PGM LADIES (PERLIS) CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
Tournament Venue: Kelab Golf Putra, Perlis
Date: 16 – 19 January 2019
CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION
The PGM LADIES (PERLIS) CHAMPIONSHIP is a 72-hole “Closed Tournament” and is managed by the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Organizing Committee, hereinafter referred to as “The Tournament Committee”.
2. DATE AND VENUE
The CHAMPIONSHIP shall be played from Wednesday 16 January to Saturday 19 January at Kelab Golf Putra, Perlis (PAR 72), and the total prize money is RM 35,000.00.
The schedules for the above tournament during the tournament week are as follows:
Tuesday, 15 Jan 19
Wednesday, 16 Jan 19
Thursday, 17 Jan 19
Friday, 18 Jan 19
** time may be changed, refer Notice Board.
7. OFFICIAL PRACTICE ROUND
Official practice round will be on Tuesday, 15 January 2019, starting from 7:30 am** and the course will be closed from 4:00 pm onwards. The use of buggies during Official Practice Rounds is NOT PERMITTED and all players participating in the tournament are to walk. Please refer to Course Control on the Tournament Notice Board for more details.
8. DRIVING RANGE
The driving range is open daily from 6:30 am** to 4:30 pm** from Wednesday (R1) to Friday (R3) and from 6:30 am** until the last group has teed-off on Saturday (R4). Refer to Driving Range Schedules on the Tournament Notice Board for more details.
9. FORMAT OF PLAY
a. The tournament shall be played on Stroke Play over four (4) rounds of 18 holes. The field will be reduced to those playing +8 (8-Over) including ties and lower after two (2) rounds of 18 holes i.e. after 36 holes. These players will advance to 3rd and 4th rounds.
b. In the event of conditions or circumstances that make the playing of four (4) stipulated rounds of 18 holes impracticable, the Tournament Committee has the sole right to postpone or cancel any rounds at its discretion.
Play will be in groups of threes (3) throughout the Tournament. The draw for the first and second rounds shall be made by the Tournament Committee, while the draw for the third and final rounds will be arranged in accordance with their scores, i.e. the best score tees off last on the front nine and the worst score tees off last on the back nine. The Tournament Committee may adjust the flight draw at its discretion.
11. SUSPENSION OF PLAY
Play will be suspended during Round 3 (Friday) from 12:45 pm** to 2:45 pm** for Friday Prayers. PRACTICE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING THE SUSPENSION. All practice facilities will be closed at 12:45 pm** and will be re-opened from 2:15 pm** onwards. Play will be resumed at 2:45 pm** with all players in their respective positions ready to play.
12. TOURNAMENT WINNER
In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a stroke play, sudden-death play-off, at the hole(s) selected by Tournament Committee until a winner emerges. The play-off will start as soon as practicable after the last players have finished their round.
13. PRIZE MONEY
a. Total prize money for the tournament is RM 35,000/=.
b. The winner will receive the first prize of RM 11,000/=.
c. Prize money shall be paid to all professional golfers who played in the 3rd and 4th rounds. Any player being disqualified or withdrawing from the Tournament at any stage or for any reason shall forfeit his prize money. The Tournament Committee may waive or otherwise amend this condition.
PRIZE MONEY DISTRIBUTION IN RINGGIT MALAYSIA (LADIES)
d. In the event of a tie for any of the above placing, the prize money for such places shall be added together and divided equally amongst those tying.
e. All prize money winnings are subject to a PGM Development Fund (PDF) levy of 5%.
14. CADDIES (RULE 10.3)
a. Players are required to use a caddie and this includes Practice and Pro-Am days if so required. Pull carts may be used by the players IF NO CADDIES are available on site. PLAYERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY THEIR OWN BAGS.
b. Players are requested to bring their own caddies as there is NO CADDIES AVAILABLE for the professionals at the Club. Caddie fee per round is RM 120.00 minimum (rate may differ for East Malaysia).
c. A player is limited to one caddie at any one time. A PGM Tour Card Holder or a professional who is a member of PGAM are not permitted to be a caddie.
d. The host venue staff cannot be engaged as a caddie unless authorized by the Tournament Director.
e. A player shall at all times be liable for the actions of his caddie and shall ensure that his caddie complies with the Conditions as they apply to him.
f. Caddies must use the PGM caddie vest at all times. It should be returned to the Tournament Office after use. RM 50.00 fine will be imposed on the player if a vest is lost or not returned, together with their name tags, if any.
g. A caddie must not wear spiked shoes.
h. Littering within the golf course is an automatic fine of RM 100.00 to the player.
