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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.

2019 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…

2019 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…

Entry Policies

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

Junior Code of Conduct

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…

Anchoring

In making a stroke, the player must not anchor the club, either “directly” or by use of an “anchor point.”

Cell Phone Policy

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

Hydration Awareness

Players and spectators should be prepared to protect themselves from the heat. Players and spectators should bring umbrellas, nutritional snacks…

Shotgun 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 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…