1. Only "members" of the 18-Hole Women's Golf Association of Hobbit's Glen may participate in (and win) tournaments. See “Constitution and By-laws” for full details (summary follows). You must: - Be a member of Hobbit's Glen Golf Club or the Columbia Association; - Pay a handicap fee to Hobbit’s Glen for current year; - Pay dues to WGA Hobbit’s Glen for the current year; - Establish an 18-hole U.S.G.A. handicap within time limit specified in the “By-laws.”
2. How to sign up for play: Sign up online by Monday the week of play. If you are unable to play after signing up to be paired: - Contact the Pro Shop as soon as you can before Tuesday evening at 410-730-5980. - If you must suddenly cancel on Wednesday morning, contact the Pro Shop.
3. Check in at the Pro Shop 30minutes before your scheduled tee time.
4. Read the daily tournament format when you sign in at the pro shop before you go to the first tee.
5. Scorecards must be signed to be considered “official.” Winners will be determined from scorecards, not from weekly sign-in sheet.
6. Scorecards must be turned in on the day of play to be eligible for prizes. Be sure to clearly indicate the following required information on your scorecard: - Last name - Gross score(s), hole-by-hole - Total gross score(s) - Correct, current handicap(s) - Total net score(s) - Total putts - Tournament score(s) (when applicable)
NOTE: A signed scorecard with incorrect individual hole scores which has been attested is reason for disqualification; be sure each hole’s score is correct.
7. U.S.G.A. rules apply throughout the season, unless otherwise noted. (This means summer rules, not winter rules). Local rules will be posted.
8. Post equitable score in computer each time you play, even on a non-league play day. Failure to enter scores in the computer is not acceptable if you havecompleted 13 holes or more. If you fail or choose not to complete one or more holes during a league event, you MUST indicate that on your card by marking an “X” for the hole which disqualifies you from that day’s competition. Match Play is an exception to this rule.
NOTE: Most Wednesday scores are not considered "Tournament Scores” for the computer. See the booklet or sign-in sheet for designated “Tournament Score” days.
9. SLOW PLAY. We set the pace for the entire day. Slow play is inconsiderate to all Wednesday golfers, not just our group: -You are slow if on par 4's and par 5's, you are not on the same hole as the group in front of you. On par 3's, you are slow if you are not on the tee when the group in front of you is leaving the green. - You are slow if the group behind is often waiting and you can't see the group in front of you.
REMEDIES: - Let faster players play through (i.e., on par 3's or when you are looking for a lost ball). - Speed up your own group's play. - Cooperate courteously and fully with rangers attempting to speed up play.
EQUITABLE STROKE CONTROL (ESC)
The way to adjust scores is with Equitable Stroke Control (ESC), which sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player’s Course Handicap.
If you’re out of a hole and pick up to speed up play, jot down the score you most likely would have made.
For Handicap purposes, you are required to adjust your hole scores (actual or most likely) when they are higher than the maximum number you can post.
There is no limit to the number of holes on which you can adjust your score.
ADJUST YOUR SCORES WITH EQUITABLE STROKE CONTROL:
Your Course Handicap Maximum Number Posted on Any Hole: 9 or less Max = Double Bogey 10-19 Max = 7 20-29 Max = 8 30-39 Max = 9 40 or more Max = 10