Men’s & Mixed

Conditions of Play

INDEX – MENS & MIXED EVENTS – UPDATED 26/06/19

CLUB COMPETITIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF PLAY FOR ALL MEN’S AND MIXED CLUB COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS

GENERAL COMPETITION CONDITIONS

  • All events to be played as per specified guidelines in this document. Failure to do so may result in disqualification or ineligibility to win daily competition.
  • Any issue not covered in this document will be decided by the QPGC Club Match Committee and/or authorised members (if applicable).
  • All players must have paid their entry fee at the Pro-Shop before commencing the round.
  • All players must have their card printed at registration computer in the Pro-Shop. (Unless computer is not working, or general cards are to be used for the day.)
  • All printed cards are to be scanned and scores confirmed as correct before submitting card to the office (or other specified collection point).
  • Cards must be signed by both Player & Marker
  • Cards must have: Players Name, Daily Handicap, Golflink Number, Score and both Players and Markers signatures.
  • Cards are to have legible writing. Any unreadable cards or scores will be processed at the higher assumed score. If names are illegible, and not identifiable, scorecard will not be processed.
  • Team event cards will be printed as entered into the MiClub booking system (online booking). In the case of all 2-person team events, Player 1 will be teamed with Player 2, Player 3 will be teamed with Player 4. If booking through the Pro-Shop, please ensure you have advised the staff member which players will team up for the competition.
  • Once cards have been submitted into Club scorecard slot (or other approved location), cards will be considered finalised. If incorrect or incomplete after submission, the player or team may be disqualified from the daily competition and ongoing competitions (in case of multi-round competitions).
  • In the case of a protest, the Club must be made aware of any issue, in writing, before the end of the daily competition. Any protest will be taken to the Match Committee for a ruling before the competition is finalised and prizes are awarded. Please approach the Club Captain or, if not present, a member of the Match Committee for a ruling or clarification before making a formal protest.

TIMESHEET/BOOKING SHEET – DAILY COMPETITIONS

  • Where deemed necessary –
    • The Club may alter or move competitors’ bookings and tee times in daily timesheet to another timeslot without prior notice to competitor.
    • Bookings may be altered or moved at any time prior to allocated tee off time.
    • It is up to the competitor to make themselves aware of any changes to their tee time prior to teeing off, subject to below.
    • Players can confirm tee time with Pro-Shop staff when registering for the daily competition. Any late change to tee time (after registration) will be advised by the Pro-Shop staff member on duty before the allocated tee off time.
    • All effort will be taken to keep requested tee times and, where possible, notify player of any change/s prior to the day of play.

NEW MEMBER SPECIFIC

  • A new financial member may play in competition timeslots (in single person events) to submit scorecards to count towards them gaining their handicap (minimum 3 cards required).
  • Cards to be submitted for handicapping must be marked and signed by a member of a Club affiliated with golf Australia and who holds a current GA handicap. Markers Golflink number must also be included on the card they have marked before submission.
  • As soon as a handicap is obtained, financial members may win the competition of the day and be able to compete in Club events as specified in individual and team competitions/event requirements.
  • New members not holding a current handicap and Golflink number cannot mark a competitor’s card.

JUNIOR MEMBER SPECIFIC (under 18’s)

  • Juniors (anyone under 18 years of age) MUST play with a Full QPGC adult member for all Club competitions excluding a junior only event.
  • Junior members must have their card marked by a full adult member.
  • Junior members may mark an adult’s card.

 SENIOR MEMBER SPECIFIC (over 60’s)

  • Senior Events are for anyone over the age of 60 at time of competition start date.
  • Senior members must supply date of birth to the Club to be eligible for Senior Events. (i.e. Comps for over 60-year old’s only).

GUESTS

  • Guests from other Clubs may play up to 6 times a year in QPGC competitions as pre-approved by QPGC Club President or Club Captain for each occasion.
    • After 6 rounds have been played in competition, the guest must be a financial member of Queens Park Golf Club to play in any competition timeslot.
  • Approved guests may win competition and/or other prizes allocated for the daily competition.
    • Any guest that has not been pre-approved by either the Club Captain or Club President to play in the daily competition will not be eligible to win any club prize for the day.
  • A guest is not able to win any Trophy, Club Medal or Board event.
  • A guest must hold a current GA handicap to be eligible for competition prizes.
  • A QPGC member cannot continue in a multi-round event if playing with a guest. They can win the competition prize/s for the day.
  • Any Guest wanting to play more than 6 times per year must become a financial member of QPGC to play.

