Waiver and Release — requirement by anyone attending

By submitting your entry to participate in a Golf Saskatchewan event the applicant/participant is aware of and assumes all risks of bodily injury or property damage, including specifically (but not exclusively) the risk of being exposed to and contracting any disease or contagion such as novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the risk of being injured by thrown or struck golf balls or clubs, actions by spectators, players, caddies, or others in attendance, and the competitor agrees that Golf Saskatchewan, including its Directors, Officers, volunteers and employees, as well as the competitors in the event, are not liable for any injuries or property damage resulting from such causes or any other negligence.

Competition Policies

By registering to play in our sanctioned event, participants agree to the following policies (a Notice to Players):

  • Event Waiver and Release
    Must be completed by all parties

    NOTE: each participant/guardian/volunteer/spectator and/or staff is required to complete the Golf Saskatchewan Championship/Event Waiver and Release.

  • Junior Code of Conduct

    Code of Conduct for Juniors

    • A junior playing in an Amateur aged event she/he/they must adhere to most items in the Junior Code of Conduct.
    • Exceptions may include Caddie or power cart transportation, if eligible.
  • Amateur Code of Conduct
  • Transportation Notice
    • In events where players are allowed to ride power carts, the groups are only allowed 2 power-carts per group. * The Championship Committee will review each event and put a Local Rule in effect. A group must not have more than 2 or is subject to the General Penalty of the Local Rules.
    • Events which power carts may be used include:
      • Amateur Women’s *
      • Senior Women’s *
      • Senior Men’s *
      • Mid-Master Men’s (40+) *
      • Women’s Rosebowl *
      • Mixed Team *
      • * includes transgender and non-binary competitors
  • Pace of Play
  • Standard Local Rules
  • Spectator / Parent Policy
  • Dress Code + footwear
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Tie Breaking Procedure

Other Conditions for events:

  1. Rules are governed by the most current Golf Canada Rules of Golf including Amateur Status including the most current Golf Canada Rules of Golf and Interpretations. Rules decision and Interpretation on the field of play,shall be decided by the Golf Saskatchewan Championship Rules Committee, and shall be final.
  2. Supplementary Local Rules for the championship (location specific).
  3. Photography & Video: by entering a Golf Saskatchewan championship, the participant allows Golf Saskatchewan to take picture(s) and/or video(s) of the participant for marketing/promotional materials.
  4. Member only event: All competitors must have a Golf Canada membership and must present a validated 2021 Golf Canada membership card/number upon entering the Championship(s) or proof of membership equivalent from another jurisdiction.
  5. Other member jurisdiction: if the participant is from outside of Canada and is a member with another golf association/union she/he/they may enter our event provided they are able to verify their membership with an established handicap index.
    (With COVID-19 still present in 2021, the Championship Committee has not made a final decision as to residential restrictions for the pending Golf Saskatchewan events. – as of March 28, 2021)
  6. Championship Committee Review: all championship entry applications are subject to the approval of the Golf Saskatchewan Championship Committee.
  7. National Championship Quota Spot – Golf Saskatchewan members only.
    1. Golf Saskatchewan will try to ensure proper representation at a Golf Canada National Championship.
    2. Note, this includes limiting the amount of players we will drop down to on the participant list (for instance, not lower than the 15th placed person). *subject to change.
    3. A person from another province or country is welcome to play but cannot gain entry into Golf Canada’s national championship through our quota spot system.
    4. The National Athlete Assistance subsidy guidelines can be read below.
    5. UPDATE: Golf Canada National Championships are subject to approval due to COVID-19.

REMINDER: The Golf Saskatchewan Codes of Conduct applies to players & teams attending Regional, National and International Events (sanctioned/conducted by Golf Canada and the like). This is above and beyond the policies and Code of Conduct at the championship being played.

  • National Athlete Assistance Subsidy guidelines

    National Athlete Assistance Subsidy

    Golf Saskatchewan and the Sport Development Committee believes in our athletes competing and excelling at the highest levels. In 2013, the Athlete Assistance Program was revamped and renamed to National Athlete Assistance Subsidy (NAAS). Only Saskatchewan athletes, who participate in our provincial championships, are eligible provided they compete at a national competition, recognized by Golf Canada and/or other golf bodies (USGA or R&A).

    The National Athlete Assistance Subsidy may be available to players striving to test their abilities against world-class competition. Following the completion of our provincial championships, athletes who have qualified to attend nationals (as either team members and/or quota spots) may be eligible for NAAS.

    ELIGIBILITY: In order to be considered for an Athlete Assistance Grant, the applicant must:

    1. a player must be a current member of Golf Saskatchewan, and
    2. have competed in Golf Saskatchewan’s most recent provincial championship(s), and
    3. must compete in the national championship in the same calendar year, and
    4. the Sport Development Committee reserves the right to determine other areas of eligibility when/if required.
    5. The amount of subsidy is determined on an annual basis.
    6. Is subject to the geographic location of the event.

    Eligibility notes from Golf SK, we require:

    1. All participants competing at any national championship must pay her/his own entry fee.
    2. Junior competitors may receive funding for junior nationals similar to NAAS.
    3. A junior who qualifies as an amateur aged event is eligible for NAAS.
    4. An athlete who competes at more than 1 national championship may receive additional funding unless some other circumstance makes this ineligible.
    5. All NAAS funds are granted by playing in our Provincial Championship.
    6. Cheques will be issued shortly after the completion of a national championship.  Reimbursement Timeline.  All cheques will be in the mail no later than October 15th, of the calendar year.

    OTHER NOTICES – a player will not receive a NAAS if:

    1. an athlete directly enters a National/International competition.
    2. an athlete receives an additional quota spot through a regional competition such as the Future Links Regional Championship. * If a player earns a spot a Golf Canada event, they have earned the right to compete at Nationals however, NAAS will not be included.
    3. the athlete received an exemption spot from play at a previous years championship.  For Example, at the 2018 Golf Canada Men’s Mid-Amateur, a top 10 finish gets you an exemption into next years (2019) field.  Golf Saskatchewan will not assist you with NAAS funding for this event as it is outside of the fiscal year.