Eligibility

The tournament is exclusive to Mercedes-Benz owners, invited guests and tournament sponsors. The MercedesTrophy event is an all-amateur tournament.  rofessionals are not eligible to  articipate.

Tournament Date and Venue

Monday, March 19, 2018 at Sta. Elena Golf Club, Cabuyao, Laguna. Registration, Breakfast, Photoshoot, Tournament Shirt, Cap distribution & sponsor side events start at 6:00 AM. “Loot Bags” will be given upon return of signed scorecard for the round.

Tee-Off

The MercedesTrophy will have a “SHOTGUN START” using the 1st and 2nd and 3rd nines (Makiling, Banahaw and Sierra Madre Courses) of Sta. Elena. All players will have a pre-assigned designated tee-off assignment. Ceremonial tee-off will be at 8:30 AM. Shotgun Start will be at exactly 9:00 AM. All players shall report to their designated holes at least 10 minutes before starting time. Complimentary Golf Carts are provided.

Format

The tournament will be an 18-Hole Stroke Play Handicap competition. All pairings after the registration are final. Changes or alterations on flight compositions after the registration will not be allowed.

Scoring System

The scoring system to be applied for the tournament will be the Stableford System. This system of scoring is done by taking the course handicap of a player and distributing strokes to specific holes based on their difficulty. The following Stableford points are to be allowed based on the player’s net score on each hole:

Hole-in-one6 points
Double Eagle5 points
Eagle4 points
Birdie3 points
Par2 points
Bogey1 points

The points are all added up to get the total Stableford score of the player.

Handicaps

Mercedes-Benz owners’ allowable maximum club certified handicap is 24. Players are required to submit their current certified handicap index from the UNHS/NGAP member golf club. In case an MB player has no certified handicap from either the UNHS/NGAP, they will ONLY be allowed to compete in the GUEST Division using the System 36 format.

Ties

In case of ties, the player with the lower handicap prevails. If a tie still exists, the player with more holes-in-one, double eagles,  agles, birdies, then pars will prevail. If a tie still should exist, a draw of lots will be used to determine the winner.

No Gimmies

Gimmie putts are not allowed. ALL players MUST HOLE OUT. To help speed up play, kindly pick-up at double par.

Rules

The tournament will be governed by the Rules of Golf according to USGA and the Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews, and the applicable local rules of Sta. Elena Golf Club.

Classification: MercedesTrophy Division

Division A:Handicap 0-12
Division B:Handicap 13-20
Division C:Handicap 21-24

The 3 Division Champions and their 3 Runners-Up and the Lady Champion, together with one Country captain, will represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Finals to be held in Brisbane, Australia, August 2018 with PHILIPPINE AIRLINES as the official carrier. PAL will fly all the winners on Business Class.

In the event a winner is unable to join the Asian Finals his/her runner-up may be invited to take his/her place.

Sponsors, Ladies & Guest Divisions

Scoring will be “System 36”

Handicap Certification will not be required in these divisions. A Champion and Runner-Up will be declared for the  ponsor and Guest divisions. The Lady Champion will not have a runner-up.

Complimentary

PARTICIPANTS MAY NOT WIN MORE THAN ONCE ON “FUN” PRIZES SUCH AS HOLE-IN-ONE CHALLENGE, MOST ACCURATE DRIVE, NEAREST THE PIN OR THE LINE, ETC.

THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY PROVISION IN THE CONDITIONS OF PLAY AT ANY TIME IT DEEMS NECESSARY FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE TOURNAMENT. ALL DECISIONS OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING. NO PROTEST OF ANY KIND WILL BE  NTERTAINED.

GREEN FEES, RANGE BALLS, GOLF CARTS, CADDIE FEES & TEE HOUSE SNACKS FOR PLAYERS ARE ALL COMPLIMENTS OF AUTO NATION GROUP AND ITS PARTNER SPONSORS.

AWARDS COCKTAILS AND EARLY DINNER RECEPTION WILL START RIGHT AFTER THE GAME. PRESENCE IS REQUIRED TO WIN DOOR PRIZES DURING THE AWARDS PRESENTATION.

Any applicable taxes shall be for the winners’ account.

PLEASE PLAY WITHOUT UNDUE DELAY.

Thank you for your valued participation and HAPPY DRIVES and GOOD ARRIVES!