HKGA Junior Classic 2021 (Age 11-17)

Date: Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Venue: DBGC

Closing Date for Entries : Wednesday 29 September 2021

Terms of the Competition

Additional Notes & Anti Doping Policy

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Entry Form

 

Terms of the Competition

1) The HKGA Junior Classic 2021 will be decided by stroke play which 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.

2) Competitors in groups A – F will play 18 holes and G – J will play 9 holes.

A marker will accompany for group G-J.

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Boys                                    Index      Tee                    Girls                                   Index     Tee

Group A: 15-17 years             10         Blue                   Group B:  15-17 years         11.7     Yellow

Group C: 13-14 years           13.7       Blue                   Group D:  13-14 years         14.4     Yellow

Group E: 11-12 years            22.4      Yellow                Group F:  11-12 years          25.7      Red

Group G: 9-10 years             40.0       Blue                  Group H:  9-10 years           40.0      Blue     

Group I:  6 - 8 years              54.0       Blue                  Group J:   6 - 8 years           54.0      Blue

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

3) In the event of a tie in the competition, the result will be decided by count back.  The Count back procedures to be used are as follows:-

Age 11 – 17 : Count back will be used on holes 10-18 (Diamond 1-9), holes 13-18 (Diamond 4-9), holes 16-18 (Diamond 7-9) and finally hole 18 (Diamond 9).  If this system does not produce a winner, the results will be decided on holes 1-9 (Ruby 1-9), 4-9 (Ruby 4-9) and 7-9 (Ruby 7-9) and finally hole 9 (Ruby 9).  If the winner is still not determined, the results shall be decided by the toss of a coin.

Age 6 – 10 :  Count back will be used on holes 4-6 then 7-9 and finally hole 9.  If the system does not produce a winner, the results shall be decided by the toss of a coin.

4) The specimen conditions in the Official Guide to Rules of Golf effective 2019 as regarding Conforming Driver Heads, grove and punch mark specifications (see pages 495) as well as Conforming Golf Balls (see page 496) are in effect.

5) Any driver the player carries must have a clubhead, identified by model and loft, that is named on the current List of Conforming Driver Heads issued by the R&A.

It is the responsibility of all players to ensure that their driver is listed on the R&A list of Conforming Driver Heads.

The Tournament Committee reserves the right to inspect any driver at any time during the tournament.

Penalty for making a stroke with club in breach of condition: Disqualification

6) Competitors must carry their own clubs or use trolleys except when a shuttle is provided by the Committee or otherwise authorized by a Rules Official (Please refer to the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf Effective 2019 page 498). Limited Club manual trolleys are provided on first-come-first-serve basis. Private trolleys are also allowed.

Penalty of Breach of Condition: Disqualification.

7) Caddies are not permitted.

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

9) During a competition round, players in the 11-17 age group are allowed to use a Distance measuring device.  A player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a competition round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his / her play (e.g. elevation change, wind speed, etc), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3a.

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

Players in the 6-10 age groups are not allowed to use a Distance measuring device.

10) A copy of the full Pace of Play conditions will be posted at the Tournament Office and will be available on request.

11) Return of Score cards

Competitors must ensure that they return their scorecard to the tournament office within 15 minutes of completing their round.

Penalty for Breach of Condition: Disqualification.

12) The Tournament Committee may require a player to withdraw from the Championship if it is felt that the player does not have a basic understanding of the Rules of Golf which includes etiquette, or the requisite golfing standard.

The Tournament Committee shall be appointed by the Hong Kong Golf Association and shall consist of:

(a) Hong Kong Golf Association Chairman, Rules (or an authorized deputy)

(b) Hong Kong Golf Association Chairman, Tournaments (or an authorized deputy)

(c) The Tournament Director (or an authorized deputy)

For the purposes of Rule 1.2, a quorum shall consist of any two of the above persons. Decisions of the Tournament Committee shall be final and binding on all concerned.

13) Breaches of Discipline

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

    1.  

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 player 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 / etiquette 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.

14) Event Cancellation Policy

If the Tournament has to be cancelled due to inclement weather or if the course is closed for any reason necessitating cancellation, the following policy regarding the refund of entry fees will apply and entries are only accepted on this basis.

If the event is cancelled prior to any play taking place, all entry fees will be refunded.

Once any play has commenced, no refund of entry fees will be made. 

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

16) Withdrawal Policy

There is no penalty if a player withdraws before the date of the close of entries Wednesday 29 September 2021. 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.

17) The Tournament Committee reserves the right to amend these Championship conditions.