Regional Final qualification
To be read in conjunction with the complete Scramble Terms of Competition.
All Regional / State Final qualifying teams must provide a non-playing scorer to the Regional / State Final event.
Penalty for breach of Condition: One (1) stroke added to the first hole of the Regional / State Final
To determine the net score on the day of the Regional Final and Championship Final, the team’s aggregate Daily Handicap is divided by 10: the resulting figure is then subtracted from the team’s score for the Ambrose 18-hole event.
Team aggregate handicap of 56 is divided by 10 = 5.6
Team scratch score = 70
Net score = 64.4 (70 minus 5.6)
All players qualifying for the Regional/State Finals or the Championship Final in the 2023 season must have completed a minimum of five (5) individually handicapped competition rounds between 1 February 2023 and 1 October 2023. Conforming Social Scores (CSS) or rounds played outside of an officially handicapped competition are deemed ineligible.
Two x 9 hole cards in handicapped competition rounds may constitute one competition round.
Penalty of Condition: A two (2) stroke penalty will be applied to the team score on the first hole of the score card for every player who has not met the requirements. Handicap checks will be carried out at all levels of the event.
A team member may be substituted if he/she is unable to play in the next level of competition. Teams are permitted to make only two (2) substitutions during a Scramble tournament season (Local event through to and including the Championship Final). Teams are permitted to make one (1) substitution from their Local Event team before the Regional / State Final and only one (1) substitution from their Regional / State Final team before the Championship Final.
It is recommendation (but not compulsory) that prior to the next stage of competition, the decision should be made in writing and submitted to your Scramble Coordinator as to whether the substitute will accompany the team to the next stage of the Scramble should they be successful, or whether the original member at the Local Event level returns to the team for the next level of the competition. If written notification is not submitted prior to the next stage it will be the right of the Substitute player to proceed to the next stage of Competition.
The Scramble Rules Committee reserves the right to disallow a substitution of any team member when it is apparent that the substitution is being made to improve the team’s chances of winning and/or not to replace a team member who is unable to play in the next level of competition.
Regional Final teams are required to play on a neutral course, other than the club course which hosted the Local Event. Any variation to this rule will be at the discretion of the PGA Events Division.
PGA of Australia Members who meet the following Membership classifications are eligible to join a team at the Regional, State or Championship Final as the Team Professional.
- Full or Semi Active Vocational Member of the PGA of Australia
- PGA Associate (inc. those currently enrolled via the Tour Professional Articulation Pathway and ALPG Transition Program)
Note: PGA Associates are subject to approval by the Scramble Rules Committee (see additional information).
PGA of Australia Members who meet all of the following criteria shall be eligible to compete in the Regional, State or Championship Final as the Team Professional.
However, the criteria outlined below does not apply to “feature Tour Professionals” at the Championship Final.
- Must not hold a Tournament Exemption Category on the PGA Tour of Australasia (excluding the Category afforded to MPP invites and Graduate category) or any recognised International Tour at 1 October 2023.
- Must not have finished in the Top 100 of the previous season’s Final Order of Merit on the PGA Tour of Australasia or any other recognised International Tour.
- Must not be ranked in the Top 100 of the current season’s Order of Merit on the PGA Tour of Australasia or any other recognised International Tour as of 1 October 2023.
The PGA reserves the right to refuse the eligibility of any PGA of Australia Member based on recent results from any recognised International Tour or Official World Golf Ranking as at 1 October 2023.