CONDITIONS OF PLAY

THE ORCHARD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

ON-COURSE REGISTRATION starts at 6:00 AM.

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DATE

JULY 16, 2018 (Monday)

TEE-TIME: Palmer Course – 8:00 AM Shotgun Start

TEE-TIME: Player Course – 8:30 AM Shotgun Start

TOURNAMENT FEE

Php 4,000 – PRE-REGISTRATION (on or before July 02, 2018)

Php 5,000 – Regular Registration (July 3 onwards)

Php 2,500 – for Students up to the college level with valid, current I.D.

Php 2,500 – for ORCHARD MEMBERS

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all Alumni and Students (of Jesuit & Christian Brothers schools) qualified by and conditional to:

1.1 Having graduated or completed at least TWO (2) years.
1.2 Limited only to amateur golfers at the time of the tournament.

All questions arising from eligibility issues shall be referred to and Arbitration Committee whose decision is deemed final.

RULES

Play shall be governed by the following:

2.1 The Rules of Golf as laid down by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews;
2.2 The local rules of The Orchard Golf & Country Club as printed in the scorecards.
2.3 The tournament rules as specified in this Conditions of Play, and;
2.4 Any official announcement prior to the start of the tournament posted at the Official Bulletin Board located at the Registration area.
2.5 In case of doubt, play a second ball:

  • If during play, a player is doubtful of his/her procedure, he/she may – without penalty – play a second ball.
    After the doubtful situation has risen and before taking further action, the player must announce to his/her marker
    or fellow competitor that he/she intnends to play two balls and which ball he/she wishes to count if the rules permit.
    The competitor shall report the facts to the Committee before returning his/her scorecard.

All questions arising from the conduct of play shall be referred to the Rules Committee, whose decision is deemed final.

REGISTRATION

Deadline for pre-registration is July 2, 2018. See REGISTRATION PROCEDURE in Section 10 below.

3.1 Pre-registration period is up to July 2, 2018. Pre-registered participants shall be given priority
to allocated slots, based on the submission of registration forms and receipt of payment.
3.2 On tournament day, pre-registered players simply have to pick-up their Score Cards from their respective
Registration Tables.
3.3 Walk-ins will be entertained on a first-come, first-served basis and will be subject to availability of slots.
3.4 On-course Registration will open at 6:00 am.
3.5 Players must complete the registration procedure one (1) hour before their assigned course tee-times and
must be on-deck and ready to tee-off at least fifteen (15) minutes before the scheduled shotgun start.
3.6 Upon confirmation of payment, Players may claim giveaway/raffle & lunch ticket. The Scorecard indicating the
Player’s name, school, course assignment and designated starting hole shall be issued at the school course desk.
All walk-in participants are required to accomplish & submit their registration forms at the UNHS Desk.
3.7 Any refund due to cancellation made on or before July 13 shall be subject to a 50% deduction from the entry fee and the Player shall not be entitled to the tournament giveaway.
3.8 Cancellations two (2) days before the tournament date shall no longer have the benefit of any refund although the Player shall be entitled to the tournament giveaway.
3.9 Substitutions shall be allowed only if made on or before July 13 and if the Player being substituted is playing
at the same Course (Palmer or Player Course) as the original Player.

Note: There are only 144 slots allocated for each School. Register early because slots are on a first-paid, first-served basis.

PAIRING

SHOTGUN START (PALMER: 8:00 AM // PLAYER: 8:30 AM)

4.1 Peferred flight pairings for pre-registered and paid participants may be requested on or before July 13 but not later.
4.2 The Pairings Sheet shall be posted at the registration area of the playing venue. Upon publication, all processed information
and data on entries and schedules shall be strictly applied and enforced.
4.3 Time of starting and groups (Rule 6-3 of R & A Rules Limited)

a. Time of starting – the player shall start at the time laid down by the Committee.

                      NOTE: If a player arrives at his starting point ready to play, within five minutes after his starting time, the
penalty for failure to start on time is two (2) strokes at the starting hole provided he completes this hole and
joins his flight prior to tee off on the succeeding hole.

                    Penalty for lateness beyond five (5) minutes is disqualification.

b. Flights: The competitor shall remain throughout the round in the flight assigned by the Committee unless
the Committee authorizes or ratifies a change. Penalty for breach of Rule 6-3 below: Disqualification

4.4 MAXIMUM STROKES PER HOLE: All players are required to pick up their ball after scoring double par to speed up play.

DIVISIONS

INDIVIDUAL 18-HOLE STROKE PLAY, FULL HANDICAPS SHALL BE APPLIED EXCEPT IN THE OPEN CLASS WHERE DOUBLE PEORIA SHALL BE USED.

5.1 Participants shall be grouped according to Age Brackets, as reflected in the grid table below, plus a Ladies Division
and an Open Class. Birth year shall be the reference point to determine age ie. 2018 minus year of birth = Player’s age*.
5.2 The lowest Unified National Handicapping System (UNHS) handicap index for the months of MARCH, APRIL or MAY 2018 shall be used. Each Age Group shall have three (3) classes with the top 25% plus ties in the combined field constituting Class A, the next 35% plus ties shall constitute Class B and the balance of 40% as Class C.
5.3 Each Age Bracket, as well as the Ladies and the Open Division, have a designated Course assigned, as reflected in the table below.
The Organizing Committee reserves the right to change the Course assignments at any time when conditions so warrant.

