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Tournament Policies

Waiver

By submitting your entry to Golf Manitoba the applicant/participant is aware of and assumes all risks of bodily injury or property damage, including specifically (but not exclusively) the risk of being injured by thrown or struck golf balls or clubs, actions by spectators, players, caddies, or others in attendance, and the competitor agrees that Golf Manitoba, including its Directors, Officers, and employees, as well as the competitors in the tournament, are not liable for any injuries or property damage resulting from such causes or any other negligence.

I have read and understand the terms and conditions of entry and all policies as set out on the Golf Manitoba website below and will abide by them. I also agree that all entries are subject to approval by Golf Manitoba.

Entry Policies & Regulations

STARTING TIMES

All information for specific tournaments, such as information regarding pairings and starting times will be available on the Golf Manitoba web site approximately 3 – 5 days before the tournament commences. Email of pairings and starting times will be sent to players who have supplied valid information.

It is the competitor’s sole responsibility to determine their starting time. If the player arrives at their starting point, ready to play, within five minutes after their starting time, in the absence of circumstances that warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 33 – 7, the penalty for failure to start on time is loss of the first hole to be played in match play or two strokes in stroke play. Penalty for lateness beyond five minutes is disqualification. No exceptions.

TERMS OF COMPETITION

All Golf Manitoba tournaments are conducted using the Standard Local Rules, Conditions of the Competition and Notice to Competitors adopted by Golf Manitoba. These documents are available on the Golf Manitoba web site, at the Golf Manitoba office and copies are available to all players at the tournament starting table.

MEMBER ELIGIBILITY

All competitors must be a member of a recognized provincial, state or national golf association.

RESIDENCY Only those players who are members of a Golf Manitoba Member Club, and who have been in permanent residence in the Golf Manitoba jurisdiction area for at least six months are eligible to represent Manitoba on a Provincial Team at a National Championship or to take a Golf Manitoba quota spot.

ENTRY PROCEDURES

It is the player’s responsibility to ensure entries arrive in the Golf Manitoba office by the entry deadline date.  Please check the Golf Manitoba web site to ensure your entry has been received. Golf Manitoba does not assume responsibility for lost entries.

Players that register on – line for any event will be charged a reduced entry fee.  Entries not made on – line will be charged the standard entry fee.

Payment in full must accompany the registration. Cheques are to be made payable to: “Golf Manitoba”, and mailed to the Association at: 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2Z6.  NSF cheques are subject to a $20.00 charge plus any financial institution charge.

WITHDRAWAL and NO SHOW POLICY

Any player who fails to notify Golf Manitoba with a valid reason for withdrawing prior to commencement of the event, or who withdraws during play without valid reason, or who fails to appear for a subsequent round of an event, may be suspended from competing in any Golf Manitoba events for the balance of the current season, as well as for the next season. Should a competitor be forced to withdraw from an event, he/she must inform a Golf Manitoba Official at the earliest possible opportunity or contact Lisa Andersen, Director of Competitions at 204.291.8030 or lisa@golfmb.ca.

If a player is entered for an event and does not arrive for their designated tee time, or if a player picks up his/her ball and leaves the golf course prior to completing play without notifying a Golf Manitoba official, they will receive a letter from the Association requesting an explanation. The player will be warned that a suspension could occur if similar action is repeated at a future event or if they fail to respond to the request. If a player does not respond to the request for an explanation, they will be suspended from competing in Golf Manitoba events for the balance of the current season and the entire next season.

REFUND POLICY

Entry fees will not be refunded after the entry closing date. Tournament entry fees, less a $20.00 service charge, will be refunded when Golf Manitoba is notified by phone or email prior to the entry deadline of the tournament. Refunds, less the service charge, will be given only for medical or compassionate reasons for a cancellation received after the tournament entry deadline. Such cancellations require written confirmation. No refund will be given for any reason once the tournament begins.

RULES OF GOLF

Play in all Golf Manitoba events will be governed by the Rules of Golf as approved for use in Canada by Golf Canada.

BREAKING TIES

Tie Breaking – All ties in an Individual Championship for Overall place, team spots, quota spots or qualifying spots shall be decided by a sudden victory playoff.  All other ties shall be broken by a system of matching cards as outlined in the Rules of Golf, Section 5A(6) of Committee Procedures.

PLAYOFFS

Each group will be accompanied by an official. If, in the sole judgment of the Tournament Committee, a sudden death playoff is not feasible on the last day of the event, or a day shortly after, an 18 hole playoff will be arranged. If that is not feasible, a system of Matching Scorecards will be used.

DISQUALIFICATION

A penalty which may result in disqualification will be discussed by the Official with the Committee on site before being imposed.

SECOND OPINION

Players may request a second opinion on a question of rules.  This will be provided as a courtesy by Golf Manitoba officials.  The second opinion will be final.

All questions will be settled by the Tournament Committee of Golf Manitoba.