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WGAP Code of Conduct:

The Code of Conduct are guidelines are designed to support our players and our member clubs so that we may provide an optimal golfing experience during all WGAP sponsored events. 


Dress Code:
Players should dress appropriately for all WGAP events, including Team Matches, Open Days, and Tournaments.  Shorts/skorts should be no more than 5” above the knee.  Sleeveless shirts must have a collar.   Tank tops and denim are not appropriate. 


Care of the Course:
Players should maintain the integrity of the golf course at all times.  It is her responsibility to fill divots, rake bunkers, fix ball marks, etc. while on the course. 


Behavior:
Players should conduct themselves with integrity at all times while participating in a WGAP event.  The following behaviors will not be tolerated and may result in warnings or penalties:
Abusive language,
Cheating,
Club throwing,
Disrespect to volunteers/officials/fellow competitors,
Excessive and unnecessary delay of the game,
Abuse of the golf course,
Deliberate disregard of tournament/USGA rules.

Other behaviors that detract from the tournament experience for players and staff, and is not consistent with the spirit of the game, may be considered an infraction.

Any violation of the WGAP Code of Conduct will result in a written letter.  The Tournament Committee may assess penalties based on the severity and frequency of the violations. 

Penalties:                                                                                                 

Players who have a Code of Conduct infraction will receive a verbal warning by either the Executive Director, Tournament Chairperson, or the Association President. If a second infraction occurs during the year, a written warning will be issued.   A third infraction during the year will result in termination of membership for a one-year period. This would include all WGAP events, including tournaments, team matches, and trips.

In addition, if multiple infractions occur over the course of two or more years, WGAP reserves the right to suspend the player’s membership for a year following the last infraction.

WGAP Pace of Play Policy:

In order to optimize the WGAP tournament experience for all players, the following pace of play policy is adopted.
It is a condition of the competition that the player shall play without undue delay and in accordance with any Pace of Play guidelines that the WGAP Committee  may establish and with the prescribed penalties for slow play.
It is the player’s responsibility to know their group’s position relative to the published Pace of Play and to ensure they play within the maximum scheduled limits.  

Defined as Out of Position:
The first group to start will be considered out of position if the group is behind the schedule prepared by the Committee.  Any subsequent group is out of position when it:

  1. Is taking more than the maximum scheduled time to play, and
  2. Reaches a par 3 that is clear of all play and all players in the preceding group have played their strokes from the teeing ground on the next hole or
  3. Reaches a par 4 or par 5 hole which is clear of all play or becomes clear of all play before all players in the group have played their strokes from the teeing ground.

Timing:
When a group is out of position, each player must play any stroke within 40 seconds after the timing of such stroke begins.  Timing begins once the player has had a reasonable amount of time to reach her ball. 

Terms of the Competition:

When the Competition is Final – The competition is final when the results have been approved by the tournament committee.  The result of a match is final when the Committee has approved the result as posted on the public scoreboard.

Handicap Classes:

Handicap Classes (based on indexes):
Class A - up to 15.9
Class B - 16.0 to 22.9
Class C - 23.0 to 28.9
Class D - 29.0 to 40.4

Online entries will be available the day entries open at 6am.  PLEASE BE SURE TO ENTER AND COMPLETE ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION.  Any tournament cancellation after the registration deadline will have $10 deducted from the refund for administration fees.  Cancellations within 2 business days of the tournament will not receive a refund.

Score Reporting

You are responsible for posting, in chronological order A SCORE FOR EVERY ROUND PLAYED ON A COURSE RATED COURSE - when that course is played from regular tees to regular greens. This includes 18-hole rounds, combining the scores of two nine-hole rounds and playing 13 or more holes. Scores in both match play and stroke play, including those made in multi-ball competition, shall be used. WGAP Team Matches and tournament scores should be posted as "T" scores.

Hole-in-One Award

Awards are given to WGAP members who have a witnessed hole-in-one at a WGAP Member Club.  A COPY OF THE DATED AND ATTESTED SCORE CARD MUST BE SENT TO THE GOLF OFFICE WITHIN 60 DAYS.

 

Player of the Year Points (updated for 2021 season): 
All points awarded on gross scores at tournament.

