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Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations below govern play in the Golf Around STL Tournament Series.  Each event may have local rules to accompany the rules and regulations below to be distributed on site at the particular event.  If you have any questions about a Golf Around STL Tournaments Series event, please email us HERE.

Series Membership and Event Entry Fees

Series membership is FREE. Each event will have an entry fee that will include: green fees, cart fees and prize certificates.

Prize Certificates

Prize certificates are awarded for each event in each flight.  The number of places is based on the number of entries.  Prize certificates may be redeemed at the Club where played.

Ties for all awards positions will be decided by matching scores on the #1 handicap hole of the course being played using the Men’s Handicap. If scores are still tied, then the #2 Handicap hole will be used, etc. until a winner for that particular award is decided.

Format and Field

18 holes, two person scramble, field limited to 96 players per event.

Flights

Each event will be flighted based on the number of teams entered in that particular tournament. The host PGA Professional will be responsible for flighting the event once scores have been entered.

Points

Points will be awarded for the top 10 finishers in each flight. Host PGA Professional is responsible for flighting event once scores have been entered.

Entry Procedure

All teams must register online and pay online before 5pm, Friday before the event.

If you register but do not pay online your name will be placed on a waiting list. If the event is sold out to teams paying online, you will be notified that the event is full.  If the event is not filled you can play and pay at the course upon arrival. However, if you do not show at the course and do not cancel by Noon on Saturday by sending an email to kduke@golfaroundstl.com you will not be eligible to play in any future Golf Around STL events for the remainder of the season.

Withdrawal Policy

1. If you need to cancel after 5pm Friday but before 5pm Saturday you will receive a refund with a deduction of $15 / player (processing fee).

2. If you cancel after 5pm on Saturday no refund will be given if the event is played.

Starting Times and Player Information

Groupings will be formed by the host PGA Professional and available upon arriving at the tournament site.  Starting times will vary from tournament to tournament so please confirm online at GolfAroundSTL.com for each event.  Most events will feature a shotgun start.

Tour Championship

Based on points earned during the regular season, the top players and ties from each flight will be invited to the Series Championship.  This will be a 1-day event at the end of the season.  A player must participate in 2 events to be eligible for the Series Championship.

If a team has points in more than one flight they will qualify in the flight they have accumulated the most points. Tour Championship will have additional prizes to include an accompanied round of golf for the winners of each flight at a premier area Country Club. Also each player who qualifies for the tour championship will receive a 2017 Golf Around STL Card valued at $79.  Various prizes from golf manufacturers.

2-Person Scramble Rules

USGA golf rules will govern play. In a scramble format, both team members tee off on each hole and then decide which tee shot they like best and mark the spot with a tee or ball marker. The other player picks up his/her ball and places it within one club length (no closer to the hole) of the marked spot. Both players hit their shot from the chosen spot. This procedure is followed on every shot for the remainder of the hole, including putts. The ball should be marked on the putting green also. Putts need to be made within 6 inches of the marked spot (no closer to the hole). The first ball to go in the hole is counted for the team score.

If the ball you choose to play is in a hazard (sand, water, etc.), or in the rough, you cannot drop the ball outside of the hazard or rough even if relief is within one club length away. Men and Women will have a designated teeing area from which to play as outlined on the tournament rules sheet provided by the host PGA Professional.

All rules of etiquette and fair play should be followed during the tournament.

Rules Committee

The host PGA Professional, or person(s) designated by the host PGA Professional, will serve as the Rules Committee.

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