1  Eligibility

Amateur playing members holding a World Handicap System Handicap Index are eligible to enter this competition.

2  Method of Entry

Entry will be by completion and submission of a pre-published entry form. The appropriate entry fee must accompany the entry form and must reach the appointed person responsible for entries by the closing date.

3  Format

One round of stroke play.  There will be prizes for both scratch and handicap up to third place.

4. Starting Times and Groups

Starting times will be posted on Gullane Ladies’ GC notice board and ELLCGA web site and emailed to participants as soon as possible after the closing date is past.  Play will be in either twos or threes depending upon course availability and size of field.  Players must start at the time established by the Committee. Starting times cannot be altered without the Committee’s authority. Rules 6-3a (If a player arrives at her starting point, ready to play, within 5 minutes after her starting time, the penalty for failing to start on time is 2 strokes at the first hole.  Otherwise the penalty for breach of this rule is disqualification.) and 6-3b (A competitor must remain throughout the round in the group arranged by the Committee unless otherwise authorised by the Committee.  Penalty for breach of this rule is disqualification.) apply.  Players are expected to be at the tee 5 minutes prior to teeing off.

5. Transportation

Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorised by the Committee. Permission can be sought in writing from the Committee to allow those with a medical condition the use of a buggy.

6  Caddies

As defined in the “Rules of Golf”, caddies are permitted. However it is not permitted to have a professional or assistant professional golfer or a paid caddy serve as your caddy.

7  Distance Measuring Devices

A player may obtain distance information using a device that measures distance only. If during a stipulated round a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect her play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

8  Suspension or Abandonment of Play

The Committee has the right to suspend or abandon play in the event that the course becomes unplayable or dangerous. If play is suspended Rule 6-8 will apply. Competitors will be notified on the day of the competition what signals will be used for suspension of play.

9  Disputes

In all disputes the Babe Zaharias Committee’s decision is final.