IS THERE A PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT? Yes, please follow this link.
ARE DARREN CLARKE GOLF TOUR EVENTS QUALIFYING EVENTS FOR HANDICAP PURPOSES?
Yes, all events are qualifying events under the rules and regulations of the R&A and the CONGU handicapping system. All players must supply a GUI Number that can be used to regulate the events. All handicapping will be the responsibility of the match and handicap convenor at the host venue. All DC Golf Tour events are Open competitions. We welcome all junior golfers to take part.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
Dress Code: All players, Parents, Spectators and Caddies are expected to try and dress as professionally as possible (as a tour player would). Golf attire is expected, collared shirt and trousers and or skirt for girls. Short shorts, swimwear, denim of any kind, hooded tops, t-shirts and tank tops are not permitted. Players and caddies are expected to wear suitable shoes both on and off the course, with trainers not permitted.
WHAT IS THE COST OF PLAYING A TOUR EVENT?
Northern Event: £20 per player
Southern Event: €30 per player
WHEN DO YOU HAVE TO PAY? You are advised to pay for the event on an individual basis by contacting the tour HQ on either phone or email.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MY TEE TIME? The draw for each event will be posted on the Darren Clarke Golf School Facebook page. HOW LONG BEFORE MY TEE TIME DO I HAVE TO BE AT THE VENUE? You need to register at the event 45 minutes before your tee time; this will allow you enough time to get prepared to play.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF PLAY?
All events are medal competitions, with the winner of the gross category qualifying for the main Tour Prize.
WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE ON THE DAY?
Anyone wishing to buy food from the venue on the day will have to order this within the venue.
CAN I GET A PRACTICE ROUND?
Anyone wishing to have a practice round will need to contact the host golf club and enquire as to the availability, this will be at the discretion of the host golf club and may be subject to a green fee payment.
ARE SPECTATORS ALLOWED TO WATCH? Spectator Policy: At any of the tour events, only caddies are permitted to advise their players during play as stipulated above. All other supporters should remain a minimum of 50 yards away, with no interaction with players unless necessary e.g. in aiding the players find a golf ball, or if a player is injured or ill.
WILL THERE BE A PRESENTATION? There will be a presentation at the conclusion of play, and when all the cards have been checked. Anyone who qualifies for a prize must attend the presentation in order to be able to receive their prize. If you don’t attend the presentation you may not receive your prize. Anyone who is in a winning position and needs to leave the venue prior to the presentation will need to notify the event staff of this.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD AND AN EVENT IS CANCELLED? Every effort will be made to re arrange the event but if this cannot happen all players will be eligible for a refund for that event. The money paid for the event can also be carried forward to an alternative future event should you wish. Each participant is required to contact the Tour HQ on either phone or email to advise of their decision.
WHERE WILL THE NATIONAL FINALS BE HELD?
The National Finals will be held at Close House, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Date TBC.
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