SGA Tour T & Cs

Terms and Conditions of entry in SGA Tour events

  1. Events are under the management and control of Social Golf Australia (SGA).
  2. All players pay an event Entry Fee that covers green fees and Novelty Prizes (NTPs, Long Drives etc).
  3. Players with GOLF Link numbers can pay an additional Competition Fee of $10 to enter the event and compete for the prizes on offer and have their scores included in the event on GOLF Link.
  4. Cancellations within 24 hours of the event forfeit Entry and Competition Fees. If the course has not yet been paid in full and/or a replacement player is found, the Entry Fee may be credited towards another event at the discretion of SGA.
  5. For results to be entered on GOLF Link, entrants must hold a current official Australian golf handicap.
  6. SGA may appoint a designated club delegate or event manager to collect, collate and submit scores.
  7. Players are responsible for ensuring they play off the correct handicap, their cards are correctly marked, checked, signed and submitted to the SGA Tour Manager or delegate after the round. Players who do not submit their cards, risk forfeiting their right to being included in the official event results on GOLF Link and/or the SGA Order of Merit (OOM) points.
  8. SGA Tour Members must be entered in the competition on the day to qualify to receive OOM points for the event and/or to have scores included in the 4BBB Championship.
  9. Male and female golfers are welcome to enter and the SGA Tour events are mixed competitions. As we cannot create mixed competitions on GOLF Link, we must create separate comps for men and women on GOLF Link.
  10. Prizes are awarded at the sole discretion of SGA.
  11. All enquiries pertaining to SGA events are to be made directly to SGA.
  12. All golfers holding a current, official Golf Australia or Golf Access Australia (GAA) handicap are eligible to enter and participate. Your GOLF Link number must be provided as proof of handicap and additional proof of handicap may be requested prior to play.
  13. The player without handicaps are welcome to participate, but will only playing a social round. Non-handicapped players can win Novelty Events only.
  14. When playing Stableford or Par, players are asked to "pick up" if they cannot score.
  15. Tee times and groupings will be allocated at the discretion of SGA.
  16. Handicap adjustments in accordance with the current Australian handicapping system will be made after each event. It is solely the player's responsibility to play off the correct valid handicap in each round. Players must check their handicaps prior to play in each event. Playing from an incorrect handicap during an event is grounds for disqualification.
  17. Players are not permitted to mark their own  cards. Players are to swap cards with playing partners prior to the round.
  18. There will be no playoffs. Winners will be decided using the count-back system. The count-back will be taken from the last nine holes, then the last six, then the last three holes and so forth until a winner is declared.
  19. Maximum official handicaps for ladies is 45 and for men is 36.
  20. Entries close for each event when the field is full. Entries made after a field is full will kept on a waiting list.
  21. Figures quoted for Entry Fees and Competition Fees are based on a per-person basis in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.
  22. Payment of entry fees are due seven days prior to the event.
  23. Players on the Waiting List list will be given first option to fill any unpaid spaces after this date.
  24. Players driving electric golf carts must hold a current Australian or International driver's license, otherwise you remain a passenger for the duration of the event.
  25. All competitors, partners, family and their guests participate in SGA events at their own risk.
  26. Damages to or theft from (if any) the participating courses (and/or but not limited to), electric carts, surrounding residential areas, entrances, Bushranger Golf property, car parks, garden beds and any other and all property is to be paid for by the individual(s) responsible.
  27. The participating courses and SGA reserve the right to refuse entry into events, disqualify and/or remove any person or people from the golf course premises in the event of anti-social behaviour, verbal abuse toward staff or abuse of the RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) act without notice. The participating courses and SGA management will solely determine what is and what is not anti-social behaviour. No further correspondence will be entered into.
  28. The participating courses and SGA reserve the right to withdraw, cancel or vary the event without notice.
  29.  In the event of wet weather, the SGA Tour Manager will monitor the golf course and weather bureau closely then make a decision on the conditions in due time.
  30. If an event is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or for other reasons, that event will be rescheduled or cancelled at the discretion of SGA and players will receive either a credit or refund for entry payments contingent upon the refund and credit policies of the golf course involved.
  31. Once all of the field has completed nine holes of play, an event will be considered live and if some or all players cannot complete their round due to weather conditions or other external factors, calculations will be made according to the Australian Handicapping System to assign an 18 hole score for each player.
  32. If not all the players in the field have completed nine holes when weather suspends play, SGA will be the sole arbiter of whether the competition stands, is cancelled or rescheduled.
  33. SGA reserves the right to suspend, withdraw, refuse entry or disqualify any player without notice.
  34. The conferral or withdrawal of membership with SGA remains at the sole discretion of SGA.
  35. The participating courses and SGA reserve the right to amend any conditions, playing conditions, format, rules or terms before, during or after the event without notice.
  36. Decision made by SGA are final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  37. The participating courses, SGA, sponsors and other suppliers of goods or services accept no liability for any death, injury, property loss or damage incurred during or arising out of any aspect of the conduct of SGA events. SGA events shall be under the management and control of SGA in conjunction with management of the venues.
  38. The competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as adopted by the Royal & Ancient Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, and subject to such local rules as are in force on the course over which the competition takes place.
  39. Competitors are required to comply with the dress regulations of the participating courses.
  40. All entrants in events agree to abide by the rules of the participating courses.
  41. No responsibility will be taken by SGA for any misdirected payments, cheques, money orders or deposits made by EFT. If payment has been misdirected, it is the player's responsibility to track down the lost payment and provide proof of the transaction.
  42. Players participating in SGA events agree to abide by the rules and etiquette of golf, in particular as this applies to the consideration towards and safety of other people on the golf course.
  43. The term "FORE" is to be used by a player or their group to warn any person/s on, near or surrounding the golf course boundary of a moving ball that may cause harm. If a person has been hit by a golf ball, golf club or any other part of a player's equipment that player is deemed responsible for any and all damages that may be incurred. SGA, the participating courses, sponsors, suppliers and/or any person or organisation associated with SGA events will not be held liable in any circumstances.
  44. Golf activities can be dangerous. All competitors understand that they are exposed to certain risks during golf activities and that accidents can and do happen.  Acceptance of entry releases SGA and the participating courses from all claims that entrants may have or may have had but for this release arising from or in connection with  participation and indemnifies each competitor and will keep indemnified Social Golf Australia and the participating courses in respect of any claim by any person arising as a result of or in connection with participation in any golf activities.
  45. By entering the event, players agree to and acknowledges that they have read this section (Terms and Conditions of entry into SGA events) and agree to abide and be bound by them.