Membership Rules & Conditions

Atlantic-Pacific Golf Club CONDITIONS SHEET (12-27-13)

In this document, the Atlantic-Pacific Golf Club is hereafter known as “The Club.”

 

SECTION 1 (FORMATS–HANDICAPS–PURSES & PRIZES)

 

1.1 FORMATS: Atlantic-Pacific Club events are conducted as net stroke play tournaments, meaning you subtract the handicap strokes you are given from your total score to obtain your net score. (ie: If you are a 15 handicap and shoot 95, your net score is 80).

 

1.2 HANDICAPS: Handicaps are derived exclusively using the USGA GHIN system.  The GHIN handicap system depends on honesty, accuracy and consistency of posting your scores.  Every round you play (and the tee you used) must be posted in a timely manner.  

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) is an important aspect of the GHIN system.  It is designed to account for particularly bad holes which would otherwise drive your handicap up unrealistically.  ESC sets a maximum number that a player can post on any hole depending on the player's Course Handicap.  ESC is used only when a player's actual or most likely score exceeds the player's maximum number based on the following numbers: If your Course Handicap is 9 or less, your Maximum per Hole Score is a Double Bogey.  For 10 to 19 it’s 7.  For 20 to 29 it’s 8.  For 30 to 39 it’s 9.  For 40 or more it’s 10.  Following this system assures more accurate handicaps.  Without accurate handicaps it is impossible to organize a fair prize-based event.  If possible, keep a current copy of your handicap with you.    

 

1.3 ENTRY FEES, PURSES & PRIZES: Purses are derived from entry fees.  Each player pays an entry fee of $15 (in addition to greens fees) for Regular events and $20 for Majors payable in cash before the round.  Included in each entry fee is a $5.00 fee for Club administration costs.  All Club events are based on a minimum of 4 players.  Side events such as skins and KPs may be offered at the discretion of the event organizer.  Entry fees are paid out as prizes after the round as follows (First prize listed is for Regular events – Second prize is for Major events):  

 

  FIELD        PURSE (Regular/Major)   PRIZES Welcome to the Atlantic-Pacific National Golf Club! (est. 2013)

 

 

  4 players   ($40/$60)       Pays 2 places: 1st=30/40     2nd=10/20    

 

  5 players   ($50/$75)       Pays 2 places: 1st=35/50     2nd=15/25  

 

  6 players   ($60/$90)       Pays 2 places: 1st=40/60     2nd=20/30   

 

  7 players   ($70/$105)     Pays 3 places: 1st=45/65     2nd=20/30     3rd=5/10        

 

  8 players   ($80/$120)     Pays 3 places: 1st=50/70     2nd=25/35     3rd=5/15     

 

  9 players   ($90/$135)     Pays 3 places: 1st=55/80     2nd=30/40     3rd=5/15   

 

10 players   ($100/$150)   Pays 3 places: 1st=60/90     2nd=35/45     3rd=5/15

 

11 players   ($110/$165)   Pays 4 places: 1st=60/95     2nd=35/45     3rd=10/15   4th=5/10

 

12 players   ($120/$180)   Pays 4 places: 1st=60/100   2nd=40/50     3rd=15/20   4th=5/10

 

13 players   ($130/$195)   Pays 4 places: 1st=65/100   2nd=40/55     3rd=15/25   4th=10/15

 

14 players   ($140/$210)   Pays 4 places: 1st=65/105   2nd=45/60     3rd=20/30   4th=10/15

 

15 players   ($150/$225)   Pays 5 places: 1st=70/105   2nd=45/60     3rd=20/30   4th=10/20   5th=5/10

 

16 players   ($160/$240)   Pays 5 places: 1st=70/110   2nd=45/65     3rd=25/30   4th=15/20   5th=5/10

 

17 players   ($170/$255)   Pays 5 places: 1st=75/110   2nd=50/70     3rd=25/35   4th=15/25   5th=5/15

 

18 players   ($180/$270)   Pays 5 places: 1st=75/115   2nd=50/75     3rd=25/40   4th=20/25   5th=10/15

 

