Club Team Challenge Rules
1. Each golf club affiliated to the GUI or ILGU may enter one team in the challenge. For clarity, a club may enter one men’s team AND one ladies team if they wish.
2. Each team shall consist of three members of the respective club.
3. Teams shall consist of
- One team member with a handicap of 9.5 or less on 1st January 2013
- One team member with a handicap between 9.6 and 18.5 on 1st January 2013
- One team member with a handicap of 18.6 or higher on 1st January 2013
4. No more than one Junior (aged 16-17 on 1st January 2013) may be selected on a team.
5. A club may enter a men’s team and a ladies team. Mixed teams are not permitted.
6. A club may only enter at one qualifying venue.
7. Players on the team will also enter the individual event, for the opportunity of qualifying for the individual National Final.
Club Team Scoring
1. The combined scores of all players on a team shall be the score used to determine team rankings.
2. This is a gross competition – there are no allowances for handicaps.
1. At least the top 25% of teams at each qualifying event will qualify for the National Final. This may be increased depending on the number of entries received.
2. The players that compete in the qualifiers do not have to be selected on the team for the National Final.
1.The Kellogg’s Nutri-grain Skills Challenge, run by the GUI National Golf Academy is open to any amateur golfer subject to the following conditions:-
Each competitor must be:
(a) of Amateur Status as defined by the R & A Rules Ltd.
(b) the holder of an official handicap under the CONGU Unified Handicapping System (or similar standard);
(c) a member of the club from which he elects to enter but an Honorary Member must have been, at some time, a fee paying member of the club for a period of two years.
Note: A player who also holds a handicap from a Handicapping Authority other than CONGU, must enter and play off his CONGU Handicap.
2. In the alternative to 1(c) above he must be a member of the Irish Artisan Golfers’ Association. In the case of a member of the Irish Artisan Golfers’ Association the Association must certify that the entrant has a handicap within the terms of the Unified Handicapping System as operated by the Council of National Golf Unions’.
3.The Club or Association from which he elects to enter must be affiliated to the recognised authority controlling golf in the country concerned.
4. The GUI National Golf Academy shall be responsible for the organisation and management of the Challenge
5. (a) Entries must be made in the manner defined on the Academy website.
6. Competitors must conform in all respects to the Rules of Amateur Status.
7. Only persons appointed by the GUI National Golf Academy shall be authorised to give a decision on any question or dispute arising during the course of play.
8. The Challenge shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the R & A and in accordance with the Local Rules of the Housing Club, as approved by GUI National Golf Academy.
8. The GUI National Golf Academy reserves the right to fix and/or alter the times of starting.
10. Motorised buggies may be utilised only by a Player or Caddy in possession of a valid medical certificate of disability. (Penalty - disqualification of the offending player/s).
11. It shall be obligatory for all competitors to play with a golf ball which is named on the current list of conforming golf balls. (Penalty - disqualification).
12. Competitors submit to the Golfing Union of Ireland Doping Control Bye Laws and to drug testing thereunder. A copy of the Doping Control Bye Laws is available on request.
13. Players withdrawing/not appearing without reasonable notice may incur disqualification from entering subsequent Challenges, up to and including the corresponding Challenge in the following year.
14. Any competitor who is currently disqualified from participating in any GUI Union or Branch Championship, shall not be eligible to compete in the Challenge during the period of his disqualification.
15 A player shall play without undue delay. Between completion of a challenge and playing from the next challenge a player shall not unduly delay play.
16. The GUI National Golf Academy shall select dates and venues for Challenge qualifying events and the National Final shall take place at the GUI National Golf Academy.
17. Entrants must be aged 16 or over on the 7th June 2013 to be eligible to compete. Breach of this will result in disqualification and a 2 year ban on entering the Challenge will be imposed.
18. The Rules Modifications, as outlined in the Rules of Golf for Golfers with Disabilities are operative in the Challenge.
19 A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If during the Challenge, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.
20. Competitors should register with the GUI National Golf Academy staff at the host club venue at least 30 minutes prior to their tee time in the Challenge.
21. It is usual for photographs to be taken during the Chellenge and these may be used in the promotion of the Challenge. However, individuals have the right to refuse the use of their picture and should report any concerns to the GUI National Golf Academy in writing. Those intending to take photographs at the Challenge will be asked to register at the GUI Mobile Office/Championship Office.
22. The GUI National Golf Academy reserves the right of entry into the Challenge.
23. The penalty for breach of Rule 1, 2, 3 and 14 shall be disqualification.
24. Tied scores shall be broken using the last 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 skills as they appear on the card (not the order they were played).