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PLAYER INFORMATION

2013 SCGA SENIOR FOUR-BALL NET CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Barona Creek Golf Club

Monday & Tuesday, October 14-15, 2013

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

1.                 REGISTRATION:

All players must check in at the SCGA registration table (Near the Pro Shop) on Monday, October 14th.  All players should be at their assigned cart at least fifteen minutes in advance of the shotgun starting time.  The SCGA will have information to discuss before the start of the tournament.

 

2.                 STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS: 

Starting holes and pairings for Round 1 will be e-mailed to players and posted online at www.scga.org one week in advance of the Championship.  The shotgun start for Round 1 will begin at 12:00 p.m.  The shotgun for Round 2 will start at 8:00 a.m.  Pairings and starting holes will be repaired by 1st Round scores and will be available approx. 2 hours after completion of Round 1.  Round 2 pairings will also be emailed and available at www.scga.org.

 

3.                 FORMAT:

The Championship will be 36 holes of four-ball net stroke play competition (two-person better ball).  18 holes will be played each day.  Each player receives 90% (men) and 95% (women) of their course handicap.  After the adjustment, if partners’ course handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes, an additional 10% reduction will be applied to their course handicaps (this is the USGA recommendation).

 

The lowest index of the last three months (July 15th – October 1st) will be used to calculate each player’s course handicap. If a player’s lowest index within the last three months is above 24.4, he or she will play to 24.4.  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.

 

4.                 TEES: 

Men will play from the GOLD tee markers and yardages, Silver yardages will be used on holes 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 15 & 17. Rating: 71.3 / Slope: 134 / 6,480 yards.

 

Women will play from the BURGUNDY tee markers and yardages.  Rating: 70.8 / Slope: 124 / 5,296 yards.

 

 

 

 

5.                 PRACTICE ROUNDS:

Players may make arrangements for practice rounds at their own expense.

Call Barona Creek Golf Shop @ (619) 387 – 7018 and identify yourself as a SCGA Senior Four-Ball Net Participant.

 

Green Fee:  Monday – Friday ($64.00)

                    Saturday & Sunday – After 10:00 a.m. ($80.00)

 

Rate includes Cart

 

6.                 DRIVING RANGE:

The Driving Range will open 1 ½ hours prior to the start each day of the Championship. 

Range balls will be provided compliments of 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 snack bar will be open from 6:30 a.m. until the conclusion of play each day of the tournament.  There will also be a roving cart on the golf course. Player’s will be on their own for those purchases.

* Players, Caddies and Spectator are on their own for all F & B purchases during the tournament.

 

9.                 PURCHASES:

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

 

10.             LODGING OPTIONS:

Barona is FULL                                    Best Western Santee             

                                                10726 Woodside Ave.

                                                Santee, CA 92071

                                                (619) 449 - 2626                    

 

11.             DIRECTIONS TO CLUB:

Barona Creek Golf Club

1932 Wildcat Canyon Road

Lakeside, CA 92040

www.barona.com

 

I-8 to Hwy. 67 north; right on to Willow Road; left onto Wildcat Canyon for 7 miles; Club on left.


 

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 score card.

 

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 notpermitted during the stipulated round. 

 

3.         TIES:

            Awards will be given to teams that finish in 1st through 5th place.  In the event of a tie 1st - 5thplace, the USGA method of matching score cards (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 not permitted. 

 

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 Matt Pawlak at mpawlak@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 $20 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.