19 players   ($190/$285)   Pays 6 places: 1st=75/115   2nd=50/75     3rd=30/40   4th=20/30   5th=10/15   6th=5/10

 

20 players   ($200/$300)   Pays 6 places: 1st=80/120   2nd=55/80     3rd=30/40   4th=20/30   5th=10/20   6th=5/10

 

21 players   ($210/$315)   Pays 6 places: 1st=80/120   2nd=55/80     3rd=35/45   4th=25/35   5th=10/25   6th=5/10

 

22 players   ($220/$330)   Pays 6 places: 1st=85/125   2nd=55/85     3rd=35/45   4th=25/35   5th=15/25   6th=5/15

 

23 players   ($230/$345)   Pays 7 places: 1st=85/125   2nd=55/85     3rd=35/50   4th=25/35   5th=15/25   6th=10/15   7th=5/10

 

 

24 players   ($240/$360)   Pays 7 places: 1st=90/130   2nd=60/90     3rd=35/50   4th=25/40   5th=15/25   6th=10/15   7th=5/10

 

25 players   ($250/$375)   Pays 7 places: 1st=90/130   2nd=60/90     3rd=40/55   4th=30/40   5th=15/30   6th=10/20   7th=5/10

 

26 players   ($260/$390)   Pays 7 places: 1st=90/135   2nd=60/95     3rd=40/55   4th=30/40   5th=20/30   6th=15/20   7th=5/15

 

27 players   ($270/$405)   Pays 8 places: 1st=90/135   2nd=60/95     3rd=40/55   4th=30/45   5th=20/30   6th=15/20   7th=10/15   8th=5/10

 

28 players   ($280/$420)   Pays 8 places: 1st=95/135   2nd=65/95     3rd=40/60   4th=30/45   5th=20/35   6th=15/25   7th=10/15   8th=5/10

 

29 players   ($290/$435)   Pays 8 places: 1st=95/140   2nd=65/100   3rd=45/60   4th=35/45   5th=20/35   6th=15/25   7th=10/20   8th=5/10

 

30 players   ($300/$450)   Pays 8 places: 1st=95/140   2nd=65/100   3rd=45/60   4th=35/50   5th=25/35   6th=20/30   7th=10/20   8th=5/15

 

31 players   ($310/$465)   Pays 8 places: 1st=95/140   2nd=65/100   3rd=45/65   4th=35/50   5th=25/40   6th=20/30   7th=15/25   8th=10/15 

 

32 players   ($320/$480)   Pays 9 places: 1st=100/140   2nd=65/105   3rd=45/65   4th=35/50   5th=25/40   6th=20/30   7th=15/25   8th=10/15   9th=5/10

 

33 players   ($330/$495)   Pays 9 places: 1st=100/145   2nd=70/105   3rd=50/65   4th=35/55   5th=25/40   6th=20/30   7th=15/25   8th=10/20   9th=5/10

 

34 players   ($340/$510)   Pays 9 places: 1st=100/145   2nd=70/105   3rd=50/65   4th=40/55   5th=30/40   6th=20/35   7th=15/30   8th=10/20   9th=5/15

 

35 players   ($350/$525)   Pays 9 places: 1st=100/145   2nd=70/105   3rd=50/70   4th=40/55   5th=30/45   6th=25/35   7th=20/30   8th=10/25   9th=5/15

 

36 players   ($360/$540)   Pays 9 places: 1st=100/145   2nd=70/110   3rd=50/70   4th=40/60   5th=30/45   6th=25/35   7th=20/30   8th=15/25   9th=10/20  

 

37 players   ($370/$555)   Pays 10 places: 1st=105/150   2nd=70/110   3rd=50/70   4th=40/60   5th=30/45   6th=25/35   7th=20/30   8th=15/25   9th=10/20   10th=5/10

 

38 players   ($380/$570)   Pays 10 places: 1st=105/150   2nd=75/110   3rd=55/70   4th=40/60   5th=30/45   6th=25/40   7th=20/35   8th=15/30   9th=10/20   10th=5/10

 

39 players   ($390/$585)   Pays 10 places: 1st=105/150   2nd=75/110   3rd=55/75   4th=45/65   5th=35/50   6th=25/40   7th=20/35   8th=15/30   9th=10/20   10th=5/10

