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TOURNAMENT CONDITIONS - Please scroll down to read and accept all conditions 

The 2019 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic (“the Tournament”) shall be under the management and control of PaR nz Corporate Events Limited t/as PaR nz Golfing Holidays, Tournament Committee whose decision on all matters relating to the Tournament shall be final.

  1. Note all conditions and any issued local rules will be published in accordance with the New Rules of Golf effective 01 January 2019.
  2. The Tournament will be a 90-hole (5 rounds) singles stableford event with prizes awarded daily, in addition to overall winners determined by the highest aggregate of stableford points over the five Competition rounds by handicap and gender division.
  3. Concurrently there will be a Team Competition (4 players) stableford event with the team score being best 3 stableford scores each day culminating over all five rounds. There are 3 team divisions: men’s, women’s and mixed. Overall prizes will be awarded.
  4. The five 18-hole Competition rounds will be conducted from Monday 8th April 2019 to Friday 12th April 2019. Each day four of the five golf courses will be utilised with one rested.
  5. In the event that weather conditions prevent all the players from finishing their round, that Competition round will be cancelled and the tournament reduced accordingly.
  6. The field is limited to the first 448 entries received and confirmed online with full payment on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. All golfers entering online will receive an electronic confirmation of entry and payment receipt.
  7. Competitors must have an official New Zealand Golf Handicap, Australian Golf Link G.A. Handicap or an international equivalent. International players must provide prior to the tournament their membership number and golf association website for handicap verification.
  8. Players must have an official New Zealand Golf Handicap, Australian Golf Handicap or an overseas equivalent. The maximum handicap index not exceeding 32.0 (men) and 36.0 (women).
  9. The committee may adjust handicaps for competitors from other countries not using the course & player USGA slope system for handicapping.
  10. Handicaps will be frozen for the duration of the tournament; however, the tournament committee reserves the right to alter any handicap where there is evidence and / or exceptional high scores recorded which do not reflect the recent playing ability of that player. Handicaps will be frozen as at the 3rd April 2019.
  11. In the event that players are tied, a count-back to determine the winners or place-getter will be conducted as follows. A countback of the last 18 holes will be counted, and if still tied then the last 9 holes, then the last 6 holes, then 3 and then the last hole played.  If still tied, the count-back will be decided by lot.
  12. Daily winners will also be announced in all divisions – players winning a prize on any day. Players may only win one aggregate prize. All prizes will be distributed in accordance with the Rules of Amateur Golf Status.
  13. The Tournament will be conducted in accordance with the Rules of Golf and such Local Rules as approved by the Tournament Committee.
  14. All competitors are responsible for all damage to hotel property including any damage in hotel rooms and / or golf carts.
  15. Full Tournament Entry payment is due at the time of entry. Any variation to your booking must be in writing. PaR nz Golfing Holidays reserve the right to change golf courses and venues to that which is advertised providing a replacement of a similar standard is substituted.
  16. In the event that you cancel, we will refund your entry fee less $50 administration fee providing your cancellation has been received in writing. There are NO refunds where players cancel after the draw has been published on 1st April 2019.
  17. Refunds for add-on booking arrangements such as hotels, airlines, rental car companies, golf courses etc. will only be considered based on what percentage we are able to secure from suppliers less the non-refundable deposit.
  18. PaR nz Corporate Events Limited and Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic Committee (COAGC) may arrange media promotion and publicity before, during and after the Tournament. Competitors assent to references to them and pictures of them appearing and being used for purposes determined by PaR nz Corporate Events Limited.
  19. By entering this PaR nz Golfing Holidays event managed tournament, you agree to be added to the COAGC / PaR nz Golfing Holidays database and to receive electronic on-going communications including email newsletters, electronic flyers, and materials as may be sent by post, including specific updates as they pertain to the event you have just entered.
  20. All players and partners participating in the 2019 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic agree to comply with the NZ Licence Laws when entering and purchasing services from the five golf club venues. This may include providing your name and home address.
  21. All competitors participating in 2019 Mount Michael Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic do so at their own risk; the Tournament Committee, PaR nz Corporate Events Limited t/as PaR nz Golfing Holidays, sponsors, host golf clubs 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 the Championship. For all New Zealand and overseas golfers, PaR nz Corporate Events Limited t/as PaR nz Golfing Holidays strongly recommends travel insurance is taken by each person travelling. At each course a Health & Safety information advice sheet will be handed out, identifying all risk areas as identified. All players must take note of this and action accordingly.
  22. The tournament committee shall consist of the tournament director, additional representative from PaR nz Golfing Holidays and a representative from the board of the Central Otago Autumn Golf Classic.  The Tournament committee reserves the right to amend any condition and / or to alter the number of playing days in the case of inclement weather.   Should any individual course be forced to abandon / cancel play in any day, the number of tournament rounds contributing to the overall team and individual points will be reduced accordingly, regardless of whether some courses / players are not affected by such round cancellation.   The course or courses involved will offer players the chance to play at a later date (within a 12-month time frame) complimentary, in lieu of the cancelled round. The tournament committee reserves the right to not accept any entry, without having to give a reason. The tournament committee may accept entries from players, whose current handicap is higher than when they entered, providing all play is off the maximum handicap levels as stated.