The FairWay Golf Tour has implemented the following rules and regulations to create fair and equitable competition for its members. The FGT’s Scoring System uses software based on the applications of the USGA Handicap Formula (Section 10, USGA handbook) to consistently maintain true and accurate handicaps. With 21 years of experience, the FairWay Golf Tour uses its qualifying stages, net scoring system and multi-level divisions in conjunction with USGA approved software to present its members the most progressive and equitable competition possible.
I. New Player Requirements
II. Tour Format
All Divisions are stroke play and enforced by USGA Rules of Golf as well as “Local Rules” when applicable. A. Net Division – Entry is $175+ Course Fees – Must be a 12 or less handicap index. B. Senior Net Division – Entry fees are $50 – Seniors are classified as players age 47 and above and must have an index of 12.0 or less…Players age 50 and over may choose their tee box but with a lower hcp. from the “up” tees. All other players must play the “back tees”. *Seniors may not change tee boxes during the course of an event. C. Nassau Division – Entry fee is $40 and winner gets paid on front nine and back nine…player gets half of handicap for each nine. D. Skins Division – Entry fee is $30 and handicaps are not used E. Best Ball Division – Entry fees are $25 per person – System uses 70% of player’s handicap…Must be a 12 or less handicap. F. Low Gross Division – Entry fee is $50 and no handicap is used SAME DAY PAY – SEE PAYOUT MATRIX SECTION PLEASE NOTE: – A player with less than 20 competitive rounds does not have a mature handicap and thereby must play with restrictions until a true and accurate handicap is established. These restrictions are seldom used, but must be in place to insure the integrity of scoring. Odds of shooting greater than 5 below your mature handicap are 5,000 – 1 (source: USGA). THE USGA Handicap is BASED ON POTENTIAL, not average!
III. The FairWay Scoring Rule
IV. Explanation of Net Scoring System
V. Veteran Status
VI. Special Rules and Amendments
VII. Majors and Super Majors
These events are at least 36 holes in length. Super Majors pay the winner minimum $10,000 w/54 or more players! The payout for these events is to minimum 25% of the field. There will be at least five “Majors” per year and two “Super Majors”. A. Majors are by invitation only (must be active)…all competitors in “Major Events” must be annual members. B. “Super Majors” are sometines 54 holes in length and will pay $10,000 to winner with 54+ players. C. Players who enter “Majors” or “Super Majors” as their first event will not receive slope benefit for their first round. D. Handicaps are revised after each round and may change based on scoring history and/or performance, balancing the field as much as possible for each round played. E. Entry is required 10 days prior to event. First place will be paid at the tournament. If all funds are good at the time of tournament, all prizes will be paid that day. F. Refunds will not be given within 5 days of the start of a “Major” or “Super Major”. G. There will be a fee assessed to all players who do not meet these guidelines. H. There is a cap of 5 under net par for round 1 in all “Majors.”
VIII. Rules of Play and Pace of Play
IX. Membership Fees and Method of Payment
A. Membership Fees are $150 and must be renewed at the beginning of each year. B. Membership fees are non refundable C. Tournament entry fees are non refundable 48 hrs before an event D. Cash and major credit cards are accepted forms of payment.
XII. Code of Conduct
XIII. Refund Policy
*Policy and Procedures subject to change without notice.