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M.V.K TURKISH AMATEUR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

MEN & LADIES

COMPETITORS INFORMATION


1. CONDITIONS

The Championship will be played over 72 holes (4 rounds of 18 holes) stroke play from 28th September to 1st October 2017.

90 international players (60 men + 30 ladies) and 20 Turkish national competitors shall be eligible to compete. There will be a 54 hole cut and after three rounds the leading 40 players and ties in the men’s category and 20 players and ties in the ladies’ category will qualify to play the final round.

Applications will be accepted from Amateur Golfers whose exact handicap does not exceed 6,0 for men and 8,0 for ladies under the handicapping scheme adopted by the recognized authority controlling golf in the country from which they enter. Handicaps declared in the entry forms will be checked with the national governing bodies.

In the event of a tie for the 1st Place, there will be a sudden death playoff on the 18th hole until a winner is decided. Any further tie will be decided based on the final stipulated 18, 9, 6, 3, 1 hole scores.

Play will be in 3 balls and starting times will be announced prior to each round.

The winner of the Men’s category will receive an invitation to play at the 2018 Turkish Airlines Challenge provided he meets criterias requested by the Challenge Tour.

2. ENTRIES

The entry list will be open on 22 May 2017 and will close on 25 August 2017 at 05:00 pm (GMT +2). All entries must be made through the online application form which can be found under the online forms part in Championship website (www.turkishopen.org). The online application form will be available until the closing date.

The list of eligible players will be announced on the Championship web page on 01 Sept 2017 latest.

3. CHAMPIONSHIP DATES

The dates of the Championships are as follows:

DATE

ROUND

VENUE

26.09.2017

PRACTICE ROUND 1

GLORIA NEW COURSE

27.09.2017

PRACTICE ROUND 2

GLORIA NEW COURSE

28.09.2017

1st DAY OF CHAMPIONSHIP

GLORIA NEW COURSE

29.09.2017

2nd DAY OF CHAMPIONSHIP

GLORIA NEW COURSE

30.09.2017

3rd DAY OF CHAMPIONSHIP

GLORIA NEW COURSE

01.10.2017

4th DAY OF CHAMPIONSHIP

GLORIA NEW COURSE

4. VENUE:

GLORIA GOLF CLUB - Par 72, 6523m (7134yd) for men and 5508m (6024 yd) for ladies

The mild Mediterranean climate of the Turkish Riviera and the unique natural landscape of Belek with the view onto the Taurus Mountain Range are just ideal for golf lovers.

The whole year-round Gloria Hotels & Resorts offers with its Gloria Golf Club the ideal golfing environment on the largest golf complex of its kind in Turkey and within a European hotel resort.

The Gloria Golf Club has regularly hosted international golf tournaments from all over the world and is the Preferred PGA-partner of the PGAs of Europe. Belek on the Turkish Riviera is one of the fastest growing golf destinations worldwide.

The Championship New Course is a delight to play with a mixture of tree-lined fairways and water hazards coming into play on no less than eighteen holes. The Features testing greens, which makes the New Course a real championship Course.

Web Site

http://www.gloria.com.tr

Architect

Michel Gayon

Year Opened

2005

5. CONTACTS

Turkish Golf Federation Gloria Golf Club

Esentepe Mah., Buyukdere Cad. Acýsu Mevkii,

Dostlar Apt. No: 13; Kat 7, Belek –Antalya -TÜRKÝYE

Þiþli 34394 – Ýstanbul / TURKEY Tel: + 90 242 710 23 00

Tel: +90 212 258-0718 Fax: +90 242 715 15 25

Fax: +90 212 236-8304 Web: www.gloria.com.tr

E-Mail: info@tgf.org.tr Web: www.tgf.org.tr E-Mail: dclare@gloria.com.tr

Coordinator: Ozgur Hacibektasoglu Director of Golf: David Clare

  1. 6. OFFICIAL HOTEL INFORMATION

The Turkish Golf Federation has blocked rooms between 25 Sept and 1 Oct at the hotels mentioned below with special rates. All players and guests are expected to meet their own accommodation expenses. Please note that there are only a limited number of rooms blocked at the hotels and accommodation requests will be met on first come first serve basis.

Bookings to the official hotels can be made through;

www.turkishopen.org/accommodation

All three Hotels are approximately 40 min away from the Antalya International Airport and 3 min from the GLORIA Golf Club. Please note that there will be shuttle services between Golf Club and the official Hotels. Those who prefer to stay at another hotel will have to arrange their own transfers.

