SGC Event Rules

Throughout the season, the Club hosts various tournaments, leagues and daily events - most open to players of all playing ability - members and non members. In order to protect the field, we have created specific rules that all players must abide by. If you have questions regarding any of the rules listed, please contact Josh Witty (403) 934-2299 Ext 1 or jwitty@strathmoregolfclub.com

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Distance Measuring Devices: For all Strathmore Events, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If during a round, a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect play (ie: gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc) the player is in breach of rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function was actually used.

Maximum Number of Clubs : Rule 4-4. Maximum of 14 Clubs: The player must not start a stipulated round with more than 14 clubs. He is limited to the clubs thus selected for that round, except that if he started with fewer than 14 clubs, he may add any number, provided his total number does not exceed 14. The addition of a club or clubs must not unduly delay play.

Penalty for Breach of Rule 4-4a or b, regardless of the number of excess clubs carried: Match play - At the conclusion of the hole at which the breach is discovered, the state of the match is adjusted by deducting one hole for each hole at which a breach occurred; maximum deduction per round - Two holes. Stroke play - Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round - Four strokes. Bogey and par competitions - See Note 1 to Rule 32-1a. Stableford competitions - See Note 1 to Rule 32-1b.

Club Sharing: Club sharing is not permitted in any Strathmore Golf Club event.

For Stroke Play Events: All Putts MUST be Holed Out. Rule 3-2 Failure to Hole Out - If a competitor fails to hole out at any hole and does not correct his mistake before makes a stroke on the next teeing ground or, in the case of the last hole of the round, before he leaves the putting green, he/she is disqualified.

Rule 18-2a Ball at Rest Moved – When a players ball is in play, if the player or the players caddie lifts or moves it, touches it purposely or causes it to move except as permitted by a Rule, the player incurs a penalty of one stroke. If the ball is moved, it must be replaced.

Draw Prizes: For all club events you MUST be present in order to win a draw prize.

Environmental Areas: Areas marked with red stakes with a green top on Holes 1, 4 and 5 are Environmental Areas. These areas are NOT to be entered and you CANNOT play your ball from these areas – it is to be played as a lateral hazard (if ball is outside hazard, you may stand in hazard)

Men's League & Skins Games: The ball must be played down, no exceptions, unless otherwise noted by the Pro Shop. ALL PUTTS for birdie or better (net or gross) MUST BE holed. If a player has a putt of 12 inches or less and is for a score of Par or worse, it can be conceded (picked up). If a player is found in violation of either of the above rules, they 1) forfeit any net prize won and 2) will forfeit any skin or deuce pot won on the given hole for which the penalty occurred.

Tees: Check with the Pro Shop prior to starting your round if you are participating in any tournaments, matches or skins games. For Men's League and most Strathmore Golf Club tournaments Men will play the Blue Tees. For most Ladies events, the Red Tees are used.

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Handicaps: For all net skins games, players MUST have a certified handicap to be eligible. Annual handicap memberships are available through the Pro Shop.


For handicapping purposes, the following scores MUST be entered:

18 hole rounds
13 or more holes played you must post an 18-hole score
9 hole rounds
7-12 holes played you must post a 9-hole score
Scores on all courses with a valid Course and Slope Rating, whether at home course or away course
Scores in all forms of competition: match play, stroke play, team competitions
Scores played with preferred lies
The following scores should NOT be used:
Scores of fewer than 7 holes
Scores made on a golf course in an area during its inactive season
Scores from courses under 3,000 yards for 18 holes

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) for Handicapping: please be aware of the changes to the ESC for 2016. If you have questions, see the Pro Shop.  As you can see there is a variance in how the new system is applied – 9 or less it follows the old system where 2 over par on a given hole is the maximum score and if your handicap is 10 or higher, then you are permitted a maximum score (so yes, you could take a 7 on a par 3)

9 or less Course Handicap  Maximum 2 over par
10 – 19 Course Handicap Maximum Score of 7
20– 29 Course Handicap Maximum Score of 8
30 – 39 Course Handicap Maximum Score of 9
39 & Over Course Handicap Maximum Score of 10

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