State Day Rules

by Pam Boyd
  1. VSWGA State Days are organized under the Rules of Golf set by the USGA and any local rules issued by the host course. These “Fun Days” embody the spirit of friendly competition. We ask everyone to comply, so our events are fair and enjoyable for all. (See Rules of Golf.)
  2. All players must hole out on each hole and record the ACTUAL number of strokes for each hole on their scorecard. Do not adjust for Equitable Stroke Control (the maximum number of strokes allowed for your handicap).
  3. Proper behavior is expected of all players. Unsportsmanlike behavior could result in a one-year suspension from all VSWGA events.

Penalties
Penalties are assessed for repeated violations of rules or procedures, and only after a thorough review.

  • A penalty is issued when a player does not show up for a State Day and has not cancelled or sent a substitute. Players do not receive penalties for Disqualifications (DQs), No Cards (NCs), Withdrawals (WDs), or Medical Withdrawals (MWs).
  • Players are allowed one penalty with no notice.
  • On receipt of a second penalty, a courtesy/warning letter will be sent to the player, notifying her of the two penalties and advising her of the consequences.
  • A third penalty will result in a suspension of play for the rest of the season.

Cancellations
Cancellations will be accepted until 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to a VSWGA State Day event. You must either cancel OR find a sub. Substitute golfers will be permitted, but they must be a current VSWGA member and show an active Vermont GHIN card at registration. Players could be held responsible for cart fees if the cart reservation has not been cancelled.

Disqualification (DQ)
A player who makes a serious rules violation will be disqualified. For example, a player hits her ball out of bounds and does not proceed under stroke and distance. Instead, she takes a drop near where the ball went out of bounds, holes out, and tees off on the next hole. Write disqualified or DQ beside the appropriate name on the scorecard. Submit the card after the round. No VSWGA penalty will be assessed. However, if a player shows a pattern of DQs, the board will be notified for review.

No Card (NC)
A No Card occurs when a player has played according to the Rules of Golf, but has not completed her round or does not want her score in the results. Write No Card or NC beside the appropriate name on the scorecard. Submit the card after the round. The VSWGA will post an adjusted score to GHIN, using ESC, based on the number of holes played. No VSWGA penalty will be assessed. However, if a player shows a pattern of NCs, the board will be notified for review.

Medical Withdrawal (MW)
When a player experiences a medical problem that prevents her from continuing to play, write Medical Withdrawal or MW beside the appropriate name on the scorecard. Submit the card. No VSWGA penalty will be assessed. However, if a player shows a pattern of MWs, the board will be notified for review.

State Day Scores
The VSWGA will post ALL State Day Scores to GHIN using ESC and designate each with “A” for an away game. Note that the score will be marked as away even if the State Day was at your home course.

Submitting Scorecards
Players must report to the scoring table or Pro Shop IMMEDIATELY upon completion of their round. Players should then verify scores, sign cards, and return completed scorecard(s). Either a group card or individual cards are acceptable. Starting time and finishing time will be recorded by the scorer.

A player MUST hand in a scorecard even if she DQ’s, NC’s or WD’s.


Full Field Results
All State Day participants will receive an email notification of the State Day scores. The complete State Day results including Closest to the Pin winners will be available as soon as possible via email and posted here.

VSWGA State Day EXAMPLE SCORE CARD

Sample Scorecard

Hole

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

OUT

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

IN

TOT

HCP

NET

ESC

Forward Tees

321

327

375

148

311

272

138

439

354

2685

307

440

294

120

418

315

137

279

401

2711

53 96

     

Par

4

4

5

3

4

4

3

5

5

37

4

5

4

3

5

4

3

4

5

37

74

     

Handicap

9

7

3

15

11

13

17

1

5

 

14

4

10

16

2

8

18

12

6

         

Ginnie Gimme

4

5

5

4

5

5

4

8

6

46

5

6

4

5

7

5

5

8

4

49

95

17

78

93

Donna Divot

6

6

6

5

8

6

4

10

8

59

6

6

6

4

X

3

5

7

73

DQ

30

 

108

Mary Mulligan

6

5

7

7

6

7

4

7

10

59

8

8

6

8

X

X

X

X

X

X

NC

25

 

108