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									      Club Championships (Match Play)
       (including the Latrobe Golf Club Closed
                   Championships)
Status of Event
Board Event (A, B and C Grades Gross Winners)

Format
A, B and C Grades Club Championships
Individual 36 Holes Stroke Gross qualifying rounds, followed by three rounds of
Match Play. The top eight qualifiers in each grade are eligible to play in the Match
Play rounds.
Match Play rounds are of 18 holes, except the A Grade Final, which is of 36 holes.
Intermediate Grades Club Championships
Individual 18 Holes Stroke Gross qualifying round, followed by two rounds of Match
Play. The top four qualifiers in each Intermediate grade are eligible to play in the
Match Play rounds.
Match Play rounds are of 18 holes.
A, B and C Grades Closed Championships
Individual 36 Holes Stroke Gross, played over the two relevant qualifying rounds.

Trophies
A, B and C Grade players compete for three major trophies, the Latrobe Golf Club
Championships for each grade’s winner. Runners-up in each grade receive Runners-
up trophies.
The A Grade winner is the Club Champion, and receives the perpetual trophy, the
James Foley Cup, and a replica to be retained by the winner.
The players with the best aggregate gross scores in each of A, B and C Grade after the
two qualifying rounds will receive the Closed Championship trophy for that grade.
The players with the best aggregate nett scores in each of A, B and C Grade after the
two qualifying rounds will receive the Nett trophy for that grade.
A and B Intermediate Grade players compete for two trophies, the Latrobe Golf Club
Intermediate Trophy for each grade’s winner.

Dates
Qualifying and Closed Championships Rounds
See information below regarding booking times for play in the qualifying rounds.
A Grade: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November 2009.
B Grade: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November 2009.
C Grade: Saturday 31 and Sunday 1 November 2009.
A and B Intermediate Grades: Sunday 1 November 2009.
Quarter-Finals
A, B and C Grades: Sunday 22 November 2009, at times to be determined by the
Match Committee. Matches in A, B and C Grades will be played with two pairs of
players in a group.
Semi-Finals
A and B Intermediate Grades: Sunday 22 November 2009; A, B and C Grades:
Saturday 28 November 2009. All matches will be played at times to be determined by
the Match Committee. Matches in A, B and C Grades will be played with two pairs
of players in a group; matches in A and B Intermediate Grades will be played with
two pairs of players in a group.
Finals
All grades (A, B and C Grades and A and B Intermediate Grades): Sunday 29
November 2009, at times to be determined by the Match Committee. All matches
will be played with one pair of players in a group.

Eligibility
A, B and C Grades Club Championships
Open to male members with 7 day playing rights, except for Country Members and
professional golfers.
A, B and C Grades Closed Championships
Open to male members with 7 day playing rights, except for Country Members.
Intermediate Grades
Open to 6 Day male members, except for professional golfers.

Handicaps
A, B and C Grades
A Grade: 12 and below
B Grade: 13 – 18
C Grade: 19 and over
Intermediate Grades
A Grade: 15 and below
B Grade: 16 and over
Handicaps as at start of play on Saturday 17 October 2009 apply for determination
of grades for all gross and nett events.
Nett event winners shall be determined by applying handicaps of the day for the days
of the competitions.

Entry
Entry to the competition of the day is essential for all qualifying rounds. All players
who enter both (one in the case of the Intermediate Grade event) qualifying
competition/s will be deemed to have entered the Championship event/s.
Players eligible for the Senior Championship who play in the Club Championship are
only required to pay one entry fee per round.

Booking
An advanced booking sheet will be available at least 14 days prior to each grade’s
first qualifying round. Members must indicate their preferred hit-off times for their
event. These bookings can only be made by those members who are available and
intend to play on all days of their respective grade or category, including the final day,
Sunday 29 November 2009. The Match Committee will allocate hit-off times as far
as is practicable in accordance with requests, and record these on the normal booking
sheet, which will be made available on the Saturday prior to the relevant qualifying
round. Players from grades or categories not participating in that Championship event
can book in as usual in any remaining spaces.

