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Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability
By registering and competing in a Outlaw Tour event, the participant understands and agrees that there are certain dangers involved with the participation in a golf event, including being struck by lightning, getting hit by a golf club/ball, suffering from heat exhaustion, heart attack or injury from uneven terrain among others, for which the player assumes and solely accepts all risks, and waives all claims of injury to body or property against the Outlaw Tour and its staff.

The participant agrees that while on the premises of a Outlaw Tour event, as well as all other presenting sponsors, co-sponsors and representatives affiliated with the tournament, the participant, and any guest, relative or anyone else affiliated with the participant, shall be present at their own risk and that the Outlaw Tour, and/or Tour staff shall not be liable for any claims for injuries or damages whatsoever to the person or property of the participant or related person arising out of, or in connection with the participation in the event or presence at the event. Participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Outlaw Tour and any Tour staff from all claims by or liability to the participant or affiliated person.

Participation Agreement
By registering and competing in an Outlaw Tour event, the player agrees to abide by the policies and rules established by the Tour. Player also agrees that the use of photos and/or a likeness of any player is done so without further authorization and/or compensation. Failure to comply with the aforementioned rules and regulations could result in suspension or expulsion from the Tour. These policies are subject to minor modifications. All changes will be noted as (Revised – “date”).

Entry
Tournament registration is available through our website under the tournament schedule. Simply click on the registration button next to the tournament you wish to sign-up for. Entries will be taken on a first paid basis. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover Card and debit cards will be accepted through online registration and a 3% transaction fee will be applied through PayPal which the tour uses as a payment processor.

NOTE: Debit Cards with daily limits less than total entry fees will not be accepted.

Payments by Check/Money Orders
Players wanting to pay by check &/or money order are due 7 days prior to the start of the event. Players may pre-pay for the entire series upfront via check/money order. Make payable to: Outlaw Tour

Eligibility
The Outlaw Tour is open to male players who by definition are Professional players. All players must be at least 18 years of age prior to playing in an Outlaw Tour event.

Event Registration
Participation in Outlaw Tour events is limited to players that meet the descriptions in the Eligibility section. All entries must be received prior to the published entry deadline by registering for an event or series of events online through the Tour website. The Tour does not normally allow walk-up or on-site registrations. If space is available and a player wishes to enter an event after the posted deadline, a $75 late fee will be added to the entry fee. The entry fee is inclusive of a greens fee, the use of a shared cart, range balls, prize pool, management, processing fees and any other minimal fees deducted to fund the Gunslinger Bonus Pools. It does not include optional side game entries if offered. Course employees or those players with privileges at the venue must pay the published entry. Should the course agree to waive any course fees for those players it is understood that any return of those fees will be credited back to the card used to register after the event has concluded and all billings between the Outlaw Tour and the course have been reconciled.

Alternate List Policy
To expedite the replacement of a withdrawing player, any player desirous of being added to the alternate list must register and pay the entry fee using the link on the Schedule page for that event. Once registered, should an opening become available prior to 5:00 PM (Arizona time) on Sunday before the event, the Tour will contact the next player per the policy below and advise them they are in the field. All players remaining on the alternate list as of the start of the event will have their fees credited back to the card used. The player’s card issuer will determine when the credit is actually posted back to the account (usually 1 to 3 business days).
-Where an alternate list exists, the following procedure will be used to fill the position:
-Where start times have not been published, the first player on the list will be offered the position into the field.
-Where start times have been published, the next player on the list and follows will be offered the position into the field until remaining spots are filled.

Withdrawals / Cancellations / No-Shows
After making a financial commitment to participate in an event, a player shall not withdraw, either before or after registering for said event provided that:

The registrant understands that the deadline to withdraw is 5:00 PM (Arizona time) the Sunday prior to the event and that should the need to withdraw after that deadline passes, that any refund, be it partial or in total, of the entry fee is at the sole discretion of Tour management.

Any registered player who qualifies for a PGA Tour & its subsidiaries, Web.com, Champions Tour or European Tour before the first day of play will receive a refund of their entry fee less course costs if a replacement player cannot be found, if the events coincide AND the players spot in that field can be verified. For these requests, when granted, the event purse will be reduced if a replacement player is not available per policy and timing. Once a player hits a shot in an Outlaw Tour event, there are no refunds.

If after the final withdrawal deadline and prior to starting the first round of an event, a player withdraws because of sickness or injury, a Medical Doctor’s note (on Doctor’s Letterhead) stating you are physically unable to compete in any golf competition must be emailed to the Tour Director at jesseb@outlawtour.golf within 24 hours to be eligible for a refund.

ALL Medical withdrawals are subject to a $50 fee withheld from the refund.

