Terms & Conditions

Contents

1. Registration
2. Swingers Code of Conduct
3. Submitting a Score
4. Stroke Play Scores (Fun Swingers)
5. Stroke Play Scores (US Club Swingers)
6. Stroke Play Scores (Rest of the World Club Swingers)
7. Medal Scores (Europe Club Swingers)
8. Stableford Scores (Europe Club Swingers)
9. Match Play Scores (All Swingers)
10. Swingers Society and Flying Club Gold Member Days Scores
11. The Leaderboards and Handicap Divisions
12. Updating a Player Profile
13. Photo Competitions
14. Swingers Predictions Competition
15. Shot in a Million Competition
16. Swingers ‘Good for Golf’ Competition
17. Top 5’s Competition
18. Earning Bonus Points
19. Arranging a Match Play (Swingers around the World)
20. Player of the Month Award
21. Roll of Honour Award
22. Swingers Ambassador Award
23. Latest Golf News, Swingers News & Twitter Feed
24. Gallery
25. Discussion Board
26. Recommend A Friend
27. Mini-leagues
28. Course Reviews
29. Pro tips and ‘Ask the Pro’
30. Season Dates, Final Qualification & Leaderboard Prizes
31. Swingers Match Play Cup
32. General Terms & Conditions

1. Registration

1.1. By creating your own Player Profile/dashboard (Player), the member agrees to abide by the following Terms & Conditions.

1.2 The Player also agrees that the following information is held on our database for the purpose of running the Flying Club Swingers Golf League only - current season and subsequent seasons, which will include the mailing of a monthly newsletter and any other Flying Club Swingers communication:
* Name
* Flying Club membership number
* Gender
* Telephone number
* Email address
* League chosen
* Geographical location in which most golf played
* Golf club (if member)
* Handicap (if applicable)
* Player photograph
* Most embarrassing/funniest golfing moment
* Top 5 golf courses, golfing destinations and golfers
* Season’s golfing achievements
* Predicted winners for all 14 Swingers Prediction Competition tournaments

1.3 The player will have the option to opt in to receive an additional weekly leaderboard email detailing their current leaderboard position together with email notifications of score, bonus point and prize submissions.

1.4 Where a Player has a plus handicap, for the purposes of this site it will shown as a '-' (minus).

1.5 A Player will choose to be a Europe or ROW Swinger at registration upon choosing which country their Flying Club membership is registered in rather than the part of the world which they were born in. The options available for the Rest of the World are limited to countries which Virgin Atlantic Airways service.

1.6 Although the Player has to confirm whether they are a Europe or Rest of the World Swinger on registration, they do not have to decide whether they are a Club or Fun Swinger until they submit your first score. However, once they have submitted their first score, they cannot then change the league they have chosen.

1.7 If a Player has indicated their Flying Club account is registered in the US or their account is registered in the Caribbean and they use the GHIN score system to register their scores, they will need to choose the US Club Swingers section rather than the ROW Club Swingers section. If they decide they are a Fun Swinger upon submitting their first score, they will be placed in a global Fun Swingers section.

1.8 If the Player is an existing Swinger from a previous season and needs to change the country they reside in, they must contact golf@flyingclubevents.com before submitting any scores.

1.9 A Europe Swinger with an official handicap may choose to become a Fun Swinger, but a Europe Swinger with no handicap cannot become a Europe Club Swinger.

1.10 Where a Fun Swinger is actually a Golf Club member the organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to adjust their starting handicap to be in line with their club handicap should we feel it benefits the integrity of the league.

1.11 A Rest of the World Swinger should determine their chosen league based on how they wish to verify their scores. ROW and US Club Swingers have to verify their scores via GHIN (US Club Swingers only) or other official golf association websites or club websites. Fun Swingers have to verify their scores via signed and dated scorecards together with other forms of verification (see section 3). Note a ROW or US Swinger who uses an official golf association website to register scores cannot then register as a Fun Swinger. If they are subsequently found to have an Official golf association registration, we reserve the right to transfer them to the US or ROW Club section.

1.12 All handicaps for Fun Swingers will be administered by the event organisers. Handicaps are allocated to new Fun Swingers on completion of their first net score under par. These handicaps are known as Swingers Handicaps. All Europe Club Swingers, ROW Club Swingers and US Club Swingers use their own official handicaps (and converted course handicaps or daily handicaps where applicable).

1.13 Any Fun Swingers returning in Season 14 after having not taken part at all in one or more seasons will start Season 14 off exactly the same Swingers Handicap which was allocated to them following their last verified score, whichever that season was in. The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to adjust any starting handicaps which don’t comply with this rule.

However, should they so wish, a Fun Swinger may decide to play off a lower handicap on their return if they feel their golf has improved since their last Swingers handicap.

1.14 If a Fun Swinger competed in Season 13 or any previous season but was not allocated a Swingers handicap, they have the right to continue to use their own handicap should they have one, or a handicap which reflects their current level of performance.

1.15 Should a Player be competing for the first time in Flying Club Swingers (Fun League) and they do not have an official handicap, they should use a handicap which is deemed a fair reflection of their current level of performance. The current maximum Swingers handicaps for men is 28 and ladies 36. The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to adjust the handicap if we deem this handicap does not fairly reflect the Player based on his first score submitted. In addition we will do spot checks on Fun Swingers and if they are found to be using a lower handicap in other competitions or are indeed club members, they will have their handicap amended for all scores submitted and face removal from the competition.

1.16 The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right not to publish photos or embarrassing/funniest golfing moments if we deem them obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others.

1.17 Anyone persons, including employees of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited, who are directly connected with the creation and administration of the league are not entitled to enter it. This restriction does not apply to any employees of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited (or their immediate families) who are not directly connected with the creation and administration of the league. However, these persons will not be eligible for any competitions or prizes or be able to participate in the final regardless of their position on the leaderboard.

1.18 Any Flying Club member can register for, and take part in Swingers and enjoy the thrill of entering scores, meeting and playing other Swingers and climbing the leaderboard. However, please be aware that in order to qualify for the Season 14 Final, each individual Flying Club Swinger must have completed a minimum amount of flight activity between the dates of Tuesday 23 August 2016 and Monday 25 September 2017.

This flight activity can include Virgin Atlantic Reward flights and Miles Plus Money flights, together with Codeshare flights (marketed by Virgin Atlantic, but operated by Delta Air Lines - using a VS flight prefix) between 23 August 2016 and 25 September 2017 (Where Flying Club miles are the elected FFP earning currency).

The minimum amount of flight activity required depends on the number of consecutive final events you will have attended (including the S14 Final). Please note one sector is classed as one long haul outward/outbound or inward/inbound flight as described above, or in simple terms a one way flight, whilst a return flight is classed as two sectors.

The requirements are as follows:
No consecutive finals (just S14) - 2 sectors
Two consecutive finals (S13 and S14) - 3 sectors
Three consecutive finals (S12, S13 and S14) - 4 sectors
Four consecutive finals (S11, S12, S13 and S14) - 5 sectors
Five consecutive finals or more (S10, S11, S12, S13, and S14) - 6 sectors

This flight earning/spending activity must be credited to the individual Flying Club Swinger's account by the close of the season at 0900 BST on Monday 25 September 2017. Only Flying Club miles earned by that individual member (by flying, using partners or purchasing miles for themselves), may qualify as a legitimate 'earning' or 'spending' transaction. Members travelling on a Reward flight or Miles Plus Money flight must have spent their own miles, and not be travelling on a flight paid for with another person's miles. Please note that competition prize flights awarded for travel to/from a previous Swingers final do not qualify.

1.19 Unless otherwise stated, in order to be eligible for any other competitions or prizes within Flying Club Swingers, Swingers must have taken a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club or Partner earning or spending activity during a rolling 12 month period working back from the date that the prize is awarded. In other words, Flying Club miles must be credited to their account at the time the prize is awarded.

1.20 A Flying Club account with activity is defined by having taken an earning or spending activity with Virgin Atlantic or a Flying Club Partner within 12 months of a Swinger winning a prize. This may include a flight with Virgin Atlantic or one of our Airline Partners, a stay with a Hotel Partner, Car Rental, activity with a Financial Services Partner, or with a Virgin Group or Local Partner. For a full list of Flying Club earning and spending partners please visit: http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/frequentflyer/fcpartners/index.jsp

1.21 Earning and spending activities that are subsequently cancelled will not count as a valid activity. Flying Club miles credited as compensation, or for competition prizes will not qualify as an earning activity.

1.22 The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to validate the Account activity of any Swinger before Prizes are confirmed. Any account that does not have activity showing at the time of the Prize awarded will be deemed inactive.

