2024 World Final

28 Oct - 1 Nov, Haikou

WCGC World Final 2023

Rules

WORLD FINAL TOURNAMENT

4th and 5th October 2023 – Golf Costa Adeje

The following Terms of the Competition, together with any Local Rules published by the Committee, apply to the “WORLD CORPORATE GOLF CHALLENGE 2023” World Final and played in accordance with the Rules of Golf approved by R&A Rules Limited.

Participation in the World Final of the World Corporate Golf Challenge implies the acceptance of the conditions of participation established by the organization and those expressed in these Competition Terms.

TERMS OF THE COMPETITION

ELIGIBILITY

Teams of two players qualified for national World Corporate Golf Challenge competitions.

All players must have and present an updated handicap certificate issued by the Handicap Committee of their home club, recognized by an International Golf Federation.

 

FORMAT

VENUE AND DATE: Golf Costa Adeje Championship, 4th and 5th October 2023

First tee time, 08:50 am, Tee 1.

 

FORM OF PLAY / NUMBER OF HOLES:

Four-Ball Better Ball, 36 holes, Stableford Net

Note: In the state of play “Four-Ball Better Ball”, It is a 2-person Best Ball (also known as Four

Ball), where each player plays their own ball throughout the round, and the higher points count as the team scores on each hole.

 

HANDICAP:

The team’s playing handicap is 3⁄4 of the team’s course handicap.

The maximum playing course handicap for men is 24, and for ladies, it is 30.

The WHS handicap considered for the player is the lower of two moments: the one on the

first day of the competition and the handicap, WHS or similar, of the respective national final.

The Committee has the right, after analysing the player’s handicap certificate, to change the individual handicap or the team handicap.

 

TEES:

Men – Yellow tees / Ladies – Red tees

 

DRAW:

The draw will be announced at:

  • “WORLD CORPORATE GOLF CHALLENGE” dedicated website (WCGC World Final information 2023 | WCGC (worldcorporategolfchallenge.com)),
  • on-site at the WCGC Lounge,
  • on an e-mail sent to all players.

 

PRIZES:

1st Team, Net score

2nd Team, Net score

3rd Team, Net score

SKILLS:

NEAREST TO THE PIN – WCGC – Hole 16

LONGEST DRIVE – WCGC – Hole 13

 

SCORES RECORDING AREA AND SCORECARDS

The Scores Recording Area and the official competition board’s exact location will be at the WCGC desk at Golf Costa Adeje.

At the end of each round, at least one of the players from each pair must make his way to the scores recording area to confirm scores, as well as sign the scorecards and report any occurrences.

The team’s scorecard is officially handed to the Committee when the team’s representative leaves the Scores Recording Area with both feet.

A specific document delivered with the scorecard defines the time per round. It is the player’s responsibility to ensure that they have this information about the pace of play.

Arriving at the Scores Recording Area 20 minutes after the deadline without a reasonable

justification (other than own slow play) implies the subtraction of 2 Stableford points. Each period of 10 minutes more implies a deduction plus 1 Stableford point.

This penalty does not invalidate slow play penalties under the Local Rules.

When it is not possible to score, it is recommended that the player pick up the ball.

 

DECISION OF TIES

In the event of a tie, the winning pair will be decided by a sudden death play-off. The Committee will determine what holes to play, and the team with the most Stableford net points will be declared the winner.

Handicap strokes must be applied during play-off holes as they were considered for the competition, using the “stroke index” assignment.

In the event of a tie, the teams will continue playing on the same basis until a winner is found.

The team playing first will be decided by lot in a manner stipulated by the Technical Committee.

If there is no possibility of making the play-off, the tie will be resolved in favour of the lowest playing handicap. If the tie persists, it will be based on the average value of the players’ WHS handicaps. If the tie persists, the tie will be in favour of the team with the player with the lowest WHS handicap.

The same system will do the tiebreakers for second and third places.

 

RESULTS OF THE COMPETITION – COMPETITION CLOSED

When the results are up on the competition board, that means the competition’s results are officially announced, and the competition is closed.

 

RULES, COMMITTEE AND REFEREES

RULES: Those approved by the R&A Rules Limited, the conditions defined on these Terms of the Competition and the Local Rules defined by the Committee.

CLUBS AND BALLS: The clubs and balls used must comply with the clubs and balls’ list approved by the R&A and USGA (available online at www.randa.org or www.usga.org).

Buggies are not allowed on both the practice day and World Final competition days.

Buggies will only be allowed if an official valid medical certificate is shown. The Organizer will provide pull trolleys for all the players.

COMMITTEE AND REFERES: Will be appointed in due course by the Organizer.

DRES’S CODE

All players must wear the uniforms given by the WCGC licensee of each country; polos must include the World Corporate Golf Challenge logo and the “Road to Tenerife” logo. Both team members must wear the same trousers colour. Shorts are not allowed.

ORGANIZATION

World Corporate Golf Challenge

The Organizer’s and Committee’s goal is to complete the competition as defined in these Terms of the Competition. The Committee reserves the right to change these Terms of the Competition at any time. The decision of the Committee is final in all matters.

COMPETITION DIRECTOR

José Guera

Raquel Silva

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

António Vasconcelos

COMMITTEE

António Vasconcelos

José Guerra

Raquel Silva