Any player requiring to leave the course due to illness or injury must inform the Tournament Director.
Any player who does not turn up for their allotted tee time on any day – for any reason other than for a personal injury which must be communicated as early as possible – will be fined €200 and will be refused entry to the following Tournament. Repetition of such behaviour may lead to expulsion from The Gecko Tour for the remainder of the current season
Players must submit their signed and checked scorecard to the Tour Office immediately upon completion of their round each day. Failure to do so will lead to disqualification from the Tournament.
Players and Caddies Attire
Correct attire on the course is mandatory at all times
The wearing of jeans and collarless shirts is not permitted
Players are not permitted to wear shorts
Caddies may wear tailored shorts and should only wear trainer-styled footwear. Spikes are not permitted
Players are responsible for ensuring their caddy adheres to correct on-course attire
GPS or Laser Assistance
Devices that only measure distance are permitted. However, devices that also measure slope are strictly forbidden under the Rules of Golf (Appendix IV – 5. Distance-Measuring Devices). Use of such devices will lead to automatic disqualification even if such functionality has been switched-off. Buggies and Trolleys
Buggies are not allowed, however players may use powered or pull trolleys. Mobile Telephones
Use of a mobile phone is strictly forbidden during Tournament play with the exception of emergency use.
Use of a mobile phone is strongly discouraged during practice rounds, on the driving range and on or close to the short-game areas.
Players who are found to be using a mobile phone will be fined €100
Pace of Play – Slow Play
In 2016/17, a new and clearer policy will apply governing Slow Play.
All strokes and putts must be performed within 60 seconds – including any preparation such as putting on gloves, measuring distance, choice of club, assessment of the wind, etc. This will also apply when tournaments are played with preferred lies.
Whatever time a player takes on preparation or to perform his shot is his choice, as long as he takes no more than 60 seconds from the moment it is his turn to take his shot. The ONLY EXCEPTION is when a player has a ruling situation or is waiting for a rules official, is waiting for the group in front or waiting for players to take their shots on a neighbouring hole.
If a player exceeds the 60 second limit, for any reason other than the exceptions mentioned, he will receive a “bad time”. No warning will be given for the first bad time.
The timing of a player will start when the player has reached his ball, it is his turn to play and he is able to play without interference. The player is allowed 60 seconds to make his stroke or putt. This applies at all times – even if a player wishes to help a fellow competitor find his lost ball. When it is the player’s turn to play, he must make his stroke within 60 seconds.