1.23 Earning miles Terms and Conditions can be found at: http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/frequentflyer/tsandcs/earningmiles.jsp

1.24 Spending miles Terms and Conditions can be found at: http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/en/gb/frequentflyer/tsandcs/spendingmiles.jsp

1.25 The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to remove a Player from the competition if it is proved that the Player has knowingly entered an incorrect score, incorrect handicap, incorrect date, incorrect Competition Scratch Score, an incorrect scorecard, a forged signature or any other incorrect information which affects the Player’s status in the competition. If the Player has already benefited from such incorrect information in terms of a prize, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club reserve the right to request the return of that prize, and if that prize has been spent (i.e. qualification for the Final), Virgin Atlantic Flying Club reserve the right to take action to redeem any monies spent on the prize.

2. Swingers Code of Conduct

2.1 By creating your own Player Profile/dashboard (Player), the member also agrees to abide by the following Swingers Code of Conduct:.

2.2 All registered Players must adhere to the rules of golf as set out by the R&A.

2.3 All registered Players must display and promote high standards of behaviour as they are representing the Swingers programme and all that it stands for.

2.4 All registered Players must promote Fair Play and embrace the Swingers Spirit summed up in the words ‘fun’ ‘friendship’ ‘competitive’ ‘inclusive’.

2.5 All registered Players must never engage in public criticism of other players especially on public forums or through social media.

2.6 All registered Players must never engage in offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour at any Swingers event or on the Swingers website.

2.7 All registered Players must never engage in bullying, intimidation or harassment at any Swingers event or on the Swingers website.
 
2.8 All registered Players must speak to fellow Swingers with respect, as you yourself would wish to be spoken to.
 
2.9 All registered Players must win or lose with dignity, both on the leaderboards and at our events.

2,10 Any breach of the code of conduct will result in any or all of the following action taken by the Swingers team:

• The Player in question may be required to apologise any fellow Swinger abused
• The Player in question may receive a verbal warning from the Swingers team
• The Player in question may receive a written warning from the Swingers team
• The Player in question may be required to serve a suspension from Swingers
• The Player in question may be required to leave the Swingers programme

3. Submitting a Score

3.1 Whether a Player becomes a Rest of the World Club Swinger, a US Club Swinger, a European Club Swinger or a Fun Swinger will affect the type of scores they can enter and how they verify those scores.

3.2 Rest of the World Club Swingers can enter two types of score for the purpose of gaining league points. Rest of the World Club Swingers can enter Stroke Play scores and Match Play results against another Swinger. However all Stroke Play scores submitted must be verified via an official golf club website licensed by the national golf association or golf association website (e.g. Handicap Network in South Africa). Match Play results are verified by submission of a dated scorecard signed by the Player’s opponent.

3.3 US Club Swingers can enter two types of score for the purpose of gaining league points. US Club Swingers can enter Stroke Play scores and Match Play results against another Swinger. However all Stroke Play scores submitted must be verified via the GHIN website or any other website licensed by the USGA. Match Play results are verified by submission of a dated scorecard signed by the Player’s opponent. Caribbean Swingers who verify their club scores via the GHIN website should also register as US Club Swingers.

3.4 Fun Swingers can enter two types of scores for the purpose of gaining league points. Fun Swingers can enter Stroke Play scores and Match Play results against other Swingers. All scores must be verified by submission of a signed and dated scorecard together with either their Club membership ID number if they are a member of the course played or a scan of their green fee ticket or receipt if they are visiting, with the date clearly marked on the ticket or receipt. Match Play results are verified by submission of a dated scorecard signed by the Player’s opponent.

3.5 European Club Swingers can enter three types of score for the purpose of gaining league points. European Club Swingers can enter a Club Competition Medal score, Club Competition Stableford score or a Match Play result against another Swinger. The Player will have the opportunity when entering a score to submit a URL listing the official competition results (e.g. on the club website) or provide email contact details for their handicap secretary. Alternatively they can send a screen grab of the official results sheet to the organisers. Importantly the player’s handicap, gross score and the CSS must be clearly shown. The organisers will attempt to verify directly with the clubs and through other score listing sites where necessary, but the final responsibility for verification within 28 days of the round will lie with the Player. Match Play results are verified by submission of a dated scorecard signed by the Player’s opponent.

3.6. For European Club Swingers, all Club Competitions must have been played in the UK or Eire or at overseas clubs which are affiliated to England Golf. We will require proof of such affiliation.

3.7 Scores can not be entered in multiple categories - i.e. the same match play score can not be also entered as a strokeplay score.

3.8 9 hole scores cannot be submitted or scores from courses with a par of 64 or less, in any category other than in match play.

3.9 All scorecards require a player partner's signature. The player signing the card must be a minimum 14 years of age.

3.10 Scores will only be accepted if they have been submitted online first. We will not accept scores in the post or email unless there is already a record of them on the site.

3.11 All scores must be submitted and verified within 28 days of the round taking place, unless otherwise stated.

4. Stroke Play Scores (Fun Swingers Only)

4.1 Only Fun Swingers can enter this category.

4.2 When entering Stroke Play scores, the Player will be asked to provide the following information:

Round Date
Name of Golf Club
Location
Membership ID number (if applicable)
Course Name (if more than one course)
Par
Handicap Used
Gross Score (total strokes played)

4.3 Where a Player does not possess a current handicap, and until such time as they are allocated a Swingers handicap, the handicap that they use for the Stroke Play round must be agreed by all playing partners subject to point 1.15.The maximum handicap for men is 28, the maximum for ladies is 36. The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to check handicaps of Fun Swingers and allocate a new one or amend an existing one based on previous scores submitted to Flying Club Swingers. Handicaps will be amended according to United Kingdom CONGU handicap rules (see www.congu.com). The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to back date Swingers handicaps where necessary which may affect a Swinger’s previous points scores. We also reserve the right to amend a Swinger's starting handicap where that handicap is deemed by the organisers not to be a fair reflection of their ability based on the score(s) submitted.

4.4 Any Fun Swingers returning from Season 13 (or any other previous season if they did not take part in Season 13) will start Season 14 off the exact Swingers Handicap which was allocated to them following their final verified score of Season 13 (or whatever previous season they last competed in). We reserve the right to adjust any starting handicaps which don’t comply with this rule.

4.5 Please note only gross scores can be submitted in this category. If the round played is a Stableford round, the player must convert the score to show number of strokes taken. If on any hole, the Swinger has a ‘no score’, for the purposes of this competition, this should be converted to 9 strokes.

4.6 A Fun Swinger can enter as many Stroke Play Round scores as they wish.

4.7 The Player will then be asked to complete a form attaching a scan of the scorecard signed by the Player and one of their partners with their name and date clearly stated together with a copy of their green fee receipt or ticket with the date of their round clearly marked. Please note, if the Player is a member at the club, they need only provide their membership ID number and the signed card. If required, these can be posted or emailed separately to the contact details displayed on the site. All completed entries must be received within 28 days of the Stroke Play Round having taken place unless otherwise stated. If the Player fails to provide the necessary verification within the 28 days period, the score will be deleted. It is the Player's responsibility to remember to send the necessary verification.

4.8 The par of the course minus the gross score of the Player minus handicap used on the day will calculate the Player’s point score. For example, if the par is 72 and they take 94 shots off a handicap of 24, this is 72 – (94-24) = 2 better than handicap, therefore they earn 2 points. However, if they take 98 shots, this is 72 – (98-24) = -2 worse than handicap, therefore they earn –2 points.

5. Stroke Play Scores (US Club Swingers)

5.1 Only US Club Swingers can enter this category. This includes Caribbean Swingers who have registered for US Swingers as they verify their scores via the GHIN website.

5.2 When entering Stroke Play scores, the Player will be asked to provide the following information:

Round Date
Name of Golf Club
Location
GHIN ID number
Course Name (if more than one course)
Par
Current Handicap index
Course Handicap (calculated via http://www.usga.org/handicap/slope_calculator)
Gross Score (total strokes played)

5.3 US Club Swingers is run according to USGA handicapping rules. Players must have an official USGA handicap index which is then adjusted for each course played and the relevant tees played to provide a course handicap. It is the responsibility of the Player to work out the relevant course handicap for each round submitted using a course handicap calculator such as http://www.usga.org/handicap/slope_calculator

5.4 The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to check current handicap indexes and course handicaps by any necessary means and adjust if necessary.

5.5 Please note only gross scores can be submitted in this category.

5.6 A US Club Swinger can enter as many Stroke Play Round scores as they wish, as long as verification can be found on the GHIN website or any other site licensed by the USGA.

5.7 All completed entries must be received within 28 days of the Stroke Play Round having taken place unless otherwise stated. If the GHIN website or any other website licensed by the USGA fails to show verification within the 28 day period, the score will be deleted. It is the Player's responsibility to ensure the necessary verification is available.

