2015 PGA Seniors - Entry Cond


2015 PGA Seniors - Entry Cond
Conditions of Entry
Close House (Colt Course)
Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 June
Prize Money - £260,000
2014 Champion – Santiago Luna (Real Club Puerta de Hierro)
Conditions of Play
The Championship will be a 72 hole stroke play event, with 18 holes being played each
(ii) A field of 120 competitors will be eligible to play in the Championship.
(iii) The field will play one round on each of the first two days, after which the leading 60
Professionals (and those who tie for 60th place) will go forward to the third and fourth
(iv) In the event of a tie for first place there will be a ‘hole-by-hole’ play-off on holes to be
determined by the Tournament Director and published at the Championship. All players,
other than the Champion, involved in the play-off will share second place.
(v) Play shall be in accordance with the Rules of Golf as published by R&A Rules Limited,
European Senior Tour Conditions of Competition and Local Rules and the additional
Local Rules of Close House (Colt Course) as approved by the Tournament Director.
(vi) European Senior Tour General Member Regulations apply.
(vii) Players not qualified under any of the exempt categories (listed under section 4) will be
required to play an 18-hole qualifying round on Monday 8 June over the Colt Course.
In the event of a tie for the final qualifying spot, a hole-by-hole play-off will determine
the qualifiers. The play-off will cease once the final qualifying spot has been
determined. Alternate spots will be decided by card count-back over the last 9, 6, 3 & 1
holes and, if still tied, matchplay from the first hole on the scorecard. Any results
achieved in the play-off for the final qualifying spot will supersede the card count back.
Note: In the event of inclement weather, or any other relevant factor in the opinion of
the Tournament Director, making the playing of the Pre Qualifying Round impracticable,
the Tournament Director may amend the Conditions of Play in order to improve the
chances of completing the Pre Qualifying Round. Such an amendment may involve play
on Tuesday 9 June.
(viii) A Pro-Am competition will be held on Wednesday 10 June over the Colt Course. Any
exempt player requesting a release from the Wednesday Pro-Am should apply in writing
to the Head of Tournaments of the PGA or the Managing Director of the European
Senior Tour before entries close at midday on Thursday 14 May.
(ix) Player’s clubs must conform to the groove and punch mark specifications* as stipulated
in Decision 4-1/1 of the Rules of Golf including the qualifying round.
*For further information and the on-line Informational Club Database, please
refer to:
Championship Itinerary
Sunday 7th June
Monday 8th June
Tuesday 9th June
Wednesday 10th June
Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th June
Practice (10.30 – 17.00)
PQ (7.00 – 14.00) Practice (14.30* – 17.00)
Pro Ams (No practice)
*subject to change dependent on size of PQ field.
Eligibility for Entry
To be eligible to participate in this Championship entrants must be 50 years of age or
over on or before Thursday 11 June. The Championship is open to the following:
PGA Members (other than Class I Members).
European Senior Tour Members.
Professional golfers who are full and current Members of their National PGA.
Members of the US Champions Tour.
Exemption Categories
The leading 68 in the 2015 European Senior Tour Exemption Category List who enter.
The leading 20 in the 2015 Senior PGA Professional Championship who are not
otherwise exempt at the close of entries.
(iii) Any player finishing in the top 15 in the 2014 ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship
(not otherwise exempt).
(iv) A maximum of 8 invitations.
(v) 2 places will be reserved for the leading 2 non-exempt players finishing in the top ten
from the preceding regular European Senior Tour Order of Merit Tournament.
(vi) Former winners of the PGA Seniors Championship and the PGA Championship not
otherwise exempt above.
(vii) The 2015 Senior PGA Champion.
Note: The balance of the field to be determined by an 18 hole qualifying round on
Monday 8 June.
Withdrawal and Alternate Policy
Any withdrawal from the Championship field, up until the first player tees off in the Pre
Qualifier, will be replaced with the next player from the official entry list. Any
withdrawals after this time will be replaced by the next alternate from the Pre Qualifier.
Any competitor who withdraws from the Championship reserve list after Friday 5 June
will forfeit their entry fee and will not be entitled to a refund.
Entry Fees (£GBP) and Closing Date
The entry fee is £40. PGA Professionals or Professional golfers who are members of
their National PGA and who are not a Member of the European Senior Tour are required
to enter by returning the official entry form to the PGA or on-line through their PGA
Players Club Account. Members of the European Senior Tour are required to enter with
the European Senior Tour entries department.
Entries close at midday on Thursday 14 May.
Temporary Membership
Successful qualifiers and exempt professionals who are not a Member of the European
Senior Tour will be granted temporary membership of the European Senior Tour for the
duration of the Championship.
Championship Prize fund (£GBP) – £260,000
The total prize money for the Championship will be £260,000 plus reserve money
should the number of players making the cut exceed 60. Prize money will only be paid
to competitors completing all rounds of the Championship. Non-UK taxpayers
(including the Irish Republic) may be subject to withholding tax on prize money won
above the UK personal tax allowance threshold (income tax year 2014/15 £10,500,
subject to change each income tax year thereafter).
Please see Official Accommodation List.
The Championship Caddie Master is Jonathan Greenwood (Close House) who can be
contacted using the Caddie Booking Form. The minimum fee is (£GBP) £30 per round.
All players MUST use a caddie for each round of the Championship and PreTournament Pro-Am(s).
Close House is located 7 miles west of the A1/A69 junction near the village of Heddon
on the Wall. If using SAT NAV please use the postcode NE41 8BL as most systems will
direct you to a dead end road.
Nearest train stations: Newcastle Central (10 miles)
Nearest airport: Newcastle International (11 miles)
Address/Contact Details
Close House
Heddon on the Wall
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE41 8BL
Tel: 01661 852255
Fax: 01661 853322
Web: www.closehouse.com