 

40 players   ($400/$600)   Pays 10 places: 1st=105/150   2nd=75/115   3rd=55/75   4th=45/65   5th=35/50   6th=30/40   7th=25/35   8th=15/30   9th=10/25   10th=5/15

 

41 players   ($410/$615)   Pays 10 places: 1st=105/155   2nd=75/115   3rd=55/75   4th=45/65   5th=35/50   6th=30/45   7th=25/40   8th=20/30   9th=15/25   10th=5/15

 

42 players   ($420/$630)   Pays 11 places: 1st=105/155   2nd=75/115   3rd=55/75   4th=45/65   5th=35/50   6th=30/45   7th=25/40   8th=20/35   9th=15/25   10th=10/15   11th=5/10

 

43 players   ($430/$645)   Pays 11 places: 1st=110/155   2nd=80/115   3rd=55/80   4th=45/70   5th=35/55   6th=30/45   7th=25/40   8th=20/35   9th=15/25   10th=10/15   11th=5/10

 

44 players   ($440/$660)   Pays 11 places: 1st=110/155   2nd=80/115   3rd=55/80   4th=45/70   5th=40/55   6th=35/50   7th=25/40   8th=20/35   9th=15/30   10th=10/20   11th=5/10

 

45 players   ($450/$675)   Pays 11 places: 1st=110/155   2nd=80/115   3rd=55/80   4th=45/70   5th=40/55   6th=35/50   7th=30/45   8th=25/40   9th=15/30   10th=10/20   11th=5/15

 

46 players   ($460/$690)   Pays 11 places: 1st=110/160   2nd=80/120   3rd=55/80   4th=45/70   5th=40/60   6th=35/50   7th=30/45   8th=25/40   9th=20/30   10th=15/20   11th=5/15

 

47 players   ($470/$705)   Pays 11 places: 1st=115/160   2nd=85/120   3rd=55/85   4th=45/75   5th=40/60   6th=35/55   7th=30/45   8th=25/40   9th=20/30   10th=15/20   11th=5/15

 

48 players   ($480/$720)   Pays 12 places: 1st=115/160   2nd=85/120   3rd=55/85   4th=45/75   5th=40/60   6th=35/55   7th=30/45   8th=25/40   9th=20/30   10th=15/25   11th=10/15   12th=5/10

 

49 players   ($490/$735)   Pays 12 places: 1st=115/160   2nd=85/120   3rd=60/85   4th=50/75   5th=40/60   6th=35/55   7th=30/50   8th=25/45   9th=20/35   10th=15/25   11th=10/15   12th=5/10

 

 

50 players   ($500/$750)   Pays 12 places: 1st=115/165   2nd=85/120   3rd=60/85   4th=50/75   5th=45/65   6th=40/60   7th=30/50   8th=25/45   9th=20/35   10th=15/25   11th=10/15   12th=5/10

 

51 players   ($510/$765)   Pays 12 places: 1st=115/165   2nd=85/125   3rd=60/85   4th=50/80   5th=45/65   6th=40/60   7th=35/50   8th=30/45   9th=20/35   10th=15/25   11th=10/20   12th=5/10

 

52 players   ($520/$780)   Pays 12 places: 1st=120/165   2nd=85/125   3rd=60/90   4th=55/80   5th=45/65   6th=40/60   7th=35/50   8th=30/45   9th=20/40   10th=15/30   11th=10/20   12th=5/10

 

53 players   ($530/$795)   Pays 12 places: 1st=120/165   2nd=85/125   3rd=65/90   4th=55/80   5th=50/70   6th=40/60   7th=35/55   8th=30/50   9th=20/40   10th=15/30   11th=10/20   12th=5/10

 

54 players   ($540/$810)   Pays 12 places: 1st=120/165   2nd=85/125   3rd=65/90   4th=55/80   5th=50/70   6th=40/65   7th=35/60   8th=30/50   9th=25/40   10th=20/30   11th=10/25   12th=5/10

 

