The Southeast Golf Tour & The 50+ Golf Tour
Rules, Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions are a contract between GOLF-4U LTD, a company registered in England & Wales Registered Company Number 08748558 branded as Southeast Golf Tour AND 50+ Golf Tour and hereafter known as SEGT, 50+GT, We or Us and You, the Booker.
Golf Events Ltd owns the Southeast Golf Tour & 50+ Golf Tour brand and runs various golf related services primarily in the UK but also outside.
Typically, these terms relate to the categories below.
- SEGT is open to any amateur golfer, male or female from 18 years and over up to a maximum Handicap Index of 28.
- 50+ Golf Tour is open to any amateur golfer, male or female 50 years old and over up to a maximum Handicap Index of 28.
- Tour Membership is for those competitors who wish to compete in the Order of Merit
- Non-members may enter any of our events and are eligible to win the prizes of the day.
- Only members of SEGT or 50+GT can earn Order of Merit Points and qualify for the end of season Tour finals day.
- To become a member of the tour/s a payment of £50.00 is required.
- Membership is payable BEFORE entry to your first Order of Merit qualifying event, either via online payment or at the first event prior to teeing off.
- Membership lasts only up to the end of the relevant season joined.
- Membership is non-refundable & non-transferable.
- Players can join the Tour/s via the tour website – www.southeastgolfevents.com
- Tour Membership is available as an added option to all golfers. Membership attracts some benefits which will be advertised at the time such as season long order of merit and qualification for tour finals. These benefits are discretionary and subject to change without notice at any time.
- For the purposes of entry and joining the tour the maximum handicap index entry does not apply to previous SEGT & 50+ Tour Members 2020.
- For all New 2021 Members the maximum entry index is 28.
- All competitors must be a member of a golf club in England with CONGU affiliation and hold an active WHS handicap.
- Official active WHS handicaps will be used, in accordance with the rules of golf set out by the R&A and England Golf.
- Golf Genius will be used to manage all tournaments including the publishing of results to WHS and receiving updated player handicaps.
- All entries MUST be received in full at least 7 days prior to the event, or by the event closing date.
- Late entries may become available.
- Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
- Entry for events will close a minimum of 7 days prior to the date or when the event is fully booked – whichever comes first.
- A waiting list will be in place once an event becomes full.
- Once places become available at a fully booked event players on the list will be automatically entered and notified according to their place on the list.
- Only Paid entries will be confirmed with the hosting club.
- Payments can be made online at – www.southeastgolfevents.com
- If you’re a full member of the hosting club (7 or 5 Day), the entry fee will be £30.00.
- Once you have paid your entry fees, we use these funds primarily to pay venues but also to run our business in general. By signing up for an SEGT or 50+GT event, you give us permission to make such payments on your behalf, and you are aware that the service in relation to the green fees is not being provided by SEGT and 50+GT but directly by the golf club. In addition to green fees, SEGT and 50+GT charges an event fee for things like prizes, management of scores, staff and expenses, along with company overheads. The green fee plus the event fees add up to the total which you have paid for the event. The RRP for an event is equal to the green fee typically charged by the club, plus the RRP of our services, plus our event fee.
- We will make every effort to fulfil events as advertised. In the unlikely event that we have to make any changes to the event itinerary we reserve the right to do so at any time without notice. However, we will as a matter of good customer service endeavour to advise you of any such changes at the earliest opportunity, making any appropriate or necessary adjustments or credits should we have to make changes for reasons outside our control.
Order of Merit
- By being a member of SEGT or 50+GT you can earn points towards the end of year Tour Finals.
- You may still play in events, but unless you are a Tour Member, you will not be eligible for Order of Merit points.
- Points will be awarded to the top 20 finishers at each event. See the Order of Merit table at the bottom.
- All tour members receive a bonus 5 appearance points for each event they play in, including the the last event (Tour Final).
- Updated Order of Merit tables will be available via The MasterScoreBoard Website after the first event. Login password is – segt18
- To qualify for the Tour Final a player must also have played in at least 5 Tour events and be a current Tour Member.
- The top 10 players in the SEGT Order of Merit (excluding Major Winners ) and the 2 Major Winners will qualify for the Tour final at Woburn Golf Club.
- The top 4 players in the 50+ Order of Merit (excluding Major Winners ) and the 2 Major Winners will qualify for the Tour final at Woburn Golf Club.
- Both Order of Merit Champion/s will be the competitor with the most Order of Merit Points after the relevant Tour Final at Woburn Golf Club.
- All events on The Southeast Golf Tour/50+ Golf Tour will be Stableford format using Full Handicap allowance.
- All events will be handicap qualifying – unless otherwise stated.
- All events will be 18 holes unless otherwise stated.
- In the event of ties at any event, the following count back system will be used;
- Total stableford points scored for last 9 holes.
- Total stableford points scored for last 6 holes.
- Total stableford points scored for last 3 holes.
- Individual event winners will receive prizes/vouchers worth up to £200. Runners up at each event will receive prizes/vouchers worth up to £60.