Note: The Age Bracket, Classification, Course Assignment and designated Tees are presented in the Grid Table below.

AGE BRACKET CLASSIFICATION COURSE TEES
35 yrs & below A/B/C Player Blue
36 to 45 yrs old A/B/C Player Blue
46 to 55 yrs old A/B/C Player Blue
56 to 65 yrs old A/B/C Palmer White
66 yrs old & above A/B/C Palmer White
Ladies 1 Category Only Palmer Red
Open 1 Category Only Player Blue

*note: Player’s age is year 2018 less the Player’s year of birth.

5.4 The Tournament shall be played in two (2) Courses, namely the Palmer and Player Courses, as shown in the above table.
There shall be a maximum of 144 Players per School.
5.5 Men who are 55 years and below, as well as those in the Open Class shall tee off from the Blue Tees. Men aged 56 years and above shall tee off from the White Tees. Ladies shall tee off from the Red Tees.

 

HANDICAPS

Note: Players can ask their Golf Club for their UNHS ID # and Handicap Index

The lowest handicap index for March, April or May 2018 provided by the UNHS shall be used.

6.1 All participants are advised to verify their submitted UNHS Handicap Indices with the UNHS desk.
6.2 The slope rating of Orchard’s Courses shall be used to convert all submitted Handicap Indexes.
6.3 Players with multiple club membership must declare their lowest UNHS handicap index in the Registration Form.
Failure to comply shall merit outright disqualification without the benefit of refund.
6.4 A Handicap Committee composed of UNHS representatives shall determine the equivalent Orchard Course
Handicap based on the Player’s validated lowest UNHS Index for March, April or May 2018.
6.5 Overseas Alumni with no UNHS handicap must submit a verifiable handicap certificate or a valid handicap card
officially issued by their overseas home club or golf association
6.6 Maximum handicap for Men is 36 and 40 for Ladies.
6.7 All Players with no UNHS or any verifiable club-certified Handicap Index shall be classified under the Open Class.
Their scores shall be computed using the DOUBLE PEORIA System.

SCHOOL COMPETETION

Point System

7.1 For purposes of determining which school shall win the Classic Cup, five (5) points each shall be awarded
to the Gross Champion and to the Net Champion of each Class. Three (3) points each shall be awarded to
the Gross Runner-Up and the Net Runner-Up of each Class. The school with the higher points total shall win the Classic Cup.

Note: A Player can win in only one category, either Gross or Net. In case a Player wins in both the Gross and the Net categories, the category with the higher Points shall prevail. In case of equal points, the Gross shall have precedence over the Net, as determined by the Organizing Committee.

The school which garners 50% plus one or one hundred thirty-seven (137) points shall be declared the Winner of the Classic Cup.

 

AGE BRACKET

CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C  

TOTAL

GROSS NET GROSS NET GROSS NET
1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd
35 yrs & below 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 48 pts
36 to 45 yrs old 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 48 pts
46 to 55 yrs old 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 48 pts
56 to 65 yrs old 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 48 pts
66 yrs old & above 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 48 pts
Ladies 5 3 5 3 16 pts
Open 5 3 5 3 16 pts
272 pts

SCORING SCORECARDS

Cross-scoring must be followed at all times.

8.1 Only gross scores must be reflected on the official scorecards and using only ballpoint pens (not pencils).
8.2 Players must sign their scorecard after ensuring that their marker has also signed the scorecard attesting to the
correctness of the scores reflected therein.
8.3 Scorecards must be submitted within fifteen (15) minutes of holing-out. Otherwise, the Player’s score
shall not count for the tournament.
8.4 Alterations / erasures in scores must be initialed by the Player / Marker and must be cleared / clarified
upon submission. All scores not legibly written shall be subject to the Committee’s interpretation.
8.5 Players must personally submit their Scorecards. Caddies are not allowed to submit Scorecards for Players.
8.6 For the Net Score, six (6) under par is the maximum allowed for each Player.
8.7 Mandatory pick-up after a player scores a double par. The score shall be entered in the scorecard, not an “X”.
8.8 A 24″ circle shall be marked on the putting surface around the hole to mark the “GIMME” area. A ball sitting beyond this “GIMME” circle must be putted. No exceptions to this rule!

TIES

Rules on Countback

9.1 FOR THE NET CATEGORY: Ties shall be broken in favor of the Player with the Lower Handicap.
a. If still tied, winner shall be the Player with the better gross score in the back nine (Holes #10 to #18).
b. If still tied, winner shall be the Player with the better gross score in the front nine (Holes #1 to #9).
c. If still tied, winner shall be the Player with the better gross score in the last six (6) holes.
d. If still tied, winner shall be the Player with the better gross score in the last three (3) holes.
e. If still tied, winner shall be determined by a Coin Toss.

