Golfing Union of Ireland Munster Branch

Munster Seniors Amateur Open

Venue: Waterville Golf Club
Start Date: 05 May 2015 00:00
End Date: 06 May 2015 00:00

Entries Closed

Tom Cleary (Cork) Winner 2014

Munster Seniors Amateur Open Championship 2015
at Waterville Golf Club 5-6 May

Sponsored by Clarion Hotel Limerick


Any queries please contact
 Golfing Union of Ireland (Munster Branch)
 6 Townview, Mallow, Co Cork  Email: info@munster.gui.ie Tel: 022-21026


1. General 
a) These Rules must be read in conjunction with the General Rules for Union Championships. 
b) This Championship will be called the Munster Seniors Amateur Open Championship to be played annually under the control of the Championship Committee which will consist of Officials appointed by the Munster Branch of the Golfing Union of Ireland.  
2. Eligibility 
a) A player who turns 55 on or before first day of the Championship and is the holder of an official CONGU handicap is eligible to compete. 
b) The penalty for breach is disqualification.
3. Entries 
a) Entries must be made on-line through GUI website www.gui.ie/munster 
b) Entries will be limited to 120 competitors with lowest exact handicaps at closing date. Should the total entry exceed available starting times, higher handicap entrants will be decided by ballot, to take place immediately after closing date. Unsuccessful applicants will have entry fees refunded.
4. Format  
a) Each competition will play one stroke round of 18 holes on consecutive days (2 rounds 36 holes).  
b) The Winner of the Championship will be decided on the best gross score after 2 rounds
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.
6. Prizes 
a) The Winner of the Tournament will be the Munster Senior Amateur Open Champion Golfer for the year. He must return the Trophy in time for the following year’s Championship to the Executive Officer, GUI Munster Branch.
b) Other gross prizes will be awarded to runner-up, third, fourth, fifth and sixth in the Championship.  Subsidiary competitions by age groups will be played within the Championship. Competitors returning best first and second net in each of the following age groups: ‘A’ - 55 to 59 ‘B’ - 60 to 64 ‘C’ - 65 + over 2 rounds will also be awarded prizes. Ties for nett/age group competition will be treated in the same way until a decision is reached.  No competitor will receive more than one prize.
7. Practice 
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 Housing Club 
8. 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 hosting 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. 
9. Other 
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 1.00pm