5.8 The par of the course minus the gross score of the Player minus course handicap used on the day will calculate the Player’s point score. For example, if the par is 72 and they take 84 shots off a course handicap of 14, this is 72 – (84-14) = 2 better than handicap, therefore they earn 2 points. However, if they take 88 shots, this is 72 – (88-14) = -2 worse than handicap, therefore they earn –2 points.

6. Stroke Play Scores (Rest of the World Club Swingers Only)

6.1 Only Rest of the World Club Swingers can enter this category.

6.2 When entering Stroke Play scores, the Player will be asked to provide the following information:

Round Date
Name of Golf Club
Location
Score Verification Website Address & any ID number
Course Name (if more than one course)
Par
Handicap
Day Handicap
Gross Score (total strokes played)

6.3 ROW Club Swingers is run according to the handicapping rules in the particular country where the Swinger is resident and competing. Players must have an official national association handicap or handicap index. Where appropriate (e.g. Australia) the handicap is then adjusted for each course played and the relevant tees played to provide a daily handicap which will be listed on the ROW Club Swinger’s national golf association record. All ROW Club Swingers will compete on the same leaderboards irrespective of whether their national golf association utilises the daily handicap rule or not.

6.4 The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to check current handicap indexes and where applicable daily handicaps by any necessary means and adjust if necessary.

6.5 Please note only gross scores can be submitted in this category.

6.6 A Rest of the World Club Swinger can enter as many Stroke Play Round scores as they wish, as long as verification can be found on an official golf association or club website.

6.7 All completed entries must be received within 28 days of the Stroke Play Round having taken place unless otherwise stated. If the Player fails to provide the necessary verification details within the 28 day period, the score will be deleted. It is the Player's responsibility to remember to send the necessary verification.

6.8 The par of the course minus the gross score of the Player minus the handicap used on the day will calculate the Player’s point score. For example, if the par is 72 and they take 94 shots off a handicap of 24, this is 72 – (94-24) = 2 better than handicap, therefore they earn 2 points. However, if they take 98 shots, this is 72 – (98-24) = -2 worse than handicap, therefore they earn –2 points.

6,9 All ROW Club Swingers who are not allocated daily handicaps by their national golf association should add their normal official handicap to the Day Handicap field, to ensure the Golf League Points calculation is made.

7. Medal Scores (Europe Club Swingers only)

7.1 Only European Club Swingers can enter Competition Medal scores in this section.

7.2 When entering Competition Medal scores, the Player will be asked to provide the following information:

Date of Competition
Name of Golf Club
Location
Score Verification website address or Competition Secretary’s email address
Course Name (if more than one course)
Par
Current Handicap
Competition Scratch Score (the club at which the competition is held will calculate this at the end of each competition)
Gross Score

7.3 It is the responsibility of the Player to obtain the Competition Scratch Score (CSS) from the club. The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to amend any incorrect CSS at any point during the season.

7.4 We will then calculate the Player’s net score and depending on the CSS on the day, their points score. For example, if a member scores a gross score of 82 and their handicap is 12, their net score is 70. If the CSS on the day is 72, they scored 2 shots better, hence 2 points. However, if they score a gross score of 86 and their handicap is 12, their net score is 74. If the CSS on the day is 72, they scored 2 shots worse, hence –2 points.

7.5 Their score will be automatically added to their list of point's scores. All entries must be received within 28 days of the competition having taken place unless otherwise stated. Players can enter as many Club Competition Medal scores as they wish.

7.6 The Player will have the opportunity when entering a score to submit a URL listing the official competition results (e.g. on the club website) or provide email contact details for their handicap secretary. Alternatively they can send a screen grab of the official results sheet to us. Importantly the player’s handicap, gross score and the CSS must be clearly shown. The organisers of Flying Club Swingers will continue to try to verify directly with the clubs and through other score listing sites where necessary, but the final responsibility for verification within 28 days of the round will lie with the Player.

7.7 We are unable to accept scores from competitions which do not have a CSS and therefore do not qualify for handicapping purposes. All scores entered here must be from individual medal qualifying competitions. If in doubt, please ask your club.

7.8 Please note CONGU registered Open events which are qualifying for handicap purposes can be accepted in this category. It is the responsibility of the Player to provide all the necessary verification details required including confirmation of CSS. Please note it is also the responsibility of the Player to ensure they are playing off the correct handicap in any Club or Open events. We reserve the right to amend said handicap if required. Please refer to CONGU rules relating to Player responsibility where consecutive rounds are played without time for your club to amend your official handicap http://www.congu.com/faqs/players_responsibility.pdf

8. Stableford Scores (Europe Club Swingers Only)

8.1 Only European Club Swingers can enter Competition Stableford scores in this section.

8.2 When entering Competition Stableford scores, the Player will be asked to provide the following information:

Date of Competition
Name of Golf Club
Location
Score Verification website address or Competition Secretary’s email address
Course Name (if more than one course)
Par
Current Handicap
Competition Scratch Score (the club at which the competition is held will calculate this at the end of each competition)
Points Scored

8.3 It is the responsibility of the Player to obtain the Competition Scratch Score (CSS) from the club. The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to amend any incorrect CSS at any point during the season.

8.4 We will then calculate the Player's points score depending on the course par and the CSS on the day. For example, if they score 40 points, the par is 72 yet the CSS on the day is 74, they will have effectively scored 6 better than their handicap, 40-36 + (74-72) = 6, therefore they earn 6 points. However, if they score 40 points, the par is 72, yet the CSS is 70, they will have effectively only scored 2 better than their handicap, 40-36 + (70-72) = 2, therefore they earn 2 points.

8.5 Their score will be automatically added to their list of point's scores. All entries must be received within 28 days of the competition having taken place unless otherwise stated. Players can enter as many Club Competition Stableford scores as they wish.

8.6 The Player will have the opportunity when entering a score to submit a URL listing the official competition results (e.g. on the club website) or provide email contact details for their handicap secretary. Alternatively they can send a screen grab of the official results sheet to us. Importantly the player’s handicap, points score and the CSS must be clearly shown. The organisers of Flying Club Swingers will continue to try to verify directly with the clubs and through other score listing sites where necessary, but the final responsibility for verification within 28 days of the round will lie with the Player.

8.7 We are unable to accept scores from competitions which do not have a CSS and therefore do not qualify for handicapping purposes. All scores entered here must be from individual Stableford qualifying competitions. If in doubt, please ask your club.

8.8 Please note CONGU registered Open events which are qualifying for handicap purposes can be accepted in this category. It is the responsibility of the Player to provide all the necessary verification details required including confirmation of CSS. Please note it is also the responsibility of the Player to ensure they are playing off the correct handicap in any Club or Open events. We reserve the right to amend said handicap if required. Please refer to CONGU rules relating to Player responsibility where consecutive rounds are played without time for your club to amend your official handicap http://www.congu.com/faqs/players_responsibility.pdf

9. Match Play Scores (All Swingers)

9.1 All Swingers can enter Match Play scores.

9.2 When entering Match Play scores, the Player will be asked to provide the following information:

Date of Match
Name of Golf Club
Location
Course Name (if more than one course)
Current Handicap
Name of member played against and their handicap
Result
Result Detail (e.g. won 4&3, 2&1 etc)

9.3 Where a Player does not possess a current official handicap, both parties in the arranged Match must agree what handicap that Player should play off for the purposes of Match Play.

9.4 The handicap allowance for any Match Play competition is at the discretion of both Players.

9.5 Only Match Play scores can be entered when playing against another Swinger, where each hole is recorded as a win, a half (draw) or a loss and the player who wins the most holes wins the match. Both players must be registered on Flying Club Swingers.

9.6 The Player will be asked to complete a form attaching a scan of the scorecard signed by both members with their names and date clearly printed, which confirms consent to points 9.2, 9.3 and 9.4. If required, this can also be posted or emailed separately to the contact details displayed on the site. All completed entries must be received within 28 days of the match having taken place, unless otherwise stated. If the Player fails to provide the necessary verification within the 28 day period (i.e. the scorecard), the score will be deleted. It is the Player's responsibility to remember to send the necessary verification.

9.7 The winner of the match will receive 2 points, the loser will receive 0 points. If the match is halved, each player will receive 1 point.

9.8 A Player is only allowed to play the same Swinger twice in one season. However Swingers can play against any other Swinger in any of the Swingers Leagues (Europe and Rest of the World). Swingers can enter as many Match Play scores as they wish. If playing a fourball, Swingers may only submit one Match Play score from that round. In other words multi player matchplays within the same round of golf are not allowed. The exception to this rule is Swingers MatchPlay Cup matches – see term 31.

