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SENIOR OPEN TOUR - RULES & REGULATIONS


Scorecards

Each Player is responsible for the correctness of his scorecard. Scorecards must be exchanged at the start of the round and a fellow competitor will be making the scores at each hole. Player and Scorer will be designated on each scorecard. Each scorecard must be signed by the marker and attested by the Player. All players in a pairing must submit their scorecards at the same time to avoid and/or resolve scoring disputes. In scoring your opponents round, please Circle all Birdies. The Score Board shall be considered final and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Rules of Golf: Close of Competition

Play for Senior Open Tour events will be governed by the current "Rules of Golf" as approved by the USGA. Local rules for the Course will also apply. Local rules will be provided by the Course and will be available on site upon request. Questions will be settled by the On-site Rules Committee. All decisions made by the Senior Open Tour and Tour Officials are final. The competition will be closed when the winners have been determined and prizes awarded.

One Ball Rule

ONE BALL RULE: Rules 15-1 and 15-2 - The player must complete play of the hole with the ball with which he began the hole unless he is proceeding under a Rule that permits him to substitute a ball. The "one ball condition" requires the player to use the exact same brand and type of ball throughout the round. For example, if you tee off the first hole with a Titleist Pro V1x, then that's what you must play throughout the round. You may not switch to any other brand of ball, nor even to any other type of Titleist ball. You started with the Pro V1x, so the Pro V1x is what you must use on every stroke. A player who substitutes another ball when not permitted to do so incurs the general penalty (loss of hole in match play or a two stroke penalty in stroke play) under the applicable Rule. When changing balls, the player is only permitted to substitute a ball of the same brand or type and mark the ball.

Rules that permit the substitution of a ball: Rules 26-1 (Water Hazard Rule), 27-1 (Ball Lost or Out of Bounds) and 28 (Ball Unplayable) are examples of Rules that permit the player to substitute another ball. Rule 5-3 permits a player to substitute another ball during the play of a hole when his original ball has become unfit for play during the play of that hole. Other Rules (e.g. Rule 18, Rule 24, and Rule 25-1) permit the player to substitute another ball only if the original ball is not immediately recoverable.

Format

1. One Round - 18 Holes or Two Rounds - 36 Holes
2. Individual Stroke Play - Low Gross Competition.
3. USGA, R&A & Local Rules Govern Play
4. Professional Division: 6,300 - 6,600 yards or comparable
5. Amateur Champ.: 0 - 3.9 index, 6,200 - 6,400 yards or comparable
6. A Flight: 4 - 7.9 Handicap index, 6,000 - 6,200 yards or comparable
7. B Flight: 8 - 11.9 Handicap index, 6,000 - 6,200 yards or comparable
8. C Flight: 12 - 15.9 Handicap index, 6,000 - 6,200 yards or comparable