Caddies & Carts
Accommodation & Transfers
All players will be met at the airport and transferred by coach to the tournament hotel. Each day shuttles will also transport players to and from each golf course.
Note: Any players who elect to use their own transport to and from the course daily will be penalised according to the rules of golf if late for their tee-time. Late arrival due to official event transportation issues will not be penalised.
Baggage Master Service
Note: A full Baggage Master service is provided. Golf bags will be delivered to each golf course at 06:00 each morning. Additional requirements must be booked with the Baggage Master.
Please ensure all personal items, medication and other are removed from Golf Bags when checked in with the baggage master on your arrival and check in.
Official & Social Events
All golfers are required to attend the Official Dinner events as a condition of entry. These include:
For this reason the final team positions are only announced at the gala awards function once the final score has been calculated.
As a condition of entry all players must allow photography at any stage of the event and if required be available for publicity purposes.
Additional functions - In the event of any sponsors wishing to host an event or function, all players are required to attend as a condition of entry.
Rain Or Weather Delays
Sick Or Injured Players
Should the unfortunate situation arise that a player is unable to complete a round or in fact a few rounds then the team may replace that player by paying a proportionate fee for the remainder of the event (if the original person stays on) replace them completely at no cost, or compete as a 3 person team. However, teams may only qualify for entry with a 4 ball to commence with.
Snakes or indigenous wildlife
Snakes are extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. As per the decisions on the Rules of Golf, a snake is an outside agency and in equity, it is unreasonable to expect a player to play a ball from such a dangerous situation. Through the green, the player is entitled to relief without penalty at the nearest spot where there would be no danger.
Where Golf Estates are enclosed by electric fences caution must be exercised. It could be life threatening to touch the fence or attempt to retrieve a golf ball through the fence. All electric fences are outside the boundary of the golf course and should be avoided.
Arrival And Departure From Golf Courses
On arrival at the club, the players will be directed to their golf bags. The players must ensure that their golf bag is unlocked and loaded on the golf cart.
Once the player has completed the round and the scorecard has been handed in at the scoring area, the player is to ensure that their golf bag is locked and once again stored in the storage vehicle.
This will be a grab and go after 9 holes and is part of the tournament fee. Should a competitor wish to eat on completion of the round there are menus available at the club and this (food and drinks) will be for the player's own account
Scoring Area & Regulations
A scoring area will be set up at each club. All players will be required to hand in their scorecards directly after play to either the Course Director or Scoring Administrator. The scorecard will be checked and loaded onto the scoring system. When the scores are correct, the scorecard with both signatures will be accepted and the score confirmed.
The distances on the scorecard reflect the normal distances from the club tees. Note these may vary (from what is on the scorecard) on competition day. All distances and GPS system are in metres in South Africa. Yardage cards will be supplied.
A ball spotter will be positioned on any hole that the Tournament Director has identified as requiring a ball spotter. The ball spotter will be supplied with a pole containing a red flag and a white flag. If the ball has been spotted, the ball spotter will show a white flag. If the ball spotter is unable to locate the ball, a red flag will be shown and provided the ball is not in a water hazard a provisional ball will need to be played.
Please appreciate that the ball spotter is only there to indicate if your ball is in sight but all playing decisions must be made by the golfer and the spotter will not be held liable for any decisions.
All players are reminded that any valuables such as wallets, cash, jewellery, etc. must not be stored in the golf bag or golf cart.
Where there are monkeys or similar animals on course, all players must be vigilant. No valuables should be left on the golf cart, even during play, as they could be taken by them.
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