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2019 Event Sponsors
The Organising Committee for the 2019 Australian Veteran Golf Championship wish to acknowledge the support provided by the Tasmanian Government through their State Grants Program.
The Launceston City Council has generously agreed to support the 2019 Australian Veteran Golf Championship as Host City.Our event will showcase Launceston and the surrounding Tamar Valley as a premier tourist destination.Extensive information about Launceston attractions is available at www.destinationlaunceston.com and close liaison with the City of Launceston and the Launceston Visitor Information Centre will deliver accurate and up-to-date guidance for tourists. Armed with information from these sources, golfers and non-playing visitors will be encouraged to extend their stay, and also to use the rest day in the middle of the championship week to explore the unique attractions of Launceston and the surrounding region. https://www.launceston.tas.gov.au
Country Club Tasmania will provide its outstanding accommodation, golfing and hospitality facilities to support the 2019 Australian Veteran Golf Championship.
Country Club Tasmania will host event registration facilities, the welcome cocktail function on Monday 11 November 2019, and daily post-match presentations. An exclusive range of accommodation options has been negotiated at highly competitive tariffs specially crafted for golfing visitors, and golf practice and recreation facilities are also available. https://www.countryclubtasmania.com.au/
SeaRoad is an established successful privately owned Australian integrated transport and logistics service provider specialising in Bass Strait shipping and logistics. SeaRoad provides quality, customer focused services through purpose-built RoRo shipping vessels and a logistics infrastructure which is optimally suited to Bass Strait shipping requirements. http://www.searoad.net/
The Australian Veteran Golfers Union National Championship Tasmania is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania
Events Tasmania www.eventstasmania.com
Discover Tasmania www.discovertasmania.com
Go Golfing is Australia’s biggest organiser of golf tournaments, escorted tours and golf holiday packages for club and veteran golfers. Go Golfing is best known for hosting the world’s biggest amateur golf tournaments and escorted golf tours of 20-40 like-minded people to the world’s most alluring golf, cultural and sightseeing destinations. Go Golfing was awarded Oceania’s Best Golf Tour Operator at the 2014 and 2015 World Golf Awards. Renowned for well-planned quality itineraries and great value, find out why more than 13,000 golfers travel with Go Golfing every year. https://www.gogolfing.net.au/
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AUSTRALIAN VETERAN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Management: The tournament shall be under the management and control of the Tournament Committee, whose decision on all matters relating to the tournament shall be final. The Management Committee reserves the right to make amendments or changes as required prior to and during the Championship.
Closing Date: Entries will close on 30 June 2019, if not full prior. The tournament will be limited to 540 players. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to refuse entry once capacity is exceeded.
Men: Entry for the AUSTRALIAN VETERAN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP is open to male golfers born prior to 11 November 1964 who are current members of a Veterans Group affiliated with the AVGU and have a current GA Handicap and a Golf Link number.
Ladies: Entry for the AUSTRALIAN LADIES VETERAN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP is open to female golfers born prior to 11 November 1969 who are either current members of a Veterans Group affiliated with the AVGU or are partners of male championship entrants. In States that do not admit ladies as full members, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to accept ladies entries on application.
Rules: Play will be conducted in accordance with the Royal & Ancient Rules of Golf as available at http:/www.randa.org/ and the Local Rules and Temporary Local Rules applicable at the courses being played.
4BBB Medley Stableford
There will be a 4BBB Medley stableford event on Monday 11 November 2019 for all entrants – partners may be nominated – played at Country Club Tasmania, Launceston, Mowbray and Riverside Golf Clubs including nearest the pin competitions.
Mens & Ladies AVGU Championships
The Mens AVGU Championship will be played over 54 holes stroke in three grades with a concurrent 54 hole single stableford competition in conjunction. Championship rounds will be conducted on Tuesday 12 November, Thursday 14 November and Friday 15 November, each day at Country Club Tasmania, Launceston and Riverside Golf Clubs.
The Ladies AVGU Championship will be played over 54 holes stroke in grades which will be determined according to entry numbers with a concurrent 54 hole single stableford competition in conjunction. Championship rounds will be conducted on Tuesday 12 November, Thursday 14 November and Friday 15 November, each day at Country Club Tasmania, Launceston and Riverside Golf Clubs.
