Spring 2014 National Championship Rules

Head Rules Official – Matt Weinberger - Matt@nccga.org - 513-277-9992
Additional Rules Officials
New Jersey State Golf Association Officials - Alan Gopin, Tom Browne, & Dan Juffey - @NJSGA1900 
Metropolitan Golf Association - Wendy Dominick - @MGA1897

The NCCGA is thankful for the support of all volunteer rules officials!

Governed by:

NCCGA National Championship Governing Bodies





NCCGA Rules:

  • Ballyowen Course Yardage – Men 7094 yards, Women 6066 yards
  • Holes double-teed – 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18
  • Wild Turkey Course Yardage – Men 7000 yards, Women 5942 yards
  • Holes double-teed – 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18
  • All players will walk for the National Championship
  • Top 5 of 8 scores count towards the team total each day
  • Consult the NCCGA Pace of Play policy for rule enforcement procedures
  • USGA Rules apply for all play with the following exceptions
  • Local rules as indicated below
  • Double par is the maximum any player can take on a hole
  • Yardage devices are permitted. No slope and wind capabilities may be used
  • No caddies are permitted during events
  • Team coaches can interact with the players at any time during the round
  • Spectators may not interact with participants during play
  • Electronic devices may be used during the round as long as it does not interfere with pace of play
  • Players may be subbed in/out between rounds 1 and 2 of tournaments
  • If a player is disqualified due to signing an incorrect scorecard in round 1, that player may compete in round 2
  • If a player is disqualified due to cheating or misconduct in round 1, they will be unable to compete in round 2. The Head Rules Official and NCCGA President have full discretion for rendering such rulings
  • Inclement weather will be monitored by the Head Rules Official and the course pro
  • If play is shortened on Saturday due to weather or darkness, it will be attempted to be made up Sunday Morning prior to the second round
  • If it cannot be made up, no partial scores will be taken and it will become an 18 hole tournament on Sunday – Players will play the originally scheduled Sunday course
  • If play on Sunday is canceled, no partial scores will be taken and the tournament will consist of only the Saturday round
  • Drug and alcohol use is not permitted at any NCCGA events. Using drugs or consuming alcohol during the course of play will result in disqualification for the tournament and league suspension
  • Proper dress is required: no tank tops, t-shirts, denim shorts, short shorts, cut-offs, gym shorts or jeans are allowed. If dressed inappropriately, the course can refuse the right to let you play
  • NCCGA Media Staff and third parties are allowed access to grounds for team and individual video and pictures. All content is ownership of the NCCGA
  • National Championship Trophy Policy
  • 1st Place Team, 2nd Place Team, Medalist Trophy, individuals finishing 2nd thru 8th place receive 1st Team All Tournament Team Trophies, 9th thru 16th place receive 2nd Team trophies

Local Rules:

  • Abandon balls hit into #2 ravine and over #12 sheep fence
  • Free drops from flower bed

Wild Turkey

  • Free lift and drop from flower beds, rock walls, and railroad ties
  • Any public roads are considered out-of-bounds

Team Tiebreaker Information:

  • To determine the National Champion for teams that are tied, the 5 players with the lowest tournament total for each team will compete in a sudden death playoff with other teams that are tied
  • Tiebreaker hole order – Wild Turkey 18, 16, 17, 18, 18, 18 (order of play will be determined by drawing from hat)
  • After each hole, all 5 scores will be accumulated and compared with the other team(s) that are tied. In the event these scores are the same, and the playoff will continue until a single team remains. Each hole the order of play reverses.
  • To break additional team ties, use the following
    • Compare 6th man scores from both rounds combined
    • Compare 7th man scores from both rounds combined
    • Compare 8th man scores from both rounds combined
    • Compare 2nd day team total

Individual Tiebreaker Information:

  • Medalist Tiebreaker Policy for a Single Tournament
    • Tiebreaker hole order – Wild Turkey 18, 16, 17, 18, 18, 18 (order of play will be determined by drawing from hat). In the event of a team tie and an individual tie, the team tiebreaker will take place first
    • Sudden death format – The lowest score(s) will continue to the next hole until there is one player remaining. *In the event no playoff can occur, a scorecard playoff will determine the medalist
  • Scorecard Playoff
    • Compare total scores from the #1 Handicap hole of both rounds combined
    • Continue to compare the next hardest hole in a sudden death format until one player remains

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