The officially recommended hotels are:

6.1 Gloria Golf Resort

http://www.gloria.com.tr

PRICE /ROOM/NIGHT

HALF BOARD

PRICE /ROOM/NIGHT

ALL INCLUSIVE

SINGLE ROOM

109,00 €

139,00 €

DOUBLE ROOM

145,00 €

205,00 €

TRIPLE ROOM

196,00 €

286,00 €

6.2 Gloria Serenity Resort

http://www.gloria.com.tr

PRICE /ROOM/NIGHT

HALF BOARD

PRICE /ROOM/NIGHT

ALL INCLUSIVE

SINGLE ROOM

133,00 €

167,00 €

DOUBLE ROOM

177,00 €

245,00 €

TRIPLE ROOM

239,00 €

341,00 €

6.3 Gloria Verde Resort

http://www.gloria.com.tr

PRICE /ROOM/NIGHT

HALF BOARD

PRICE /ROOM/NIGHT

ALL INCLUSIVE

SINGLE ROOM

96,00 €

126,00 €

DOUBLE ROOM

128,00 €

188,00 €

TRIPLE ROOM

173,00 €

263,00 €

Half Board: Half Board prices, include breakfast and dinner taken at the hotel. (V.A.T included)

All Inclusive: All Inclusive prices include all day meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and V.A.T. Please note that All Inclusive concept does not include expenses made in the Golf Club.

For the players residing in the official hotels, there will be no charges for the players’ entry fees / green fees / trolleys and practice balls during both, the practice and tournament days. On the competition days only water on the course and a limited open buffet lunch at the Clubhouse will be served free of charge.

Those who wish to stay in a hotel other than the official hotels will be asked to pay 70€ green fee per day for each practice round they attend. Green fees for the tournament days / entry fees / trolleys and practice balls will be provided free of charge.

  1. 7. TRANSFERS

TGF will provide transfers from Antalya International Airport to the official hotels upon request. One-way transportation fee will be 20, - EUR per person and will be paid directly to the driver.

Those who requests transfers from TGF, have to visit below web site and provide their flight details.

www.turkishopen.org/transferinfo

Participants who choose not to stay at the official hotel or who do not provide required information will need to make their own arrangements for transfers to and from the airport. The airport is ca. 40 minutes from the hotel.

  1. 8. INTERNAL TRANSPORT

Internal transports for all participants from the official hotel to the course will be provided by shuttle services on a timely basis which will be posted at the official hotel and championship venue. Participants who are not staying at the official hotel will need to make their own arrangements for internal transportation.

  1. 9. REGISTRATION

Registration will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 at the registration desks situated the Club House. Registration must be completed by 12:30 on Wednesday 27th September 2017.

10. IMMIGRATION INFORMATION

Please check below website for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for visa requirements prior to booking travel.

http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

For more information, please contact the Embassy of Turkish Republic, its Consulate or the Representative of Turkish Republic in your country.

11. GENERAL RULES

The Championship Committee reserves the right to fix and/or alter starting times and amend the regulations if necessary.

It will be obligatory for all competitors in the Championship to play with a ball which appears on the current R&A list of conforming golf balls. Penalty for breach of conditions: Disqualification.

Limit for drivers: The design, material and/or construction of, or any treatment to, the club head (which includes the face) must not have the effect of a spring which exceeds the limit set forth in the Pendulum Test Protocol on file with the R&A. A list of non-conforming clubs is published on the R & A’s website: www.randa.org. Penalty for breach of conditions: Disqualification

  1. 12. EXEMPTIONS

The following will be exempt from the ballot provided they satisfy the handicap requirements:

  1. 2016 Turkish Open Champions.
  2. 2016 National Champions (men & ladies) of the member countries of the European Golf Association and USGA.
  3. Overseas entries at the discretion of the Championship Committee.

  1. 13. CURRENCY EXCHANGE

Both the Hotel and the Golf Club are able to change hard European currencies and accept all major credit cards. You will only require local currency to pay for any personal shopping items.

  1. 14. PRACTICE ROUNDS & FACILITIES

The golf course will be available for competitors to practice from Tuesday 26th of Sept. Players are requested to book tee times for practice through www.turkishopen.org/practicetimes (will be available on 05 Sept 2017). Tee time reservations work on first come first serve basis. Participant who do not provide necessary information will be able to practice on availability basis.

  1. 15. CADDIES

There are limited number of caddies available at the golf club. Those who wish to have a caddie should contact info@gloria.com.tr for reservation requests. Requests will be met on first come first serve basis. Caddie fee is 35 € + tip per day.

  1. 16. TROLLEYS

Trolleys are available free of charge.

  1. 17. DRESS CODE

Normal golf dress rules apply, no jeans or training shoes are allowed and all shirts must have collars.

  1. 18. PRIZES

The winners of each Championship shall be the Turkish Open Amateur Champion Golfers for the period of one year.

The winner shall receive a gold medal, the runner up a silver medal and the 3rd placed competitor a bronze medal. In the event of a tie for the silver or bronze medal, the places will be decided on the last 18, 9, 6, 3 or 1 holes in that order.

Prize presentation for men and ladies’ championships will take place together at the GLORIA GOLF CLUB as soon as possible after the final round has been completed.
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