Senior Order of Merit events for 2021 are as listed below and included in the Golf NSW Calendar.

1.2 All events are to be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as adopted by R&A Rules Limited, together with such local rules as are in force on the course over which the competition rounds are being played. 

1.3 All clubs staging designated GNSW Senior Order of Merit events are required to: 

  • Submit entry forms and conditions to GNSW at least 6 weeks prior to the event for inclusion on the GNSW web site. 
  • If an OOM event does not attract 10 or more players aged 55 years or older on a GA handicap of 29.4 or less, it may not be awarded OOM status the following year.
  • In the case of insufficient entries in any event (7), Golf NSW will not award any SOOM points.

1.4 If a scheduled event is not run on the specified date then the event can be cancelled. An alternate date will only be approved on application to Golf NSW.

1.5 Any club desiring to stage a Senior Golf Event as part of the GNSW Senior Order of Merit must initially submit a formal approach to Golf NSW for approval. Depending on scheduling this may or may not be accepted.

1.6 The Golf Committee of Golf NSW reserves the right to amend these Terms of Competition and Prize Allocations at any time as it sees fit.

2. Eligibility & Entry

2.1 The Golf NSW Senior Order of Merit competition is open to female amateurs who are members of clubs affiliated with GNSW, with a handicap of 28.4* or less at the time of entry.

*Note: Players on handicaps approaching the upper limit may not be eligible to participate in all events, depending upon the handicap limits and/or ballot conditions imposed by the host club of each event.

2.2 To accrue points in a Golf NSW Senior Order of Merit event, a player must have reached their 55th birthday by the first scheduled day of that event and must hold a Golf Australia Handicap of 28.4 or less. Eligible players will additionally conform in all respects to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by R&A Rules Limited.

2.3 Entry into the Women’s Senior OOM is done by simply participating in a WSOOM after which the players’ details will be forwarded to Golf NSW for inclusion. All participants at the NSW Senior Championship will receive automatic Women’s Senior OOM status.

3. Points Allocation

3.1 The Golf NSW Senior Order of Merit will recognise performances for both stroke and stableford scoring.

3.2 Points are awarded for each event based upon the finishing position of each individual in the field of senior golfers aged 55 years of age or above.

3.2 A player’s final Golf NSW Senior Order of Merit points total will comprise all points accrued from her best three (3) performances in designated events during that season. Once a player plays more than four designated events, her worst performance (e.g. lowest points total from a designated event) drops off for each additional event she plays.

3.3 Players finishing tied for a position in an event all receive the points for that position. Except if there is a play off for first then the play off winner receives 1st place points and the others in the play-off receive 2nd place points.

3.4 It is the Players responsibility to check the points table on the GNSW web site and advise Golf NSW if she feels there is a discrepancy. 

3.5 The player that accrues the highest total of points for scratch performances in designated events over the season will win the NSW Senior Order of Merit and shall also receive an individual medal. The runner-up and third placegetter shall also receive a prize.

3.6 The player that accrues the highest total of points for nett performances in designated events over the season will win the NSW Senior Order of Merit Nett and shall also receive an individual medal. The runner-up and third placegetter shall also receive a prize.

4. Miscellaneous

4.1 Results of the Women’s Senior OOM Competition – Competition Closed

The Women’s Senior OOM competition is closed when the trophy has been presented to the winner, or, in the absence of a prize ceremony, when all scores have been approved by the Committee present at the last event.

4.2  Host club’s should use the following distances as a guide for course set up:

Par 3 – maximum 140 metres

Par 4 – maximum 340 metres

Par 5 – maximum 430 metres

5. Points Schedule

PlaceNSW SeniorsACT Seniors36 Hole Events18 Hole Events
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2200175150100
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580705540
660504030
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