DISTRICT 8 ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

c/o Waterloo Catholic District School Board

35 Weber St W. I Kitchener, ON N2G 4G2

519-578-3660 x 2336  I  www.district8.ca


DISTRICT 8 GOLF (BOYS / GIRLS)

PLAYING RULES AND REGULATIONS

UPDATED: MARCH 2018

  1. DATE
  1. The District 8 Athletic Association golf schedule shall be played in the months September to October unless extraordinary circumstances dictate a change.
  2. The golf season will begin on the first day of September  and conclude no later than October 31. Exceptions will be made for those players participating in any post-season competitions which have been approved by the District 8 Athletic Association.
  1. LOCATION
  1. The location of regular season and playoff competitions shall be determined by available facilities
  2. The location of the competitions shall be as they appear in the official schedule released by District 8 Athletic Association unless extraordinary circumstances dictate a change.
  1. COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS
  1.  There shall be two (2) competitive event divisions

Girls Individual

Boys Individual

  1. There shall be two (2) overall team categories

Girls Overall champions

Boys Overall champions

  1. LEAGUE  STRUCTURE AND PROCEDURES
  1. Boys - Schools will bring up to seven (7) golfers to the two CWOSSA qualifying events, and five (5) golfers to the District 8 championship.

teams are not required to bring a full contingent, but it is in the schools best interest to have more than four to compete in the team title

  1. Girls - Schools will bring up to five (5) golfers to the two CWOSSA qualifying events, and to the District 8 championship

teams are not required to bring a full contingent, but it is in the schools best interest to have more than  two to compete in the team title

  1. Team championship will be determined by the four (4) lowest scores  (Boys)  and two (2) lowest scores (Girls) each of the two CWOSSA qualifying events, and at the District 8 championship
  2. Teams declare a maximum number of how many golfers they are sending to the convenor ahead of time for tee times - no exceptions allowed
  3. Golfers are not required to play in a CWOSSA qualifying event in order to play in the D8 Championship, however it is recommended golfers should be able to shoot one CWOSSA qualifying round below 110 (Boys) and below 120 (Girls) to participate in the District 8 Championship.

  1. SEEDING 
  1. Seeding shall be done prior to the first round of the championship by the convenor with input from coaches
  2. The number of seeds shall vary depending upon the known quality of players involved.
  3. The convenors decision regarding seeding is final.
  1. SCORING & RESULTS
  1. Golfers may play in one or both CWOSSA qualifying events, however only their lowest score will be used for individual and team scoring.
  2. Stroke play will be used as scoring for individual results at the District 8 Championship round.
  3. Individual placements will converted into points to determine who advances to the CWOSSA in the qualifying events, and to determine a team District 8 Championship as follows:

INDIVIDUAL FINISH

POINTS

1

825

2

625

3

425

4

325

5

225

6

200

7

180

8

170

9

160

10

150

11

140

12

130

13

120

14

110

15

100

16

90

17

80

18

70

19

60

20

50

21

40

22

38

23

36

24

34

25

32

26

30

27

28

28

26

29

24

30

22

31

20

32

18

33

16

34

14

35

12

36

10

37

8

38

6

39

4

40

2

41 and over

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  1. Individual ties will not be broken to determine team results. If ties exist for team results (i.e. two-way tie for second), all tied players points will be combined and averaged out for team scoring.
  1. In the event there is a tie for individual or team scoring for CWOSSA qualifying, the tie will be broken using the following procedure will be used;
  1. Individual:
  1. The player who scored the lowest score on the last nine holes;
  2. The player who scored the lowest score on the last six holes;
  3. The player who scored the lowest score on the last three holes;
  4. The player who scored the lowest score on the 18th hole;
  5. The player who scored the lowest score on the last 17th hole; etc. until broken;
  6. Coin flip
  1. Team (Boys);
  1. The team whose 5th player had the lowest score (as long as tied teams had fifth player);
  2. The team whose 6th player had the lowest score (as long as tied teams had sixth player);
  3. The team whose 7th player had the lowest score (as long as tied teams had seventh player);
  4. The team whose 4th player had the lowest score
  5. The team whose 3rd player had the lowest score
  6. The team whose 2nd player had the lowest score
  1. Team (Girls);
  1. The team whose 3rd player had the lowest score (as long as tied teams had third player);
  2. The team whose 2nd player player had the lowest score

