1. Signing up:
Sign up sheets for competitions will be posted on the notice board two weeks prior to the competition.
2. Closing date
For competitions scheduled on a Saturday, the closing date is Wednesday noon before the competition. For competitions scheduled on a Sunday, the closing date is Thursday noon before the competition. The draw will be posted on the following Friday. There will be no changes to starting times once they have been posted.
All competitors must check in at the front desk at the latest 15 minutes prior to their tee off times and they should be at their starting point at the latest 5 minutes prior to their tee off times.
Competitors cancelling their participation after the respective closing date (see point 2. above) will have to pay the entry fee.
Competitors who fail to appear for a competition without having cancelled their participation will have to pay the entry fee. They will be in suspension for 1 competition at the first offence, and in suspension for 3 competitions at the second offence.
All competitions will be played from the yellow tees for men and the red tees for ladies unless otherwise stated in the conditions of the competition.
7. Pace rating
The pace rating for the course is 4 hrs and 30 min. Playing slower than the pace rating may cost you 1 stroke in strokeplay and 2 points in stableford competitions. A group losing more than 2 holes on the group ahead may be disqualified and asked to leave the course.
8. Discontinuance of play
Discontinuance of play when not allowed under rule 6-8 will cause disqualification of the player and suspension of the right to participate in the next competition.
A countback system will be used in the event of a tie. The countback will be as follows: last 9, last 6, last 3, 18th, 17th, 15th. This system may be modified by the competition committee.
A player cannot win both gross and net prizes. In the event of a player being eligible for both, the gross prize takes precedence. A prize winner must be present at the prize giving ceremony in order to receive his prize (only the sponsor may decide differently).
All competitions will be played in accordance with the rules of the ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST ANDREWS and local rules where they apply. Any protests in connection with a competition or a match should be made to the competition committee. It’s decision on ruling on any matter relating to the competition rules or the rules of golf shall be final. A competition is deemed to have closed when the prize giving has taken place or in match play when the results have been posted.
12. Entry fees
Entry fees for any competition must be paid prior to departure otherwise no score card will be handed out.
These rules apply to all competitions. If a good reason exists, the competition committee may change above rules.
KCC has the right to take any appropriate measures to sanction serious or repeated breach of rules, as well as inappropriate, offensive and/or life endangering behaviour.