BDVGA Competition Rules

BDVGA COMPETITION RULES

COMPETITION CARDS
COMPETITION CARDS MUST HAVE THE STROKE SCORE AS A NUMBER LISTED FOR EACH HOLE TO BE VALID. It will greatly assist the roster staff and committee and speed up processing if 
the stableford score and stableford totals for each nine and the overall total (stroke totals if a stroke event) are also included to enabling a check on scanned scores. Clear marks for scanning for each hole are required to enable proper scanning. If there is a discrepancy between the stroke score and the spot score the numerical value will take precedence. You will experience delays if these are not done.
PRIZE COLLECTION
TO QUALIFY FOR A BALL IN THE RUNDOWN YOU WILL NEED TO PRESENT YOUR SELF AND COLLECT YOUR BALL IN PERSON AT THE OFFICIAL TABLE ON THE DAY OF PLAY. BALLS WILL NO LONGER BE HELD OVER TO FUTURE GAMES FOR COLLECTION. EXCEPTIONS:-NEAREST THE PIN, EAGLES NEST, HIO AND NAGA. EXCEPTION BALLS AND VOUCHERS WILL ALSO EXPIRE IF NOT COLLECTED AFTER SIX WEEKS. SEE UNCLAIMED VOUCHERS AND BALLS TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY PRIZES OWING.
PREFERENCE FOR REGULAR PLAYERS
Field sizes for popular courses such as Brisbane, Indooroopilly etc will be limited to a Max. of 152 players.Priority will be given to regular players, meaning that players who only play a few selected courses may miss out.
BDVGA CONDITIONS FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
All players must be a financial member of the BDVGA and hold a current Golf Australia Handicap.
The BDVGA Championship will be a 36 hole Stroke event held over two days at courses with the same or close to the same Slope Ratings.
Players shall complete the second round playing off the same daily handicap as the first round, regardless of any change to slope or their AGU handicap in the intervening period.
The committee may then need to adjust the final score on the second scorecard to reflect the correct handicap as applied in Round 1 for championship purposes.
Gradings for the three Grades will be set prior to the first Round and remain the same for the second Round. Players can only win one placing prize for the championships.
Overall takes precedence of grade prizes, gross takes precedence over nett prizes and winners take precedence over runners-up etc.
Players must ensure that all Gross Scores are correctly entered both numerically and on the Score Scan Grid. A high gross score marked as a wash on the grid will negate the
stroke score and hence make the player ineligible for championship prizes. Any other competition held in conjunction eg stableford event shall be played off normal daily handicap
as displayed on the scorecard on the day.
Those who win any of the gross or net  prizes in the championships are not eligible for the stableford prizes on either of the championship days ie one prize only during the two weeks
of the championship period.
A Match play event may be played after the championships.
The top eight available players in each grade based on net scores shall play off to determine a winner in each Grade on the dates allocated by the Committee. For Match play, players will use the daily handicap
 they were on for the first round of the championships but on their current daily handicap for the stableford event. For the Match Play only, The Match Play Index (see below) must be used with the higher handicapped player playing off the difference of the two handicaps and the lower handicapped player playing off scratch. Normal course index applies to the stableford scoring.
To accept a place in the Match play a person must indicate upfront that they are available for all allocated Match play dates (QF, SF and Final) should they progress in the event.
The BDVGA Committee may make changes to these conditions of play, and any allocated dates or courses at any time to cater for any unforeseen circumstances eg weather, course unavailability etc.
MATCH PLAY INDEX IF STARTING ON FIRST TEE.
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
INDEX 18 8 12 3 14 6 10 1 16
HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
INDEX 5 11 2 15 7 13 4 17 9
MATCH PLAY INDEX IF STARTING ON TENTH TEE
HOLE 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
INDEX 18 8 12 3 14 6 10 1 16
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
INDEX 5 11 2 15 7 13 4 17 9

Note that the indexes are allocated in the same order regardless of which tee you start on, not on the same holes.

ELIGIBILITY FOR PRIZES

Members who are unfinancial at the time of playing after 31 March each year,  will not be eligible to win any prize.

(includes but not limited to championship and leader board prizes, grade voucher/cash prizes,  NTP’s or balls in the run-down).

NOTE:  The exception to this rule would be ‘resort’ games where all attendees including visitors would be eligible to win any prize or NTP.