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PLAYER INFORMATION

30th MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Bermuda Dunes Country Club (Classic Course)

Monday – Tuesday, April 15 – 16, 2013

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

1.                  REGISTRATION:

All participants must check in at the SCGA registration table located at the practice putting green upon arrival on Monday morning.  

 

2.                  STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS: 

Starting times and pairings will be e-mailed to players and posted online at www.scga.org one week in advance of the championship. Starting times for the first round will range from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   All players should be at their assigned tee at least five to seven minutes in advance of their starting time.  The SCGA starters will have information to discuss and distribute to each player in the group. Second round starting times (Monday Only) will range from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  

Day 2 starting times will range from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 9:30 a.m.

 

3.                  FORMAT:

54-hole stroke play championship (36 holes on Monday with a cut to the low 42 and ties, 18 holes on Tuesday).

 

4.                  TEES AND HOLE YARDAGES: 

Play will be from a combo BLACK yardages. The par 3’s will play at a variety of yardages.

 

5.                  PRACTICE ROUNDS:

Players may contact Bermuda Dunes for practice rounds on a space available basis at the discretion of the club. Practice rounds will be available starting on April 1st. 

Bermuda Dunes Golf Shop - (760) 360-2481

Practice round fee is $100 (includes cart), payable by credit card or reciprocal charge.

Players may bring a guest to play with.

 

6.                  DRIVING RANGE:

The driving range will be open at 6:00 a.m. Range balls will be available on the range and are provided compliments of Bermuda Dunes Country Club.


7.         LOCKER ROOM:

The locker room will be available for players to use restrooms. Players should arrive dressed and ready to play.

 

8.         FOOD SERVICE: (All food will be served in the clubhouse upstairs)

The SCGA will host a small buffet breakfast for players on Monday and Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The SCGA will host a buffet lunch for players on Monday from 11:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The snack bar located next to the pro shop will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday for cash, credit card and reciprocal charge purchases for players, caddies and spectators.  

 

9.         PURCHASES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS:

The snack bar and golf shop will accept cash, check or reciprocal charges.

 

10.       LODGING OPTIONS:

We have arranged discounted rates and blocks of rooms at Morongo Casino Spa & Resort. When making a reservation ((888) 667-6646), please provide the group code 0414SCG, the date and that you are a participant of the SCGA event.  Rooms will be available for the nights of April 14th and 15th. The hotel has agreed to keep a discounted rate available to players until March 26th:

 

Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

49500 Seminole Drive

Cabazon, CA 92230

(888) 667-6646

http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/

 

11.       DIRECTIONS TO CLUB:

Bermuda Dunes Country Club

42-360 Adams Street

Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203

760-345-2771

      www.bermudadunescc.org

 

I-10 to Washington St. exit; south to Avenue 42; left 1 mile to club entrance. OR: Hwy 111 to Washington St.; left and follow signs to club

 

CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION

 

 1.        RULES OF PLAY:

Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf.  Local Rules in effect will be found on the enclosed SCGA Local Rules Hard Card and the Notice to Players addendum distributed at the site.  Disregard all other club posted local rules including those on the back of the club scorecard.

 

2.         DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES AND CELL PHONES

Distance measuring devices (without the capability of measuring slope, wind etc.) are permitted. Players should be cautioned that most smart phones with a distance measuring application do not qualify for use due to other applications on the phone. For example, a cell phone may not be used as a distance measuring device if the phone also has other non-conforming features under the Rules of Golf (such as a compass application on the phone). The mere presence of a non-conforming feature disqualifies the device even if these other features are not being used. Any questions about such devices should be resolved before the start of the stipulated round. Otherwise cell phone use is not permitted during the stipulated round.

 

3.         AWARDS AND TIES

Awards will be given to the top 5 finishers.  In the event of a tie for 1st place only, there will be a three

hole aggregate playoff immediately following the conclusion of regular play.

 

4.         AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION:

            Carts are optional at the player’s expense. Players must check in with the golf shop to rent a golf cart, the cost is $25 per player payable with cash, credit card or reciprocal club charge. Spectators are not allowed in carts at any time.  There will be a maximum of 2 carts per group and 2 bags per cart. Each player is entitled to one seat in a cart.  If a player brings a caddie, the caddie may ride provided there is a vacant seat in one of the carts.  Otherwise, either the player or the caddie must walk. If only two players in a group are riding they will be required to join in the same cart.

 

5.         PUSH/PULL CARTS:

            Players may bring a pull or push cart.

 

6.         CADDIES:

            Players may provide their own caddie (See section 4 on Automotive Transportation). Caddies must adhere to the dress code listed in section 9 below. Caddies may purchase food and beverage items at the snack bar.

 

7.         SPECTATORS:

Spectators are permitted but must adhere to the dress code listed in section 9 and are not allowed in carts. Cell phones are not permitted to be used in the clubhouse and must be turned off or to silent mode. Spectators may purchase food and beverage items at the snack bar.

 

8.         PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT:

By submitting an entry for any SCGA-administered competition, the contestant understands that his/her participation is at the sole discretion of the SCGA.  A contestant may be removed from any competition at the discretion of the SCGA staff or Rules and Competitions Committee at any time before or during the competition.  Incidents of unbecoming conduct or actions deemed to be detrimental to the image of the SCGA or the “Spirit of the Game” are grounds for such removal and suspension from future SCGA-administered competitions.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

1) Willful damage of the golf course or golf course property

2) Club throwing or unnecessary club tossing

3) Offensive or unbecoming language

4) Public criticism of golf course or verbal abuse of SCGA staff, officials, volunteers, host club staff or other contestants

5) Potential endangerment of others

6) Conduct deemed unbecoming

 

9.         DRESS CODE: NO CARGO SHORTS!

            MEN: Slacks or Bermuda-type shorts no higher than 5 inches above the center of the front of the knee or 18 inches

            in total length, but no longer than 21 inches in total length, are permitted.  Collared or turtleneck shirts and

            shoes must be worn at all times. Shirts must have sleeves and be worn tucked in. Caps and visors are to be worn

            bill forward.

           

            WOMEN: Tailored slacks, skirts, dresses, split skirts, Bermuda-type shorts, capris, and knickers are appropriate

            golf attire. Skirts and dresses are to be no higher than 5 inches above the center of the front of the knee. Shorts

            are to be no higher than 5 inches above the center of the front of the knee or 18 inches in total length. Caps

            and visors are to be worn bill forward.

           

            A player or caddie violating this dress code will not be permitted to start the competition. If during play the dress

            code is violated by either the player or his caddie the violation must be rectified without undue delay or the player

            will not continue to play and the caddie will not be allowed to perform the acts of a caddie. Spectators in violation

            will be asked to rectify their situation as well or will have to leave the property.   

10.       CANCELLATIONS:

To withdraw for any reason prior to the start of an SCGA competition, a player must notify the SCGA Rules and Competitions Department.  During business hours (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) you may call the Rules and Competitions Department at (818) 980-3630.  To withdraw on a weekend, or during non-business hours e-mail Jeremy Pitt at jpitt@scga.org.  If a player needs to withdraw on the morning of the event, notify the SCGA staff person through the golf shop staff at the host venue.  Failure to notify the SCGA will subject the player to suspension from future SCGA competitions.