55 players   ($550/$825)   Pays 12 places: 1st=120/165   2nd=85/125   3rd=65/90   4th=55/80   5th=50/70   6th=40/65   7th=35/60   8th=30/50   9th=25/45   10th=20/35   11th=15/25   12th=10/15

 

56 players   ($560/$840)   Pays 13 places: 1st=120/165   2nd=90/125   3rd=65/95   4th=55/80   5th=50/70   6th=40/65   7th=35/60   8th=30/50   9th=25/45   10th=20/35   11th=15/25   12th=10/15   13th=5/10

 

57 players   ($570/$855)   Pays 13 places: 1st=125/170   2nd=90/130   3rd=65/95   4th=55/85   5th=50/70   6th=45/65   7th=35/60   8th=30/50   9th=25/45   10th=20/35   11th=15/25   12th=10/15   13th=5/10

 

58 players   ($580/$870)   Pays 13 places: 1st=125/170   2nd=90/130   3rd=65/95   4th=60/85   5th=50/70   6th=45/65   7th=40/60   8th=30/55   9th=25/45   10th=20/35   11th=15/30   12th=10/20   13th=5/10

 

59 players   ($590/$885)   Pays 13 places: 1st=125/170   2nd=90/130   3rd=70/95   4th=60/85   5th=55/75   6th=45/70   7th=40/65   8th=30/55   9th=25/45   10th=20/35   11th=15/30   12th=10/20   13th=5/10

 

60 players   ($600/$900)   Pays 13 places: 1st=125/170   2nd=90/130   3rd=70/100   4th=60/85   5th=55/75   6th=45/70   7th=40/65   8th=30/55   9th=25/45   10th=20/40   11th=20/30   12th=15/20   13th=5/15

 

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SECTION 2 (RULES & REGULATIONS) 

 

2.1 RULES OF GOLF: The Club operates strictly under USGA rules of golf except: 1) As set forth by the committee before an event, 2) Rules 2.2-2.4 below and 3) Advice on a club being used is legal.  In fairness to the field, ignorance of a golf rule will not mitigate breaking the rule.  Penalties will apply.  Players agreeing to waive a rules violation will be disqualified per USGA rule 1-3.  Rules violations not resolved before all prizes are awarded, will not be considered.

ALL MEMBERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE RULES OF GOLF.

 

2.2 ROCKS or STONES IN BUNKERS: Rocks or stones which could damage a club or injure someone may be removed from a bunker.  Please consult with at least one other player for approval before proceeding with this option.  If your ball moves while removing such objects, replace it without penalty.

2.3 HAZARDS (Containing water or not): If a course has drop area, you may use it after hitting a ball into a hazard.   

 

2.4 LOCAL RULES: Before the round, local rules (generally on the scorecard) will be examined.  The Club will advise on any adjustments pursuant to such local rules.  NOTE: Only lateral hazards defined and marked as lateral hazards will be played as lateral hazards otherwise it is a lost ball regardless of local rules stating otherwise.

 

2.5 DISQUALIFICATION (DQ): A disqualification (DQ) can occur for several reasons such as: a serious breach of the rules, leaving early etc.  You may choose to DQ for any reason (ie: deciding not to return to the spot from where you hit a shot out of bounds etc).  If you DQ but continue playing, you forfeit your entry fee, but are still eligible to compete for all KPs and skins in the round.    

 

2.6 RULES and RULES OFFICIATING: The Club operates strictly under USGA rules of golf.  Players well-versed in the rules may act as rules officials at tournaments.  If you have a rules question, ask someone for help before proceeding.

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SECTION 3 (TOURNAMENT CONDITIONS)  

 

3.1 CLUB TOURNAMENT (Definition): There are 2 types of tournaments: Regular and Major.  All moneys are distributed as noted in Section 1.3.  Majors pay more than Regular events.  All A-P Club events require at least 4 players.  In addition to 4 Majors a year, there will also be a Club Championship near the end of the season.    

