Members Conditions of Play and General By Laws

NAMBOUR GOLF CLUB INCORPORATED

BY LAWS

1. DRESS REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE CLUBHOUSE AND COURSE.

Members and Visitors are required to be suitably dressed within the dictates of modesty, current fashion, sun safety and workplace health and safety at all times, both on the Course and in the Club House.

ACCEPTABLE WEAR ON COURSE OR IN CLUBH0USE

Male Members & Visitors:

Shirt with collar or turtle neck and sleeves; slacks or walk shorts with socks and shoes.

Female Members & Visitors:

Sleeveless blouse or blouse with collar and sleeves, worn with slacks, skirt, shorts or culottes, shoes.

UNACCEPTABLE WEAR ON COURSE

Golf shoes with metal spikes, thongs, bare feet, beachwear, T Shirts, singlets, bare shoulders, exposed mid riffs.

UNACCEPTABLE WEAR IN CLUBHOUSE

Bare feet, beachwear, singlets, bare shoulders or mid-riffs, hats or caps.

Exception:

Working clothes are permitted with the permission of management committee.

Minimum requirements are: Shirt and Shorts/Trousers or Overalls and footwear.

The Senior Member of the Management Committee present may grant a special dispensation from standard dress requirements in unusual circumstances, such as extreme weather conditions.

Children, whilst in the Clubhouse must be under strict parental control. Children who can walk must wear shoes.

2. CONDUCT.

All members and visitors shall, at all times, conduct themselves in a seemly manner, both on the course and in the club house, so as not to interfere with the other members' quiet enjoyment of the club’s amenities.

Any person breaking or otherwise damaging any property of the club shall pay such sum as may be adjudged by the Management Committee sufficient to cover the damage.

Junior members under the age of eighteen years are not permitted to sit at the bar or near the poker machines, and will not be served with alcoholic drinks.

3. LIQUOR, BEVERAGES AND FOOD – as per LIQUOR ACT

a. Liquor. No liquor to be brought onto any Golf Club property, all liquor consumed on Golf Club property must be purchased from the Club.

b. Food and Beverages. Only food and beverages purchased from the Club or the Club Caterer may be consumed in the Clubhouse.

c. The club house is defined as that area within the guttering on the perimeter of the clubhouse, including any verandah area.

4. RIDE ON GOLF CARTS

The Greens Director and Club Captain (or their nominated delegates) shall from time to time make rules governing use, access, wet weather conditions and marshalling of motorised golf buggies. As well they can denote areas for parking buggies, designate prohibited areas and the like. Hire and visitors' motorized golf buggies are subject to the same rules which cover members' buggies.

5. MOBILE PHONES

During competition rounds members are requested to minimise use of mobile phones. Such member should ask fellow players if they have any objection to the use of the mobile phone.

6. COUNTRY MEMBERS

(1) Country Members are entitled to play a maximum 12 rounds of golf per year (competition or non competition) and be eligible to win “OPEN” events.

(2) Country Member as defined in the Club Rules of Association are ineligible to win:

a. Honour Board Event

b. Monthly Medal (Monthly Mug/Monthly Medal)

7. SOCIAL PLAYERS

Unless permitted by the match committee, all social play will be conducted from the designated social tees.

8. PRACTICE AREAS

The club’s designated practice areas are

• The practice nets beside 9th green.

• The practice putting green beside the club house.

• The practice green behind the Pro Shop.

• The “nursery or practice” green on the left of the 17th Green. Members should hit from the grassed area on the right of the 17th Tee. No practice here is permitted while players are playing the 17th hole.

During a practice round of golf, a maximum of 2 balls may be played.

PRACTICE IS NOT PERMITTED ON ANY OTHER PART OF THE COURSE.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS OF PLAY for MEMBERS’ COMPETITIONS

(To be read in conjunction with Rules of Golf)

The Match Committee may amend “Conditions of Play” if in its absolute discretion and having regard to all of the circumstances it considers the change is warranted.

 Grades, game times, dates and prizes for competitions will be determined by the Match Committee. Dates will be published in the “MEMBERS FIXTURE BOOK” and on the Nambour Golf Club Web site.

 Single competitions:

a) MEDLEY competition are open to both male and female players.

b) GRADED. Grades will be dependant on the number of players and determined by the Match Committee. E.g. One grade only or, grades for men and for ladies.

 The decision as to whether a competition will proceed due to the number of competitors will lie in the hands of the Match Committee of the day.

 Honorary playing members who are amateur golfers may compete in any NGC competition. Honorary playing members who are professional golfers may compete in club events except net events in Monthly Honours, Nambour Open, any Honour board event or any event designated by Match Committee.

