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PLAYER INFORMATION

2013 SCGA SENIOR NET CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Temecula Creek Inn (Creek/Oaks)

Monday & Tuesday, October 7 – 8, 2013

Creek Nine (Holes 1 – 9) 

Oaks Nine (Holes 10 – 18)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

1.                  REGISTRATION:

All players must check in at the SCGA registration table outside of the golf shop near the waterfall on Monday, October 7th.  Registration will begin at 8:30. All players should be at their assigned golf cart at least fifteen minutes in advance of the start of the tournament.  The SCGA will have information to discuss to all participants.  Score cards and Local Rules will be placed on each competitor’s golf cart.

 

2.                  STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS: 

The Championship will be a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start on Monday and a 8:00 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.  Starting hole assignments and pairings will be e-mailed to each player and posted online approximately one week in advance of the tournament at www.scga.org.  

 

3.                  FORMAT:

The Championship is a 36-hole individual net stroke play event. The competition is open to amateurs who are members of an SCGA club who have a current USGA Handicap Index and who have reached their 50th birthday by October 7, 2013. 

 

The lowest index of (July 1-September 15) will be used to place players within the three flights.  For the championship proper, the lowest index of the last three months (July 15 – October 1) will be used to determine the player’s handicap for the competition days. In addition, the SCGA Rules & Competitions Committee reserves the right to adjust a player’s course handicap at any time prior to or during the competition.

 

Flights

Bobby Jones Flight: 8.0 index and below

Jack Nicklaus Flight: 8.1 – 12.7 index

Arnold Palmer Flight: 12.8 index and above

 

 

4.                  TEES: 

All flights will play from the White tee markers and yardages. (70.4/122/6,384 yards)

Women in all flights will play from the Red tee markers and yardages. (72.7/123/5,654 yards)

 

5.                  PRACTICE ROUNDS:

Players may make arrangements for practice rounds at their own expense by calling the Temecula Creek Inn golf shop at (951) 676-2405.  Please identify yourself as a participant in the SCGA Senior Net Championship.

Green fees are as follows:

Monday-Thursday: $45 including cart

Friday: $50 including cart

Saturday-Sunday: $60 including cart

 

These fees are for tee times before 12:00 p.m.  Regular twilight rates will apply after 12:00 p.m.

 

6.                  DRIVING RANGE:

The Driving Range will open by 6:30 a.m. each day of the tournament.  Range ball are compliments of Temecula Creek and the SCGA.

 

7.                  LOCKER ROOM:

There will be no locker room available.  Players are advised to arrive dressed and ready to play.

 

8.                  FOOD SERVICE:

The Farmhouse Restaurant and Snack Bar will be open by 6:00 a.m. on both days of the tournament.  Players will be on their own for breakfast as well as any other miscellaneous food and beverage purchases.  Caddies and spectators are on their own for all food and beverage purchases throughout the tournament. 

 

*** The SCGA will host a player’s buffet luncheon on Monday immediately following play. ***

 

9.                  PURCHASES:

Cash and major credit cards will be accepted for all purchases.

 

10.              LODGING OPTIONS:

Temecula Creek Inn                                                    Pechanga Resort and Casino

44501 Rainbow Canyon Dr.                                        45000 Pechanga Pkwy.

Temecula, CA 92592                                                   Temecula, CA 92592

(951) 694-1000                                                           (951) 693-1819

 www.temeculacreekinn.com                                     www.pechanga.com  

           

11.              DIRECTIONS TO CLUB:

Temecula Creek Inn

44501 Rainbow Canyon Dr.

Temecula, CA 92592

(951) 694-100

www.temeculacreekinn.com

 

Directions: I-15 to 79 South (Indio) exit; east to Pechanga Pkwy (fourth stoplight); south to Rainbow Canyon Rd.; right 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 & TIES:

            Awards will be given to the top three net scores within each flight.  In the event of a tie for 1st through 3rd the USGA method of matching scorecards (Holes 10 – 18 of the second round) will be used. 

 

4.         AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION:

            Carts will be provided for the Championship by the SCGA.  There will be a maximum of two carts per group and two bags per cart.  Drivers must be at least 16 years of age (or older if club policy dictates).  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.  

 

5.         PULL CARTS:

            Pull or push carts are permitted during this event.

 

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.

 

7.         SPECTATORS:

            Spectators are permitted but are not allowed in carts.  Spectators must adhere to all policies set forth by the club.

 

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:

Players and caddies must be properly attired in golf shirts, slacks, bermuda-length dress or golf shorts and "soft spike" shoes.  Metal spikes are not permitted.  The penalty for wearing metal spiked shoes is disqualification.  Jeans (any color or any kind), denim, cut off shorts, sweatpants, T-shirts and tank tops will not be permitted during any phase of the competition.  Hats are to be worn forward at all times.  Shirts must be tucked in.  Under no circumstances will this attire prohibition be waived for players.  ALL CLOTHING MUST BE IN GOOD REPAIR.

 

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 Jimmy Becker at jbecker@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.

 

Requests for refunds prior to the entry closing date will be honored less a $10 administrative fee.  Requests received after the closing date and 48 hours prior to the event will be honored less 50% of the entry.  No refunds will be honored within 48 hours prior to the event.