Section 5.7 -- Golf State Carnival Rules – Boys and Girls

Amended 2015

5.7.1 Refer to General State Carnival Rules.

5.7.2 Eligibility (students are required to fulfil all 4 items below. Parts a, b, c and d).

(a) Must be eight (8) to thirteen (13) years old.

(b) Must have or be able to get written evidence of a handicap from one of the following:

Golf Link Australia

(c) All competitors must have played in their Regional Tournament or be endorsed by their Sports Coordination Officer prior to entry in the State Carnival.

(d) To be considered eligible for the State Carnival at the time of the Regional Tournament the student must shoot a scratch score that plays within 40 strokes of par for the course. In the event of no regional tournament being played the maximum handicap for boys is 32 and for girls is 44.

(e) All Competitors will participate in the 36 hole Stroke Competition and the 18 hole Team Ambrose competition - over the three days of the championships.

5.7.3 Field of competitors

Full field not to exceed seventy two (72) (or as determined by the Convener).

Regional Entries

(a) Association teams will have a team of up to 12 competitors with a maximum of 8 boys.

(b) All association teams are able to play in Ambrose competition - students will play in teams of 4 where possible or different combinations at the discretion of the convenor.

Individual Entries

(a) Regions may nominate additional students for the State Carnival – vacancies in the field will be filled at the discretion of the State Convener and Carnival Manager. These nominations will be informed of their entry status in writing one week (7 days) after the closing date.

(b) Boys: restricted by ballot on handicap if required.

(c) Girls: restricted by ballot on handicap if required.

5.7.4 Entry forms

Each Regional Team and Individual competitor must complete an entry form and handicap form and be return to the Convener by the closing date.

Ambrose teams will be submitted on entry form.

5.7.5 Closing date

To be determined by the Convener.

(Notifications of acceptance/non acceptance will be sent within seven (7) days of the closing date).

Note: If possible all regional golf qualifying tournaments must be held before the State closing date to allow for the number of individual entries to be assessed.

5.7.6 Information package

These will be sent to each competitor at least two (2) weeks prior to the competition day.

5.7.7 Caddies/advice

A no caddy/advice rule applies. An official is assigned to each group to assist with rules and organisation.

5.7.8 Events/prizes:

(a) Girls – 36 hole stroke/winner and runner up.

(b) Girls – 36 hole nett/winner and runner up.

(c) Boys – 36 hole stroke/winner and runner up.

(d) Boys – 36 hole nett/winner and runner up.

Regional Winners and Runner Up will be determined by a 36 hole stroke aggregate of three (3) boy competitors and one (1) girl competitor.

Ambrose Team Event:

(a) Team - 18 Hole stroke - winner and runner up

(b) Team - 18 Hole net - winner and runner up

Note 1: A player may win prizes in either the scratch or nett event – not both. Scratch will take precedent over nett.

Note 2: All prizes to be decided on count back as per AGU count back system.

Note 3: NSWPSSA Gold and Silver Medals to be presented to winners and runners-up (this could be a regional or individual competitor).

Note 4: The leading NSWPSSA Association Regional Team (stroke)will be awarded the State shield and bannerettes. The Runners-Up will receive bannerettes. In the event of a tie, joint winners will be declared.

Note 5: The leading NSWPSSA Association Regional Team (net) will be awarded a trophy and bannerettes. The Runners-Up will receive bannerettes. In the event of a tie, joint winners will be declared.

5.7.9 Start/arrival

A shot gun start will be used. Players must be in attendance at least fifteen (15) minutes before tee off time or they may forfeit their place in the field.

5.7.10 Dress/behaviour

Correct golfing attire and behaviour is essential on the course and in the precincts of the club. Regional Team players are expected to wear their regional polo shirt during play.

5.7.11 Disputes committee to comprise:

NSWPSSA Convener.
Two (2) Regional managers elected at the pre-carnival meeting

5.7.12 Entry fees

(a) The Carnival Levy will be set through the Host Association, through negotiation with the State Convener.

(b) Individual Competitor entry fees to be paid to Convener before tee off.

(c) Regional Team entry fees will be collected through the regional host association's Carnival Levy.

5.7.13 Condition of play

AGU and LPGA condition of play apply unless stated otherwise.

Ambrose competition - Standard Ambrose rules apply; a minimum of three tee shots per player apply over 18 holes.

5.7.14 Wet weather/suspension of play

If in the event of inclement weather and/or lightening it will be the responsibility of the host golf club in conjunction with the organising committee to suspend or cancel play. If, because of recent weather, a competitor is unsure if play will commence he/she will contact the golf course. A decision on the commencement of play will be made no later than 7.30am. In the event of a suspension of play, play will only be restarted if it is adjudged by the organising committee that all competitors will have completed their rounds by 3.00pm.

5.7.14.1 Cancelled/Suspended Play and State Team Selection

In the event that a state championship is cancelled by weather the following state team selection policy will apply:

The team will comprise the 8 boys and 4 girls who have the lowest verified AGU/WGA handicaps as of the date of the championship.

The verification of handicaps will not take into account rounds of golf that have been played but have not yet been accredited by the handicapper of the competitor's home club.

This information will be included in the competitor's information package sent to all students who have been successful in gaining a place in the championship.

In the event of suspended play the following state team selection will apply:

If the field has completed more than 12 holes in competition the leading 8 boys and 4 girls will be selected by the best 9 hole aggregate.

If the field has completed less than 12 holes the selection procedure will be the same as for cancellation of the event.

This information will be included in the competitor's information package sent to all students who have been successful in gaining a place in the championship.

5.7.15 Individual nominations

Individual nominations for the State Championships must be endorsed and submitted by the relevant association.

5.7.16 Individual entries

Individual entries will only be accepted from associations unable to enter a team.

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