Should there be a tied score in either of the above AVGU Overall Championships the winners will be decided by a countback of total scores in the final round, then the second round, then the first round. If still tied, a standard countback will be held on the final round. All other tied scores shall be decided in countback order. Winners of the championship major trophies (Overall and Grades Gross and Nett Stroke) will be ineligible to win ancillary 54 hole Stableford competitions
Daily stroke and stableford competitions, nearest the pin and hole in one competitions will be conducted at each course over the championships.
Championship Grades for Mens and Ladies will be determined by GA Handicaps on Sunday 10 November 2019. However, preliminary grades will be issued, based on GA handicaps on 10 October 2019.
Grades will remain for the duration of the Championships. Grades for Mens & Ladies are subject to change based on finalised entries.
Handicaps: Handicaps for all players will be as at 11 November 2019 and will remain for the 54 holes, subject to slope adjustment of the course being played. For the daily events, handicaps may be adjusted as determined by daily Golf Link assessment.
Draws: The DRAFT DRAWS for the Monday 4BBB Medley venues and pairs (nominated or allocated) and for the Championships, will be published no later than 1 November 2019. The FINAL DRAWS will be issued at Registration day on Sunday 10 November 2019.
Grades for the Mens Championship will be drawn to play one round each at Country Club Tasmania, Launceston and Riverside as per tournament schedule.
Grades for the Ladies Championship will be drawn to play one round each at Country Club Tasmania, Launceston and Riverside as per tournament schedule.
Players grading and draws will not be affected by handicap adjustments in the interim to 11 November 2019. Players will remain in their allocated grades throughout the championship rounds based on their GA Handicaps as at 11 November 2019.
Cards and Protests: Must be lodged within 15 minutes of completion of the player’s round on the day. The decision of the Match Committee shall be final. Doubt as to procedure during play – rule 3-3 of the Rules of Golf applies.
Bad Weather: It is a condition of competition that, in potentially dangerous situations play must be discontinued immediately following a suspension of play by the committee. Procedures for discontinuance of play will be notified by the individual clubs in their Competition Conditions or Local Rules.
If a player fails to discontinue play immediately, the player shall be disqualified unless circumstances warrant waiving such penalty, as provided in Rule 33 – 7.
If any conditions occur which prevent the completion of any round of the scheduled events on any day, on any course, that round for the affected grade, shall be cancelled.
If the course you are scheduled to play is closed, golfers in that draw will receive a voucher for a round of golf at that course (voucher valid for 6 months / 3 months for Tasmanians).
Golf Carts Usage: Due to limited availability the committe reserves the right to prioritise motorised cart usage for medical conditins and a doctor’s certificate is required. To drive a motorised cart, competitors must have a current driver’s licence and have previous experience driving a golf cart. In the event of an accident, the driver is responsible for the costs to repair the cart and any property damaged as well as being liable for any personal injury claims. A waiver must be signed prior to usage.
Mobile Phones: Any golfer who must carry a mobile phone on the golf course should ensure that it is turned to silent at all times and only used in case of an emergency.
Dress Code: All competitors should be smartly attired both on the course and in the club house. Mens shirts must have a collar. Shorts and slacks should be tailored (no cargo pants/shorts). Women may wear Bermuda shorts. Track suits and the like, abbreviated denim or boxer shorts, tee shirts, singlets and tank tops, denim jeans or thongs are not permitted on the courses or in the club houses. Soft spikes are mandatory. Dress for the Presentation Dinner is smart casual.
Cancellation: Applications for refunds received in writing prior to 1 October 2019 will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refund will be provided for cancellations after 1 October 2019. We recommend you take out suitable travel insurance at time of booking. Refunds for cancelled accommodation will be subject to the standard terms and conditions of each property.
Publicity / Promotion: Tournament committee may arrange media promotion and publicity before, during and after the Championship. Competitors assent to pictures of them appearing and being used for purposes determined by Go Golfing and the 2019 Australian Veteran Golf Championship Tournament Committee.
Indemnity Disclaimer: By signing the Indemnity Disclaimer on the tournament entry form or registering online, competitors agree to participate in the 2019 Australian Veteran Golf Championship at their own risk. The tournament committee, sponsors, host golf clubs and other suppliers of goods and services accept no liability for any death, injury, property loss or damage incurred during or arising out of any aspect of the conduct of the Championship.
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