Determination of Qualifiers and Order
Determination of the eight (four in the case of the Intermediate Grade events)
qualifiers will be according to aggregate scores in the qualifying round/s: those with
the lowest gross scores will qualify. Qualifying order will be determined by the order
of these scores, from lowest to highest score. In the event of a tie or ties for the last
position/s, the qualifier/s will be determined by a sudden death stroke play play-off
from the 1st hole (and to the 2nd, and so on, as necessary), at a time to be determined
by the Match Committee. The results of this play-off will also determine qualifying
order for the Match Play rounds for those in the play-off.
In the event of ties amongst the qualifiers, other than anyone involved in a play-off,
qualifying order for each event will be determined by the Australian Countback
System, as will determination of the winners of the Closed Championships Trophies.
If a player in any event is aware prior to the draw being made for the Match Play
rounds that he is unable to play in any Match Play round for any reason, he must
notify the Match Committee. Once the draw has been made, any player unable to
play in a match on the date and at the time determined by the Match Committee will
forfeit the match.

Match Play Matches
After the qualifying order has been determined, Match Play matches will be between
first and last qualifiers, second and second-last qualifiers, and so on. Winners of these
matches will play each other, using the same descending order, and so on in
succeeding rounds, until the winner is determined.

Pace of Play
The following statement about pace of play in matches has been adapted from the Pace of
Play rules from the Victorian Golf Association Pennant Conditions. They apply to matches in
the Latrobe Golf Club Championship.

1.   Rule 6-7 of the Rules of Golf states: The player shall play without undue delay
     and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines which may be laid down by
     the Committee. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing
     ground, the player shall not unduly delay play.

     PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 6-7
     Match play — loss of hole.
     For subsequent offence — Disqualification.

2.   A group of two players should take an average of 11 and a half minutes per hole
     (3 hours and 27 minutes for the round) to play. The first group to start therefore
     would be considered out of position if at any point in the round the group is
     taking more than an average of 11 and a half minutes per hole to play.

     A group of four players (two separate matches) should take an average of 14
     minutes per hole (4 hours and 12 minutes for the round) to play. The first group
     of four players to start therefore would be considered out of position if at any
     point in the round the group is taking more than an average of 14 minutes per
     hole to play.

     Any following group will be considered out of position if the group
     (a) falls behind; and
     (b) is taking more than an average of 11 and a half minutes (for a pair) or 14
     minutes (for two pairs) per hole to play.

     Any such group found out of position without due cause (such as both players
     losing a ball on a hole) will be monitored.

3.   Monitoring of players.

     The time each player takes to play a stroke will be recorded. Any player in a
     group out of position who takes more than 45 seconds (55 seconds in the case of
     a player who is the first to play on or near the putting green or from the teeing
     ground on a par-3 hole) to play a stroke on two occasions on that hole or any
     subsequent hole that is monitored, will incur automatically a penalty of loss of
     that hole under Rule 6-7. Monitoring will continue until the group is considered
     to be playing at a reasonable pace (ie, 11 and a half/14 minutes average per hole)
     for a minimum of two consecutive holes. A player incurring such a penalty will
     be notified at the completion of the hole.

     The timing of a player’s stroke will be when he has had reasonable opportunity to
     reach his ball, it is his turn to play, and he could play without interference by
     another person or another ball.

     Except on the putting green, if a player has reached his ball, it is his turn to play
     and there are no distractions, he will be allowed a few seconds to select his club,
     after which the timing will begin. Thus, any time spent in walking backward or
     forward for measuring or other purposes will count as part of the time taken for
     his next stroke.

     On the putting green, the timing will begin after a competitor has been allowed a
     reasonable amount of time to lift and clean his ball, repair his pitch mark and
     remove loose impediments on the line of the putt.

     Undue delay may also occur between strokes. Accordingly, a player may be
     subject to penalty under Rule 6-7 even if he plays each of his strokes in less than
     45/55 seconds.

4.   The Match Committee sincerely hopes that it is not necessary to monitor players,
     as described above. It therefore seeks all players’ cooperation in ensuring that
     matches are played in both a friendly spirit and expeditious manner.

