Conditions of Play
All members must be financial in order to qualify for competition trophies and any other golf day prizes or draws. Non-financial members will be charged the visitor/guest surcharge of 50%. Annual Subscriptions are due and payable on or before the first golf day of each calendar year.
Membership lapses after 3 months as per our constitution
The rules of play during competition will be those as set out by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews as amended from time to time; except in so far as they are modified by the local rules of the Club on whose course the competition is played.
Local Rules of the respective club must be observed at all times.
Newcastle MBA Golf Club is accredited by Golf NSW for GolfLink Tier One access. All results are uploaded to GolfLink and accordingly games are now played under course conditions equal to the venue club's Saturday members' competition.
To be eligible for ANY Annual Trophies, a (full) member must play at least 5 games during the current calendar year. Associate members, Visitors and reciprocal club members, are ineligible for Annual Trophies.
There is a Point Score competition conducted on all matches throughout the year. Points will be awarded where possible to Winners, Runners-up, Third placegetters and those attending on the day.
Conversely, Penalty Points are applied to Winners, Runners-up and Third place, and will be applied to future scores for the remainder of the season.
Trophies are awarded for Club Championship (2 rounds, Stableford/Stroke) to Winners and Runners-up (stroke) in A, B & C grades.
Trophies are awarded for a 36 Hole Score (nett) competition to Winners and Runners-up in A, B & C grades.
The Aggregate Stableford competition is based on the average of the five highest stableford scores over the year.
Only one trophy may be won from the Scratch or Nett scores on the championship rounds and in the event of a member winning both, he will be awarded the scratch trophy.
R & A ~ The Rules of Golf
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