9.9 It is the responsibility of both players playing the match to submit their scores should they both wish for their score to count. In other words, if Player A submits a Match Play score, Player B will also have to submit that Match Play score on the Swingers site for their score to count.

9.10 We do not accept match play scores from official club competitions or against players who are not registered Swingers. Match Play submissions cannot be made from Society day and Gold member days. Match Plays can not be submitted from pitch and putt courses, although match plays from officially recognised 9 hole courses are allowed.

10. Swingers Society and Flying Club Gold Member Days Scores

10.1 With the exception of Swingers Society days, any US days and Flying Club Gold Member Days scores, Society and Corporate Days scores do not count towards your Golf League Points total.

10.2 If you are a Flying Club Swinger at the time of the Society, US or Gold member day, your score will be automatically entered into Flying Club Swingers and will count towards your Golf League Points total.

10.3 All Swingers competing in this year’s UK and US society days will be required to play off their lowest handicap in the preceeding 12 months of the day in question. For the US day conversions to the appropriate course handicap on the day will be based on the Swinger’s lowest handicap index in the preceding 12 months. This only relates to prizes on the day or the prize of a direct spot in the final. For scores subsequently submitted by us to a Swinger’s profile, those scores will be submitted based on their actual handicap at the time of the day in question (Official handicap or Swingers handicap where applicable).

10.4 All Gold day players will play off their current official handicap, and not their lowest handicap in the preceeding 12 months of the Gold day.

10.5 Any Fun Swingers who have changed to Europe Club Swingers in any previous season will be required to play any UK Society day off their last Fun Swingers handicap until such time as 3 qualifying Club Competition scores have been submitted to Swingers and verified, no matter how long the period is following the change. Any Europe Club Swingers changing to Fun Swingers should play off their last confirmed Club handicap until such time as a Swingers Handicap has been allocated.

10.6 There is no limit as to how many Swingers Society or Gold member days scores count. If you play in all the days, all the scores will be added to your Golf League Points.

10.7 Should you not be a Flying Club Swinger at the time of a Gold Member Day, but subsequently join, it will be your responsibility to ensure the score is submitted within 28 days of the score taking place.

10.8 Match Play submissions cannot be made from Society day and Gold member days.

10.9 Please note under new CONGU rules (dated 1st Jan 2017), all Swingers playing in a society day or Gold members playing in a Gold day have a responsibility to return their own society day or Gold day score to their club for handicap review. Players who ignore this responsibility could have their CONGU handicap suspended.

11. The Leaderboards and Handicap Divisions

11.1 There are four sections a Player can join – Rest of the World Club Swingers,, US Club Swingers, Europe Club Swingers, and Fun Swingers. Each of the Club sections will be in turn split into handicap divisions. European Club Swingers will be split into 3 handicap divisions – handicaps 0-9, handicaps 10-17, handicaps 18+. ROW Club and ROW US Club Swingers will each be split into 2 handicap divisions – handicaps 0-12, handicaps 13+ There will only be one division for Fun Swingers. Therefore in total there are 8 separate leaderboards.

11.2 Although the Player can decide which section they join (see point 3.1), the subsequent handicap division is determined by the player’s handicap (or handicap index) at the time of the first score. Once the first score has been entered and in turn the first handicap, the Player will remain in that handicap division for the remainder of the season irrespective of whether their handicap (either official or Swingers) moves up or down into another handicap division. For instance if I start in Europe Club Swingers handicap division 0-9 but my handicap increases to 12, I will remain in division 0-9 and will not move to division 10-18.

11.3. If a Player’s handicap is deemed incorrect on the first score submitted, the organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to amend the handicap appropriately and therefore place the Player in the appropriate handicap division where they will remain for the season.

11.4 For all scores submitted, a Player’s points score is automatically calculated and added to their list of points. However for all European Club scores nett under par, all US and Rest of the World scores, all Fun and all Match Play scores, the score will be flagged as requiring verification.

11.5 The league table calculates each Player’s six overall best point scores, which forms their total golf league points and therefore determines their position. The Player’s six best scores can include a maximum 3 best Match Play scores. Therefore in order for their total golf league points to increase, they need to submit a score better than one of their six previous best scores. For example, if so far a Player’s best scores are 4,4,4,3,2,1 making a total 18 points, if they score 4 points, their points total increases to 21 (4,4,4,4,3,2). If they score 1 point however, it remains at 18. Likewise, if they score 2pts for a Match Play win, this will also be included in their best 6 scores, as even if it was their fourth or more match play score, it would be one of their best 3 match play scores. Therefore in this instance their points total increases to 19 (4,4,4,3,2,2).

11.6 Please note a Player should still enter scores that don’t necessarily improve their total golf league points, because at the end of the season, any one still tied on points and bonus points will have the number of scores entered taken into account to determine who qualifies for the end of season Final. This includes Match Play scores submitted. If number of scores entered and bonus points are tied, then qualification for the Final and other Leaderboard prizes will be determined by the quality of the first valid score entered.

11.7 For a league position to count towards the end of season Final and other Leaderboard prizes as well as goody bags, a Player must have submitted a minimum of six qualifying scores.

11.8 Please note that as the site automatically converts all scores in to a points score, there are some safety mechanisms to ensure that scores entered are true. If a European Club Swingers score is 1 point or better, it will be flagged as ‘exceptional’. The Player will immediately receive a message to say that as the score is of this standard, it will appear on their profile as requiring verification and their league position will be shown in italics and will not count towards Final qualification or Leaderboard prizes until it has been verified by the administrator. Once verified, the points score will be shown as normal as will the leaderboard position. Please note if the score is 7 points or better (this applies to all types of scores), it will be ‘quarantined’. Again, the Player will immediately receive a message to say that the score will not appear on their profile or their league position until it has been verified. Once verified, the points score will be added.

11.9 All Match Play and Fun scores will be flagged as 'exceptional' and will require verification in the form of a completed scorecard, as detailed in Sections 4 & 9 of these Terms & Conditions. All US and ROW Club scores are shown as 'exceptional' until the score is verified by the adminstrators.

11.10 Any one in a qualifying position for the Final or for other Leaderboard Prizes at the end of the season will have all their scores checked by the organisers of Flying Club Swingers for a second time to ensure no incorrect scores or foul play has taken place. The organisers have the right to remove any such scores immediately and without warning in these circumstances.

11.11 By clicking on any player name in the league table, you will be able to view that player’s profile and list of points scores.


12. Updating A Player Profile/Dashboard

12.1 A Player’s profile/dashboard can be updated at any time during the season.

12.2 However, once a Player has chosen their region (Europe or Rest of the World including US) and subsequent league, they can not change leagues until the end of the Season subject to point 1.8.

12.3 A Player profile/dashboard will only ever display name, region/league, leaderboard position, golf club (if applicable), handicap (if applicable), location/area, photo, most embarrassing/funniest golf moment, Golfing achievements during the current season, top 5 courses, golfing destinations and golfers, and list of scores and bonus points.

12.4 A Player's image on their Player Profile/Dashboard should be an image of themselves. We reserve the right to remove any images which display advertising or are deemed inappropriate, obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others.

12.5 Any mini league created (see section 27) will only appear on the profile box of the creator and any of the mini league’s members’ profile boxes.

12.6 Swingers Prediction Competition choices however may appear in other sections of the website (see section 14).

12.7 Bonus points will be awarded for adding a profile picture (1pt), being available for match play (1pt), displaying funniest/most embarrassing golf moment (1pt), listing top 5’s (max 15pts) and displaying golfing achievements (1pt up to a maximum of 5pts).

13. Photo Competition

13.1 A Player can send the organisers of Flying Club Swingers pictures and descriptions of themselves which are golf related and deemed funny or scenic and suitable for viewing on the site. Each month we will choose the best picture and the winning Player will receive a pair of Dirty Dog sunglasses. A Player can enter as many times as they like.

13.2 The organisers of Flying Club Swingers do not condone breaking the rules of the game of golf and/or any golf clubs visited. The organisers will not be held responsible should a Player act outside of these rules.

13.3 The organisers of Flying Club Swingers reserve the right to not publish photos or captions if we deem them obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others.

13.4 Occasionally, we may run themed photo competitions on a particular topic for a separate prize. The same rules will apply.

13.5 In order to qualify for any prizes, the Player must have a Flying Club account with activity as described in point 1.19.

13.6 Bonus points will be awarded for submitting photos which are then deemed suitable (2pts each up to a maximum of 10pts).

13.7 The organiser’s decision is final.

14. Swingers Predictions Competition

14.1 A Player can select one golfer who they think will win each of 14 professional tournaments. If their selected golfer for that particular championship wins, they will be entered into a prize draw to win a Cleveland wedge.

