GENERAL CONDITIONS
  • The Championship shall comprise of 54 holes of stroke play, which will be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and the local rules approved by the Organising Committee.
  • A competitor must be an amateur as defined by the current Rules of Amateur Status.
  • Entry will be limited to 204 competitors total (102 men and 102 women). Competitors will play 18 holes each day and a cut will be set after two rounds.
  • In the event of a tie after three rounds, the winner will be decided by a sudden death play-off over the 18th hole.
  • Participants will ride carts the 54 holes of competition.
  • The Committee reserves the right to disqualify any competitor making a false statement on his application form or to refuse or reject any entry without giving reason for its decision.
  • The Competitor shall start at the time laid down by the Committee.
  • The Committee reserves the right to fix and/or alter starting times and to alter or amend any of the conditions.
  • The Committee’s decision in all disputes is final.
  • If the number of entries exceeds the maximum number of 204 spots (102 men and 102 women), a list of reserves will be prepared. Any vacancies as a result of competitors withdrawing after the closing date will be filled from the list of reserves. This reserve list will be published on the website and regularly updated.
  • All entries will be subject to the approval of the Committee, which reserves the right to accept or refuse or, having accepted, subsequently reject any entry without giving reason for its decision.

Order of Play
The draw for rounds 1 and 2 will be prepared 3 days before round 1. Men will play all rounds on the Panther Lake course and women on Crooked Cat at Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge.

Participant Registration
Competitors are required to register at the Tournament Office, located in the Clubhouse of Orange County National from 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM on Tuesday 27 December 2016.

If you are unable to register on Tuesday 27 December, please call the Tournament Office on +1 407 257 4888 prior to 3.00 pm to confirm your participation and then register in person at the Tournament Office prior to play on Wednesday 28 December.

Each competitor will receive an information pack at registration.

Tournament Practice Area
A long game practice area will be assigned for the Orlando International Amateur participants.  Balls will be provided at the driving range. A short game practice facility will be available next to the driving range, and putting greens are available next to the clubhouse and the Panther Lake 1st and 10th tees.

Practice Rounds
A practice round can be played on Tuesday the 27th of December 2016 at the special rate of $39.99 (plus taxes).

To book your practice round tee time, please call the Orange County National (OCN) pro shop at +1 407 656 2626 and dial extension 2210 to speak to the relevant staff. The OCN pro shop will have the most up to date list of participants.

Practice rounds are for competitors only. Competitors should practice from tees as instructed with a maximum of two tee shots on par 3 holes. Any practice rounds prior to Tuesday 27th can be arranged with the OCN pro shop at standard rates.

Car Parking
Free car parking for competitors and officials is available in the car parks situated by the Clubhouse.

Caddies
Competitors may use their own caddie (PGA Professionals are permitted to caddie).

Yardage books
Yardage books will be given to each participant at the registration desk in the Clubhouse.

Dress code
All golfing apparel must be clean and smart and conform to the standards of good taste normally required by most golf clubs. The wearing of jeans, denim trousers and collarless shirts is not permitted.

Play

  • Competitors are expected to acquaint themselves with the local rules – these will be distributed at Registration, together with information on pace of play.
  • Pin positions and scorecards will be handed out on the 1st tee.
  • Disputes or doubts may only be referred to Officials and members of the Organising Committee. In particular, rulings on the course may only be given by Officials.
  • Please play without undue delay as disciplinary action will be taken against persistent slow play offenders.
  • Distance-measuring devices without slope measurement are allowed.

Scoring
On completion of play in each round, competitors must head to the scoring desk to ensure that their scorecards are correctly completed and signed.

Accommodation
Competitors are responsible for making their own arrangements for accommodation. It is recommended that competitors make reservations as soon as possible. Information can be obtained on our website (accommodation section).

Presentation of Prizes
The presentation of prizes will take place as soon as possible after close of play on Friday 30 December. The Winners’ Trophies are retained by the Committee. Replicas will be given to the winners.

Cancellation Policy
Participants can apply for a refund in certain circumstances (injury, exam conflicts in school, death in the family, or other external circumstances). Withdrawals received before the 4th of December will incur a $50 withdrawal refund processing fee. After the 4th of December, participants will forfeit their entry fee.

We look forward to hosting you end of December!