Other
Ties for Nett Events
Where two or more players in a grade have the same nett score after the qualifying 36
holes the winner will be the player with the best nett score in the second round. If any
players are still tied, the winner will be determined by the Australian Countback
System, based on scores in the second qualifying round.
Tee Markers
All Qualifying Rounds: White markers for Competition of the Day.
Match Play Rounds: As directed by the Match Committee. (These will normally be
the Blue markers.)
Practice
On the day of the first qualifying round for these events, a player may play a practice
round on the course following completion of his competition round.
Motorised Carts
Except with the express permission of the Match Committee, which must be sought
prior to the round/s for which its use is requested, a motorised cart cannot be used by
any player. The use of a motorised cart will only be permitted in the case of a
permanent or temporary disability. The Match Committee may require a medical
certificate to be produced to support the use of a motorised cart.
**These conditions may be varied by the Match Committee if deemed necessary.
Supplementary Information (not for public notice)
Timetable of events
Date                    Competition         Grade               Comment
Saturday 31             Stroke              A                   Players on handicaps 12 and under as at 17 October.
October
                        Stroke              B                   Players on handicaps 13 – 18 as at 17 October..
                        Stroke              C                   Players competing in 1st round of C Grade Championship.
Sunday 1                Stroke              C                   Players competing in 2nd round of C Grade Championship.
November                                                        (These players are also competing in the Competition of the
                                                                Day.)
                        Stroke              Intermediate (6     Players competing in qualifying round of Intermediate Grade
                                            day members)        Championship: players whose handicaps were 15 and under
                                                                as at 17 October (A Grade Intermediate) and players whose
                                                                handicaps were 16 and over as at 17 October (B Grade
                                                                Intermediate). (These players are also competing in the
                                                                Competition of the Day.)
                        Stroke              A                   Other players currently on handicaps 15 and under not
                                                                playing in qualifying rounds of Championships.
                        Stroke              B                   Other players currently on handicaps 16 and over not playing
                                                                in qualifying rounds of Championships.
Saturday 7              Stroke              A                   Players on handicaps 12 and under as at 17 October.
November
                        Stroke              B                       Players competing in 1st round of B Grade Championship.
                        Stroke              C                       Players on handicaps 19 and over as at 17 17 October
Sunday 8                Stroke              B                       Players competing in 2nd round of B Grade Championship.
November                                                            (These players are also competing in the Competition of the
                                                                    Day.)
                          Stroke                 A                  Other players currently on handicaps 15 and under not
                                                                    playing in B Grade Championship.
                          Stroke                 B                  Other players currently on handicaps 16 and over not playing
                                                                    in B Grade Championship.
Saturday 14               Stroke                 A                  Players competing in 1st round of A Grade and Senior
November                                                            Championships.
                          Stroke                 B                  Players on handicaps 13 – 18 as at 17 October.
                          Stroke                 C                  Players on handicaps 19 and over as at 17 October.
Sunday 15                 Stroke                 A                  Players competing in 2nd round of A Grade and Senior
November                                                            Championships. (These players are also competing in the
                                                                    Competition of the Day.)
                          Stroke                 A                  Other players currently on handicaps 15 and under not
                                                                    playing in Championships.
                          Stroke                 B                  Other players currently on handicaps 16 and over not playing
                                                                    in Championships.
Sunday 22                 Match Play             A, B and C;        Quarter-Finals of A, B and C Grade and Senior Club
November                                         Senior; A and      Championships and Semi-Finals of Intermediate Grade Club
                                                 B Intermediate     Championships. (PM: 20 matches and 10 groups to be
                                                 grades             scheduled. All matches to be ‘paired’—that is, two matches
                                                                    to be played in one grouping.)
                          Par                    All grades         Other players not playing in Championships (current
                                                                    handicaps apply).
Saturday 28               Match Play             Men’s A, B and Semi-Finals of Men’s and Women’s A, B and C Grade and
November                                         C; Senior;         Senior Club Championships. (PM: 14 matches and 9 groups
                                                 Women’s A, B       to be scheduled. Men’s and Women’s A Grade matches to
                                                 and C grades       be singles — that is, one match to be played in one grouping,
                                                                    Women’s B and C Grade and Senior matches to be pairs—
                                                                    that is, two matches to be played in one grouping.)
                          Par                    All grades         Other players not playing in Championships (current
                                                                    handicaps apply).
Sunday 29                 Match Play             All grades         Finals of Men’s, Women’s and Senior Club Championships.
November                                                            (AM: Men’s and Women’s A Grade Championships; PM: 9
                                                                    matches to be programmed and 9 groups to be scheduled.
                                                                    All matches to be singles; that is, one match to be played in
                                                                    each grouping.)
                          No competition                            Casual non-competition play permitted PM at times and tees
                                                                    which do not interfere with Championships.
NB. All nett events are played using Handicap of the Day. The use of the 17 October date is purely to allocate
players to particular grades for the duration of the Championships.

								
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