14.2 If the Player chooses a golfer which no other Player has selected and that golfer wins the tournament in question, the Player will win the prize automatically.

14.3 The Player has the right to amend their choices up to our deadlines for each tournament which are as follows:

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard (deadline 15/03/2017 23:59)
World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play (deadline 21/03/2017 23:59)
Masters Tournament ( deadline 05/04/2017 23:59)
THE PLAYERS Championship (deadline 10/05/2017 23:59)
BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP (deadline 24/05/2017 23:59)
U.S. Open (deadline 14/06/2017 23:59)
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open (deadline 12/07/2017 23:59)
The Open Championship (deadline 19/07/2017 23:59)
World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational (deadline 02/08/2015 23:59)
PGA Championship (deadline 09/08/2017 23:59)
The Northern Trust (deadline 23/08/2017 23:59)
Dell Technologies Championship (deadline 31/08/2017 23:59)
BMW Championship (deadline 13/09/2017 23:59)
TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola (deadline 20/09/2017 23:59)

14.4 The list the Player will choose from contains the top 300 ranked players in the world as of 22 January 2017, together with the winners of all majors in the last 10 years. Not all these players will qualify for each tournament so it is the responsibility of each Player to work out the qualification procedure for each tournament which can be found on the official tournament websites.

14.5 If this list does not contain a Player’s favourite, and they have good reason to believe that golfer will qualify for the tournament in question, the Player needs to email details of that golfer to golf@flyingclubevents.com and if the organisers agree that the golfer has a good chance of playing in the tournament, that golfer will be added to the list.

14.6 In the event that no one picks the winner, those Players who’s choice came second will be entered into a prize draw to decide the prize winner. If no one picks the runner-up, the process moves to the third place player in the tournament and so on.

14.7 In order to qualify for any prizes, the Player must have a Flying Club account with activity as described in point 1.19.

14.8 Bonus points will be awarded for each prediction made (1pt up to a maximum of 14 pts).

14.9 The organiser’s decision is final.

15. Shot in a Million Competition

15.1 A player who scores a hole-in-one and enter into the Shot in a Million Competition (the "Competition") can win a 3 day car rental with Hertz rental car at the winner’s chosen destination.

15.2 This prize is available to all Swingers.

15.3 In order to enter the Competition, players must send a signed, dated scorecard which indicates their hole-in-one and a letter verifying the hole-in-one from the golf club (this must be on club headed paper). These can be emailed or posted to the contact details on the site.

15.4 The first three entries received [at the start of each] calendar month will each be awarded the Prize.

15.5 All hole-in-ones must have taken place between 3 December 2016 and 24 September 2017.

15.6 All submissions must be received within 28 days of the hole-in-one having taken place.

15.7 In order to qualify for any prizes, the Player must have a Flying Club account with activity as described in point 1.19.

15.8 The Prize Rental must be taken before 31st December 2017.

15.9 15.9 The Prize must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance and is The following blackout dates apply: from 14th – 17th April, 28th April – 1st May, 26 – 30th May and 25th 28th August 2017.

15.10 The prize is inclusive of Unlimited Mileage, Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Protection, Location Charge, Vehicle Road Fund tax and VAT.

15.11 The prize does not include fuel, refuelling service charges or optional extras such as child seats or GPS.

15.12 The 3 day weekend rental will consist of 3 full days including a Saturday, or maximum spend of £200; no refund will be given.

15.13 The winner may choose any size car up to a large saloon car (group D in the UK, equivalent overseas).Hertz reserves the right to substitute an alternative car in the same group.

15.14 The winner must be aged 25 or over, with a full valid driving licence held for at least two years with no endorsements and a credit card for security/deposit purposes. Alternatively the winner may nominate a driver who meets the criteria stipulated.

15.15 This prize is subject to availability, is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be provided.

15.16 All standard booking and rentals Hertz terms and conditions apply.

15.16 Hertz reserves the right to change prizes without prior notice.

15.17 The organisers decision is final.


16. Swingers ‘Good for Golf’ Competition

16.1 A Player can email us details of someone who they deem has done something good in golf, whether that involves improving the game of golf at their golf club or in the community or simply offering outstanding customer service in golf over the years.

16.2 One nomination per month will receive the Swingers ‘Good for Golf’ award and this award is open to anyone in any Virgin Atlantic destination worldwide.

16.3 Each nomination will be judged on the following criteria:

a) Real passion in their role within golf, always prepared to go the extra mile
b) Can-do attitude and always showing a positive approach
c) Real creativity and forward-thinking
d) Inspiration to others through their passion, energy and personality
e) a great team player
f) Always listens and treats everyone with respect
g) Provides exceptional customer service

16.4 The monthly winner will win a trophy from Virgin Atlantic whilst the nominator will win a £100 worth of Stewart Golf vouchers.

16.5 The nominator must have a Flying Club account with activity as described in point 1.19.

16.6 The nominated does not need to be a Flying Club member, and there will no requirement for that person to join Flying Club once the prize has been awarded.

16.7 Bonus points will be awarded for each nomination made (2pts each up to a maximum of 10pts).

17. Top 5’s Competition

17.1 Each month, the organisers will choose a particular Player’s Top 5, and award that Player a prize consisting of a Cleveland Wedge.

17. 2 The Player chosen must have a Flying Club account with activity as described in point 1.19.

17.3 The winner’s top 5 may be featured in the newsletter and on the Latest News page.

17.4 The organiser’s decision is final.

17.5 Bonus points will be awarded for each nomination made (1pt each up to a maximum of 15pts).

18. Earning Bonus Points

18.1 The bonus points total is used to determine league positions if players are tied on the same number of points.

18.2 A Player can earn bonus points, which are added to their bonus points total, by a) playing golf at a Virgin Atlantic destination or b) by playing golf with an overseas Swinger at a Virgin Atlantic destination. The Player must have flown long haul with Virgin Atlantic to this destination. Virgin Atlantic destinations are: Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Shanghai, Cuba, Jamaica, Antigua, St Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Tobago, Cancun, Lagos, Johannesburg, Dubai, Hong Kong, Delhi.

18.3 To earn the bonus points as mentioned in 18.2, Players must send electronic photo evidence of themselves playing at the golf club or resort (with their overseas playing partner if applicable) together with their flight dates. They will then have their flight details checked. We can only verify their booking/playing, if a) they have quoted their Flying Club number at the time of booking, and b) that the class of travel is a qualifying flight earning miles and registering as an activity on their Flying Club account. As well as being able to upload the photo on the page, this photo can also be emailed separately to the contact details displayed on the site. If their submission does not prove beyond all reasonable doubt that they actually played at the venue and flew Virgin Atlantic, they will be requested to send a venue scorecard signed and dated by themselves. To assist us all Swingers applying for bonus points as mentioned in 18.2 must have a current profile picture and if they are applying for bonus points based on playing with an overseas Swinger, the overseas Swinger in question must also have a current profile picture so that we are able to identify the Swinger(s) in question. All submissions must have taken place during the current season (3 December 2016 – 24 September 2017).

18.4 Once verified by us, we will add 30 bonus points to the Player’s bonus points total if playing with an overseas Swinger and 25 bonus points if simply playing at a Virgin Atlantic destination.

18.5 A Player may also earn 3 bonus points by recommending a friend to join Flying Club Swingers. The 3 bonus points will only be awarded once the recommended friend has registered as a Flying Club Swinger and has submitted their first verified score. If that score is at a later stage deemed incorrect or not verified, the 3 bonus points will be removed from the Player who has recommended the friend. The Player who has recommended the friend must also have submitted a valid score for the bonus points to count. The recommended friend must register with exactly the same email address as the recommender submitted to Flying Club Swingers. Failure to do so (including spelling mistakes) will result in bonus points not being allocated to the Player recommending.

18.6 A Player may also earn one bonus point by submitting a corporate or society day scorecard (excluding Swingers and Flying Club Gold Member Day scores). All corporate and society days must be submitted within 28 days of the round taking place. All scorecards must also clearly state the date of the event and the name of the corporate day or society day and be signed by a playing partner. Please note a Society Day requires 12 or more participants to be classed as a Society Day which qualifies for Bonus Points. The maximum number of bonus points that can be earnt through submission of corporate or society day scorecards is 10pts.

18.7 A Player may also earn one bonus point by submitting a 9 hole round scorecard or a scorecard from a course with a par of 64 or less. All such rounds must be submitted within 28 days of the round taking place. All scorecards must also clearly state the date of the round and be signed by a playing partner. The maximum number of bonus points that can be earnt through submission of 9 hole rounds or rounds with a course par of 64 or less is 10pts.