Visitors who play in club competition will

  •  Produce proof of club membership and handicap
  • Pay ½ green fees + competition fee unless otherwise stipulated
  • Be eligible to win only “OPEN” events
  • Be ineligible to qualify for any club event or honour board events

Should a visitor have the best score, a trophy will be made available by the Nambour Golf Club. Should a visitor and a member win a 4BBB event then they will receive the trophy of the day. A visitor must be a member of an affiliated club.

  • Members playing junior events must be 17 years or less on the first day of the event.
  • Juniors with a GA handicap may play in any club competition with a maximum of 3 juniors in any one group.
  • Players who win a Winner’s or Runner-Up trophy are not eligible for a ball in the run down unless otherwise stated.
  • A swinger in a four-ball competition may only win one major trophy.
Holes-in-one, eagles and albatrosses.

• Members and visitors are eligible to receive a reward for a hole-in-one, eagle or albatross in any golf competition.

• For a hole-in-one or albatross, Nambour club members and visitors have their names on the Honour Board and receive an appropriate ball mounted trophy. Nambour club members also receive one dozen golf balls and a caricature.

• For an eagle, Nambour club members receive 8 balls. Female members also receive an eagle badge. A reward for an eagle will not be made on a par 3 hole.

• A hole-in-one will be recognized on a par 3 hole with either a temporary tee or green.

• An eagle or albatross will not be recognized on holes with either a temporary tee or green.

• Holes-in-one trophies with individual sponsors may only be won by Nambour club members.

• Professional golfers who do not pay a competition fee are not eligible to win any of these trophies.

Deciding Tied Scores

The count back method described below is that recommended by the R&A and set down in the Rules of Golf booklet - Appendix 1, Part C, Section 10.

Gross events

18 holes:

Ties will be decided by a count back. Compare the gross scores for the last 9 holes on the card. If there is still a tie, compare the last 6 holes and if still tied the last 3 holes. If a tie still exists then hole by hole from the 18th.

36, 54, 72 holes:

Ties for first place will be decided by a “sudden death” playoff of holes 1, 8 and 9 (repeated if necessary) until a winner is determined. If more than 2 players are tied for first place, the Runner Up will be decided by a count back on the last 18 holes.

Ties for second place (Runner-Up) will be decided by a count back on last 18 holes.

Nett events

18 holes:

Ties will be decided by a count back. Compare the nett scores for the last 9 holes on the card. If there is still a tie, compare the last 6 holes and if still tied the last 3 holes. If a tie still exists then hole by hole from the 18th. In comparing nett scores, take into account the relevant GA handicap or fraction thereof and deduct:

   1/2 the handicap for the last 9 holes

   1/3 the handicap for the last 6 holes

   1/6 the handicap for the last 3 holes

   1/18 the handicap hole by hole from 18th

36, 54, 72 holes:

Ties will be decided by a count back. Compare nett scores for the last 18 holes. If tied, continue as per 18 holes above.

Stableford events

Ties will be decided by a count back. Compare the scores for the last 9 holes on the card. If there is still a tie, compare the last 6 holes and if still tied the last 3 holes. If a tie still exists then hole by hole from the 18th.

For “2 tee” or “shotgun” starts, the last 9 holes are considered to be 10 to 18.

(Powergolf Computerised Systems, which is based on Rules of Golf Procedures, is in use.)

Protests shall be made in writing to the Match Committee within 15 minutes of completion of round and before presentation commences.

Players may use motorised transport for any competition, gross, net or match play events, unless otherwise stipulated.

Distance measuring devices: A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If during a stipulated round a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (eg. Gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

MEMBERS’ ANNUAL EVENTS

Unless otherwise stated, these are closed events, eligible players to be financial NGC Members.

Dates as per Fixture book or NGC Web Site

(Additional conditions of play specific to each event to be read in conjunction with General Conditions of Play)

(1) MONTHLY HONOURS (including annual play off of monthly winners)

Stroke competition over18 holes

Grades – “A” up to 12; “B” – 13-19; “C” – 20-36; “Ladies” – 0-45

Trophies are awarded to Net winners in each grade and to Runners-Up in A, B, C Grades. A trophy is awarded for the Best Gross.

Winners of each monthly event prior to annual play off will be eligible to compete in the Annual Monthly Honours playoff (Mug of Mugs, Medal of Medals). The men’s playoff is ungraded. The annual winners will be the eligible monthly winners with the lowest Nett score in the playoff.

Ties will be decided as per the General Conditions of Play – “Deciding Tied Scores”.

