3 Links Golf - CHALLENGE Series 2019

Terms and conditions


  • By registering for a Challenge Series event, each participant is responsible for familiarising themselves with, complying with and agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  • 3LG stands for 3 Links Golf.
  • Challenge Series means the qualifying rounds held throughout 2019 and the final to be held in early 2020. Collectively the qualifying rounds and final are referred to as Challenge Series event.
  • The Challenge Series is only open to Amateur golfers.
  • The personal details requested from playing participants are for the purpose of:
    • Registering players into the Challenge Series event as described on the 3LG website
    • Listing players’ names into the Challenge Series event field and publishing that field in the media and/or on the 3LG website as appropriate. Details may be used for promotional purposes.
    • Recording a playing participant details on the 3LG database for the purpose of mailing information and entry forms for 3LG activities including (but not limited to) future Tournaments and Events, Order of Merit and other 3LG initiatives as well as for promotions, including use by Sponsors.
  • By providing personal details, playing participants give their consent to the use of their personal information by 3LG for these purposes.
  • 3LG may arrange media promotion and publicity before, during and after a Challenge Series event. Players give approval for references to them and photos of them appearing and being used for marketing purposes. If this is unacceptable, the player must advise in writing at the time of registration.
  • 3LG reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify, suspend or supersede a Challenge Series event in its absolute discretion if it considers the Challenge Series event is not capable of being conducted as specified, or if required to do so by law. If an event is cancelled by 3LG then all monies paid will be refunded.
  • 3LG reserves the right to alter the cost of a Challenge Series event due to any fluctuations in the component cost increases that it incurs after initial publication.
  • 3LG shall be held harmless and not be liable for any losses incurred by a participant as a result of the cancellation of a Challenge Series event, or a change to the date, time or venue of any Challenge Series event.
  • Full payment is required at the time of registration. Cheques should be made payable to 3 Links Golf Pty Ltd. Payments by credit card will attract a surcharge equal to 1.75% of the payment amount.
  • Cancellation fees apply as follows:
    • For cancellations made at least 14 days prior to a Challenge Series event, a refund will be given, minus a $50.00 administration fee.
    • For cancellations made within 14 days, 50% of the price will be forfeited.
    • For cancellations made within 48 hours of the event, 100% of the price will be forfeited.
  • Any refund or cancellation requests must be made in writing to 3 Links Golf at info@3linksgolf.com.au
  • Each participant is responsible for ensuring that all necessary personal insurance policies are obtained prior to entering a Challenge Series event. 3LG strongly recommends that at the time of booking a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy is taken out.
  • By registering for a Challenge Series event, participants agree to do so at their own risk. 3 Links Golf, host golf clubs and other suppliers of goods and services accept no liability for any death, injury, property loss or damage incurred during or arising out of any aspect of the conduct of the Challenge Series.

Eligibility to Play

  • Each individual player must have at least 10 individual competition rounds recorded within their handicap history record over the preceding 12 months. Upon application from an individual player, 3LG will consider granting an exemption to this condition (e.g. a new player who has recently obtained a Golf Australia Handicap for the first time).

Qualifying Events and Final – Format and Rules

  • The Challenge Series will be held over several qualifying events held between January and December 2019. Each qualifying event and the final will be a team event, run as a 2-person aggregate stableford format held over 18 holes. Each team must have 2 Participants. The winning team will be decided by the highest team (aggregate) stableford score over the 18 holes played based on the total of individual stableford scores.
  • In the event of a tie for either of the top 2 places in qualifying, or the final, after 18 holes, the winning team will be determined on count back over the last 9, 6, 3, 2, 1 hole(s) in that order until a result is achieved. The decision of the 3LG is final.
  • The winning team from each qualifying event will qualify for expenses to the 2019 Challenge Series Final to be held on the Gold Coast in early 2020 including:
    • Economy return flights to the Gold Coast from any Australian domestic port
    • 2 nights’ accommodation
    • Welcome and Presentation functions
    • Final round golf fees
  • Competitors in a Challenge Series event will play with a maximum Golf Australia (or equivalent) handicap of 27 for males and 36 for females, plus any applicable slope adjustment for the tees in use on that day.
  • Play will be conducted in accordance with the Royal & Ancient Rules of Golf and any local rules applicable at the course of play. Players are also expected to comply with any dress code requirements at the course of play.
  • All players are to ensure that they adhere to pace of play requirements – a group should remain directly behind the group in front. Any player (or group) causing a group to be a full hole behind may be penalised as 3LG determines.
  • For all play in the Challenge Series a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his or her play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc.) the player is in breach of rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is used.
  • To be eligible to win any of the prizes on offer, a playing participant must be able to provide proof of their official Golf Australia (or relevant equivalent if from overseas) handicap prior to the start of the Challenge Series qualifying event or final. Failure to do so will result in an inability to participate in any prizes on offer.