FAQ

WHAT IS THE VIRTUAL GOLF CHALLENGE?

It is an opportunity for transplant athletes, and members of the transplant community around the world to compete in a virtual tournament and win medals and prizes in their gender group, competition category and handicap group. To enter, you just need to play an 18 hole round of golf using standard stroke play and net scoring. Just play each hole until you sink the ball and then deduct your handicap to determine your net score.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT GROUPS?

Golfers will compete by two gender participation categories. Within each gender category, golfers will compete in either Group 1: Transplant Recipients or Group 2: Transplant Community & Supporters. Within each group, golfers will compete in the following handicap bands: 0-8, 9-16, and 17 and over.

HOW IS THE COMPETITION ORGANISED?

Each golfer must register to be part of the Virtual Golf Challenge at www.wtgf.org/golf/

You will record your category and the correct handicap band, and pay the registration fee of $10 US. From 1 August to 30 September, you then play an 18 hole round of golf on any course with a course rating and report your results. You can play as many rounds of golf as you wish during the competition period, but you must play all on the same chosen golf course. The best result you report will override any previous results.

HOW ARE HANDICAPS CALCULATED?

All golfers must have a handicap recognized by an official authority in your country. Handicaps will be verified by the WTGF. Maximum allowed handicaps are 28 for men and 36 for women. When you play, you must note the course rating for the tees that you are using. This information is usually on a sign by the first tee of the course. The course rating will be reported when you record your entry and you will need to use it to adjust your handicap for your course.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO HAVE?

When you register, you need your basic contact information and your golf handicap information, including information on how to verify your handicap. You will need to upload a picture of your handicap (card or screenshot), showing the necessary information.

When you complete a round of golf, you will provide your gross score, your nett score, your current handicap for that chosen course and the rating of the course. You must provide all four items of information.

HOW CAN I SEE HOW I AM DOING?

Online leaderboards will be kept for each category and will be updated weekly.

WHAT IF MY CHOSEN HOME GOLF COURSE IS A 9 HOLE COURSE?

While playing on an 18 hole golf course is the preference for the golf challenge, if your home course is a 9 hole course and provides an official handicap, we are happy for to select and play on this course.

WHAT IF THERE IS A TIE?

In the case of a tie we will have a “Count out Procedure”, starting with:

 

  • Score over the last 9 holes
    Score of the last 6 holes
    Score over the last 3 holes
    Score on Stroke 1 hole and so on until we have a winner