Rules

The R & A rules of Golf apply.

Four Ball Better Ball Match Play rules apply – rule 23 from R&A https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/rules/the-rules-of-golf/rule-23

https://www.randa.org/Rog/2019/Pages/The-Rules-of-Golf

Handicap allowances https://www.randa.org/Rules-of-Handicapping/2019/Rules/Appendices/Appendix-C

World Handicap Allowance explained https://www.englandgolf.org/handicapping/world-handicap-system/

Men will play off yellow tees, ladies should use red tees.

Please note - Current Active or Inactive handicap certificates must be shown to your opponents prior to play commencing.

Buggies and GPS range finders may be used, in accordance with the rules of the R & A. As a courtesy, please inform your opponents if you intend to use either of these.

One named substitute player per team is allowed throughout the team's participation in the competition. Once the substitute has been played they must remain in the competition throughout, thus replacing the original team member.

The organisers must be notified of any substitute players prior to them playing in the competition.

Any team that fails to comply with our rules, or is found not to meet any initial criteria, will be disqualified at any time.

In the case of any dispute the organiser's decision will be final.

Participants in The Golf Classic are responsible for payment of green fees (excluding the Grand Final) and any travel expenses incurred during the rounds and including the Grand Final. Note: We always endeavour to match teams to their nearest opponents, however, from time to time it will be necessary for teams to travel further afield.

Handicap limit will be 20 for men and 28 for ladies.

Handicap allowance is 90% of the difference to be taken from the player with the lowest handicap.