2018 SCGA ONE-DAY SERIES TOURNAMENT
DESERT WILLOW GOLF RESORT (MOUNTAIN VIEW)
SATURDAY, MAY 19
ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION:
All participants must check in at the SCGA registration table located in the Cooks Grill. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m.
STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS:
Starting holes and pairings will be emailed to players and posted online at scga.org in advance of the tournament. This is an 8:00 a.m. Shotgun start and we ask all players to be in their carts by 7:45 a.m.
PACE OF PLAY:
The Tournament Committee at each competition will determine the maximum allowable time each group is permitted to play the stipulated round. This time will be posted on each player’s scorecard and each player is expected to maintain a pace faster than the maximum allowable time. The stipulated round is complete when the last player in the group completes play of the final hole and the flagstick is replaced. Please be sure to keep up with the group in front of you. Click here for more information on the SCGA Pace of Play Policy.
Players may make arrangements for practice rounds at their own expense. Call Desert Willow Golf Resort to secure a practice round at (760)-346-0015 up to 10 days in advance of the tournament. When calling, players should identify themselves as participants in the SCGA One-day event. Practice rounds are based on availability.
Green Fee: $85. Golf cart and driving range use is included.
The driving range will be open at Sunrise on the day of the event. Range balls will be provided compliments of Desert Willow Golf Resort and the SCGA.
All players will participate in an 18-hole four-ball stroke play competition (two-person better ball). Each player receives 90% (men) and 95% (women) of their course handicap. If partners’ course handicaps differ by more than 8 strokes, an additional 10% reduction will be applied to their course handicaps (this is the USGA recommendation). Ties will be broken by the USGA method of matching scorecards, which is determined by using Holes 10-18. (See Appendix I: Conditions of the competition in the rules of Golf).
All players will play to their lowest Handicap Index from Feb 15th through May 1st.
All MEN will play from the LAVENDER tee markers. CR: 69.8 / Slope 126 /Approx. 6,128 yards / Par: 72
All WOMEN will play from the TAN tee markers. CR: 72.4 / Slope: 134 / Approx. 5,573 yards / Par: 72
FOOD SERVICE AND PURCHASES:
The snack bar will be open from 6:30 a.m. until the conclusion of play. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. The restaurant opens at 7:00 a.m.
RULES OF PLAY:
Play is governed by the Rules of Golf. Local Rules in effect will be found on the SCGA Hard Card and the Notice to Players addendum distributed at the site. Disregard all other club posted Local Rules including those on the back of the club’s score card.
ONE-DAY SERIES POINTS PROGRAM & ONE-DAY SERIES MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP:
One-Day Series participants will receive points for participating in each One-Day Tournament, with top finishers earning additional points based on their Net finish. For more information on the SCGA One-Day Series Points Program, the One-Day Series Player of the Year award, and the One-Day Series Match Play Championship, click here.
AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION / PULL CARTS & PUSH CARTS:
Golf carts are included as part of the entry fee and all contestants are encouraged to ride. There will be a maximum of two carts per group and two bags per cart. Drivers must be at least 16 years of age (or older if club policy dictates). Each player is entitled to one seat in a cart. If a player brings a caddie, the caddie may ride provided there is a vacant seat in one of the carts. Otherwise, either the player or the caddie must walk. Pull carts and push carts are allowed.
CADDIES & SPECTATORS:
Players may provide their own caddie (See Automotive Transportation). Caddies must adhere to the dress code listed below. Spectators are permitted but are not allowed in carts. Spectators must adhere to all policies set forth by the club.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES AND CELL PHONES:
During the play of all SCGA competitions, a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3. A multi-functional device, such as a smartphone or PDA, may be used as a distance-measuring device, but it must not be used to gauge or measure other conditions where doing so would be a breach of Rule 14-3. Any questions about such devices should be resolved before the start of the stipulated round. Otherwise, cell phone use is discouraged during the stipulated round.
CLUB CONTACT INFORMATON:
Desert Willow Golf Resort
38-995 Desert Willow Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Players and caddies must be properly attired in golf shirts, slacks, Bermuda-length dress or golf shorts and soft spike shoes. Jeans (any color or any kind), T-shirts and tank tops will not be permitted. Shirts must be tucked in and hats are to be worn forward at all times.
PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT:
By submitting an entry for any SCGA-administered competition, the contestant understands that his/her participation is at the sole discretion of the SCGA. A contestant may be removed from any competition at the discretion of the SCGA staff or Rules and Competitions Committee at any time before or during the competition. Incidents of unbecoming conduct or actions deemed to be detrimental to the image of the SCGA or the “Spirit of the Game” are grounds for such removal and suspension from future SCGA-administered competitions. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Willful damage of the golf course or golf course property
- Club throwing or unnecessary club tossing
- Offensive or unbecoming language
- Public criticism of golf course or verbal abuse of SCGA staff, officials, volunteers, host club staff or other contestants
- Potential endangerment of others
- Conduct deemed unbecoming
- Failure to post scores for handicapping purposes
- Manipulation of scores posted for handicapping purposes
To withdraw for any reason prior to the start of an SCGA competition, a player must notify the SCGA Rules and Competitions Department at (818) 980-3630, or by clicking here. If a player needs to withdraw on the morning of the event, notify the SCGA staff person through the golf shop staff at the host venue. Failure to notify the SCGA will subject the player to suspension from future SCGA competitions. Requests for refunds prior to the entry closing date will be honored less a $10 administrative fee. Requests received after the entry closing date and 48 hours prior to the event will be honored less 50% of the entry fee. No refunds will be honored within 48 hours of the event.
For more information about the SCGA’s tournament policies and SCGA’s Code of Conduct Policy, click here.