15. RULES OF GOLF AND LOCAL RULES
a. All play shall be in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R & A and with the Tournament Local Rules approved by the Tournament Committee.
b. The Tournament Committee will prepare the Additional Local Rules and a copy of it will be displayed at the Notice Board and issued to all players during the first round.
Players and their caddies shall walk at all times during the stipulated round.
(Exception: When permitted to ride by the Tournament Committee).
17. TIME OF STARTING (NOTE TO RULE 5.3a)
a. Players shall start at the time and in the order arranged by the Tournament Committee.
b. Players must be prepared to play any round whenever called upon to do so and a round may be cancelled or postponed by the Tournament Committee to such day or hour, as necessary.
18. FORM AND MAKE OF CLUBS
19. PRACTICE BETWEEN HOLES & BETWEEN ROUNDS
A player must not make a practice stroke during play of a hole including practice on or near the putting green of the hole last played. This prohibition includes rolling a ball on the putting green of the hole last played.
A player must not practice on the competition course before or between rounds. (Model Local Rule 8I-1.2)
PENALTY FOR 1st BREACH OF CONDITION: Two strokes
2nd BREACH OF CONDITION: DISQUALIFICATION
20. PACE OF PLAY
Conditions regarding pace of play are outlined in Appendix I. Pace of play guidelines will be distributed to all players and a copy of it will be displayed on the Tournament Notice Board (Rule 5.6 refers).
21. THE BALL (RULE 4.2)
a. The ball the player plays must be named on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls issued by the R & A.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION: Disqualification
b. LIMITATION ON BALL USED DURING ROUND
(i)One Ball Condition
During a stipulated round, the balls a player plays must be of the same brand and model as detailed by a single entry on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls.
(ii)Procedure When Breach Discovered
When a player discovers that he has played a ball in breach of this condition, he must abandon that ball before playing from the next teeing ground and complete the round with a proper ball; otherwise, the player is disqualified. If discovery is made during play of a hole and the player elects to substitute a proper ball before completing that hole, the player must place a proper ball on the spot where the ball played in breach of the condition lay.
22. USE OF ARTIFICIAL OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES (RULE 4.3)
During a stipulated round the player must not use any artificial or unusual equipment, or use any equipment in an abnormal manner:
That might assist him in making a stroke or in his play; or
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 4.3:
First offence: 2 strokes.
Subsequent offence: Disqualification.
In the event of a breach between the play of two holes, the penalty applies to the next hole.
23. CODE OF BEHAVIOR AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
As displayed on the Tournament Notice Board. All players are encouraged to read and understand its contents.
24. REFEREES (RULE 20)
The Tournament Committee has appointed Referees to decide on questions of facts and apply the Rules of Golf during the play of the tournament. The Referee’s decision shall be final.
25. DISPUTES AND DOUBTFUL POINTS
Any disputes or doubtful points must be lodged in writing to the Tournament Directors within 10 minutes on completion of the round in which the disputed matter arose. In the case of the final round, it must be within 5 minutes.
The Tournament Committee to resolve any dispute is comprised of:
a. Tournament Director : Low Cher Chiang 012-512 3933
b. Members : Ramesh Selvadurai – Set-up Referee (R1) 012-505 5811
Mohd Faizal Aminuddin – Set-up Referee (R2) 017-451 0699
Che Amran Said – Referee (R3) 019-336 3277
Any other Member(s) as appointed by the Tournament Director
Note: Any Referee associated in a dispute is to be excluded from the Tournament Committee for the duration of its hearing.
26. DECISIONS (RULE 20)
All decisions made by the Tournament Committee in all matters shall be final.
Issued by the Tournament Committee
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