By Laws

The Hampton Senior Men’s Golf Group – By Laws & Regulations for 2017


Aims & objectives:

(1) To organize weekly tournaments for the group who play for the love of the game, and wish to vary their scope of playing partners while enjoying the friendship of their peers.
(2) To organize Inter-Club Tournaments with other local golf clubs.


The Committee shall consist of a Chairman & Vice-chairman, (both elected at the Annual Meeting in the fall of each year) as well as other committee members deemed necessary to properly run all functions of the Hampton Senior Men’s Group.

Membership Regulations & Dues:

Open to all senior men who are 55 years of age, or fully retired male members who pay an annual fee set at the Annual Meeting, and play with the group on a regular basis.
The money collected by the committee will be used for yearly expenses, and to subsidize the end of year luncheon. The committee will end the season with a minimum balance in the bank account.

Rules of play & Inter-club Competitions regulations:

The rules of golf shall be used at all times for regular play except:
To promote faster play a ball which enters the woods, or crosses the out of bounds stakes may be played from a drop point of two club lengths (not nearer the hole) from the point where the ball entered the woods or went out of bounds. There will be a penalty of one stroke added to your score.
Only registered & qualified members of the Hampton Senior Men’s Group may play in the Inter-club competitions. To be a “qualified member” you must have played at least twice with the group prior to each event scheduled. The Tri-club schedule is normally; Westfield – mid June, Hampton – mid July, and Riverside – mid August.


All prize winners for all senior competitions will receive the following:
(1) H.G.C. gift certificates
(2) Merchandise from the HGC Golf Shop
(3) Credit to a member’s club account
NOTE: This will include the weekly closest to hole, skins competitions and scrambles, etc. There will be no money being exchanged between the committee and members for prizes.

Weekly Regulations:

(1) The regular day of play is Tuesday.
(2) The sign-up sheet is to be completed by Saturday prior to the playing day.
(3) Cancellations: (A) whole group – the Golf Shop will be informed ASAP by the committee, so if in doubt call 832-3407. (B) Individual members: please call 696-1466, or e-mail or, ASAP to enable us to fill empty spaces in the draw, especially in team events.
(4) All score cards must be placed in the “BOX” (in men’s locker room) for calculation and reporting of weekly results. If we don’t receive your scorecard all members of your group will be disqualified.
(5) Handicaps for regular weekly events will be based on Tuesday scores only; however, it is necessary to post all scores in the club’s computer in order to establish a proper handicap to participate in Tri-club and other provincial and club competitions.

The Hampton Senior Men’s Committee 2017;

Chairman Mike Goguen
Vice-chairman Stu Hazlewood
Treasurer Derek Koval
Match Play Coordinator Ron Badger
League Coordinator Paul Cormier
Weekly Scheduling
Brian Sleath
Stu Hazlewood
Tri-Club Coordinator Stan Brown


1) The three participating golf clubs will be: Hampton, Riverside and Westfield. Senior Men are a minimum 55 years of age and either retired or semi-retired.

2) These tournaments are open to all male golfers who have paid and registered within the “Seniors Group” of their home club and who have played at least 2 games with that group.

3) The dates for each event will be scheduled by the Senior Coordinators from each club. The normal rotation based on past years is: Westfield in mid June, Hampton mid July and Riverside in mid August.

4) Rain dates will be rescheduled by agreement of the Senior Coordinators.

5) All events are shotgun starts starting at 8:30am, with the exception of Riverside which is 9:00am.

6) The tournaments will use either forward tees or senior tees to facilitate speed of play.

7) Private power carts may be used on all courses free of charge during these three events.

8) Entrance fees must be paid prior to the event to each club’s Senior Coordinator and brought to the host club on the date of the event.

9) The cost will be $35 for a visiting golfer and $20 for a golfer playing his home course. The money will be disbursed as each club sees fit, but generally $20 is allocated for the meal and $15 to the club for green fees and prizes. Pull carts are no charge and power cart rental costs are the responsibility of the player using the cart.

10) Should a golfer cancel at least 24 hrs. before the event, the procedure will be to try and replace him. Failing the attempt to replace him the affected golfer will not receive a refund.

11) The maximum number of golfers at any event will be 128. The visiting clubs will be allocated a minimum of 42 slots each, but could receive more if necessary to fill the field.

12) The tournaments will have 3 divisions of 42 players based on the submitted handicaps. Players of the same handicaps will be placed into the same divisions.

13) There will be a grand total of 22 prizes (designated by host committee) for each event. The prize distribution for each division will be two (2) gross and four (4) net. There will also be four (4) closest-to-the-hole prizes for the entire field. The gross and net prizes will all be of equal value and provided by the host club pro shop. The prizes will be awarded in order of merit, highest to lowest alternating between gross and net, and the three divisions.

14) Rollovers are allowed from tee to green within the dimensions of a scorecard. One stroke penalty for a lost ball, unplayable lie or out-of-bounds. Player is allowed to place a ball within 2 club lengths of nearest relief. Any other local rules such as lift, clean and place will be decided by the host club on the day of the tournament. All balls are to be played into the hole.

15) The 2017 Tri-club Committee includes:

A. Westfield Gary MacFarlane 651-7440
Philip L Reeves 738-8181
B. Riverside Richard Osepchook 849-9568
Dean Turner 214-0855
C. Hampton Stan Brown 832-2705
Mike Goguen 696-1466
Stu Hazlewood 943-0321