Rhode Island CC - Tuesday, May 4
New England CC - Monday, June 28
Crestwood CC - Tuesday, Aug. 17
Exeter CC - Monday, Aug. 30
Potowomut GC - Tuesday, Sept. 7
Shelter Harbor GC - *Thursday, Nov. 4 NEW DATE*
GENERAL PLAYER INFORMATION
Do NOT play if you feel sick or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Please maintain social distancing.
- Flagsticks are allowed to be removed and bunker rakes should be out on the golf course to use. *NOTE* While these restrictions have been lifted, they may change on a club by club basis. Make sure to carefully read the tip sheet that’s emailed before each event to know the exact rules for the club you will be playing at.
Dress Code: For all RIGA competitions, players must be neat in appearance with respect to personal grooming and clothing. All males are required to wear shirts with collars and sleeves, and either golf slacks or Bermuda shorts that measure no higher that two inches above their knees. Examples of attire NOT ACCEPTABLE include: short shorts, cargo shorts, cargo pants, athletic shorts, jeans, jean shorts, tank tops and t-shirts. All shirts MUST be tucked in.
Women's Attire: Women's Shorts, Skirts, Skorts – Generally, should reach mid-thigh in length (half way between hip and knee). Leggings and Yoga Pants - Only allowed under skirts, skorts or shorts.
Divots and Ball Marks: All players MUST replace/fill all divots and fix their ball marks on the greens. It is imperative to leave the course the way it was before an event.
Arrival – Players are NOT allowed to arrive at the golf course more than 30 minutes prior to their starting time. If a player arrives to the facility prior to this time, he or she must stay at one’s vehicle. The player may use the time to change shoes, stretch and otherwise prepare for the round.
Masks – Please have a mask on you at all times.
Paperwork – All tournament paperwork, including scorecards with handicap allotments, will be provided electronically prior to the tournament. A player is encouraged to view, read and print these materials on their own before their round. They will NOT be handed out on the first tee.
Scorecards – Group online scoring is mandatory through the use of the USGA Tournament Management app. If a player is unable to online score, the player is encouraged to bring his or her own score-marking materials (i.e., paper and pencil) as paper scorecards will NOT be given to players. It will be emailed out before the round for the player to print.
One player in each group is required to enter scores through the app. The group’s GGID will be provided to players on the first tee. Players will have until 12 p.m. of the day after the event to have their group’s scores entered in the app. Once that deadline passes all scores entered will be considered final.
You WILL NOT turn in paper scorecards to the Pro Shop.
If you are unable to enter scores on the app, you may email Dalton Balthaser (firstname.lastname@example.org) a photo of your scorecard. Same rules apply. You have until 12 p.m. of the day after the event to email a photo of your scorecard. If not, you will not be eligible for gift certificates for that event.
Substitutes: Should a player be unable to play in an event, you may have a substitute. All substitutes need to be emailed to email@example.com before the event, if possible. So the new player can be added to the group for online scoring purposes. Substitutes should have an active Rhode Island GHIN handicap and have paid their RIGA Membership.
Food and Beverage: Players should be prepared to bring their own food and drink to events.
Dining or getting drinks in the clubhouse after the round will be on a course-by-course basis and will be communicated prior to each event.
Weather Delays/Course Evacuations
In the event of a suspension of play for a dangerous situation, all players must proceed to their vehicles and take shelter there. Communication regarding resumption of play and/or further details after the suspension of play will be communicated via text message and email.