18.8 Bonus points are also awarded for the following:

a) adding a profile picture (1pt)
b) showing your funniest/most embarrassing golf moment on your profile (1pt)
c) making yourself available for match play (1pt)
d) setting up your own mini league with a minimum 4 attendees (1pt, points not awarded for additional mini leagues)
e) submitting a discussion point thread or comment (1pt each up to a maximum 10pts)
f) submitting a course review (1pt each up to a maximum 10pts)
g) Taking part in the Swingers Prediction Competition (1pt per tournament, maximum 15pts)
h) Submitting a photo competition entry (2pts each up to a maximum 10pts)
i) Submitting a Swingers ‘Good for Golf’ nomination (2pts each up to a maximum 10pts)
j) Submitting your Top 5 courses, golfing destinations and golfers (5pts for each top 5 up to a maximum 15pts)
k) Submitting any golfing achievements outside of Swingers from the current season (1pt each up to a maximum 5pts)

18.9 We reserve the right to remove any comments and other copy if we deem them offensive or inappropriate, and likewise any photographs if we deem them obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others. In the event they are removed any bonus points awarded for those photos or comments and copy will be removed from the Player’s total.

18.10 From time to time, we may run promotional bonus points competitions where additional bonus points are available.

18.11. If a Player has won a prize through the site to a promoted venue, they may not then submit an entry for bonus points when claiming that prize.

18.12 Only one submission per Virgin Atlantic trip is allowed for each of ‘Playing on a Virgin Atlantic trip’ or Playing an Overseas Swinger on a Virgin Atlantic trip’. A Player can recommend as many friends as they like and will receive bonus points for every recommended friend who enters a verified score having registered using exactly the same email address as recommended.

18.13 'Good for Golf', ‘Playing on a Virgin Atlantic trip’ and ‘Playing an Overseas Swinger on a Virgin Atlantic Trip’ bonus points applications will be published on the Gallery. However, we reserve the right to not publish photos or captions if we deem them obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others.

18.14 All bonus points submissions must be received complete with supplementary evidence by 0900 on Monday 25 September 2017. All entries that qualify for bonus points must have taken place within the timescales stated for each category.

18.15 In order to qualify for any prizes, the Player must have a Flying Club account with activity as described in point 1.19.

18.16 The administrator’s decision is final.

19. Arranging A Match Play (Swingers around the World)

19.1 In order to find fellow Flying Club Swingers to play a round of golf with, we have provided a Player Search facility. By searching for players within a chosen area, Players can click on listed players to view their player profile, as they can by clicking on their name on the scoreboard.

19.2 Within the player profile/dashboard, a member can submit a message by clicking the link. Although for privacy reasons, we do not provide email addresses, we will forward the Player’s message on to the relevant member. Any reply will be sent back via us, at which stage it is up to Players whether to disclose their contact details to each other.

19.3 If a Player does not want to be contacted by other Players, they can indicate this on creation of the Player profile/dashboard. Should a Player not wish to be contacted, a link to submit a message will not appear on their Player profile/dashboard.

19.4 One bonus point is awarded to Players who are available for Match Play. The bonus point is automatically removed if the Player then changes their status to unavailable.

20. Player of the Month Award

20.1 A Player of the Month award will be given to the one Player who have made the biggest impact on Flying Club Swingers during the relevant period. The organiser’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

20.2 The chosen Player will be interviewed and their pictures and answers will be displayed for the rest of the season. For a player to be chosen, they must agree to have their photograph and interview displayed, and they must have a picture displayed on their Player profile.

20.3 The chosen Player will receive a prize from Explanar.

20.4 A Player of the Season will also be chosen for their overall performance and loyalty during the Swingers Season. The winner must not have already qualified for the final. The winner will be chosen by the organisers, and the organisers decision is final.

20.5 In order to qualify for any prizes, the Player must have a Flying Club account with activity as described in point 1.19.

21. Roll of Honour Award

21.1 Each month the Roll of Honour Award winner will be chosen from a shortlist of those Players who have submitted golfing achievements to their Player Profile which took place outside of Swingers during the month in question.

21.2. The golfing achievement must have taken place between 3 December 2016 and 24 September 2017 and must not have any direct link with Swingers. In other words you would not be shortlisted for submitting a great competition score which subsequently gave you a great Swingers score, or for winning one of our Society or Gold days. You may however be shortlisted for winning a non-Swingers related competition at your club – e.g. a mixed foursomes, a roll-up etc. The organiser’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

21.3 The chosen winner may be interviewed and their pictures and answers may be displayed on the Roll of Honour page for the rest of the season. For a player to be awarded the prize, they must agree to have their photograph and interview displayed, and they must have a picture displayed on their Player profile.

21.4 The winner will receive a prize from SkyCaddie.

21.5 In order to qualify for any prizes, the Player must have a Flying Club account with activity as described in point 1.19.

22. Swingers Ambassador Award

22.1 Each month our partner Srixon will select one Swinger who will represent their brand and Swingers in an ambassadorial role. The Ambassador is chosen from a shortlist provided by the organiers.

22.2. To apply for the role, Swingers must email golf@flyingclubevents.com the reasons why they would make a good ambassador.

22.3 The winner is chosen based on their loyalty to the brands in question, as well as their ability to promote the brands across all avenues going forward including but not limited to at their golf club, at golf days and on golf tours, and importantly on social media.

22.4 The winner will receive a personalised Srixon Swingers Tour Bag, Srixon towel and 6 caps as well as a year's supply (6 Dozen) of the AD333 Tour ball.

22.5 The winner will be expected to provide a 300 word report on their experiences with the product and as an ambassador, and the report should also include photographs relating to the role.

22.6 At the end of the season, an Ambassador of the Year will be announced, who will be the Ambassador from Season 14 who has perfomed the best in their role in the eyes of Srixon and the organisers of Flying Club Swingers.

22.7 The ambassador of the year will win a custom set of irons. Further details of specific terms and conditions relating to this prize will be announced in due course.

22.8 The organiser’s decision is final.

23. Latest Golf News, Swingers News & Twitter Feed

23.1 The Latest Swingers News page will provide all the latest news on Flying Club Swingers, any updates on the league itself, and sponsors news. All information provided is to our knowledge correct at the time of writing and does not necessarily reflect the views of the administrators or Virgin Atlantic.

23.2 The Swingers twitter feed will provide real time news on Flying Club Swingers and interaction from our Twitter followers, both Swingers and non-Swingers. All information provided is to our knowledge correct at the time of writing and does not necessarily reflect the views of the administrators or Virgin Atlantic.

23.3 The Latest Golf News is provided by Sky Sports (www.sky.com) and BBC Sport (www.bbc.co.uk) and does not necessarily reflect the views of the administrators or Virgin Atlantic.

23.4 The Team Europe and Team Rest of the World pages will provide any news specific to each region, plus news and views from the appointed captains, and profiles of the chosen teams. All information provided is to our knowledge correct at the time of writing and does not necessarily reflect the views of the administrators or Virgin Atlantic.

24. Gallery

24.1 The Gallery will show a selection of golf photography, as well as bonus point earning photographs and player profile pictures. All information provided does not necessarily reflect the views of the administrators or Virgin Atlantic.

24.2 We reserve the right to not publish photos or captions if we deem them obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others.

25. Discussion Board

25.1 A Player can create their own discussion thread which can be commented on further by themselves and other Players.

25.2 Any discussion thread or comment submitted is subject to our house rules (see point 25.3)

25.3 We reserve the right to delete contributions which are:

• Considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others
• Racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
• Contain swear words or other language likely to offend
• Could break the law or condone or encourage unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright, defamation and contempt of court
• Advertise products or services for profit or gain
• Seen to impersonate someone else
• Include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses
• Are written in anything other than English - other languages, including Welsh and Gaelic, may only be used where expressly permitted
• Contain links to other websites which break our Editorial Guidelines
• Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others
• Are considered to be 'spam', that is posts containing the same or similar, message posted multiple times
• Are considered to be off-topic for the blog

25.4 We welcome feedback, both positive and negative, about our golf league but please make sure your comments are in line with the above House Rules. Repeatedly posting personal or offensive comments about individual members of the public may be considered harassment. We reserve the right to remove such messages. By continuing you are indicating that you have read, understand and agree to abide by the House Rules laid out above. If you do not agree please do not submit your comment(s).

25.5 Persistent offenders may not be allowed to participate in Swingers.

25.6 The discussion board threads and comments do not necessarily reflect the views of the administrators or Virgin Atlantic.