 

9.2 FOR THE GROSS CATEGORY: Ties shall be broken in favor of the Player with the Higher Handicap.
a. If still tied, winner shall be the Player with the better gross score in the back nine (Holes #10 to #18).
b. If still tied, winner shall be the Player with the better gross score in the front nine (Holes #1 to #9).
c. If still tied, winner shall be the Player with the better gross score in the last six (6) holes.
d. If still tied, winner shall be the Player with the better gross score in the last three (3) holes.
e. If still tied, winner shall be determined by a Coin Toss.

TOURNAMENT FEE

Php 4,000 for Pre-Registrants (on or before July 2, 2018), Php 5,000 for Registrants from July 3, 2018 onwards, PhP 2,500 for Students up to the College level with valid and current ID and for Orchard members.

10.1 The tournament fee includes the green fee, giveaway, shared golf cart plus buffet lunch and raffle stubs.
10.2 A mandatory pilligan fee of Php 300 payable at the Registration Table shall entitle the Player to two (2) pilligans which may be used anytime and anywhere including the putting green.
10.3 The Caddie fee (minimum of PhP600) shall be on personal account basis.

Registration Procedure

A) You may register online at http://ateneo-lasalle.filgolf.com or get the mobile app for either android or iOS: “FilGolf Mobile”  Fill up the accompanying Registration Form online or send by email or fax to your respective contact persons. On-line registration is preferred.

B) Upon receipt of your Registration Form, your school contact person shall inform you (via return email or fax) of the availability of your playing slot in your respective Division and Course, CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION  and INSTRUCT YOU TO MAKE THE PAYMENT DEPOSIT at your school’s designated Bank Account.

C) Upon receipt of this confirmation, deposit your payment in your school’s designated bank account, detailed below.

D) Email or fax a copy of your Deposit Slip to your designated contact person who shall then confirm your participation by return email or fax. THIS COMPLETES THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.


Ateneo participants may send their payment to the Ateneo Alumni Association, Inc. at Rm 203 John Pollock Renewal Center, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights or deposit to:

BANK: UNIONBANK

BRANCH: Acropolis

ACCT. NAME: ATENEO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, INC

ACCT. NO.: Current account no. 00-053-000679-0

Kindly send a copy of the Deposit Slip via email to Ms. Jaymee Alona at info@ateneoalumniassociation.org or  at  cbalona@ateneoalumniassociation.org & copy furnish Maryann Suetos at maryannateneogolf@gmail.com

 


La Salle participants may send their payment to the Registration Centers below or deposit to:

BANK: METROBANK

BRANCH: Ortigas Taipan

ACCT. NAME.: LA SALLE GOLF CLUB INC.

ACCT. NO.: 007-631-05224-6

Kindly send a copy of the Deposit Slip via email or fax to Ms. Cathy Yuson at fax no. 637 5888 or email to lynnejay_27@yahoo.com


Registration Center:  De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA)

Address: G/F Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall, Taft Ave., Manila 1004

Telephone: +632.526.5612 ; +632.524.4611 loc 122 Fax: +632.524.0503

Contact Person: Cherry Rivera

EMAIL: cherry.rivera@dlsu.edu.ph

Mobile: +63.927.897.6761

AWARDS PRIZES

Medals shall be awarded to all Champions and Runner-ups in the Gross Categories.

      Trophies shall be awarded to all Champions and Runner-ups in the Net Categories.

11.1 A Hole-in-One Prize of Php 100,000 sponsored by Orchard is at stake at all Par-3 Holes of the Palmer and Player Courses.
11.2 Special prizes await the winners of the Longest Drive & Most Accurate Drive at designated Holes in the Palmer and Player Courses.

11.3 A Player may only win once in the special fun games of the course played, although he may choose which prize to keep.

11.4 To qualify for the Hole-in-One prize or any of the special prizes like the Longest Drive or Most Accurate Drive, the original ball must be in play.

HOLE-IN-ONE

For sponsored Hole-in-One prizes, the following rules shall apply:

12.1 If there are 2 or more winners of the same prize (at stake in all courses) the winners shall divide the prize equally.

12.2. Any and all taxes required shall be for the account of the winner(s).

AWARDING CEREMONIES

VENUE: BALLROOM (Registration for the awards ceremonies shall be open at 2:00pm).

13.1 The awards ceremonies shall start at 3:00pm. Door prizes will be available upon entry.

13.2 Buffet lunch will be served, accompanied with light entertainment.

13.3. Minor prize shall be drawn by the Player as he enters the Awards venue. Presence is required to win any raffle prize.

INQUIRIES

For any inquiries regarding the foregoing,

Ateneo participants may contact Maryann Suetos at +632.926.6046, +63927.390.7287 or email maryannateneogolf@gmail.com.

La Salle participants may contact Cathy Yuson at +632-6370200 +639189200827 or email at lynnejay_27@yahoo.com, Cherry Rivera at +632.526.5612, +63927.897.6761 or cherry.rivera@dlsu.edu.ph

La Salle – Ateneo

Alumni Golf Classic

The organizing committee reserves the right to amend, vary, modify or add to any of the tournament rules and conditions.

All decisions made by the Committee shall be deemed final.