Eligibility to participate in The Polonia Open 2021 Golf Tournament by Żywiec

  1. All golfers must be of Polish extraction (Note exception below*)
  2. GROSS: Entries are open to amateur golfers only.
  3. NET: Entries are open to amateur golfers only, who as of February 7, 2020, have an established and verifiable “Handicap Index”
  4. Mid Amatours: Entries are open to amateur golfers who have reached their 35th birthday by FEB 24, 2021.
  5. SENIORS: Entries are open to amateur golfers who have reached their 50th birthday by FEB 24, 2021.
  6. WOMEN: Entries are open to amateur golfers who as of February 7, 2020 have an established and verifiable “Handicap Index”.
  7. Maximum allowable Handicap Index is 27 for Men & 30 for Women. Only 80% on the Reported Handicap will be used at the Polonia Open 2021 by Zywiec Tournament.

*ELIGIBILITY EXCEPTION:

  1. If the participating golfer is not of Polish extraction, the Polonia Open 2021 Committee will allow the following exceptions:
    1. either husband or wife must be of Polish extraction,
    2. one parent must be of Polish extraction.
    3. participant must be a member of good standing of a recognized Polish Golf Club in the USA & Canada (PAGA, PGC, PAGC, PODHALE GC, BIAŁKA CUP ,White Eagles GC or PCG) or a club member of any Golf Club in Poland or Polish GC in the World and must present a letter signed by the Club Secretary.
  1. If golfer does not have verifiable Handicap Index he / she must present a certified letter signed by the Secretary of their respective Golf Club attesting the individual’s Handicap Index, otherwise the participant must accept and play to a ZERO handicap.
  2. Any and all exceptions can only be approved by the Polonia Open 2021 Rules and Organizing Committee.

Tournament format Polonia Open 2021 by Żywiec

POLONIA OPEN 2021 BY ZYWIEC TOURNAMENT will be an individual “STROKE PLAY” competition that will be conducted over 54 holes (18 holes each day).

  1. Categories:
    1. MEN’S GROSS: A minimum of 50 eligible entries forms with paid entry fee must be received by midnight of, February 12, 2021. If less than 50 entries have been received by the deadline of midnight, February 12, 2021, then the MEN’S GROSS category will be cancelled and the tournament will be conducted in both GROSS & NET categories. A player making the cut in both categories, the committee will move up the next eligible player from the GROSS category only.
    2. MEN’S NET: only players with an established and verifiable “Handicap Index” as of February 7, 2021 can participate in this category. Polonia Open 2021 by Zywiec will use only 80% of each player’s handicap.
    3. MEN’S Mid Amateur (+35): Format will be GROSS only for man 35 yo or older. Only one champion will be awarded with Blue Champion jacket. A minimum of 50 eligible entries forms with paid entry fee must be received If less than 50 paid entries have been received by the deadline of Midnight of February 12, 2021, then this category will be CANCELLED
    4. MEN’S SENIOR: Format will be GROSS only. A minimum of 50 eligible entries forms with paid entry fee must be received. If less than 50 paid entries have been received by the deadline of Midnight of February 12, 2021, then this category will be CANCELLED. All players registering for this event MUST select an alternate category they wish to play in, should this category be cancelled due to insufficient number of entries.
    5. WOMEN: Format will be GROSS and NET. A minimum of 16 eligible entries forms with paid entry fee must be received by midnight of February 7, 2020.
  1. The Tournament will be played at 2 Country Clubs.
  2. This is a 3 day, 54 holes tournament with the 1st round (18 holes) starting on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021. Starting times, pairings and courses will be posted no later than February 23, 2021 on the POLONIA OPEN 2021 BY ZYWIEC website.
  3. All paring will be done by the HCP # so players at the same foursome have a HCP difference not more than (+-) 3
  4. After the completion of the 2nd round (36 holes) Thursday, February 25, 2021 the field in each category may be cut as described in the Tournament format.
  5. The FINAL round of 18 holes will be played on Saturday, February, 2020.
  6. In the event of a tie, the following play-off(s) will be conducted:
    1. GROSS: Hole-by-Hole play-off starting on the 18th hole until a winner is determined.
    2. NET: Hole-by-hole play-off starting on the 18th hole with Handicap Index until a winner is determined.
    3. NOTE: In the event that the cut will be established, players that did not make the cut will be scheduled to play on Friday, February 26, 2021 in an 18 holes “FUN” tournament at a golf course to be determined by the committee.
  1. The POLONIA OPEN 2021 organizing committee has arranged for all players to have special access to the both Country Clubs to play from Monday, February 22 – Tuesday, February 23, 2021 to play practice rounds (Practice rounds green fees are NOT included in the entry fee).
  2. TOURNAMENT TEES:
    1. MAN – White tees
    2. WOMAN – forward red tees
  1. PRIZES: Medals & Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each active category accept Mid Amateur, Senior & Super Senior ( 1st prize only). Women’s NET refer to Tournament format. Since this Tournament is open only to Amateur golfers, the Rules of Amateur Status prohibits the acceptance of a prize of retail value exceeding US$750.00, except for prizes of only symbolic value such as a medals, trophy or crystal.
  2. PACE OF PLAY: USGA RULE: 6-7. Undue Delay; Slow Play The player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play. Each group is allotted 4 hours & 45 minutes to complete 18 holes. Holes # 3, 6,9 ,12,14 & 16 will serve as Check-Points to determine if a group is “Out-of-Position”1st Offense: Warning2nd Offense: 1 stroke penalty for each player in the group3rd Offense: 2 stroke penalty for each player in the group4th Offense: DISQUALIFICATION.
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