- Aim of Template
To re introduce members sponsoring their own comps, in order to increase participation, and to make the members feel more included. It is not to replace the current competition winning structure, but to enhance it and increase the club’s revenue, due to bigger competition participation.
- Member Sponsored Competitions – Guidelines
(a) When a Weekly Competition is to be sponsored by a Member, there are four possible routes that the sponsorship can follow. Route A – The member wants to add extra money onto the winning places, or Route B – they wish to add their own personal gifts, such as a trophy, bottle, vouchers, hampers, Cray fish, golf bag, pro shop voucher, etc. Route C – they wish to add prizes, but the winner must be at Presentations. With route A & B, any member can win, and they don’t have to be present at presentations in order to win the secondary add on. However, under Route C, the competition Sponsor will have the right to stipulate if the winner has to be present in order to receive the sponsor’s gifts. This has worked well recently, in that more people stay behind for presentations and “No show no dough”. If the winner is not in the room then the prizes go to the next in line. Such a request must be endorsed by the Competition Captain prior to the first group teeing off. The Competition Captain, once a request is approved, is responsible for alerting the Starter and collectively they will make all reasonable efforts to inform the members before they commence their game. Route D – will be when the member’s sponsorship money will directly replace the winning pool. I believe this will be the least popular option.
(b) Competition Sponsors may not exclude any member from participating in their sponsored competition, subject to the guidelines of member eligibility in Competitions.
(c) Competition Sponsors may sponsor a competition that requires a qualifying criterion to be met in order for members to compete for the donated trophy, as long as all members have been given reasonable notice as to the qualifying criteria they have been expected to have met. All events of this nature have to be approved by the Golf Manager on behalf of Match Committee.
(d) It is a matter of etiquette that a Sponsor is not eligible to win their donated prize, and it is up to the discretion of the Competition Captain to determine an alternate prize for the Sponsor should the Sponsor be successful on their trophy day.
(e) Guests and Visitors are excluded from winning the additional prizes, as this sponsorship is provided by the Members for the Members. In the event of a Guest or Visitor winning a member sponsored Weekly Competition, the Guest or Visitor is eligible for the club prize only. (Visitor would win cash from winning template, but not sponsored extra trophy or extra winnings).
(f) A sponsor of a Weekly Competition is to receive complimentary entry into the competition for which they are sponsoring, subject to a minimum contribution of $100.
- Club Sponsored Competitions
(a) By default, all Competitions without a designated Sponsor, or where the designated Sponsor is unable to make good their sponsorship pledge, are sponsored by the Club.
(b) All competitions sponsored by the Club can be won by any participating Member, having paid the appropriate entry fee as determined by the Match Committee.
- Competition Winners – All
(a) There is no ruling that stipulates that competition winners must be present at presentations in order to receive their designated prize, however, as discussed it is up to the sponsor if they want the winner to be present for their additional prize.
(b) It is a matter of etiquette that a potential winner, if unable to stay for presentations, apologizes to the Competition Captain.
(c) Should a Guest or Visitor be the competition winner, then ruling 2 (e) would apply.
Route A – members sponsors a particular date, recommended $100, or more if couples, which goes into the winning prize pot, therefore making the take home prizes bigger. This is the only option for all day comps and monthly mugs, i.e. the big comps, and these are blue ribbon events so extra sponsorship recommended.
Route B – member’s sponsor a particular date, again recommended $100, or more if couples, which will can be in the form of cash, vouchers, gifts, trophy’s, any thing reasonable that can be won as an additional prize, and the winner does not have to be at presentations.
Route C – member’s sponsor a particular date, again recommended $100, or more if couples, which will can be in the form of cash, vouchers, gifts, trophy’s, any thing reasonable that can only be won as an additional prize, if the winning member is at presentations.
Route D – member’s sponsor a particular date, but their contributions replace the winning Pool fund, not enhance it. Again $100 recommended, with all the money going to the club.
Sponsors do not have to pay the daily comp fee, they will have their names on the website booking sheet, and be mentioned and thanked at Presentations.