Bonville Golf Resort, 5 - 7 April, 2024

The Australian Women's Classic Bonville - Presented by Pacific Bay Resort Studios

Australian Women’s Classic Tournament Info

The 2024 Australian Women’s Classic Bonville is a Ladies European Tour (LET) & Women’s Australian PGA (WPGA) tournament and will be played over 54 holes of stroke play at the Bonville Golf Resort.

HOST VENUE:
Bonville Golf Resort
North Bonville Rd, Bonville 2441
P: 1300 722 444
E: info@bonvillegolf.com.au
General Manager – Brad Daymond

CHAMPIONSHIP DATES:
Friday April 5th to Sunday April 7th, 2024

CONDITIONS OF PLAY 

  1. The tournament shall be decided by strokes over three rounds of 18 holes.  A maximum of 132 players will play one round on each of the first two days, after which the leading 60 professionals plus any amateur within the cut mark after the second round shall qualify to play the 3rd round. 
  1. In the event of a tie for first place, a ‘sudden death’ play-off will take place on a hole to be determined until a result has been achieved. 
  1. Play will be in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Ltd of St Andrews and in accordance with the WPGA’s Conditions of Competition and Local Rules and the local rules as approved by the Championship Committee. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ENTRY 

132 Players to comprise of: 

  • 80 LET member players
  • 30 WPGA Tour 2024 Exemption Categories 
  • 22 Promoter Invites

Total Players: 132

SCHEDULE 

The schedule for the week will be as follows: 

Monday April 1st & Tuesday April 2nd
Practice days – Course Open TBA.
WPGA/LET to register players, provide passes and ask players to complete the DNSW survey.  

Wednesday April 3rd
Golf NSW Pro Am – 12.30pm shotgun start with presentation and cocktail function/ tournament dinner to follow. 

Thursday April 4th
Practice days – Course Open TBA.

Friday April 5th – Saturday April 6th
Tournament Play – 1 & 2nd Rounds – play in three balls off two tees (1st and 9th) – Playy to Starting 7.00am or first light (TBA)

Sunday April 7th
Final Round – 60 players + ties – Starting 9.00am (TBA)

The Prize Giving and closing ceremony (at which the leading professional and amateur will be required) will follow immediately after the completion of the final round on the 18th green.

PRIZE MONEY 
Tournament Prize Fund minimum of EU 300,000 (distribution in accordance with LET/WPGA ratios). 

PLAYER REGISTRATION 
Players will register with WPGA in the Tour office, which will be situated in the clubhouse. 
Deadline: 17:00 on Tuesday April 3rd.

TICKETS AND ACCREDITATION 
Car Park entry must be staffed by volunteers at all times on tournament days.  Postcode receipts all attendees in Public Car Park from Friday to Sunday is extremely important to government KPI’s. 

HOLE IN ONE PRIZE 
TBA

TROPHY 
Golf NSW to provide both professional and amateur trophies. Bonville Golf Resort will provide the perpetual Championship Trophy. 

HOST CLUB – BONVILLE GOLF RESORT 
CLUBHOUSE OPENING HOURS 
Monday – Sunday 6:00am – 8:30pm 

TOURNAMENT OFFICE:
Upstairs function room set up for LET, WPGA, Golf NSW and media, as per previous year’s arrangements.  

RECEPTIONS 
Golf NSW Pro Am – 12.30pm shotgun start with presentation and cocktail function/ official tournament dinner to follow. 

Sunday 2 April: Presentation Ceremony

PRACTICE ROUNDS 
Official practice days will be Monday, April 2nd, Tuesday April 3rd & Thursday April 5th. Practice from 1st tee. Players must book practice rounds with the professional shop prior to play.

PRACTICE FACILITIES 
The practice range located between the clubhouse and the on-course accommodation.

Ball distribution will be provided by the range attendant(s). The balls will be regularly cleaned before redistribution.

