FISU Golf Regulations

See also:
WUC General Regulations
FISU AntiDoping Regulations



The golf competitions shall be run in accordance with the most recent rules of Golf and Amateur
Status of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, unless otherwise stated. In the event
of a disagreement on the interpretation of the rules, the English text shall be regarded as

The programme and duration of competitions are fixed by the Executive Committee in
agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. The competitions shall last four (4)
days and include the following events:

- men’s individual competition (72 holes - stroke play)
- women’s individual competition (72 holes - stroke play)
- men’s team competition (72 holes - stroke play)
- women’s team competition (72 holes - stroke play)

Each country may enter a maximum of sixteen (16) persons: eleven (11) competitors and five
(5) officials.
Each competitor shall have a handicap of 9 or less on entering the Championship.
In each event, each country may enter:

- Individual event: six (6) competitors
- Team event: four (4) competitors, of whom the three (3) with the best results each day shall
count for team classification per day
- Individual event: five (5) competitors
- Team event: three (3) competitors of whom the two (2) with the best results each day shall
count for team classification per day

In the case of a tie between two (2) competitors or more for an individual gold medal, they shall
play off. For other individual medals, the most recent day’s score shall decide and if there is
still a tie, last 9, last 6 etc. shall be used. In the case of a tie between two (2) teams or more,
the most recent day’s counting team score shall decide and if there is still a tie, last 9, last 6
etc. shall be used.

Where entries exceed the number of places available in the field, their number shall be limited,
in the first instance, to four (4) male and three (3) female players per country. A handicap ballot
shall then be applied to fill the remaining places after the teams have been allocated (in the
handicap ballot players will be selected according to their handicaps, the best players being
allocated first). The players shall play in the individual Championship only, except in
exceptional circumstances, by a decision of the FISU Technical Delegate.

At the first General Technical Meeting, the Head of Delegation or his/her representative shall
confirm and sign the official list of competitors accredited by the CIC.

The Championships shall be played over a 72-hole stroke play: 18 holes per day over the four
(4) consecutive days of the event.

Three (3) months before the Championship, the Organising Committee has the right to collect
25% of the total cost of stay per athlete and official from participating countries.
- Seeding Method
Seeding shall be made per country by using the team results achieved in the previous event as a guide
for seeding. If the host country is not in the first five seeds, it shall be included among the first six.
Where possible, players from the same country shall be kept together in a block, one playing each time
after the other.
The draw shall be published after all countries have registered.

16.3.1 Nomination:
Referees shall be appointed by the National Golf Federation of the host country in agreement
with the FISU Technical Delegate.
16.3.2 Costs
All referee-related costs shall be borne by the host organisation.
16.3.3 Number of technical officials needed and qualification
A minimum of seven (7) referees per golf course shall be appointed.
Those seven (7) referees shall consist of one (1) Chief Referee and at least one (1) other
referee from countries other than the host country, who have recognised international
experience. The other referees shall as a minimum be national referees, but they should ideally
have international experience. All referees shall be fluent in English in order to be able to
communicate with athletes.