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PGM IMPIAN MASTERS 2010 Impian Golf & Country Club 27th – 30th December 2010
CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION
1 MANAGEMENT The PGM IMPIAN MASTERS 2010 is a 72 holes “Closed Tournament” and is managed by the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Organizing Committee, hereinafter refereed to as “The Tournament Committee”. DATE AND VENUE The PGM Impian Masters 2010 shall be played from the 27th to 30th December at Impian Golf & Country Club, Kajang, Selangor. 3 4 SCHEDULE The schedule shall be as follows; a b c d e Sunday, 26th December Monday, 27th December Tuesday, 28th December th December Wednesday, 29 Thursday, 30th December : : : : : Registration & Practice Round (7:30am to 1:00pm) Course will be closed from 4:00pm onwards. First Round start at 8:30am Second Round start at 7:30am Cut‐off 60 and ties Third Round start at 7:30am Final Round start at 7:30am Followed by prize giving.
ELIGIBILITY a b c Open to all current members of Professional Golfers’ Association of Malaysia (PGAM). Open to all members of Malaysian Professional Golfers’ Association (MPGA) before June 2006. By Sponsor’s invitation.
ENTRIES & REGISTRATION a b Entries are to be submitted on the Official Entry Form to PGM office by 4:00pm, Wednesday, 22nd December. Late entries will not be entertained. All participants must register at Impian Golf & Country Club on Sunday, 26th December 2010 between 7:30am and 1:00pm. Anyone unable to register in person must advice the Tournament Committee of his expected arrival. PLAYERS WHO FAIL TO REGISTER BY THE APPROPIATE TIME WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE DRAW. Entry fee is Rm$150/= per player to be paid in CASH only payable before or during registration on the 26th December 2010.
WITHDRAWAL a b Any withdrawal must be notified to the Tournament Committee. Players withdrawing must fill a withdrawal form available at the Tournament Office. Players withdrawing after the closing date of entries or after the stipulated tournament registration time, without any valid reasons as deemed fit by the Tournament Committee, shall forfeit his entry fee or in a situation where he has not paid the entry fee, shall be fined the amount equivalent to the entry fee of Rm$150/=. A player who is absent from the tournament shall be fined Rm$200/=. A competitor is not entitled to withdraw after the conclusion of the 1st round or during play of any round, unless on emergency or on medical grounds as deemed reasonable by the Tournament Committee.
OFFICIAL PRACTICE ROUND Official practice round will be on Sunday, 26th December 2010 starting from 7:30am and the course will be closed from 4:00pm onwards. Since the course is open to club members, player must use buggy during the practice round at a cost of Rm$70/= on sharing basis. It is suggested that playing earlier is encouraged.
FORMAT a b The tournament shall be played over four (4) rounds of 18 holes stroke play each day. The lowest scores over the first 36 holes and any tying for 60th place will advance to the 3rd and 4th round. In the event of conditions or circumstances that make the playing of 72 holes impracticable, the Tournament Committee has the sole right to postpone or cancel any round at its discretion.
DECISION OF TIES In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a stroke play hole‐by‐hole play‐ off over the 18th hole only until a winner emerges. The play‐off will start as soon as practicable after the last players have finished their round.
