FAQ's

FAQS

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. Only DCGT Tour members can win the order of merit and qualify for the national final.

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.

DO I HAVE TO PLAY IN ALL THE TOUR EVENTS?

No, you can play in as many of the events as you wish. A maximum of your best 4 finishes will count towards the order of merit.

WHAT IS THE COST OF PLAYING ON THE TOUR? Costs for the 2014 season are TBC.

WHEN DO YOU HAVE TO PAY? Competitors must be a member of the tour to play in the order of merit and have a chance to play their way to the Tour Championship final. It is recommended that you select the events you wish to play in whilst joining to give you a better chance of getting a place in your selected events. You can also pay for events 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 this website in the draws section. It will also be posted on the DCGT 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 both Nett and Gross playing categories.

What playing categories are there?

Categories of Players: The following are the various categories players can participate in, all playing categories are decided by the players’ Handicap on the 1st of April of the year of competition. Each competitor will compete in both Gross and Nett Order of Merits in the following categories:

Category 1: Best Gross – Boys
Category 2: Best Gross - Girls
Category 3: 5 handicap and below - Nett
Category 4: 5 to 14 handicap - Nett
Category 5: 14 to 28 (36 for girls) handicap - Nett

ARE CADDIES ARE ALLOWED?

Caddie/Parent Policy: Caddies and Parents
• Are encouraged to ensure all players have the correct equipment, including golf shoes and waterproofs for each event
• To ensure players have enough food and drinks for the duration of the round of golf
• Are encouraged to ensure all players keep up with speed of play
• Aid players with the rules of golf (R&A) where required
• Aid players on club selection only, no additional coaching, including lining and setting up will be permitted
• Are to aid and encourage in, replacing divots, raking bunkers and repairing of pitch marks on greens
• Are encouraged to ensure each competitor is behaving as a DCGT player should
• Are encouraged to report any unsportsmanlike like behaviour to the event organiser or DCGT committee at the conclusion of play
• Are encouraged to help all competitors in the search for golf balls

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. The winners in each playing category must attend the presentation in order to receive their prize. I 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 Venue ‘Tour Players Championship’ for 2014 will be announced in due course, and the date is TBC.
 
 
 

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