Aug. 27, 2001
The Division I Men's Golf Committee reviewed procedures for determining course conditions and regional administration at its annual meeting June 26-29 in Monterey, California.
The group focused on the importance of the administration of the three regional tournaments. The committee determined that the head rules official appointed by the group should conduct site visits to each future regional site to ensure consistency in course conditions at all three regional sites. The committee emphasized the need to communicate clearly with regional hosts that the NCAA, through its committee and rules officials, oversees.
The committee also noted that the NCAA provides travel expenses for up to six rules officials and per diem for the number of rules officials required to ensure the proper running of the regional. All future communication, the committee decided, should include specific language that defines facility requirements (that is, length of rough, width of fairways and speed of greens).
Regional committees also are expected to provide starters and scorers who are knowledgeable about the rules of golf.
In other actions, the committee discussed regional allocations and voted that the number of teams guaranteed of staying in their geographical region will be reduced to 50 percent of those allocated. This will provide the needed flexibility to move teams out of region, if necessary, to balance the three regional fields.
The committee also forwarded recommendations to the Division I Championships/ Competition Cabinet about the 2006 championships site and regional sites for 2003.
Division I Men's Golf Committee
June 26-29/Monterey, California