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A PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITY

Ensure all players enjoy their game by observing the Etiquette of Golf.

Know the Rules of Golf, and the Local Rules, and the Conditions of Play.

All Players must keep up with the Group in front and not in front of the group behind.

Mark and sign your scorecards correctly. The Match Committee may change a result, but not the stroke score. An incorrect card will incur disqualification.

ETIQUETTE OF GOLF

  1. No one should move or talk close to another player when that player is addressing the ball or making a stroke. It is against the Rules of Golf for anyone to stand close to or directly behind the line of play of another player during the act of making a stroke
  2. No player should play until the players in front are out of range or have been called through.
  3. All players should without delay, play all shots when they are ready and it is safe to do so irrespective of which player is furthest from the hole. (Except in Match-play where order of play must be strictly adhered to).
  4. Players searching for a ball should allow, after 3 minutes (no more), other players coming up to pass them: they should signal to the players allowing them to pass and should not continue their play until those players have passed and are out of range.
  5. All players must use the rakes provided to smooth out footmarks etc. after playing from the bunkers. Leave the rakes in the middle of the bunkers, parallel to the line of the fairway.
  6. In the General Area a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced is replaced at once and pressed down, and any damage to the putting green made by the ball or the player is properly repaired.
  7. Players should ensure that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to the hole or by handling the flagstick. The flagstick should be replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.
  8. When the result of a hole has been determined, players should immediately leave the putting green. Players must pick up their ball when they are unable to record a score on a hole (except in Medal play).
  9. Player or players who fall at least one fairway behind preceding players shall call following players through. Failure to observe this rule will incur a penalty of 2 strokes (Rule 5.6), and for repeated offences, disqualification.

COURSE MARSHALL:

Acts under the Authority of the Match Committee. Complaints are to be directed to the Match Committee and not to the Course Marshall. The role assists all Golfers with speed of play and should be appreciated and respected by the members.

TIMESHEETS:-

Time Sheets will be available through the touch screen monitors located in the Pro Shop and near the Pool Table area inside the Clubhouse, at least two weeks in advance of a competition. Timesheets will also be available via the Club’s Internet website www.ashgrovegolf.com.au Players need to provide the Club Office with a pin number to be able to access the Internet timesheet.

Check your allotted time, and be ready to play at least fifteen (15) minutes before your starting time. The official starter has complete control of the field and may vary your allotted time as necessary.

Change of any contact details. It is your responsibility to advise the Committee of any change of address or contact details. Wrongly addressed mail or email helps no one.

SLOW PLAY (Some hints to speed up your game)
A round of golf at Ashgrove should take no longer than 4 hours and 20 minutes

  1. It is the responsibility of the lowest marker in the group to ensure the group plays as quickly as possible.
  2. Move quickly between your shots.
  3. The first person to tee off on the next hole should record the score for the last hole after they have played their tee shot.
  4. The person furthest from the hole does not need to play first if others in the group are ready to play their shots. If it is not safe for the person furthest from the hole to play their shot but it is safe for others in the group to play their shot then they should play first.
  5. If safe to do so then you should play your next shot first before assisting others to find their ball.
  6. Bags and buggies should not be left at the front of the green when putting.
  7. All players should go to the next tee via the back of the green of the hole you have just played.
  8. If your group needs to find a ball, call up the group behind first then look for three (3) minutes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Machinery, Ground Staff and Course Marshall have right of way at all times on the course.

DESIGNATED PRACTICE AREAS: The Practice Tee located at the bottom of the 15th Fairway is the designated practice area for all times except for when a competition is being played. Also after 4.00 pm the 1st tee (White Markers ONLY) can be used as a practice area to hit balls with a wood off a tee ONLY, social play permitting. The practicing of chipping may not take place when facing Waterworks Road or the practice putting green.

MEMBERS (MALE & FEMALE) SOCIAL ROUNDS: ALL Members MUST report to the Pro Shop prior to any social or practice round. All members must use the “White” social tees to hit from. Blue (male) and Red (female) tees can only be used in competition rounds. Members MUST NOT play more than two (2) balls per hole and then only if they are not hindering players behind them. Playing from the wrong tees or playing more than 2 balls WILL result in suspension from the Golf Club.

RULES OF DRESS

The following Rules of Dress apply to all persons using the facilities of Ashgrove Golf Club. Any person not adhering to the Club’s minimum standard of dress will be asked to leave the Club and/or Course. A clean, neat and tidy appearance is required at all times. Appropriate Footwear must be worn at all times.