  1. In the event of a tie in the D8 individual and/or team championship, the tie shall remain a tie.
  1. Results will be posted online at www.district8.ca immediately following the event (responsibility of convenor)
  1. EXPENSES
  1. Expenses and finances of the meets will be dictated as per District 8 Athletic Association “By Law Article VII”. Please refer to this for further information
  1. ELIGIBILITY
  1. Each competitor must be eligible under all the rules and regulations outlined in the District 8 Athletic Association Constitution and By-Laws. Schools and coaches should review the eligibility requirements listed in the constitution including the following highlights:

Is certified as eligible by the Principal of the school and is in grades 9-12  (District 8 Constitution: Article IX: Player Eligibility, Section 2)

No school shall include in its line-up any student who has been registered as a transfer from another school within the previous 12 months unless deemed eligible by the District 8 Transfer Appeals Committee. (District 8 Constitution: Article IX: Player Eligibility, Section 7)0

  1. If a finalist is defaulted for any reason they will not advance to CWOSSA.  The next placed finished will advance to CWOSSA.
  2. Eligibility Lists

A team's eligibility list must be sent to the league convenor before the championship event

  1. RULES AND OFFICIALS
  1. The official rule book governing league play during the District 8 championship shall be the Rules of Golf distributed by Golf Canada.
  2. Scoring exception: a players will stop playing on a given hole when they reach double par on that hole (ie: 6 on a par 3, 8 on a par 4 and 10 on a par 5) . They must pick up their ball and play no further until the tee shot of the next hole.
  3. All matches are unofficiated; in case of controversy, the convenor or a neutral coach may intervene as an umpire
  4. Scoring in Stroke Play

Recording Scores - After each hole the marker should check the score with the competitor and record it. On completion of the round the marker must sign the scorecard and hand it to the competitor. If more than one marker records the scores, each must sign for the part for which he is responsible.

Signing and Returning Score Card - After completion of the round, the competitor should check his score for each hole and settle any doubtful points with the Committee. He/She must ensure that the marker or markers have signed the scorecard, sign the scorecard himself/herself and return it to the Committee as soon as possible. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 9.4.2: Disqualification.  

Alteration of Score Card - No alteration may be made on a scorecard after the competitor has returned it to the Committee.

Wrong Score for Hole - The competitor is responsible for the correctness of the score recorded for each hole on his/her score card. If he/she returns a score for any hole lower than actually taken, he/she is disqualified. If he/she returns a score for any hole higher than actually taken, the score as returned stands.

  1. UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT
  1.  Acceptable golf attire must be worn by competitors and coaches
  1. AWARDS
  1. District 8 will provide championship awards as per District 8 Athletic Association “By-Law VII”.
  1. DEPORTMENT
  1. A staff member from each school represented must be present and responsible for the behaviour of his/her students. 
  1. FIRST AID/SAFETY PROCEDURES
  1. It is the responsibility of each coach to provide for his/her own team medical needs in accordance with his/her School Medical Regulations.
  2. Coaches shall provide all consumable medical supplies (i.e. tape, band aids) for their athletes.
  3. Each school must have a First Aid Kit on site during competition.
  4. Each school should abide by Secondary Interschool sport safety guidelines set out by Ontario Physical Health Education Association (OPHEA)
  5. It is the convenor’s responsibility to provide a location of safe refuge in the event of lightning/thunder. In the event of lightning/thunder, the following will be done:

Seek shelter immediately (school, building or vehicle) ‘IF YOU SEE IT, FLEE IT; IF YOU HEAR IT, CLEAR IT’

Resumption of the Activity: Wait a minimum of 30 minutes from the last visual observation of lightning or sound of thunder before resuming activities.

Injured persons do not carry an electrical charge and can be handled safely. Call 911 or send for help immediately. Apply first aid procedures if you are qualified to do so.(Unsafe Shelter includes: all outdoor metal objects ( e.g., football standards), near flagpoles, fences and gates, near light poles, metal bleachers, golf carts, machinery, trees, etc. Avoid water pooled water, open fields, and high ground)

  1. JURY OF APPEAL
  1. The procedure for all protests, complaints, and suspensions is outlined in Bylaw IV of the District 8 By-laws. 
  1. VOTING PROCEDURES FOR COACHES' MEETINGS
  1. Voting at the coaches meetings will be limited to one (1) vote per team entered. Representatives must be present at the meeting to vote--voting by proxy will not be permitted.
  2. A simple majority of votes will rule.
  3. All changes to the Rules & Regulations must be ratified by the Board of Directors.

District 8 Golf (Boys/Girls) - Playing Rules And Regulations

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