World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship in Langkawi, Malaysia

els club langkawi

Qualifying round 3: Langkawi 8th – 11th June 2015

Play Gunung Raya Golf & Country Club and The Els Club Teluk Datai, staying in Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa (5 nights stay)

The World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship (WAITGC) is an annual event organised by Tourism Malaysia. WAITGC 2015 will be managed by the Golf Club Managers Association of Malaysia (GCMAM) and sanctioned by Malaysian Golf Association (MGA).

 

MANAGEMENT

The Tournament shall be managed by a Committee appointed by Tourism Malaysia & GCMAM whose decision in all matters shall be final. All play shall be in accordance with the Rules of Golf and the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by R&A Rules Limited and the Local Rules of the host club, as approved by the Tournament Committee.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The Tournament is open to all amateur golfers in a team of minimum of three and maximum of four players with a valid USGA, National Handicapping System or club verified handicap (whichever is lower) of 18 and below for men, and, 24 and below for ladies. The Committee reserves the right to assign handicaps as they deem fit, within reason and as allowed within the Rules of the USGA Handicapping System.

The Tournament Committee also reserves the rights to accept or refuse any entry without providing any reasons whatsoever.

 

MODE OF PLAY

Each qualifying round shall be played on two different 18 holes golf course (2 days on each course).

The mode of play shall be as follows:

Gross Category: 4 rounds (stroke play) of 18 holes each (72 holes) or lower as declared by the Tournament Committee.

  • Three (3) or four (4) participants from each team.

  • Total of best three (3) scores from each team for each round.

Nett Category: 4 rounds of 18 holes each (72 holes) or lower as declared by the Tournament Committee to be based on stableford points:

  • Three (3) or four (4) participants from each team.

  • Total of best three (3) scores based on stableford points from each team for each round.

  • Maximum points each player can score for each round is 40 points. However, for the purpose of handicap revision, it will be based on the actual nett scores or stableford points.

Senior Category: 4 rounds of 18 holes each (72 holes) or lower as declared by the Tournament Committee to be based on stableford points:

  • Three (3) or four (4) participants from each team.
  • All participants in the team must be 55 years old as at 1st January 2015.
  • Total of best three (3) scores on stableford points from each team for each round.
  • Maximum points each player can score for each round is 40 points. However, for the purpose of handicap revision, it will be based on the actual nett scores or stbaleford points.
  • There must be a minimum of 7 teams in this category participating at each qualifying round; failing which this category will be cancelled, and all teams will participate in the Nett Category, as above.
  • There will be no practice round.
  • The Tournament Committee reserves the right to cancel or change or postpone any of the tournament date/s or venue/s or round/s without providing any reasons whatsoever.

 

PRIZE PRESENTATION DINNER

All winning players / teams must be present to receive their prizes. Any individual / team who is / are absent will be disqualified and their prizes will be awarded to the next individual / team.

 

TIES

In the event of tie for any position for the Team (Gross, Nett or Senior) and Individual Event, the tie shall be decided by a count back in the following order on gross/stableford points:

(a) Round 4 Total (e) 2nd Nine – Last 9 holes

(b) Round 3 Total (f) 2nd Nine – Last 6 holes

(c) Round 2 Total (g) 2nd Nine – Last 3 holes

(d) Round 1 Total (h) Hole No 18

In any case, if the tie is still undecided, it shall be decided by lot.

 

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS
  • There will be six (6) Preliminary Rounds to be played at selected championship golf courses in pre-selected golng destinations of Malaysia.
  • Each Preliminary Round will be open to maximum of 30 teams on 1st-come-1st-serve basis.
  • From each of the preliminary round, Five (5) teams will qualify for the Grand Final as follows:
  1. Two (2) Gross teams based on stroke play
  2. One (1) team based on stableford (modify) points.
  3. Two (2) teams based on Senior Category stableford points.

Should the Senior Category is cancelled due low participating teams (lower than 5 teams), the qualifying team for the Grand Final should be as follows

  1. Two (3) Gross teams based on stroke play
  2. Two (2) teams based on stableford (modify) points.
  • Should there be a need to change players who have qualified, to the Grand Finals, prior approval from the WAITGC tournament committee is required. Terms and Conditions will apply

 

GRAND FINAL

The teams which have qualified from the preliminary rounds will be invited to play in the Grand Final hosted by Tourism Malaysia. All members of the team will be provided with return air tickets (from home based or nearest point to Malaysia), accommodation, ground transportation and daily breakfast.

 

FORMAT OF THE GRAND FINAL
  • Three (3) days event to select winners for the Event for Gross, Nett and Senior Category.
  • Team gross category mode of play shall be stroke play.
  • Team nett and senior category mode of play shall be based on stableford points.
  • Only 1 (one) player can be replaced subject to written approval from the Tournament Commitee. The handicap of the substitude player should not be LOWER than the handicap of the original player for GROSS event and should not be HIGHER for NETT and SENIOR event.

 

AMATEUR STATUS

The Rules of Amateur Status as approved by R&A Rules Limited shall apply. Those who win a hole-in-one prize that exceeds the limit as stated in the rules may have their amateur status forfeited. The Tournament Committee and sponsors shall not be liable for any action taken by any quarter pertaining to the amateur status of the players.

REGISTRATION FEE

USD 2,600 per team (650 USD per player, based on 4 players)

 

The Registration Fee will include the following:

  • Welcome Cocktail
  • 5-night accommodation on twin-sharing basis

*Extra room/extra night (single/twin-sharing) will be charged as USD100. However, the charges may vary from USD110 to USD120, depending on the official hotel

  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • 4 rounds of golf (inclusive of green fee, buggy fee & insurance)
  • Airport – hotel – airport transfers (designated airport)
  • Daily transfers from hotel – golf club, wherever applicable

*Only one (1) transfer is provided for each team. Should there be more than one (1) arrival from each team, there will be additional charges.

  • Daily transfers from hotel-golf club, wherever applicable
  • Commemorative goody items
  • An invitation to Prize Presentation Dinner

N.B. On golf courses where caddy are compulsory, all players will have to pay for the caddy fees estimated to be about USD15 per round for 18 holes. This fee will be collected from players upon registration.

 

Bookings

If you are interested in forming a team or being part of a team for this event, please contact us via the form below:

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