HSBC Junior Golf Series 2018 (#1)

Date: Saturday, 21 April 2018
Venue: CWB (Academy)

Closing Date for Entries : Friday 6 April 2018

Conditions of competition

Entry form

Additional information

Anti Doping Policy

HSBC Junior Golf Tour 2018

 

Conditions

Aims and Objectives

To promote junior golf in Hong Kong and provide tournament opportunities for developing junior golfers.

 

Eligibility

Junior golfers must be 6 years of age or over and under 15 years of age.

Must be a holder of valid HKGA handicap card updated within the last 3 months

Players must be Hong Kong residents

(Holders of Hong Kong Identification Card or HK Student Card)

 

Tournament Format

The tournaments will be decided by stroke play, 9 holes or 6 holes for each tournament.  Tournaments will be played in accordance with the conditions of each tournament, subject to the Committee’s right, to cancel any round at it discretion.

 

There will be 6 tournaments from April to September 2018

Saturday 21 April at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Saturday 5 May at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Sunday 9 June at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Friday 6 July at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Friday 3 August at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Saturday 8 September at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

 

Maximum Stroke Allowance

Please note that a player who cannot finish a hole in under 9 strokes, he/she must pick up their ball and mark an “X” on the scorecard.  Any player with an “X” on their score cards will not be eligible to win a prize.

 

 Age Group:

(By counting the age in calendar year)  Born between

Boys

Girls

2004-2005

Group A : 13-14 years

Group B : 13-14 years

2006-2007

Group C : 11-12 years

Group D : 11-12 years

2008-2009

Group E : 9-10 years

Group F : 9-10 years

2010-2012

Group G : 6-8 years

Group H : 6-8 years

 

Maximum Handicap Index
36.4 for boys (aged 11-14), play from Gold tee
36.4 for boys (aged 10 and under), play from Copper tee
40.4 for girls (aged 11-14), play from Gold tee
​40.4 for girls (aged 10 and under), play from Copper tee

 

Over Subscription

The starting field will be limited to 66 players.  In the event of oversubscription, priority in each age group will be given to players with lower handicaps taking precedence.  Unsuccessful entrants will be given the opportunity to compete should there be any withdrawals.  Entry fees will be refunded to unsuccessful entrants who do not compete.

 

Awards and Prizes

Prizes will be awarded in each age group at each tournament.  The prize presentation will be held immediately after close of play.

(HKGA reserves the right to cancel any tournament in any age group with less than 3 players).

 

Points system for the HSBC Junior Tour 2018

For those who have enrolled the HSBC Junior Golf Tour 2018, the winner of each age group will receive 20 Junior Tour Points, 2nd to 5th placing will receive 15, 10, 5 & 3 Junior Tour Points respectively*.

 

HSBC Junior Tour Points

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

20

15

10

5

3

*Tied scores receive position points added together and divided by number of positions.

 

For more information, please visit :  www.hkga.com

 

General Information

The HSBC Junior Golf Series 2018 will be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the Royal & Ancient Rules Limited and with the Local Rules approved by the Tournament Committee.

 

Decision on ties

In the event of a tie in the competition, the result will be decided by count back.  The count back procedures to be used will be:

The winner will be the player having the best gross score over nine holes.  If the tying players have the same score for the nine holes, the winner will be determined by the score over the last six, last three, last hole.  If this system does not produce a winner, the winner shall be decided by the toss of a coin.

 

Registration

All players must report to the Tournament Office 30 minutes before their assigned tee off times.

 

Pace of Play

Maximum time allowed for each stroke is 40 seconds with an additional 10 seconds allowed for the 1st stroke.

1st time slow play - warning

2nd time slow play – One stroke penalty

3rd time slow play – Two strokes penalty

4th time slow play – Disqualification

 

Caddie

Caddies are not allowed.  However a marker will accompany each group in the 10 years and under Divisions and where possible in the 11-12 years Divisions.

 

Trolley

Players are not allowed to use private or a club trolley. All players have to carry their own golf bags.

 

Spectators

Spectators are NOT allowed on the course.

