Buenos Aires Rules and Regulations
Competition Rules and Regulations
The Youth Olympic Golf Competition will be conducted in accordance with the IGF Youth Olympic Games Regulations and its appendices and the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited and The United States Golf Association, available here.
Any modification to the Rules of Golf contained in the IGF’s Local Rules and Conditions of Competition for the Youth Olympic Golf Competition will be made available to athletes prior to their starting times.
Failure to comply with the Rules of Golf, as established by the R&A and USGA, and as amended by Local Rules in force at the competition or any conditions of competition, regulations or other rules, by-laws, directions or instructions as specified by the IGF shall be referred to the Event Delegate or Chief Referee for decision, as appropriate.
Any unforeseen incidents not covered by the Regulations and its appendices shall be dealt with as follows:
- Cases of a general nature shall be resolved in accordance with the Olympic Charter.
- Technical questions shall be resolved according to the Rules of Golf.
- On-site appeals shall be resolved by the Event Delegate or Chief Referee for decision, as appropriate.
Method for deciding ties
In the event of a tie for any of the medal positions after three rounds in the Individual or Team events, the medal(s) will be decided by a hole-by-hole play-off to take place immediately after completion of the final round. Any players tied for other positions will remain tied.
The play-off will commence on a sequence of holes as approved by the Event Delegate and identified prior to the competition beginning.
In the Individual event, if two players are tied for the first position, a play-off will be conducted to determine the gold and silver medals. If three or more players are tied for the first position, a play-off will be conducted to determine the gold, silver and bronze medals. If two or more players are tied for the second position, a play-off will be conducted to determine the silver and bronze medals. If two or more players are tied for the third position, a play-off will be conducted for the bronze medal. In any case, only one gold, one silver and one bronze medal will be awarded.
At the conclusion of each play-off hole, players will be grouped according to score on that hole if it is necessary to play another hole to determine a medal.
A play-off in the Team event will follow the same format as the Individual event, except that both members of the team will play in the play-off and it will be the cumulative score for the two members of team that will determine the team’s score on a play-off hole.
The prohibition of any advertising and publicity in and above Youth Olympic Games (YOG) sites (as expressed in the Olympic Charter) is one of the aspects that differentiate the YOG from other international sporting events.
These IOC Guidelines regarding Authorized Identifications provide guidance on how Olympic Charter Rule 50 is to be implemented, in particular (i) as to when an identification is “marked conspicuously for advertising purposes” (and hence prohibited), (ii) which types of identifications are allowed, (iii) where such identifications may be placed and (iv) how many times such identifications may appear. These rules apply to all of the athletes, officials and other accredited persons within the YOG venues and sites.