Not Acceptable:

On the Course: Abbreviated shirts or shorts - Beach or football attire - Thongs / Sandals, Sandshoes without socks.

In The Club House: Singlets, rubber thongs, hats or caps.
Please Note: Clean workwear is permitted in the clubhouse until 7.00pm

Dress rules are flexible in accordance with fashion at the discretion of the Operations Manager / Secretary or delegate.

CLOSURE OF COURSE

From time to time during the playing of major events, notices to the effect that the course has been closed have been posted. This has created some confusion and disability to Members who are not entered in the particular event but are still desirous of playing golf. Would all Members please note that the course is not closed to them but they must not, under any circumstances interfere with the established hit-off times or continuity of play of the event of that day. The course however is closed to all non-members and social Clubs.

In order that no one is embarrassed would all Members please ensure that they have their Membership card with them for identification as necessary.

All players MUST report to the Pro-Shop before hitting off on a social round of golf even if only playing a few holes. Members need to book a time with the Pro-Shop for a social round of golf or they may be unable to play due to other social bookings.

DISCONTINUANCE OF PLAY

From time to time the course becomes unplayable. ALL players on the Course need to be advised of this. The method employed will involve the use of an air horn.

THREE BLASTS: PLAY HAS BEEN ABANDONED FOR THE DAY.
TWO BLASTS: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF PLAY

In general, play will be temporarily suspended when:
(a) Greens are awash
(b) Lightning is imminent
Players in competitions should familiarise themselves with their options when play is temporarily suspended. Rule 5.7a, Rule 5.7b.

WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION:-
Either:
(a) THREE BLASTS WILL SOUND: PLAY HAS BEEN ABANDONED FOR THE DAY.
OR
(b) TWO BLAST TO CONTINUE THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION
OR
(c) ONE LENGTHY BLAST WILL SOUND TO RECOMMENCE PLAY.

MEMBERS CONDITIONS

Rescheduling Events
The Match committee MAY reschedule any Major event (including Monthly Medal) or an individual round of a Major event due to the following reasons:

  1. Play has been abandoned for the round due to inclement weather or other unplayable reason with less than 75% of the field (booked in by 7am on the day) being able to complete their round.
  2. Play was suspended for a period of time and although recommenced, less than 75% of the field (booked in by 7am on the day) were able to complete their round.
  3. The Match committee MAY reduce the number of rounds in a multiple round competition. (e.g. if a round of the Club Championships was unable to be played (see above) then the Match committee may decide the event based on 3 instead of 4 rounds).
  4. For Thursday Club Championships - 3 full rounds will be played to facilitate the "best 2 out of 3". A full round requires 75% of the field (booked in by 7.00am on the day) to complete their round.
  5. Any other reason that the Match committee deem appropriate.

Competitive Play

  1. PLAYERS WHO ARE UNFINANCIAL ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN COMPETITIONS. THE PRO SHOP STAFF DO NOT HAVE DISCRETION IN THIS MATTER
  2. The Rules of Golf, the Local Rules, and the By-Laws of the club are in the Rules of Play. These fixtures and conditions are subject to alteration by the Committee, at any time, at their discretion.
  3. ALL 4BBB AND TEAM AGGREGATE EVENTS: Players will be required to have their score recorded for each hole and then enter their scores through the touch screen. The 4BBB or Team Aggregate score will then either be calculated by the computer or manually entered by the team. Events such as Foursomes (any type) or Ambrose will only have their team score entered.
  4. Players desiring to play in any event listed, are required to have their names on the “Time Sheets” provided.
  5. Ties in ALL EVENTS (including Honour Board events) must be decided by using the Golf Australia count-back system (unless specified in the Major event conditions). In match play events, in the event of a tie after 18 or 36 holes as the case may be, the match shall continue until a decision is reached. Note: Rotation of shots recommences, for each 18 holes.
  6. In the Foursomes Cup and Mixed Foursomes Cup the player who hits off first in the first round of play must hit off second in the second round of play unless directed otherwise by Match Committee.
  7. All cards must be returned for handicap purposes. If a player fails to return a competition card, then penalties as per the By-Laws may be imposed.
  8. A score incorrectly marked, or not signed by the player and marker, is subject to disqualification. The Match Committee may alter a result, but cannot alter a stroke score.
  9. In Championship events, open events, and other special or qualifying events, no player is eligible to win more than one trophy.

BLOCKED TIMES
Social Clubs
Social Clubs will play at different times throughout the year. Members should note that blocked times are allocated to these clubs.

