# Rules

### Qualification

In order to qualify a player must play a minimum of 12 rounds per year. Any player who has not played that many games will not be eligible for any of the end of season prizes. The tiger and goose can only be “won” by those participating in the yearly ESAG competition (Social). In the event of a tie for first place the money will be shared evenly between the winners. The NAGA winner will NOT get a ball. To participate in the comp a player MUST have an official VGA handicap and MUST be in the club comp ie must hand in their score card and MUST be a paid up ESAG member.

As of Week 2 2017 a player must play in the afternoon to qualify for the comp that day.

### Break up Fund

Every participating golfer will be required to pay a $25 membership fee at the beginning of the year. Entry into the social comp will be conditional on the golfer being a paid up member. It is anticipated the money collected will be sufficient to fund the purchase of trophies, assorted prizes, and sundry costs such as website hosting. The end of year Presentation day will be funded by a $10 donation from each attending member and a $5 donation if bringing a partner.

### Best Scores

Scores are recorded each week and points awarded. The points system is basically 40 points for the best score, 35 for second, 32 for third 30 for forth then decreasing by one point down to a minimum of 1 point for the worst score(s). The competition will be based on the best average scores at the end of the year. The last round of the competition will be the last but one Saturday in November (based on Presentation Day being last Sunday in November). At the completion of the competition the average score for each player will be determined and a prize awarded for the best average score. The minimum number of games to qualify is 15.

### Birdies

Each week the number of birdies will be recorded. At the end of the year the number of birdies will be divided by the number of games played to arrive at an average/round score. In all likelihood this will be significantly lower than 1. For instance if player A records 15 birdies in 35 games the average/game will be 0.43 (rounded up to the 2nd decimal point). Likewise, if player B records 10 birdies in 21 games the average/round will be 0.48 and thus will rank higher. A minimum of 12 games have to be played to qualify for this section.

### Bunkers

Each week the number of bunkers will be recorded. This will be the number of strokes to get out of the bunker. If playing Stableford or Par and you have to pick up whilst in a bunker then that is counted as a stroke and added to the bunker total. At the end of the year the number of bunkers will be divided by the number of games played to arrive at an average/round score. For instance if player A records 5 bunkers in 35 games the average/game will be 0.14 (rounded up to the 2nd decimal point). Likewise, if player B records 3 bunkers in 20 games the average/round will be 0.15 and thus will rank higher. A minimum of 12 games have to be played to qualify for this section.

### Water

Each week the number of balls in the water will be recorded. The definition of what constitues a “water” is if the ball is in the hazard it is considered a “water” regardless of whether the player can hit the ball out with or without penalty. So, even if the ball is just in the hazard and is playable without penalty it will still be counted as a “water”. At the end of the year the number of balls in the water will be divided by the number of games played to arrive at an average/round score. In all likelihood this will be significantly lower than 1. For instance if player A records 17 water in 35 games the average/game will be 0.49 (rounded up to the 2nd decimal point). Likewise, if player B records 15 water in 20 games the average/round will be 0.75 and thus will rank higher. A minimum of 12 games have to be played to qualify for this section.

### Ladies, OOB’s and Airys

Each week the number of Ladies, OOBs and airys will be recorded. As with the other sections an average/game number will be derived. A minimum of 12 games have to be played to qualify for this section.

### Tie Breaker

If more than 1 golfer has the same average then the golfer with the greaterst number of bunkers, water etc will be declared the winner of that category.

### Double Up Day

Every Medal Day will be a double up day. Every misdemeanour, Bunkers, Water, Ladies, Airys and OOBs will be doubled on those days. If a player misses a double up day they will take the next time they play as their double up day.

### Tiger/Goose

The Tiger is presented to the player with the best score of the day. The Goose goes to the worst score of the day. If a player wins the Tiger on 3 consecutive appearances (not necessarily 3 consecutive weeks) he will keep the Tiger for all time. Similarly if a player gets the Goose on 3 consecutive appearances (not necessarily 3 consecutive weeks) he will keep the Goose for all time. That player will also be required to provide a suitable replacement at HIS cost.