26th SCGA AFFILIATE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
August 19-20, 2013, 36 Holes
Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon (Legends), Beaumont
Monday, August 19: Four-Ball Stroke Play
Tuesday, August 20: Pinehurst Stroke Play
ELIGIBILITY: The championship is open to two-person teams, with both players members of an SCGA Affiliate Club (not necessarily the same club), and each having active current indexes. If players exceed an index of 24.4, they will play down to a 24.4 index for the championship. Both players must be 18 years or older as of August 19, 2013. Up to four teams (or 8 players) from one Affiliate Club may enter.
All entrants must be a member of a club that has a handicap chairman who has successfully completed the SCGA’s certified Handicap Chair program within the last four years.
The names of the members of each team become final as of 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012. Eligible substitutions may be made up to and including this date, however, none will be allowed afterward.
ENTRY DEADLINE: July 31, 2013
ENTRY FEE: $300 per team
REFUND POLICY: Full Refund of entry fee less $20.00 processing fee if requested prior to closing date. 50% refund after the closing date and 48 hours prior to the event. No refunds will be honored within 48 hours of the event.
FORMAT/HANDICAPS: Round 1: Four-Ball (two-person better ball). Each individual will play to 90% (men) and 95% (women) of their course handicap. If partners’ course handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes, an additional 10%reduction will be applied to their course handicaps. Round 2: Pinehurst format.Each partner drives from each tee, then plays the second shot with the other’s ball. After the second shots, the team selects which ball it wishes to score with and plays that ball alternately to complete the hole. The player with the lower course handicap is allowed 60% of his/her course handicap. The player with the higher course handicap is allowed 40% of his/her course handicap. The total of both partners’ course handicaps is deducted from team score at the end of the round.
HANDICAPPING NET EVENTS: The lowest index of the last six revisions shall be used during each phase of the competition. In addition, the SCGA Rules & Competitions Committee reserves the right to adjust a player’s and/or a team’s course handicap at any time prior to or during the competition.
CERTIFIED HANDICAP CHAIRPERSON REQUIREMENT
In an effort to continually ensure that all SCGA-sponsored net events are conducted on a level playing field, all participants in any SCGA Net competition, including SCGA Team Play, must be a member of a club that has a certified handicap chair who has successfully completed the SCGA’s certified Handicap Chair program within the last four years.
The SCGA’s Certified Handicap Chair program ensures that each participating club contains a handicap chair that is knowledgeable of the duties and responsibilities that go along with being a handicap chair. Players wishing to participate in SCGA net events this year should make sure their club has an SCGA certified handicap chair, and ensure that person’s certification is up to date. Certification seminars are held throughout the year; information about dates and locations of these seminars can be found at www.scga.org, by clicking under the Handicap menu.
Withdrawal prior to the start of a competition:
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, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or withdraw online through your player profile account. Failure to notify the SCGA will subject the player to suspension from future SCGA competitions.
Withdrawal during an SCGA competition:
All players are expected to complete the competition which they start. Acceptable reasons for withdrawal during a competition are physical injury,illness, or an emergency. Poor play is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal. A player who withdraws without an acceptable reason or without notifying SCGA personnel will be subject to suspension from future SCGA competitions. If a player is aware of a possibility of withdrawal (e.g.injury) he should notify the SCGA as soon as possible and before pairings are announced for the next day.
All players who start a round must return a scorecard personally to SCGA staff or a SCGA official even if they are officially withdrawing. Players who do not follow this policy will be subject to suspension from future SCGA competitions. Players who withdraw also must sign and attest that the hole by hole scores are correct for the fellow-competitor's scorecard they were keeping and return that card to the fellow-competitor or another marker in the group.
PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY
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
Foradditional SCGA Tournament Policies go to www.scga.org