Blocked times may be allocated specifically for male or female Members by the Match Committee. These times must be observed by all players.

COMPETITION DEFINITIONS & METHOD OF PLAY

AMBROSE:
This is played as a team with every player teeing off. The best ball is selected, marked and lifted. All players, in no particular order, then place the ball within one club length (one card length on the green) and all hit again. This process is repeated until the ball is holed out. If the selected ball is in the rough then all players are to play from the rough (similarly for hazards and bunkers). Each player in the team must use a minimum number of tee shots (4 in a team with 4 players; 3 in a team with 3 players; 6 in a team with 2 players).

If there are only 3 players available for a 2 Person Ambrose then the player with the lowest handicap is to be a swing player so that the group has two 2 person teams. This may require the swing player to place and play a second ball at times. The group will not play as a 3 person team. Also there CANNOT be a 5 person team in a 4 Person Ambrose.
Handicaps will be: 4 person - one eighth of combined; 3 person - one sixth of combined; 2 person - one quarter of combined.

4 Person Ambrose ONLY - Once putting from the green only, all players will have one putt and if the ball is not holed then the ball is considered holed for the next shot (e.g. there will only ever be a 2 putt for the team).

AMERICAN FOURSOMES:
The event is played with partners playing alternate shots with one ball from tee to holing out. Both players hit off all tees, then play the second shot with their partners ball before deciding which ball is to be played for the third shot. The third shot is to be played by the person who owns the ball. Handicap is one half of combined.

If there are only 3 players available for this event then the player with the lowest handicap is to be a swing player so that the group has two 2 person teams. This may require the swing player to place and play a second ball at times.

CANADIAN FOURSOMES:
The event is played with partners playing alternate shots with one ball from tee to holing out. Both players hit off all tees, then decide which ball is to be played for the second shot. The second shot is to be played by the person who does not own the ball. Handicap is one half of combined.

If there are only 3 players available for this event then the player with the lowest handicap is to be a swing player so that the group has two 2 Person teams. This may require the swing player to place and play a second ball at times.

CHAPMAN FOURSOMES:
The event is played with partners playing alternate shots with one ball from tee to holing out. Both players hit off all tees, then play the second shot with their own ball before deciding which ball is to be played for the third shot. The third shot is to be played by the person who does not own the ball. Handicap is one half of combined.

If there are only 3 players available for this event then the player with the lowest handicap is to be a swing player so that the group has two 2 person teams. This may require the swing player to place and play a second ball at times.

FOURSOMES:
Players play from alternate tees and also alternate shots on each hole. The second shot is played by the player who did not hit the tee shot. The second shot may not be the second stroke (e.g. if the tee shot goes OOB then the second shot is actually the third stroke). If being played over 2 rounds then the person who hit off the odd tees in the first round will hit off the even tees in the second round. Handicap is one half of combined.

MIXED FOURSOMES:
Players play from alternate tees and also alternate shots on each hole. The second shot is played by the player who did not hit the tee shot. The second shot may not be the second stroke (e.g. if the tee shot goes OOB then the second shot is actually the third stroke. Also if the Man’s tee shot goes OOB then the lady must play from the Men’s tee and vice versa). If being played over 2 rounds then Ladies play off the odd numbered tees in the first round and Men in the second round. Handicap is one half of combined.

IRISH FOUR BALL:
Holes 1 – 6: ONE Stableford score is recorded
Holes 7 – 11: TWO Stableford scores are recorded
Holes 12 – 15: THREE Stableford scores are recorded
Holes 16 – 18: ALL FOUR Stableford scores are recorded (if there are only 3 players in a group then the worst Stableford score is counted twice for these holes.)

SCOTTISH FOUR BALL:
Holes 1 – 6: ALL FOUR Stableford scores are recorded (if there are only 3 players in a group then the worst stableford score is counted twice for these holes.)
Holes 7 – 11: THREE Stableford scores are recorded
Holes 12 – 15: TWO Stableford scores are recorded
Holes 16 – 18: ONE Stableford score is recorded

HANDICAP V PAR:
This event is played against the par of the course. Full handicap. The handicap is deducted from the score recorded. If above par results is negative, if equal to par result is square. If below par, result is plus, the card with the highest plus rating wins.

HANDICAP V PAR WITH BISQUE:
Scoring in this is the same as Handicap V Par but with strokes being taken where chosen, rather than by index and to be decided after each hole and before play commences on the next hole. Any number of strokes may be used on any hole until the total allowable strokes are used.