 

3.2 TOURNAMENT ENTRY & WITHDRAWAL DEADLINES: If you wish to enter or withdraw from a tournament, please indicate this on the Club website (listed at the end of this document) or contact the Club in a timely manner.  Entry deadlines are on the Club Website.  NOTE: If you decide not to play in an event you had signed up for, please contact the tournament director as soon as possible so he can make other arrangements for your reserved tee time.  When members “no-show / no-call” for an event, it makes it difficult for the tournament director (who must make last-minute changes).  It also reflects poorly on the Club since the golf course reserves our tee times based on information from the Club.  So please call in a timely manner if you can’t play in an event which you were signed up to play. 

 

3.3 PLAYER LATE or NOT COMPLETING ROUND: If you leave before completing a round, you DQ and forfeit your entry fee to the field.  You are officially late if you haven’t arrived at the 1st tee by the time all other players in your group have hit their 2nd shots.  A medical or personal emergency reason for being late or leaving early (if all agree) won’t be penalized.

 

3.4 INCOMPLETE ROUND: Any suspension of play or cancellation of a round will be determined by the committee.  If a round is suspended the options are: 1) Complete the round within 1 hour or 2) Cancel the round.  Examples of stoppage are: weather (lightning), course unplayable (standing water on more than one green), and darkness.  If a round is canceled but nine holes were completed, handicaps are halved to determine prizes and the entire prize fund is paid out based on the 9-hole scores.  If the round is canceled before nine holes were completed, all prize moneys not used are returned to each player accordingly.  Any KPs and skins already won are paid only for the holes which everyone completed.  DQ’s are disregarded.  If play is suspended but can resume within 1 hour, all players are obliged to continue.  After a 1 hour delay, if all players agree, the round may resume but no one is obliged to do so.  In that case, if any player quits and 9 holes have not been completed, the round is canceled and any unused prize moneys are returned to each player accordingly.

 

3.5 TEE TIMES & GROUPINGS: All competitors should arrive at the golf course no less than 10 minutes before the 1st tee time for grouping assignments and tournament information.  In events with more than 1 group, players well-versed in the rules of golf (and these conditions), should play in different groups to settle rules questions.     

3.6 MARKERS: Markers will be used in tournaments.  The USGA defines a marker as “One appointed by the committee to record a competitor’s score in stroke play.”  Therefore, each player will be assigned to observe one other player to assure accurate scores are recorded for that player and vice-versa. 

 

3.7 TIEBREAKERS: Any ties for 1st place are resolved using a card-off which compares the tied players’ back 9 scores.  If still tied, use the last 6, 3 or 18th hole scores.  Handicaps apply as 1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/18 respectively of player’s total handicap (Fractions used).  If still tied, a chip-off occurs.  Each player chips 1 ball to an agreed upon pin and closest ball wins.  Ties for any other places are paid by combining the number of players who are tied with the number of places paid and shared equally (ie: If 2 players tie for 2nd place in a 16 player non-major event, then 2nd and 3rd place money is combined and split as: $45+$25=$70 divided by 2=$35.00 each as opposed to $45 for solo 2nd place. 

 

3.8 OFFICIAL SCORES: After a tournament, the scores are totaled and compared for accuracy and concurrence.  Once all players agree on the scores, the tournament is over, the scores are official, and the prizes are paid out.  After this point, there will be no further inquiries regarding any rules violations or procedural errors which may have occurred during or after the round.

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4.1 MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS: The Atlantic-Pacific Golf Club is governed exclusively by this document and nothing will be enforced or enacted without first being included herein.  Anyone not honoring these terms and conditions is subject to suspension.

 

4.2 THE COMMITTEE: The Committee is the governing body of the Atlantic-Pacific National Golf Club.       

                                                                                                  

4.3 NEW MEMBERSHIP: The Club welcomes anyone who is serious about the game of golf.  For additional information on membership, visit the Club website.

 

4.4 GUESTS: Guests are invited to play one round with the Club as a non-member.  Guests will compete in the tournament as well as for the KP/Skins side event.  If you have a current handicap, or one that’s 2 years old or less, you may compete using that number.  If you don’t have a handicap, you play at a zero handicap.

 

4.5 CURRENT ATLANTIC-PACIFIC CLUB CONTACT INFORMATION:            

Club Email: apnationalgolfclub@gmail.com

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