25.7 One bonus point is automatically awarded for each comment and thread posted up to a maximum 10 bonus points each for this category. We reserve the right to remove any comments or threads which we deem not worthy of bonus points either because they are one word answers or because they contravene our house rules (see point 25.3). Any removal of comments or threads will automatically remove the relevant bonus points awarded.

25.8 The organiser’s decision is final.

26. Recommend A Friend

26.1 A Player can recommend a friend to become a Flying Club Swinger. By entering their friend’s email address in the box provided, the Player agrees that the administrators can send one email to the friend providing information on Flying Club Swingers.

26.2 The recommended friend will receive an email providing a link to both Flying Club Swingers and if the friend is not already a Flying Club member, the Flying Club home page.

26.3 Should the friend choose not to join Flying Club or indeed Flying Club Swingers, no further correspondence will be sent to that person.

26.4 The Player will earn 3 bonus points should the recommended friend not only join Flying Club Swingers but also enter a validated score. If the friend joins Flying Club Swingers but does not enter a validated score, no bonus points will be awarded to the Player. Should the friend enter a score which is deemed incorrect or not valid, no bonus points will be awarded to the Player. Please note, for bonus points to be awarded, the recommender must also have entered a validated score.

26.5 We reserve the right to remove a Player’s bonus points if it becomes evident that a score entered by a recommended friend is no longer valid.

26.6 The Player will only receive bonus points if the recommended friend registers with the exact same email address as the Player submitted in the Recommend a Friend box. This email address also has to be the email address in the friend's player profile at the time of submitting their first score. We cannot award bonus points where the Player has submitted the wrong email address by mistake or has spelt the email address incorrectly.

26.7 Bonus points will not be awarded for recommending any friends who have been registered Swingers in Season 13.

27. Mini-leagues

27.1 A Player can set up his own mini-league at any point during the season.

27.2 A Player can invite both existing Swingers and non-Swingers to join their mini-league although a non-Swinger must first join Flying Club Swingers before joining the Player’s mini-league.

27.3 The mini-league is private to the Player who has created it and the other Swingers who have joined it. It will not be viewable by anyone else.

27.4 The Player can invite a maximum 100 persons (100 individual email addresses) to join their mini-league. The maximum has been set at 100 to avoid spamming.

27.5 Any non-Swinger invited to join a mini-league will receive a Recommend a Friend email which will be subject to the terms in Section 26.

27.6 A mini league member’s scores are the scores from that Players main Swingers league. In other words, a European Club Swinger with 6 golf league points will also have 6 points on the mini-league. Swingers from all Swingers leagues can compete in the same mini-league.

27.7 No prizes are offered for the winners of a Player’s mini-league, although the mini-league organizer can arrange their own prizes if they so wish, although these should be in accordance with R&A Amateur competition rules (see www.randa.org).

27.8 One bonus point will be awarded to any Player who has 4 or more fellow participants in their mini league. The maximum number of bonus points is one, and additional bonus points will not be awarded for additional mini leagues created.

27.9 Should a participant leave a Player’s league and the number of participants fall below 4, the bonus point will automatically be removed until such time as a fourth participant joins.

28. Course Reviews

28.1 A Player can upload their own course reviews on to the site to include photographs, and other Players can comment on those reviews.

28.2 We reserve the right to remove any comments which are deemed offensive or inappropriate, and likewise any photographs if we deem them obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others.

28.3 Persistent offenders may not be allowed to participate in Swingers.

28.4 The views expressed within the course reviews and marks given do not necessarily reflect the views of the administrators or Virgin Atlantic.

28.5 Bonus points will be awarded for each course review submitted (1pt up to a maximum of 10pts). We reserve the right to remove reviews if we deem them not worthy of bonus points.

29. Pro tips and ‘Ask the Pro’

29.1 During the season, one or more Gleneagles golf professionals will provide their thoughts and tips on the game of golf. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the administrators or Virgin Atlantic.

29.2 A Player has the opportunity to email a question to the Pro. Each month the Pro will answer his favourite question and the questioner will receive a gift from Gleneagles.

29.3 The question should be no more than 50 words long.

29.4 We reserve the right to not publish questions if we deem them obscene, pornographic or liable to harm or cause offence to others.

29.5 The organiser’s decision is final.

30. Season Dates & Final Qualification

30.1 For the purposes of all competitions, the Season will run from Saturday 3 December 2016 until Sunday 24 September 2017. Any scores entered or bonus point submissions must have taken place during this time period. During the season, Players have 28 days from the date of their round to enter their scores complete with scorecards, green fee tickets/receipts, other forms of verification or photos if necessary (unless otherwise stated). Please note the final date for any submissions including prize and bonus point entries will be 0900 on Monday 25 September 2017. All scores and bonus point submissions must be verified by this time.

30.2 22 players will qualify for the Season 14 final taking place between 13 to 16 November 2017 – 11 from a combination of Rest of the World and US Club Swingers handicap divisions and potentially Fun Swingers (if a ROW Swinger is in a qualifying spot on the Fun leaderboard) and 11 from a combination of Europe Club Swingers handicap divisions and potentially Fun Swingers (if a Europe Swinger is in a qualifying spot on the Fun leaderboard). A minimum 3 players from each of Europe Club Division 1, ROW Club Division 1 and US Club Division 1 will be guaranteed a spot in the final. The final overall split between the leagues and divisions will be based on the number of active members in each league and division on Thursday 24 August 2017. The remaining European team place will be taken by the Europe Swinger obtaining the best aggregate stableford score from 2 of any of the 4 UK Society days. The organiser’s decision is final. The remaining ROW team place will be taken by the US or ROW Swinger obtaining the best stableford score from the US day. The organiser's decision is final. All spots assume those in the qualifying positions within each league have taken the necessary qualifying flights. Although in many cases we will continue down the leaderboards if the top placed Swingers have not taken qualifying flights, we do not guarantee this.

30.3 The Europe Swinger with the best aggregate score from any two UK Society days will qualify directly for the S14 Final subject to taking the necessary qualifying flights as stated in 1.18. Should that Swinger not have taken the necessary qualifying flights, their space will go to the Europe Swinger with the next best aggregate score and so on. Should that Swinger subsequently qualify through the main Swingers leaderboard at the end of the season, their space will go to the Swinger next on that particular leaderboard subject to that Swinger taking the necessary qualifying flights as stated in 1.18. In the event of two or more Swingers having tied aggregate scores at the conclusion of the society days, the Swinger with the highest Stableford score in the day that the Swingers in question both played will be deemed the qualifer. If the Swingers both played the same days, it is the final day that they both played that will be deemed to count in this tie break situation. If this score is also tied, a countback situation will then take place where the back 9 score on that specific day they both played will count towards qualification followed by back 6,3 and if necessary 1. Please note a CSS will be calculated for each day and stableford scores adjusted accordingly.

30.4 The ROW/US Swinger with the best score from the US day will qualify directly for the S14 Final subject to taking the necessary qualifying flights as stated in 1.18. If the ROW/US Swinger in question does not already have the necessary qualifying flights showing on their account, they must be able to show that they have the necessary qualifying flights booked to take place within the required dates and that that booking is under their own Flying Club number. Should that ROW/US Swinger not have taken or booked the necessary qualifying flights, their space will go to the ROW/US Swinger with the next best score and so on. Should the ROW/US Swinger also be in a qualifying position on the main Swingers leaderboard at the end of the season, their space will go to the ROW/US Swinger next on that particular leaderboard subject to that ROW/US Swinger taking the necessary qualifying flights as stated in 1.18. In the event of two or more ROW/US Swingers having tied scores at the conclusion of the US day, a countback situation will take place where the back 9 score will count towards qualification followed by back 6,3 and if necessary 1. If the ROW Swinger has not booked or taken the necessary qualifying flights as required, they will not then have the opportunity to book the necessary qualifying flights after the event. The final place will be given to the next best ROW/US Swinger on the day who has taken or booked the necessary qualifying flights as stated 1.18.

30.5 Additional prizes will be awarded to a number of Swingers in each league who have just missed out on a place in the final. Full details on the prizes on offer will be announced over the course of the summer via all communication channels.

30.6 In order to qualify for the final, the Player must have taken the necessary qualifying flights as described in point 1.18, be aged 18 years or above and have entered the minimum requirement of 6 validated scores.

30.7 In order to qualify for any other prizes, the Player must have a Flying Club account with activity as described in points 1.19 and 1.20 and have entered the minimum requirement of 6 validated scores.

30.8 The final will consist of foursomes on day one, fourball matches on day two and Singles matches on day three, where one point will be awarded for a match won, and half a point for a match drawn. Scores from all three days will be combined to determine the overall winning team. All finalists will use their own official handicap or handicap index upon providing up to date proof of that handicap. All Fun Swingers will use their current Swingers handicaps. Whether the competition is based on CONGU handicap rules or USGA rules will depend on the location of the final.

