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Reciprocal Rights & Practice Rounds

Reciprocal Rights

Canterbury Golf and NZ Golf Events

When a club is hosting a Canterbury Golf or New Zealand Golf event and reciprocal rights are needed by the host club, then the number of reciprocal tee off times will be determined by the number of players entered from each individual club. 

It will be the host club’s responsibility to identify the number of players from any one club competing at the tournament from the entry forms and to inform the Secretary/Manager of that club the number of reciprocal rights required. 

It is assumed that if players are competing in a Canterbury Golf Inc or New Zealand Golf event, then the tee off times that would have been taken by those persons in normal circumstances at their home club will now be available.

Interclub

When a club is hosting an Interclub round, then each club competing at the designated venue is to make available the equivalent number of tee off times, equal to the number of players they have involved.

Benefits of arrangement:
(a) Clubs will understand what is required from them under the Reciprocal Rights Agreement.
(b) Balanced requests for these rights, no Club having to provide more spaces than expected.
(c) Clubs meeting their responsibilities and obligations.
(d) Only uses those tee off times that home club players would have played in if no tournament or event were scheduled.
(e) Uniform requests from all clubs seeking reciprocal rights with a policy laying down requirements under this agreement. 

All reciprocal rights bookings must be made by the recipient’s home club Secretary/Manager to the host club’s Secretary/Manager. Due notice must be given and bookings are subject to availability of tee time.

Recommendations

The following groups form part of this reciprocal rights policy, but only as a recommendation. It is at the clubs discretion to grant reciprocal rights to the four groups listed below.

Life Members
Life members from any golf club affiliated to Canterbury Golf may be afforded reciprocal rights at any Canterbury Golf Club. 

Golf Course Superintendents
Golf Course Superintendents from any golf club affiliated to Canterbury Golf shall be afforded reciprocal rights at any Canterbury Golf Club

Club Managers
Club Managers from any golf club affiliated to Canterbury Golf shall be afforded reciprocal rights at any Canterbury Golf Club. 

NZPGA - Golf Professionals
NZPGA registered golf professional members from any golf club affiliated to Canterbury Golf shall be afforded reciprocal rights at any Canterbury Golf Club. 

As noted above - all reciprocal rights bookings must be made by the recipient’s home club Secretary/Manager to the host club’s Secretary/Manager. Due notice must be given and bookings are subject to availability of tee time.

Practice Rounds

Frome time-to-time we have had instances of members turning up to clubs expecting a free practice round ahead of interclub or a Canterbury tournament being played at that club.  There have also been cases of “friends” being bought along to take advantage of the opportunity as well.  This has caused unnecessary embarrassment and conflict to the parties involved.

It therefore needs to be reiterated that there is no obligation on any golf club to provide free practice rounds for interclub or Canterbury tournaments.

Each golf club will makes it own decision on whether or not it wants to charge.

All Club Administrators and Team Managers should follow this process:

  1. All requests for practice rounds must be pre-booked by the Club Administrator or Team Manager by contacting the club a week prior to the day they wish to play.  Note enquiries from individual members will not be accepted.
  2. Part of the booking will be a discussion as to any green fee payable.
  3. It is recommended that the club being visited request the names of those intending to play that practice round so they can be matched up on the day.

Therefore members who turn up to a club without pre-booking from a Club Official can expect to be asked for a full green fee or turned away.

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