Kent Golf Union

The Kent Junior Championship 2013 (Round 1) Rules

Championship Rules

1. Eligibility
Competitors must be under 18 years of age on 1st January of the year of the Championship entered, and must be a Male member of a Club affiliated to the KENT GOLF UNION, and in possession of a certified handicap. Entries will be limited to the number permitted by the Host Club, and if necessary, longer handicaps will be subject to ballot.
A player may only represent his HOME Club in the Championship.

2. Caddies
Caddies are allowed but must be under 18 on 1st January 2013.

3. The Competition
Play will be over 36 holes of Stroke play.

4. The Junior Champion
Will be the player who returns the lowest gross score. In the event of a Tie the Championship will be decided by "sudden death" play-off. The Champion will hold the "The Championship Cup" for one year. If necessary, the 2nd and 3rd places will be decided on a "count-back".

5. A. E. Packman Trophy
Will be held for one year by the competitor aged under 16 years on the 1st January 2013 who returns the lowest gross score. If necessary, decision will be by "count-back".

6. Richard Young Cup
Will be held for one year by the player returning the lowest nett score over 36 holes. If necessary, decision will be by “count-back".

7. G. Hayward Trophy
Will be awarded to the Competitor who, not having won any of the above, has in the opinion of the Championship Committee shown the most promise.

8. Age Group Prize
Will be presented the leading player who was Under 14 on the 1st January 2013, who has not been presented with any other trophy. If necessary, the decision will be by “count-back”.

9. Practice Rounds
Competitors should make their own arrangements with the Secretary of the Host Club. A practice round may be a courtesy offered by the Club but competitors should be prepared to pay a green fee if required.

10. Play will be under the Rules of the R & A in conjunction with the Local Rules of the Host Club. Disputes shall be referred to the Championship Committee immediately after completion of the round, and their decision shall be final.

11. All entries shall be subject to the approval of the Championship Committee who reserve the right to accept or refuse any entry without giving reason for their decision, which shall be final.

12. Distance Measuring Devices (DMD’s) are permitted but only those that calculate distance. Those providing other information such as wind speed, temperature and elevation, will not be allowed. Any player found using such a DMD will be in breach of Rule 14-3 for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

12. Ride on Buggies. Except in cases when Competitors claim exemption under the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005 upon the production of a Medical Certificate signed by a Registered Medical Practitioner or a Blue Disable Badge Permit, all other Competitors shall be prohibited from riding on motorised buggy carts, except with the explicit permission of the Championship Committee. Penalty for Breach of Condition is Disqualification. A letter or email with your entry form should indicate that you will require a buggy. The Medical Certificate or the Blue Disabled Badge Permit must be provided to the Secretary on the day of the competition. Competitors shall always be responsible for providing their buggy, and must conform at all times with any rules / restrictions relating to the use of buggies of the host club.

This is a 36 hole competition and ALL competitors are expected to play both rounds, unless they have been injured during the mornings play. Any player who does not feel fit to play the afternoon round MUST inform the Secretary. Any player failing to adhere to this rule will be reported to the Championship committee, who will discuss each case on its merit, but their decision could lead to that player being banned from County competitions in the future.

Competitors must conform in all respects with the dress rules of the host club both on and off the course.

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