30.9 All qualifiers will be informed by 27 September 2017 and will be required to provide passport details and acceptance by 0900 on 29 September 2017.

30.10 The trip to the final in Florida will consist of the following for:

European Swingers – a return economy flight to Orlando from London Gatwick, transfers to the venue, 3 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, beverages during functions and 3 rounds of golf. Travel to and from the departure airport is at the qualifier’s expense. Any purchases from the golf resort’s shops, additional activities, food or drink or any room incidentals (to include but not limited to mini bar, telephone calls, room service, pay per view movies) will be payable by the qualifier.

ROW Swingers – a return economy flight to Orlando from your nearest Virgin Atlantic serviced airport, transfers to the venue, 3 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, beverages during functions, and 3 rounds of golf. Please note all Swingers living in a country/area not serviced by Virgin Atlantic will be expected to fund their own travel to their nearest Virgin Atlantic serviced airport. Travel to and from the departure airport is at the qualifier’s expense. Any purchases from the golf resort’s shops, additional activities, food or drink or any room incidentals (to include but not limited to mini bar, telephone calls, room service, pay per view movies) will be payable by the qualifier.

US Swingers - a return economy flight to Orlando from a local airport chosen by Virgin Atlantic, transfers to the venue, 3 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, beverages during functions, and 3 rounds of golf. Travel to and from the departure airport is at the qualifier’s expense. Any purchases from the golf resort’s shops, additional activities, food or drink or any room incidentals (to include but not limited to mini bar, telephone calls, room service, pay per view movies) will be payable by the qualifier.

30.11 Please note that under no circumstances will travel arrangements be amended to allow for extended stays at the venue. Please also note that under no circumstances will qualifiers be allowed to bring a guest or partner to stay with them at the venue during the event. All qualifiers are also expected to provide their own travel insurance for this trip.

30.12 Supplementary prizes at the Final including any sponsors’ prizes will be at the discretion of the organisers.

30.13 The organiser’s decision on qualification for the Final is final.

30.14 Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd reserves the right to publish any photographs or video footage taken at the final either on the Flying Club Swingers website or for the purposes of any promotion or advertising on the Virgin Atlantic website or elsewhere as we see fit.

30.15 Specific Prize Flight Terms & Conditions for the finals are as follows:

1. The prize flight for UK finalists will consist of one Virgin Atlantic Economy round trip ticket from London Gatwick to Orlando for travel on 13 and 16 November 2017. The prize flight for ROW and US finalists will be as described in term 30.10.
2. This promotion is open to Flying Club Swingers aged 18 or over, except for employees of the Virgin Group or any companies or agencies directly connected with the creation of and administration of this promotion or their families.
3. All UK finalists and ROW finalists travelling through London Gatwick must travel on the same flight and on the same date as the rest of the Team.
4. No Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles will be awarded for travel under this competition.
5. The Prize Winner will be entirely responsible for their own visa, passport, and insurance requirements.
6. The Prize Winner will abide by and be subject to Virgin Atlantic's published Conditions of Carriage, which are available from any Virgin Atlantic office. Virgin Atlantic flight schedules are subject to change without notice.
7. The Prize Tickets for UK finalists are for travel in Economy only and cannot be upgraded to any other class.
8. The prize is non-transferable to another family member or any other named person and cannot be sold, bartered or substituted for any other prize.
9. In event of an infringement of these Terms & Conditions or Virgin Atlantic's Conditions of Carriage by the prize winner or their companion, Virgin Atlantic reserves the right to withdraw the right to further tickets.
10. If the prize is not redeemed, no alternative tickets will be issued and no compensation will be provided.
11. Once a booking has been confirmed no changes are permitted. If a booking is cancelled no alternative tickets will be issued and the tickets for that calendar year will be deemed to have been used. For the avoidance of doubt, no compensation and/or refund will be provided.
12. The Prize Tickets may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion or promotional fare mounted by Virgin Atlantic or any third party.
13. Once the Prize Tickets have been issued Virgin Atlantic shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations caused by (but not limited to) weather conditions, fire, flood, strike, hurricane, industrial dispute, war, terrorist activity, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, or any other circumstances beyond the control of Virgin Atlantic.
14. The Prize Winner accepts the prize at their own risk.
15. Virgin Atlantic reserves the right to withdraw or cancel this competition at any time.

These Terms & Conditions are subject to English Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

31. Swingers Match Play Cup

31.1 The format of the Swingers Match Play Cup is betterball match play, where the best net score of the four players each hole wins that hole for their pair.

31.2 All official current club handicaps or, if Fun Swingers, current Swingers handicaps should be used. Players will receive an allowance of 90% of the full difference in handicaps with shots taken from the lowest handicap in each fourball.

31.3 Any ladies playing in the match may receive additional shots on their handicap dependent on the difference in SSS between the Ladies and Mens' tees. Therefore if the Mens SSS is 70 and the Ladies is 73, Ladies will receive 3 additional shots. The allowance of 90% of the full difference is then applied following this.

31.4 All results should be emailed to golf@flyingclubevents.com within 24 hours by the winning pair declaring their match score.

31.5 All Southern based Swingers should enter the southern section, all northern based Swingers should enter the northern section. Those based in the Midlands may choose whether they wish to join the northern or southern section. This competition is limited to mainland UK Swingers only.

31. 6 The home drawn team is responsible for arranging the fixture. If for any reason the fixture is not played by the deadline, a toss of the coin will decide who proceeds through to the next round.

31. 7 If one team has been deemed to have made a reasonable effort to have arranged a fixture (by offering at least 3 dates), and the opposing team has not communicated availability or is unable to play on the dates given then the organisers may decide to award a walk over. The organisers decision is final.

31.8 All entries agree to have their email addresses and mobile numbers circulated amongst other entries.

31.9 The draw will not be seeded.

31.10 All entries must be received by Monday 27th March and are limited to the first 16 pairs to apply in each section. There is no entrance fee.

31.11 All Swingers match play scores can be entered as official Swingers match plays on a Swingers’ profile irrespective of it being a betterball result, and irrespective of whether they have played either of their opponents in a Swingers singles match play. These match plays will count as one of the 3 match plays allowed as part of a Swinger’s 6 qualifying scores, and it is up to the Swinger in question to submit the score within 28 days of the round.

31.12 The winners of the North and South sections will each receive a trophy and other prizes as the organisers see fit.

31.13 Failure to comply with any of these terms will result in a pair being removed from the Swingers Match Play Cup and a walk over given to their last opponents.

32. General Terms & Conditions

32.1 The first 150 Swingers (whether Europe or ROW) to submit six validated scores (not bonus point submissions) will receive a goody bag containing a range of gifts from our sponsors. All goody bags will be dispatched in the summer of 2017. You will receive confirmation by email if you are one of the first 150 to submit six scores which have been validated.

32.2 To ensure that the prizes for all competitions during the season are distributed amongst as many Flying Club Swingers as possible, each Swinger is limited to a maximum two competition wins if deemed necessary (excluding the final and leaderboard prizes).

32.3 In order to qualify for any prizes (excluding the final), the Player must have a Flying Club account with activity as described in points 1.19.

32.4 Should a Swinger ask to have their registration removed, they will be unable to rejoin Flying Club Swingers until the start of a new season.

32.5 Virgin Atlantic have announced changes to their 'Golf Clubs travel free' policy. For travel after 31 August 2016, only registered Flying Club Swingers will be able to take their golf bags without charge on Virgin Atlantic flights. In order to prove you are a Flying Club Swinger, you will need to take a print out of your Swingers profile page, 'to the airport check in or show your profile via your mobile device at check in. We therefore highly recommend that if you haven't already done so you add a profile picture to your profile page before travel.

32.6 Your Flying Club membership is valid for three years following your first Virgin Atlantic or partner earning or spending activity in your account. Both your miles and membership will remain active, provided that you complete an earning or spending activity in any three-year period. Earning and spending activities that are subsequently cancelled will not count as a valid activity (including any refunded spend miles and/or miles earned as a result of a customer relations grievance). Your account validity will revert to three years from any previous earn or spend activity. If you do not have a Virgin Atlantic or Partner earning or spending activity in any three-year period, we will close your account and terminate your membership without notifying you. Any mileage in your account at this date will expire and cannot be transferred to any other account at the point of expiry or in the future. If your membership does expire, this does affect your ability to register for Flying Club Swingers as you need to be a live Flying Club member to participate.

32.7 The minimum age to be a Flying Club member is 12. This applies to the minimum age to be a Flying Club Swinger as well.

32.8 The administrators reserve the right to amend the website, the format of Flying Club Swingers and the Terms & Conditions at any time.

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