M Ftizsimons (Ardglass) with J Moloughney Chairman GUI Munster Branch
Munster Boys Amateur Open Championship 2014
at Ballybunion Golf Club (Cashen Course)
30July/ 1 August
Sponsored By Gleeson Sport Scene Limerick
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a) These Rules must be read in conjunction with the General Rules for Union Championships.
b) This Championship will be called the Munster Boys U18 Amateur Open Championship to be played annually under the control of the Championship Committee which will consist of Officials appointed by the Munster Provincial Council of the Golfing Union of Ireland through its Junior Committee.
c) This Committee will be responsible for the organisation and management of the Championship.
a) A player who turns 18 on or after 1st January in the year of the event and is the holder of an official CONGU handicap is eligible to compete. (Penalty for breach disqualification.)
b) The Championship Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry and may call for the production of a certificate of birth of any competitor before or during the Championship.
a) Entries must be made on-line through GUI website www.gui.ie/munster. The number of competitors shall be decided from time to time by the Provincial Council, but will not exceed a maximum of 150 competitors.
b) A ballot for places will, if necessary, be held amongst the highest exact handicap competitors immediately after closing date. Any entrant who is not offered a place in the field will have his entry refunded.
c) At the discretion of the Junior Committee of the Munster Branch, up to 5 players may be invited to play who may not have qualified under handicap cut off point, but who must have entered the Championship.
a) Day 1 - first qualifying round of 18 holes.
b) Day 2 - second qualifying round of 18 holes
c) Day 3 - 51 competitors plus ties who return the lowest gross scores over the 36 holes will qualify for a further 36 holes.
5. Breaking of Ties
a) If there is a tie for the Championship, the competitors concerned will immediately play a stipulated three holes by stroke play.
b) If still tied, will play sudden death starting at the first hole of the stipulated three holes.
c) Other ties will be decided as set out in the GUI Tournament Conditions Booklet.
a) The winner of the Championship will receive a perpetual Trophy and a prize and he shall return the Trophy in time for the following year’s Championship to the Executive Officer, GUI Munster Branch.
b) Prizes will also be awarded to the runner-up, third and fourth place.
c) Two prizes will be awarded to the boys who are under sixteen (16) years of age on 1st January with best gross score.
d) All prizes will be awarded on the basis of 1 player-1 prize.
a) Official practice day is generally the day prior to the commencement of the Championship at the discretionary times as arranged with the Secretary/Manager of the Host Club.
a) No person whose age exceeds the age limit for this Championship may act as caddie or assist him with advice or guidance during the course of play
b) No Professional may act as a Caddie.
c) Penalty: 2 strokes at each hole the infringement occurs, to a maximum of four shots. That any further breach will lead to the disqualification of the player(s).
9. Time of Starting & Groups
a) Players will commence play at the time laid down by the Championship Committee as per 6-3 Rules of Golf.
b) It may be necessary to change times/dates listed at the discretion of the Championship Committee with the approval of Host Club.
c) If a competitor fails to show at the tee without notification, entry may be refused the following year at the discretion of the Provincial Council.
a) Players shall play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines which may be laid down by the Championship Committee.
NB Closing Date 5.00pm Tuesday 15 July
Accommodation Ballybunion www.ballybunion.org
The Golfing Union of Ireland Munster Branch or Ballybunion Golf Club does not take responsibility for accommodation list provided.
Practice day is 29 July from 8.00am - 2.20pm and players please contact Ballybunion GC directly 068 27146 to arrange a time.