Format, Rules & Prizes

FORMAT, RULES & PRIZES

Please go through the information below. Rules & Format are subject to change and any changes will be updated prior to the start of the event.

  1. TEAMS & PAIRINGS
  • Each team will consist of 4 Golfers. In case, a team of 4 cannot be completed, 3 Golfers will form a team.
  • It is mandatory for each team to nominate a Team Leader (CAPTAIN). All communication regarding the tournament rules, format, scoring or any doubts or clarifications for any member of the team is to be routed through the CAPTAIN only.
  • In each flight of 4, one or two golfers from one team will play with one or two golfers from another team/s.
  1. HANDICAP/COURSE HANDICAP/HANDICAP FOR SCORING
  • Handicap  for Men: 0-24. The Individual Course Handicaps will be calculated based on the Handicap Index certificates submitted. However, the maximum course handicap  for men for this tournament will be limited to  24 (i.e the maximum Handicap for scoring will be 75% of 24 = 18)
  • Handicap for Women: 0-36. The Individual Course Handicaps will be calculated based on the Handicap Index certificates submitted. However, the maximum course handicap  for women for this tournament will be limited to 36 (i.e the maximum Handicap for scoring will be 75% of 36 = 27)
  • The Course Handicaps will be calculated for each course based on the Competitor’s Handicap Index. However, only 75% of the Course Handicaps will be used for scoring. Note that the Golfer (and not the committee) is entirely responsible to ensure that the Handicap indicated for each course is his/her correct Course Handicap.
  • The word HANDICAP shall be deemed to be understood as the Calculated Course Handicap.
  • The Handicap indicated on the scorecards, however, (for the convenience of the competitors) shall be 75% of the Course HANDICAP and will be the one used for scoring.
  • All Golfers must submit their Handicap Index from their slope rated home course.  Players who do not submit their valid Handicap Index in time will play to a Handicap Index of 0.0.
  • For those Golfers who submit only their Course Handicaps and not Handicap Indexes from their home course which is not slope rated, 85 % of  their submitted Course Handicap will be taken as the Handicap Index
  • All Golfers must carry their Handicap Index Certificates as on Oct 1, 2017  from their Home Clubs.
  1. FORMAT & SCORING
  • Tournament has been planned to be played in a Standard/Modified Stableford Strokeplay Format over 3 rounds (played over 3 courses). At the end of the three tournament days, it is planned that all competitors would have played One Round at Three of the  Tournament courses.
  • Some Modification based on Risk-Reward maybe introduced in the Scoring by the Tournament Committee, which will be announced closer to the tournament. All the conditions relating to this modification will also be announced.
  • For the team event, the Best 3 Net Stableford points for each round in each team (including the effect of Modifications if any ) shall be added up over the three tournament rounds and the highest team total achieved in this manner shall determine the winning team.
  • All scorecards must be exchanged for the purpose of marking and need to be filled ONLY with the Gross score (i.e actual number of strokes taken) on each hole. Score cards must be clearly marked and signed by the player and marker.
  • In the event of a tie on the last day (for the team event, in the total scores added up over 3 days), the last day’s Stableford points (sum of 3 best scores) will be used to break the tie. If the tie still persists, better back-9 scores on the last day (sum of the best 3 back-9 of the 3 overall best scores of the last day in the team) will be used as a tiebreaker. If still tied, the better back 6 and in case of a tie even in the back-6, better back-3 or finally the 18th hole score/s on the last day will be considered to determine the winning team. The same method of breaking the tie shall be adopted to determine Individual Gross Stableford winners and Individual Net Stableford winners in any of the categories. Please note the emphasis is on the last valid tournament day scores, and not the last course, which could be different for different teams/players. In the case of the Individual Gross/ Net Stableford Course Wise, the same principle as explained above will be used, however the reference will not be last day, but only for the scores for that course.
  1. TEE BOXES

Will be announced before the first round

  1. NOVELTY PRIZES

These will be informed before the tournament begins and displayed on the notice board and at the respective courses/ tee boxes.

  1. PRIZES

Team Competition: The best three Net Individual Stableford scores in each team will be added up over three rounds to determine the winning team. In case of a team of 3, all three scores will be counted.

Individual Competition:  There are several prizes in the Individual Competition, as listed.

TEAM PRIZES (will consider Powerplays)

(All Prizes apply to Both Gentlemen & Lady Golfers)

WINNING TEAM: Highest Net Stableford score with best 3 scores in each team  aggregated over a total of 3 rounds.

RUNNERS UP TEAM:  Second Highest Net Stableford score with best 3 scores in each team  aggregated over a total of 3 rounds

SECOND RUNNERS UP TEAM: Third Highest Net Stableford score with best 3 scores in each team  aggregated over a total of 3 rounds.

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES

(All Prizes apply to Both Gentlemen & Lady Golfers, except where explicitly Stated)

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL GROSS STABLEFORD WINNER: Highest Individual Gross Stableford score  aggregated over 3 rounds

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL GROSS STABLEFORD RUNNER UP: Second Highest Individual Gross Stableford score  aggregated over 3 rounds

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD WINNER: Highest Individual Net Stableford score  aggregated over 3 rounds

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD RUNNER UP: Second Highest Individual Net Stableford score aggregated over 3 rounds

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL SENIOR NET STABLEFORD WINNER: Highest Individual Net Stableford score  aggregated over  3 rounds of Seniors of age 60 yrs and above as on 6th Nov 2017

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL SENIOR NET STABLEFORD RUNNER UP: Second Highest Individual Net Stableford score  aggregated over 3 rounds of Seniors of age 60 yrs and above as on 6th Dec 2016

OVERALL BEST LADY GOLFER ( Subject to Minimum of 5 lady competitors)

Highest Individual Net Stableford score amongst Ladies Players Only aggregated over 3 rounds

INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD WINNER  BY GOLF COURSE x 3 GOLF COURSES

Highest Individual Net Stableford score from the entire field for Each Golf Course

INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD RUNNERS UP  BY GOLF COURSE x 3 GOLF COURSES

Second Highest Individual Net Stableford score from the entire field for Each Golf Course.

INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD WINNER  BY GROUP

Highest Individual Net Stableford score from within Golfers of a  Group  aggregated over  3 rounds.

INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD RUNNERS UP BY GROUP

Second Highest Individual Net Stableford score from within Golfers of a  Group  aggregated over 3 rounds.

NOVELTY PRIZES

NOTE: Any individual competitor shall not be eligible for more than two prizes (including Team prizes). If an individual wins in more than two categories, the two prizes awarded to him/her will be in the higher order of importance, as listed here.

The order of importance of the Prizes from Most Important to Least Important is as follows

  1. TEAM PRIZES – WINNER, RUNNERS UP, 2nd RUNNERS UP
  2. OVERALL INDIVIDUAL GROSS STABLEFORD WINNER
  3. OVERALL INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD WINNER
  4. OVERALL INDIVIDUAL GROSS STABLEFORD RUNNERS UP
  5. OVERALL INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD RUNNERS UP
  6. INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD WINNER BY GOLF COURSE
  7. INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD WINNER BY GROUP
  8. INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD RUNNERS UP BY GOLF COURSE
  9. INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD RUNNERS UP BY GROUP
  10. OVERALL INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD WINNER SENIORS
  11. OVERALL BEST LADY GOLFER
  12. OVERALL INDIVIDUAL NET STABLEFORD RUNNERS UP SENIORS
  13. NOVELTY 1
  14. NOVELTY 2

 

  1. HANDICAP CORRECTION

On any of the first two days of the tournament if any golfer has a gross score of 3 below or better when compared to their calculated course handicap, the course handicaps for the following round/s will be reduced Each time as per the table below. (Please note that the calculated course handicap refers to 100% of the Course Handicap and not 75% which is used for Stableford scoring).

SCORE BELOW COURSE HANDICAP DEDUCTION IN HANDICAP FOR SUBSEQUENT ROUNDS
3 -1
4 & 5 -2
6 & 7 - 4
8 OR LOWER -6
  1. GENERAL
  • The R & A Rules of Golf shall govern all play
  • Wherever applicable, all Local course rules to be followed.
  • In case of discontinuation/disruption of play due to Rain or any other situation beyond the Organisers, the committee shall decide how to proceed and inform the Golfers accordingly

ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING.

  1. PACE OF PLAY
  • Pace of Play is paramount to this competition to ensure timely and enjoyable rounds for all golfers in this competition. Everyone is required to ensure that they play within the times allotted by holes and adhere to the times as stated on the pace of play placards which will be placed at regular intervals during the round and also to respect the Marshall’s indications for pace of play
  • In keeping with this spirit, it is therefore to be noted that a player must pick up his ball on any hole where his/her score goes beyond a net bogie in which case the marker should mark an X for the hole as the score for that hole.
  • The tournament committee will be the sole decision maker on any penalties relating to pace of play (see points regarding penalties/disqualifications in last para of this document).
  1. PENALTIES IN STABLEFORD COMPETITION, DOUBT AS TO PROCEDURE AND PACE OF PLAY AS PER THE RULES OF GOLF
  • If a competitor is in breach of a Rule for which there is a maximum penalty per round, he/she must report the facts to the Committee before returning his score card; if he/she fails to do so, he/she may be disqualified. The Committee will, from the total points scored for the round, deduct two points for each hole at which any breach occurred, with a maximum deduction per round of four points for each Rule breached
  • If a competitor is doubtful of his/her rights or the correct procedure during the play of a hole, he/she may, without penalty, complete the hole with two balls.  After the doubtful situation has arisen and before taking further action, the competitor must announce to his marker or fellow-competitor that he intends to play two balls and which ball he wishes to count if the Rules permit. The competitor must report the facts of the situation to the Committee before returning his score card. If he fails to do so, he may be disqualified. (RULE 3-3)
  • Any flight affecting the Pace of play adversely will be appropriately warned. For the purpose of preventing slow play, the Committee may, in such a condition, impose a penalty for a breach of this Rule as follows
  • First offence – Deduction of one point from the total points scored for the round for each of the competitors in the flight;
  • Second offence – Deduction of a further two points from the total points scored for the round for each of the competitors in the flight;
  • For subsequent offence -Disqualification

DECISION AS TO WHETHER THE PACE OF PLAY IS UNACCEPTABLE WILL BE DECIDED BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE BASED ON INPUTS FROM THE RESPECTIVE COURSE MARSHALLS

  1. DISQUALIFICATION:

The  Tournament Committee will take appropriate action as per the R & A Rules and Procedures to be adopted to ensure fairness in the competition. More information on this will be made available during the time of the tournament.

  1. CHANGES IN THE FORMAT, RULES & PRIZES:

The Format, Rules and Prizes are as laid out at this point in time. However they are subject to change based on various factors including extent of participation, completion of rounds and any other factors.


NOTE: ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE FORMAT ETC AND ANNOUNCE THE SAME BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE TOURNAMENT.