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									                           Winter Series
               www.theforestofarden.co.uk/winterseries


General

   1. The 2012-2013 Forest Of Arden Winter Series will consist of 6 events between
      October 2012 and March 2013. There will also be an overall Order of Merit based
      on the best 4 stableford points scores over the 6 events - see further information
      below.

   2. All tournaments will be played under The R&A Rules of Golf and additional local
      rules of the Arden course.

   3. The competition is open to both amateur and professional golfers who will
      compete within the same competition.

   4. The competition format will be individual stableford on the Arden championship
      course with full handicap allowance. All players will play from the white tees.

   5. Handicap – Amateurs – full handicap, maximum handicap 18.

   6. Handicap – Professionals who hold membership and compete on the European
      Tour, Challenge Tour or Euro-pro Tour will play off a handicap of +2. Professionals
      who finished in the top 30 of their 2012 PGA regional order of merit will also play
      off +2. All other professionals will play off scratch.

   7. For all amateurs each event will act as a qualifier and handicaps will be adjusted
      accordingly relative to the competition standard scratch.

   8. Preferred lies – this rule will be determined on the day and if introduced it will be
      in operation in closely mown areas only. Players will be able to lift, clean and
      place within six inches no closer to the hole.

   9. All enquiries should be taken up with the tournament committee, contactable on
      01676 526113.

Eligibility

   1. All professionals
   2. Amateurs with an active handicap not exceeding 18. Handicap certificates or CDH
      no’s MUST be produced at registration. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of
      any prizes won.

Entry process/Start Sheet

     1. Entry forms and conditions at www.theforestofarden.co.uk/winterseries

     2. A start sheet will be available on the above website the day after the closing
        date.

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     3. An indication of prizefund will be published with the start sheet.


Entry Fees

   1. Non members - £40 per player.

   2. Forest of Arden (Full) members - £30 per player.

   3. Forest of Arden (Aylesford) members - £35 per player.

   4. All entry fees will be collected on the day of the event at registration and must
      be paid prior to play. Payment must be made by CASH ONLY. Cheques or
      credit/debit cards will not be accepted.

   5. Entries must be made by noon on the closing date. Late entries will be accepted
      via the tournament committee subject to availability.

   6. Once maximum numbers have been reached, further entries will be taken and
      placed on a reserve list.

   7. Competitors may enter a maximum of 4 players per event. Please be aware that
      depending on entries players may not always be paired with those that they
      entered with.


Minimum Field Size

   1. Each tournament will have a minimum field of 30 players. If this number is not
      met 7 days prior to the event, the tournament will be cancelled.

   2. In the event of withdrawals, places will be allocated from the reserve list on a
      first come first served basis.

Event agenda

* 09:00 - 10:00 - Registration, including tea/coffee & bacon rolls

* 10:30 - Shotgun start

* 15:00 - 16:00 - Results, post golf drinks

* 16:00 – Prizes



In The Event Of A Tie

   1. In the event of a tie, determination will be made on a card count-back using the
      best scores on the back 9, 6. 3, last hole and finally sudden death from the first


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      hole. As it will be a shotgun start the back 9 is holes 10-18, back 6 holes 13-18
      etc.

   2. In the event of a tie for the Order of Merit, the player with the highest
      cumulative stableford scores after 6 events will be the overall winner.

Practice

   1. Practice rounds will be available at a rate of £20 midweek and £25 at weekends.
      Weekends are subject to availability.

   2. The practice range will be available at each event, 30 balls for £2

Pace of Play

Players are expected to be mindful of their position on the golf course in relation to the
game in front and pace of play will be monitored by course marshals. Persistent
offenders will be subject to penalty and may be refused entry to future events.


Withdrawals and Absence

   1. Prior to the closing date, withdrawals must be made by contacting the
      tournament      committee     on     01676     526113     or   via  email    on
      foa.winterseries11@hotmail.co.uk
   2. Withdrawals received by telephone or email to the tournament committee will
      only be accepted between 09.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday and
      withdrawals made via the tournament committee answer machine WILL NOT be
      accepted.
   3. Exceptions to these rules may be made in cases of sickness, injury and other
      special circumstances, subject to the discretion of the committee.
   4. The tournament committee must be given at least 24 hours notice in the event of
      a withdrawal. Failure to do so will result in a suspension from the next
      tournament.

Code of Conduct

All players and caddies/friends are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate
manner both on and off the course. Failure to do so will result in a ban or refusal of
future entry to competitions.

Order of Merit

This year the order of merit prize will be based on the cumulative total of the best 4
stableford points scores from a possible 6.

Prize Fund

1. Prizefunds will vary and be dependant on number of entrants. Example breakdowns
are available to view on line at www.theforestofarden.co.uk/winterseries and the actual
breakdown for each event will be published with each start sheet but is subject to those
number of entries published.

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2. As stipulated in the R&A Rules of Golf “An amateur golfer must not accept a prize
(other than a symbolic prize) or prize voucher of retail value in excess of £500 or the
equivalent, or such a lesser figure as maybe decided by the governing body.”

3. As such the prize fund for first place will be capped at £500.00 for both professionals
and amateurs.

4. Amateurs will be paid in the form of retail vouchers for the Forest of Arden Golf Shop
ONLY. Vouchers will be valid for a maximum of 6 months and extensions will not be
offered. These vouchers are not transferable for cash.

5. Professionals will win cash. These will initially be handed out as vouchers, and once
the prize presentation is complete these can be redeemed for cash with the tournament
controller. Professional ID MUST be produced, failure to do so will result in no cash
exchange.


The above conditions may be subject to change at any time


Contact Details

Tournament Committee
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel,
Maxstoke Lane,
Meriden,
CV7 7HR

foa.winterseries11@hotmail.co.uk

www.theforestofarden.co.uk/winterseries

01676 526 113




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