 

Class A Points    
  Winner Runner-Up Semi-Finalist Quarter-Finalist  Medalist (Q)          
Match Play 400 325 250 175 100          
  Champ Flight Winner Champ Flight Runner-Up Flight Winner Flight Runner-Up            
Boyle Cup  150 125 100 75            
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th    
Farnum Cup 350 275 225 185 150 120 95 75    
Howe Cup 250 220 190 160 130 100        
Nonna Barlow (per player) 200 170 140 110 80          
Sr Championship 250 220 190 160 130 100        
Gold Key 150 125 100 75 50          
Wilbur Cup 150 125 100 75 50          
Overbrook 150 125 100 75 50          
Vanderbeck 150 125 100 75 50          
Wilmington (per player) 150 125 100 75 50          
HW Class A 150 125 100 75 50          
Porter (per player) 150 125 100 75 50          
Powell Cup 150 125 100 75 50          
Dixon Cup 150 125 100 75 50          
HW open 100 85 70 55 40          
Tournament of Champs 100 85 70 55 40          
Robey (per player) 100 85 70 55 40          
Hood Shield 100 85 70 55 40          
Mater et Filia (per player) 100 85 70 55 40          
Lady Junior (per player) 100 85 70 55 40          
Barnhard (per player) 100 85 70 55 40          
Griscom Cup  100 85 70 55 40          
JWP (per player) 50 40 30 20 10          
                     
Outside Events - Class A:
USGA Events - Match Play Winner Runner-Up Semi-Finalist Quarter-Finalist Round of 16 Round of 32 Qualifier Medalist Sectional Medalist Sectional Qualifier
Women's Am 500 375 300 225 175 125 75 175 55 40
Women's Mid-Am 400 300 225 175 125 100 75 175 55 40
Senior Am 400 300 225 175 125 100 75 175 55 40
USGA Events - Stroke Play Winner 72-hole finisher Sectional Medalist Sectional Qualifier  
Women's Open 600 300 250 150
Senior Women's Open 500 225 150 100
PA Golf Championship Winner Runner-Up Semi-Finalist Quarter-Finalist
Am Division 400 300 225 150
Senior Am Division 300 200 125 50
Super Senior Am Division 250 175 100 50
NJSGA Match Play Am 300 200 125 50
Other State Ams: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
DSWGA Am 125 100 80 60
DSWGA Senior Am 125 100 80 60
NJSGA Senior Am 125 100 80 60
                     
Class B Points Points awarded for Dixon Cup, Powell Cup, Griscom Cup, Mater et Filia, Lady Junior, Porter based on Class A points listing.    
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th          
Class Championship 200 175 150 125 100          
1st Stroke 150 125 100 75 50          
2nd Stroke  150 125 100 75 50          
HW Champ 150 125 100 75 50          
BCD BB (per player) 100 85 70 55 40          
Robey (per player) 100 85 70 55 40          
Barnhard (per player) 100 85 70 55 40          
HW open 75 60 45 30            
JWP (per player) 50 40 30 20 10          
                     
Class C and D Points          
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th          
Class Championship 200 175 150 125 100          
1st Stroke 150 125 100 75 50          
2nd Stroke  150 125 100 75 50          
HW Champ 150 125 100 75 50          
BCD BB (per player) 100 85 70 55 40          
HW open 75 60 45 30            
JWP (per player) 50 40 30 20 10          
                     
Junior - Individual Events          
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th          
Junior Championship 200 175 150 100 100          
Rita Cooper 100 90 80 70 50          
Junior - Partner Events                    
Griscom Cup 100 85 70 55 40          
Mater et Filia/Lady Junior 100 85 70 55 40          
                     
Outside Events - Juniors:
USGA Events  Winner Runner-Up Semi-Finalist Quarter-Finalist Round of 16 Round of 32 Qualifier Medalist Sectional Medalist Sectional Qualifier
Junior Am 400 300 225 175 125 100 75 175 55 40
Other Associations 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th          
AJGA Individual Events 100 80 60 40 20          
PGA Junior Tour Events 25 15 10              
PSWGA Championship 100 80 60 40 20          
DSWGA Championship 50 40 30              
NJSGA Championship 75 50 40 30