Golfing Union of Ireland Munster Branch

Munster Youths Amateur Open

Venue: Tralee Golf Club
Start Date: 23 Apr 2014 00:00
End Date: 25 Apr 2014 00:00

Entries Closed

J Sugrue (Mallow) 2014 Munster Youths Winner

Munster Youths Amateur Open Championship 2015
at Tralee GC 8-10 April

Any queries please contact
Golfing Union of Ireland (Munster Branch)
6 Townview, Mallow, Co Cork
Email: info@munster.gui.ie Tel: 022-2102



Please note that due to recent storm damage there may be delays on the N25 approach road to the Golf Club as there is ongoing tree felling taking place.  Please allow time

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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 Youths 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.
2. Eligibility 
a) A player who turns 21on or after 1st January in the year of the event and who is the holder of an official CONGU handicap is eligible to compete. 
b) Penalty for breach of this Rule is disqualification.
3. Entries 
a) Entries must be made on-line through GUI website www.gui.ie/munster   
b) Entries will be limited to the 90 competitors with the lowest exact handicaps at the closing date for receipt of entries.   In the event of entries exceeding this number, such entries from those competitors on the highest qualifying handicap, will be decided by ballot.   The ballot will take place immediately after the closing date.  Unsuccessful applicants will be informed forthwith but given an opportunity to compete if withdrawals occur.  
c) Any entrant who is not offered a place in the field will have his entry refunded.  The decision of the Junior Committee  will be final on all matters relating thereto including acceptance or rejection of entries, if so decided.   The Championship Committee reserve the right to disqualify any competitor making a false statement through on-line entry. 
4. Format  
a) The Championship comprises of three rounds.   
b) The first two rounds of stroke play take place over the first two days of the Championship – one round each day.   
c) The first 45 plus ties qualify for the final round on the third day of the Championship.
5. Handicaps 
a) At the discretion of the Munster Branch, up to five players may be invited to play who may not have qualified under handicap cut off point for the playing field.
6. Breaking of Ties 
a) In the event of a tie or ties for the Championship, the players concerned will immediately play one or more holes by stroke play over the Championship course until a decision is reached.   
b) In the event of a tie or ties for second or third or other places in the Championship, the decision will be on the best gross score as set out in breaking of ties GUI Tournament Conditions booklet.
7. Prizes 
a) The winner of the Championship will be the Champion Amateur Youth Golfer of Munster for the year and he will receive a perpetual Trophy as well as a prize.  He must return the Trophy in time for the following year’s Championship to the Executive Officer, GUI Munster Branch.    
b) As well as 1st prize, prizes will be awarded for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th best gross scores over 54 holes and one prize will be awarded for best gross Under 18 years of age.   All prizes will be awarded on the basis of 1 player – 1 prize.
8. 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.
9. Caddies 
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 golfer may act as 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).
10. 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.
11. 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. 



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