Tournament Conditions of The Commander's Cup 2023

(with adherence to Covid-19 Safety Protocols)

1. Date: 21st January 2023 (practice day 20th January 2023)

2. Venue: Eagles Golf Links at China Bay, Trincomalee.

3. Entry Fee: As advertised.

4. Eligibility:
Active, amateur men and women golfers who are members of Golf Clubs with an authentic handicap. All players with slope rated handicaps must play to their HANDICAP INDEX or to their DAILY HANDICAP. However, to be accepted, the tournament committee has to be satisfied with the validity of the player's declared handicap. Junior golfers are welcome to participate but they are ineligible to win major prizes.

5. Rules:
The tournament will be played in accordance with the current rules of golf as set out by R&A Rules Limited published with effect from January 2019 and any Local Rules displayed on the Tournament Notice-board.

6. Format:

7. The Draw:
The Draw will be displayed on the Tournament Noticeboard located in the clubhouse by 6.00 pm on the 20th Jan 2023

8. Start:
Starting time, and how, when and where each flight will begin the round will be decided by the tournament committee on the eve of the tournament.

9. Caddies:
Caddies/Bag carriers will be allocated by the committee.

10. Handicap Limit:
As the Commander's Cup is a BOARD EVENT the handicap limit for men will be 18 or less and for women 24 or less. However, players without a valid handicap may participate in the Commander's cup but their handicaps will be taken as ZERO for calculation of Stableford points.

11. Tees:
White tees for men and Red tees for women.

12. Longest Drive:
For both men and women will be off the 1st tee and the ball must be on the closely mown area between the lines.

13. Nearest to the pin:
For both men and women will be off the 18th tee and the ball must be on the green.

14. Minimum Putts:
The winner of the Minimum Putts Event will be the player who completes holes 10, 12 and 17 with minimum number of putts on the green. If there is a tie, the player with the higher handicap will be declared the winner. If it is still a tie 'toss of a coin' will decide the winner.

15. Scorecards:
Will be available at the Tournament Desk in the clubhouse from 6.30am on the 21st Jan. 2023. Please collect your scorecard, enter your name and playing handicap. The name of your marker will be written on your scorecard by the committee. Please check your card for accuracy and do any corrections if necessary and handover the card to the named marker. Also please mark 'CC' on top of your card to indicate that you are playing in the Commander's Cup. Those who play for the Eagles’ Challenge Trophy (players of Tri-services) should mark ‘ECT’ on the top of their score cards and 'J' if you are a Junior golfer.

16. Scorer:
On completion of the round please make sure your scorecard is signed by the player and the marker and handover to the official scorer who will be located in the clubhouse. Once, you have handed your scorecard over to the scorer, it will be in the hands of the committee and no alterations or amendments can be done to your scorecard.

17. Doubtful Rulings:
If a Rules Official is not readily available please play two balls. You must make your intentions clear to your marker or a fellow competitor. You must nominate the ball that you wish to count if the rules allow prior to making a stroke at either ball. On completion of the round please consult a rules official for clarification before handing over the scorecard to the Official Scorer.

18. Local Rules:
Will be displayed on the tournament noticeboard by 4.00 pm on Friday 20 January 2023.

19. Inclement Weather:
Inclement Weather If due to lightning, water logged greens or any other valid reason in which play has to be stopped. ONE LONG SOUNDING of the siren, players must stop play and find shelter if necessary. TWO SHORT SOUNDINGS of the siren players must resume play.

20. Prizes:
As advertised.

21. Ties:
: All ties will be decided by a count back method taking the last 9 holes, 6 holes, 3 holes and last hole into consideration. If that is being equal first 9, 6, 3 and the 9th hole will be considered in a similar manner
       a.       Please Note: It will be the last 9 holes or the first 9 holes on your scorecard no matter at which hole you started your round..

22. Electronic or any other range finders are permitted to measure distances only but use of any devices measuring slopes or wind speeds are strictly prohibited..

23. Mobile phones must only be used in an emergency or to contact the Rules Officials

24. Buggy/golf carts are not permitted for the competitors of the event.

25. Slow players will be warned and be penalized in accordance with the rules of golf.

Tournament Committee:

       1. Mr. SI Kasthuriratne – Head of Committee

       2. Mr. Mahinda Perera

       3. Wg Cdr Gamini Rubasinghe

       4. Wg Cdr Thushan Fernando



On rules matters, on or off the course, please call Mr SI Kasthuriratne.
Mobile No. 0773045508