Event Terms & Conditions

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The Golf NSW Standard Terms of Competition for State Events and the Golf NSW Code of Conduct apply to this State event. A copy of the Golf NSW General Terms of Competition for State Events and the Golf NSW Code of Conduct are available from the Golf NSW website at www.golfnsw.org.au.

The Keno Let’s Play Ambrose is a Two-person Ambrose event aimed at club golfers and encouraging them to enjoy the fun aspects of golf.

  • Both players must be affiliated members of Hawks Nest Golf Club to play in the event and qualify for the finals.

The KENO Let’s Play Ambrose is played in 3 categories:

  • two female players (Women’s competition)
  • two male players (Men’s competition)
  • one male player and one female player (Mixed competition)

Both players MUST have attained the age of 18 years by the date of the State Final

Stage 1: Club Qualifying Round

Club Qualifying rounds must be conducted as a Two-person Ambrose event. The leading Men, Women and Mixed pairs at each Club Qualifying event will advance to Stage 2. If a leading pair is unavailable for Stage 2, the next placed pair may replace them.

Each Club will have one pair in the Men, Women and Mixed categories progress from their club qualifying event to Stage 2.

If a club has more than 21+ pairs in any of the Men, Women and Mixed categories participate at their club qualifying event, they are entitled to have two (2) pairs progress to Stage 2.

Stage 2: Regional Finals

There will be no entry fee to play in a Regional Final.
Regional Finals will be managed by Golf NSW, and will be held in country regions in northern, north-western, western, south-western and southern NSW as well as metropolitan Sydney. Dates and venues will be published on the Golf NSW website www.golfnsw.org.au.

The DRAW for each Regional Final will be released to participants two (2) weeks prior to the event date.

The winning pair from each category (Men, Women and Mixed) at each of the Regional Finals will qualify for the State Final. If a pair becomes unavailable for the State Final, they may be replaced by the next placed pairing in that category.

Where a qualifying pair withdraws from a Regional Final, the withdrawing pair must notify Golf NSW.

Golf NSW will be responsible for contacting the next placed pair to participate in the Regional Final. (Time permitting)

Stage 3: State Final at Bonville Golf Resort

The State Final will be conducted over two (2) rounds of 18-holes. Scoring for each round will be based on ranking for that round such that the net winner of the round will receive 1 point, net second-place will receive 2 points, net third-place will receive 3 points and so on. The winner of the State Final will be the pairing with the lowest points across the two rounds.

Covered by Golf NSW is the cost of two (2) rounds of golf, accommodation for three (3) nights, welcome function, the presentation dinner and breakfast on all three (3) mornings. One room at either Bonville Golf Resort / Pacific Bay Resort will be provided to the qualifying pair for the 3 nights. If additional accommodation is required for partners or additional guests, packages may be available.

Venue and Dates: Bonville Golf Resort, Coffs Harbour

Sunday 8th – 11th December 2024


  • Two Person Ambrose (Men’s, Women’s & Mixed)
  • Both players may place the ball within one club length where the original ball has been
  • Players must play from the same area of the course where the ball has been marked (eg.
    General Area, Bunker, Penalty Area)
  • Ball on the green must be placed within 15cm of the marked ball (not nearer the hole)
  • Each player must use at least 6 tee shots during a round
  • Tee shots used MUST be indicated on the scorecard

Pairs must meet the following Handicap Restrictions:

The Pair must have a minimum combined daily handicap of 8 (eg. if one player’s daily handicap is 4 and the second players daily handicap is 2, they cannot play together because their combined daily handicap is only 6)

  • Each player in the pair must have no more than 20 strokes difference in their daily handicap.  (eg. If the lowest marker’s daily handicap is 5, their partner must play off no more than a daily handicap of 25).

NOTE: If a pair’s daily handicaps are more than 20 strokes different, the higher marker will be limited to a daily handicap 20 strokes above the lower marker’s daily handicap.

  • The pair’s PLAYING handicap on the day will be ¼ of their combined daily handicap.
  • Each player must use at least 6 tee shots during a round.
  • Tee shots used MUST be indicated on the scorecard.