Range Operating Times:
Monday, April 1st: 6.30am -5.00pm
Tuesday April 2nd: 6.30am -5.00pm
Wednesday April 3rd: 6.30am -5.00pm (PRO-AM Players & Guests To have Priority prior to shotgun start)
Thursday April 4th: 6.30am -6.00pm
Friday April 5th: 6.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday April 6th: 6.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday April 7th: 6.00am – last tee time.

The Club, in conjunction with the Tournament Director will ensure that the speeds of the respective practice greens are comparable to the tournament greens and the preparation of the practice bunker is as similar as possible to those on the Championship course. 

LOCKER ROOM  
The participating players will use the Women’s Locker Room in the Clubhouse. Locker access can be gained from the Reception desk.  

Locker room is tidied by the club. 

BAG STORE 
Bag storage for players that require it is available via the Pro Shop. 

PLAYERS LOUNGE 
The Player Lounge will be located in upper area of the clubhouse. Internet access will be provided in the Lounge. Additional guest passes will be managed by Golf NSW, The LET and WPGA. 

Entry to the Players Lounge will be with LET/WPGA membership cards or Lounge passes. This area is strictly for players and accredited guests. A player charge card to purchase food/refreshments will be issued for the week of the tournament.

The lounge will be in operation as follows: 

  • Monday – Thursday Light refreshments available
  • Friday: 6:00AM to 6:00PM
  • Saturday: 6:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Sunday: 6:00AM to 2:00PM

Complimentary tea, coffee and water is available. All other drinks are to be paid for by players. 

BUGGIES 
All players will be provided carts for each round in the tournament. 
Players will be required ot share carts during practice

PLAYER TOILETS  
Located in the Clubhouse (upstairs & downstairs). 2 are also located on the course.

VOLUNTEERS 

VOLUNTEERS HQ 
The Volunteer Headquarters is located in the Proshop. Please check in at reception upon your arrival to Bonville Golf Resort.  

ROLE GUIDELINES 

CARRYBOARDS 
In some events, and for some groups, carry boards are used. The carry board volunteer is responsible for carrying the board for the duration of the round, and updating the players’ scores on the carry board. 

Note: The carry boards can be heavy (particularly over 18-holes) therefore this role is more suitable for men or stronger women.  If available, a cart can be used at Bonville for this purpose. 

LIVE SCORES 
Players will be advised on the tee that “live” scoring/score updates will occur. “Live” scorers will be positioned behind selected greens and when the players come through that hole, they will advise the scorer of their identity and: 

In Stroke play: their score for each hole since they last went through a score check (eg. Anna Drew 4, 5, 4, 5, 4, 3).

Scorers will also be with individual groups during the TV broadcast.

Scorers will be asked to use their own mobile device but if they don’t have one, they will be given an iPad/Samsung Tablet, draw and clipboard to write the score next to the player’s name on the draw. Once all players in the group have provided their score, the scorer will enter the scores into the mobile device via the relevant scoring program. Further instructions will be provided at the event on how to use the App. 

DRINK SUPPLY 
Some Golf NSW events have volunteers managing the supply of water stations for players to fill up from.  This is a critical component of events, particularly on hot days.  Eskies on tees should be filled with ice and water and should never be less than half full.  It is important that the level of water is regularly monitored. 

MARSHALLS 
Some Golf NSW events have volunteers managing crowd control. This involves a variety of tasks: 

  • Ensuring spectators do not influence the position of a player’s ball; 
  • Keeping a crowd quiet at appropriate times; 
  • Ensuring the safety of players and other spectators; 
  • Ensuring the correct flow of spectators around the golf course 

Marshalls should be equipped with appropriate signage eg QUIET signs to assist them in this process. Just prior to when the player is about to commence their pre-shot routine, the marshall should hold up the sign or both arms, and announce “quiet please”.  There are occasions when this may not be necessary, if only a small crowd is present and they are clearly aware of the situation. 

CADDIE BIBS 
Some Golf NSW events have volunteers managing the distribution of caddie bibs. This involves a person stationed behind the final green for a players round, to collect the bib from the caddie.  With a two tee start, this role must be performed at the 8th and 18th green.  If sufficient volunteers are available, an additional person at the 1st and 9th tees to distribute the bibs would be preferable.  If not, the starter may perform this duty. 