- After the 8 events the top 16 players from both Order of Merit Leaderboard’s, will automatically qualify to play in the complimentary Grand Finals at Woburn Golf Club.
- The remaining 4 places will be our Major Winners – to qualify a minimum of 5 events must of been played (must also be a Tour Member of that season)
- Each tournament will have a minimum entry of 30 players, if this is not met GOLF-4U LTD reserves the right to cancel or postpone the tournament.
- TOUR MAJORS – Major winners will ONLY qualify for the finals at Woburn, if they are a paid Member of the Tour (2021) and have played the minimum number of events for qualification. If the winner is not a Member then another Order of Merit place will be awarded. NB – Membership MUST be paid before teeing off – Membership CANNOT be paid and back dated, Membership & Order of Merit Points are awarded from the point at which a player joins.
Tee Times, Cancellations & Postponement
- NO REFUNDS or CREDITS will be given on places cancelled within 2 weeks of the event.
- If a player is late, or is unable to make their tee time, for any reason, they MUST call or text Gemma on 07515 856818. IF ON THE DAY PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL – as access to emails may be limited.
- If a player fails to turn up for an event no refunds will be given nor will their entry fee be transferrable.
- If a player advises a minimum of 2 weeks before the event date that they are unable to play, then their entry fee MAY be transferred to another event. Subject to availability.
- If a player is unable to play after the 2 week cut off date, they have the option to pass their place to a friend.
- Credits may be considered in the event of injury or illness subject to an administration fee of £15.00. Production of a doctors or hospital note is required.
- Event Tee Times will be posted on the MasterScoreBoard Website – login password is segt18 – NB this will be the same password for the entire season, so competitors can login at any point and view tee times, results, OOM etc.
- Please advise us of any requirements, i.e. early tee times or dietary needs at least 7 days prior to the event.
- We will do our best to accommodate any tee time preferences. Requests are not guaranteed.
- Season Ticket holders – if you are unable to play in an event, no refunds or credits will be issued, nor can entries be carried over to another season. If you are unable to play you may pass your entry onto a friend. Note – players cannot share season tickets. Transfers MUST be agreed in advance with us.
- SEGT & 50+GT reserves the right to cancel or postpone an event if the minimum numbers are not met.
- In the event that an event is postponed due to minimum numbers not met or weather conditions making play impossible we will re-schedule the event at the earliest available date. All entries will pass to the revised date. Players not able to attend the new date will be offered a credit for a future event of the equivalent entry fee.
Circumstances Beyond Our Control
- For circumstances which are outside of our control such as golf course unavailability through war, strikes or labour disputes, outbreak of disease including pandemics, golf club bankruptcy, course closure through acts of nature, civil unrest, local acts of terrorism, or any other unforeseen event which make the event commercially impracticable, impracticable to perform, illegal, or impossible to fully perform under this Agreement as the Parties originally contracted. In such cases we may terminate this Agreement, without liability, in writing to the email you provided upon booking.
- We will endeavour to work with you in this case to provide alternative arrangements or credits for future events, but this is not guaranteed.
On the Day
- Coffee/tea and bacon roll on arrival.
- All players MUST check in at registration at least 30 minutes prior to their tee time, and MUST be on the tee at least 10 minutes before their assigned tee time.
- Failure to be on time at the 1st tee may result in a two-stroke penalty or loss of place in the event.
- 18 hole individual stableford competition, unless otherwise stated.
- There will be a seperate competition for each Tour – SEGT & 50+GT
- All events will be played off the white tees (where possible) for men and red tees for women. Subject to the hosting clubs discretion.
- All over 50+ Tour competitions will be played off the yellow tees (where possible) for men and red tees for women. Subject to the hosting clubs discretion.
- Women or Men will receive courtesy shots if the course standard scratch dictates.
- Prizes for winner & runner up in each competition.
- 2 Nearest pins at each event – £5.00 entry
- Post round catering will be available at the player’s own cost.
- Players will exchange scorecards and be responsible for marking each other’s scores.
- Both the marker and player must sign scorecards.
- Players are not responsible for working out points scored – only for their gross scores on each hole.
- Signed cards MUST be handed into Gemma after completion of play.
- Any player failing to return a scorecard will be classed as a non-return.
- If a player is injured and unable to complete their round they MUST report back to player registration before leaving.
- Any disputes regarding scores MUST be resolved between the players before signing and submitting cards.
- Any rule queries to be checked with Gemma, all players are advised to carry a rule book with them at all times.
- Once the cards are submitted these will be the final score for that player. Scores CANNOT be altered after this point.
- A player is responsible for making sure the marker has completed their scores correctly and to sign their card accordingly.
- All players MUST inform Gemma prior to teeing off of any handicap changes & MUST provide proof of these changes.
- Golf Genius Live Scoring will be used at each event. Details will be provided to each competitor.
- All players must complete a scorecard for handicap purposes.
- Players must swap scorecards before play.
