Policies + General Information

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR 
John D. McKinney

6730 East Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808(562) 570-8163 lbgf@americangolf.com

LB OPEN CHARITY PRO-AM CHAIRMAN 
This position is open and if interested, please contact director above.

6730 East Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808(562) 570-8163

OPENING DATE
Entries will be accepted for all tournaments starting February 15, 2017. Entries will only be accepted through this website.

DEADLINE DATE
The deadline to enter will be 10 days prior to the first day of the tournament, or when the tournament is full, whichever comes first. We must have your entry in our office by this time. In previous years most tournaments have filled, so please have your entry in on time.
Late entries will be accepted if the tournament is not full, or will be put on a waiting list if the tournament is full. To be accepted, all late entries will be subject to a $25 additional fee. Late entry payment must be with credit card, cashier's check, or cash only. No personal checks will be accepted with a late entry.

PAYMENT
All entry fees may be paid by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, cash, check, cashier's check, or money order. Credit Cards are the preferred method of payment. All Credit Card receipts will be distributed at the tournament site.
All returned checks will be turned over to a collection agency and you will be charged a $25 handling charge plus collection costs.
Entries may be FAXED with a credit card payment. You may pay for all entries at one time if you are entering more than one tournament.

PRIZE FUND
All gift card prizes are redeemable at American Golf pro shops. No duplicate gift cards will be issued if original is lost by recipient.

CART POLICY
This applies to all tournaments, except the Crosby Memorial Junior Golf Championship (carts not permitted).

Cart Fee: $30.00 per cart
Cost per person (2 people in cart): $ 15.00 per rider
Maximum 2 carts per group.
Maximum of 2 people and 2 sets of clubs per cart.
Spectator carts will not be allowed during tournaments. Any special spectator carts requested because of physical handicaps will be allowed only with the specific approval of the Tournament Director.

CADDY POLICY
No caddies allowed in Junior Golf Tournament.

Caddies are allowed in all other tournaments and flights with the following restrictions:

1. Caddies may ride in one of the two carts in lieu of the player they are caddying for, but may not take the place of another player (2 cart maximum).

2. Caddies must not hold up play or challenge Rules Committee or Tournament Officials' directions.

3. Caddies may not give a "playing lesson" during the tournament or hold up play in any manner. Caddies may be asked to leave by the Rules Committee or Tournament Director if a delay occurs due to their actions.

WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY
If you withdraw 2 weeks prior to an event, you will receive a refund, minus a $25 service charge. If you withdraw less than 2 weeks before an event, you will receive a refund only if you are replaced, minus a $25 service charge. If you withdraw within 24 hours of the first round, do not show up for your tee time, are disqualified, or withdraw the day of the tournament, you will not receive a refund.
Players may petition for a full refund, minus a $25 service charge, in case of sickness, injury, or family emergency. No refunds will be granted for injury or illness sustained at the course during the days of the tournament.

DRESS CODE
Proper golf attire is required--no short-shorts, tank tops, halter-tops, tee shirts or jeans.

SPECTATORS
Spectators are permitted at all Long Beach Golf Festival events. Spectators must not interfere with play or cause slow play in the group they are following or any other group on the course. In junior events, spectators may not talk with players or interfere with their play.

CONDUCT
Unsportsmanlike conduct (i.e. swearing or club throwing) will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification from the tournament and/or future tournaments.
Cellular phones or pagers must be turned off during any Festival event.

ELIGIBILITY
If you have played on any tour as a "non-amateur/professional handicap golfer for cash", you are NOT eligible to play as an amateur in any Festival event.
All males must male at birth and all females must be female at birth.
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to deny entry to those whom it feels do not meet the criteria as set down within these policies.

PRACTICE ROUNDS
Practice rounds are NOT included in your tournament fee.
You may go online or call the course directly if you wish to make a practice round reservation.
The LBGF will allow practice on a competition course between rounds of a stroke play event. This only applies when competition takes place over two or more courses.

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
Hand-held or other devices (yardage or GPS devices) that measure distance only may be used. The use of devices that gauge or measure other conditions, in addition to distance, that might affect a player's play (e.g., wind or gradient) is not permitted, even if that feature(s) is turned off.

ESTABLISHED HANDICAPS
Most tournaments require a valid one-year 18-hole USGA/SCGA/ PUBLINX etc. handicap. If you do not have a handicap, but can play par golf, you may be considered to enter the Match Play, Championship Flights of the Men's/Women's City, or the "gross" flights of the Men's Senior. Acceptance is based upon approval by the Tournament Director.
For handicap events participants must have a one-year established handicap. Participants will play to their lowest index for the previous 12 month period. Golfers wishing to participate with an established index of less than 1 year may enter only with permission from the Tournament Director.
If you have a handicap from outside Southern California, please send a copy of your handicap sheet with your entry and the website where we may update your handicap before the tournament.
Misrepresentation of ability level could result in disqualification, at the discretion of the Tournament Committee, with no refund.

PAIRINGS
The pairings will be prepared and posted on this website approximately one week before the first day of the tournament. In order to help keep entry fees at current pricing, pairings and results will NOT be mailed. If you have questions, please contact the tournament office as soon as possible.

TOURNAMENT FORMATS AND TEE TIMES
At the discretion of the Tournament Director, all Tournament Formats and Tee Times are subject to change from what is printed in this booklet, dependent upon amount of entries, availability of courses, weather, and any other unforeseen circumstances. In the event of any changes, you will be notified as soon as practically possible.