Standard Conditions of Play

  1. The Match Committee of Belmont Golf Club and its designated representatives may, from time to time, vary these conditions and shall resolve any dispute or question arising as to the qualification of any entrant and may, in its absolute discretion at any time and without assigning any reason therefore, refuse any entrant deemed ineligible to compete.
  2. All disputes shall be settled by the Match Committee.
  3. Play shall be in accordance with the Rules of Golf (referred to as a Rule or Appendix) and the Local Rules of the Club.
  4. Competitors must be Playing Members of Belmont Golf Club and any Visitor must be a member of a Club affiliated with NSWGA, WGNSW or an equivalent Interstate or Overseas Association in an equivelent category of Membership to that available at Belmont Golf Club. (Note - Belmont Golf Club does not accept "pay as you Play" visitors as an equivelent category of membership).
  5. In the event of a player being suspended by Belmont Golf Club or any other affiliated Club on a golf related matter the player shall not be eligible to enter or play in any event.
  6. Competitors must hold a Golf Australia handicap or a Belmont Golf Club handicap.
  7. Professional golfers may be invited to compete at the discretion of the Committee. Any such professional golfer must hold a recognised handicap, but will not be eligible to win a Scratch event.
  8. The Match Committee reserves the right to establish and/or alter starting times. The Starter shall have authority to alter or re-arrange starting times.
  9. Players shall start at the time recorded on the timesheet. The penalty for a breach of Rule 6-3a is disqualification. However, it is a condition of the event that, in the absence of circumstances which warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 33-7, if the player arrives at his starting point, ready to play, within five minutes after his starting time, the penalty for failing to start on time is loss of the first hole in match play or two strokes at the first hole in stroke play instead of disqualification.
  10. Pace of Play: Rule 6-7 will be enforced. Each group must maintain its position on the course with respect to the group in front. Any group with a clear hole in front of it will be considered out of position. Penalties will be issued to individuals in such groups who, by their pace, contribute to such delay.
  11. Cancellation: Players unable to compete for any reason should cancel at least 30 minutes before their hit off time.
  12. Competitors are requested to report to the starter 15 minutes before the appointed time given in the draw. If a competitor has not reported 5 minutes before the time his/her time may be allocated to a player on the waiting list.
  13. Competitors must pay the prescribed Competition Fee as set down by the Committee.
  14. Suspension of Play: The Optional Condition as prescribed in Appendix 1 (page 137) is in effect. All practic3e areas are closed during suspension for a dangerous situation (eg. Lightning) until the Committee has declared them open.

    NOTE:
    • A suspension for dangerous situation will be signalled by one prolonged air-horn. Players MUST leave the course immediately.
    • All other types of suspension will be signalled by three consecutive air-horn notes, repeated. Players may complete the hole being played before leaving the course.
    • Resumption of play will be signalled by two short air-horn notes, repeated.
  15. Ties: Except as provided in Special Conditions of an event, ties will be decided by the Golf Australia method of countback.
  16. Distance Measuring Devices: The use of distance measuring device during a stipulated round is permitted.
  17. Motorised Transport: Permitted unless otherwise specified.
  18. Mobile Phones: If a competitor is in possession of a Mobile Phone during a competition it must be turned off or in mute mode. If the phone rings it is deemed to be in use and this can be considered a serious breach of etiquette and may attract a warning or disqualification under Rule 33-7.
  19. Prizes will be determined by the Board.
  20. Competitors must confirm to Belmont Golf Club dress regulations.

    NOTE: Specific events, such as Club Championships may have additional Conditions.