CDGC Bag Tag Challenge Rules
CDGC Membership $20 A new player may sign up at any time.
1. Conduct yourself within the spirit of the competition.
2. You must carry your tag with you at all times and display your tag where it can be easily seen. Concealing your tag is not allowed. Tags must be present to accept or issue a challenge.
3. If a player refuses a valid and legal challenge, please report the incident right away to any member of the CDGC Board of Directors ( Keith Grabowski, Jeff Maimone John Apsey, Chris Summers, Alex Romanelli , Zach Richards, Tim Morrow). Any violation of the rules may be subject to having his/her tag revoked or restart at the last # available.
4. Challenges must be accepted from any tag holders no matter what the number of the challenger (i.e. tag #50 can challenge tag #1 at any time).
5. When you arrive at any tournament, you are officially in a group challenge with all other club members in the same tournament. Withdrawals/DQ essentially means last and worst tag. If different course layouts are being played, a group decision must be made on the appropriate scoring adjustment before play begins, otherwise best score wins.
6. A player does not have to accept a challenge in a final nine or playoff of a tournament event.
7. You may not refuse a challenge during a casual round, provided you were going to play, and your round has not been started. A challenge can be avoided if you are in the middle of a round or if you are leaving the course.
8. You don’t have to play back-to-back challenge rounds against the same player or in a multi-player match with the exact opponents. A player can’t challenge you, lose to you, and immediately challenge you again – unless all players agree before play begins. He must either wait for 1 day, or one of you must play a challenge round with someone else, whereupon he could challenge you again.
9. Groups of 3 or more tag-holding players playing a casual round have the option to toss their tags into play with the lowest score taking the lowest tag number tossed in. The tags should be redistributed in the order of finish for the challenge round. Tie scores result in a sudden death playoff unless all parties agree otherwise.
10. Phone / Email Challenges: Each player who enters the Bag Tag Challenge will have access to a contact list of player’s names, email address (if any), and phone numbers. At any time during the challenge season, you may obtain a new list of players from the website. You may call a player for a challenge any time of the week. The player who receives the challenge gets to pick the course and whether it will be stroke play or match. The player who gets challenged will give the challenger 2 dates he can make within a 1-month period to get the match completed or lose his tag to the challenger. If the original challenger can’t make the 2 dates given, the challenge is void and both players can look for new challenges. The original challenger can withdraw a challenge at any time before the match starts.
11. Play continues in all weather except lightning. Lightning voids the round. Players get their starting tag back. All other DNF (Did Not Finish) rounds regardless of cause (including injury) leave the player with the DNF losing the challenge.
12. If you physically lose your bag tag (lost, stolen, dog ate it, etc), you have 3 options; purchase a replacement tag with the same number you lost for $15, buy the next available tag number for $10, or drop out of the bag tag challenge (you can’t be in the challenge without a tag). There will be no refunds of entry fees for lost tag or dropping out of challenge.