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POLICIES AND RULES

OUR HISTORIC GAME CONTINUES TO EVOLVE.

Every year we review our list of policies and rules to remain compliant with the governing rules of the game.

ASSOCIATION POLICIES

Every year we review our list of policies and rules to remain compliant with the governing rules of the game.

2023 GAP Hard Card

The Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A govern play. These Local Rules and Terms of Competition are in effect at…

2023 USGA Hard Card

The Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association and The R&A govern play. These Local Rules and Terms of the…

Entry Policies

Unless otherwise noted in the tournament information for a specific competition, competitions are open to male golfers who are members of…

Championship Code of Conduct Policy

In order to make tournaments enjoyable for everyone involved, GAP requires all of its competitors to adhere to…

Junior Code of Conduct Policy

In order to make Junior tournaments enjoyable for everyone, GAP requires all of its competitors to adhere to…

Junior Spectator Policy

Parents and spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend all tournaments. Parents and spectators are asked to…

Cell Phone Policy

All players/caddies are advised that the use of cellular/smartphones for phone calls/emails/texts/messaging on the course is…

Dress Code

All players are required to observe good taste and dress appropriately when attending or participating in GAP events…

Shotgun Pace of Play Policy

When a group is out of position at any checkpoint, the players in the group are liable to penalty under these guidelines. Players in a group that has missed one or more checkpoints will be liable to penalty according…

Match Play Pace of Play Policy

A group is out of position when it completes play of a hole (replaces the flagstick) later than the maximum allowable time in the attached time chart…

Pace of Play 2 Checkpoint Policy

Players will be provided with the Pace of Play Policy on their 1st Tee, and are expected to adhere to the Time Limits as indicated on the Official Scorecard. Time Limits may be adjusted based on factors specific to the golf course being played…

Pace of Play 4 Checkpoint Policy

When a group is out of position at any checkpoint the players in the group are liable to penalty under these guidelines…

Other Tournament Policies

Cancellations, Postponements, No Shows and More….

Rule 25: Modifications for Players with Disabilities

The introduction of Rule 25 to the 2023 Rules of Golf is an important statement in terms of the inclusivity and accessibility of the game.   For information on utilizing Rule 25 in a GAP event please click here