GBC 1 Tour Rules of Play

  1. You must be a member in order to play. Click here to sign up.
  2. Each player must have their own unique e-mail address and only one golfer per person is allowed.
  3. You need to be logged into your player account in order to request conditions and report scores.
    • Click on Login on the GBC 1 Tour homepage.
    • Enter your Username and Password in the fields provided. BEWARE: Passwords are case sensitive.
    • Check the box, "Keep me logged in" and click the Log In button.
  4. Are you a new member or have you forgotten your username or password?
    • From the Login page click, Forgot your password?
    • On the next page enter the e-mail address you registered with.
    • You can also check your username from this page.
    • Click the Reset my password! button. You will receive an e-mail containing a link to reset your password.
  5. General Rules of Play:
    • Swing Meter Speed: Medium, Fast, or Very Fast.
    • The Mouse Swing Meter is not allowed. The 2-Click and 3-Click swing methods are the only allowable swing types for this tour.
    • Full Skill Settings are allowed relative to the Swing Meter Speed being used.
    • Gimmees are allowed and if used must be set to no more than 15 inches.
    • Max Score per hole set to 12.
    • Mulligans are not allowed.
    • The Black tees shall always be used.
    • Chipping on the greens is not allowed, except for the very rare occasions when a physical object obstructs your path to the hole.
    • RESTARTS or RESUMPTIONS for Offline play are not allowed.
  6. Tournament Details and Procedure:
    • The tour will offer two stroke play and one Stableford play tournaments each month.
    • The stroke play tournaments will consist of four 18 hole rounds.
    • The first event will run from the first to the 14th day of each month and the second event will run from the 15th to the 28th.
    • The Stableford tournament will consist of three 18 hole rounds and will run from the first to the 28th day of each month.
    • Visit the GBC 1 Tour homepage and click on Details and Full Results to familiarize yourself with the reporting deadlines and the course(s) in use.
    • Tournament rounds can be played Online or Offline.
    • Each player will need to request conditions prior to teeing off. From the homepage click on Request Conditions. Once everyone has confirmed they have the conditions play can begin. This rule does not apply to spotters.
    • You will have 90 minutes from the time you get conditions to reporting your score. If you have delays in completing your round within this time, email the event coordinator ASAP.
    • Online players must keep a written scorecard with the score for each hole in case of disconnection. Play is to be resumed at the beginning of the hole where the connection was lost. You may score no lower than what your score would have been if you had made your last shot. For example, you are on the green getting ready to make a par putt when your connection is lost. When you start back up, even if you make a birdie, you must score it as a par.
    • All players must report their score immediately following the round. Online players are only required to report their scores and not those of playing partners.
    • To report, simply return to the GBC 1 Tour homepage and click on the Report button to be directed to the Report Form. If you do not see the Report button, you probably need to login again.
    • Online players are only required to enter their stroke score. Enter the value in the input box provided, scroll to the bottom of the report form and click Submit.
    • OFFLINE reporting: Enter your stroke score as above, then click on the Browse button in the Game File section of the reporting form. Locate and select (double-click) your Game file for the round you just played and finish by clicking Submit.
      • In-game saving of Game files is available after completion of play and while viewing the scorecard. Right mouse click and from the list of options select, Save Game.
      • Name your file thusly: Player_Event_Round#_Score# (e.g. Joe_Masters_Rnd1_62). The .game extension will be added by default.
      • If you did not save your Game file as per the step above, not all is lost. Immediately, browse to the JN6 GBC Saved Files folder on your HD and rename the _BACKUP.game file. Upload this file from the GBC 1 Tour report form.
    • Adding player comments and uploading of Round and Shot files is optional, but adds to the fun factor on the Tour. Additionally, submitting Round files allows other offline players to download and play against your Recorded Round.
    • Participants who fail to submit a score before the tournament deadline will receive an automatic disqualification.
    • 24 hour extensions can be granted from the site except for the final round. Click on Details & Full Results, then the report icon for the round you want an extension for. Scroll to the bottom of the Report Form and click on the Extension button. Follow the same procedure if you wish to Withdraw from a tournament.
  7. Skills Competitions
    • Skills is an add-on competition for regular GBC 1 Tour events. The tour will be offering two competitions each month:
      • Closest to the Pin
      • Longest Drive
    • Specific details for player participation and rules for submission will be posted on the Skills Page.
    • Monthly winners will also receive honorary awards on the Ham Hoc Tours homepage Here.

Any more clarifications and help with the process, please drop me a line at: galendg@bis.midco.net