POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

QUALIFICATION

G&G Tour events are open to PGA of BC members in good standing. Events have a field size of approximately 40 to 60 players. Spots are filled on a first-come-first-in basis with the priority given to: (i) G&G Tour members, and (ii) PGA of BC members currently working in the industry. 

 

In fair-mindedness and in spirit of competition for G&G Tour members, entry priority for G&G Tour events will go to individuals who are currently working full-time in the golf industry when an event has reached its registration capacity. In such cases, an alternates list will be created on a first-come-first-serve basis. Tournament registrants understand that determinations of full-time employment will be at the sole discretion of the G&G Tour committee. Full-time employment must be confirmed by the event’s registration deadline or when an event reaches capacity, whichever comes first.

 

A G&G Tour member may not play in more than two (2) professional tour events 45 days in advance of the commencement of a G&G Tour event in order to be eligible to compete and win prize money in said event. Tours under this clause include all tours used in the Official World Golf Rankings plus the Champions Tour, European Senior Tour, LPGA Tour and Symetra Tour. Exceptions to this two-event limit include any nationally recognized Championship, such as the US Open, Open Championship, RBC Canadian Open or PGA Championship.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE AND STARTING TIME

Registration for events will NOT be accepted verbally or via social media (Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter). There are NO exceptions to this rule. To register please email gandgtour@gmail.com, or sign up through this website here: SIGN UP.


Players must register at least 20 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time. If playing in the final group, please register a minimum of 30 minutes prior to starting time. After this time the registration table will be closed to allow adequate warm up time for those helping with registration.

 

Rule 6-3a provides: “The player must start at the time established by the Committee.” The penalty for breach of 6-3a is disqualification. However, it is a condition of the competition that, if the player arrives at his starting point, ready to play, within five minutes after his starting time, in the absence of circumstances that warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 33-7, the penalty for failure to start on time is two strokes at the first hole in stroke play instead of disqualification.

LATE WITHDRAWAL FROM EVENT

Registration for a G&G Tour event will close the Thursday prior to the event date, with the draw being released the Friday before Monday's event. Withdrawals that occur after the release of the draw will be subject to a fine and will be placed on the wait list for all remaining events on that season's schedule.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the start of an event by emailing the G&G Tour Committee at gandgtour@gmail.com. Failure to cancel properly will result in the player forfeiting 100% of his/her entry fee for that event. The entry fee will have to be paid before entry into further events is permitted. Appeals may be made in writing within 24 hours and will be reviewed by the G&G Tour’s Committee on a case-by-case basis.

 

FEMALE COMPETITORS

Female competitors participating in Tour events will be allowed to play from a forward tees in which the yardage is approximately 10% less than the tees used by the Male competitors.

 

LIFTING AN EMBEDDED BALL

The “Embedded Ball Rule” as written in Appendix 1 of the Rules of Golf is in effect “through the green.”

 

TIES

Ties for first place will be final other than in the Tour Championship where a playoff will be required if daylight permits. All other ties will remain split prize money and points.

CADDIES

Caddies are not permitted.

 

POWER CARTS

Power Carts are not permitted during competitive rounds. The G&G Tour’s Committee may allow power carts to competitors that have a medical condition which would not allow them to compete otherwise.

 

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

NO ALCOHOL to be consumed during the course of play, or while on premises prior to play except in licensed areas of the clubhouse.

1st offence: Official Warning

2nd offence: Disqualification from event

3rd offence: Player will be suspended from competing in G&G Tour events for the remainder of the year. 

*Additional disciplinary action may be administered if a serious violation of professional code of conduct has occurred.

 

APPEARANCE/CONDUCT

All professionals are required to present a neat appearance in both clothing and personal grooming. You are required at all times to maintain an acceptable standard of dress both on the golf course and in the clubhouse. Shorts are not permitted in any G&G Tour events, unless a special local rule is posted when the draw is released.

Players must attempt to be competitive and must conduct themselves in a professional manner.

1st offence: Official Warning

2nd offence: Disqualification from event

3rd offence: Player will be suspended from competing in G&G Tour events for the remainder of the year. 

*Additional discipline may be administered if a serious violation of professional code of conduct has occurred.

 

PACE OF PLAY

The tour will arrange to have groups play in threesomes where possible, to maintain proper pace of play. Also, as a condition of membership, a player in an early group will be expected to return to the golf course and monitor pace of play of the remaining field. If an individual or group is determined to have been slow:

1st offence: Official Warning

2nd offence: Two stroke penalty

3rd offence: Disqualification from event.

4th offence: Player will be suspended from competing in G&G Tour events for the remainder of the year.

In the case where individuals causing a group to be slow cannot easily be identified, the entire group will receive the warning.

RETURN OF SCORECARDS

Upon completion of play, failure to return scorecards in a timely manner may result in disqualification. For the purpose of applying Rule 6-6c, a competitor is considered to have returned his scorecard when he has first left the scoring area.

Any player failing to return a scorecard (DNF):

1st offence: Player will be omitted from the G&G Tour’s Order of Merit and Scoring Average standings.

2nd offence: Player will be suspended from competing in G&G Tour events for the remainder of the year. 

*Additional discipline may be administered if a serious violation of professional code of conduct has occurred. 

 

PRACTICE

A player must not play a practice stroke or roll a ball on or near the putting green of the hole last played. The penalty is two strokes to be applied on the last hole played, to a maximum of four strokes. In the case of a multiple round tournament being played at one course, practice on the course between rounds is prohibited. In the case of a multiple round tournament being played at more than one course, practice on the course yet to be played is prohibited. Penalty is disqualification. 

 

ORDER OF MERIT

The points race will determine the Tour Championship field (Top 30).

Ties in qualifying for the Tour Championship will be broken by highest point earner in an individual event.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

The purpose of this policy is to provide an equitable alternative to cancelling a round experiencing inclement weather.

Inclement Weather includes, but is not limited to:

– Heavy Rain, puddles preventing putting on the green

– Thunder and Lightening

– Darkness

– Strong Winds, dangerous conditions

 

In the event of inclement weather after the start of the event, but before all groups finish, the G&G Tour reserves the right to abbreviate the stipulated round (also the skins game) to the maximum number of holes deemed to be playable by all competitors, but a minimum of 9 holes. If such conditions limit the number of holes deemed playable to less than 9 holes, the entire round will be cancelled. 

 

All decisions not covered in the Inclement Weather Policy shall be made by the committee, in consideration of equity to the field.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

By entering an event on the G&G Tour, you agreed to adhere to the Rules of Golf, PGA of Canada’s Code of Professional Practice and G&G Tour’s policies and procedures as stated above and throughout this website. 

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