Regional Final qualification

To be read in conjunction with the complete Volkswagen Scramble Terms of Competition.

World Handicap system information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for Teams that have qualified for the 2019/20 Regional/State Finals

Scorer Policy

All Regional / State Final qualifying teams must provide a non-playing scorer to the Regional / State Final event.

Penalty for breach of Condition: One (1) stroke added to the first hole of the Regional / State Final

Handicapping for a team of five (5)

To determine the net score on the day of the Regional Final and the Volkwagen Scramble Championship Final, the team’s aggregate Daily Handicap is divided by 10: the resulting figure is then subtracted from the team’s score for the Ambrose 18-hole event.

For example:

Team aggregate handicap of 56 is divided by 10 = 5.6

Team scratch score = 70

Net score = 64.4 (70 minus 5.6)

Minimum competition requirement prior to your Regional Final

All players qualifying for the Regional/State Finals or the Championship Final in the 2019/20 season must have completed a minimum of five (5) individually handicapped competition rounds between 1 August 2019 and 1 March 2020. Conforming Social Scores (CSS) or rounds played outside of an officially handicapped competition are deemed ineligible

Two x 9 hole cards in handicapped competition rounds may constitute one competition round.

Penalty of Condition: A two (2) stroke penalty will be applied to the team score on the first hole of the score card for every player who has not met the requirements. Handicap checks will be carried out at all levels of the event.


A team member may be substituted if he/she is unable to play in the next level of competition. Teams are permitted to make only two (2) substitutions during a Volkswagen Scramble tournament season (Local event through to and including the Championship Final). Teams are permitted to make one (1) substitution from their Local Event team before the Regional / State Final and only one (1) substitution from their Regional / State Final team before the Championship Final.

It is recommendation (but not compulsory) that prior to the next stage of competition, the decision should be made in writing and submitted to your Volkswagen Scramble Coordinator as to whether the substitute will accompany the team to the next stage of the Volkswagen Scramble should they be successful, or whether the original member at the Local Event level returns to the team for the next level of the competition. If written notification is not submitted prior to the next stage it will be the right of the Substitute player to proceed to the next stage of Competition.

The Volkswagen Scramble Rules Committee reserves the right to disallow a substitution of any team member when it is apparent that the substitution is being made to improve the team’s chances of winning and/or not to replace a team member who is unable to play in the next level of competition.

Neutral course requirement

Regional Final teams are required to play on a neutral course, other than the club course which hosted the Local Event. Any variation to this rule will be at the discretion of the PGA Events Division.

Tournament Professional Ineligibility

Members with a Tournament Membership classification are ineligible to participate in Regional Finals. Members with a Vocational Membership classification and who also held a PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit ranking between 1 and 100 inclusive (from the previous year’s final OOM and/or the OOM as at 28 February of the current year), are not permitted to participate in the Volkswagen Scramble tournament. The PGA also reserves the right to approve or disapprove any other professional golfer from participating in the Volkswagen Scramble based on their Official World Golf Ranking, other Recognised Worldwide Professional Golf Tour Eligibility, or eligibility on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

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