DAILY COMPETITION HANDICAP GRADES – MEN’S

  • For applicable competitions and events, the number of grades will be decided by the number of entries. As follows:
    • Less than 8 players – NO COMPETITION
    • 8 – 40 players = 1 Grade
    • 41 – 80 Players = 2 Grades
    • Over 81 Players = 3 Grades
  • Handicap separations for daily grades are:
    • 1 Grade –
      • All Players entered in competition.
    • 2 Grades –
      • A Grade -9 – 17 (Daily Handicap)
      • B Grade 18 – 36 (Daily Handicap)
    • 3 Grades –
      • A Grade -9 – 13 (Daily Handicap)
      • B Grade 14 – 20 (Daily Handicap)
      • C Grade 21 – 36 (Daily Handicap)

EAGLES/HOLES IN ONE

  • The “Eagle’s Nest” and Hole-in-one payouts are as follows:
    • Each daily competition will have a $30 payout for eagles.
    • Each daily competition will have a $30 payout for a Hole-in-one.
    • If multiple competitors are eligible for an eagle or a hole-in-one on the same day, the prize payout will be a percentage of eligible scores for the day.

DAILY COMPETITION PAYOUT’S

  • Competition Payout breakdown
    • Grade winners will receive $30 per grade (where applicable, see below),
    • Grade runners-up will receive $15 per grade (where applicable, see below),
    • Balls will be paid to the top 33% of the field.
    • In competitions with less than 30 players, winning payout will be calculated at $1 paid out per player entered in competition.
    • Not all competitions will have runner-up prizes.
    • All competition payouts will be subject to:
      • A weekly average of between 50 – 55% of all competition fees taken.
      • Eagles and Holes-in-one payouts are considered when finalising daily competition percentage payouts.
      • There may be variations to payout figures specified above, subject to Club Captain’s (or authorised representative’s) discretion.

MARKING SCORECARDS

  • Scorecards may be marked by a financial member of any Club affiliated with Golf Australia.
  • Junior member cards must be marked by an adult member of any Club affiliated with Golf Australia. (Junior members can mark an Adults card).
  • New members (and others) not holding a current handicap and current Golflink number cannot mark a competitor’s card.

DISQUALIFICATIONS

  • A Player who has not returned their scorecard (NCR) or has a disqualified scorecard will not be eligible for or be included in:
    • Daily competition prizes,
    • Ball Comp,
    • Eclectic or Putting comps (for that card),
    • Multiple day events,
    • Eagles,
    • Holes in 1.
  • A Player with an NCR or a Disqualified Card CAN still be eligible for:
    • Nearest the Pins.

HANDICAP’S FOR SUDDEN DEATH PLAYOFF’S – HANDICAPPED EVENTS ONLY

  • Once any handicapped event goes to a sudden death playoff after 18 holes have been played, there will be strokes given by hole in the same way as in the round. For example: If a player has been given a stroke on the first hole of the round, when playing the same hole again in a playoff will receive the same stroke as awarded in the first 18 holes played.

PRESIDENTS TROPHY

  • 3 Rounds of PAR as set in the current Club Fixture Book.
  • In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • Club to supply trophy.
  • Trophy to be presented at Club Presentation.

CAPTAINS TROPHY

  • Best 3 out of 4 rounds of Stableford as set in the current Club Fixture Book.
  • In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • Club to supply trophy.
  • Trophy to be presented at Club Presentation.

 SUMMER TROPHY

  • 3 rounds of Stroke with nett scores to count as set in the current Fixture Book.
  • In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • Club to supply trophy.
  • Trophy to be presented at Club Presentation.

  CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Stroke event played off Scratch (No Handicap applied)
  • Men’s Club Championships must be played every year and takes priority over all Club events.

QUALIFICATIONS TO PLAY

  • Players must be full financial members of QPGC at the time of the 1st qualifying round of the Club Championships.
  • Players must have been a member of QPGC for 6 months prior to playing in the first qualifying round.
  • Must hold a current GA handicap.
  • If a member does not meet the above conditions, it is up to the QPGC Club Match Committee’s discretion to allow the member to qualify.
  • A member must have returned no less than 10 single competition event scorecards from the last Club Championship round and the first qualifying round of the forthcoming Club Championship event.
  • If a player has not played 10 rounds as per last point, it is up to the QPGC Club Match Committee to give the player permission to play and qualify.
  • Players chosen to represent the Club in District Events shall have those games recorded as qualifying games.