(2) CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Stroke competition over 72 holes (4 rounds of 18 holes per day).

The Championship will be 4 rounds. A contingency date will be scheduled for the final round in the event one round is cancelled. If the final round is unable to be played on the contingency date, the Championship will be decided on rounds played.)

• Men’s Club Championships (Honour Board; gross winners)

Grades – “A” up to 12; “B” – 13-19; “C” – 20-36;

Trophies are awarded to Gross and Net winners in each grade.

Players’current handicaps each round will be used to determine the nett winners.

• Ladies Weekend Championship

Single grade – 0-45.

Trophies are awarded to Gross and Net Winners.

Players’current handicaps each round will be used to determine the nett winner.

The final round will be played with the 8 leading male players in each grade and the 3 leading female players playing in a seeded draw – players with lowest gross (1-4) and (5-8). The final seeded draw will start approximately 11:00am. The order of grades will be determined by the Match Committee.

Players are expected to play in the seeded draw. A player unable to play in the seeded draw will make an application to the Match Committee in writing, stating reason(s). The Match Committee may make exceptions after consideration of the circumstances.

Play and practice on the course is permitted between rounds except between rounds played on consecutive days. (Rule 7-1b) Penalty for breach of Rule – Disqualification.

• Junior Champion (Honour Board; Gross Winner)

Best gross and net scores over 72 holes.

A Junior may also win his respective grade event.

• Senior Champion (males 50 years and over as of the first round of the championships.)

Best gross and net (incorporating Carolan Cup) score over 72 holes.

A Senior may also win his respective grade event.

No player is to receive more than one trophy in any single event, excluding NTP’S.

Ties will be decided as per the General Conditions of Play – “Deciding Tied Scores”.

(3) MEN’S FOURSOMES. (Honour Board; Gross winners)

Stroke competition played over 36 holes in one day.

Trophies for 36 hole gross and net winners; 1st 18 holes and 2nd 18 holes net winners.

Players cannot win more than one trophy.

Handicap for the net event will be half combined handicap.

Players hitting off odd numbered tees in the first stipulated round will hit off even numbers in the second round and vice versa.

If a “play off” is required, the players who hit off on the first tee in the first round will hit off again on the first tee.

Ties will be decided as per the General Conditions of Play – “Deciding Tied Scores”.

(4) MIXED FOURSOMES (Honour Board; Gross winners)

Stroke competition played over 36 holes in one day.

Trophies for 36 hole gross and net winners and 1st 18 holes and 2nd 18 holes net winners.

Players cannot win more than one trophy.

Handicap for the net event will be half combined handicap.

Male players hit off odd numbered tees in the first stipulated round will hit off even numbers in the second.

If a “play-off” is required male players will hit first.

Ties will be decided as per the General Conditions of Play – “Deciding Tied Scores”.

(5) MEN’S SCRATCH MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (previously Doug Cogill Match)

18 hole Scratch Match Play knockout competition for the male players qualifying with the best 8 gross scores in the Men’s Club Championships. In deciding the qualifiers, ties will be determined by a count back on the last 18 holes.

A match which ends “all square” will be played off hole by hole until one player wins a hole. The play off starts at the hole where the match began. Play will be from the permanent blue markers unless otherwise stipulated.

(6) MEN’S HANDICAP MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP (previously Charlton Cup)

18 hole Handicap Match Play competition. Maximum handicaps – 36. Match play handicaps are to be the current handicaps for the day of the match.

The number of strokes given is the difference between the two players’ handicaps. The player with the lower handicap plays off scratch and the opponent’s handicap is reduced by the difference in their handicaps. Use the Match Play Index to determine where strokes are given. For further explanation and example, see “Individual Match Play” at the end of the Fixtures Book.

A match which ends “all square” will be played off hole by hole until one player wins a hole. The play off starts at the hole where the match began and strokes are given as in the stipulated round. Play will be from the permanent blue markers unless otherwise stipulated.

Entry to competition whether by a qualifying round or nomination to be determined by the Match Committee.

(7) MEN’S 4BBB HANDICAP MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP. (previously Frank DeVere Memorial)

18 hole Handicap Match Play competition. Maximum handicaps – 36. Match play handicaps are to be the current handicaps for the day of the match.

Handicaps are determined by reducing the handicap of all players by the handicap of the lowest handicap player who will play off scratch even if he is not present at commencement of match. The player can join the match later at the commencement of a new hole being played. The number of strokes given is determined by the difference between the players’ handicaps. Use the Match Play Index to determine where strokes are given. For further explanation and example, see “Four Ball Match Play” at the end of the Fixtures Book.