PRIZES a b The winner will receive the Tournament Trophy and the first place prize money. Prize money shall be allocated to all professional golfers who played in the 3rd and 4th round. Any player being disqualified or withdrawing from the Tournament at any stage or for any reason shall forfeit his prize money. The Tournament Committee may waive or otherwise amend this condition. PRIZE MONEY DISTRIBUTION IN RINGGIT MALAYSIA $
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 d e = Rm$ 148,600/= Prize money 1st – 60th position Expected 2 ties @ Rm$ 700/= each = Rm$ 1,400/= ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Total prize fund Rm$ 150,000/= ============= In the event of a tie for any of the above placings, the prize money for such places shall be added together and divided equally amongst those tying. All prize money is subject to a PGM levy of 5%. $ 22,000/= $ 14,500/= $ 10,000/= $ 7,100/= $ 6,300/= $ 5,700/= $ 4,500/= $ 3,800/= $ 3,200/= $ 3,100/= $ 2,800/= $ 2,680/= $ 2,550/= $ 2,440/= $ 2,320/= $ 2,200/= $ 2,080/= $ 1,960/= $ 1,880/= $ 1,780/= $ 1,730/= $ 1,680/= $ 1,630/= $ 1,600/= $ 1,570/= $ 1,540/= $ 1,510/= $ 1,480/= $ 1,450/= $ 1,420/= 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 + Ties $ 1,360/= $ 1,340/= $ 1,320/= $ 1,300/= $ 1,280/= $ 1,180/= $ 1,160/= $ 1,140/= $ 1,120/= $ 1,100/= $ 1,080/= $ 1,060/= $ 1,040/= $ 1,020/= $ 1,000/= $ 980/= $ 960/= $ 940/= $ 920/= $ 900/= $ 880/= $ 860/= $ 840/= $ 820/= $ 800/= $ 780/= $ 760/= $ 740/= $ 720/= $ 700/=
CADDIE (RULE 64) a b c d e f Players are advised to bring their own caddie as there are limited caddies at the host venue. Caddie fee is Rm$ 70/=. A player may be assisted by a caddie, but he is limited to one caddie at any one time. The host venue staff cannot be engaged as caddie unless authorized by the Tournament Committee. A player shall at all times be liable for the actions of his caddie and shall ensure that his caddie complies with the Conditions as they apply to him. A caddie must not wear spiked shoes. A caddie must not liter the golf course.
DRAW Play will be in groups of threes throughout the Tournament. The draw for the first and second round shall be made by the Tournament Committee, while the draw for the third and final round will be arranged in accordance with their scores, i.e. the best tees off last on the front nine and the worst teed off last on the back nine.
RULES OF GOLF AND LOCAL RULES a b All play shall be in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the R & A Limited and with the Tournament Local Rules approved by the Tournament Committee. The Tournament Committee will prepared the Tournament Local Rules and a copy of it will be displayed at the Notice Board and issued to all players during practice and subsequent rounds.
TRANSPORTATION Players and their caddies shall walk at all times during the stipulated round. (Exception: When permitted to ride by the Rules Committee) TIME OF STARTING (NOTE TO RULE 63a) a Players shall start at the time and in the order arranged by the Tournament Committee. However, it is a condition of this Tournament that in the absence of circumstances, which warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 33‐7, if the player arrives at his starting point, ready to play within five minutes of his starting time, the penalty for failure to start on time is two strokes, instead of disqualification. Lateness beyond 5 minutes will result in disqualification. Players must be prepared to play any round whenever called upon to do so and a round may be cancelled or postponed by the Tournament Committee to such day or hour, as may be deemed fit.
SPECIFICATION OF CLUBS AND GROOVES a Any driver the player carries must have a clubhead, identified by model and loft, that is named on the current List of Conforming Driver Heads issued by the R & A. b The grooves on irons club shall conform to the specifications set out in Appendix II, Rule 5 in the Rules of Golf Booklet. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION: Disqualification NEW GROOVE RULES Although implemented with the effect from 1st January 2010, the new Rules, which relate to clubface grooves with loft greater than or equal to 25 degrees (generally a standard 5‐iron and above) is not applicable as a Condition of Competition to our level of professional tournaments until 1st January 2014. The new rules are introduced as a Condition of Competition only for the very top professional and amateur levels of golf tournament with effect from 1st January 2010. PRACTICE BETWEEN HOLES (RULE 7) A player must not make a practice stroke during play of a hole including practice on or near the putting green of the hole last played. This prohibition includes rolling a ball on the putting green of the hole last played. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION: Two stokes
PACE OF PLAY (NOTE 2 TO RULE 67) Conditions regarding pace of play are outlined in Appendix I. Pace of play guidelines will be distributed to all players and a copy of it will be displayed on the Tournament Notice Board. a THE BALL (RULE 5) The ball the player plays must be named on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls issued by the R & A. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF CONDITION: Disqualification LIMITATION ON BALL USED DURING ROUND (NOTE TO RULE 51) i One Ball Condition During a stipulated round, the balls a player plays must be of the same brand and model as detailed by a single entry on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls. ii Procedure When Breach Discovered When a player discovers that he has played a ball in breach of this condition, he must abandon that ball before playing from the next teeing ground and complete the round with a proper ball; otherwise, the player is disqualified. If discovery is made during play of a hole and the player elects to substitute a proper ball before completing that hole, the player must place a proper ball on the spot where the ball played in breach of the condition lay.
