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Conditions of Play

CONTACT DETAILS

Pro Shop:            (02) 6653 4544

Clubhouse:         (02) 6653 4002

www.bonvillegolf.com.au

 

General Manager

Brad Daymond gm@bonvillegolf.com.au

 

Golf Operations Manager

Matt Dagger proshop@bonvillegolf.com.au

 

Committee Members

President                  – Kevin Edmonds

Captain                      – Adam Wood

Secretary                  – Dee Pfeffer

Treasurer                 – Tony Gray

Member                    – Paula Palin

 

Men’s Competitions

Conditions of Play

Grades

Monthly Medals

A Grade – Up to GA 8.7

B Grade – GA 8.8 – 15.3

C Grade – GA 15.4 +

 

Club Championships

A Grade               – (Handicap up to GA 4.5) Blue Markers, 72 holes Stroke

A Reserve           – (Handicap GA 4.6 – 10.3) Blue Markers, 72 holes Stroke

B Grade               – (Handicap GA 10.4 – 15.3) Blue Markers, 72 holes Stroke

C Grade               – (Handicap GA 15.4 +) White Markers, 72 holes Stroke

 

Handicap Limits (Male Only)

Maximum handicap of GA 24.0 for all team related honour board events.

 

Medal of Medals

All Monthly Medal winners are eligible to participate.  Blue markers of the day.

 

Foursomes Championship

Best 18 hole gross.  Blue markers of the day.

 

Mixed Foursomes Championship

Best 18 hole gross.  Blue markers of the day for Men

 

 

 

 

Cock of the Walk and Chick of the Walk 2BBB Knockout

Cock of the walk first 8 pairs to qualify, Chick of the walk first 4 pairs to qualify and play off match play index.  Use handicap of the day.  Finals to be played over 18 holes.  Matches to be played on dates nominated to by mutual arrangement at an earlier date.  Failure to complete match by due date will be deemed forfeit by the team unable to play on the nominated date, or both teams if both unable to play on the nominated date.  Any player forfeiting a match may, at the Committee’s discretion, be ineligible to qualify in the event the following year.  Cock of the walk white markers of the day.  Chick of the walk red markers of the day.

 

Handicap Matchplay

Leading 12 players in qualifying rounds to compete.  Top 4 players to have a bye in the first round.  Final to be played over 18 holes.  Matches played off white markers of the day.  Handicap on the day of each match to be used.  Matches to be played on dates nominated or by mutual arrangement at an earlier date. Failure to complete match by due date will be deemed forfeit by the player unable to play on the nominated date or both players if both unable to pay on the nominated date.  Any player forfeiting a match may, at the Committee’s discretion, be ineligible to qualify in the event the following year.

 

Championship Qualifications

Membership must be valid July 1 for a member to be eligible to play in any Club Championship event.

 

Ladies Competitions

Conditions of Play

 

Grades – as provided by WGA (GA Handicaps)

Division 1 – Up to GA 18.1

Division 2 – GA 18.2 – 26.2

Division 3 – GA 26.3+

 

Club Championships

Division 1 – (Handicap up to GA 18.1) 36 hole stroke

Division 2 – (Handicap GA 18.2 – 26.2) 36 hole stroke

Division 3 – (Handicap GA 26.3+) Stableford

Medal of Medals

All monthly medal willers are eligible to participate.

 

Foursomes Championship

Best 18 hole gross.

 

Presidents Plate

If there are 21+ players then 8 to qualify, less than 21 players then 4 to qualify.  Final to be played over 18 holes.  Matches played off markers of the day.  Handicap on the day of each match to be used.  Matches to be played on dates nominated or by mutual arrangement at an earlier date.  Failure to complete match by due date will be deemed forfeit by the player unable to play on the nominated date, or both player if both unable to play on the nominated date.

 

GENERAL

Championship Qualifications

Membership must be valid by July 1st for a member to be eligible to play in any Club Championship event.

 

Championship Qualifying

Members qualifying must play with members of the same gender.

 

All Major Competitions and Championships

Conditions of play both for the day or the run of a competition will be published prior to the first “hit off”.  The Arbiter for all disputes shall be the “Match Committee” and their decision shall be final.

MEMBERS

Slow Play

The main issue relating to slow play that needs stronger policing is players being on the tee ready to play no later than their allotted tee time.  Too many times players arrive at the Pro Shop at or about their tee time, rather than on the tee at the prescribed time.  This will be policed over this membership year.  Players will receive one warning.  Following that, there may be a two stroke penalty applied for not being at the tee at the due time, once called.  This is especially important during the short winter days.

 

The “Pace of Play” system has worked quite well over the previous membership year.  For those that don’t understand the Pace of Play system, it involves the starter attaching a Pace of Play card to the windscreen of each cart and recording the groups booked time, actual starting time, latest time to have finished the 8th hole, and the latest acceptable finish time for the 18 holes.  This assists the ranger in getting all groups around the course in a maximum of 4 hours, 40 minutes.  As a follow up to this if a group is found to be out of position on the course, the whole group will be noted in our “Pace of Play” notebook which is kept in the Pro Shop.  Please note that if your group is keeping up with the group in front you will not be penalised, nor will your name be entered in the Pace of Play book.  The Course Ranger, assisted by Pro Shop staff, will ascertain which group is holding up the field and only that group will be affected by this policy.

 

The Bonville Golf Club committee has decided that any player whose name appears in the book twice during a three month period will be notified.  If anyone on the list is found to be out of position again within that three month period, they will automatically be penalised two shots for slow play.  The two shot penalty will then be applied on each future occasion that the player fails to meet the required pace of play, up until the end of the three month period.  The three month periods will be April-June, July-September, October-December, January-March.  At the completion of each three month period, the slate will be wiped clean for each and every member.