Any player who withdraws from an Outlaw Tour event due to a medical withdrawal and then participates in any event during the same time, will null and void the medical withdrawal notice and forfeit 100% of entry fee.
The purse will be reduced for any PGA Tour or medical withdrawal unless a replacement player can be found.
The player requesting the withdrawal will remain financially committed to the course and their fees associated with the event unless the course waives them.

To withdraw, the player shall notify the Outlaw Tour, prior to the above deadline, of the reason for the withdrawal by sending an email to jesseb@outlawtour.golf to confirm. If after the deadline, should a replacement player not be found by the 5:00 PM (Arizona time) deadline, the withdrawing player remains financially committed to the event. If the entry fee, either partially or in total, is returned to the player it is subject to a $25 processing fee. Any request to withdraw within 24 hours of the start of an event will not receive a refund of any amount or for any reason unless it relates to the PGA Tour exception above.
During a round, a player may withdraw only due to injury or other disability which requires medical attention or a serious personal emergency. The player shall notify any Committee or Tour Staff member of his/her reason for withdrawal. Poor play is not an acceptable reason for withdrawing from an event.
Once a player has commenced play he shall not fail to return his scorecard to the Committee without being subject to review and possible suspension from the Outlaw Tour.

Any confirmed player that does not show will forfeit his entry fee for that event.

If play is suspended due to rain or any other weather phenomenon at any time during the first round, play will resume later that day or the next day, weather and/or scheduling permitted.

Prizing / Purses
The Outlaw Tour does not "guarantee" any "place" or "rank" amounts. Instead, the entire purse is accumulated by the number of players in the event. There is a minimum of 16 players to hold an event. The purse amount, if published prior to the close of registration, is based on a full Pro field and is published for information only. The actual purse will be determined by the number of pre-paid Pro entries which may be higher or lower.

Events
A portion of each player's entry fee plus any designated sponsor monies is used to generate the event prize pool. The pool will be awarded to the rounded up (.5 or higher pays one more spot) top 33% and ties of the field. The pool will be paid by the Tour and will pay the player via Wells Fargo Direct Pay if they qualify else by mailing a check within 2 days after the event has concluded to the address on file. If mailed, the player assumes all responsibility for delivery of the check. The player may also opt to have the check held until his next event.

All players must complete a W-9 or W-8BEN (foreign players) prior to receiving any payout of winnings and will receive a 1099 tax statement at year-end if sufficient amounts ($600.00 USD) are earned. All players agree to indemnify the Outlaw Tour against incorrect information being provided for income reporting purposes and agree that they are solely responsible for all taxes withheld or not withheld.

Money List
All event winnings are posted to the money list and published on the Tour website.

Format of Play
All events will be played as a stroke play competition. Tour play will be governed by the current Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association (USGA), and/or modified by Local Rule on the ‘Notice to Contestants’ prepared by the Committee. Tour Officials and staff will be on site at every tournament to handle player check-in, provide assistance, handle scoring/prize pools, monitor the pace of play and make rulings. Any Tour Official may assess penalty strokes for rules infractions or slow play subject to review by the Committee. All decisions made by the Committee shall be final.

To preserve the integrity of the game and our competitions, please be reminded that each player has the duty and responsibility to protect the field from questionable practices and any Rules infractions (Rule 1-3). Any player who is doubtful as to the rights or procedure for either themselves or a fellow competitor will be required to invoke Rule 3-3, and seek clarification from a Tour Rules Official or the Director prior to signing their scorecard. Failure to seek clarification is grounds for disqualification
PLAYER CONDUCT
The Outlaw Tour expects all players to conduct themselves as professionals. Club throwing, offensive language, destruction of property, and any other conduct deemed by the Tournament Committee to be unbecoming of a professional will not be tolerated. The following is a list of possible offenses and penalties:

Offensive language (per tournament)
First Offense: Warning
Second Offense: DQ warning
Third Offense: Disqualification and $100 fine from Tour

Club Throwing (per tournament)
First Offense: DQ warning
Second Offense: Disqualification and $100 fine

Destruction of Property (annually accumulative)
First Offense: DQ warning
Second Offense: Disqualification, $100 fine, and Tour expulsion warning
Third Offense: Tour expulsion

Striking a Tour Tee Marker (annually accumulative)
First Offense: DQ warning and $100 fine
Any Subsequent Offense: $100 fine and Disqualification

Failure to Rake Bunkers (per tournament)
All bunkers must be raked properly and thoroughly after a professional has played from it. Raking with a club or foot is not acceptable. The bunker should be left in better shape than when the player entered it in order to create equal conditions for all participants. If a caddie fails to rake a bunker, the professional is held responsible for his caddie’s actions. Failure to rake a bunker, fines are as follows:
First Offense: DQ warning
Second Offense: Disqualification

Alcohol Consumption (per tournament)
Alcohol consumption during tournament rounds will not be tolerated. Up to a $100 fine will be assessed for each violation with possible disqualification from the tournament. This will be the sole discretion of the Tour Director.