TEXAN FOURBALL
2 players to a team
Players hit their own ball from each tee block
Players choose one of the 2 drives
Drive chosen is marked on the ground with tee or disc
Owner of chosen ball hits the ball playing their second shot
Partner places ball within 1 club length of the mark and plays second shot
Players play their own ball to the hole
The two individual stableford points are added together for team score on each hole
Highest score wins the competition

MEDLEY EVENTS and MIXED Events:
Members and Female Members play on full handicap.

Other competition guidelines are posted on the notice board. Rules for these competitions may be varied and Male Members and Female Members playing in these competitions will be advised by the Match Committee on the day of the competition what those rules will be and the handicapping system that will be used for that competition.


MALE MEMBER COMPETITION GRADES

“A” Grade Up to 12.4
“B” Grade 12.5 to 19.4
“C” Grade 19.5 to 36.4

Division 1 Up to 16.4
Division 2 16.5 to 36.4

MAJOR EVENT CONDITIONS

GRAEME BARTON MEMORIAL –
4BBB Aggregate Stableford, with Single Stableford in conjunction
Trophies presented on the day

JIM NEWBOROUGH MEMORIAL –
Open 4BBB V Par
Winners and Runners-Up - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
Honour Board Event

MIXED OPENING DAY –
4BBB Stableford (each team comprises 1 male & 1 female)
Mixed field - Shotgun start 12 Noon
Winner and Runner-Up - Trophies presented on the day

CLARRIE BROWN MEMORIAL –
4BBB Stableford
4BBB Winner and Runner-Up - Trophies presented on the day

MARK WINSTONE MEMORIAL –
Single V Par
Winner and Runner-Up - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
Honour Board Event

ASHGROVE CUP –
Open Single Stroke - Nett Event
Nett Winner & Runner Up - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
Honour Board Event

THURSDAY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP –
Single Stroke - 36 Holes - Gross Event – Best 2 of 3 Rounds.
36 Hole Best Gross and Best Nett - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
36 Hole Gross & Net Runner Up - Trophies presented on the third day
Best Net Winner and Runner Up for each individual day’s competition - Trophies presented on the day
Handicaps for the Overall Championships are frozen as at the first round, but handicaps can change for each separate round nett event.
Honour Board Event

PRESIDENT vs CAPTAIN TEAM DAY –
4BBB Stableford – Individual Matches
President’s Team will be the first 2 players in each booking slot - Captain's Team the last 2 players in each slot.
Whichever of the President’s or Captain’s teams wins the highest number of “individual” matches determines the overall winning team
Normal NTP’s apply for the whole field
Balls in the ball run-down will only go to players in the overall winning team
Winning “individual” team and Runner-up “individual” team in each of the President’s & Captain’s teams - Trophies presented on the day

BDGA TROPHY DAY –
Single Stableford - Nett event
Trophies supplied and presented by the BDGA on the day

MURRY WENCK MEMORIAL –
Single Stroke - Nett event
Nett Winner & Runner Up - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
Honour Board Event

MIXED FOURSOMES CUP –
Single Stroke - 36 holes - Nett event
Played in groups of six. Shotgun Starts at 8am & 12:30pm
Stroke - Ladies to hit off odd tees in the first round.
Nett Winners & Runners-Up for each round - Trophies presented on the day
36 Hole NETT Winners & Runners Up - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
36 Hole Gross Winners & Runners-Up - Trophies presented on the day

PATRON’S TROPHY –
Single Stableford - Nett event
Nett Winner & Runner-Up - Trophies presented on the day

ASHGROVE JUG –
4BBB Stroke played for qualifying. Top 8 go into a Handicap Matchplay. Tied Qualifiers determined by count back. A blocked time may be allocated (but is at the discretion of the Match committee) for the Quarter, Semi-final & Final
Nett Winners & Runner-Ups for Qualifying round (9 July) - Trophies presented on the day
FINAL Winners & Runners Up - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
Honour Board Event

VICTORIA PARK MEMORIAL DAY –
Open 4BBB Stableford
Trophies supplied by Ex Vic Park Members & presented on the day

MARK PHILLIPS MEMORIAL –
Open Single Stroke - Nett event
Nett Winner & Runner Up - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
Honour Board Event

FOURSOMES CUP –
Single Stroke - 36 holes - Nett event
Played in groups of six. Shotgun starts at 7:30am & 12 Noon
Best Nett Winners and Runners Up each round
36 Hole Nett Winners & Runners Up - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
36 Hole Gross Winners & Runners-Up - Trophies presented on the day
Nett Winners & Runners-Up for each round - Trophies presented on the day
Honour Board Event

