The tournament will be a 90-hole event for Professional and 72 holes for amateurs, with 18 holes being played each day over the host courses.
||Will be played across the 4 championship courses & based on a draw
||Tournament Day 1 – Alliance
||Tournament Day 2 – Alliance
||Tournament Day 3 – Alliance
||Tournament Day 4 – Alliance
||Professionals 5 day of Tournament & Final Day of the Team Competition where the Pro score is added back to the team score after 4 days – Course to be confirmed
|Amateur Individual Cup 18-Hole Competition – Pending finalisation of the number of competitors this competition will be One or Two different tournaments – Course/s to be confirmed
- The format for the four team round tournament is Fourball Alliance Stableford with 2 scores to count.
- The competition score is the team alliance score PLUS the PGA Professional’s on the 5th day. (Amateurs compete in the team competition and play 4 out of 5 days). Amateurs then have the option to play in an Individual WCPA Cup Championship on the 5th
- The PGA Professional individual championship is scored over all 5-competition days.
- The PGA Professional individual championship on the 5th day is added back to the team score from days 1- 4 to establish the team winner.
- Amateurs Individual Cup - On the 5th day Amateurs may elect to play in an Individual Cup Stableford event at a separate course or opt to rest & follow their PGA Professional on the last day.
The ‘slope handicap system’ will be utilised to calculate player handicaps for the Championship rounds. Under the slope system, the difficulty of the golf course and the tee blocks played from determine a player’s handicap prior to the start of each round. The course handicap will be displayed on your scorecard each round and is calculated as follows:
Handicap Index x Slope Rating (Corresponding Tee) /113
Baggage Master Service
A full Baggage Master service is provided to avoid moving clubs on and off coaches. Golf bags will be delivered to each golf course at 06:00 each morning. Additional requirements must be booked with the Baggage Master.
Please ensure all personal items, medication etc are removed from Golf Bags when checked in with the baggage master on your arrival and check in.
Caddies & Carts
- A caddie will be provided for each player daily
- Two carts per team will be provided daily
- To drive a motorised cart, competitors agree to possess a current driver's license and have previous experience driving a golf cart equal to a minimum of 4 rounds. In event of an accident, the driver is responsible for the costs to repair the cart and any property damaged as well as being liable for any personal injury claims.
- Professionals will not be allowed to use carts in round 5 of the tournament unless specifically approved by the tournament PGA director.
- A ball spotter may be positioned on any hole that the Tournament Director has identified as requiring a ball spotter. The ball spotter will be supplied with a pole containing a red flag and a white flag. If the ball has been spotted, the ball spotter will show a white flag.
- If the ball spotter is unable to locate the ball, a red flag will be shown and provided the ball is not in a water hazard a provisional ball will need to be played.
- Please appreciate that the ball spotter is only there to indicate if your ball is in sight but all playing decisions must be made by the golfer and the spotter will not be held liable for any decisions.
Tee Markers – these are only indicative and will be finalised by the PGA prior to first Tee times.
- Men - WHITE
- Ladies - RED
- Forward / Seniors – BLUE
Senior Tees and Handicaps
Forward tees will be in play in the World Club ProAm and are to be used only by those that are handicapped off the forward tees at their home golf club. This will only apply to golfers over the age of 60.
Definition of Stableford
Stableford is a scoring system in which points are awarded according to the number of strokes taken at each hole, whereby a hole completed in a net (of handicap) one stroke over par counts as one point, a hole completed in level par counts as two points.
- Nett Albatross: 5 points
- Nett Eagle: 4 points
- Nett Birdie: 3 points
- Nett Par: 2 points
- Nett one over par: 1 point
- Double bogeys or worse: 0 points
Amateurs must pick up their ball when they cannot get a Stableford point or contribute to the team score. This does not apply to the Professional who must play out the hole on all five (5) days, according to the Professional competition.
The par value and stroking on all holes will be the same for ladies and men. In order to ensure fairness there are some instances where the ladies tee is on the fairway to ensure the hole plays to the same par and stroke as the men.
Count Out Rules
Team Count Out Rules
In the event that after the four rounds plus the Pro’s final round score, twoor more teams finish on the same accumulative score then the following rules will apply in terms of a count out.
- The team with the highest Alliance score on the 4th course will win the count-out.
- In the event that the above does not produce a winner then the team with the highest Alliance Score at 2nd course, 3rd course, and then final course will apply.
- In the unlikely event that none of the above provide a clear winner then it will go to the 1st round and will involve the last 9 holes, and if this does not provide a result then the last 6 holes, similarly then the last 3 holes, last 2 holes and then last hole for the final position.
- In the extremely unlikely event that the above does not provide a winner, the score from the first hole of the round to be announced before the start of the championship and subsequent holes in consecutive order from 1 to 18 will be used until a winner is determined.
- If a tie still remains the tournament committee reserves the right to declare a winner based on additional count out rules.
* These rules are provisional and depending on the results of the final course inspections, are subject to final confirmation announced once the order of play across all courses has been confirmed.
PGA Professional Count Out Rules
- Individual Stableford off a handicap of scratch - the PGA Professional with the highest Stableford score over the 5 rounds will be declared the winner. The PGA Professional must play out every hole for their own score.
- The event shall be played under the auspices of the R&A rules of golf, Confederation of Professional Golf conditions of competition, local rules and the local rules of the host clubs as determined by the Tournament Committee.
- In the event of a tie for first - Should two or more players finish on the same final accumulative score in a tie for first then there will be a sudden death, hole by hole playoff at the allocated course for the PGA Professional Tournament.
Rain Or Weather Delays
- Should any specific round be delayed or stopped altogether for rain or weather issues then it is at the sole discretion of the Tournament Committee as to whether the round will be completed the following day or cancelled altogether.
- In the event that a day is cancelled then all scores for that day will not count towards the final score. It is duly noted that because multiple course are in use at any one time that it could be likely in the above scenario that competitor scores will not count at different courses - this will be a part of the tournament and considered the "rub of the green" and is applicable to both PGA Professional and amateur scores.
Sick or Injured Players
Should the unfortunate situation arise that a player is unable to complete a round or in fact a few rounds then the team cannot replace that player and will have to compete as a 3 ball. However, teams may only qualify for entry with a 4 ball to commence with.
- All tee times will be at the discretion of the Tournament Director. A one tee, two tee or shotgun option may be considered.
If because of a rain or weather delay a team or teams need to complete a round on a golf course from a previous day, the tournament committee reserves the right to change the tee times for that day. All tee times will be posted the night before each round.
- Rule 6-3a Applies
- The distances on the scorecard reflect the normal distances from the club tees. Note these may vary (from what is on the scorecard) on competition day. All distances and GPS system are in meters.
At registration the following must be supplied:
- Certified handicap forms for all 3 amateurs in each team
- Copy of PGA Professional's passport
- All bank details for PGA Professional
Scoring Area & Regulations
- A scoring area will be set up at each club. All players will be required to hand in their scorecards directly after play to either the Course Director or Scoring Administrator. The scorecard will be checked and loaded onto the scoring system. When the scores are correct, the scorecard with both signatures will be accepted and the score confirmed.