|27 Hole Scramble Pro- 3Am||Valley Brook Country Club|
|West Virginia Spring Pro- 3Am Day 1||Pete Dye Golf Club
|West Virginia Spring Pro- 3Am Day 1||Stonewall Jackson Resort|
|West Virginia Spring Pro- 3Am Day 2||Pete Dye Golf Club|
|West Virginia Spring Pro- 3Am Day 2||Stonewall Jackson Resort|
|Dr. John Aber Memorial Golf Classic||Allegheny Country Club|
|Pro-3 Am||Green Oaks Country Club|
|Pro-Pro Championship||Avalon Field Club @ New Castle|
|Club Car Head Pro / Assistant Pro Championship||Allegheny CC|
|E-Z-GO Tri-State Open||Williams Golf & Country Club|
|Tam O’Shanter Open||Tam O’Shanter Golf Course|
|Latrobe Country Club Classic Pro-3 Am||Latrobe Country Club|
|Falling Rock Classic||Nemacolin Woodlands Resort|
|Pittsburgh Open||South Hills CC|
|Meadows $5 Million Challenge||Valley Brook Country Club|
|Match Play Championship||Southpointe Golf Club|
|Cranberry Highlands Open||Cranberry Highlands GC|
|27 Hole Scramble||St. Clair Country Club|
|*TSPGA Las Vegas Pro-Am||Paiute Golf Resort|
*Open to all TSPGA Members and Associates
**All Apprentice Eligibility is determined by the TSPGA Tournament Committee**
TRI-STATE PGA SECTION
TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS
Rules of Conduct
Section 1. Policy
Section Members, Associates, and non-Section competitors should be aware at all times to conduct themselves in a manner befitting the high standards of the Section. Members and Associates should influence all amateur partners to abide by the same standards. By signing an official entry form, registering online, or verbally committing to compete, all competitors agree to abide by the prescribed Rules of Conduct of the Section.
Comments or complaints concerning the tournament program shall be made in writing to the Tournament Committee.
Section 2. Violations
All competitors shall be deemed to have violated the Rules of Conduct by:
Penalty (for violations ‘a’ through ‘e’):
First offense: A fine of $100.00 and/or suspension of playing privileges not to exceed six (6) months.
Second offense and future violations: A fine of $200.00 and a minimum suspension of playing privileges not to exceed one (1) year.
NOTE: On the golf course is defined as from tee time until the scorecard is turned in upon completion of the round including any subsequent playoff.
Penalty (for violation ‘f’):
First offense: Immediate withdrawal and no refund of the entry fee which shall include a fine of $100.00 and a suspension of playing privileges for three (3) months.
Second offense: Immediate withdrawal and no refund of the entry fee which shall include a fine of $200.00 and a suspension of playing privileges for one (1) year.
Penalty (for violation ‘g’): A fine of $100.00 and a suspension of playing privileges for six (6) months.
Penalty (for violation ‘h’):
First offense: A fine of $100.00.
Second offense: a fine of $200.00 and a suspension of playing privileges for six (6) months.
Penalty (for violations ‘i’ and ‘j’):
First offense: A fine of $250.00 and a suspension of playing privileges of two (2) years.
Second offense: A lifetime suspension of playing privileges.
Section 3. Disciplinary Action
Competitors who violate the TSPGA Tournament Rules of Conduct of the TSPGA Tournament Rules and Regulations shall be subject to disciplinary action as defined and/or by action of a two-thirds majority vote of the Sections Tournament Committee present at the scheduled meeting. The Tournament Director, the Executive Director, and/or the Official in charge must inform the Tournament Committee Chairman of all violations and have the authority to act as deemed necessary in accordance with these violations.
All Members or Associates accused of violating the Tournament Rules of Conduct shall have the right to appear at all hearings, present evidence, and have witnesses appear on their behalf. Procedures for Tournament Rules of Conduct Violations are as follows:
Section 4. Appeals of Disciplinary Action
Section 5. Referral to Ethics Committee or Section Officers
In the event a professional has entered a tournament by previously submitting his/her entry, and for some reason, (other than a personal emergency) cannot participate, NO REFUND will be issued if notification to the section office is made after the event pairings have been “posted.” Any professional who fails to notify the TSPGA in advance of not showing for an event will automatically forfeit his/her entry fee. The following formula will be used to make entry fee refunds: The full amount of the entry fee minus a $25.00 transaction fee will be refunded.
Any professional that cancels 7 or more days prior to a Pro-Am that professional will incur a $50.00 cancellation fee. Any professional that cancels within 7 days of the event date – the cancellation fee will be 50% of the Pro-Am event entry fee. If the tournament spot is filled off the waitlist, the professional will be charged a $50.00 cancellation fee.
To be eligible to participate in a Pro-Scratch Amateur Event, an amateur MUST be invited by an eligible TSPGA Member or Apprentice in Good Standing.
To be eligible to participate in a handicapped Pro-Am Event, an amateur MUST:
This regulation pertains to Pro-3 Amateur events and does not include the Las Vegas Pro-Am.
Once a team wins a TSPGA Pro-3 Amateur, the professional is only permitted to bring back as playing partners two (2) of the original winning team members for future Pro-3 Am events.Once an amateur has won twice with the same professional playing parter, he is NOT permitted to play with that professional, as an amateur player, for the remainder of the calendar tournament season.
Penalty for non-compliance will be disqualification and suspension from all TSPGA events for one (1) calendar year.
If a professional intends to invite an amateur(s) who is a member at a facility other than his own, the inviting professional is required to ask permission of the Head Golf Professional at the amateur’s facility before he invites that amateur(s) to play in a Pro-Am Event.
Failure to ask permission will be considered a breach of the PGA Code of Ethics. The penalty will be suspension from all TSPGA Events for one (1) calendar year.