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Lancashire Union of Golf Clubs Ltd

Online Entry for North West Junior Open 2018

Sunday 26th August 2018

Conditions of Entry

The Championship is open to players who to be eligible must be under the age of 18 at 00.00hrs on 1st January of the year of the Championship & an Amateur Golfer as defined by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
The exact handicap from the CDH at the time of the draw will be used for all entry purposes.
The player must be a member of a golf club affiliatied to England Golf.
All entries shall be subject to approval of the Championship Committee which reserves the right to accept or refuse any entry without giving reasons for its decision, which shall be final.
No entry fee will be returned unless notification of withdrawal is received before the closing date for entries, except for any entrant who is balloted-out, or any reserve who is not called upon to play.
Any competitor who withdraws after the Starting Sheet has been published must, without delay, furnish the Championship Committee with an explanation. Any competitor whose withdrawal is not notified within 48hours of the start of the Championship, or who is absent for the Championship without notice of withdrawal, may have future entries rejected.

Conditions of Play

The Championship shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited, and any local rules as approved by the Championship Committee.
The R&A Rules Limited Condition of Competition (1st January 2010) relating to clubface grooves does not apply.
All competitors will be required to play with golf balls which are on the current list of ‘The Conforming Balls’ issued periodically by the R&A Rules Limited. A list of all conforming balls is available on http://www.randa.org/en/Equipment/Equipment-Rules.aspx Penalty for breach of condition: Disqualification
Driving clubs must not have a characteristic time greater than 257 microseconds when measured on pendulum testing apparatus approved by R&A Rules Limited – see also Appendix II, http://www.randa.org/en/Equipment/Equipment-Rules.aspx Penalty for breach of condition: Disqualification
Competitors are expected to walk at all times during a stipulated round. A golf buggy may be used by a player or caddie who can provide a valid current medical certificate of disability and has requested permission to use a golf buggy by the closing date for the Championship. Where the disability prevents the player from driving the buggy, he may nominate a third party to drive the buggy for them who must be approved by the Championship Committee in the event that permission is granted. In any other case, the use of a motorised buggy is not permitted without the permission of an on-course referee. Penalty for breach of condition: 2 shots, maximum of 4. Note, the Championship Committee will not be responsible for providing buggies regardless of whether a competitor provides a valid certificate.
Late attendance on the first tee will be treated with strict adherence to Rule 6.3 – i.e. up to 5 minutes late will attract a 2 shot penalty applied to the first hole, and any later will result in disqualification. To avoid the risk of penalties competitors are asked to report to the official starter at the first tee 5 minutes before their starting time.
Pace of Play – the policy of the Championship Committee is that the Pace of Play will be strictly applied. A ‘Pace of Play’ sheet will be provided with each card describing the full conditions.
Time allowed for the round – each hole is given a maximum completion time
Out of Position – the first group will be considered ‘out of position’ if at any time their cumulative time exceeds that allowed for the number of holes completed. Subsequent groups will be considered ‘out of position’ if they are more than the starting interval behind the group ahead and has exceeded the time allowed for the number of holes completed.
Penalty for Breach of Condition

i. One Bad Time Warning

ii. Two Bad Times 1 stroke penalty

iii. Three Bad Times A further 2 strokes penalty

iv. Four Bad Times Disqualification

The Championship shall be played by Stroke Play over 18 holes.
No Caddies will be permitted for the Championship.
The winners shall be the competitors who return the lowest gross and nett scores over 18 holes. In the event of a tie, the tie will be decided in accordance with Regulation 6 as printed in the Rules of the Union.
If it becomes impossible to complete the Championship in accordance with the Conditions thereof because of adverse weather conditions, or other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Championship Committee, make it impossible or impractical to do so, the Championship Committee shall be empowered to vary such Conditions to the extent necessary to achieve a result within the time available.
All disputes shall be settled by the Championship Committee (three to form a quorum) whose decision shall be final.
This competition requires that fees be paid to complete entry. If the payment process is not completed, your entry may be removed.



Player

A valid CDH ID is required to enter this competition. Please contact your home club if you do not know it.

English, Welsh & Scottish Lifetime IDs may be used.



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