Other Tournament Policies - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Other Tournament Policies


Assignment of starting times will be made according to preference. In the event this can’t be equitably arranged, priority will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. In the event that the number of entries can’t facilitate an afternoon wave of starting times, all players will receive a morning starting time.


Tournaments will not be cancelled or postponed unless a course is deemed unplayable by the Member Club, a GAP Tournament Committee member or an authorized GAP official.


In order to protect the players and the courses on which the Association hosts its events, the use of spectator golf carts in any event is prohibited.


If unable to meet your assigned starting time, you must notify the GAP Office by phone at 610-687-2340, ext. 0031. If withdrawal is on the day of the event, call Kirby Martin, GAP Director of Competitions, at 267-421-9432, or contact via email at kmartin@gapgolf.org.

Those players who fail to appear for their assigned starting time without notifying GAP will be suspended from playing in all GAP tournaments for one year.


Any player who fails to return a scorecard or who withdraws during play without notifying a GAP official and personally surrendering their scorecard will be suspended from play in all GAP tournaments for one year.


I understand that the GAP or its designees, may record, film, photograph, or otherwise capture my likeness, image, voice, biography, references to me, my quoted statements, and my play in the Championship (the foregoing, together with my name, my “Appearance”).

In consideration of the opportunity to participate in the Championship, by submitting this Application, I grant (and/or have the authority to grant to the GAP in the case of a parent/guardian of a minor or other legal guardian or authorized representative submitting the Application on my behalf) to the GAP, and its licensees, successors and assigns, the perpetual, transferable, assignable, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable right to use my Appearance, in whole or in part, in all manner (including exhibition, distribution, reproduction, publication, display, broadcast, transmission or otherwise), and media now known or hereafter invented or discovered, and for any purpose whatsoever.

The rights granted herein include, without limitation, the right to use the Appearance, or portions thereof, in promotion of the Championship and future championships through any of the foregoing means of distribution, as well as in the design, manufacture and distribution of merchandise related to the Championship or other championships, that include elements of my Appearance.

The GAP is not obligated to use my Appearance in any matter, and materials embodying any aspect of my Appearance do not need be submitted to me for approval. I release and discharge the GAP, its licensees, successors and assigns from any claims arising from use of my Appearance, including claims for misrepresentation of me, my character, or my person by any means. As between the GAP and me, the GAP shall own all right, title and interest, including the copyright(s), in and to any works created by the GAP, its licensees, successors and assigns, that include all or a portion of my Appearance. This grant shall be binding on my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and the successors and assigns of the GAP.

I hereby waive all privacy, publicity, defamation, libel, and proprietary rights relating to the Appearance as used by the GAP in conjunction with these terms. Authorized representatives of the media will not interfere with the player’s Championship play in an unreasonable manner.