February 7, 2023

Terms of Competition – Women’s Country Meeting

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Published: June 16, 2021
Last Update: July 27, 2022

These are to be read in conjunction with the Golf NSW Standard Terms of Competition for Events Run by Golf NSW, the Golf NSW Code of Conduct and the Golf NSW Hard Card. 

Should a conflict occur between the Terms’ of Competition, then the Terms of Competition outlined on the entry form take precedence.

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

          1.1   The Country Meeting will be played as follows:

                   – Day ONE – 18-holes stroke (Divisions 1 & 2), 18-holes stableford (Division 3).
                   – Day TWO – 18-holes stroke (Divisions 1 & 2),18-holes stableford (Division 3).
                   – Day THREE – 18-holes foursomes stroke.

            1.2 Ties:  All ties, including 36-hole events, shall be determined using the Golf Australia Countback System.

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 Term 10), and any additional Local Rules as drawn up by the Championship Committee.

4.      Entries

            4.1   GA Handicap: Eligible players are amateurs whose GA Handicap (or overseas equivalent) does not exceed 54.4 strokes at the time of entry.

            4.2   Age: There is no age restriction for this event.

            4.3   Entry Fee: the entry fee applicable for this event is $50 per player, per day or $120 for three days, per player (NOTE: Online entry is only $40 per player, per day or $110 for three days, per player).

            4.4   Ballot: In the event of entry applications exceeding the number of places available in the event, precedence will be given in order of receipt of entry**.
            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 entirety.

            4.5   Exemptions: There are no exemptions for this Championship.

5.      Motorised Transport

            5.1   For entrants requiring use of motorised transport for medical reasons, cart use can be secured by providing Golf NSW with a medical certificate or letter from their club and booking a cart through the pro shop. Once entries have closed (approximately 2 weeks prior to the event), all other entrants are welcome to book any remaining carts through the pro shop.

            5.2   Golf NSW takes no responsibility for the availability of golf carts and all bookings must be made through the pro shop.

6.      Practice

            6.1   Practice rounds prior to the Tournament are at the discretion of the host club. 

7.      Registration

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

8.      Pace of Play

            8.1   Rule 5.6 will be strictly enforced. See the Golf NSW Hard Card for Pace of Play policy.

9.      Trophies

            9.1   Perpetual Trophies will be presented and inscribed with the name of the winning competitor. Prizes will be awarded to the following and each individual or pair can only win one prize per day and one 36-hole prize for the tournament.

            DIVISION 1 – MABLE MCKENZIE CUP – 36-holes scratch
            UNA CLIFT BOWL – 36-holes nett
            18-holes scratch and nett events in conjunction

            DIVISION 2 – THE ROSE PAYTEN TROPHY – 36-holes scratch
            UNA CLIFT BOWL – 36-holes nett
             18-holes scratch and nett events in conjunction

            DIVISION 3 – MARIE CHAPMAN TROPHY – 36-holes stableford
            18-holes stableford event in conjunction

            COUNTRY FOURSOMES – VERA RANKIN TROPHY – 18-holes scratch
            18-hole nett in conjunction

            9.2   Prizes will be awarded in the following order based on value, with a maximum of one prize each day to be awarded: Trophies will be limited to one 36-Hole trophy per player for the tournament and one 18-Hole trophy per player per day.

            Division 1 and Division 2 – Singles Stroke Event
            36-hole Tournament – Scratch winner, nett winner and nett runner up
            18-hole Daily Events – Nett winner and nett runner-up

            Division 3 – Singles Stableford Event
            36-hole Tournament – Stableford winner, runner-up and third place
            18-hole Daily Events – Stableford winner and runner-up

            Foursomes – Divisions 1 and Division 2 – Stroke
            18-hole Tournament – Nett Winner & Nett Runner Up and Scratch Winner

10.   Golf NSW Hard Card

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