TWGA STANDING RULES
1. Weekly Play Day for the 18-hole group and 9-hole group is Wednesday.
Play Day for the 9-hole PM group is Thursday. All play is governed by USGA rules except where Local Rules apply.
2. Membership Dues and Participation:
a. Dues will be recommended by the Executive Board and collected
annually. Play groups consist of the Morning Group and the Evening
Group. Members shall designate one of the 2 groups as their
PRIMARY GROUP. All members may play in a second group by
paying an additional fee. The Board will determine the amount of the
fees to be charged for each group. New members joining on or after
b. September 1 will be assessed 50% of the annual dues and will not be
eligible for year-end awards.
c.Members may improve ringer scores and wiin weekly Play Day events
in each group they pay to join.
d. Membership may be re-designated once during the season within the
morning groups. A member may transfer to one of the other groups
once within the first two months of the season. An example woul be:
a member pays to play in the 9-hole AM group and would prefer to
play in the 18-hole group. She can make this change with the TWGA
Treasurer and re-designate her dues, without penalty, within the
above stated guidelines.
3. Handicap Guidelines for Participation
a. Women with a current established handicap, USGA or a USGA
approved handicap system, and a member in good standing of the
TWGA, may compete for prizes in weekly TWGA Play Day events. If a
member does not have an established handicap, a handicap can be
calculated for participation in Play Day prizes after five (5) scores
have been posted. To be eligible to compete in major TWGA
sponsored tournaments, members must have an established handicap and must have participated in five (5) TWGA Play Day events each
year. A request to waive the rule may be submitted to the Executive
Board for consideration.
b. New members seeking to join the 18-hole group must have a USGA
handicap at TCC of 40 or below. 18-Hole members are required to
play to a 40 or below for all Play Days. There is no handicap
requirement to join either 9-hole group.
4. All 18 and 9-hole pairings shall be in threesomes or foursomes. Players
follow "TWGA Play Day sign-Up Procedures".
5. Rules for Picking Up on Play Days:
a. Applies to 18-hole group only: All putts must be holed out with the
exception of Match Play, when a player may concede a putt. If a
player picks up on a hole, she then records the maximum allowable
strokes, marking an "X" next to the score. If the score on the "X" hole is included in the calculation for the event, the player is not eligible
b. Applies to 9-hole groups only: If a player is not on the green in 10
strokes, she MUST pick up her ball. If a player picks up on a hole, she then records the maximum allowable strokes, marking an "X" next to
the score. If the score on the "X" hole is included in the calculation for
the event, the player is not eligible for prizes.
6. Two scorecards must be dated, signed, and attested per each group. One
scorecard is given to the Golf Professional and one scorecard is turned in
to the Ringer Chairperson.
7. Any and all rule disputes shall be reported to the TCC Golf Professional.
When a dispute occurs in stroke play, play two balls and the correct ruling
will be determined at the end of the round. Match Play disputes will be
resolved according to USGA rules.
8. Year-end awards will be presented at the closing event for all TWGA
groups. Individual member eligibility will be based on 25% participation
in TWGA Play Days in their play groups during the season. A request to
waive the rule may be submitted to the Executive Board for consideration.
9. Birdie Guidelines for Year-end Awards:
a. Must occur on a TWGA play day where individual scores are posted
and where all participants are playing the same game.
10. Cancellation of a scheduled tournament may be made only by a majority
vote of the Executive Board or by unplayable conditions, resulting in
closure of the course. Play Day cancellations will be at the discretion of the Play Day Chairperson(s) and the Golf Professional.
11. The maximum handicap allowed in a major tournament is 36.
Tournaments will be flighted.
12. Any TWGA member who has a hole-in-One during and TWGA event will
receive money from the Hole-in-One fund designated for such purpose in
the budget. If the Hole-in-One fund is depleted during a season, TWGA
members will be assessed one dollar ($1.00) each to replenish the fund.
13. Guests may play on TWGA Guest Days only. Each member is entitled to
bring one guest per TWGA Guest Day. All other Play Days are restricted
to TWGA members.
14. The Standing Rules may be revised by a majority vote of members
present at a membership meeting. To revise the Standing Rules at a
special meeting requires a quorum and a majority vote of said quorum.
If a quorum is received by proxy, the special meeting may be canceled.
All revisions shall be posted on the TWGA Board fourteen (14) days prior
to the meeting and submitted in writing to the Executive Board. The
Executive Board may recommend adoption or rejection of the