RENEW HERE


NEW FOR 2018 SEASON:

MAXIMUM STROKES

Maximum stroke per hole during stroke play events will be limited to triple boogey.

TIE-BREAKER

In the event of a tie where a playoff is not specified, the NCGA follows the USGA recommended procedure for resolving ties. The winner is determined based on the best score for the last nine holes (holes 10-18) regardless of the starting tee. If the tying players have the same score for the last nine, determine the winner on the basis of the last six (holes 13-18), then the last three holes (holes 16-18). If still tied, determine the winner using a sudden death playoff starting with the 18th hole working backwards to the 1st hole.

Allocation of Handicap Strokes for NET Tie Breakers:(Individual stroke play, Scramble)
For net competitions where the handicap stroke table is not relevant when the last nine, last six, last three hole scenario is used, one-half, one third, or one sixth, of the handicaps are deducted from the score for those holes, rounding up fractions of .5 or higher.

If a reverse sudden death playoff is required to determine the net winner, allocate the handicap strokes as assigned for the competition (based on handicap stroke table).

PACE OF PLAY

Rule 6-7 states, in part: “The player shall play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish.” The following pace of play guidelines, penalties and fines, for stroke play competitions have been adopted. In the administration of the pace of play guidelines, a member of the Rules Committee shall not tolerate abuse, oral or otherwise, by a player. Such abuse may constitute conduct unbecoming a professional.

DEFINITION OF “OUT OF POSITION” The first group to start will be considered out of position if, at any time during the round, they exceed the time allotted to play, as established by the Rules Committee.

Any subsequent group will be considered out of position if, at any time during the round, they (a) exceed the allotted time to play and (b) reach a par-3 hole that is open and free of play or reach a par-4 or par-5 hole and have not played a stroke from the teeing ground before the hole is open and free of play.

NOTE: The Committee reserves the right to time a group when the Committee deems it necessary. Further, if a player is determined by the Rules Committee to be unreasonably slow, he may be timed individually at the Rules Committee’s discretion, regardless of whether his group is out of position.

TIMING When the Rules Committee determines that a group or an individual are out of position and will be timed, all players in the group, or the specific individual, will be informed they are being timed.

PENALTIES DURING A ROUND
1st Offense: One (1) timing exceeding the applicable time to play a stroke (1 bad time) – no penalty.
2nd Offense: One more timing (total of two) exceeding the applicable time to play a stroke (2 bad times) – a one (1) stroke penalty.
3rd Offense: One more timing (total of three) exceeding the applicable time to play a stroke (3 bad times) – a two (2) stroke penalty.
4th Offense: One more timing (total of four) exceeding the applicable time to play a stroke (4 bad times) – disqualification.

NOTE: Any timing exceeding the applicable time to play a stroke (bad time) will be carried over throughout the round.