CDGA Social Competitions Entry Information & Policies

If you plan to participate in any CDGA Social Competitions event conducted by the Chicago District Golf Association, it is important that you read the following information. It is your responsibility to know the rules and regulations concerning participation in CDGA Social Competitions.

All players must be properly attired both on the golf course and the premises of the club. Jeans of any color, T-shirts and tank tops are prohibited. Collared shirts must be worn and shorts must be mid-thigh lengths. No cut-off or jean shorts are allowed. This dress code is in effect at all CDGA events in conjunction with any additional dress code restrictions of the site hosting the event.

Award ceremonies will be conducted at CDGA Social Competitions. It is encouraged that all players and/or teams who win a trophy or gift certificate stay to accept their prize.

Code of Conduct
Contestants and their caddies are reminded that, at all times, appropriate golf etiquette and dress is required. Any abuse or disrespect of fellow players, officials, host, spectators, employees, or other persons conducting or attending CDGA sponsored or conducted events can be grounds for immediate removal from the event and denial of entry for future events. Such abuse or disrespect may be verbal, physical or threat thereof, and includes but is not limited to the use of vulgar or obscene language, as well as physical damage to property or equipment of any of the persons set forth above or the hosting facility. Contestants may be subject to penalty for breach of the CDGA Code of Conduct Policy as permitted by local rule adoption 5I allowed in Rule 1.2 (b). A Code of Conduct breach is determined at the discretion of the committee.

Model Penalty Structure:

  • First breach of the Code of Conduct - warning or Committee sanction.
  • Second breach - general penalty (two-stroke penalty).
  • Third Breach or any serious misconduct - disqualification.

Conditions of Entry
The CDGA reserves the right to decline any entry. All entries submitted to the CDGA must be completed and include the entry fee for the event. In order to be officially entered into an event(s), the online entry must be received in the CDGA office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the entry closing day.

The CDGA conducts a comprehensive Social Competitions schedule for members of the Association. Please refer to the website for a detailed description of each event, including eligibility requirements. CLICK HERE to view the CDGA Social Competitions Schedule.

Rule 25 - Modifications for Players with Disabilities – All players are required to meet the eligibility requirements for each Championship. Players wishing to utilize Rule 25 must provide the CDGA with the following 14 days prior to the qualifier or championship.

  • WR4GD Pass Number
  • Virtus II1 International Eligibility number (for players with intellectual disabilities)
  • Description of your disability
  • Description and photo of any adaptive equipment that you use to play golf. We will need to make sure all equipment used complies with the Rules of Golf.

Event Information & Procedures

  • Starting Times – Starting times and additional event information will be emailed to participants and posted to the website 7-10 days prior to the event.
  • Official Scorecard – Paper scorecards will NOT be provided. The official scorecard is through the My CDGA app in the Tournament Scoring section. Players will be given access to the Tournament Scoring the day of the event. If players want to utilize a paper scorecard for marking purposes only, they may do so, but will need to take a club scorecard.
  • Returning/Verifying Scorecard – One player per team (or all players for the CDGA Super Senior Championship) per group MUST report to the scoring area upon completion of the round. Failure to report to the scoring area will result in Disqualification from the event and the player will be listed as a No Card (NC). A scorecard is considered returned and final after all players in the group have verbally agreed to the hole-by-hole scores while at the scoring table with the CDGA staff member. Once players exit the scoring area, no additional changes can be made.

Group Requests/Player Changes

  • The CDGA will not honor pairing requests for any CDGA Social Competition.
  • If playing in a Member (Appreciation) Day and you would like to play with certain individuals, you must register together at the time of entry.
  • Player changes will be accepted until the start time of the group. The CDGA would encourage all players changes to be made at least one day prior to the event.

Non-Metal Spike Policy
The CDGA will honor the non-metal spike only policy that is in effect at various host clubs. All contestants will be notified with information regarding the club policy on non-metal spikes. The information also appears in the event descriptions as well as the entry blanks.

Practice Rounds
The CDGA does not require the host qualifying site to provide a practice round for contestants in any CDGA Social Competition. The decision as to whether a practice round will be available is at the discretion of the host site. If a practice round is available, each contestant is responsible to contact the host site and pay for any practice round(s) they wish to play.

Push Carts
Push Carts are allowed at all CDGA Social Competitions, unless otherwise stated.

When the field for an event is full, please follow the waitlist prompt during the online registration process. Follow the steps and reserve your position on the waitlist. You will pay to reserve your position on the waitlist. A full refund will be given to anyone on a waitlist who does not make it into the event. Entries are placed on the waitlist in order of time and date received. When you finish the registration process for the waitlist you will receive a confirmation email with your position on the list.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy
Individuals who have submitted an entry for a CDGA Social Competition and wish to withdraw for any reason MUST notify the CDGA Lemont office IN WRITING. Withdrawals may be sent via email to Withdrawals submitted at least seven days prior to the event will receive a full refund, minus a $25.00 ($10.00 per player for Member Days) administrative fee, provided a written notification is submitted to the CDGA office. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR WITHDRAWALS LESS THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT