2012 U.S. OPEN LOCAL QUALIFYING
Bermuda Dunes Country Club (Classic 1 & 2)
Monday, May 14, 2012
There will be no formal registration at this event. 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.
2. STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS:
Starting times and pairings will be e-mailed to players and posted online at www.scga.orgone week in advance of the qualifier. Starting times will range from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 9:30 a.m.
18-hole stroke play qualifying round. The final number of qualifying spots will be available from the Committee on the day of play. Qualifiers will advance to the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying site of their choice on June 4, 2012. The U.S. Open Championship will be held at The Olympic Country Club in San Francisco, California, June 14 – 17, 2012.
Play will be from the BLACK yardages and tee markers. CR: 73.9 / Slope: 131 / Approx. 7,017 yards.
5. PRACTICE ROUNDS:
Contestants must contact Bermuda Dunes to arrange a practice round: (760) 360-2481. Practice rounds will be granted based on availability. Tee times can be reserved up to 7 days in advance.
*Practice Round Fee: $90.
*Carts are included.
6. DRIVING RANGE:
The driving range will be open at 6:00 a.m. on the morning of the qualifier. Range balls will be provided on the driving range, compliments of Bermuda Dunes.
7. LOCKER ROOM:
The locker room will be available by 6:00 a.m. but lockers will not be available for storage.
8. FOOD SERVICE:
Snack Bar will be open at 6:00 a.m. and will accept reciprocal charge Credit Card and Cash.
Reciprocal charge, Credit Card and Cash will be accepted in the golf shop.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
36999 Cook Street
Palm Desert, CA 92211
The following rates are available based on availability. When making a telephone reservation let them know you are with the “SCGA U.S. Open” group to reserve at this rate.
*$79.00 - King Studio St.
*$89.00 - One Bedroom King
*$99.00 - One Bedroom 2 Queen Suite
11. DIRECTIONS TO CLUB:
Bermuda Dunes Country Club
42360 Adams Street
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
From I-10, exit Washington Street, south to Avenue 42; Left 1 mile to Club Entrance.
CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION
1. RULES OF PLAY:
Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. The "one-ball" rule will be in effect. During the entire stipulated round the balls a player plays must be of the same brand and type as detailed by a single entry on the current list of Conforming Golf Balls.
Local Rules in effect will be found on the enclosed USGA 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.
Groove Condition of Competition
In Local (first stage) and Sectional (second stage) Qualifying as well as in the Championship proper, the player’s clubs must conform to the groove specifications in the Rules of Golf effective January 1, 2010. Note: Ping EYE2 clubs manufactured prior to April 1990 may not be used during Local and Sectional Qualifying as well as the Championship proper. The Condition of Competition is available for review on the entry application.
The USGA and R&A have created a reference resource called the Informational Club Database to assist golfers in determining whether their irons, hybrids and fairway woods, which were manufactured prior to January 1, 2010, comply with the 2012-2015 Rules of Golf and are permissible for play under the groove condition of competition, which is in effect for all USGA Open Championships. For information about and to access the database, please use the following link: http://www.usga.org/InfoClubsDB/intro.html. Additionally, for information regarding the conformance status of clubs not listed, which includes new models of clubs manufactured on or after January 1, 2010, please contact the USGA Research and Test Center at (908) 234-2300.
Player Club Testing is available for the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open Championships. Please use the following link: http://www.usga.org/equipment/testing/InviteForOpenClubTesting/for more information.
The USGA strongly suggests that all players verify the conformance of their clubs well in advance of their scheduled qualifying competition. It is the player’s responsibility, not the USGA’s responsibility to ensure that his clubs conform. Waiting until the day of the competition is the fault of the player. The Committee is under no obligation to test the club the competitor may play. However, if it is later determined that the club is non-conforming, including after the competition has closed, the player will be disqualified.
2. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES:
Distance Measuring Devices are NOT permitted.
In the event of a tie for the last qualifying place or an alternate's position, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following the conclusion of regular play.
4. AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION:
Golf carts are prohibited during the qualifier. All players, caddies and spectators must walk.
5. PULL CARTS:
Pull or push carts are permitted for the qualifying round only.
Players may provide their own caddie. Caddies must adhere to the dress code listed in section 9 below.
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. 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. Metal spiked shoes are not permitted.
To withdraw for any reason prior to the start of a USGA competition, a player must notify the SCGA Rules and Competitions Department at (818) 980-3630 AND the USGA Championship Administration Department at (908) 234-2300.