CADDIES 
Caddies will not be compulsory on all tournament days with Golf NSW to produce a Caddie Pass for access to the car park. WPGA recommends to players that caddies should be paid a minimum of $50 per day. Caddies will be permitted to use a cart for all rounds, where required. 

The Club are to arrange a caddie Master – with the Club to collect names and work with the WPGA during tournament week. Caddie bibs will be issued at the player’s starting tee and collected at the finishing green after each round.  WPGA to ask players prior to the tournament week if a caddie is required, with caddies allocated on a first in – first served approach. 

CAR PARKING 
The following groups will have parking available in the respective areas noted: 

Players & Caddies: Clubhouse Car Park 
Media:  Clubhouse Car Park 
WPGA/LET: Clubhouse Car Park 
Pro-Am Players: Clubhouse Car Park 
Spectators: General Public Car Park 
Members : General Public Car Park 
Volunteers : General Public Car Park 

REGISTRATION & CHECK IN 
All volunteers are required to register prior to taking his/her assigned post. Registration is located at Volunteer Headquarters. It is also important to sign in with your Volunteer coordinators when you arrive. 

APPAREL 
All volunteers are required to wear the official 2024 Australian Women’s Classic Bonville shirt while performing volunteer duties. Tops and hats will be available for collection prior to the event as communicated. Please wear pants, shorts (knee length), skirts, comfortable walking shoes. No specific colour is required. Uniforms should not be worn on days volunteers are not working. 

  • Wearing protective clothing as instructed by the Club 
  • Following the work instructions and schedules for safe work in hot temperatures 

TRANSPORT 
There will be a minibus, operated by Bonville, running along Cassidy’s Road to assist with transferring spectators to and from the back end of the course. 

MEALS 
Meal voucher will be provided to all volunteers in the volunteer’s hub. In addition, water may be obtained from the on-course water stations. 

POLICIES 

SMOKING 
Smoking is prohibited within all buildings and within the Volunteer Headquarters.  Do not smoke whilst operating of plant and equipment. 

ALCOHOL POLICY 
Volunteers are not permitted to drink alcohol while on duty and are prohibited from drinking, even if off duty, in uniform in public areas.  Alcohol and drugs will not be permitted to be brought onto the grounds of the Club. You will be requested to vacate the area should you be seen to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. 

AUTOGRAPH POLICY 
The Autograph Policy is in effect for official competition rounds only. Volunteers and the general public should not ask players for autographs until play has concluded or has been suspended. Volunteers while on duty should never ask players for autographs. 

CANCELLATION & EMERGENCY POLICY 
If you are unable to report for your assigned shift or need to report an emergency, please contact Bonville Golf Resort. 

MOTORISED TRANSPORT POLICY 
Please be considerate and follow proper and safe golf cart etiquette. Some examples of prohibited activities include: 

  • Exceeding the passenger limit 
  • Standing on the back of the golf cart 
  • Leaving the key in the golf cart unattended 
  • Sitting or standing in box carts 
  • Excessive speed 
  • Allowing extremities (arms and legs) to hang outside the cart while in motion 

A breach of these activities could result in serious injury. Please be considerate during play and limit course access around larger galleries. Use cart paths whenever possible. 

STAFF 

WPGA 
Karen Lunn (CEO) 0477 021 091 karenl@wpga.org.au  
BONVILLE 
Brad Daymond (CEO) 0417 041 769 gm@bonvillegolf.com.au  
GOLF NSW 
Stuart Fraser (CEO) 0412 111 228 stuart.fraser@golfnsw.org.au 
Graeme Phillipson (COO) 0416 057 965 graeme.phillipson@golfnsw.org.au  
David Tease (Media Manager) 0427 980 789 david.tease@golfnsw.org.au  
Olivia Wilson (Events Manager) 0448 006 146 olivia.wilson@golfnsw.org.au  

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