USED OF ARTIFICIAL OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES (RULE 143) During a stipulated round the player must not use any artificial or unusual equipment, or use any equipment in an unusual manner: a That might assist him in making a stroke or in his play or b For the purpose of gauging or measuring distance or conditions that might affect his play. It may result in disqualification after the first warning. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT (SEC 1 – ETIQUETTE) The Committee may impose a penalty of disqualification for improper behavior, unsportsmanlike conduct including the use of undesirable language, club throwing, disrespect to fellow competitors, official, staff or abuse of golf course and club’s premises. RULES OFFICIALS (RULE 342) The Tournament Committee has appointed qualified R & A Rules Officials to decide questions of fact and apply the Rules of Golf during the play of the tournament. The Rules Officials’ decisions shall be final. DISPUTES AND DOUBTFUL POINTS Any disputes or doubtful points must be lodged in writing to the Tournament Director within 10 minutes on completion of the round in which the disputed matter arose. In the case of the final round, it must be within 5 minutes. The Rules Committee to resolve any disputes is to comprise of: a Chairman : Brig Gen. ® Ron Mahendran – TD
b Members : Adnan Othman – Chief Rules Lt. Col ® B. C Yoon – Rules Official Mej. ® G. Ramathasu – Rules Official Desmond Goh ‐ Rules Official Muen Tan – Rules Official Note: Rules Official involved in the dispute is excluded from the Tournament Committee hearing. DECISIONS (RULE 343) All decisions made by the Tournament Committee in all matters shall be final.
TIME ALLOWED a Groups will be required to play at no more than the allotted time published for the tournament. The maximum time allotted for the completion of 18 holes during the Tournament, when play in groups of threes (3) is 4 hours 30 minutes. b Each hole has been given a maximum completion time based upon the length and difficulty of the hole. OUT OF POSITION c The first group to start will be considered out of position if, at any time during the round, the group is behind their allotted time. d Any following group will be considered out of position if it (a) is taking more than the allotted time to play and (b) reaches the tee of a par 3 hole and the hole is clear, fails to clear the tee of a par 4 hole before the preceding group clears the putting green or arrives at the teeing ground of a par 5 hole when the preceding group is on the putting green. Note: Both (a) and (b) must apply for a group to be out of position. GROUP NOTIFICATION
PACE OF PLAY (NOTE 2 TO RULE 67)
Groups MAY BE NOTIFIED when they are out of position and given an opportunity to regain their position. If a ruling or some other legitimate delay occurs which causes a group in question to lose its position, that group is expected to regain its position in a reasonable time [within two holes]. If a group fails to regain their position, they will be notified and subject to being timed. TIMING Pace of Play guidelines will be displayed on the Tournament Notice Board. In the absence of mitigating circumstances, any group is liable to be timed if it is in excess of the time allowed. From commencement of timing, if any player exceeds 50 seconds on a “first to play shot”, or 40 seconds if it is a “second or third to play shot”, he is deemed to have had a “bad time”. Other than on the putting green, the timing of a player’s stroke will begin when he has had a reasonable opportunity to reach his ball, it is his turn to play and he can play
without interference or distraction. Time spent determining yardage will count as part of the time taken for the next stroke. On the putting green, timing will begin after a player has been allowed a reasonable amount of time to lift, clean and replace his ball, repair his ball mark and other ball marks on his line of putt and remove loose impediments on his line of putt. Time spent looking at the line from beyond the hole and/or behind the ball will count as part of the time taken for the next stroke. NOTE: The Committee reserves the right, at any time, to time a group when the Committee deems it necessary. Players should also be aware that the Committee may assess a “bad time” to a player in a group which is out of position if the player makes no effort to help his group get back in position. An example of this would be a player who unduly delays play between shots. PACE OF PLAY PENALTIES The following are the penalties, in sequence, for any player in a group out of position who takes more than time allowed to play a stroke when it is his turn to play: One bad timing ‐ Verbal warning from Official A second bad timing ‐ One penalty stroke A third bad timing ‐ Two penalty strokes A fourth bad timing ‐ Disqualification NOTE: If the group in question regains its proper position, any previous timings of more than time allowed will be carried over for the remainder of that round in the event that group requires additional monitoring.