TRIANGLE SENIORS GOLF TOUR POLICES
Membership Applications and Handicaps
Please provide complete and accurate membership applications. Each piece of data is not only required, but has proven useful to the TSGT in attaining all sorts of extra benefits for members.
It is vitally important that you report handicap indexes accurately. Not only for your personal interest concerning the TSGT but so that you can be paired with persons of equal golfing ability for the best competitive experience.
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Each member is allowed to invite (and be paired with) a single guest. This privilege is extended to all members and may be exercised once per season. Hopefully you will choose to invite a potential new member, but if you have a visitor in town and want to play golf in a TSGT event, you may invite this guest providing you:
1. Pay the regular event entry fee for this person.
Your guest will be paired with you for the day and MAY NOT be included for prizes. Please note that if your guest wishes to participate in tournament prizes, then said guest will be required to produce a current (or verifiable) handicap index at time of registration and join our Tour. Guest must be registered in advance and will be put on waiting list and can play if space is available
Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability
By signing or electronically submitting a member application and entering and playing in a Triangle Senior Golf Tour, the participant understands and agrees that there are certain dangers involved with the participation in a golf event, including but not limited to being struck by lightning, getting hit by a golf club, suffering from heat exhaustion, heart attack or injury from uneven terrain, all of for which risks participant assumes and solely accepts, and waives all claims of injury to body or property against Triangle Senior Golf Tour. Further, the participant agrees that while on the premises of a Triangle Senior Golf Tour Event ("Event"), as well as all other presenting sponsors, co-sponsors and representatives affiliated with the tournament, the participant, and any guest, relative or anyone else affiliated with participant, shall be present at their own risk and that Triangle Senior Golf Tour shall not be liable for any claims for injuries or damages whatsoever to person or property of the participant or related person arising out of or in connection with the participation in the Event or presence at the Event. Participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Triangle Senior Golf Tour from all claims by or liability to participant or affiliated person.
Electronic Measuring Devices are allowed on the TSGT Tour.
Tournament Registrations and Tee Times
Registration can be done on line at www.triangleseniorsgolf.com or by calling 919-452-8997. We must let courses know within 3 days of Tournament how many players we will have. Therefore it is important to get entry fees into the system ASAP. Members can register for all the events that they plan to play for the season in advance. You do not have to pay for them in advance so you can sign up for as many as you know you will play. If you sign up and cannot make an event whether you have paid or not, as long as you notify us prior to the tournament you are canceling the cancelations policy will not take effect.
All events will be held regardless of weather conditions unless the course closes.
In the event a course is forced to close, I will determine if a stipulated round can be declared.
Rain checks may be available base on policies of the host course. The Golf Professional will provide details based on conditions. If you are registered for an event that is canceled, your entry fee will automatically roll forward and be applied to the next event you are playing in.
If you must cancel participation in an event you must notify us by Friday before the event. If you have prepaid and fail to notify us your entry fee will not be rolled forward or refunded.
At The Tournament
Please sign in at the sign-in table. Locate your cart with your name on the cart card. Check the official score card to verify that your handicap is right. Since flights are assigned via handicaps, it is important that we have your handicap on file correctly.
All players must be in carts 10 minutes before start time.
The Golf Professional and I provide local course rules.
On the course, enjoy your round and please stay in position.
We need to keep the playing time between 41/2 to 5 hours. Any group coming in after 5 hours will be disqualified.
After 18 holes, please check, sign and turn in scorecards before putting up clubs. If scorecard is turned in after the 5 hour rule it will not be counted.
In the event of any on course rules issue on the course, please locate and obtaining ruling from the host course professional before completing your scorecard.
Speed of play
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Triple bogey rule is in effect on any one hole.
Each group must keep up with the group in front to stay in position.
Golf course rangers and I will warn groups out of position so keep up.
Out of position groups can receive a two stroke penalty.
What is a skins pool?
This is an optional side bet between players. You can join the skins game at the sign in table. Each flight will have its on skins pool. The skins pot may vary at each event.
What is a skin?
A player with the only birdie, eagle or double eagle on a given hole wins a skin. More than one player making birdie, eagle or double eagle cancels the skin.
Why do I do the skins?
With four flights teeing off players find it difficult to manage a side bet that is event-wide. I hold the bets and calculate prizes as a convenience to the players.
How much is in the skins pool?
With 50 players participating in the skins pool, the pool would be worth 250 dollars ($5 per player wager). At the end of the tournament the pool is divided by the number of skins and that amount is paid in cash to the player earning each skin.
Normally how many skins are made?
Typically there are less than five skins per event.
What happens if no skins are made?
The pool is carried over to the next event if no skins are made. If only 2 skins and on the same hole the pool will be divided between those 2 players.
A tip on how to win skins…
Seldom will more than one player birdie the first hole and par 3’s win a lot of times.
Will receiving cash hurt my amateur status?
USGA rules about amateurs not receiving cash apply to tournament prizes, not side bets. Since the skins pool is a side bet between players, your status will not change
The rules of golf as provided by the USGA will always apply except when modified by local rules.
USGA HANDICAP INDEX APPLIES
Each member certifies his or her handicap complies with the requirements of the USGA. If you are caught submitting a false handicap you will be put in the appropriate flight and forfeit all prizes