Provincial Golf Championship
Shilo, MB - September 19, 2014

1. DEADLINE DATES
 
ONLINE ELIGIBILITY is due by SEPTEMBER 12. All schools must complete the online eligibility sheets regardless of whether or not they will be participating in the provincials.  Failure to submit eligibility sheets will result in a $50.00 fine.
 
ZONE PLAY-OFFS must be completed by SEPTEMBER 13.  It is up to the zone convenor to report the zone winner to the MHSAA office by the following morning.
 
REGISTRATION must be submitted online on the provincial championship website by SEPTEMBER 15. You will need to have a team picture, school logo and complete roster information ready in order to enter your information. 
 
2. FORMAT & RULES
 
A) ENTRIES: Each zone is permitted to enter one (1) girls team and one (1) boys team.  Each boy’s team shall consist of four (4) members, from the same school. Each girl’s team shall consist of a minimum of three (3) members to a maximum of four (4) members, from the same school. If the top individual scorer for the zone is not a member of the zone winning team, then the zone will also be permitted to enter that top individual boy (1) and girl (1) scorer from their zone tournament. To be eligible to participate in the MHSAA Golf Provincials, golfers must shoot a score under double par for the course at their zone championship.
 
FORMAT: The boys and girls provincial competition will be a team competition.  A team score shall be compiled using the best three (3) gross scores of each player. There shall be one (1) boys team and one (1) girls team crowned Provincial Champions. 
 
Ties: In the case of a tie, for any medal or individual position, matching scorecards will be used.  All golfers on the team will have their scores considered in each step of the matching scorecard procedure.  The winner will be determined on the compiled basis of the best three scores for the last nine holes.  If the tying teams have the same score for the last nine, the winner will be determined on the basis of the last 6 holes, then the last three holes, and finally the 18th hole.
 
Foursomes will be comprised of golfers chosen at random. 
Registration will be from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.  
Opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 am.
Shotgun start will be at 10:00 am
 
B) RULES: The playing rules of the Royal Canadian Golf Association and local rules as proclaimed by the host club shall govern the competition.  Special playing rules approved by the MHSAA will take precedence over rules in the official rulebook.
 
The tournament shall take place during the third week of September and will be one (1) round of 18 holes of stroke play competition.
 
In MHSAA zone and provincial competition, caddies are not allowed.  Players may not communicate with spectators (this includes coaches, parents, etc.) during play.
 
Local rules will be distributed to participants prior to tee off.
 
Conduct:  Participants are warned that conduct deemed to be unsportsmanlike or unacceptable (eg. club throwing, swearing or damaging golf course property, etc) may result in disqualification and forfeiture of their $200.00 performance bond.  No smoking will be allowed on the course or in Clubhouse.
 
Drinking/Drugs: Any athlete, coach, manager, or other school member caught drinking or in possession of any illegal drugs or alcohol, before or after the competition will cause the TEAM to be automatically suspended from the competition and forfeiture of their $200.00 performance bond. No smoking on course or in clubhouse.
 
Dress Code:
1. no muscle shirts
2. shirts with sleeves must be worn
3. no hockey or football jerseys
4. no jeans, jean shorts, spandex or sweats will be allowed on the course
5. baseball caps must be approved prior to or at the championship and should be golf related logo's. Caps cannot have sponsorship or inappropriate print.
 
Coaches should be advised that if the uniform rule is not adhered to, they may be fined up to $200.00 and be placed on probation. (Probation being that: if the school violates the infraction again, the school may be fined $200.00 and may be suspended from all MHSAA activities.)
 
* Advertising on uniforms must adhere to guidelines as outlined on pages 130-131
 
3. AWARDS:
 
Awards Presentation: All teams are expected to stay for the presentation of the awards. Teams may be fined for not being present for the awards.
 
Awards will be presented to the top three (3) teams in the male and female categories (5 per team).  In addition the top female and male individual score will be recognized.  Provincial Banners are awarded in the team category only.
 
4. SUPERVISION
 
At all MHSAA Provincial Championships, interzone and wildcard games, participants must have a teacher from the school division in attendance as a supervisor, or they will not be allowed to compete.  In individual sports where it may be unrealistic for one teacher to accompany one student, the zone may designate teacher supervisors for athletes.  This must be a written request, signed by each principal involved, and approved by the MHSAA, well in advance.  The designated teacher supervisor should have a copy of the letter, with them during the championship.
 
Teachers employed in the school division where they are coaching a team, may be the supervisor for that team.  The responsibility rests with the school to ensure that supervisor(s) are fully acquainted with all MHSAA rules, regulations and consequences.  Violation of this rule may result in a bond forfeiture up to a maximum of $200.00.
 
Teacher Supervisor Responsibility: each teacher supervisor will be scheduled to accompany a foursome for every hole to assist in the accuracy of the scores.  A mutual agreement must be attained at the end of each hole with the foursome and the teacher supervisor.  The teacher supervisor will be in charge of each scorecard.
 
5. INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURE
 
The MHSAA, in cases of severe weather disruptions, may have to make decisions as to the possible rescheduling of Provincial Championships.  MHSAA decisions will be based on Environment Canada Weather reports, the Manitoba Highway reports and weather conditions at the host site.
 
Information on possible schedule changes will be posted on the host website between 6:30 and 7:00 am on the day of the Championship.  Schools will also be emailed any changes.  In case of inclement weather, schools should refrain from travelling to Provincial Championships until they receive notification from the MHSAA Assistant Executive Director with instructions and updated scheduling.  Schools making a decision to travel prior to receiving notification from MHSAA Assistant Executive Director do so at their own risk and will be responsible for their travel and hotel costs, should the event be postponed or changed.
 
Many schools travel to Provincial Championships on the day prior to the championship beginning.  In cases where most schools are already at the host site, the convenor along with MHSAA assistant director will try to modify schedules to accommodate teams that will be arriving later due to weather conditions.



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