CDGA Social Event Information

Social Event Policies for:
Member Appreciation Days, CDGA Super Senior Championship and CDGA Mixed Championship

If you plan to participate in any of the above mentioned events conducted by the Chicago District Golf Association, it is important that you read the following information. It is your responsibility to know the rules and regulations concerning participation in these events.

Eligibility
Only CDGA members are eligible to register for and play in CDGA Member Appreciation Days/Super Senior Championship/Mixed Championship.


Group Requests/Player Changes

  • The CDGA will not honor any pairing requests for any event.
  • If playing in a Member Appreciation day and you would like to play with certain individuals, you must register together at the time of entry.
  • Player changes for partner/team events will be accepted until the start time of the group. The CDGA would encourage all players changes to be made 1 day prior to the event

Conditions of Entry
The CDGA reserves the right to decline any entry. All entries submitted to the CDGA must be completed and include the entry fee for the event. In order to be officially entered into an event(s), the online entry must be received in the CDGA office no later than 5 p.m. on the entry closing day.


Entry Fee
All players are required to pay the applicable entry fee at the time of entry.


Waitlist
When the field for an event is full, please follow the waitlist prompt during the online registration process. Follow the steps and reserve your position on the waitlist. You will pay to reserve your position on the waitlist. A full refund will be given to anyone on a waitlist who does not make it into the event. Entries are placed on the waitlist in order of time and date received. When you finish the registration process for the waitlist you will recieve a confirmation email with your position on the list.


Withdrawal/Refund Policy
Individuals, who have submitted an entry for a CDGA Member Appreciation Day, Super Senior Championship or Mixed Championship event and wish to withdraw for any reason, MUST notify the CDGA Lemont office IN WRITING. Withdrawals may be sent via email to socialwithdraw@cdga.org, or mailed to the CDGA office. Withdrawals submitted at least seven days prior to each of these events will receive a full refund minus a $25 administration fee, provided a written notification is submitted to the CDGA office. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR WITHDRAWALS LESS THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.


Tee Time/Event Information
Information concerning starting times will be emailed to participants and posted to CDGA.org 7-10 days prior to the event.


Attire
All players must be properly attired both on the golf course and the premises of the club. Jeans of any color, T-shirts and tank tops are prohibited. Collared shirts must be worn and shorts must be mid-thigh lengths. No cut-off or jean shorts are allowed. This dress code is in effect at all CDGA events in conjunction with any additional dress code restrictions of the site hosting the event.


Non-Metal Spike Policy
The CDGA will honor the non-metal spike only policy that is in effect at various host clubs. All contestants will be notified in their starting time letter with information regarding the club policy on non-metal spikes. The information also appears in the event descriptions as well as the entry blanks.


Code of Conduct
Contestants and their caddies are reminded that at all times appropriate golf etiquette and dress is required and that any abuse or disrespect of fellow players, officials, host, spectators, employees, or other persons conducting or attending CDGA sponsored or conducted events are grounds for immediate removal from the event and denial of entry for future events. Such abuse or disrespect may be verbal or physical or threat thereof and includes but is not limited to the use of vulgar or obscene language, as well as physical damage to property or equipment of any of the persons set forth above or the hosting facility. Contestants may be subject to penalty for breach of the CDGA Code of Conduct Policy as permitted by local rule adoption 5H allowed in Rule 1.2 (b). A Code of Conduct breach is determined at the discretion of the committee.

Model Penalty Structure:

  • First breach of the Code of Conduct - warning or Committee sanction.
  • Second breach - general penalty.
  • Third Breach or any serious misconduct - disqualification.