Order Of Merit table

The tour will have an order of merit table. Points will be awarded for placings in each event. From 1st to 10th place. All entrants will receive order of merit points. The Order of merit table will be available to view on our website after event one of each season. All 6 events will count toward the final OOM standings. In result of a tie in the final OOM standings, the individual with the best final event score will be our champion.

Assumption of Risk and Release From Liability

By signing or electronically submitting a registration and entering and playing in a Golfing Days Event, the participant understands and agrees that there are certain dangers involved with the participation in a golf event, including but not limited to being struck by lightning, getting hit by a golf club or ball, suffering from heat exhaustion, heart attack or injury from uneven terrain, all of these risks the participant assumes and solely accepts, and waives all claims of injury to body or property against the Golfing Days Directors as well as all other presenting sponsors, co-sponsors and representatives affiliated with the tournament.

Further, the participant agrees that while on the premises of a Golfing Days Event the participant, and any guest, relative or anyone else affiliated with participant, shall be present at their own risk and that Golfing Days, shall not be liable for any claims for injuries or damages whatsoever to person or property of the participant or related person arising out of or in connection with the participation in the Event or presence at an Event. The participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Golfing Days from all claims by or liability to participant or affiliated person.

Returned Cheques

There will be a £10.00 fee for any returned cheques or other such items.

Cancellations/No Shows

Cancellations at least 7 days prior to a respective event will result in a 50% refund. Thereafter, the event entry fee is non-refundable unless a cancelling player has a verified medical condition or other acceptable reason at the discretion of Golfing Days.

Any player that has registered for an event and does not show for any reason will be excluded from the next event.

Tour Formats

All events on the Golfing Days Amateur Tour will be stableford format. The events will all be full handicap.

Tour play will be governed by the current Rules of Golf as approved by the English Golf Union (EGU®), and modified by the Rules and Information Sheet prepared by Golfing Days. All competitions will be played in accordance with the R & A rules.

Tournament Administration

Golfing Days staff will be on site at every tournament to handle player check-in, provide assistance, handle scoring/prize presentations and make rulings.

Any Golfing Days member staff may assess penalty strokes for rules infractions.

All decisions made by Golfing Days will be final.

Tee Times

Golfing Days events will utilize tee times (depending on the course and field size).

Tee Times are subject to change at any time prior to the event. If an individual tee time has been moved to an earlier time, we will personally notify that individual.

Check-In and Starting

All Golfing Days players must personally check-in at least 30 minutes prior to their assigned tee times and be at their starting point at least 5 minutes prior to their assigned tee time. Failure to do so may result in a player forfeiting his tee time.

If a player is not at the starting point, ready to play, at the assigned starting time, he is in a breach of Rule 6-3 (penalty normally would be disqualification from that event). However, the Golfing Days representative, at their discretion may attempt to accommodate such player with a later starting time and possibly an assessment of a penalty.

Golf Buggies

Any player requiring the use of a buggy for an 18 hole event must inform Golfing Days at the time of entering an event, normally buggies will only be allowed on health reasons. These will then be booked at an additional cost to the day. Players must follow golf buggy rules established by the golf course.

However on all our 36 hole events, buggies are permitted for any entrant. If required these must be booked directly with the host golf club at an additional cost, payable on the day.

On Course Rules

All play will be governed by the rules and regulations as set forth by the R & A.

One-ball rule will not be in effect during play.

If there is any confusion of a particular ruling during play, and a Golfing Days representative is not accessible, the player is to enter a second ball into play. The player then plays both balls throughout the hole and then brings the situation to a Golfing Days representative at the end of the round for a ruling.

Use of Range Finder Technology

With respect to R & A rule 14-3 and the use of Electronic Distance Measuring Devices, Golfing Days (by local rule) permit the use of distance-measuring devices.

Spectators and Caddies

Golfing Days permits spectators and caddies at all of its events subject to course restrictions. Caddies are the responsibility of their associated player and are requested to practice proper golf etiquette while on the course. If there is an issue with the behaviour of a spectator(s), the individual(s) will be asked to leave the premises.

Pace of Play

If a group is out of position due to slow play, a Golfing Days representative will advise the group to step up play. If the group does not gain pace within two holes, the representative will have the right to make an adjustment to try and correct the problem. This may include breaking the group in to smaller pairings, setting a time limit per hole, assessing penalty strokes or disqualification from the event.

Dress Code and Player Conduct

Golfing Days will strictly enforce a dress code with no exceptions. Collared shirts and tailored trousers or shorts are required, and no jeans, denims, jogging outfits, or sweat pants are permitted.

Shorts may be worn, but must be within five inches of the knee.

Golfing Days will not tolerate vulgar language, club throwing, alcohol abuse, lack of golfing etiquette, or other such behaviour. Such conduct may result in tournament disqualification and suspension or expulsion from the Tour.

The use of mobile phones, beepers, radios and other such devices are prohibited during play. All players must adhere to the host facilities dress code as well.

Prizes

Unlike other similar tours, Golfing Days prizes are not affected by the size of the field, these will be consistent from event to event.

In order to abide by the guidelines for amateur status put forth by the R & A no single prize awarded may exceed £500.00 in cash value.

Scorecards

Each golfer is responsible for the correctness of his/her scorecard even though a fellow competitor will be marking the scores on each hole.

Each scorecard must be signed by the fellow-competitor and attested by the player.

In attesting the scorecard, you are stating that the score for each individual hole during the round is correct.

Players are not responsible for their calculation of the total round score.

In an effort to equitably resolve any scoring disputes all players in a pairing must submit their scorecards at the same time to the scorer’s table and each player must be available for a reasonable amount of time afterwards to answer questions by a Golfing Days representative.

Any protest needs to be made to the representative as soon as possible after an incident occurs so that a proper ruling can be made in a timely fashion. In the event no protests are made within a five-minute period after all scores are posted on the tournament scoreboard, the scoreboard shall be considered final and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Withdrawal and DNF (Did Not Finish)

A player withdrawal is only applicable in the event of an extenuating circumstance, i.e., illness, injury, or personal emergency. In this case, the player will receive the minimum point value for participation and the score will not be reflected in their Tour average.

In the case of DNF, a player does not submit a scorecard, voluntarily or involuntarily, any monies submitted will be automatically forfeited. This also applies to a player withdrawal.

Inclement Weather

The delaying or cancelling of an event due to inclement weather will be determined by the host facility.

In the event of a cancellation Golfing Days will try and re-schedule the event date within the seasonal timeframe.

If by chance the event is cancelled, we will work with the course to set up a re-schedule date. If this is not possible, players may apply the credit towards a future scheduled event.

Any partial cancellation refunds and credits will have to be determined based on the policies of the host facility.

Miscellaneous

The Rules and Regulations of Golfing Days amateur tour are subject to revision.

Golfing Days is not associated with the PGA, and events of Golfing Days have not been sanctioned by this golfing organization.

Failure to comply with the aforementioned rules and regulations could result in suspension or expulsion from Golfing Days Amateur Tour.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments or need additional information, please contact Golfing Days on: 07920 113463 or send us an e-mail: info@golfingdays.co.uk