92nd ERNIE PIEPER
SANTA CLARA COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
CONDITIONS of COMPETITION
The 92nd Ernie Pieper Santa Clara County Championship is governed by the 2016 USGA Rules of Golf and its Decisions and where applicable, the following Local Rules and Conditions, along with any additional Local Rules that may be supplied. Penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Condition is two strokes.
Open Division - competitor returning the lowest 54 hole score. Field cut to lowest 40 scores and ties after first round, and lowest 18 and ties after second round. All play is from the blue tees.
Senior Division - competitor returning the lowest 36 hole score. Field cut to lowest 12 scores and ties after first round. All play is from the blue tees.
Super Senior Division - competitor returning the lowest 36 hole score. Field cut to lowest 9 scores and ties after first round. All play is from the white tees.
Ties - will be determined by sudden-death playoff starting at the first hole, 15 minutes after all final round scores are posted.
The Tournament posts all scores as a Tournament score.
CONDITIONS OF PLAY:
Ernie Pieper Santa Clara County Championship Committee reserves the right to decline or withdraw any entry at any time. Any person whose entry is accepted shall be subject to the rules and conditions of play set forth by the committee. Any act of unsportsmanlike conduct, including but not limited to the use of obscene or abusive language, throwing of clubs or other disruptive behavior contrary to the good conduct of the championship will be cause for disqualification.
TIME OF STARTING /OFFICIAL TIME:
The clock at the 1st tee is the official time of starting. Starters will not page players in advance of their starting time. Players should report to the tee one starting interval prior to their tee time. Note under Rule 6-3 and Optional Conditions as set forth in Appendix I shall be in effect. Players arriving after their starting time but within five minutes of it shall be assessed a two-stroke penalty.
A player who does not show up and does not notify the Committee shall receive a ONE-YEAR SUSPENSION. This includes a player who starts and withdraws prior to the close of the competition and has not turned in his scorecard personally to a tournament official. Failure to comply will result in the same one-year suspension.
As provided in the Etiquette Section of the Rules of Golf, players should ensure that any electronic device taken onto the course does not distract other players. For further guidelines refer to decision 14-3/1.
LIMITATION OF GOLF BALLS:
Note under Rule 5-1 and Optional Condition as prescribed in Appendix I ("One Ball Rule") shall not be in effect.
PACE OF PLAY:
Pace of play is 4:20 for Saturday and 4:20 on Sunday. The following guidelines are in effect for all groups. Each group must maintain position on the golf course. If your group falls behind and out of position you will be subject to timing. After the player has reached his ball and can play without interference he has 40 seconds to play his shot. First infraction receives a warning, the second is a one-shot penalty, the third is a two-shot penalty and the next infraction will result in disqualification.
Two areas on the course are designated as practice areas. 1). The green and bunker complex between the 18th green and 6th fairway. 2). The green and bunker complex to the left of the 13th fairway.
Scorecards are to be returned to the patio area behind the 6th tee after completion of play.
Golf Genius can only be used as a scoring device and not an advisory tool.
All Decisions of the Tournament and Rules Committee will be final.