HANDICAP MATCHPLAY
Nominations TBA. Matchplay using full handicaps. Handicap frozen at date TBA. May be played in grades - to be decided by Match committee. Players can also compete in competition of the day but Matchplay rules apply first. Putts can only be conceded in the Matchplay component. If players cannot play their round by the date given then both players will forfeit unless the Match committee can establish that one player was at fault or permission to play past the date is given by the Match committee. Each match can be played on any day within the time frame and off either white or blue markers as agreed by the players. Any disputes must be referred to the Match committee for resolution.
Winner & Runner Up - Trophies presented on Presentation Night

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP –
Single Stroke - 72 Holes - Gross event
A, B, C grades, Juniors (0-17 years), Seniors (50-64 years) and Veterans (65 & over years).
Gross Winner will have precedence over Nett winner which has precedence over Gross R/up which has precedence over Nett R/up. See “Note 2” in relation to Gross A, B & C grade ties. Nett Winners and R/ups will be decided by the AGU countback system. A, B & C Grade winners have precedence over Junior, Senior & Veteran winners which have precedence over A, B & C Grade runners up which have precedence over Junior, Senior & Veteran runners up.
The top 4 players in A, B & C grade will play together in the 4th round (tee times to be decided by the Match committee) unless permission is given by the Match committee for a player not to play at the allocated time.

Senior, Veteran & Junior Players must indicate on their card after 1st round their eligibility to be in either Seniors, Veterans or Junior grade (Seniors with a 'S'; Veterans with a 'V'; Juniors with a ‘J’). This is a condition of play.

Pay for All Rounds upfront.
Monthly Medal to be held in conjunction with first round.
Nett Winner & Runner-Up for rounds 2, 3 & 4 - Trophies presented on the day
72 Hole Gross & Nett Winners & Runners Up in All 6 Grades - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
Honour Board Event

IAN ELLIS MEMORIAL –
Single Stroke - Nett event
Nett Winner & Runner Up - Trophies presented on Presentation Night
Honour Board Event

MIXED CLOSING DAY –
4BBB Stableford (each team comprises 1 male & 1 female)
Mixed field - Shotgun start 11.30am
Winners and Runners-Up - Trophies presented on the day

NOTE:
1 All Major events will be decided on the Gross score unless specified in the conditions
2 All Ties will be decided by AGU count-back system except for Club Championship A, B & C Grade Gross winners which will be decided by an 18 Hole play-off and then Sudden Death on the following Saturday, or a date decided by the Match Committee.
3 Prizes for Gross Winners and Gross Runners-Up in any category/grade, are better than both Net Winners and Net Runner Up prizes unless specified in the Conditions of the event.
4 1 person can win only 1 prize.
5 Honour Board Events. All Honour board event trophies, will be presented on Presentation Night unless specified in the Conditions of the event.

Lady Members Competitions 2019

Lady Members’ competitions are held on Tuesday and Saturdays.

MAJOR COMPETITIONS – CONDITIONS OF PLAY

Posted on the Notice Board prior to commencement of play.

COMPETITIONS HANDICAPS – LADY MEMBERS

Stroke Full Handicap
Stableford Full stroke Handicap
Handicap V Par Full Stroke Handicap
Foursomes 1/2 Combined Handicaps
Chapman 1/2 Combined Handicaps
Canadian 1/2 Combined Handicaps
American 1/2 Combined Handicaps
Ambrose (2 person) 1/4 Combined Handicaps
Ambrose (3 person) 1/6 Combined Handicaps
Ambrose (4 person) 1/8 Combined Handicaps
Fourball Event Full handicap
Medley Event Full handicap
Match Play Full stroke handicap difference

All Ladies Competitions are open for Visitors except for Honour Board Events.

Gertrude McLeod Competition
The winners in each of 3 Grades with the aggregate of 3 best nett scores in Stroke rounds between March and August

May McCarthy Cup
The winner will be the best Nett score played in the stroke rounds played on Tuesday 1st May and Saturday 5th May

Ladies Championships
72 Hole Single stroke event played over 4 days in 2 Divisions

All Trophies to be presented on Presentation Night

Lady Members Ashgrove Jug –
4BBB Stroke followed by 4 ball match Play for best eight pairs

Lady Member Foursomes Championships
36 Holes played in groups of six

Lady Members Ashgrove Cup
36 Hole Single Stroke Event played over 2 Tuesdays:

Winners and Runners Up trophy presented on Presentation Night