RULES OF PLAY

  • There will be 3 qualifying rounds of stroke play (54 holes) to be played.
  • Once a Championship round has been played and completed it must stand and be recorded.
  • All other remaining Championship Qualifying rounds are to be played and completed as soon as practicable.
  • After completion of all the qualifying rounds (54 holes), the final round players will be considered qualified for their respective grade, based upon the following criteria:
  • The top 6 placed players, and;
  • Any player tied for 6th place, and;
  • Any player within 6 strokes of the best qualifying score.
  • The final round of Club Championships is to be played on the Saturday following the last qualifying round. If not possible to play the following Saturday for a good reason, to be played at the earliest Saturday possible.
  • On the completion of the Final Round, the Club Champion will be decided by the player with the lowest Gross (no handicap applied) Score of all Club Championship competitors. All other grades will be decided by the lowest Gross score in their respective grades.
  • In the event for a tie for any grade, including Club Champion, after completion of the final round; a sudden death playoff from the first hole will be played until a result has been achieved.
  • In the event of a tie for runner up Champion in any grade; this will be decided on a countback system on the final round as recommended by Golf Australia.

SENIOR AND JUNIOR

  • The Senior and Junior Champions will be decided after 3 qualifying Club Championship rounds.
  • In the event of a tie in either event, a further 18 holes will be played on the same day as the Club Championship final round.
  • The same rules will apply for the respective champions and Runner-ups as in all other Championship Grades.
  • Eligibility for Seniors is 60 years or older at time of first qualifying round.
  • Eligibility for Juniors is under 18 years old at time of first qualifying round.
  • Dates of birth must be provided to the QPGC to qualify for both events before first qualifying round is played.

TROPHIES AWARDED FOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • J. GRINTER TROPHY – CLUB CHAMPION
    • To be updated each year with current Club champions name. Kept at Club.
  • ALL GRADE TROPHIES (A, B, C & D GRADES)
    • Winner
    • Runner-up
  • SENIOR CHAMPION (OVER 3 QUALIFYING ROUNDS)
  • JUNIOR CHAMPION (OVER 3 QUALIFYING ROUNDS)
  • All trophies to be supplied by Club and presented at Club Presentation.

BILL BROOKES SHIELD

  • Mixed Pinehurst Foursomes event.
  • 4 teams to qualify for finals.
  • Final rounds will be Match Play Gross Event as per current Fixture Book. (No handicap for final rounds).
  • Final rounds must have a result. In case of a tie, a sudden death playoff from the first will be played until a result has been achieved.
  • Club to supply trophies and update shield.
  • Trophy to be presented at Club Presentation.

CLUB TROPHY

  • 3 rounds of Stableford as per the current fixture book.
  • If a winner still hasn’t been decided, the result will be calculated on countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • Club to supply trophy.
  • Trophy to be presented at Club Presentation.

CLUB MEDALS (INC. MEDALIST OF MEDALISTS)

  • There are 4 Club Medal days as per the current fixture book.
  • Medal Days to be played as Stroke format.
  • In the event of a tie, the winner will be the player with the lowest score in the following Stroke Event competition as per fixture book.
  • If a player tied for medal does not play, the medal is considered forfeited.
  • If all tied players do not play in next fixtured stroke event, Medal will be carried to the following Stroke Event until finalised.

MEDALIST OF MEDALISTS

  • Stroke round as per the current Fixture Book.
  • Winners of the Club medals to compete for this competition.
  • In the case of a tie, the winner will be decided on a countback system as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • Club to supply all medals.
  • Medals to be presented at Club Presentation.

ECLECTIC COMPETITIONS

  • There is a Summer and a Winter Eclectic Competition as per the current Fixture Book.
  • Scores from single player events are the only scores to be considered.
  • Scores from Saturday competitions are the only scores to count towards Eclectic.
  • Scores may be entered by a player at any time during the event.
  • Scores from disqualified cards are not accepted.
  • There is a Gross and Nett winner for each Eclectic event. Gross score takes priority over Nett score.
  • Players can only win either Gross or Nett, cannot win both trophies.
  • Club to supply trophies.
  • Trophies to be presented at Club Presentation.

 KEITH COOK TROPHY

  • One round of Stableford as per current Fixture Book.
  • In the event of a tie, the result will be calculated on countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • Club to supply trophy and update head trophy held at Club.
  • Trophy to be presented at Club Presentation.

