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2019 USGA RULES INFORMATION:
Click here for the various powerpoints shown during USGA Rules Seminars:
Session 1 - Major Changes to the Rules of Golf
Session 2 - 5 Areas of the Course
Session 3 - General Area Relief Procedures

WGAP Code of Conduct - effective for 2019 season

The Code of Conduct are guidelines are designed to support our players and our member clubs so that we may provide an optimal golfing experience during all WGAP sponsored events. 

Dress Code:
Players should dress appropriately for all WGAP events, including Team Matches, Open Days, and Tournaments.  Shorts/skorts should be no more than 5” above the knee.  Sleeveless shirts must have a collar.   Tank tops and denim are not appropriate. 

Care of the Course:
Players should maintain the integrity of the golf course at all times.  It is her responsibility to fill divots, rake bunkers, fix ball marks, etc. while on the course. 

Behavior:
Players should conduct themselves with integrity at all times while participating in a WGAP event.  Abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers/officials/fellow competitors, or abuse of the golf course will not be tolerated.

Any violation of the WGAP Code of Conduct will result in a written letter.  The Tournament Committee may assess penalties based on the severity and frequency of the violations. 

WGAP Pace of Play Policy - effective for 2019 season:

In order to optimize the WGAP tournament experience for all players, the following pace of play policy is adopted.
It is a condition of the competition that the player shall play without undue delay and in accordance with any Pace of Play guidelines that the WGAP Committee  may establish and with the prescribed penalties for slow play.
It is the player’s responsibility to know their group’s position relative to the published Pace of Play and to ensure they play within the maximum scheduled limits.  Failure to play within the Pace of Play guidelines will result in a warning for the 2019 season, with penalties established for 2020.

Defined as Out of Position:
The first group to start will be considered out of position if the group is behind the schedule prepared by the Committee.  Any subsequent group is out of position when it:

  1. Is taking more than the maximum scheduled time to play, and
  2. Reaches a par 3 that is clear of all play and all players in the preceding group have played their strokes from the teeing ground on the next hole or
  3. Reaches a par 4 or par 5 hole which is clear of all play or becomes clear of all play before all players in the group have played their strokes from the teeing ground.

Timing:
When a group is out of position, each player must play any stroke within 40 seconds after the timing of such stroke begins.  Timing begins once the player has had a reasonable amount of time to reach her ball. 

Handicap Classes:

Handicap Classes (based on indexes):
Class A - up to 15.9
Class B - 16.0 to 22.9
Class C - 23.0 to 28.9
Class D - 29.0 to 40.4

Online entries will be available the day entries open at 6am.  PLEASE BE SURE TO ENTER AND COMPLETE ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION.  Any tournament cancellation after the registration deadline will have $10 deducted from the refund for administration fees.

Score Reporting

You are responsible for posting, in chronological order A SCORE FOR EVERY ROUND PLAYED ON A COURSE RATED COURSE - when that course is played from regular tees to regular greens. This includes 18-hole rounds, combining the scores of two nine-hole rounds and playing 13 or more holes. Scores in both match play and stroke play, including those made in multi-ball competition, shall be used. WGAP Team Matches and tournament scores should be posted as "T" scores.

Hole-in-One Award

The procedure for reporting a Hole-in-One is explained on page 23 of the online Red Book. A COPY OF THE DATED AND ATTESTED SCORE CARD MUST BE SENT TO THE GOLF OFFICE WITHIN 60 DAYS.

Prizes

The number and type of prizes awarded to tournament winners is at the sole discretion of the WGAP Executive Committee.  Any prize not claimed at the event must be picked up from the golf office within four weeks of the event.  Please call the office to arrange pick up. Gift certificates will be mailed to your home.