Championship Rules

1.      Registration

a.       Courses will accept registrations for the open events 14 days in advance
b.      Tee times will be blocked for each open event (Example..9:00 -11:30 AM) Call the host course for tee times.
c.       Players may request tee times, but they must be within the open tee time block. (Ex… If you want the earliest tee time and somebody already has that particular tee time you will be assigned the next available tee time within the block. Likewise, requesting the latest tee time may not necessarily be the last tee time. It may be earlier or later (if the tee time block is already full) based on tournament participants  and players who have already registered. We will fill the open tee time block times first before expanding beyond the assigned tee time blocks.
d.      Any player may play in a CVGA Championship even. It is recommended that a player have a handicap of 6 or under to compete in the Championship Flight.
e.      Host courses will not allow local players (members) to start 20 minutes before the CVGA event and will wait until 20 minutes after the last CVGA tee time to allow local play to continue.
f.        Local players will be notified that a CVGA tournament is in progress and that 3 hour rounds may be delayed.
g.        Non CVGA tournament golfers will not be allowed to play on the course within the CVGA tournament.

2.      Championship Entry Fees
Entry fees for most 18 hole tournaments is $50.00 with the following breakdown: Some courses will require a larger green fee.         Green Fees - $18.00        Prize Money - $27.00      CVGA - $5.00
b.      The entry fee for the season ending Tournament of Champions is $120.00. Credit cards may be requested for tournament entry fees paid in advance
c.       All high school golfers are governed by WIAA rules. High school players will only  pay the greens  fee and the CVGA fee as their portion of the entry.

3.      Course conditions
a.       All hazards shall be properly marked (lateral, OB, GUR) on the course
b.      All bunkers shall be properly maintained
c.       All greens shall be mowed prior to the CVGA event
d.      All Open events will be played from the back tees….. unless weather, course conditions and course layout effect playability of the course.

4.      Course Rules
a.       USGA rules shall apply, however, local rules shall prevail and shall  be prominently displayed. Summer rules will be played at all tournaments unless otherwise stated.
b.      The host course will provide a copy of the course rules to each participant.

5.      Scoring
a.       The host course will provide a starter  on the first tee box
b.      Each player will be given a scorecard and will trade their scorecard with another playing partner within their group. All scorecards must be signed by the player and the scorekeeper before the scorecards are turned in to the official scorer at the end of the round.

6.       CVGA Scoring and Tournament of Champions Qualifications
a.       Points for each tournament will be awarded as follows: 18-15-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
b.      The Tournament of Champions awards points on the 24 pt basis. The breakers will include:

               1. Low score at the Tournament of Champions and,
               2. Point Totals from the best two 18 hole tournaments during the year.

c.       To qualify for the Tournament of Champions you must have done any of the following

                                      i.      Won or finished runner up in any 2013 Open event
 ii.      Have been a past Tournament of Champions winner
  iii.      Score a minimum of 15 points during the season
iv.      Rank in the top 72 in points for the 2013 season. Not all players in the top 72 will be  available to play in the Tournament of Champions so you can expect to qualify if you are in the top 90-100 players in points. 
 v.       We will continue to fill the Tournament of Champions  on a first come invitational  basis after these qualifications have been met.

7.      Pace of Play Guidelines
a.       The pace of play will range from 4 – 4 .5 hours
b.      The expected pace of play for a CVGA open event will be determined by the host course at each event. The pace of play may vary from course to course (weather may effect this during the event) but all players are expected to know what the tournament pace is for that course and to finish their round within the expected pace of play guidelines.
c.        If it has been determined that a player is not maintaining the proper pace of play, he/she may be warned or penalized up to 1-2 strokes at the completion of the round. If a player continues to not follow the pace of play guidelines, he/she may be disqualified from an event.

Note to all players:

Nobody likes to play slow golf…. and nobody admits to playing slow golf. We are all responsible for maintaining a good and proper pace in golf, not only for the enjoyment of our playing partners and ourselves, but also for the remaining golfers who are playing on the course. Ready golf is your responsibility. Use your time properly and efficiently before and as you prepare to hit each shot. Be ready early.

8.      Player of the Year.
a.       The CVGA Player of the year will be determined by the player's point total from the player's best 9 tournament finishes and the Tournament of Champions.

9.      Proper Attire
a.       The CVGA requests all players to wear proper golf attire during tournament play. 
b.      Host clubs may enforce their own clothing standards.


Flight Rules

All tournaments, (except the championship tournament), are 18 holes-entry fee is $36.00, $15.00 for prize money, $17.00 for green fees, and $4.00 for the C.V.G.A. The championship tournament entry fee is $45.00, $17.00 for entry fee, $18.00 for pay out, $4.00 to CVGA, and $6.00 to the year prizes.

1. Handicap: Your gross score, after computing the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) will be entered to determine your handicap. Handicaps will be available at every tournament for review and also upon request of the Flight Chairman. The CVGA Tournaments are played as a handicapped stroke tournaments, divided into 5 flights according to individual handicap determined by utilizing the 7 best of the last 14 scores, on the rating of the course, and 96% of the differential of the scores used. The CVGA Tournament will operate under the USGA Rules of Golf.

2. Eligibility: Only persons with a CVGA Handicap of 5 or greater for the rating of the course being played are eligible to play in the tournament that day. If below 5 then the player must present a current home course handicap of 5 or more signed by the home course owner, pro, or manager. At that time you will be able to participate in two tournaments with the approval of the C.V.G.A. Chairman or representative.

3. Flight Handicaps: 1st - (5-9), 2nd - (10-14), 3rd - (15-18), 4th - (19-22), and 5th - (23 +)

4. Point Scoring: Points will be awarded for 1st (6), 2nd (4), 3rd (3), 4th (2), 5th (1). There will be no tie breaking during the regular Flight season. When a player moves from one flight to the next, the points earned in the flight vacated stay there. If at the end of the season the player's points in the previous flight are enough to earn an award in the flight he left, he is still eligible for that award.

5. Championship Tournament: Only players with points from the regular season may score additional points in the championship. Points earned at the Championship Tournament will be used towards the regular season point’s totals. If a golfer does not have a current CVGA handicap he or she may play in the tournament for the greens fee and CVGA fee. ($21.00) They will not be eligible for any prize money or points.


Only non-metal spikes will be used on all tournament sites.