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National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic Terms & Conditions

Event Overview:

National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic (The Golf Classic) is a series of golf events open to amateur golfers of either gender to benefit National Kidney Foundation. The Golf Classic events will be played throughout the United States. All rules and inclusion apply both to the golfer and non-golfer participants. The Golf Classic is a two-stage competition. In the first stage, golfers will compete in one or more of over 30 events across the US. At each of these events, the top three (3) finishing teams in the Gross division and the top three finishing (3) teams in the Handicap Index division will be invited to participate in the National Finals at Pebble Beach, January 2018, where teams will play the Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Club and The Links at Spanish Bay (additional registration fees and other hotel/transportation fees required).

Eligibility and Rules of Golf:

The Golf Classic is open to all amateur golfers. An official USGA Handicap Index is not required to participate in the Gross division. If teams desire to compete in the Handicap Index division, members must have a current and valid USGA Handicap Index.

Play is governed by the current USGA Rules of Golf and local rules for each course. Local rules will be provided by each course and will be available on site upon request. Questions with respect to the rules of golf and scoring will be settled by the on-site course Golf Professional presiding over the event and the NKF, whose decisions will be final.

Entries:

Participants will enter by r www.NKFGolfClassic.org, completing the registration form, and paying the entry fee OR by completing an off-line registration form and sending the form and payment to: Tournament Director, National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic.

Entry/registration fees and donations are non-refundable. Golf Classic organizers reserve the right to reject any application that, in its sole discretion, is incomplete, not compliant with the terms and conditions of The Golf Classic or otherwise ineligible. Openings for each Regional event are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis at the time of reservation. Teams may participate in any number of Regional events.

The Organizer is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected or otherwise undeliverable mail, or entries that cannot be processed due to phone, network, electronic or computer hardware or software failure, or technical failures of any kind.

Substitutions:

Any number of substitutes are permitted for registered team members at Regional events.

Event Format:

Team Scramble: A Format for Excitement
Each local National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic is conducted using a four-person team scramble format. Each team member tees off, and the best drive is selected. All four players then play from that spot. This process continues until the hole is completed. Each team must use at least three drives from each player during the course of the round. The team with the lowest score wins.


The team scramble format provides everyone — men and women, new golfers and experienced low-handicappers with a competitive, yet social day of golf, as well as an opportunity to win valuable prizes and possibly an invitation to Pebble Beach.

Requirements for Handicap Index Division
Any amateur golfer, male or female, is eligible to compete in the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic.
Every team competing in the NKF Golf Classic must consist of four amateur golfers whose total USGA Handicap Index is 42.0 or more.
Only one golfer on each team may have a USGA Handicap Index of 8.0 or less.
Golfer's handicaps are effective as of the latter of:
(i) the day of registration for the tournament or
(ii) the date 60 days prior to the event.

Each golfer with a USGA Handicap Index will be required to present a current copy of his or her Handicap Index card to the tournament committee at the time of registration.
Any team that contains a member(s) who does not have USGA Handicap Indexes may compete in the Gross Division.

Gross Division

A Gross Division has been added for teams that do not have Handicap Indexes. Top finishing teams in both Divisions will be invited to compete at the National Finals (additional fees required).
Any amateur golfer, male or female, is eligible to compete in the National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic.

All golfers will be required to present a photo ID on the day of the event.

The National Kidney Foundation has the right to deny the entry of any players or teams. The competition is deemed to be closed/final when the results are announced and the prizes have been presented.

 

National Finals: 

Teams intending to compete/participate in the National Finals must be able to be in Pebble Beach, CA on January 2018. Substitutions are allowed with 48-hours’ notice (one substitution allowed per competing team). Team members qualifying for the National Finals are responsible for making arrangements and paying for their own transportation, registration fee and other incidentals to attend this event. National Finals participants are responsible for all costs associated with their participation in National Finals. These may include additional nights at the Inn at Spanish Bay, meals, transfers, gratuities, taxes, entertainment or other expenses.

Prizes:

The Golf Classic values a team's fundraising ability as much as their golf ability. Each regional event will feature Tiffany & Co. awards for the top finishing teams in both the Gross and Handicap Index divisions.

Teams competing in Regional events and can qualify for invitations to the National Finals by one of the following means:

  1. Be a top-3 finishing team (Gross and Handicap Index divisions) and receive an invite (registration, accommodations and travel expenses are the responsibility of the team members)
  2. Raise $20,000 or more (team entry fees or sponsor fees are not included) via peer-to-peer fundraising and your team will receive complimentary event registration and accommodations at the Inn at Spanish Bay (3 nights / double occupancy).  For more information see PRIZES*

*Winners of the prizes are personally responsible for all taxes, fees and additional expenses that may be associated with acceptance of their prizes.

 

Publicity and Promotion:

The Organizer and its affiliates, sponsors, agents, successors, licensees, nominees and assigns may arrange for (a) promotion of the event, for radio and television broadcasting, print, online and other exhibition and publication of the event or excerpts thereof in various media, including so-called "new media" and (b) the design and manufacture of advertising and packaging which commemorates, promotes or memorializes the event throughout the universe in perpetuity. By registering to participate, team members consent to the use by the Organizer and its affiliates, Partners and Sponsors of his/her name, likeness, voice and references to him/her and photographs and other images or video of him/her and his/her play connected with his appearance in The Golf Event, or any portion(s) thereof, in connection with such media promotion, broadcasting and other exhibition and publication of the Regional events and Season Finale. The Organizerand its affiliates, Partners and Sponsors may utilize the rights granted it hereunder in connection with the promotion and/or commemoration of The Golf Classic, and other National Kidney Foundation events.

Terms for Submission of Entry:

Teams registering to enter these events agree to the Official Rules listed above. All registrants agree that National Kidney Foundation may use their name, picture, likeness, voice and responses to the questions contained in this registration for advertising and promotion purposes, without compensation. Any and all claims, judgments and awards from actions arising from this event shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering The Golf Classic. Attorney's fees will not be awarded or reimbursed. Players are responsible for all costs associated with playing in the events unless where stipulated.

By entering this Tournament, I agree to receive emails from The Organizer (National Kidney Foundation) regarding the event, i.e. tee times, and other tournament updates.

Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

National Kidney Foundation is a US public charity, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from Federal tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Donors should consult their tax advisor to determine whether they are eligible to claim a deduction associated with their donation to or participation in this event.

Regional Event registration fees (which vary in cost) are not 100% tax deductible as they cover goods and services received.  Please contact the event organizers for more tax information. Funds raised and donated in excess of this amount (including sponsorships) are eligible for a federal tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor for specific guidance about your potential for a charitable tax deduction.

National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic is conducted by National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

 

Revised: Feb. 13, 2017

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