IMPORTANT PLAYER INFORMATION

This section will contain pertinent player information such as the tournament field, starting times and the conditions of the competition as they become available or necessary.

WITHDRAWALS AND REFUND POLICY
Should you need to withdraw before the FINAL field is announced, the entry fee less a $50 service charge, will be refunded. Any withdrawal after the FINAL field is published will result in the entry fee being forfeited. Requests for refunds in "exceptional circumstances" will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Full refunds will be extended to those who qualify for the U.S. Open. If it is necessary for a player to withdraw during the event, he/she must notify an onsite official prior to leaving the golf course. If withdrawing prior to starting a stipulated round, the player must contact the Tournament Director. Violation of this policy will result in non-acceptance of future entries.
MANDATORY PLAYER REGISTRATION
All players must register in person at the Player Registration Desk located in the Cochise/Geronimo Clubhouse Porte-cochere between the hours of 12 Noon and 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Each player will obtain his/her tee gifts and first and second round starting times. Any player failing to register may be withdrawn and replaced in the field and forfeit his/her tee gifts and entry fees.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT
72 holes of individual stroke play at gross by a field of 144 players, 72 men and 72 women. There will be a 36 hole cut, with the low 36 and ties of both the men and women advancing to the final round.
QUALIFIER
If either Division field is significantly oversubscribed, a Qualifier will be held Monday, June 13, 2022, with 4 qualifying places for each field.  Entry fee of $150 will be applied toward the tournament fee and includes greens fees, cart fees, practice balls and access to the Geronimo facilities for the day. If it is determined that the number of entrants is inadequate to have a reasonable size field, in either division, a decision to cancel the Qualifier will be made on May 15.
PRACTICE ROUNDS AND FACILITIES
One practice round has been established for each competitor on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Following posting of the final fields for each Division, requests for a practice round tee time must be made directly with Desert Mountain’s Jeremy Smith, Championship Coordinator-Head Golf Professional, Cochise/Geronimo, at jsmith@DesertMt.com The driving range and all practice facilities will be open 1 hour before the first tee time and until 6:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).
PAIRINGS AND STARTING TIMES
Play will begin on holes 1 and 10 for each round of the tournament on the Geronimo course. There will be morning and afternoon waves for Rounds 1 and 2. Groups for these rounds starting early from hole 1 on the first day in the morning wave will start later from hole 10 in the afternoon wave on the next day, and vice-versa. Round 3 and 4 will continue in a morning wave only. The field will be split equally with the leaders starting last on the first hole and the highest scores starting first on the tenth hole. The women and men will be split between the nines with the leaders starting last on their respective nine. During the tournament, players will be provided with a buffet breakfast from 6:30 am to 9:00 am. and a lunch buffet from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm only in the the Cochise/Geronimo Clubhouse. Players must start at the times and in the order arranged by the SWGA Rules Committee. A two-stroke penalty will be incurred if you are late for your starting time, but tee off within five (5) minutes of your starting time. Any player failing to arrive on the tee within five (5) minutes of his starting time will be disqualified. Tee times for Wednesday and Thursday are on the pairings sheet. For Friday and Saturday play, they should be available on the SWGA website – www.swga.net – or at the Cochise/Geronimo Pro Shop approximately two hours after the conclusion of the round.
OFFICIAL TIME
The official time is determined by the national Institute of Standards and Technology’s WWVB Radio Signal from the USA Atomic Clock, and is kept at the starting tee(s) or registration area. The official time is the time on the clock at your starting tee.
SCORING
All players will sign his/her scorecard, properly attest his/her fellow-competitor’s scorecard and return each to the scoring officials immediately following play. We require each player remain in the scoring area until scores are verified for each player. Players failing to perform all duties within the scoring area are subject to disqualification. There will be real-time scoring. Volunteers will be stationed at every third green to record the last three hole scores for each player.
APPEARANCE
For men, attire required at all times on all courses and practice areas includes shirts with short or long sleeves and collars or mock turtlenecks and slacks or mid-length shorts. Shirt tails for Gentlemen must be tucked in. Golf caps and visor brims must be forward-facing. For women, attire required at all times on all courses and practice areas includes golf shirts, capris, slacks, appropriate length shorts, golf skirts or skorts, or tasteful clothing similar to golf attire offered for sale at the golf pro shops. Golf cap and visor brims must be forward-facing. Inappropriate attire includes, but is not limited to, short shorts, casual cargo shorts/pants, shorts/pants with protruding pockets, cut-offs, running and gym shorts, yoga pants, jogging suits, sweat pants, tank tops, racer-back tops, men’s sleeveless shirts, t-shirts and denim. Appropriate golf footwear is required. The Club maintains a year-round soft spike policy. Attendants are available in the clubhouse to replace spikes for a nominal fee. Inappropriate footwear includes, but is not limited to, flip-flops, non-golf sandals as well as bare feet. This applies to caddies as well.
CADDIES
Caddies are permitted for the practice rounds and all rounds of the competition. Neither players nor his/her caddies may walk on the putting green of any hole between rounds of the tournament. The player is responsible to ensure his/her caddie complies with all SWGA policies during the tournament. Caddies shall wear smooth tennis or basketball shoes. No golf shoes of any type are permitted, including soft spikes. Caddies may wear shorts and must comply with the same appearance policies as the players.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES
In this Southwestern Amateur Championship a player is allowed to obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed or has the ability to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play, the player is in breach of Rule 4.3a, for which the penalty is DISQUALIFICATION, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Usage of electronic devices that disrupt play is not permitted by players or caddies. All electronic devices must be turned off during the stipulated round. If a player or caddie uses such devices, they will be asked to cease doing so. Failure to comply may result in the player being withdrawn from the event.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Any player or guest requiring medical assistance will contact an onsite official or Director who will request immediate assistance.
DIRECTIONS TO COURSE

To the Desert Mountain Club from I-10: (driving time: ~60 minutes). Take 202 East to 101 North. Take the 101 to Exit 36, Pima Road-Princess Drive. After exiting the 101 turn right onto Pima Road. Continue on Pima to Cave Creek Road. Turn right on Cave Creek Road and proceed to Desert Mountain Parkway, on your left, and the entry gate to the community.  Continue on the Parkway to the Cochise/Geronimo Club at 10333 Rockaway Hills.  For those of you that use your automobile GPS system you must enter 37700 Desert Mountain Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ  85262.

THE FORMAT

72

HOLES OF STROKE PLAY
36 HOLE CUTS

4

CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF PLAY

144

72 MEN
72 WOMEN

WAVES
1ST 36 - 2
FINAL 36 - 1
MORNING

PLAYERS MAY ALSO USE CARTS

DESERT MOUNTAIN GERONIMO

ALL PLAY

TUESDAY
PRACTICE
ROUND

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