 

Entry

All entries will be subject to the approval of the Tournament Committee which reserves the right to accept or refuse, or having accepted, subsequently reject any entry without giving a reason for its decision.  The Tournament Committee reserves the right to amend these tournament conditions and dates of tournament.

 

Breaches of Discipline

A player commits a breach of discipline if he /she:

i) Knowingly fails to comply with the Rules of Golf with an intention of gaining an advantage over another player;

ii) Knowingly returns a false score.

iii) Verbally threatens any person during the Championship.

iv) Uses abusive or profane language during the Championship;

v) Behaves in a manner detrimental to the good name and reputation of the HKGA;

vi) Brings the game of golf into disrepute;

vii) Misses a tee time or withdraws from the Championship before its completion without providing good and sufficient reason.

viii) Is under the influence of and/or uses drugs prohibited by the WADA anti-doping policy.

 

Breach of Etiquette

A players commits a breach of Etiquette if he /she:

i)           Does not repair Divots

ii)         Does not repair Pitch Marks

iii)        Does not rake Bunkers

 

The Tournament Committee may in the case of a breach of discipline either disqualify a player from the competition or impose such other penalty or reprimand as it deems appropriate in the circumstances. Please refer to the HKGA Discipline Procedure and Right of Appeal policy on the official HKGA website.

 

Dress Code (This applies to parents and spectators as well as players)

It is the responsibility of each player to be aware of and abide by, the Dress Code for the Host Club. A copy of this will be posted on the Information Board at the Tournament office. Both on and off the Course and in the Clubhouse, players should observe reasonable, inoffensive manner of dress.
 

In general however, the following rules should be observed.

Denim wear including jeans, is not permitted

Swimwear and athletic attire including tracksuits, shorts, T-shirts and sports shoes are not allowed.

Footwear should be worn at all times, not changed in public areas and notice taken of Host Club rules regarding spike shoes.

Hats or caps should not be worn in the Clubhouse.

 

Mobile Phones

During a stipulated round, the use of a mobile phone is regarded as a serious breach of etiquette for which a penalty of disqualification may be imposed.

 

Distance Measuring Device

During a stipulated round, the use of a distance measuring device is not allowed.

Penalty of Breach of Conditions: 2 strokes for the first offence, disqualification for more than one breach of the local rule

 

Insurance

All players must have insurance to cover any incident that might occur on or around the golf course. The HKGA accepts no responsibility for any injury to any person or damage to equipment.

 

Event Cancellation Policy

In the event that Typhoon Signal No. 3 or higher or a Red/Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory at 6am on the tournament date.  The Tournament will be cancelled and postponed to a date to be determined by the Tournament Committee.

In case of inclement weather, all players should check the HKGA website www.hkga.com where up to date information will be posted at regular intervals.

 

Withdrawal Policy

There is no penalty if a player withdraws before the date of the close of entries. Should a player withdraw after date of the close of entries, the entry fee will be forfeited and should the player fail to give less than 72 hours notice before the date of the tournament, the player will be suspended from playing in the tournament the following year.

 

Additional Information

Entry Fee:

The entry fee for each tournament is HK$200.

No refund of entry fee will be made after the entries have closed for each tournament.

 

Payment Methods:

  • Debit account from CWBG&CC/DBGC/HKGC/SOCC
  • Cheque must be crossed and made payable to “Hong Kong Golf Association Ltd”
  • Online payment can be made after receiving the confirmation of acceptance

 

Closing dates of each Tournament:

Saturday 21 April at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Entries Close : Friday 6 April

 

Saturday 5 May at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Entries Close : Friday 20 April

 

Sunday 9 June at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Entries Close : Friday 25 May

 

Friday 6 July at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Entries Close : Wednesday 20 June

 

Friday 3 August at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Entries Close : Wednesday 18 July

 

Saturday 8 September at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, Academy Course

Entries Close : Friday 24 August

 

*** PLEASE SUBMIT ONE ENTRY FORM FOR EACH TOURNAMENT.

 

Anti-Doping Policy

The Anti-Doping policy as confirmed by the International Golf Federation, Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee and the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong will be in force.