2018 CALIFORNIA SENIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING
SOULE PARK GOLF COURSE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
There will be no formal registration at this event.
STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS:
Starting times and pairings will be e-mailed to players and posted online at scga.org one week in advance of the tournament. Starting times will range from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.
Players are encouraged to arrive at their assigned tee well in advance of their starting time, as the SCGA starter will have information to discuss and distribute to each player in the group. Furthermore, players arriving late will be penalized under Rule 6-3a of the Rules of Golf. For example, the 9:00 a.m. starting time is defined as 9:00:00, and players arriving after that time are considered late. Lead groups should plan to be at their assigned tee 10 minutes in advance of their starting time. Subsequent groups are encouraged to arrive in time to watch the group in front of them tee off.
Players may make arrangements for practice rounds at their own expense by contacting Soule Park GC at (805) 646-5633. Standard rates will apply.
All players will participate in an 18-hole stroke-play qualifying round. Amongst the 5 sectional qualifying sites, a total of 90 players (including exempt players) will advance to the 27th California Senior Amateur Championship at The Preserve Golf Club in Carmel, CA, Monday-Wednesday, November 12-14, 2018. The final number of qualifying spots at each site will be available from the Committee on the day of play.
Play will be from the ORANGE yardage and tee markers (Hole #6 will play from the AVOCADO yardage and Hole #5 will play from the OAK yardage).
Course Rating: 71.6 / Slope: 125 / approximately 6,529 yards.
The Driving Range will be open by 6:30 a.m. on the day of the qualifier. Range balls will be provided compliments of the SCGA and Soule Park GC.
FOOD SERVICE AND PURCHASES:
The restaurant will be open from 6:30 a.m. until the conclusion of play. Cash and major credit cards will be accepted for all purchases.
CLUB CONTACT INFORMATION:
Soule Park Golf Course
1033 E Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93024
RULES OF PLAY:
Play is governed by the Rules of Golf. Local Rules in effect will be found on the California Amateur Championships Hard Card (located on the event portal) 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.
AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION / PULL CARTS & PUSH CARTS:
Carts are optional at the player’s expense ($15 per player). 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.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES AND CELL PHONES:
During the play of all California Amateur Championship 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.
CADDIES & SPECTATORS:
Players may provide their own caddie (See section on Automotive Transportation). Caddies must adhere to the dress code listed in section below. Spectators are permitted but are not allowed in carts. Spectators must adhere to all policies set forth by the club.
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 California Amateur Championships-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 California Amateur Championships and/or 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 California Amateur Championships competition conducted in Southern California, 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 the SCGA Code of Conduct policy, click here.