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State Day Rules

DISQUALIFICATION

NO CARD EXPLANATION

MEDICAL WITHDRAWAL

CANCELLATIONS

PENALTIES   

1. All players must follow USGA Rules and VSWGA Conditions of Competition unless local rules are posted. The VSWGA Conditions of Competition are available at www.vswga.org/comprules.html.


2. All players must hole out on each hole and record the ACTUAL number of strokes for each hole on their scorecard. Do not adjust for Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) or your maximum number of strokes.


3. Proper behavior is expected of all players. Unsportsmanlike behavior could result in a one-year suspension from all VSWGA tournaments.

STATE DAY CANCELLATION AFTER START OF COMPETITION

VSWGA State Day

Sample Scorecard

Hole

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

OUT

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

IN

TOT

HCP

NET

ESC

Forward Tees

321

327

375

148

311

272

138

439

354

2685

307

440

294

120

418

315

137

279

401

2711

53 96




Par

4

4

5

3

4

4

3

5

5

37

4

5

4

3

5

4

3

4

5

37

74




Handicap

9

7

3

15

11

13

17

1

5


14

4

10

16

2

8

18

12

6






Ginnie Gimme

4

5

5

4

5

5

4

8

6

46

5

6

4

5

7

5

5

8

4

49

95

17

78

93

Diane Divot

6

6

6

5

8

6

4

10

8

59

6

6

6

4

X

3

5

7

73

DQ

30


108

Mary Mulligan

6

5

7

7

6

7

4

7

10

59

8

8

6

8

X

X

X

X

X

X

NC

25


108

A VSWGA penalty is issued when a player does not show up for tournament play and has not cancelled or sent a substitute. Players do not receive penalties for Dqs, NCs, or Wds.


In the event of a storm cancellation during a State Day, Award Points will be awarded if two-thirds of the field completes the tournament. The State Day entry fee will not be refunded. Credit for cart fees is at the discretion of the host club.

A player who makes a serious Rules violation will be disqualified. For example, a player hits her ball out of bounds and does not proceed under stroke and distance. Instead, she takes a drop near where the ball went out of bounds, holes out, and tees off on the next hole. Write disqualified or DQ beside the appropriate name on the scorecard. Submit the card after the round. No VSWGA penalty will be assessed. However, if a player shows a pattern of DQs, the board will be notified for review.

A No Card occurs when a player has played according to the Rules of Golf, but has not completed her round or does not want her score in the results. Write No Card or NC beside the appropriate name on the scorecard. Submit the card after the round.

The VSWGA will post an adjusted score, using ESC, to GHIN based on the number of holes played. No VSWGA penalty will be assessed. However, if a player shows a pattern of NCs, the board will be notified for review.

When a player experiences a medical problem that prevents her from continuing to play, write Medical Withdrawal or MW beside the appropriate name on the scorecard. Submit the card. No VSWGA penalty will be assessed. However, if a player shows a pattern of MWs, the board will be notified for review.

State Day Scores

The VSWGA will post ALL State Day scores to GHIN using ESC and designated with a ‘A’ for an away round. (State day scores are no longer posted as ‘T’.)


Submitting Scorecards

Players must report to the scoring table or Pro Shop IMMEDIATELY upon completion of their round. Players should then verify scores, sign cards, and return completed scorecard(s). Either a group card or individual cards are acceptable.

Starting time and finishing time will be recorded by the scorer.


A player MUST hand in a scorecard even if she DQ’s, NC’s or WD’s.


If a player does not want her score posted live on the TPP page, she may opt to have her score recorded as a No Card. This score will be posted to GHIN but will not be visible on TPP.

Full Field Scores Available Tuesday Night

For most of our 53 State Day tournaments, scores will be available Tuesday night on TPPOnline. Click the Pairings and Results Link on the left side of the www.vswga.org home page. All current VSWGA members will receive an email notifying them

that results are live. Closest to the Pin winners will be announced and a link will be provided. Award points will be listed on vswga.org by the State Day Points Chair by the end of the week.