GRAHAM WILLIAMS TROPHY

  • 4BBB Par Knockout Event.
  • 8 Pairs to qualify for playoffs.
    • In the event of a tie for qualifying, the result will be calculated on countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • In playoffs, 1st plays 8th, 2nd plays 7th, etc. and will continue as per knockout draw through to the final round.
  • Playoff rounds are Match Play format.
  • Quarter final, semi final and final matches must be played by the dates shown on the published draw. This draw is posted on the Men’s noticeboard and on the QPGC Website.
  • In playoff rounds, in the case of a tie, the matches will continue in sudden death play until there is a result.
  • Club to supply trophies and update head trophy held at Club.
  • Trophies to be presented at Club Presentation.

SINGLES KNOCKOUT EVENT

(PREVIOUSLY W.S. KIDDLE SHIELD)

  • Singles Stroke play Knockout Event.
  • Top 16 players to qualify.
    • In the event of a tie for qualifying, the result will be calculated on countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • In playoffs, 1st plays 16th, 2nd plays 15th, etc. and will continue as per knockout draw through to the final round.
  • After qualifying round, all further rounds will be Match Play format.
  • In playoff rounds, in the case of a tie, the matches will continue in sudden death play until there is a result.
  • This draw is posted on the Men’s noticeboard and on the QPGC Website.
  • All matches leading up to the final round must be played by the dates shown on the published draw.
  • Absence for a good reason such as illness may be considered acceptable for not playing by the due date by the Club Match Committee.
  • The players named first in each match are deemed to be the challengers and are responsible for arranging the match.
  • Should the challengers be unable to organise a suitable time for the match with the other players, or, other players cannot be contacted by the challengers at least one week before the due date of the match. Then the problem shall be referred to the Club Match Committee by either party.
  • The winners are responsible for notifying the Club Captain and placing the results on the draw posted on the Men’s noticeboard within 1 week of the match being played. Failure to do both things will result in disqualification of the winners.
  • Matches cannot be played concurrently with any other Club competition.
  • Club to supply trophy and update board.
  • Trophy to be presented at Club Presentation.

JOHN MCDONALD MEMORIAL SHIELD

  • Mixed Pinehurst Foursomes event.
  • To be held on Opening Day
  • Best Nett Score.
  • In the event of a tie, the result will be calculated on countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • Daily competition winners is from the best Gross score.
  • Club to supply trophies and update shield.
  • Trophies to be presented at Club Presentation.

LIFE MEMBERS TROPHY

  • Mixed Pinehurst Foursomes event
  • Event can only be competed for by Life Members and their partner on the day of this event.
  • In the event of a tie, the result will be calculated on countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • Trophies to be presented to the winners at the Club Presentation evening.
  • Club to supply trophies and update board.
  • Trophies to be presented at Club Presentation.

GOLDEN PUTTER TROPHY

  • Putting event played over 5 rounds with the 4 best rounds to count.
  • Rounds as per current Fixture book.
  • Only putts on green count, lowest total putts on greens wins.
  • In the case of a tie, the result will be decided on the final round score. Failure to decide will be countback on second last round etc. until a result has been achieved.
  • Club to supply trophy and update board.
  • Trophy to be presented at Club Presentation.

HANDICAPPERS TROPHY

  • Best total Nett score over the 3 qualifying rounds of the Club Championships.
  • Maximum handicap of 27.
  • In the event of a tie, the result will be calculated on countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • The countback will be from the final round (3rd round) scores.
  • Club to supply trophy and update honour board.
  • Trophy to be presented at Club Presentation.

“SONNY” CAMERON TROPHY

  • Stableford event as per current Fixture Book.
  • There is a separate Men’s and Ladies competition. Both winners’ names will be engraved on the trophy.
  • In the event of a tie in either competition, the winner will be decided on countback as recommended by Golf Australia.
  • Trophies to be supplied by Lois Bunge and Pat Esler.
  • Trophies to be presented at both Men’s and Ladies Annual Presentations respectively.

WATACH TROPHY

  • Stableford event for Mid-week competitions as per current Fixture Book.
  • Best 4 scores from the 6 rounds are counted.
  • In the case of a tie, the result will be decided on the final round score. Failure to decide will be countback on second last round etc. until a result has been achieved.
  • Trophy given to winner to be supplied by Michael Watach.
  • Trophy kept at Clubrooms to be engraved by Michael Watach.

PETER BESEI SHIELD

  • Order of Merit based competition as per current Fixture Book.
  • Saturday single player competition scores only.
  • Points will be awarded for the top 50 players based on their Nett score. The best score will receive 50 points with the remainder awarded on a sliding scale down to the 50th player who will get 1 point.
  • In the event of a tie, the best average Nett score over the event will be deemed the winner.
  • Trophy to be supplied by Gary Besei, Club to update Shield.