TERMS AND CONDITIONS

CONDITIONS OF SALE

  1. Golf Australia will only offer a refund or exchange of a ticket if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated (and you cannot or do not wish to attend the rescheduled or relocated event), or to the extent otherwise required by law (including the Australian Consumer Law). You must apply for a refund within a reasonable time. Golf Australia does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of a change in your personal circumstances.
  1. If an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated, all liability is limited to the amount for which the ticket was purchased (including any fees or charges). Proof of purchase may be required for any refund or exchange. Unless required by law (including the Australian Consumer Law), Golf Australia will not be liable for any other losses incurred by you as a result of the cancellation, rescheduling or relocation of an event, including any travel and accommodation expenses.
  1. Golf Australia will only replace lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets if the authenticity of the ticket can be verified, including proof of purchase, and if you give reasonable notice before the event. Golf Australia may charge a reasonable fee for the replacement of tickets. 
  1. You should carefully consider the refund and cancellation policies of travel, accommodation and other goods or service providers when making arrangements for attendance and or participation at an event. You may also wish to consider taking out a relevant insurance policy to cover for any losses in the event of cancellation, rescheduling or relocation.
  1. Admission to an event is subject to Golf Australia’s Terms.  In particular, the following form part of Golf Australia’s terms unless otherwise specified.
  1. You may be denied entry into, or removed from, an event where Golf Australia has reasonable grounds to do so, including if you breach these Terms and Conditions, or you are intoxicated, under the influence of illicit drugs, inappropriately attired or adversely affecting the enjoyment of the event by others.
  1. If you arrive late, you may not be admitted until a suitable break in the event.
  1. You may be required to submit to a search of your person and/or possessions before entering the event.
  1. Entry to an event may be refused if the authenticity or validity of a ticket is questionable, including because the ticket has been damaged or defaced in any way, or has not been purchased from Golf Australia or other authorised points of sale.
  1. Tickets may not, without the prior written consent of Golf Australia, be resold or offered for resale at a premium (including via on-line auction or other unauthorised resale sites) or used for advertising, promotion or other commercial purposes (including competitions and trade promotions) or to enhance the demand for other goods or services. If a ticket is sold or used in breach of this condition, the ticket may be cancelled without a refund and the ticketholder of the ticket may be refused admission. Golf Australia will use reasonable efforts to notify you of such action.

SCALPING WARNING: The resale of tickets in certain circumstances is governed by ticket sales legislation and may attract criminal penalties.

11. The holder of this ticket assumes all risk and danger incidental to the game of golf and releases Golf Australia Limited and their subsidiaries, Golf Queensland and any partners or sponsors including; Tourism Events Queensland, PGA, etc and any suppliers including; Weatherall Golf and Cre8ion Pty Ltd and all of the host Golf Clubs, participating players and all of their agents from any and all liabilities resulting from the assumption of such risk and danger. The holder of this ticket acknowledges they may suffer serious injury or death from attending this event – for example, but not limited to, being struck by a golf ball.

12. Entrants aged less than 18 years of age at the time of an event must obtain the consent of their parent or legal guardian to enter the competition and agree to the Outback Queensland Masters Terms and Conditions. Persons aged less that 14 years old are ineligible to enter or participate in the Competition. All entries and attempted prize redemptions of persons who are ages less than 14 years old will be deemed invalid.

CONDITIONS OF PLAY

1. Championship Committee

A Championship Committee, appointed by Golf Australia (GA), shall have sole management and control of the OQM.  The Championship Committee reserves the right to: (a) fix and/or alter starting times, (b) in the event of bad weather, or for any other reason, either shorten the contest or fix another day/venue, (c) vary any condition should they deem it advisable, (d) reject any entry without assigning any reason therefore.  The decision of the Championship Committee will be final in all matters and in the absence of a full committee, such members as may be present at the time may give a decision and any decision so given shall be deemed to be a decision of the full Championship Committee.

2. Entries

2.1 The GA HC Player’s event is open to all golfers with a valid GA Handicap or an approved International Handicap.

2.2 Once an event reaches its capacity as determined by the Championship Committee, entries for that event will be closed. 

2.3 The total entry fee for each event is $150.00 (incl. GST).  Players will submit the total entry fee with their registration form. 

2.4 Entries without a Golflink number must be supported by a printed handicap record endorsed by an official of the player’s home club.

2.5 Nominations are accepted at face value, on the basis that information contained therein is correct, and up to date. Should this subsequently be proven not to be the case, GA reserves the right to deem any competitor ineligible – at any time prior to or during the Championship.

2.6 Players must comply with the Golf Australia Gender Policy.  The policy can be viewed by clicking here.

3. Registration 

Competitors in the Championship must register 30 minutes prior to their tee time on day 1 of an event.

4. Rules  

The Rules of Golf as adopted by the R&A Rules Limited will apply together with the Golf Australia Hard Card and supplementary Local Rules as are approved by the Championship Committee.

5. Course Markers  

During practice or during the Championship a player shall not place on the course, or cause to be placed on the course, any artificial marker or other device designed to indicate course measurements.  A player in breach of this condition shall be disqualified.