Excessive alcohol consumption during a practice round, Pro-Am, and/or alcohol abuse during a Tour function will not be tolerated. Up to a $100 fine will be assessed for each violation with possible disqualification from the tournament. This will be the sole discretion of the Tour Director.

In the administration of these player conduct guidelines, a member of the Rules Committee shall not tolerate abuse, oral or otherwise, by a player. Such abuse may constitute conduct unbecoming of a professional. Any excessive behavior deemed unprofessional is grounds for disqualification or tour expulsion, and is at the sole discretion of the Tour Officials. Players disqualified or expelled are not entitled to a refund or credit for their entry fee or Tour membership fee.

Fines must be paid before the player will be allowed to tee off for the next round. Our conduct policy will be strictly enforced and applies to all competitors.
PACE OF PLAY
Rule 6-7 states, in part: “The player shall play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines which may be laid down by the Committee.” The following pace of play guidelines, penalties, and fines for stroke play competitions have been adopted.

Definition of Out of Position
The first group to start will be considered out of position if, at any time during the round, they exceed the time allotted to play as detailed on the tour’s pace-of-play chart. Any subsequent group will be considered out of position if, at any time during the round, they (a) exceed the allotted time to play and (b) reach a par-3 hole that is open and free of play or reach a par-4 or par-5 hole and have not played a stroke from the teeing ground before the hole is open and free of play.

Note: The Rules Committee reserves the right to time a group when they deem it necessary.

Monitoring Group
All players in a group that is out of position will be informed that they are ‘Out of Position” and being timed. Such a warning to a group will be given after all players have left the teeing ground and prior to any other stroke.

Timing
At the discretion of the Rules Committee, once a group is determined to be out of position, players in the group may be timed. Other than on the putting green, the timing of a player’s stroke will begin when it is his turn to play and he can play without interference or distraction. Time spent determining yardage will count as time taken for the next stroke.

On the putting green, timing will begin after a player has been allowed a reasonable amount of time to mark, lift, clean and replace his ball, repair his ball mark and other ball marks on his line of putt and remove loose impediments on his line of putt.

Note: A player is permitted 40 seconds to play a stroke, and an extra 20 seconds (for a total of 60 seconds) will be allowed for:
-the first player to play a stroke on a par-3 hole
-the first player to play a second stroke on a par-4 or par-5 hole
-the first player to play a third stroke on a par-5 hole
-the first player to play around the putting green
-the first player to play on the putting green

Penalties and Warnings per Round for Players
First Offense: One time exceeding the applicable time to play a stroke – The player WILL be told of the bad time and is warned that any subsequent bad times will result in a penalty.
Second Offense: One additional timing (total of two) exceeding the applicable time to play a stroke – one (1) stroke penalty.
Third Offense: One additional timing (total of three) exceeding the applicable time to play a stroke – two stroke (2) penalty.
Fourth Offense: One more timing (total of four) exceeding the applicable time to play a stroke – Disqualification and $100 fine.
Any player in a group being timed who exceeds the applicable time and is subject to penalty strokes will be notified after the round at the scoring table.

Appeals
Any appeal of a penalty and fine must be referred to the Tour Director upon completion of the player in question’s round. The Tour Director’s decision shall be final. If the player in question does not appeal immediately upon the conclusion of his round, any penalties and fines shall stand.
EQUIPMENT / GROOVE POLICY
To help ensure that players competing in the Tour tournaments use equipment which conforms with the USGA Rules of Golf, players are encouraged to:
-Confirm with equipment manufacturers that new equipment or samples have been approved by the USGA.
-Have any altered or unusual clubs checked out by a Tour Rules Official before tournament use.
-Verify that the ball chosen to be played is on the USGA’s Conforming Golf Balls list.
-If a player fails to submit his equipment prior to competition, he assumes all risk of a ruling should the equipment NOT conform with the USGA Rules of Golf. Additionally, if required by a tour official, a player is obligated to surrender any equipment if it is determined that additional off-site testing is necessary to rule on conformity. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.


Electronic Devices
The use of distance-measuring devices will be permitted in all APT events. The device must be used to ONLY measure distance. If a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., elevation changes, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

Mobile cell phones may be used to contact an official, check the leaderboard, check the weather forecast or used as an electronic distance-measuring device.

Examples of uses of an electronic device that may assist the player in his play and therefore in breach of Rule 14-3: Using the device to ask for or give advice, or Listening to music or a broadcast for a prolonged period might assist the player in his play by eliminating distraction or promoting a good tempo.

Other electronic devices such as radios, iPods, MP3 players, televisions, and the like, are NOT permitted. Any use of such device during the stipulated round will result in disciplinary action and possible DISQUALIFICATION. (Use is defined as the device being on at any time during the stipulated round).

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