 

Please also note that on days where it is “CARTS ON PATHS” or a stroke round from the back markers, an additional 10 minutes will be added to the maximum allowable time for 18 holes.  The Pace of Play system will also be used to speed up visitor play.

 

RULINGS OF MATCH COMMITTEE

Starting Times

Members are requested to be at the first tee 10 minutes before their hit-off time, otherwise they lose their place and may be sent to the end of the field and/or may incur such a penalty as the Match Committee may decide.  (See Slow Play)

 

Competition Cards

All competition cards must be completed and returned to the Pro Shop within 15 minutes of finishing the round or the card will not be accepted.

 

Practice

Practising on the course is prohibited except on the practice area.

 

Members Only

The Committee will stipulate starting times for all major competitions and play-offs.  Members desiring to play in the competition but who have not entered their names on the starting sheet shall hit off at the discretion of the starter.

 

All Members are to report to the Pro Shop prior to hitting off either in practice or competition.  The Pro Shop has the authority of the Board to direct players to commence their round from either the 1st or 9th tees at his/her discretion.  He/she also has the authority to direct a player to another group to ensure every player can get a game, or make up a foursome with Junior Members.

 

Players competing in K.O. competitions must complete their match on the date set by the Match Committee or by mutual arrangement at an earlier date.

 

It is the player’s own responsibility to ensure that his/her handicap number is placed on the scorecard in the space provided.

 

The competition starting time will be shown on the starting sheet.  Competitors are not permitted to hit off prior to the official starting time unless with approval of the starter.

 

Electronic Scorecards

The score written on the card will be the score declared to be correct.  The boxes on the right hand side only serve the purpose of verifying this score via our software package.  A scorecard that is returned with no scores written will be penalised by Disqualification.

 

PENALTY DISQUALIFICATION

Any member desiring to enter a protest in connection with Match or Competition shall do so to the Secretary in writing.

 

The Secretary shall, upon receipt of such protest, convene at the earliest possible opportunity, a meeting of the Match Committee who will consider such a protest and whose decision will be final.  Protests must be entered immediately on completion of the match or competition.

 

In the event of two or more players returning the same or equal scores in competition, the winner shall be decided by a count-back, except as specified in championships.

 

Match Committee

Shall comprise of:

  • President
  • Captain
  • General Manager – Resort
  • Golf Operations Manager

Any two to adjudicate.

 

AUSTRALIAN HANDICAP

A player shall have one Australian handicap only and this shall be allotted by his nominated home club.

 

The player is responsible for the following:

  1. Nominate his/her HOME club – if member of more than one club
  2. Advise HOME club the names of other clubs.

 

APPLICATIONS OF HANDICAPS

INDIVIDUAL

Stroke                   Full Handicap

Par                         Full Handicap

Stableford          Full Handicap

Match Play         Full difference of Stroke Handicaps taken as per Match Play Index

 

2BBB

Match Play         Lowest Marker in four plays of scratch and concedes to other three players (including partner) full                          difference between his or their handicaps.  These strokes to be taken on holes as per Match Play                            Index.

 

FOURSOMES

Stroke                   Half of aggregate stroke handicap

Match Play         Half of difference of aggregate stroke handicap taken as per Match Play Index (half stroke will be                            a full stroke for Match Play purposes.

 

CANADIAN AND/OR AMERICAN FOURSOMES

Stroke                   3/8 of aggregate stroke handicap.

Match Play         Full difference of half aggregate handicaps (half stroke will be a full stroke for Match Play                                             purposes) to be taken as per Match Play Index.

 

AMBROSE

2 Ball                     Quarter of aggregate stroke handicap.

3 Ball                     Sixth of aggregate stroke handicap.

4 Ball                     Eighth of aggregate stroke handicap.

Calculation of Ambrose handicaps may be varied by Match Committee to suit particular events.

 

ETIQUETTE OF GOLF

(Based on Section 1 of the Rules of Golf)

 

COURTESY ON THE COURSE

Consideration for Other Players

In the interest of all, players should play without delay.  No player should play until the players in front are out of range.  Players searching for a ball should signal the players behind them to pass as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not be easily found.  They should not search for five minutes before doing so.  They should not continue play until the players following them have passed and are out of range.  When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the putting green.

 

Behaviour During Play

No one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.

 

PRIORITY ON THE COURSE

In the absence of special rules, two ball matches should have precedence of and be entitled to pass any three or four ball match.  Any match playing a whole round is entitled to pass a match playing a shorter round.  If a match fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in front, it should allow the match following to pass.

 

CARE OF THE COURSE

Holes in Bunkers

Before leaving a bunker a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by him.

 

Restore Divots, Repair Ball-marks and Damage by Spikes

Through the green a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced by him is replaced at once and pressed down and that any damage to the putting green made by the ball is carefully repaired.  Damage to the putting green caused by golf shoe spikes should be repaired on completion of the hole.

 

Damage to Greens – Flagstick, Bags, etc

Players should ensure that when putting down the flagstick that no damage is done to the putting green and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it or in handling the flagstick.

 

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Today's Course Conditions

| Windy – 20° | Rainfall – Nil | Carts on fairways playing the 90 degree rule. | Preferred Lie 15cm through the green. Ball must be marked before lifting | Greens Height: 3.25mm | Driving range closed for ball collection at 4.00pm |Food and Beverage Cart on course from 9.00am |