Penalty Criteria

Effective 1 April, 2014

Due to the large membership of our Torrey Pines Men's Golf Club (TPMGC), it is the duty of the TPMGC Board to ensure that tournament spots are fairly distributed and to make sure that all allocated tournament spots are used during oversubscribed events. It Is the member's responsibility to check the TPMGC website for tournament tee time assignments and possible changes up through the date of the tournament.

Members who remain on a tournament wait list after Tee assignments have been assigned are agreeing to take any tee time, which may become available up to the day before the tournament. Members that are allocated a tournament spot or assigned from the wait list and fail to cancel by the deadline or fail to show up at the course and pay their entry fee and tournament fee will be subject to a penalty.

First occurrence

Member will be subject to a $25 penalty and automatic suspension from playing in the next Torrey Pines home event (Weekday tournament penalty dates for Weekday penalties and Weekend tournament penalty dates for Weekend penalties). Members on the penalty list are suspended from all TPMGC home play (weekday and weekend) until being cleared from the penalty list.

Second occurrence within a rolling 12 month period

Member will be subject to a $25 penalty and automatic suspension from the next two Torrey Pines home tournaments.

Additional occurrences within a rolling 12 month period

Member will be subject to a $25 penalty and suspension from the next four TPMGC home tournaments. Members exceeding three penalties within a rolling 12 month period will be subject to board action and possible suspension from all tournament play. This policy is in effect for all TPMGC tournaments both home and away.

Penalty Balance

Members with outstanding penalty balances are ineligible to participate in all TPMGC events until their balance is settled. Members with outstanding penalty balances are ineligible for TPMGC membership renewal until settled.

Penalty list members waiting out their home tournament suspensions may pay the current penalty fee and be eligible to sign up for away events only. Penalized members will remain on the penalty list until clearing their home tournament suspension(s).


Cancellations for all TPMGC tournaments must be made on the website using the Tournament Cancellation tab on the signup sheet page before the stated cancellation date and time for the desired tournament. Members needing to cancel after the designated website cancellation time may email the designated tournament chairman to declare their cancellation.

Excuses and Exceptions

No excuses will be accepted if cancellations are made after the posted tournament cancellation times or if the member fails to show up for their tee assignment. Normal closing of the golf courses to golf carts due to preparation for Professional tournaments is not an exception. An exception will be made if the Torrey Pines Golf Course administration decides to restrict golf cart operations due to weather condition.

Penalized members seeking an exemption for extenuating circumstances may email the TPMGC President with verifiable, detailed information about their reason for seeking relief. The information will be discussed in committee and ruled on. The final ruling will be emailed to the requesting member.

Approved by Board of Directors April 2014