A match which ends “all square” will be played off hole by hole until one side wins a hole. The play off starts at the hole where the match began and strokes are given as in the stipulated round. Play will be from the permanent blue markers unless otherwise stipulated.

(8) MEN’S WEDNESDAY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

54 holes stroke competition played over 4 days - 18 holes per day

Grades – “A” up to 12; “B” – 13-19; “C” – 20-36;

Players will remain in the grade in which they played the first round.

Trophies will be presented to Gross and Nett winners in each grade.

The winners of each grade will be decided by counting the best two gross and nett scores of the first 3 rounds plus the gross and nett score for the final round.

Players’ current handicaps each round will be used to determine the nett winners.

Rounds cancelled will be rescheduled if possible. If not, the championship will be decided on rounds played.

Ties will be decided by Countback over last 18 holes

(9) UPTONS MOTOR VILLAGE FINAL

18 holes stroke nett competition played annually.

Monthly winners of “Upton’s Red Shirt Days” from all grades since the previous final are eligible to compete. The final competition is ungraded. Trophies are awarded to the Winner and Runner-Up. Ties will be decided as per the General Conditions of Play – “Deciding Tied Scores”.

(10) DIGGERS CUP and ANZAC SHIELD DAY

18 hole Open Single Stableford competition.

Grades “A”, “B”, “C” and “Ladies”.

Diggers Cup eligibility:

Any returned service person from the Australian or New Zealand military forces who had an overseas deployment. Mark “D” on score card to signify “Diggers Cup”.

Winner of Diggers Cup to receive a replica Diggers Cup engraved and donated by the Nambour R.S.L. Sub Branch.

Anzac Shield eligibility:

Open to all players.

Winner is the player with the best score.

Winner to receive miniature engraved shield donated by the Nambour Golf Club.

Diggers Cup and Anzac Shield winners are eligible to win their respective grades.

TOWN OF NAMBOUR OPEN

1. Eligibility: Male players who hold a current GA handicap and are a member of an affiliated club. On first day entrants are required to produce a GolfLink card (or proof of handicap) and proof of club membership

2. 36 hole event of individual stroke play, played over 2 consecutive days (18 holes per day). Should either round be cancelled then the Championship shall be decided on the round played. Trophies shall be adjusted accordingly.

Playing Grades

“A” Grade up to 12 “B” Grade 13-19 “C” Grade 20-36

A player’s grade will be determined by his handicap on first day.

Players’ handicaps will be recalculated for second day.

3. All players are required to report to officials at least 10 minutes prior to starting. Those not responding may be sent to the end of the field, or at a time at the starter’s discretion.

4. In the event of a tie for the Open Gross, Open Senior or Open Junior trophies, the winner will be decided by a “sudden death” play off on the 1st, 8th, 9th holes (repeated if required). If more than 2 players are tied for first place, the Runner Up will be decided by a count back on the last 18 holes. All other 36 holes ties for gross or net trophies will be resolved by a count back on the last 18 holes. All 18 holes ties will be resolved by a count back on last 9 holes. Cards will be matched as in Rules of Golf, Conditions of Competition, Stroke Play, Part C, Section 10. Should the tie not be resolved then the scores will be matched over the first 9 holes. If still not resolved, there will be a tied result.

5. On the second day the leading players (number to be determined by the Match Committee) will play in a seeded draw. Seeded players must play in the time slots allocated by the Match Committee. Players who elect not to play in the time slot allocated to them are ineligible to win the Open Championship.

6. Trophies will be awarded as follows:

Open – 36 hole Gross and Nett Winners and Runners Up

Senior – 36 hole Gross and Nett Winners

Junior – 36 hole Gross and Nett Winners

A, B and C Grades - 36 hole Gross and Nett Winners and Runners Up

A, B and C Grades – 1st 18 hole Gross and Nett Winners

A, B and C Grades – 2nd 18 hole Gross and Nett Winners

Players who receive Winner or Runner Up trophies in any 36 hole event are not eligible for the 18 hole event trophies or balls in the run down.

A player may win only one 36 hole trophy.

All players are eligible to win the relevant “nearest the pin” and “long drive” trophies.

7. All advertising signs to be treated as Immovable Obstructions.

8. The decision of the Match Committee shall be final in all matters relating to the tournament.

Additional Conditions of Play drawn from Nambour General Conditions of Play will be added for the information of players.

e.g.

Play in accordance with the Rules of Golf plus Local Rules

Motorised buggies

Distance measuring devices

Mobile phones

Dress standards

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