- Players are responsible for checking their scores before signing their card, once submitted scores cannot be altered.
- All players MUST bring their own scorecard back to the registration desk as soon as they come off the course, where it will be checked before entering into the handicap master system.
On Course Rules
- New R & A 2019 Rules of Golf will apply to all events.
- Local rules of the hosting club also apply as do the local rules of the Southeast Golf Tour and 50+ Golf Tour. see below
- Gemma will have the final say on any rule disputes.
- All players are advised to carry rule books, please do not rely on advice from other competitors.
- All players are expected to have the relevant golf insurances in place.
- Caddies are permitted in line with the rules of England Golf – www.englandgolf.org/article/role-of-your-caddie/
- GPS distance and laser measuring devices are permitted – without slope.
Pace of Play
- All groups must keep up with the group in front.
- If a group falls behind the pace of play Gemma will marshal the situation and has the right to set a time limit.
- If the situation continues penalty strokes or disqualification is possible.
- Southeast Golf Tour & 50+ Golf Tour encourages “Ready Golf” meaning whoever is ready will take their shot first.
- All players must adhere to the dress code of the hosting club. It is a players responsibility to check the hosting club website prior to an event.
- Players must be aware of the etiquette of golf and behave accordingly.
- GOLF-4U LTD will not tolerate any bad behaviour, including swearing, club throwing, and arguing or drinking alcohol on the course.
- It is every player’s responsibility to respect the hosting clubs rules and dress code, including players, caddies and supporters.
- Any player found to be in deliberate breach of the rules may be banned from competing in all future events. They will not be entitled to any reimbursements of membership or entry fees paid.
- Prizes will be awarded for the following at each individual event:
- 1st Place & Runner Up.
- 2 x Nearest Pin (payable extra)
- Tour Prizes will be awarded for the following:
- The Tour Champion/s 2021 – Season ticket to the 2022 Tour
- The Order of Merit Champion/s 2021 – Season ticket to the 2022 Tour
- Members, Competitors and Guests who haven’t qualified by the last tour/s events can still participate and compete for the plate trophy/s at the end of season Grand final at Woburn GC. Entry fee £189.00pp (not including accommodation) PLACES ARE LIMITED
- We reserve the right to alter the advertised prize values for low attended events. All prizes are provided at our discretion.
- Players acknowledge that participation in Southeast Golf Tour and 50+ Golf Tour shall be played entirely at their own risk. Players release and discharge GOLF-4U LTD its Directors, staff, employees, volunteers, representatives and sponsors from all claims caused by suits, liabilities, costs, damages or any other demands. The participant solely accepts, and waives all claims of injury, death or property damage.
- All players, caddies or supporters agree to be at an event at their own risk.
- It is a players responsibility to have the relevant golf insurances in place.
We will do everything possible to ensure an event gets completed.
- In the case that a host club closes the course during the event and it is abandoned, if the number of holes played is less than 9 then Southeast Golf Tour and 50+ Golf Tour will attempt to obtain money back from the venue to issue players with a partial refund. If more than 9 holes has been played then the competition will then be over 9 holes and OOM points awarded accordingly. If an event is only 9 holes it will NOT be handicap qualifying.
- Tour Events will go ahead regardless of weather conditions, unless the hosting course is closed prior to the event starting, in this instance the event will be re-scheduled at the next available date. All entries will carry over to the re-scheduled date. If a player is unable to make the new date a credit may be offered for a future event.
Southeast Golf Events will contact customers who are playing in our events from time to time with offers and deals which are relevant.
We hold your personal information in the following systems which are used for the purposes of marketing or running golf events. We do not share your details with any third parties.
We only retain the details which you provide either by signing up to our email list or joining and registering for an event. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.
- Golf Genius
- Southeast Golf Tour and 50+ Golf Tour may take photographs and video at events for reports, news updates and marketing purposes.
- If a player wishes NOT to be photographed or filmed they must inform us at player registration or via email before the event.
- All photographic media is the property of GOLF-4U LTD & is subject to copyright.
- All tournament entries MUST be paid in full 7 days prior to the event. Payments on the day will no longer be accepted for tournament entry fees, unless it is a payment for a future event or a last minute entry. Accepted payments are listed below;
- Paypal/Credit Card/Debit Card
- BACS Payment – please use your order number as payment reference.
- Cash in Advance of your chose event
Order of Merit Points System
- 1st place 100pts, 2nd place 80pts, 3rd place 70pts, 4th place 60pts, 5th place 50pts, 6th place 40pts, 7th place 30pts, 8th place 29pts, 9th place 28pts, 10th place 27pts, 11th place 26pts, 12th place 25pts, 13th place 24pts, 14th place 23pts, 15th place 22pts, 16th 21pts, 17th 20pts, 18th 19pts 19th 18pts & 20th 17pts
Plus – 5 appearance points awarded to all tour members at each event
GOLF-4U LTD Reserve the right to alter these terms & conditions at any point during the course of the season.