Asia Pacific Junior Masters

Policies

  1. The Rules of Golf as published by R& A Rules Limited and USGA together with Local Rules as issued by the Championship Committee will apply. Decisions of the Tournament Committee will be final on all interpretation of the rules of golf, local rules and regulations.
  2. PLAYERS: Must check in at the registration area at least 30 minutes before their tee times. Be at the first tee ready to play 5 minutes before your tee off time. The penalty for being late to the tee is 2 strokes. Penalty for lateness beyond 5 minutes is disqualification. (Rule 6-3)
  3. The use of tobacco, drugs or alcohol or any betting between competitors is prohibited. Violators will be disqualified!!
  4. Any display of temper such as club throwing, cussing, hollering etc. may be grounds for a 2 stroke penalty or in extreme cases, disqualification. Damage to the golf course, grounds or buildings will result in disqualification the player will be liable for repairs.
  5. During competition, when a shuttle is furnished between holes or during play, ONLY an APAGM authorized cart may transport players. Players may not ride any unauthorized cart. Penalty is 2 strokes and disqualification for repeated offenses. EXCEPTION if there is a suspension of play, any way to get to safety is approved.
  6. RAINOUT POLICY: The Committee will decide the number of stipulated holes for the tournament. In case of suspension they will select a hole that is sure to be completed by all competitors. Consideration and decisions will be final and for the players' health and safety.
  7. LIGHTNING POLICY: Each player is responsible for determining danger from lightning and does not need committee permission to seek shelter. If the suspends play by(1) ONE LONG OF A HORN, ALL PLAYERS MUST STOP IMMEDIATELY. You do not have the option to finish the hole. (2) Two short blasts to start play. Penalty for breach of this rule is disqualification.
  8. DARKNESS POLICY: The committee will be the final decision for ending the round due to darkness. In case of suspension they will select a hole that was completed by all competitors. That hole shall be the final scheduled hole for that day.
  9. SPECTATORS: Players are responsible for spectators action. Spectators must stay 20 Meters away and to the side of the players. Any spectator either directly in front or behind the player will be in violation of Rule 8. Penalty will be 2 strokes.
  10. COACHING OR ADVICE: Any conversation between spectator and the player will be considered advice and a violation of Rule 8. USGA approved Range Finders and SkyCaddies are approved. Penalty for use of a non USGA approved device is disqualification.
  11. SCORECARDS: Return signed and attested scorecards immediately upon completion of play to the scoring table. A scorecard is officially "returned" when the player has left the immediate area of the scoring table without the scorecard.
  12. DECIDING TIES: A playoff will be used to decide First Place only. All other ties will be decided by applying the Australian Count Back System The Player is responsible to be present for any playoff.
  13. Caddies: Caddies are required for players in Age divisions 6/u to 9-10 years. Caddies are allowed for all other Age divisions. Any caddie that tournament officials determine is acting in a detrimental way to the operation of the tournament or the spirit of the game may be dismissed immediatley at the sole discretion of the officials with NO APPEAL.
  14. Indemnity - In entering the competition, participants in this Championship shall indemnify and not hold liable, APAGM, any of its members or officials, the Sponsors, the Organizers or the Host Club for any loss or damages to their equipment or personal belongings or harm or any form of injuries that the participants may suffer as a result of the participation in this Championship.