CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 14th MAY 2020
1 CONDITIONS OF PLAY
(a) The competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited and the Scottish Golf Hard Card with supplementary local rules. It shall comprise 54 holes of stroke play over two days. 36 holes shall be played on the first day. The 30 competitors returning the lowest scores over the first 36 holes and those tying for 30th place shall play the final 18 holes on the second day.
(b) The event will be under the charge of the Competition Committee of the Stephen Gallacher Foundation to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final. The committee reserves the right to amend the conditions of the event.
(c) The winner of the event shall be the competitor who returns the lowest score for 54 holes. The winner shall receive a voucher to the value of £200, the runner-up will receive a voucher to the value of £120, the third place competitor will receive a voucher to the value of £100, the fourth place competitor will receive a voucher to the value of £80 and the fifth place competitor will receive a voucher to the value of £60 and the sixth place competitor will receive a voucher to the value of £40 and the seventh place competitor will receive a voucher to the value of £30 and the eight place competitor will receive a voucher to the value of £25 and the ninth place competitor will receive a voucher to the value of £20 and the tenth place competitor will receive a voucher to the value of £15.
ALL PRIZE WINNERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE PRESENTATION.
(d) In the event of a tie after 54 holes, the event trophy/title will be decided with a sudden death play off, over holes to be decided by the Championship committee. In the event of a tie after 54 holes for any of the prize giving positions vouchers will be shared relative to the finishing position and the number of players tying.
(e) Withdrawals will not be accepted at any time unless confirmed by email. A competitor failing to notify the Stephen Gallacher Foundation by this method before 17:00 on Thursday 14th May 2020 will be subject to an automatic ban of up to two years from all Scottish Golf events. Only in exceptional circumstances and on formal appeal to the Championship Committee will the ban be lifted..
(f) In the event of a competitor having to withdraw after the closing date, the entry fee will not be refunded.
(g) The specimen conditions in the Rules of Golf (Pages 137 & 138) are in effect regarding Conforming Driver Heads and Conforming Golf Balls
(h) Scottish Golf has a doping policy, copies of which are available on request from the Scottish Golf office. As part of this policy a player shall not make use of any drug to enhance his performance. The Championship Committee reserve the right to require a player to undergo a drugs test both in and out of competition. A positive test or failure to undertake such a test, will result in disqualification from the competition and the player would then be subject to Scottish Golf disciplinary procedures, a copy of which is also available from the Scottish Golf office. Competitors who are on medication and in doubt as to their clinical status should seek advice from Scottish Golf.
(i) No caddies are allowed.
(j) A competitor is not permitted to withdraw at any stage of the event except for emergency reasons or medical circumstances explained to and deemed acceptable by the Championship Committee. A competitor failing to notify the Championship Committee in person of his withdrawal before departing the event venue will be subject to an automatic ban of up to two years from Scottish Golf events. Only in exceptional circumstance and on formal appeal will the ban be lifted.
(k) Players must walk at all times during a stipulated round, unless authorised by a member of the committee, or permission to use a buggy has been granted in accordance with the Scottish Golf Transportation Policy.
(l) A copy of the full pace of play conditions will be posted at the event and will be available on request.
(m) The Stephen Gallacher Foundation along with the Scottish Golf arranges publicity before and during the competition in the press and by live and recorded radio and television broadcasting and filming and on the Internet. Each competitor by entering the championship and by agreeing to these terms and conditions assigns to the Stephen Gallacher Foundation, Scottish Golf and its assignees and licensees the right in perpetuity throughout the world to make, use, exhibit and reproduce in any way now known or hereafter devised (and to authorise others to do so) for commercial and other purposes from time to time and at their discretion, motion pictures, still pictures, live taped or filmed television, sound recordings and any other reproductions of any description of the competitor made during or in connection with the competition (including, without limitation, during practice and play) without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignees of the competitor. The competitor also assigns the right to use and reproduce the competitor’s name, voice, likeness and biographical material in any way now known or hereafter devised by the Stephen Gallacher Foundation and the Scottish Golf for the purpose of promoting the competition and any subsequent competitions, without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignees of the competitor including in circumstances where it may include the logo of a third party or of a sponsor or patron of the competition or any subsequent competition or any other activities undertaken by Scottish Golf. Notwithstanding the foregoing grant of rights, Scottish Golf and its assignees and licensees agree that, other than as permitted above, they will not authorise any company contractually associated with Scottish Golf to use the competitor’s name, voice, likeness and biographical material in any way which constitutes the endorsement of a product or service, without first requiring such associated company to obtain the competitor’s authorisation.
To be eligible entrants must
(a) be male and of amateur status as defined by R&A Rules Limited, a declaration to that effect being in the entry form,
(b) be under the age of 18 years at 00.01 hours on 1 January 2020,
(c) be in possession of a handicap NOT EXCXEEDING SIX STROKES (exact 6.4) under the current CONGU Unified Handicapping System or the handicapping scheme adopted in the country from which the entrant has entered on the date of entry.
PLEASE NOTE: COMPETITORS HOLDING BOTH A CONGU AND OVERSEAS AUTHORITY HANDICAP MUST ENTER THE CHAMPIONSHIP USING THEIR CONGU HANDICAP.
Players entering with a USGA handicap or a handicap from another county adopting the USGA handicap system, will be required to have held a USGA handicap index for a continual period of 3 years or more.
Exception: A Player who has held a USGA handicap index for less than 3 years will be considered for entry if their last held handicap under a recognised handicapping system would gain entry under the ballot system.
THE EXACT HANDICAP ON THE DATE OF ENTRY WILL BE USED FOR ALL PURPOSES
i.e. No change of handicap will be accepted, even if prior to the closing date.
(a) The starting field shall be 60 and will be made up in the following order:
i) Up to a maximum of ten players under any criteria can be invited to compete by the Scottish Golf Performance Selection Panel or Stephen Gallacher Foundation Committee
ii) All remaining entries up to the maximum of 60 according to exact handicap at time of entry.
(b) Entries must be made online through the Stephen Gallacher Foundation website. The entry fee of £45 payable on line, through paypal. Only one entry per entrant will be accepted. If unable to enter online you should contact Scott Knowles by e-mail on email@example.com.
(c) All entries are subject to the approval of the Championship Committee of the Stephen Gallacher Foundation who reserve the right to refuse or accept or, having accepted, subsequently reject any entry and shall not be called upon to give any reason for their action.
(d) The Stephen Gallacher Foundation will not be responsible for forms which are lost electronically or for entries made after the closing date.
(e) Entries close on Thursday 16th May 2020
(f) The draw will be e-mailed to each competitor by Friday 29th May 2020, if you have not received it by this date please contact Scott Knowles by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
(g) The Stephen Gallacher Foundation will not be responsible for any correspondence that fails to reach the individual
Competitors are required to register at the Stephen Gallacher Foundation office a minimum of 30 minutes on the day prior to their first tee off time.
By order of the Stephen Gallacher Foundation Championship Committee, January 2020