POLICIES AND PROHIBITED ITEMS


POLICIES AND PROHIBITED ITEMS

In conjunction with the PGA TOUR please take a moment to review our policies and prohibited items. Officials are asking everyone to participate in making the event safe and enjoyable by being aware of their surroundings during their visit to The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren. Should a person see an activity that might be unusual or suspicious, they're urged to notify a member of CMPD, security personnel, or Tournament Official working the event. Everyone is urged to keep a simple phrase in mind: "See something, say something." Since the safety and well-being of everyone is of the utmost importance, please adhere to standard tournament policies:

BADGES

Badges are to be displayed in plain sight at all times. The tournament is not responsible for lost badges.

BAG POLICY

Bags larger than a small purse (6 x 6) including carrying cases, backpacks, camera bags or chair bags are prohibited. (Click here for more information) Approved bags include: clear bags smaller than 12 x 6 x 6, 1-gallon plastic freezer bags, medically necessary bags and diaper bags.

CHAIR POLICY

Collapsible chairs are allowed without the chair bags.

SPECTATOR MOBILE DEVICE POLICY

• Devices must be on silent at all times; flash may not be used.

• Devices may be used to capture video, audio and photos (content) in all areas throughout tournament week.

• Content may be used for personal purposes (e.g., personal social media); no commercial use.

• No live streaming or real-time coverage (e.g., no shot-by-shot coverage).

• Data use (e.g., texting) is permitted in all areas throughout tournament week.

• Phone calls are allowed only in designated areas.

• Please be respectful of play and do not interfere with players, caddies or media.

• All posted signage and instructions from tournament staff must be observed.

• Failure to comply with this policy may result in revocation of your ticket.

Please see the back of your ticket for the complete terms of the Spectator Mobile Device Policy. The ticket back language is also located here: www.pgatour.com/ticketterms. “Spectators may capture video, audio and photographs at the Tournament on any day of the Tournament throughout the Tournament site (including, for clarity, competition areas on competition days), consistent with all posted rules and instructions of TOUR and/or Tournament staff. However, you may only use such content for personal, non-commercial purposes (e.g., for your personal social media accounts), and you may not distribute such content on a live or near-live basis (no live streaming) or use such content to create a real-time, stoke-by-stroke or hole-by-hole account of a Tournament. Further, you shall not use or authorize others to use any such content or other Reproduction for any commercial or promotional purpose, or for or in connection with a media outlet (directly or indirectly) unless you and the media outlet have received an official media credential for the Tournament from the TOUR.”

AUTOGRAPH POLICY

For the safety of the players and gallery members alike, a NO AUTOGRAPH POLICY is enforced on the golf course during the week of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren including Practice Rounds. You agree that you shall not seek autographs of players in order to sell such autograph, and you shall not pay another person to obtain an autograph for you. In consideration of players, spectators are asked to refrain from requesting autographs during competition and must wait until after a player has completed his round. Outside items may not be brought onto Tournament grounds to be autographed.

CONCEALED WEAPON LAW

It is illegal to carry a firearm, deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance anywhere on the grounds at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, unless otherwise authorized by law, this includes off duty law enforcement. No person shall knowingly possess, have under person's control, convey, or attempt to convey a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance onto tournament grounds.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

No outside food or beverage is permitted upon admittance except for infant needs.

GOLF ETIQUETTE

• Stay quiet and stand still when the players are about to hit the ball

• "Hands in the air" means to stop and be quiet while golfers are playing their shots

• Stay behind the rope at all times

• Help patrons be considerate of each other and kneel or sit down whenever possible, to allow better viewing for those behind you

• For your own safety, follow the directions of the tournament marshals

Any misconduct, illegal activity, intoxication, use of illegal substance, or violation of any rule or instruction of tournament representatives is prohibited and shall be grounds for forfeiture of your ticket & for your removal from the premises. Spectators will be subject to expulsion and the loss of ticket privileges for the following breaches of etiquette:

• Making rude, vulgar, or other inappropriate comments or gestures

• Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials, or spectators

• Distracting a player or any disruption of play

• Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, unsafe, or illegal in nature

• Failing to follow the instruction of a championship official, volunteer, or security personnel

SUGGESTED GOLF ATTIRE

Appropriate casual golf wear with comfortable walking shoes (soft spikes only). Spectators should have the following items on hand:

• Wind breaker

• Hat/visor

• Sunscreen

• Sunglasses

• Umbrella

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

Observe the leaderboards throughout the golf course for "WEATHER WARNING" signs that will appear prior to inclement weather moving into the area. When the signs appear spectators are advised to take precautions PRIOR to play being suspended. If the siren sounds, seek shelter immediately.

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, AVOID THE FOLLOWING

Open Areas - Hilltops/high places - Isolated Trees - Golf Carts - Wire Fences

NO RAINCHECK PRIVILEGES

PAYMENT METHODS

Cash or major credit cards are accepted at all Pro Shop locations. Concession stands also accept cash or credit cards through Square.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Cameras - Still cameras are only permitted Monday through Thursday of tournament week and are NOT allowed Friday - Sunday. Video equipment is prohibited all seven days.

The following items are prohibited on the course ALL week. Please leave them in your car or check them at the gate.

Permitted items

No opaque bags larger than a small purse 6 x 6 including carrying cases, backpacks, camera bags or chair bags

Clear plastic, vinyl or other carry items not exceeding 12 x 6 x 12

A one gallon clear re-sealable plastic bag

Mobile phones, tablets, and PDA’s – MUST be on Silent mode and adhere to TOUR’s Mobile Device Policy

Still camera with lens smaller than 6 inches; no case (During Practice Rounds Only)

Umbrellas without sleeve

Portable radios with headsets

Medically necessary supplies, Strollers, small diaper bags, plastic baby bottles, and other necessary baby supplies (infant must be with carrier) – items subject to search

Collapsible chairs without chair bags

Binoculars without case

Seat cushions that do not require a carrying case or that do not have pockets or compartments

Prohibited items

No bags larger than a small purse 6 x 6 including carrying cases, backpacks, camera bags or chair bags

No clear plastic, vinyl, or other carry items larger than 12 x 6 x 12

No Plastic, Metal, or Glass Cups, Cans or Containers of any kind except for medical or infant needs

No computers or laptops

No fireworks or laser pointers

No lawn or oversize chairs, seat cushions, or bicycles

No seat cushions in a carrying case or that have pockets or compartments

No pets, except for service animals

No knives, firearms or weapons of any nature

No video cameras (All Week)

No cameras (During Competition Rounds)

No beverages (patrons may not bring in or exit with beverages) or coolers

No radios or TVs

No posters, signs or banners

All items are subject to search. You will be asked to return all unauthorized items to your car before you are allowed to board shuttles. Tournament does not provide a “check” facility, so attendees are urged not to bring restricted items. Prohibited bags of any kind cannot be left at security checkpoints and will be required to be returned to your vehicle. For Security purposes, you hereby consent to the reasonable inspection of your person and property before entering the tournament, which may include metal detection.

AMNESTY CONTAINERS

All gates will provide access to an AMNESTY CONTAINER. Knives with a blade longer than 1.5” will not be allowed and cannot be checked at the gate. Patrons can return the item to their vehicle or dispose of the item in the amnesty container. All weapons will follow this policy except firearms. Those can be returned to their vehicle or surrendered to law enforcement located at each gate, these will not be held. Any firearm surrendering will not be returned and will be destroyed.

USGA GOLF RULES

Please visit the U.S. Golf Association's web site for a complete list of rules.

To download the pdf, click here