6. Draw And Starting Times  

A draw for each day’s play will be published on the OQM website.  Players shall start at the time and in the order arranged by the Championship Committee.  Rule 5-3 provides “The Player shall start at the time laid down by the Committee”.  The penalty for breach of Rule 5-3a is disqualification.  However it is a condition of this Championship that, in the absence of circumstances which warrant waiving the penalty of disqualification as provided in Rule 5-3a, if the player arrives at his starting point, ready to play, within five minutes of his starting time, the penalty for failure to start on time is two strokes at the first hole, instead of disqualification.

7. Ball  

It will be obligatory for all competitors in all events to play with a ball which is named in the current list of Conforming Golf Balls issued by the R&A. Penalty for breach of this condition:  Disqualification.

8. Driving Clubs

Any driver the player carries must have a clubhead, identified by model and loft, that is named on the current List of Conforming Driver Heads issued by the R&A. Exception: A driver with a clubhead that was manufactured prior to 1999 is exempt from this condition.

*PENALTY FOR CARRYING, BUT NOT MAKING STROKE WITH, CLUB OR CLUBS IN BREACH OF CONDITION: Stroke play – Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four strokes. *Any club or clubs carried in breach of this condition must be declared out of play by the player to his opponent in match play or his marker or a fellow-competitor in stroke play immediately upon discovery that a breach has occurred. If the player fails to do so, he is disqualified.  

PENALTY FOR MAKING STROKE WITH CLUB IN BREACH OF CONDITION: Disqualification.

9. Use Of Motorised Vehicles 

During any round of the tournament, competitors may travel in or on motorised vehicles. 

10. Pace Of Play  

Rule 5-6 will be enforced. A Pace of Play Schedule and description of applicable penalties for breaching this schedule will be supplied to competitors prior to the first round of each event.

11. Practice 

Practice rounds will be subject to availability and at the discretion of the host club.

12. Ties  

In the event of a tie for a OQM event and series positions will be determined by use of the Australian Count-back System. 

13. Images

Golf Australia may arrange for promotion of the Championship, for radio, internet and television broadcasting and other exhibition and publication of the Championship or excerpts thereof in any and all media throughout the world, whether now known or hereafter developed. By this application, the player consents to the use by Golf Australia and any third party it provides consent to, or persons authorised by Golf Australia, of their name, likeness, voice and references to them and photographs and other images of them and their play connected with their appearance in the Championship, or any portion(s) thereof, in connection with such media promotion, broadcasting and other exhibition and publication of the Championship. Golf Australia may utilise the rights granted it hereunder in connection with the promotion of this Championship as well as other Golf Australia Championships and Golf Australia. The cooperation of players with authorised representatives of the media is required, provided that no pre-Championship activities outside of those activities which are part of the Championship will be required and provided that the player’s Championship play is not unreasonably interfered with.

14. Database Of Competitors’ Details

The personal data contained in this entry is permanently retained by Golf Australia. This data may be utilised by Golf Australia or its sponsors for the distribution of correspondence, in both electronic and hard copy means. From time to time players may be sent entry forms, event literature, the Golf Australia e-newsletter, or marketing material by the sponsor(s) of Golf Australia events, or information about events conducted by Golf Australia-approved bodies. Upon receipt by Golf Australia of a written request, a player may either have access to their details, or have their details deleted from the database.

15. Legal Policies (E.G. Match Fixing Policy)

All entrants are bound to comply with all of Golf Australia’s legal policies. These policies relate to the golfer’s behaviour and the behaviour of their associates during the tournament. Any breach of these policies may result in the competitor being withdrawn from the competition and subject to investigation and disciplinary proceedings. 

Depending on the nature of the offence, the competitor may also be subject to criminal charges arising from their conduct.

It is the duty of the competitors and their associates to familiarise themselves with the relevant policies and ensure they comply. Copies of Golf Australia’s Legal Policies can be found on the Golf Australia website on the ‘Policies & Plans’ page under the ‘GENERAL INFO’ tab.

16. Drug Testing 

All competitors are subject to drug testing by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency for banned substances as laid down in Golf Australia’s Anti-Doping Policy.  Any competitor infringing this policy, or refusing to take a test, will be disqualified and subject to any sanction(s) brought down by ASADA. A list of prohibited substances will be available at registration. Clarification of any medication can be obtained via the ASADA hotline – 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232), or from www.asada.gov.au.

17. Smoking Policy

Players and caddies are prohibited from smoking during a stipulated round. (Note: In addition to the more traditional forms of smoking, this policy is also considered to cover vaping and the like, etc.)  Details of sanctions for a breach of this policy are contained in GA’s Code of Conduct.  

18. Code Of Conduct

All entrants are bound by Golf Australia’s Code of Conduct (“the Code”). A copy of the Code is available by clicking here. Any breach of the Code may be recorded on the Central Register of the Code (“the Register”). The Register may be accessed (and published from time to time) by any State Association or Golf Australia for the purposes of administering Competitions or state championships, events, competitions, practice sessions or major activities conducted or sanctioned by a State Association, or any State Association or Golf Australia codes of conduct and/or other related matter.